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by Pero
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:18 pm
Pero: Should The Essentials of Buddhist Meditation be read first if interested in this?
Yes!
Thanks!
by Pero
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: winning the lottery...???
Replies: 35
Views: 586

Re: winning the lottery...???

Why suicide? I used Bitcoins back in 2013/2014. I didn't hold any though. A pity, but I don't feel like it's worth suicide. Yeah I'm really exagerrating. But still imagine winning millions had you actually bought a ticket. Doubt it's pleasant... Also it might not be the same for us who aren't reall...
by Pero
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime

https://www.amazon.com/Six-Dharma-Gates-Sublime/dp/1935413015 Presently re-reading Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime by Tendai Daishi (Zhiyi), translated by Bikhshu Dharmamitra. Its one of those texts that I have read and re-read several times over the years to the point my copy is well worn, dog ear...
by Pero
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: winning the lottery...???
Replies: 35
Views: 586

Re: winning the lottery...???

MiphamFan wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:50 pm
I think his point was that he never once managed to win a sum the savings account couldn't pay out.
Right but someone always wins. What if that ends up being you? Looks like a possible suicide scenario to me.
by Pero
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 139
Views: 2500

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

If you wish to regard yourself as a buddha encased in afflictions, that is just fine. Now, about those afflictions... Distinguishing afflictions in that way is a wrong view for us. Bodhi expresses as afflictions - and it follows afflictions express as bodhi. It depends on the view. Oh yawn. Theory ...
by Pero
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Importance of Memory in Dharma
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Importance of Memory in Dharma

I am in the process of reading these two: https://www.amazon.ca/Your-Memory-How-Works-Improve/dp/1569246297/ref=pd_sim_14_14?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=B1CS1MXDWKE8YWQM6JSE https://www.amazon.ca/Make-Stick-Science-Successful-Learning/dp/0674729013/ref=pd_sim_14_15?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=B1CS1...
by Pero
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: winning the lottery...???
Replies: 35
Views: 586

Re: winning the lottery...???

Has anyone here ever won the lottery? How? Please no sarcasm or scams. Best way I've heard of playing the lottery was from a financial advisor here in the UK. What he did was picked his lottery numbers and paid what that pick would cost into a savings account. Each week he would play and put the mo...
by Pero
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4765
Views: 404654

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:39 pm
Pero wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:59 pm
What's the difference between a dbang chen and regular dbang?
a dbang chen has a very elaborate section for the vase empowerment. This is main difference.
I see, thanks.
by Pero
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Guru Rinpoche song (English)
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Guru Rinpoche song (English)

That's pretty cool. :D
by Pero
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4765
Views: 404654

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

What's the difference between a dbang chen and regular dbang?
by Pero
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4765
Views: 404654

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Motova wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:06 pm
Pero wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:31 pm
Virgo wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:42 pm



You can always go to the essence of any diety you have transmission for. This is straight from the master.

Kevin
But this probably for anuyoga practices only.
I think Kevin means for any diety ChNN has given transmission for, which I think is only anuyoga style.
Ah right, sorry.
by Pero
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When you first started... (lightweight question)
Replies: 72
Views: 2213

Re: When you first started... (lightweight question)

For one,better digestion. It doesn't sound like a bad idea in general, but we'll see. I'm sure no one here is dumb enough to drink actual boiling hot water but after the ALS ice-bucket challenge a few years ago, a 'boiling water challenge' happened and lots of people fell for it, with sometimes fat...
by Pero
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: sexual harrassment & sexual assault in the US
Replies: 68
Views: 1391

Re: sexual harrassment & sexual assault in the US

I doubt it you've ever been truly drunk. When you lose all your inhibitions anything is possible and that includes behaving like a drunken grizzly who gropes women. Yup. I drank vodka, cider and 95% spirytus at a dinner before. Never behaved oddly, did feel nauseous when I got home but that was it....
by Pero
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4765
Views: 404654

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Virgo wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:42 pm
Motova wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:27 pm
Ask a SMS instructor if you can go to the essence with just the GY, M, and ded.

You can always go to the essence of any diety you have transmission for. This is straight from the master.

Kevin
But this probably for anuyoga practices only.
by Pero
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 29
Views: 629

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

Losal Samten wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:10 pm
Pero wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:22 pm
Is that true? The turtle part I mean. I don't know why I have it in my mind that it was a joke...
The turtle idea is from Pratchett's Discworld.

Image
Ah.. haha. :smile:
by Pero
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: sexual harrassment & sexual assault in the US
Replies: 68
Views: 1391

Re: sexual harrassment & sexual assault in the US

I'm pretty sure I have above average testosterone. I gain muscle and strength very easily when I train at a caloric surplus. When I'm in a deficit I still maintain my strength. I have never felt like a "drunk grizzly" who gropes women without permission. Men who claim testosterone makes them do stu...
by Pero
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food
Replies: 11
Views: 208

Re: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food

Does anyone have any tricks to give up sugar and junk food? Thank you. A lot of it is willpower. Just learn to say no. Disagree on cutting down instead of giving up for your first time. Although that may depend on the person. For me cutting down would not have worked for sure, cold turkey was the w...
by Pero
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 29
Views: 629

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

Grigoris wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:35 am
diamind wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:45 am
Maybe. But according to Buddhism its not.
According to Buddhism the world is flat and supported by turtles.
Is that true? The turtle part I mean. I don't know why I have it in my mind that it was a joke...
by Pero
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to understand the body correctly
Replies: 35
Views: 815

Re: How to understand the body correctly

However on the conceptual and discursive level the idea that people of good intelligence can't grasp things is absurd. Being able to understand the two levels of what is being talked about is maybe key. I can agree with that to an extent. Thing is probably some things you can't really "get" without...
by Pero
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to understand the body correctly
Replies: 35
Views: 815

Re: How to understand the body correctly

If you really want to understand this topic from the Vajrayana/Dzogchen point of view you will need empowerments, transmissions, direct introduction etc. After that, there are English translations of works by Longchenpa and others that explain the topic clearly. Indeed. And then, having received th...