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by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: CBD oil

It's definitely psychoactive at higher doses. Not making you feel intoxicated is not the same as not psychoactive. I'm fairly sure it is at lower doses as well, just much less so than THC. I think it helps people with pain, and is a great alternative to pharmaceuticals that are often worse, other th...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 20
Views: 404

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

The Robots Have Descended on Trump Country They calculate the job losses resulting from the addition of one robot in a “commuting zone.” Their bottom line: “one more robot in a commuting zone reduces employment by about six workers.” These job losses are concentrated in blue collar occupations such...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question on Duality/Other
Replies: 25
Views: 655

Re: Question on Duality/Other

Ahh what an excellent prayer, is like a guideline on conduct more than on view. What woyld you say? I'd definitely disagree, the prayer is from the Avatamsaka Sutra and very much conveys both the view and conduct of the Mahayana. Maybe, but at my eyes Samantabadhra's prayer, for example Dualistic t...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question on Duality/Other
Replies: 25
Views: 655

Re: Question on Duality/Other

if you want to really have experience you should get rid of those logic, faith, presumptions, hipothesys, etc. at least at formal practice. it is it's scary, but once you have experience then you can do a very useful discernment. you see, the approach is very different. going to the experience thro...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 878

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

I don't understand how that's relevant to the overall discussion. https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=30086#p475435 I still don't get it, maybe it's some nuance i'm missing, but people can certainly practice from the terma of masters who have passed. I view "root guru" as the one who intro...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 878

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Unfortunately, I cannot be responsible for my empowerment. No, but you are responsible for what you do with what you have received. Sure, but I am not just talking about me, I am also talking about people who have/will come to the practices after the teacher's parinirvana, they are going to need em...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 878

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:48 pm
Unfortunately, I cannot be responsible for my empowerment.
No, but you are responsible for what you do with what you have received.
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 878

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Yes, ChNN was very big on people being truly responsible for their own practice, this is one of the most important things I learned from him.
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 878

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Some people might need more assistance. But in fact ChNN also made a vast library of all of his secondary practices, including both his own termas and other lineage practices such as Green Tara, with complete explanations. Which is great, but it is not enough. These are oral lineages. There nneed t...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 878

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

By ChNN's design, there are plenty of senior DC instructors around to support people in this interim period. There are, but honestly the impact is somewhat limited when all you can do is email someone, valuable as that can be at times. There are no gars near me or anything, no DC practitioners to m...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 878

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

I use to feel the need to be attached at the hip to the Guru. Now I don't. Good on you! But I did not say anything about being attached at the hip. My teacher lives 5,432km away and I see him once a year for a week. It is one thing to do practices that are taught as part of an established lineage a...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Edgar here, why are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 683

Re: Edgar here, why are you?

Thank you for explaining. I do confess though that it still leaves me in the dark as to how any of this manifests in your life. He explained it directly, it sounds more like his answer simply doesn't line up with your own values and expectations. If someone tells you what is valuable to them, isn't...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1155

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

I'd rather wear that label than the alternative. Actually in your short time on the forum so far, it seems like you've let your opinion be known quite strongly, albeit primarily through the questions you ask. You started life on the forum telling us that we all talk too much, in less direct terms. ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1155

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

image Silence can also signal a lack of an answer (ie ignorance). I'd rather wear that label than the alternative. Actually in your short time on the forum so far, it seems like you've let your opinion be known quite strongly, albeit primarily through the questions you ask. You started life on the ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Edgar here, why are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 683

Re: Edgar here, why are you?

From the first day I was introduced to Tibetan Buddhism I found myself drawn along a series of learning experiences in an unbroken chain that unfolded itself very naturally for 10 years in a predominantly Gelug stream. I was more or less isolated except for online classmates and occasional visits t...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 878

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

You don't really need this. All you need is the medium thun, since you are a DC guy. And if you want to practice a Ngondro, well, there is the Ati Lamgi Ngondro. I completed the full accumulations for the Kagyu Ngondro, but when I started practicing in the Dudjom Tersar; LOTR asked me to do accumul...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 26
Views: 1982

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

My Lama has said that no empowerment is needed for the Ngondro we practice, which is the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro When I asked at Saraha, a few people said I could practice it with no anything. But then others say one needs the lung. I suspect it was one of those "get it when you can but you can pract...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

These days, I pretty much stop listening any time something vaguely spiritual has "quantum" in the title, to be honest.
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: thoughts vs. emotions
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: thoughts vs. emotions

For the Mahamudra/Semde instructions which involve looking at the color, shape, coming and going etc. of thoughts, does one practice with what we term "emotions" in the same way? There is no distinction made here between emotion and thought is there? Meaning, if I perceive a jolt of sadness arising...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?
Replies: 17
Views: 411

Re: If an evil parent causes us to betray or become distracted from our faith, is detaching ourselves the best option?

Would love to hear your thoughts on narcissistic parents influencing us negatively and if putting distance between them is sometimes the only option. If it's messing up your practice or severely messing you up..then yeah. If you can work with it and transform to something positive, then no. Healthy...

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