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by Fruitzilla
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dunning-Kruger Effect
Replies: 72
Views: 4770

Re: Dunning-Kruger Effect

I'd say this effect is operative for all of us in areas we are unskilled in. From my experience it's especially operative for people who really do excel in a specific area.
And as for being unpleasant to be around and constantly lecturing people.. Say no more, say no more!
by Fruitzilla
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Buddha is an Ordinary Fellow
Replies: 333
Views: 18417

Re: Buddha is an Ordinary Fellow

And then of course we see all the blundering and errors of Zen masters in the west, people who have been declared by their lineage to be Buddhas. What can we possibly think of such a thing? Are Tibetan buddhist masters exempt from criticism on the same grounds? Of course not. This is a problem of a...
by Fruitzilla
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Anarchist Buddhist teachers, present and past?
Replies: 40
Views: 4092

Re: Anarchist Buddhist teachers, present and past?

I think that Dharma is good for personal evolution, but we do not inhabit a world of Dharma practitioners, and Dharma ethics do not translate to those who do not follow the Dharma. Therefore, we need to develop robust, positive secular understandings and doctrines and as Dharma practitioners, advoc...
by Fruitzilla
Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Hacker group Anonymous
Replies: 31
Views: 2619

Re: Hacker group Anonymous

Thought I lost it, but was able to find it again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pky3WeM4tI It's English subtitles, maybe if somebody understands Dutch ... Because if you read the subtitle word for word, it doesn't make sense (it's towards the end). I'm Dutch. Theses clearly are some not too brig...
by Fruitzilla
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Acknowledging Our Teachers.
Replies: 43
Views: 4012

Re: Acknowledging Our Teachers.

It was my understanding that he owned the thing. But you've clarified that, as has somebody in PM. Urgyen Dorje, Simon E. is not an administrator nor a moderator on this forum. He's just a user, like you and I. And what he has posted here is just a suggestion to the management. That's what this sub...
by Fruitzilla
Sat May 09, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you believe that love is "samsaric"?
Replies: 135
Views: 8173

Re: Do you believe that love is "samsaric"?

My response was to boda's remark that Buddhas appear monstrous because of their equanimity in the face of life's suffering. Now at that time a certain monk was sick with dysentery. He lay fouled in his own urine & excrement. Then the Blessed One, on an inspection tour of the lodgings with Ven. Anan...
by Fruitzilla
Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra in the Modern World
Replies: 242
Views: 22028

Re: Mahamudra in the Modern World

Yes he does, but I think you might be missing the context he is teaching them in. Again, i'd recommend Indestructible Truth. It's a good book by itself, but you will see, his worldview is that of a Vajrayana practitioner (actually, same could be said for some of those that you mention above, despit...
by Fruitzilla
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra in the Modern World
Replies: 242
Views: 22028

Re: Mahamudra in the Modern World

Ah, but the reason he gives ( undoing pre-lingual trauma ) is not so traditional. That and his Trungpa story about going far enough in spiritual practice that there is no going back anymore, but Trungpa not caring about the tradition (Christian, Sufi, what have you ), which is also quite untraditio...
by Fruitzilla
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra in the Modern World
Replies: 242
Views: 22028

Re: Mahamudra in the Modern World

Doesn't seem odd to me, it seems to be accepted that people don't need to be scholars to attain realization. However, what he didn't say is that people don't need a Dharma education, and i'm guessing he wouldn't. It seems to be a criticism of how education in Dharma is approach by some traditionali...
by Fruitzilla
Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra in the Modern World
Replies: 242
Views: 22028

Re: Mahamudra in the Modern World

Doesn't seem odd to me, it seems to be accepted that people don't need to be scholars to attain realization. However, what he didn't say is that people don't need a Dharma education, and i'm guessing he wouldn't. It seems to be a criticism of how education in Dharma is approach by some traditionali...
by Fruitzilla
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist
Replies: 181
Views: 14556

Re: How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist

What naturalistic buddhist would say about siddhis or rainbow body or even small (shrinked) rainbow body and other phenomena? cessation of respiration and other stuff? How do they fit your naturalistic view? A "naturalistic buddhist" would not gravitate to a tradition where those things are deemed ...
by Fruitzilla
Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hearing other sect's lectures is negative?
Replies: 30
Views: 2615

Re: Re:

dzogchungpa wrote: What do you mean, slightly?

:smile:
slight
adjective \ˈslīt\

: very small in degree or amount
: thin and not very strong or muscular
by Fruitzilla
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hearing other sect's lectures is negative?
Replies: 30
Views: 2615

Re:

This kind of sums up my attitude: As a bee seeks nectar from all kinds of flowers, seek teachings everywhere. Like a deer that finds a quiet place to graze, seek seclusion to digest all you have gathered. Like a lion, live completely free of all fear. And, finally, like a madman, beyond all limits,...
by Fruitzilla
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: is vajrayana budhism a path of renunciation or isn't it?
Replies: 67
Views: 7688

Re: is vajrayana budhism a path of renunciation or isn't it?

Conditioned phenomena are intrinsically contaminated and contaminating, that is the point of the passage. That is also Candragomin's point. This is why sense objects are given up in Hinayāna and Mahāyāna — they are contaminated and contaminating. Whoops, I'd better go looking for another tradition ...
by Fruitzilla
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: is vajrayana budhism a path of renunciation or isn't it?
Replies: 67
Views: 7688

Re: is vajrayana budhism a path of renunciation or isn't it?

That all (afflicted) emotions are painful I can understand. Phenomena being contaminated by themselves, and not by our relationship toward them, isn't anything I've come across before this thread. Abhidharmakośa: There are contaminated and uncontaminated phenomena. Condition phenomena apart from th...
by Fruitzilla
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: is vajrayana budhism a path of renunciation or isn't it?
Replies: 67
Views: 7688

Re: is vajrayana budhism a path of renunciation or isn't it?

Seriously tough, the stuff about sense objects being poisonous in themselves sounds quite silly to me, and certainly not something I can remember reading or hearing about in my (admittedly not very broad) exposure of Mahayana. And no, I've never heard of Candragomin. It is a fundamental point of vi...
by Fruitzilla
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: is vajrayana budhism a path of renunciation or isn't it?
Replies: 67
Views: 7688

Re: is vajrayana budhism a path of renunciation or isn't it?

In what sense could they said to be given up. The sense objects appear in all cases, so it must be more to do with attachment towards them than their mere arising? Yes, and in the lower vehicles, the way of dealing with attachment is much the same as how one relates with poison, as the citation fro...
by Fruitzilla
Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Establishing a Correct Understanding?
Replies: 159
Views: 9287

Re: Establishing a Correct Understanding?

dzogchungpa wrote: Perhaps I was not clear, what I am asking is, what does 'meeting' mean here?
You don't need Madhyamaka to see there's no ground to stand on here. My hat off ( the smiley didn't meet my need ) to you :sage: :smile:
by Fruitzilla
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is is possible to be Buddhist and Hindu?
Replies: 612
Views: 34783

Re: Is is possible to be Buddhist and Hindu?

dzogchungpa wrote: Honestly, it is hard to take any of this stuff literally.
I totally agree. Although I kind of like the thought of the Baseless Base. It could be a good companion to the Gateless Gate.