Search found 187 matches

by madhusudan
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Does meditating on emptiness directly lead to compassion?
Replies: 122
Views: 2339

Re: Does meditating on emptiness directly lead to compassion?

Since I came upon this stanza today, I thought to share it here: One whose view of emptiness is devoid of compassion does not reach the supreme path. Even if you cultivate compassion alone, you will remain here in samsara, but where is liberation? One who has both does not remain either in mundane e...
by madhusudan
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?
Replies: 77
Views: 4234

Re: Quitting alcohol. Dharmic advice?

Did you notice, Hazel, that your most recent post was your 108th? Whoa.....duuuuuuuuude.....pretty rad. I thought narwhal had a great idea on quitting FB. I too gave it up some years ago after their repeatedly changing the privacy policy, which to me indicated their complete lack of respect for thei...
by madhusudan
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 4464

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Yep, Conway's got on opinion - for which he disingenuously claims there is consensus. In fact, it's in dispute. That's why he would write an op-ed in a major national publication - to argue his pov. In the constantly shifting sands of different charges over the past three years, I'm looking forward ...
by madhusudan
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 4464

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

It's sad that people trading on their wisdom would let their TDS flare up in such an embarrassing manner. It's been a 3 year long get-him-at-all-costs impeach the m-fer "resistance" totally partisan secret basement impeachment without actual crimes.
by madhusudan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 1440

Re: Climate rebels

Extinction Rebellion is not about climate according to one of its co-founders:

by madhusudan
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 4809

Re: Greta Thunberg

Climate hysteria would dissipate on its own, as the doomsday deadlines pass and things continue on as usual, leaving only a fleeting mild embarrassment except for how ephemeral memory is and the turn of generations. Here is a decent record: https://cei.org/blog/wrong-again-50-years-failed-eco-pocaly...
by madhusudan
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cold Showers
Replies: 23
Views: 1382

Re: Cold Showers

I have been taking cold showers regularly and, like you, enjoy the effects. It is worth remembering that what for us may be a minor austerity is for much of the world simply daily life. I recall bathing in Nepal with a bucket of cold water and a scooper indoors or just wearing a lungi and washing my...
by madhusudan
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: About bad parents, how should we treat them in Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: About bad parents, how should we treat them in Buddhism

This is such a difficult situation and I am so sorry to hear about what you had to endure growing up. Your parents denied you a loving home, but fortunately your extended family showed some responsibility and care. These things occur due to previous karma, so one way to look at it is that you incurr...
by madhusudan
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama
Replies: 31
Views: 3142

Re: Sit-down with Dudjom Lineage Lama

Sorry if this question is a bit off topic, but how can we do tsok alone? I'm living abroad in a Mahayana country. I'm pretty sure I have lung for Shower of Blessings, since the Lama gave lung before I left for the common texts of the center along with ngondro,which I requested. Thanks. Don't ask for...
by madhusudan
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 95
Views: 7230

Re: boring questions about losing weight

If you're willing to completely change your lifestyle and relationship with food, check out Snake Diet. Sounds gimmicky, but works for real.
by madhusudan
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerment for Blessings
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Empowerment for Blessings

Thank you, Peter, for your response. That was informative. I will make an effort to get in touch with the lama to ask him.
by madhusudan
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerment for Blessings
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Empowerment for Blessings

I attended a Dudjom Tersar torma empowerment for Padmasambhava some time ago which was described as being "for blessings". There was no practice or sadhana taught. Can someone clarify what this means? I ask because I am interested in doing a Lake Born Vajra practice, but don't want to break samaya i...
by madhusudan
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Differences between sects
Replies: 14
Views: 1129

Re: Differences between sects

This one is kinda fun reading and may interest you:

https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-ma ... ur-schools
by madhusudan
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Concordance
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Concordance

passel wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:44 am
That's why this site is just the same conversation, over and over.
How ironic. Sigh.
by madhusudan
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Concordance
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Concordance

I am continually amazed by how the various levels of teachings align within Dharma into one perfect whole. It inspires faith. However, in my musings I can also be prone to see patterns where none exist. Anyhow, on my walk this morning I thought that Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom could correspond to ...
by madhusudan
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Visiting Nepal and Sikkim
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: Visiting Nepal and Sikkim

In Kathmandu, in addition to the usual Buddhist spots, you could try to visit the Tilopa & Naropa caves in Pashupatinath.

Just outside of Kathmandu is Guru Rinpoche's Asura cave in Pharping.

Bhaktapur is definitely worth a visit.

Finally, if you can swing it, a visit to Lumbini would be special.
by madhusudan
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Listening to music while doing something else: good idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Re: Listening to music while doing something else: good idea?

By virtue of your question, I assume you have misgivings, perhaps because of reading of the detriments of listening to music while engaged in other activities or maybe by an innate sense that it could be better to forego music. The negative aspect that I've heard of is that one might lose mindfulnes...
by madhusudan
Mon May 21, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cayenne Tea
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Re: Cayenne Tea

I used to do cayenne tea but the addiction grew to the point where the tea was not enough and I would secretly buy canisters of capsaicin based tear gas and snort it. The burn marks under my nostrils was a giveaway, so I had to come clean one day, admit my addiction and go into rehab. Don't people ...
by madhusudan
Sun May 20, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Cayenne Tea
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

Cayenne Tea

I want to share a new health potion I've added to my routine: cayenne tea. It is particularly beneficial to circulation and heart health. I also find, if this sort of thing is attractive, that it causes mild euphoria and relaxation. My experience is that in the beginning it can be a little difficult...
by madhusudan
Thu May 17, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

Re: Interconnected - HH Ogyen Trinley Droje

to feel that others’ claims on us undercut our freedom. We experience our relationships as ties that bind us and limit our freedom. I think many people who start contemplating renunciation have these feelings. Can't imagine people who don't. :tongue: Good point. I was thinking, along more secular l...

Go to advanced search