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by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 116
Views: 1565

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

You're kind of dodging the question... :smile: That's because the question is premised on something you believe in to one degree or another that I probably don't - some sort of unique quality in a president that would change things for the better. My view of politics doesn't revolve around elites l...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: millions die of drug addiction
Replies: 12
Views: 169

Re: millions die of drug addiction

Really dig that video, i hope the evidence from places like Portugal have an influence in the US. On who is an addict: There is no "addict profile", there are some commonalities, but mostly people are seeing what they want to see when they claim there is a "type", people from all walks of life have ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 26
Views: 253

Re: Psychoanalysis

You’ve got to have your head screwed on somewhat straight in order to practice Dharma. If you’re too screwed up you’ll only make things worse. Having said that, my understanding is that your psyche is your unawareness and your limitations—your samsara. It is what you become liberated from . If so t...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 26
Views: 253

Re: Psychoanalysis

Worth watching on Wayfarer's point:



I agree on Freud's influence on Western culture, you can't not agree after seeing this film...I just don't think it's a particularly positive one, and I hope we are digging our way out from those ideas.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 26
Views: 253

Re: Psychoanalysis

Along those lines, there's considerable evidence (well, granted, according to a particular school of thought and way of viewing evidence) that the particular qualities exhibited by the therapist are a bigger deal than the modality practiced. None of it would be a surprise to Dharma people... "accur...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 26
Views: 253

Re: Psychoanalysis

Along those lines, there's considerable evidence (well, granted, according to a particular school of thought and way of viewing evidence) that the particular qualities exhibited by the therapist are a bigger deal than the modality practiced. None of it would be a surprise to Dharma people... "accura...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 26
Views: 253

Re: Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis is not taken very seriously any more That's like saying the bible is not taken very seriously any more, because all it contains are fairy tales. Well, quite the opposite, many people take the bible very, very seriously. Any many, many Western therapists are so familiar with so many f...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: millions die of drug addiction
Replies: 12
Views: 169

Re: millions die of drug addiction

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/maddie-just-junkie-obituary-gives-drug-addiction-091600757--abc-news-topstories.html i'm a total softie, i guess i have to admit it. this article moved me deeply. i have lost many close friends to drug and alcohol addiction. they remain an enigma to me; when i was young i ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 116
Views: 1565

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

I generally find, though, that those in the US tend to have a very high estimation of those strengths and limited appreciation of life in other countries. Point taken. There are many possibilities from which one can take their lead. My point was really about Americans having some confidence in doin...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 116
Views: 1565

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

As much as I loathe Trump, it's not as if most professional politicians do a "good" job. They usually do a job that helps them maintain power, and the status quo. Unless you are one of those people that somehow remembers the Obama, Bush or Clinton eras as these idyllic times, there's not much reaso...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 116
Views: 1565

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

As much as I loathe Trump, it's not as if most professional politicians do a "good" job. They usually do a job that helps them maintain power, and the status quo. Unless you are one of those people that somehow remembers the Obama, Bush or Clinton eras as these idyllic times, there's not much reason...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 82
Views: 4452

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Big dharma organizations with mortgages and globe hopping teachers could not possibly afford to support themselves if there was not a constant stream of new people jumping into the pool, and being notjust encouraged but coercedto do it. Investigating a teacher for 12 years may be good advice but it...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 26
Views: 253

Re: Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis is not taken very seriously any more, and I've never seen the terms projection or counter projection used either. As far as transference and counter transference (the terms I've seen used), they are pretty simple, people in power postiions (usually therapist/counselor, but in this cas...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Right/wrong thought
Replies: 28
Views: 345

Re: Right/wrong thought

There are no such thing as reliable relative truths, including this statement;)
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 116
Views: 1565

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

The litmus test for me would be whether they are sincerely civic minded. At least someone like that, they're on the level and understand that criticism is part of the give and take system. At least someone like that you know its possible to find areas of flexibility while we also want them to stand...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 116
Views: 1565

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

I think we fundamentally agree here - look above, by no means do I think Amazon shouldn't be criticized. As you allude, Amazon is basically E-Walmart. Walmart is doing the same thing to their ground level workforce as Amazon - paying them as little as possible and effectively getting social safety ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 116
Views: 1565

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

As I pointed out above, real estate is a tough issue. Its slow to respond to market forces, and tends to be exacerbated by the kinds of forces Yglesias pointed out about Austin - ie. NIMBY. Its always a fight to develop affordable housing. But, as much as I believe that distribution of wealth needs...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6239
Views: 563995

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Playing off that last sentiment, I just want to express appreciation for all the vajra siblings on this thread. Rinpoche changed my life, and despite living near Seattle there’s no Ling remotely near me, so it feels good to be in touch in some way with other practitioners for help and support. Ofte...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 116
Views: 1565

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:10 pm
SMH. Have a day.
Yeah, Like I said, you don't live around or work with the results of Amazon-ification. My guess is you'd feel a little less enthused if you did.

You "have a day" too, though I'm not sure why that was necessary.
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 116
Views: 1565

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Well, then, I guess all I can say is, noted. My general view of Bezos is not without reservations. I have deep reservations about many things. But, its OK. I'll be the straw man for corporatism. Straw man? You just said you'd vote for the guy lol.....If you don't want to hold the wealth-hoarders ac...

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