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by Gyaltsen Tashi
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Losing my religion
Replies: 34
Views: 2273

Re: Losing my religion

I angry with the mental health system. It's corrupt. It's run by a human bureaucracy staffed by ordinary sentient beings. That's a pretty bad combination and should warn you about how optimistic you can be about it. Though I might be cynical, I hope you're doing okay... I'm better. But these proble...
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Losing my religion
Replies: 34
Views: 2273

Re: Losing my religion

I can't stand this shit anymore. I can't pretend to have love and patience. If anyone mess with me again, I'll show them what I'm made of. To hell with loving your enemy. Absolutely, show them what you're made of! If someone is causing harm, you should stop them. Of course we should still do this w...
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Losing my religion
Replies: 34
Views: 2273

Re: Losing my religion

I can't stand this shit anymore. I can't pretend to have love and patience. If anyone mess with me again, I'll show them what I'm made of. To hell with loving your enemy. Yeah, you should definitely let your enemies destroy your inner peace. That will show them! :roll: . Oh, wait, that just means t...
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Losing my religion
Replies: 34
Views: 2273

Re: Losing my religion

Life is kinda ridiculous, and when you lose faith in life, you lose faith in everything. I'm not sure how to move beyond that. It might be a matter of months or even years. Or even a lifetime.
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Losing my religion
Replies: 34
Views: 2273

Re: Losing my religion

muni wrote:If one goes through difficult years, at least suffering is known, samsara is known. While reading the Four Noble Truths without actually “knowing” suffering, is difficult to understand.
But faith may also be destroyed.
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Losing my religion
Replies: 34
Views: 2273

Re: Losing my religion

I'm sorry that you are going through some bad stuff. Of course everyone in samsara is (for real). Being ruthless is not an option however. Being ruthless means becoming like Pol Pot or Mao or Hitler or worse (there is worse in fact). Or just becoming like Sheriff Joe Apaio or George Zimmerman. Igno...
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Losing my religion
Replies: 34
Views: 2273

Re: Losing my religion

Being a Buddhist is equivalent to being a pussy - not! 20 years ago I survived compulsory military service by reading The Saearch for Meaning by Victor Frankl and Thick Face, Black Heart by Chin Ning Chu. I need to be survive in a sinister dog-eat-dog world, no less ruthless than a military environm...
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Losing my religion
Replies: 34
Views: 2273

Re: Losing my religion

Mkoll wrote:
Kelwin wrote:
If you're angry, stuff like that will just make you want to kill puppies. Trust me on that one :twisted:
Maybe if you're in some kind of blood-frenzied rage...
Cycle of rage, depression, then apathy and helplessness. No one to help.
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Losing my religion
Replies: 34
Views: 2273

Re: Losing my religion

I can't stand this shit anymore. I can't pretend to have love and patience. If anyone mess with me again, I'll show them what I'm made of. To hell with loving your enemy. Absolutely, show them what you're made of! If someone is causing harm, you should stop them. Of course we should still do this w...
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Losing my religion
Replies: 34
Views: 2273

Re: Losing my religion

I don't think I can appreciate this. My heart is hardened. I can't feel love for even cute animals.
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Losing my religion
Replies: 34
Views: 2273

Losing my religion

I can't stand this shit anymore. I can't pretend to have love and patience. If anyone mess with me again, I'll show them what I'm made of. To hell with loving your enemy.
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pith Instructions
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Pith Instructions

For beginners?

Regards,
Gyaltsen Tashi
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pith Instructions
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Pith Instructions

What are your favourites?

Regards,
Gyaltsen Tashi
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can someone with schizophrenia practice?
Replies: 58
Views: 3684

Re: Can someone with schizophrenia practice?

This is really something that an individual needs to work out with the support of his or her lamas, mental health care team, and support network-- which should include at least some sangha members. -Prasutagus Sadly, I don't have such support. I used to have a lama and a sangha, but due to some unh...
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Dharma practice atmospere"
Replies: 22
Views: 1737

Re: "Dharma practice atmospere"

I think Rinpoche is pointing toward the importance of support. You support yourself by daily habit of practice, you support yourself with good teachers and vajra brothers and sisters who drank from the same bumpa and sincerely practice the same lineage. When you practice together some space is crea...
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can someone with schizophrenia practice?
Replies: 58
Views: 3684

Re: Can someone with schizophrenia practice?

Particularly trying to visualise deities is not really a good idea when having a disease that usually comes with hallucinations and delusions and that is only stopped with chemical stuff that stunts the brain functions that facilitate these symptoms. Vajrayana has all those stories of deities appea...
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can someone with schizophrenia practice?
Replies: 58
Views: 3684

Re: Can someone with schizophrenia practice?

Does it mean I don't have a perfect human rebirth with respect to Vajrayana?

Regards,
Gyaltsen Tashi
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can someone with schizophrenia practice?
Replies: 58
Views: 3684

Re: Can someone with schizophrenia practice?

narraboth wrote:
Anyway, I agree that the patient should refrain from vajrayana practice until it's very stable.
Can you please define Vajrayana in this context?

Regards,
Gyaltsen Tashi
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Dharma practice atmospere"
Replies: 22
Views: 1737

Re: "Dharma practice atmosphere"

The smell of butter lamps makes me want to practice.
by Gyaltsen Tashi
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can someone with schizophrenia practice?
Replies: 58
Views: 3684

Re: Can someone with schizophrenia practice?

Stable on antipsychotics.