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by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 44
Views: 1469

Re: Signing Off

... You've done a tremendous service on online forums for what is actually decades now, and it's interesting to consider that you've been on Usenet, Tricycle, IRC, Buddhist Boards, e-Sangha, Vajracakra, and whatever else forums I may have forgotten now - and the stop came here - at Dharma Wheel, fo...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 44
Views: 1469

Re: Signing Off

Sad to see you go, but the decision is yours.
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Question on using multiple mantras
Replies: 11
Views: 464

Re: Question on using multiple mantras

With most things in Vajrayana there are lots of "right" answers across an entire spectrum of options, so whether you should focus on one or many is hard to generalize. That's one reason it's worth establishing trust in a teacher, doesn't have to be ' the one', just someone whose opinion you trust, w...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 65
Views: 1481

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

ouldn't tolerate (Bill's issues, the manufactured email controversy, etc.). Again, if the Dems run a genuine leftist candidate they'll lose votes from moderate Republicans and those unhappy with Trump . The important thing is to win the election rather than promote a leftist agenda. Get in office f...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What are the Undeniables of Dzogchen Practice?
Replies: 12
Views: 712

Re: What are the Undeniables of Dzogchen Practice?

Great, well that being the case, I guess we're done here.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What are the Undeniables of Dzogchen Practice?
Replies: 12
Views: 712

Re: What are the Undeniables of Dzogchen Practice?

Posturing on the internet.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Recovering from Trauma
Replies: 30
Views: 788

Re: Recovering from Trauma

To Echo and add a few things. First; Try and stay sober for a while. I had 'episodes' induced by weed and delusions when I was younger and a few others seemed to come out of nowhere later in my life, but undoubedtly due to my lifestyle and the conditioning of my nervous system. The truth is that if...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Recovering from Trauma
Replies: 30
Views: 788

Re: Recovering from Trauma

Trauma is just part of the landscape of the ubiquitous suffering of samsara.

It's less interesting than it seems, and rarely does anything profound come out of playing with it's narratives, in my opinion.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 65
Views: 1481

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

It is all just opinions either way, but I think it is highly unlikely that the Democrats won't win. What everyone thought in 2016 and then the complete opposite happened. A different thing once happened to what people thought would happen? Surely that means that that different thing will happen aga...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...
Replies: 94
Views: 2435

Re: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...

smcj wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:38 am
PeterC wrote:The existence of a living practice tradition is infinitely more valuable than a speculative historiography.
Bingo.
I agree here, in terms of "meaning" what you get from actually practicing in a tradition will always be far more worth the time than conceptualizing about things, period.
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How does the Buddha eat?
Replies: 52
Views: 942

Re: How does the Buddha eat?

You clearly do not have children. No, but I do have the benefit of more than three full decades of observing many adult Buddhists and their growing children, and most children of most American Buddhists do not themselves become Buddhists, whether they are encouraged to or not. In fact, what I obser...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How does the Buddha eat?
Replies: 52
Views: 942

Re: How does the Buddha eat?

The Buddha doesn't need food nor offerings, offerings are mainly for the offerer. That's how I explain it to my kids, in simpler terms. Like how you would give your friend a gift, and the giving would bring you closer to them, even if they didn't really need the gift. On the path of Mahayana, the o...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 538
Views: 47869

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

"Sophistication" is an important quality in this discussion? lol.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How does the Buddha eat?
Replies: 52
Views: 942

Re: How does the Buddha eat?

The Buddha doesn't need food nor offerings, offerings are mainly for the offerer. That's how I explain it to my kids, in simpler terms. Like how you would give your friend a gift, and the giving would bring you closer to them, even if they didn't really need the gift.
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Are Bonpos vegetarian?
Replies: 32
Views: 1094

Re: Are Bonpos vegetarian?

Tashi delek. Answering you: To Mr. Grigoris: I want to tailor my Buddhist practice to fit my beliefs. If everything with a label "Buddhism" should be acceptable by a student, then Buddhism would become meaningless (as everything could and would soon after become "Buddhism"). Be a better idea to get...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Daily Practice
Replies: 20
Views: 718

Re: Daily Practice

One thing to bear in mind is that this question has been asked in the Tibetan Buddhism forum, and Tibetan Buddhism generally assumes that when one seeks Dharma instruction, one does so under the direction of a spiritual teacher/ lama. That is not to say that nothing can be learned outside such a re...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Daily Practice
Replies: 20
Views: 718

Re: Daily Practice

One thing to bear in mind is that this question has been asked in the Tibetan Buddhism forum, and Tibetan Buddhism generally assumes that when one seeks Dharma instruction, one does so under the direction of a spiritual teacher/ lama. That is not to say that nothing can be learned outside such a re...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Daily Practice
Replies: 20
Views: 718

Re: Daily Practice

I’ve taken refuge and lay precepts. Right, im talking about learning *refuge prayers* and dedication for your home practice. So I need to find a reputable lama to learn these things? Just ask someone to give you a prayer for your daily practice, and preferably an explanation, if you don't already h...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Daily Practice
Replies: 20
Views: 718

Re: Daily Practice

Ask for basic refuge and Bodhicitta prayers and dedication, many centers have classes on basic practices such as shamatha. Generally speaking thats enough for a personal practice...next time you go, ask. I’ve taken refuge and lay precepts. Right, im talking about learning *refuge prayers* and dedic...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Daily Practice
Replies: 20
Views: 718

Re: Daily Practice

Ask for basic refuge and Bodhicitta prayers and dedication, many centers have classes on basic practices such as shamatha. Generally speaking thats enough for a personal practice...next time you go, ask.

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