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by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 84
Views: 1564

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

On one hand, I sympathize with critiques of the PC/TriggerPhobic/SafeSpace approach to identity. On the other hand, you're dangerously close to dismissing identity issues by conflating them with "identity crisis of urban elites." They pretty much are. People who are not "urban elites" have a differ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Reiki
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Reiki

Hi everyone, Does anyone practice or receive Reiki and can they comment on its effectiveness? I had my first experience with Reiki this past weekend and it was quite eye/mind-opening. From what I understand, it comes from Japan and the person who brought it to the US was a Buddhist so I thought thi...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The future is here ... and it doesn't look pretty
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: The future is here ... and it doesn't look pretty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrb7bjv3bcY I think that a lot of countries will end up with some form or aspects of the system in China. It seems quite inevitable when you combine cashless online transactions and public surveillance systems with big data and AI. It certainly could be inevitable if...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 84
Views: 1564

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Living “at a subsistence level of poverty” may minimize or eliminate taxes owed, but one can simply refuse to pay taxes. Of course, you may be fined or sent to jail, but if the matter is important enough, one will. Just kind of flip way of saying nothing. It's also demonstrably untrue, if it were t...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 84
Views: 1564

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Here’s my point: Paying taxes supports the military. You would not murder someone even if threatened with jail and/or a large fine. So, why are you paying taxes that support the military? Is it too inconvenient to stop paying taxes? I pay my taxes with the understanding that I am complicit in actio...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 84
Views: 1564

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

No, but I didn’t say anything about gangs or climbing out of poverty. If joining a gang entails engaging in illegal activities, then no, of course not. But the military is not an illegal organization. Militaries do illegal and abhorrent things all the time, probably nearly as often as gangs, and us...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Conservative Christian group launches campaign against “Buddhist meditation” in public schools
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Re: Conservative Christian group launches campaign against “Buddhist meditation” in public schools

This cracks me up tbh. :rolling: Abbey Southerland, the ACLJ’s senior counsel, said the programs tell students to “’look inside yourself,’ ‘find the goodness within yourself’ — things that are clearly antithetical to the Christian religion.” https://www.lionsroar.com/conservative-christian-group-la...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 6
Views: 238

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: 84
Views: 1564

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: 714

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: 714

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: 948

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: 948

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: 948

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: 948

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: 948

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: 948

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: 948

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: 691

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: 1185

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. ...

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