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by Johnny Dangerous
Mon May 20, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samayic Oxymoron?
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Samayic Oxymoron?

It means you don’t associate with them spiritually. It does not preclude one from being kind, helping etc., by my understanding.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat May 18, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: rule of law vs political theater
Replies: 26
Views: 560

Re: rule of law vs political theater

And it’s not a matter of Republican vs Democrat. There are very many staunch conservatives and Republicans who are equally appalled by Trump’s mendacity, narcissism, terrible judgement and incompetence. Trump himself has routinely flouted Republican Party principles, such as adherence to free trade...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri May 17, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karma Kagyu Shentong quotes
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: Karma Kagyu Shentong quotes

I've never seen a point in being strictly rangtong or shentong, but these are good quotes. That Kongtrul quote is particularly interesting.
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri May 17, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 36
Views: 578

Re: Trauma and the public mind

I refer to the OP: I think, the phenomenon you observed, JD, just shows that pain is an internal process connected to negative thinking. Not the trauma itself creates the psychic desease but how people adjust or not. If a trauma is micro, it does not mean people suffer less. It just means the usual...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri May 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 36
Views: 578

Re: Trauma and the public mind

I wonder if it may be caused by a lack of exposure to real suffering. As a vet we don't understand this at all. It's like all the resiliency has been sucked out of them. Did they expect to get through life without suffering and obstacles? Resiliency was a life skill we were taught in the army. Afte...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri May 17, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 36
Views: 578

Re: Trauma and the public mind

Perplexed by your response. I read your OP again. You're asking 'what is it about current culture in particular?' and then note that those from other cultures have seen a lot worse and seem to be able to recover. So, I'm wondering it it is due to a shortcoming or lack in current culture, which I wo...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri May 17, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 36
Views: 578

Re: Trauma and the public mind

No, I don't think it's a result of secularism at all. There are whole schools of psychology that are entirely secular that oppose the notion that a person is so utterly disabled by their trauma. So I think it is something else, but am not sure what. I do think that people who have some felt sense or...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu May 16, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 36
Views: 578

Re: Trauma and the public mind

Motova wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Johnny you are too alpha male obviously. :rolling:
I'm pretty damn touchy-feely actually. I work as a counselor, talk openly about my own emotions etc. That's why i'm kind of amazed by some of this behavior.
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu May 16, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 36
Views: 578

Trauma and the public mind

I've been thinking about this more and more since moving into a job where I directly deal with other people's mental states, lately I wonder: What is it in our (roughly, first world Westerners, usually middle class or better - that's the predominant culture, like it or not) culture that makes people...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed May 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 47
Views: 763

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

That article is ridiculous, like the product of an 18 year old who just read Ayn Rand for the first time. As if the slogan "my body my choice" must mean absolutely the same thing in all situation. It's like something written by an angsty libertarian teen. Yeah and they have a whole website dedicate...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed May 15, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 47
Views: 763

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Since this is a testosterone fest here is an article for some balance. Men Cause 100% of Unwanted Pregnancies. https://medium.com/s/can-we-talk/men-cause-100-of-unwanted-pregnancies-eb0e8288a7e5?fbclid=IwAR2zHJYy72aBp7fGzZ9T6FVntHLz_87qa-gPPSKSI-U9eI5jVocJAINWD9E P.S some of you guys sound like sex...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed May 15, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 47
Views: 763

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Insane. Criminalizing abortion plus banning most birth control methods? Are you sure? That's insane. It’s insane, describes the leanings of most of the Right To Life movement in the US, and explains why the parameters of the entire debate are screwy. Its not actually about protecting the unborn, it...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed May 15, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 47
Views: 763

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Dechen Norbu wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 3:04 pm
Insane. Criminalizing abortion plus banning most birth control methods? Are you sure? That's insane.
It’s insane, describes the leanings of most of the Right To Life movement in the US, and explains why the parameters of the entire debate are screwy.
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed May 15, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Thigle in Mother Tantra
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Thigle in Mother Tantra

I guess because of the following quote, with the emphasis on our in that sentence: It is with great pleasure to announce the publication of our new book by: Tashi delek Thomas, "Our" is here: First Lopon La and Triten Norbutse and Co. It is their effort and publishing. Language can be sometimes con...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue May 14, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Planet's on F****** Fire says Bill Nye
Replies: 58
Views: 751

Re: The Planet's on F****** Fire says Bill Nye

Boiling down a huge problem like climate change to individual consumer decisions is a problem. The reason that it's a problem is that if you focus exclusively on individual lifestyle decisions, you are taking people's eye off the systemic issue that produced the problem in the first place. An argume...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue May 14, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Thigle in Mother Tantra
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Thigle in Mother Tantra

Thomas Ossel wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:29 pm
I guess because of the following quote, with the emphasis on our in that sentence:
It is with great pleasure to announce the publication of our new book by:
Correct.
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon May 13, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 49
Views: 1275

Re: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism

tonysharp wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 10:14 pm

Also, read Ajahn Chah if you haven't...
I think I've read his work before, but I can check again.
https://www.ajahnchah.org/

Here ya go, lots of it is here, for free.
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon May 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Thigle in Mother Tantra
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Thigle in Mother Tantra

Looks absolutely wonderful, did you help publish it?
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon May 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Planet's on F****** Fire says Bill Nye
Replies: 58
Views: 751

Re: The Planet's on F****** Fire says Bill Nye

A huge paradigm shift in how people live is all that will change it. It can come through us being forced to by the cataclysmic stuff one can imagine, a gradual shift to more sustainable ways of living, or both. I imagine it will be some degree of both, but can't predict the ratio, and neither can an...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon May 13, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 49
Views: 1275

Re: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism

First off, welcome to DW. Here's my two cents: On the Tibetan end, if you internalized a lot of the Theravada teachings, then you already understand the foundational level of what is taught in Tibetan Buddhism. Don't discount the importance of what you've learned before to what you're developing int...

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