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by deff
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 72
Views: 6291

Re: Drug Addiction

Yes I don't think it is wise to lump all psychoactive compounds together with the term drug. Some allow people to escape, and become addictions. Others force people to look at their lives, and if used properly can be positively transformative. There is research with positive results of using psyched...
by deff
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1401
Views: 68859

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

good points DGA :smile: I felt at the time though that he would be a refreshing change, well really.. anyone would have been :smile: and his openness to work with the other parties to create a coalition was great, though unfortunately that didn't come to pass. I like him though, he seems like a genu...
by deff
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1401
Views: 68859

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

There was no coup in Canada. The Canadian electoral system, first-past-the-post, made it possible for a clown like Harper to push past for more than one election against a divided and profoundly incompetent opposition. Stephane Dion, anyone? Michael Ignatieff ? everyone's pal, Gilles Duceppe? How's...
by deff
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There's buddhadharma and then there the rest
Replies: 112
Views: 7156

Re: There's buddhadharma and then there the rest

dzogchungpa wrote:One thing I've noticed is that lamas are often more open-minded than their students. :shrug:
:twothumbsup:
by deff
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Any entertaining novels not too incompatible with awakening?
Replies: 168
Views: 7930

Re: Any entertaining novels not too incompatible with awakening?

my favourite novels have been the ones by Haruki Murakami - I've read them all and enjoyed every one :)

his books feel quite unique to me in terms of mood, and it's been quite enjoyable to explore the worlds he paints :)
by deff
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth
Replies: 65
Views: 3617

Re: Rebirth

Daizan wrote:Would falling dominos be a good metaphor? In the cause & effect chain reaction, nothing is transferred between dominos.
a force (momentum) is transferred :)
by deff
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The practice as an obstacle
Replies: 54
Views: 3815

Re: The practice as an obstacle

maybe in your case, that practice *is* an obstacle? :shrug: :smile:
by deff
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar khyentse... monk?
Replies: 69
Views: 5721

Re: Dzongsar khyentse... monk?

Kelly Roberts: Why do you sometimes wear monk’s robes? Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: In Buddhism, we talk about several different stages of degeneration. There’s one degenerated time that Buddha called tagtsam zinpey du, the time when monastic robes are maintained just as a mark or symbol. That’s wher...
by deff
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mala's
Replies: 19
Views: 1690

Re: Mala's

I bought mine from the Tibetan Nuns Project store ( https://tnp.org/products/long-malas-3/ )

Good prices, reasonable shipping costs (I'm in Canada too), good selection, and the proceeds go to support the Tibetan Nuns Project :)
by deff
Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "one mala" = 108 recitations?
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: "one mala" = 108 recitations?

yes that is my understanding :smile:
by deff
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Universal Atman in Buddhism
Replies: 755
Views: 45870

Re: Universal Atman in Buddhism

Found this to be a fascinating read: http://www.spiritualteachers.org/b_roberts_interview.htm Initially, when I looked into Buddhism, I did not find the experience of no-self there either; yet I intuited that it had to be there. The falling away of the ego is common to both Hinduism and Buddhism. T...
by deff
Mon May 25, 2015 2:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 1877

Re: Hello!

weclome! you seem quite familiar :D
by deff
Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Looking for people with exp in astral walking
Replies: 36
Views: 4335

Re: Looking for people with exp in astral walking

Yes, the latter two books get much more interesting imo :smile:
by deff
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is is possible to be Buddhist and Hindu?
Replies: 612
Views: 34773

Re: Is is possible to be Buddhist and Hindu?

Compare with Vimalakirti: Manjusri, when something is baseless, how can it have any root? Therefore, all things stand on the root which is baseless . I don't know about this Vimalakirti, but here's something from ChNN: Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry...
by deff
Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why doesn't DJK accept offerings?
Replies: 14
Views: 1374

Re: Why doesn't DJK accept offerings?

I remember hearing him say that if we wanted to make an offering to him it would be better to use the money for life release practices, or something along that line :smile:
by deff
Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Independent Research on Chogyam Trungpa
Replies: 18
Views: 3180

Re: Independent Research on Chogyam Trungpa

i studied at the university of waterloo :) nice school

:offtopic: :focus:
by deff
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Myers-Briggs personality test
Replies: 85
Views: 7933

Re: Myers-Briggs personality test

I used to get INTP with this, but more recently I've gotten INFP - which seems to be a popular one here :)
by deff
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sathya Sai Baba and miracles
Replies: 24
Views: 2059

Re: Sathya Sai Baba and miracles

People used to focus on his materialisations then they focused on the allegations Yet there are many thousands of people who are leading a good and meaningful life through his guidance. As for the materialisations. Maybe in later years there was fakery I don't know ......wasn't there, however on on...
by deff
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Gifting Dharma Books
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: Gifting Dharma Books

when gifting books to people from other countries, I often use http://www.bookdepository.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; as they offer free worldwide shipping on any order (without a minimum cost). so I just put the recipients name and address as the shipping address and my detail...