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by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 37
Views: 880

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

I think in these kind of conversations about such sensitive and profound topics, like the role of the Guru, I tend to here a lot of, in my opinion, I think this, in my view .. I think we should do less of this , and base our understanding directly on the teachings of these Great teachers who have p...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1680

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

No one can agree to what constitutes an anything though, I mean the same is true of politics etc. Yup. So where are the "advantages" that Buddhism confers to it's followers if they act no differently than everybody else? Not all do, and as it's impossible for most of us to see the outcomes of said ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1680

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

As for pratyekabuddhas, a lot of Mahayana doesn't consider pratyekabuddhas awakened. Lotus Sutra for instance, doesn't consider Hinayana, Pratyekabuddhayana, or even Bodhisattvayana to lead to bodhi. Only Buddhayana leads to bodhi. Which supports my statement that Buddhists cannot even agree as to ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 37
Views: 880

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

That'd be like a room of people with exceptionally poor eyesight giving one another directions on how to get to the next town, then trying to get there on the busiest street.. bad idea. Probably also the reason that the sangha we take refuge in is primarily the arya sangha, and not just people we as...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is it bad if I, as a youngster Buddhist, go to parties and drink alcool or smoke weed?
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Is it bad if I, as a youngster Buddhist, go to parties and drink alcool or smoke weed?

You don't have to be a purist, unless you find yourself out of control. That said, marijuana has effects on the mind that are pretty pervasive if you do it all the time, and will likely interfere with your practice. Alcohol use can get bad quickly, especially for young people. So be smart, and decid...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhism Reviewing Sexist Teachings in Sacred Texts
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: Buddhism Reviewing Sexist Teachings in Sacred Texts

Opened again, lets keep on the subject.
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Thoughts
Replies: 134
Views: 11584

Re: Inspiring Thoughts

People who benefit from such arrangements always think they are ‘fair’ unsurprisingly. All one needs to do is pick up a paper to see there are different rules for different people.
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 32
Views: 961

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

Yeah, to continue on this theme, the more noble ones prayers and aspirations, I think the more the ‘help’ feels tangible.
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 32
Views: 961

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

You can ask Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for help, they have been ‘there’ for me. The downside of relying exclusively on devotion devoid of wisdom is that once your devotion lessens (as it is bound to) you fall further. Anyway, IME most Tibetan practitioners believe that Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas are ac...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kalachakra War Prophecy
Replies: 64
Views: 1199

Re: Kalachakra War Prophecy

Religions teach all kinds of stuff, they are huge Byzantine entities. Unless you can prove that -all- Islam teaches and consistently advocates violent conquest -including individual Islamic teachers of all varieties,(certainly it’s there in plenty of places), the the point is moot. It really amazes ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kalachakra War Prophecy
Replies: 64
Views: 1199

Re: Kalachakra War Prophecy

tkp67 wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:11 am
Isn't assuming any people's to be immutable counter intuitive to impermenance ?
Yes, threads like this are a great reminder that samsara ( and nirvana) issue from the mind, and nowhere else.
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6620
Views: 668636

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

So I’m trying to really apply myself to the Short Tun for now. I bought the book on it and it is quite helpful. It doesn’t say how many mantra repetitions to do during the Anuyoga portion, is there a set number?
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...
Replies: 28
Views: 949

Re: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...

All of the above...but but...I was struck not for the first time by the thought that SOMEONE among the Dharamsala inner cabinet should have given him advice about the way that some issues were likely to be misunderstood. Earlier it was his remarks about ‘Europe for the Europeans’.. ‘Why should he m...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...
Replies: 28
Views: 949

Re: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...

I think it was perhaps a joke, or that's what it seems like to me, a misunderstood one that was, perhaps if anything, somewhat too cynical about the willingness or lack thereof of the admittedly sexist masses to listen or not to a teacher, to a master, to a friend even, a mere peer even, just becau...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...
Replies: 28
Views: 949

Re: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...

Lot of feminist hate circulating about this now. It's such a shame. People who have never met him. It always amazes me, people will find the littlest cultural differences and find reasons to object to things he says, always itching for an opportunity for indignation. It's also amusing that a TV per...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...
Replies: 28
Views: 949

Re: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...

Lot of feminist hate circulating about this now. It's such a shame. People who have never met him. It always amazes me, people will find these cultural differences and find reasons to object to things he says, always itching for an opportunity for indignation. He's an 84 year old monk. It's also am...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: It is Kaliyuga and it shows
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: It is Kaliyuga and it shows

Gotta go in for the coolest most expensive stuff in Vajrayana, otherwise it's not "pure" enough ya know...(gentle ribbing implied given our recent conversation on Vajrayana purification :anjali: )
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When people shame me for being white, what should I do?
Replies: 30
Views: 798

Re: When people shame me for being white, what should I do?

No. Today actually. Not sure how to respond to someone who tells me that I should be ashamed for being white. Out of interest: was it a white person that shamed you? You can be understanding about someone else's anger - they might have good reason for it-, but someone else's emotions aren't your re...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Death and enlightenment/emptiness
Replies: 34
Views: 910

Re: Death and enlightenment/emptiness

Ask the Rangtong folks. I’m curious to hear the answer. :stirthepot: Some insist Bodhi is beyond just release of attachments. When the emotional and conceptual hindrances are released, the buddha-nature can manifest. What more one would need? The Rangtong folks refuse to answer, that is the definin...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Death and enlightenment/emptiness
Replies: 34
Views: 910

Re: Death and enlightenment/emptiness

But, bardo is not being dead... really. What we call life is just a bardo, too. Right? It's like standing in a doorway between two rooms, I've heard it said. Then life is also kind of standing in a doorway between two rooms, too, though, right? Poetically, that makes sense. When we look at this tho...

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