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by dreambow
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 51169

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo - The Nature of Mind. Can't fault the video, it talks about awareness clearly.
by dreambow
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 51169

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

Yes but you can say I am aware I'm walking and become the walk itself....nothing else but the totality of walking. Aware of whats
around but not labelling anything.
by dreambow
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 51169

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

Can we say aware of awareness?
by dreambow
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 51169

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

You say um no, that's no argument...I can say um yes. Will that convince you?
by dreambow
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 51169

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

As I see it Sam Harris leans towards Dzogchen. The unadorned truth is awareness or just be...not this or that or any added adjunct.
by dreambow
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to practice generosity in modern society
Replies: 50
Views: 5345

Re: How to practice generosity in modern society

By all means give to buskers. I sometimes give to the homeless as well ....they have completely cut back on social housing, there's a fifteen year wait to get into a commission flat. As for well known charities I balk at giving to a CEO of a large charity ....who is usually sitting pretty on $200 to...
by dreambow
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Circumnambulating Boudhanath Stupa
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: Circumnambulating Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa dominates the area. Circumnambulating holy temples, mountains and other religious monasteries is very
common and acceptable, desirable in the east. The almost hypnotic walking around puts one in the mood for meditation
and the thoughts quieten down slowly but surely.
by dreambow
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 78
Views: 7228

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

'Ego can turn yogi s like Ramana into its trap' Most people think Ramana was a jnani. Ramana says "to ask the mind to kill the mind is like making the thief the policeman. He will go with you and pretend to catch the thief, but nothing will be gained. So you you must turn inward and see where the mi...
by dreambow
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Sam Harris: The Happiness Experiment
Replies: 11
Views: 1541

Re: Sam Harris: The Happiness Experiment

"He has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and philosophy" Ok he's not that impressive....he can talk that's all!
by dreambow
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 78
Views: 7228

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

How to define liberation: "Not being bound, attracted or repulsed by any one particular 'realm' is called the dawning of the Svabhavikakaya in the mindstream. When activities of body, speech and mind no longer entail karmic consequences, one is said to have attained Abhisambodhikaya (perfect kaya of...
by dreambow
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 78
Views: 7228

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

The Buddha encouraged those who were most sincere to leave the world and follow him in order to live the holy life, free from the duty and obligations of the householder life. Yet Ramana Maharshi usually discouraged his disciples from leaving the household life in pursuit of greater spiritual focus....
by dreambow
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 78
Views: 7228

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

Dattatreya proclaims in his Avadhuta Gita: “The whole universe is shining as One, Without any split or break, or separate parts. The idea of 'Maya' is itself the great delusion; Duality and Non-duality are merely concepts of the mind.” Ramana Maharshi said "One consciousness, equally distributed eve...
by dreambow
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues
Replies: 83
Views: 10074

Re: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues

Rory you've tied yourself into pc knots. Instead of widening your outlook you have become narrow and judgemental. Their are many gender issues in this society...men can be violent and unpredictable but women can be outrageous bullies as well, especially in the workforce.The number of people employed...
by dreambow
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues
Replies: 83
Views: 10074

Re: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues

'Right now gender is a fashionable idea pushed to absurd extremes' Yes that's the way I see it as well. Indeed
if a man came into a women's bathroom, most females would be loath to say anything as one has to be so
careful and political correctness reigns supreme.
by dreambow
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues
Replies: 83
Views: 10074

Re: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues

Hijras have a recorded history in the Indian subcontinent from antiquity onwards as suggested by the Kama Sutra period. They are a fairly common sight in India. Their history features a number of well-known roles part gender, part spiritual and very much in survival mode. They sing at weddings and b...
by dreambow
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The attainment of the Arhats
Replies: 155
Views: 15164

Re: The attainment of the Arhats

As the Buddha taught: "My teaching is not a philosophy. It is the result of direct experience... My teaching is a means of practice, not something to hold onto or worship. My teaching is like a raft used to cross the river. Only a fool would carry the raft around after he had already reached the oth...
by dreambow
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues
Replies: 83
Views: 10074

Re: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues

'Personally, I avoid gender politics like plague' Totally agree...who wants to be embroiled in all the emotional over the top rhetoric!
by dreambow
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The attainment of the Arhats
Replies: 155
Views: 15164

Re: The attainment of the Arhats

It is intellectual play if the comments are rigid, narrow and commentary upon commentary.
by dreambow
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The attainment of the Arhats
Replies: 155
Views: 15164

Re: The attainment of the Arhats

The different capacities of an Arhat is just mere intellectual play. To discuss awakening in this light is best not
to be rigid or exclusive. How can one discuss at length the indescribable?
by dreambow
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Replies: 36
Views: 4969

Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Once I asked Krishnamurti, ‘Why did you select this particular piece of land for the Foundation?’ back came his reply, ‘Because, this is the land that the Buddha’s feet first touched when he arrived in Kashi by boat, after his Enlightenment at Bodh Gaya!’ He did not stop there. He held me by my han...

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