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by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bön Cosmology/creation story
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Bön Cosmology/creation story

Thanks KY! How is this story integrated with Dzogchen cosmology and view, if at all?
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 928

Re: Is punishment of children required?

In this discussion people continue to confuse setting of clear boundaries with "punishment", these are not the same thing, at all. Generally speaking "punishment" is not terribly effective, because quite often the consequences given are unconnected to the problem behavior, so you are simply teaching...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bön Cosmology/creation story
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Bön Cosmology/creation story

I've heard a bit about it, with Sangpo Bumtri etc., my question is how it works with the creation of Samsara, and what Sangpo Bumtri's relation is with Samsara, if any, since he is one of the Four Transcendent Lords, but apparently also a creator god? I also have yet to see any actual text on the su...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Illusion in Dzogchen
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Illusion in Dzogchen

Illusion is the ultimately real.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 342
Views: 4222

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

World war in sight? Bombing tactic   and Russian answer suggest that no http://www.bbc.com/portuguese/internacional-43771683 (portuguese) :namaste: IDK, but the US has been bombing the Middle East and conducting proxy wars there for my entire lifetime. So if there's something to sound an alarm abou...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 928

Re: Is punishment of children required?

You really wouldn't believe the stuff which happens here in the UK.......mostly because in my experience the police never turn up so there is no 'official' record.....and teachers, hospital staff and others have now come to regard it as routine, sadly. I grew up in a high-crime area, in a high crim...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 928

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Sure, a result of over-permissive parenting and discipline styles, among other things. Then again, on the other side we have evidence of the autorcratic style of the past leading to 1) highly dysfunctional and wounded people, and/or 2) People who are simply good at doing bad things when no one ls l...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 928

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Sure, a result of over-permissive parenting and discipline styles, among other things. Then again, on the other side we have evidence of the autorcratic style of the past leading to 1) highly dysfunctional and wounded people, and/or 2) People who are simply good at doing bad things when no one ls lo...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 928

Re: Is punishment of children required?

The current trend is away from punishment or over-permissiveness, and towards natural consequences, which to me makes sense. Definitely with my experiences so far in fatherhood, trying to get kids to be as independent and responsible as possible is where it's at. Instead of being autocratic and "pun...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: in the air
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: in the air

I know what you mean. My mental state is affected by the quality of the sky. When it is wide and clean, a big sky, I feel spacious. In Korea the Gobi sands blow in each spring bringing with them pollution from China. Some days the sky was literally yellow. Thankfully I'm no longer living there. I s...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Basic fitness
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: Basic fitness

Honestly, if you are just worried about basic health, long walks, maybe some bodyweight exercise or weights are where its at. If you want to do something specific, bigger question.
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: melong pendant
Replies: 59
Views: 1748

Re: melong pendant

I have the Piccolo, just FYI, it is flat,if that matters to people. I think it's wonderful and a blessing to own.
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 305
Views: 7689

Re: Weed is now legal in California

Unfortunately some people are very susceptible to these substances. Some alcohol for many people should be fine though. But for some it's not. Tobacco clearly just obscures ones inner body. I've seen one Zen teacher smoke (and he admitted that it was an addiction and didn't recommend it). It probab...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 305
Views: 7689

Re: Weed is now legal in California

Unfortunately some people are very susceptible to these substances. Some alcohol for many people should be fine though. But for some it's not. Tobacco clearly just obscures ones inner body. I've seen one Zen teacher smoke (and he admitted that it was an addiction and didn't recommend it). It probab...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sleep Awareness?
Replies: 14
Views: 734

Re: Sleep Awareness?

Can we be aware while sleeping but not dreaming? Thank you. Sleep practice of resting in clear light is a more 'advanced' practice than working with dream lucidity. I have never remotely acheived it, just relaying what I've been taught. There are practices for just this. I'm not good at it but the ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 305
Views: 7689

Re: Weed is now legal in California

Not that relevant, but After one small tipple of beer to many, yesterday involved a couple of very small bowls . eughhhhhhh . I used to be a daily smoker, but it now just annihilates any clarity that was present - it's like iv'e gone 18 steps down the evolutionary chain.... Learnt a valuable lesson...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How has your relationship with Refuge evolved over time?
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: How has your relationship with Refuge evolved over time?

I had a hard time in the beginning taking refuge in the external triple gem. Early on (learning prostrations in fact) I was told to just take refuge in the nature of mind or Buddha nature, since I had a block with outer manifestations. It definitely helped, that block is starting to clear and now I ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: helicobacter pylori bacteria endemic in Tibetan monastery
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: helicobacter pylori bacteria endemic in Tibetan monastery

Maybe Oreganol which is made from wild oregano can remove it. I have seen it advised in protocol for ulcer. It's very potent stuff. Maybe also specific technology, like the rife devices, spooky2 for exemple, may be helpful to get rid of this, in a very targeted way. The antibiotic regimens work, an...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Last Jedi? What'd you think?
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Last Jedi? What'd you think?

It's actually my favorite Star Wars movie, but honestly I also -really- liked Rogue One, and loved the originals as a kid. I have never watched the prequels and I'm told that's a good thing. I'm undecided on whether or not there was really an 'SJW" message, or just an anti- elite message in the movi...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Not been feeling like attending dharma events
Replies: 37
Views: 1341

Re: Not been feeling like attending dharma events

Within my Sakya group, empowerments are something you do for the experience and blessing, and not all have detailed commitments. I'm sure everyone would agree that empowerments are profound experiences. I've had a couple that completely changed things for me. I've also done a number with no comittme...