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by DGA
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 151
Views: 2115

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Your right Malcolm, a few seconds of Instant Presence isn't necessarily an effective form of pain management but its a sensation and some fuel for practice nonetheless. Oh, right... the topic at hand. Of course. I've tried to apply instant presence while getting some dental work done. And while pas...
by DGA
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 151
Views: 2115

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Everyone one has a choice in their lives, some choose to follow a guru, some follow a career, some practice in solidary, some devote to study of sutra and develop their own thesis, some a mixture of this and that, I myself am a mixture of career and study. Direct introduction is important, but it i...
by DGA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 151
Views: 2115

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Once you receive the direct introduction, you moved on with your life, instead of binding your life with the raft. It's fine for someone who choose their life in guru bakti, but let's not make it a universal rule for all. The best guru yoga is manifesting the knowledge in life, these ChNNR's words ...
by DGA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 151
Views: 2115

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

It's is not off topic, but intimately related to the whole topic. Because in the definitive sutras, 'sentient being' and 'suffering' are just words, their real meaning is 'buddha' and 'bliss' respectively. Therefore, we cannot pretend to be in the position of sentient beings when discussing the def...
by DGA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Practical Book Recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Practical Book Recommendations?

here's a daily pure land practice (one example). notice it begins with refuge and ends with dedication of merits. you'll also notice many other similarities because it's Buddha Dharma.

http://english.jodoshuna.org/prayer/daily-prayer/
by DGA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Martin Luther King Day
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: Martin Luther King Day

On the anti-racism front, I think this fellow is very much on the right track: “The only culture that white people and upper-middle-class white people have is whiteness,” Henson explains. “To fit in that class, you must strip yourself of everything else. What I would like to do is show white working...
by DGA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Martin Luther King Day
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: Martin Luther King Day

I notice as of late in various media and here the use of the phrase"The American Experiment" i find it a dangerous paradigm for it lets the country off the hook for so many things. After all it's all just an experiment.. watch the movie American Made and see what really happened with the contra aff...
by DGA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 32
Views: 352

Re: Psoriasis

Clinical hypnosis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnosis "Treating skin diseases with hypnosis (hypnodermatology) has performed well in treating warts, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis." Hypnosis, you say. https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=25863#p393625 Afterward, the researcher told me that...
by DGA
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 32
Views: 352

Re: Psoriasis

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:33 pm
You may also want to make sure you are not deficient in Vitamin D.
That's an interesting point. I was diagnosed with low vitamin D last week and now I'm on a daily D supplement. It's great.
by DGA
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where are 1% of Americans?
Replies: 25
Views: 473

Re: Where are 1% of Americans?

Recall democracy's old pal Erlichmann: I started to ask Ehrlichman a series of earnest, wonky questions that he impatiently waved away. “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left ...
by DGA
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 32
Views: 352

Re: Psoriasis

Motova wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:42 am
Clinical hypnosis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnosis

"Treating skin diseases with hypnosis (hypnodermatology) has performed well in treating warts, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis."
Hypnosis, you say.

viewtopic.php?t=25863#p393625
by DGA
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 32
Views: 352

Re: Psoriasis

What will work depends on what is causing it. Almost everybody that has been cured will quote a different treatment. Have you tried pine or birch tar soap? It works really well for other skin conditions. Buy the proper stuff from a Baltic country. The EU produced stuff (like Wright's Coal Tar Soap)...
by DGA
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 32
Views: 352

Re: Psoriasis

I find I can't use soaps, even the "clinically proven" special ones. Instead, bathe in just water. For really bad episodes bathe in oats. I very gently exfoliate every day and then apply Aveeno cream. It seems to work really well for me, even though the traditional advice is to not exfoliate. A cha...
by DGA
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 32
Views: 352

Re: Psoriasis

It’s unpleasant Yes, it is. Suggestions? I developed psoriasis in the scalp in 2013. I was referred by my doctor to a specialist. The specialist confirmed the diagnosis and basically said I would have to live with it for the rest of my life. He prescribed some chemicals to treat it with, which woul...
by DGA
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what is your approach to Dharma?
Replies: 41
Views: 1169

Re: what is your approach to Dharma?

To put things into perspective, based on my limited experience for a years, in Singapore most Tibetan Buddhist teachings are free,mainly I believe due to Chinese Mahayana culture influence that donating to Dharma activities generates immersive merits. Hence wealthy patrons and Chinese associations ...
by DGA
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what is your approach to Dharma?
Replies: 41
Views: 1169

Re: what is your approach to Dharma?

:good: I think that rory is asking if the teachings are for sale. If so, then her questions are completely relevant and should be clarified directly and immediately. No, they are irrelevant. This year I am organising, for the second time, a "seminar" with our teacher Loppon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche. La...
by DGA
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what is your approach to Dharma?
Replies: 41
Views: 1169

Re: what is your approach to Dharma?

Does it require $ to get teachings/empowerments from Nyingma teachers for lay people? Do you have to go to a specific place that costs money? Your questions are irrelevant. I think that rory is asking if the teachings are for sale. If so, then her questions are completely relevant and should be cla...
by DGA
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 32
Views: 352

Psoriasis

It’s unpleasant

Suggestions?
by DGA
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Murder Most Foul.
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: Murder Most Foul.

:yinyang:

I don't want it dead, I just don't understand its role on a Buddhist board.
by DGA
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: What's wrong with democracy?
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: What's wrong with democracy?

Wayfarer wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:50 am
DGA wrote:Brooks manages to be both full of shit AND irrelevant,
I wonder if you noticed a Brooks column called The Neural Buddhists quite a few years back. I thought it was pretty good.

I missed that one. I'll take a look.