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by Johnny Dangerous
Mon May 21, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?

Thanks very much for the replies so far. I am really surprised at how little written information there seems to be on this subject. You can just read Hagiography/stories about nearly any famous Tibetan Yogi...you could start with the MIlarepa books put out by Shambhala I suppose. Naljorpa (as dzogc...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun May 20, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 569
Views: 21512

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Going back to my earlier point. If you were about to be sent on active service in the US military would you feel nervous about the risk of being shot ? Yet, some are questioning whether it is right for schoolkids to feel nervous about the same risk, when more of them have been killed. Many of those...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun May 20, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 569
Views: 21512

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

And no the statistics do not show they are "now happening once per week", that is a bit of an extrapolation. Which one is an extrapolation? https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/02/us/school-shootings-2018-list-trnd/index.html May 18: Santa Fe, Texas At least eight people -- and as many as 10 -- were killed ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun May 20, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 569
Views: 21512

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Even with your stats, these are relatively uncommon events - thats part of what makes them newsworthy. You're right, they are relatively uncommon events... in Australia, for example, where they had an extremely successful firearm ban and buyback, and where gun deaths dropped dramatically. In the US...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat May 19, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 569
Views: 21512

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I get that people are scared, but the idea that "no kid is safe anywhere" is just fear mongering. Hi Johnny. To be fair, I said "no kid feels safe at school". Can you really blame them? Being that there is on average one school shooting per week in the US? I will provide some stats when I get home....
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat May 19, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 569
Views: 21512

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Much like terrorism, these events make people feel they are in much more danger than they likely are. I get that people are scared, but the idea that "no kid is safe anywhere" is just fear mongering. We still live in an incredibly safe time, and by and large kids growing up today in the US are quite...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri May 18, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Practitioner to Amitabha-like Buddha
Replies: 40
Views: 917

Re: Dzogchen Practitioner to Amitabha-like Buddha

This conversation is uncannily similar to debates I've over the relative merits of different superheros.
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri May 18, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Practitioner to Amitabha-like Buddha
Replies: 40
Views: 917

Re: Dzogchen Practitioner to Amitabha-like Buddha

dzogchungpa wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 2:38 am
Motova wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:06 am
How long would it take a Dzogchen practitioner to make a Pure Land better than Buddha Amitabha's?

Thanks.

Finally, a truly practice-related question.
:twothumbsup:
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu May 17, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje

I recently read an excerpt of the book in the title of this thread here: https://www.wisdompubs.org/blog/201701/17th-karmapa-authentic-freedom Here is the opening: Freedom is a powerful idea. But I am not sure we are always very clear what we have in mind when we speak of it. Does freedom mean doin...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed May 16, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: DC purification mantra element correspondence
Replies: 0
Views: 116

DC purification mantra element correspondence

Hi, can someone PM me the color/element correspondence for the mantra of purification?
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon May 14, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 64
Views: 1252

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Makes sense. So maybe one can see The Donald as a kind of necessary, if painful, course correction? A bit of: See what happens when we let social/cultural/financial inequity go (relatively) unchecked! I don't know, I try not to assign emotional values to events like these. I think that his presiden...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon May 14, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 64
Views: 1252

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Trump will be able to manipulate class to his advantage until it becomes a central part of the political conversation on the left again. Makes sense. So maybe one can see The Donald as a kind of necessary, if painful, course correction? A bit of: See what happens when we let social/cultural/financi...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon May 14, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 64
Views: 1252

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

End rant. End rant on my end. ! ;-) That's what discourse is like these days in this strange collective we call America: trading rants. I had this idea to start a meetup group in my neck of the woods in which Pro- and Anti-Trumpians would come together and discuss, hang out, get to know each other....
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon May 14, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 64
Views: 1252

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

... Yet, what is even more baffling and sad are the people that continue to support him. Sadly, this is not too mysterious. For the Republican party, who (temporarily) control house, senate and presidency, this is a chance to ram through as many federal judicial appointments as possible. Hard to ov...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon May 14, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept everything or change something?
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Accept everything or change something?

Just give up the illusion of control, to begin with.
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon May 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 64
Views: 1252

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

The American empire has been in decline for a while... Trump is a symptom, not a sudden cause. Trumps fans are indeed misinformed, IMO so are 90% of self described liberals who live their own bubble these days, one which involves distinctly ignoring some of the reasons for Trump's success, and simpl...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon May 14, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 64
Views: 1252

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Begin rant ... Trump is more than just a boob and cartoon villain ... he's an enabler of violence, gross to subtle: racism, fear-mongering, truth-trashing, press-quashing, anti-science, anti-cooperation, anti-kindness/compassion, anti-honor. He makes his supporters (and even, egads, some of his arc...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun May 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 64
Views: 1252

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Trying to impeach a democratically elected leader, even if a significant number of people strongly dislike him, only leads to further weakening our democratic system through the precedent that it sets. If the leader is causing enough damage to country and world, stopping this leader beats potential...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun May 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 282
Views: 6435

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

there is no final conceptual answer to things in Dzogchen, so certainty and authenticity does not come through ideas, even if ideas can be useful. Then why do some people seem to know so much ? But the "non-conceptual"...is more "intuitive" ...wouldn't you say ? or just say nothing...(silence) Seei...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun May 13, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 64
Views: 1252

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Much as I might disagree with your personal politics Cicada, I think your read on the 2020 situation is pretty much spot on.