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by Sādhaka
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender
Replies: 34
Views: 1135

Re: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender

Nemo, There is an transgender person at my corporate job who was in the military; and he’s a pretty cool guy. Interestingly enough he’s non-PC on many issues, and is pro-freedom of speech for the most part. He is sensitive to transgender issues in some ways obviously, but has also joked and laughed ...
by Sādhaka
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Right-wing psychology
Replies: 23
Views: 393

Re: Right-wing psychology

Some good points made in this thread. Seemingly most if not all pro-trumpers are foolish, and most anti-trumpers are bandwagon fools. Also, what we might ideally have, is a ‘true’-moderate (or maybe someone center-right). That is, not controlled by corporate interests (I’m not necessarily talking s...
by Sādhaka
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Right-wing psychology
Replies: 23
Views: 393

Re: Right-wing psychology

Some good points made in this thread.

Seemingly most if not all pro-trumpers are foolish, and most anti-trumpers are bandwagon fools.
by Sādhaka
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 54
Views: 879

Re: Dream Yoga

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by Sādhaka
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: "Book Guru"?
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: "Book Guru"?

If you feel a connection to a Nyingmapa Lama, then maybe you could have a picture of them or visualize them and say the outer Guru Mantra of Padmasambhava (it’s famous, so it would be easy to find if you don’t know what it is already).
by Sādhaka
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Praying to Jetsun Dolma
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Praying to Jetsun Dolma

At the beginning of our Buddhist practice (and perhaps even for many years), we experience praying with our deluded, dualistic mind. At some point on the path, with perseverance and merit, dualism disappears and one realizes that it is the wisdom mind that is praying and that no thought, word, or a...
by Sādhaka
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do monks and nuns deny Romantic Sexual Love?
Replies: 54
Views: 3588

Re: Why do monks and nuns deny Romantic Sexual Love?

No qualms here necessarily.

At the same time, I ain’t even tryin’a go into more details on a semi-public forum.
by Sādhaka
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do monks and nuns deny Romantic Sexual Love?
Replies: 54
Views: 3588

Re: Why do monks and nuns deny Romantic Sexual Love?

...The Vajrayana approach is to directly look at the poison and experience its fundamental nature. By doing this, the poison is immediately transformed into wisdom. However, this does not mean indulging in the poisons. If one experiences one of the poisons and fails to either A) renounce it, B) app...
by Sādhaka
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 31
Views: 952

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

Excellent.

I’m no fan of his ‘Regent’s’ actions (my personal take; not to judge too much).

As you know the 16th Karmapa is highly regarded, and he also held ChNNR in high regard.

Also, Chögyam Trungpa was a student of one of the Gyalwa Dalai Lama’s main Gurus, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
by Sādhaka
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Mount Meru?
Replies: 150
Views: 3305

Re: What is Mount Meru?

Not to create an “either/or” predicament. Perhaps merely an feeble attempt on my part to resolve an seeming-“either/or”-predicament. I need to read Jamgon Kongtrul’s writing on Dzogchen Cosmology. See”Myriad Worlds”, book 1 of his Treasury of Knowledge. Last chapter. Right. Thank you. I knew it was ...
by Sādhaka
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientific Evidence of Higher Realms?
Replies: 25
Views: 621

Re: Scientific Evidence of Higher Realms?

Maybe this is only the lounge, but as the Chögyal Rinpoche has said, Dzogchen is for all sentient beings: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=7449 Now for how to not have the ‘view fall into the conduct’... https://www.padmasambhava.org/meditation-pith-instructions/ Not that that Mejung Tan...
by Sādhaka
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Marvellous Primordial State.
Replies: 22
Views: 3856

Re: The Marvellous Primordial State.

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by Sādhaka
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Mount Meru?
Replies: 150
Views: 3305

Re: What is Mount Meru?

That’s^ an artistic rendering based on ‘data’; not an actual photo.

Although maybe the images that I posted in this thread are too? 🧐
by Sādhaka
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientific Evidence of Higher Realms?
Replies: 25
Views: 621

Re: Scientific Evidence of Higher Realms?

True. Although if not mistaken, shapeshifting is in there somewhere too. Not to go into an tangent about whether there are shape-shifting reptilians or not, I don’t think it ultimately matters. But given what “science” has given vs what Buddhadharma has shown us; I’ll place my bet on Nagas over the ...
by Sādhaka
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientific Evidence of Higher Realms?
Replies: 25
Views: 621

Re: Scientific Evidence of Higher Realms?

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by Sādhaka
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Canada has a terrible system of government?
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Canada has a terrible system of government?

Bristollad, Lol Trump still beats Bush like a phallus when it comes to English; though maybe not by a whole lot. Shapiro is mostly right IMO, except for in economics (& religion) where his arguments seem an bit simplistic (i.e. too left vs right paradigm-ish). Plus it seems he’s zionist, which loses...
by Sādhaka
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist teacher accused of sexual abuse dies
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Tibetan Buddhist teacher accused of sexual abuse dies

Well here’s a man who has likely not even yet ended up in Akanista, a Buddhaksetra, or lower realm (hopefully he’s in one of the former two already); and people are already starting with articles like this. They can do whatever they want of course. But it’s ‘funny’ to see people judge with either ov...
by Sādhaka
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do Buddhas have any true multiplicity, or are they all emanations of the dharmakāya?
Replies: 48
Views: 1284

Re: Do Buddhas have any true multiplicity, or are they all emanations of the dharmakāya?

See:

The Precious Treasury of Philosophical Systems by Longchen Rabjam.


Also, a helpful post from a couple years ago:

viewtopic.php?t=24717&start=80#p375303
by Sādhaka
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 698600

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I thought it was between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM Italian time...

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