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by Tiago Simões
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pokemon and Shinto
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Pokemon and Shinto

by Tiago Simões
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Gender & Buddhism
Replies: 24
Views: 897

Re: Gender & Buddhism

Look up the goddess chapter in the Vimalakirti Sutra.

https://read.84000.co/translation/toh176.html
by Tiago Simões
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lama Lena Teachings
Replies: 12
Views: 1643

Re: Lama Lena Teachings

once i hear lama Lena say "Dzogchen is like anal sex, if you don't relax it cannot go in " LOLLLL that was a piece of good damn teaching. i still lmao when i remember. Khampa saying according to her :rolling: Unlikely, given the Tibetan aversion to “wrong orifices.” Was that a tibetan thing or a mo...
by Tiago Simões
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Giving a Text on Emptiness-Appearance to a non-Buddhist?
Replies: 25
Views: 911

Re: Giving a Text on Emptiness-Appearance to a non-Buddhist?

Grigoris wrote: Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:42 pm The ancestors of Alexander the Great set up an empire that was the first officially Buddhist Western empire (Greco-Bactrian).
Descendants* of his generals. The extent to which it was buddhist or western is questionable.
by Tiago Simões
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 97
Views: 7704

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti asked the crown prince Mañjuśrī, “Mañjuśrī, what is the ‘family of the tathāgatas’?” Mañjuśrī replied, “Noble sir, the family of the tathāgatas consists of all basic egoism; of ignorance and the thirst for existence; of lust, hate, and folly; of the four misapprehensi...
by Tiago Simões
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 97
Views: 7704

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

“The fire of gnosis will not burn without the fuel of afflictions” — Garab Dorje. Reminds me of this passage from the Vimalakirti Sutra Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti asked the crown prince Mañjuśrī, “Mañjuśrī, what is the ‘family of the tathāgatas’?” Mañjuśrī replied, “Noble sir, the family of the...
by Tiago Simões
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 97
Views: 7704

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

There are plenty of modern female porn directors who dedicate themselves to making ethical porn. Like Malcolm said, not all porn is the same. Pornography is a cinematic art, and as such, actors might be abused and exploited, just like in any other cinematic industry. The standards of ethical treatm...
by Tiago Simões
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 97
Views: 7704

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

There are plenty of modern female porn directors who dedicate themselves to making ethical porn. Like Malcolm said, not all porn is the same. Pornography is a cinematic art, and as such, actors might be abused and exploited, just like in any other cinematic industry. The standards of ethical treatm...
by Tiago Simões
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 97
Views: 7704

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

There are plenty of modern female porn directors who dedicate themselves to making ethical porn. Like Malcolm said, not all porn is the same. Pornography is a cinematic art, and as such, actors might be abused and exploited, just like in any other cinematic industry. The standards of ethical treatme...
by Tiago Simões
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 97
Views: 7704

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

Wayfarer wrote: Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:18 pm Yes, why indeed? Why do some people think like that? Presumably, they’re ‘VIctorian’.
I'm not asking "some people", I'm asking you.
by Tiago Simões
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 97
Views: 7704

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

Struggling with it, because I believe it’s morally wrong, for the reasons I’ve given. So it hasn't harmed your life in anyway? Well, please explain to me, how the performance of sexual acts for an audience for the purposes of attracting either attention or money is *not* a violation of the precept ...
by Tiago Simões
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 97
Views: 7704

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

'Struggling with it' is precisely not being able to 'stop consuming it'. If anyone really has the strength of will just to walk away, or has no interest in it, then, for sure, it's not a problem for them. But if everyone were like that, then it would hardly exist, but as it is, it's probably the ve...
by Tiago Simões
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 97
Views: 7704

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

Well, obviously I'm in the wrong forum. I too struggle with porn, it draws me in, and I hate myself for doing it. Probably I'm too fraught with guilt to be able to benefit from the higher teachings which are obviously being disseminated here, so I guess I should sign out for a while. Sayonara. If y...
by Tiago Simões
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 97
Views: 7704

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

Wayfarer wrote: Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:01 pm Who’s the Buddhist in that frieze, do you think?
Let's see... Guru Rinpoche, Drukpa Kunleg, Various indian Mahasiddhas... Lot's of examples of Buddhist masters who didn't give a frak about sexual social norms.
by Tiago Simões
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 97
Views: 7704

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

And also if traditional Buddhists speak up against liberal moral views, it doesn't necessarily go well for them. But reticence ought not to be taken as assent. Yes, those damn westerners always trying to project their views on sex on Indian religions... https://img3.stockfresh.com/files/d/dmitry_ru...
by Tiago Simões
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 17542

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

Who actually practices Sutrayana, as understood by the Tibetan Buddhists? Those who do not follow tantric teachings and methods. Zennies, theravadins, purelanders, etc. Sutrayana, as understood in Tibetan Buddhism, exists only in Tibetan Buddhism, and as such, only Tibetan Buddhists could be sutray...
by Tiago Simões
Wed May 27, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Test: What do you see?
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Test: What do you see?

👽👌🙏🏵️

You can actually use other emojis, even the ones on your phone.
by Tiago Simões
Fri May 22, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?
Replies: 54
Views: 2810

Re: What are the most minimalist or simplest forms or schools of Buddhism?

I recommend this series of videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zJZ_nkMs9I As Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse puts it: "HINAMUDRA: A teaching on the theory and practice of Buddhism for lethargic, indulgent, lazy, depressed and spaced out couch potatoes, for obsessive blue-collar and white-collar busy-...
by Tiago Simões
Mon May 18, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 3870

Re: Karmic cause become gay

Norden wrote: Mon May 18, 2020 2:34 pmBut the question is, what is the karmic cause that makes someone become a gay? Thanks in advance.
Watching a movie witth Keanu Reeves in it.
by Tiago Simões
Sun May 17, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Babylon Bee
Replies: 16
Views: 1249

Re: Babylon Bee

Johnny Dangerous wrote: Sun May 17, 2020 11:24 pm The right wing trying to paint the left as somehow more likely to use hyperbole is actually funnier than the joke in some ways.
Considering many of them believe universal health care is akin to communism or that gay marriage will bring about the end of civilization, it's very ironic.

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