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by amanitamusc
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: is masturbation sexual misconduct?
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: is masturbation sexual misconduct?

Longchenpa and Tsongkhapa refer to the hands as an inappropriate organ. Sexual transgression, refers to another's spouse, those who are close relatives, or not in their right minds, or deliberately having sex at an improper place or time. Included are intercourse in forbidden parts of the body, suc...
by amanitamusc
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan
Replies: 55
Views: 746

Re: Interesting article on media backlash and Joe Rogan

This is possibly more because of cultural perception than his political alignment, which if anything seems to be libertarian. I haven't watched that much of his podcasts (too long), but from what I've watched and heard, he does seem more like a libertarian. He said he supported Bernie in 2016 but n...
by amanitamusc
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 841

Re: What is meant by no self?

Can someone explain to me "not self"? I saw someone post this on it: "Let it be seen that you are nothing. And in knowing that you are nothing... there is nothing to lose, there is nothing to gain. What can happen to you? Something can happen to the body, but it will either heal or it won't. What's...
by amanitamusc
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Words

happens as diversity continuously.

lack of words.
by amanitamusc
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 46
Views: 4355

Re: Quitting smoking

Mulungu is also traditionally used as an antispasmodic for asthma, bronchitis and coughs. Studies indicate it is useful for quitting tobacco, as it appears to block nicotine receptors and acts as a competitive nicotine antagonist.
by amanitamusc
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Practice advice please
Replies: 37
Views: 1636

Re: Practice advice please

It has no inherent existence thus and is of no ultimate value. The Buddha himself criticised astrology. Read the Pali Canon. You should tell your Chod Lama this view you have.As i have said before,looking for practice advise on a forum full of strangers is foolish at best.You seem more interested i...
by amanitamusc
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Practice advice please
Replies: 37
Views: 1636

Re: Practice advice please

Isn’t the Dharma more powerful than any astrological conditions? A great Lama once told me that some cultures can’t be separated from their religions while others, like the modern western culture, can. So the “right astrological conditions“ is something that is rooted in eastern culture rather than...
by amanitamusc
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 254
Views: 15855

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

What many have accepted as the Buddhist paradigm of past-life karmic retribution is not at all correct. It has it's roots in ancient pseudo-Hindu misinterpretations of the Vedas, and that wrathful anger people have against wrongdoers that they expect them to be punished for after death because they...
by amanitamusc
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 254
Views: 15855

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

What many have accepted as the Buddhist paradigm of past-life karmic retribution is not at all correct. It has it's roots in ancient pseudo-Hindu misinterpretations of the Vedas, and that wrathful anger people have against wrongdoers that they expect them to be punished for after death because they...
by amanitamusc
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Age of Disease, Famine and War
Replies: 22
Views: 1219

Re: Age of Disease, Famine and War

I am not much of a Nyingmapa, although I have received some Nyingma teachings I am mostly focusing on Drikung. Somehow I have a weird block when it comes to Padmasambhava despite the fact that I always used to feel close to him and in my beginnings recited his mantra every day and even used it in m...
by amanitamusc
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: are Dang, rTsal, and Rol pa different "densities" of the same reality?
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: are Dang, rTsal, and Rol pa different "densities" of the same reality?

Hey all, I've been getting more into dzogchen, and now I'm coming across terms about the three kayas, as well as dang, tsal & rol pa. I'm trying figure out the relationship between these things because, since dzogchen is about achieving nondual awareness on reality, i figure that if all the densiti...
by amanitamusc
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: is masturbation sexual misconduct?
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: is masturbation sexual misconduct?

I've been doing some research as well as talking to my mom, who is a devout Buddhist. Although I read online that the Dalai Lama says that masturbation and oral sex are sexual misconduct, I also read that he said they can be "enjoyable and harmless" for society. I was thinking about getting baptize...
by amanitamusc
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 902376

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Four Awarenesses for Those who Doubt Reincarnation
" Because any narrative always belongs to the domain of mind while the knowledge of Dzogchen is beyond mind."

The teachings and study of Dzogchen without DI is not of very much use.
by amanitamusc
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 902376

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I have been surprised that people have been thinking Yeshi would take over. Am I the only one who watched My Reincarnation? I walked away about 4 years ago, the writing was on the wall. I read this thread and I wonder what trying to guilt trip Yeshi into teaching when he’s stated over and over he h...
by amanitamusc
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 902376

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Perhaps with this we can discuss what really happened and what the situation actually is. On Friday, August 14, an online meeting of the Gakyil and instructors of the International Dzogchen Community took place with Yeshi Namkhai, the son of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. This was the second meeting, the f...
by amanitamusc
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: are all Buddhas in tibetan buddhism literal emanations of the Adi Buddha
Replies: 24
Views: 1016

Re: are all Buddhas in tibetan buddhism literal emanations of the Adi Buddha

If only there was some book that defined exactly how Buddhas and sentient beings arise. A Commentary like that would be really Great. but, they/we don't arise :shrug: My comment was a reference to a book recently translated by Malcolm that addresses this point Yea,t :twothumbsup: that did ring a be...
by amanitamusc
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 902376

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

500 people participated in the second meeting. Contact gakyils, gars, lings, sms instructors, dance instructors, yantra instructors, etc. they were all there. Demand an explanation. Yes, the organisation is there to support the teachers and the students, not the other way around, so if it needs to ...
by amanitamusc
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 902376

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I mean from the all the communication we have had since Rinpoche passed. Plus, someone just posted Adriano's recent advice here, which is much the same as we have had before, this is what is important now imo. Anyway I'll bow out, I hope you and others find peace with all this! I agree with Adriano...
by amanitamusc
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 902376

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Mantrik wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:32 am
Russell wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:12 am I don't feel any angst about this anymore and think the communication has been adequate and the situation is clear enough for each of us to know how to proceed.
Really? Must be me then - had no info at all.
Me too#

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