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by Pero
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Celebrity Culture
Replies: 44
Views: 541

Re: Celebrity Culture

Because for me it's pointless. I don't have to show them respect. You don't have to, at least not any more than any other decesead person that you don't have much of a connection with. These athletes don't deserve 1/10 of what they're earning and what I'd really like to see is the state appropriate...
by Pero
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Impeachment Amendment
Replies: 44
Views: 788

Re: Impeachment Amendment

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:08 pm
Pero wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:58 pm
Well, that is pretty much what US presidents are.
Not really. Warlords generally seize power violently.
Was using it loosely but since you mentioned this I wonder if one couldn't call the election process violent too. :smile:
by Pero
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Impeachment Amendment
Replies: 44
Views: 788

Re: Impeachment Amendment

Obama literally extrajudicially murdered American citizens abroad. Oh, you mean that when Obama ordered that terrorist guy who advocated murdering fellow Americans from a perch in Yemen? Not shedding any tears over that one. Anyway, this is irrelevant to the impeachment. I'm not going to advocate f...
by Pero
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Eminem darkness
Replies: 21
Views: 531

Re: Eminem darkness

Why would it be going too far?
by Pero
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 poll #1
Replies: 37
Views: 1207

Re: POTUS 2020 poll #1

DNS wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:31 pm
Next debate for Dems is Jan. 14, 2020. Only 6 qualified:

Joe Biden
Bernie Sanders
Elizabeth Warren
Pete Buttigieg
Amy Klobuchar
Tom Steyer
What are the criteria for qualifying? Also, does the amount of candidates reduce following each debate?
by Pero
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Our Anti-War President
Replies: 92
Views: 3945

Re: Our Anti-War President

RT is just an instrument of the Russian Gvt. They are a state run media conglomerate, like the BBC, CBC, etc. The difference is that I don't trust them. The Russians have a vested interest in undoing the Atlantic Alliance. I like the Atlantic Alliance. A weak Russia makes for a safer world. Funny y...
by Pero
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2020 poll #1
Replies: 37
Views: 1207

Re: POTUS 2020 poll #1

The problem being David that there is very little information available here in the UK about most of the candidates apart from the obvious ones..Trump, Biden, Sanders. I doubt if many in Europe apart from political students will have heard enough of the rest to make a judgement. I might be wrong. O...
by Pero
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Wilkinson Translations
Replies: 44
Views: 2246

Re: Wilkinson Translations

but I will say that at the very least Mr Wilkinson includes the Tibetan text at the end of his volumes, enabling those who know some Tibetan to check for themselves. Yes. Translators such as Sangye Khandro usually give the Tibetan, so if you have some language knowledge you can check yourself. Tran...
by Pero
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Wilkinson Translations
Replies: 44
Views: 2246

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

It would be nice when people make these public condemnations that they stick to what it is they don't like about the translation or the translators method , rather than simply continuing to insult a given translator. Yeah but apparently really easy to put out tantra after tantra too. But I guess it...
by Pero
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Wilkinson Translations
Replies: 44
Views: 2246

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

i once read a wilkinson work and after a few lines my eyes where defiled 😂 In order to make a comment like that apparently you must be fluent in the Tibetan language.[/quote] Not really. You only need to have some proficiency in English to see his translations are strange. Wilkinson, good or bad tr...
by Pero
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: If you fail, double it!
Replies: 13
Views: 1111

Re: If you fail, double it!

First time I hear of it and also probably the way to eventually quit altogether.
by Pero
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?
Replies: 78
Views: 19069

Re: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?

PSM wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:16 pm
They're back on.
They're not. :smile:
by Pero
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?
Replies: 78
Views: 19069

Re: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?

Great, great interview. His point about people not taking their meditation seriously enough - including keeping in mind the goal is total buddhahood, not just more mindfulness - is so important. His reply to someone asking what to do if they have 10 minutes a day to practice was great and sobering....
by Pero
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?
Replies: 78
Views: 19069

Re: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?

Watched the video yesterday, thanks for sharing Monktastic! I found his point on silent retreats/sensory deprivation interesting (and other stuff he said too), on looking back I can see that somewhat in my own limited experience. Still don't agree about not doing silent retreats at all though. Anyon...
by Pero
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Dream Yoga

Thanks for the advices guys. (late I know haha) If it’s important to you Pero you might want to set the alarm 15 minutes earlier. You then immediately grab your journal and pen and write down without censorship everything you remember. Over time the unconscious mind notices that you are listening ( ...
by Pero
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: Dream Yoga

Huh... Years ago I read in a book about lucid dreaming and OBE's that it's impossible to read texts in a dream. I thought that was very strange since I have been able to do so and my teacher had no issues with that. Although the sample size for me is very small haha, I think I only had one or two dr...
by Pero
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 2030

Re: So, you read pirated books?

I believe this was discussed before (although probably more dharma publishing related), doubt anyone will change their opinion but anyway: EU withheld a study that shows piracy doesn't hurt sales The biggest challenge facing a new author isn’t piracy; it’s obscurity. That study does not say that pi...
by Pero
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 2030

Re: So, you read pirated books?

I believe this was discussed before (although probably more dharma publishing related), doubt anyone will change their opinion but anyway:

EU withheld a study that shows piracy doesn't hurt sales
https://justcanthelpwriting.com/tag/book-piracy/ wrote:The biggest challenge facing a new author isn’t piracy; it’s obscurity.
by Pero
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6965
Views: 754609

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

This is pretty much why Fabio developed Harmonious Breathing and there's also chair based Yantra. Traditional Yantra actually requires quite a high degree of physical capacity, but a lot of benefit can still be had from these other forms. On this topic, has anyone read "Breathe As You Are"? Is it b...
by Pero
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6965
Views: 754609

Re: Yantra Yoga

How old are you? I didn't notice it really bugging me until my mid 30's or so. 32. It's not really bugging me, not hurting me, it's just annoying and weird lol. Mine doesn't always bug me either, but anyway it is often a sign of a tight psoas, which can strain the ql and lower lumbar muscles on the...

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