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by Adder
Tue May 10, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can women become Buddhas?
Replies: 333
Views: 38838

Re: Can women become Buddhas?

The topic Men/Women is about duality. The topic Buddhahood is about non-duality. That's why arguing if a woman can become a Buddha is like comparing apples with oranges. We don't have to dig deeply into the mind to find it's state of no-genderness. Just under the surface, there is simply a being wi...
by Adder
Mon May 09, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can women become Buddhas?
Replies: 333
Views: 38838

Re: Can women become Buddhas?

We all come from the same template to the extent that if a male is completely insensitive to testosterone then they will develop into a (infertile) women. We don't come from the same template, you're forgetting chromosomal differences. Depends how you define a template I guess. I'm not suggesting w...
by Adder
Mon May 09, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can women become Buddhas?
Replies: 333
Views: 38838

Re: Can women become Buddhas?

We can clearly see in the West that women are not mentally inferior, and in my experiences men have much greater chance of being consumed by afflictions and impediments, then do women, hence why we see so much violence from men. Both men and women are physiologically identical until about 7 weeks, a...
by Adder
Sat May 07, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: Canberra, May 12 Buddhism and neuroscience
Replies: 1
Views: 2275

Re: Canberra, May 12 Buddhism and neuroscience

I hope they record it and make it available online at a later date :broke:
by Adder
Sat May 07, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Differences in after life experiences all over the world
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

Re: Differences in after life experiences all over the world

I my experience it's your conditioning at first, but with practice you can have more freedom in its appearance depending in pure intention to it.
by Adder
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can a stone meditate?
Replies: 45
Views: 5466

Re: Can a stone meditate?

If this is so, is the highest vipashyana bhumi the same as the consciousness of a stone? If the emptiness is the same for everything, why is the wisdom different? Does the stone have consciousness.... can a stone know its own face? No, I don't think a stone even has a 'face' :shrug: rang-ngo shes-p...
by Adder
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Compassion and the Basis
Replies: 13
Views: 1710

Re: Compassion and the Basis

Hello all :smile: My understanding is that when in a state of wisdom with regards to the nature of the basis, all phenomena are of 'one taste'. Why then does the energy of the basis manifest as compassion when it is aware of its own nature? I'd say the easist way to explain it, not as a method but ...
by Adder
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can a stone meditate?
Replies: 45
Views: 5466

Re: Can a stone meditate?

If this is so, is the highest vipashyana bhumi the same as the consciousness of a stone? If the emptiness is the same for everything, why is the wisdom different? Does the stone have consciousness.... can a stone know its own face? No, I don't think a stone even has a 'face' :shrug: rang-ngo shes-p...
by Adder
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health
Replies: 62
Views: 10714

Re: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health

I guess my concern with fluoridation is does brushing with fluoride paste achieve the same benefit? Because if they are adding it to the water because people are too lazy to brush their teeth then it does not seem like a good idea... the human body is complex, and with things like bioaccumulation in...
by Adder
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: knowledge of a bodhisattva and/or stream enterer
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

Re: knowledge of a bodhisattva and/or stream enterer

A hedging bodhisattva? Maybe the realization it does not actually occur (if there is no actual 'self') for the bodhisattva - just a causal footprint connected to (and therefore relative to) the sands of time (samsara). Would the direct experience be of rebirth for a bodhisattva, or the direct experi...
by Adder
Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health
Replies: 62
Views: 10714

Re: Debunking foil-hat theories on public health

"Gluten Intolerance Debunked, Gluten-Free Marketing Thrives" http://upr.org/post/gluten-intolerance-debunked-gluten-free-marketing-thrives "Gluten Intolerance May Not Exist" http://www.forbes.com/sites/rosspomeroy/2014/05/15/non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity-may-not-exist/ "A balanced look at gluten se...
by Adder
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nudity
Replies: 16
Views: 3835

Re: Nudity

I went through a nude stage :thinking:

It was about dislocating body from mind to refine mind and therefore speech. Which in turn reflects back into reinforcing refinement of body. How it dislocated body from mind was part of broader practises of asceticism.
by Adder
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: the psychedelic community: pros and cons
Replies: 134
Views: 15054

Re: the psychedelic community: pros and cons

Let me ask this, if they are not "physically addictive", what exactly do you think that means? Let's say they are as physically addictive as gambling for instance, why on earth should I see them as different? Gambling also contains no addictive chemicals, and yet, it regularly destroys people's liv...
by Adder
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Cutting Hair
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

Re: Cutting Hair

I used to ritually burn them... but it just seemed the right thing to do. :shrug:
by Adder
Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: the psychedelic community: pros and cons
Replies: 134
Views: 15054

Re: the psychedelic community: pros and cons

It's like swimming in the ocean, its a lot of fun but we are not dolphins.... so long as you don't drown or get eating by a shark. It's a taste of what is capable with perception, but artificially induced and (usually) short lasting. It might have some value in opening the eyes as to how perception ...
by Adder
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to start with Buddhism?
Replies: 23
Views: 2243

Re: How to start with Buddhism?

I started with an hour at once, but I didn't do it everyday... rather about 3 times a week. If your intention is wanting to go from periodic meditation to continuous meditation then I would not worry about trying to meditate a lot, but rather with genuine intent or follow the proper instruction from...
by Adder
Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Criticism of the Dalai Lama/Tibet
Replies: 8
Views: 1237

Re: Criticism of the Dalai Lama/Tibet

http://www.details.com/culture-trends/critical-eye/201208/leaving-om-new-buddhist-lifestyle Out of all things regarding Tibetan Buddhism, the most alarming thing is allegations of sexual abuse. I realize that every religious organization in the world has problems of sexual abuse at some point, but ...
by Adder
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the difference between the two truths?
Replies: 23
Views: 3228

Re: What is the difference between the two truths?

If they are meant to be a dichotomy they cannot be the same thing, unless they are realizations of the changing point of view through temporal space. For me that is where the contemplations and forgings of awareness through opening gates to spatial manifestation of the clear light works to create me...
by Adder
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 13
Views: 2453

Re: Enlightenment

Primordial wisdom and immortality link cleanly to Taoism, just need to associate those concepts with the merging of gnosis with the luminous nature as buddhahood. This can be done from a scientific perspective by viewing things in an energetic and interconnected sense IMO. Achieving it though probab...
by Adder
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do you answer people who try to convert you?
Replies: 74
Views: 8644

Re: How do you answer people who try to convert you?

BTDT & God told me Buddhism was the best practice to actualize Christian faith, LOL, does the answer have to be true....

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