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by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 84
Views: 1603

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Someone kindly pointed me to the following text, explaining the different vehicles viewed from a Dzogchen perspective: The Art of Nakedness: Bearing it all for the single nature of mind, a look at Buddhist salvation (written by Omega Point). Is this a legit presentation? I admit I find it a weirdly...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 113
Views: 1930

Re: TRUCK FUMP

As far as I know, this practice did not begin with Trump, his administration has greatly accelerated it with "Zero tolerance", but unfortunately it is not new. The administration -wanted- it to be a deterrent, they as much as admitted it, repugnant as that is... so far it is not working apparently....
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 113
Views: 1930

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Because Trump is a scociopathic moron, he will be enjoying the publicity about the imprisoned chidren, and probably sees it as a sign his policies are working. His PR machine has clearly decided to use the wife as the caring face of the administration - poor woman, it is like watching a scared pris...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Help me with a difficult family conversation.
Replies: 18
Views: 226

Re: Help me with a difficult family conversation.

Has anyone ever had to have this conversation? Other way around! I used to take my boys fishing when they were little, but then for exactly the same reason I had to abandon fishing when they got to about high-school age, much to their annoyance. We had many vexed conversations, one of which was, yo...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Help me with a difficult family conversation.
Replies: 18
Views: 226

Re: Help me with a difficult family conversation.

We've raised our kids to not kill things, we put bugs outside rather than killing them etc. Sometimes we let them be. We aren't romantic about it, but the expectation is there. If there's a wasp's nest or something, this is different and sometimes one must do what one must. This is part of the reas...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Help me with a difficult family conversation.
Replies: 18
Views: 226

Re: Help me with a difficult family conversation.

I pretty much agree with Kevin. These situations can be, as you know, difficult in life because we dont want to push our beliefs on others, or make them feel limited by our perpective. I think what will be interesting is how your children react. My dad took me fishing once when i was around 10 or 1...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Help me with a difficult family conversation.
Replies: 18
Views: 226

Help me with a difficult family conversation.

So, I grew up fishing with my Dad, trips at least once a month, much more during the summer etc. Point is, fishing was a part of how I grew up. Since getting serious with Dharma a number of years ago, I have decided I don't want to fish again, and decided that I don't want to condition my kids into ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 113
Views: 1930

Re: TRUCK FUMP

What about this? https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/18/whatever-what-happens-kids-taken-families-us-border (Human Rights Watch about what is happening to immegrant's children right now in the South of USA.) How is it possible that these inhuman practices take place and nobody talks about it? :?: :thi...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 17
Views: 341

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

Isn't that a bit contradictory? It is if you have a poor understanding of Buddhadharma, and think in terms of either "I have an ego" or "I don't have ego", a position which the Buddha argues against all over the various vehicles. It is a pretty rookie approach to Buddhism to believe that the answer...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 84
Views: 1603

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Thanks for the fine answer. I think my core dissonance vis a vis buddhism as I understand it is this: accepting the nature of mind and emptiness, it seems that everything conditioned is perpetually justified just as it is. Everything, from the horrors, to the wonders, from the sorrows to the ecstas...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 17
Views: 341

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

The article is written seemingly by someone with little to no idea of the subject matter. As an example, the author cannot understand how one could both have an improved relative self image, and yet have insight into the illusory nature of that relative self. In fact, Buddhist practice is supposed t...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 113
Views: 1930

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Why does it always seem to be an either-or scenario? Either the hopeless Dems who lost the election through rigging the primaries and offering a very flawed candidate or the Russian meddling did it? It is almost certainly both. I don't get why you argue so vehemently against the latter, JD, have yo...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: original as misnomer
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: original as misnomer

I often come across references to Original Mind, Nature, etc.in discussions of Buddhism (especially Zen). However, i don't see a lot of intellectual rigor in these discussions; if we break things down, Original is defined as 'inherent' or sometimes indicates a temporal reference, i.e. like a child....
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 113
Views: 1930

Re: TRUCK FUMP

The first thing for me s that neither Clinton, nor Obama, nor Trump, nor Bush, etc. plays for the same "team" that most of us do, and pretending that they do is a kind of insanity, from my perspective. We live in an oligarchy with an ever widening gap between haves and have-nots (and thus access to ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 113
Views: 1930

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Comey swung our election imo with his breathtakingly idiotic* release of damning(-sounding) anti-Clinton info just a few days before the election. He tried to do penance with his nasty book and recent public anti-Trump interviews, but I think The Apocalypso is largely on him. Stupid stupid mistake,...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: wrathful visualization
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: wrathful visualization

If you want a book that requires no empowerment, relationship to a teacher, etc. Lama Tsultrim Allione wrote Feeding Your Demons, which is basically a "psychological" practice based on Chod. If you are wanting to simply heal old wounds, transform emotions etc. without actually delving into this sort...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: My new neighbor
Replies: 31
Views: 811

Re: My new neighbor

You don't even know if they have an "arrangement"...the advice to mind your own business seems good. People have the right to mess up their lives. It'd be different I suppose if this person was someone close to you, who you regularly had deep conversations with. In this situation though, I don't see...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 113
Views: 1930

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Don't talk to me that way, America loves a dictator and dictatorships it seems... If you can't answer the actual questions I posed, then we are done...it appears you can't. I asked if you had any evidence that Russian online farting around swung the election, none of these articles address that. So...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 113
Views: 1930

Re: TRUCK FUMP

So like you think the whole Russian meddling on a massive scale is like some conspiracy theory...oki doke. Excuse me, pony up the reams of evidence you supposedly have of widespread Russian meddling swinging the election, or stop talking about it as if you have evidence of it. i know i know resorti...

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