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by Dechen Norbu
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2731

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Here is another thing we can do to avert abortion. Every time a woman has an unwanted pregnancy we can take the child and give it to an anti-choicer, whether they want it or not, no choice involved. That would imply the woman wouldn't terminate the pregnancy. The rest of the process is called adopt...
by Dechen Norbu
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2731

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Yawn all you want, Greg. You're entitled to your blasé attitude. I still think this is no laughing matter. Is a very sad subject. There's nothing to cheer about abortion being legal. It probably is a lesser evil, that's all.
by Dechen Norbu
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 35
Views: 1284

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

They are easy enough to find! It's not something polemic in Dzogchen. If you approach dream yoga from a Dzogchen perspective, understanding reality is a dream (not just dream like), is the whole point of the practice. On the top of my head I can remember Padmasabhava's teachings on the six bardos a...
by Dechen Norbu
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 35
Views: 1284

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

They are easy enough to find! It's not something polemic in Dzogchen. If you approach dream yoga from a Dzogchen perspective, understanding reality is a dream (not just dream like), is the whole point of the practice. On the top of my head I can remember Padmasabhava's teachings on the six bardos an...
by Dechen Norbu
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2731

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

I understood the joke. But the joke assumes women abort because they would have to keep the baby. That isn't the case. They can give the baby for adoption. Your joke also fails to take responsibility into account. Besides, I don't see this as joke material, Greg. We're talking about killing humans t...
by Dechen Norbu
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2731

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Here is another thing we can do to avert abortion. Every time a woman has an unwanted pregnancy we can take the child and give it to an anti-choicer, whether they want it or not, no choice involved. That would imply the woman wouldn't terminate the pregnancy. The rest of the process is called adopt...
by Dechen Norbu
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 1393

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

Far right extremists also rationalize their own existence, they also say they are not Nazis or fascists, that their doctrine was never properly put in place and so on and so forth. Ideologies that gave birth to regimens responsible for the deaths of millions of people should be completely abandoned....
by Dechen Norbu
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2731

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Still, Greg, never use this argument. We don't, or we should never, get to decide before birth which lives will or will not be precious. I think you will find that in most cases the women that decide to terminate a pregnancy are not really concerned with the theoretical preciousness of human life, ...
by Dechen Norbu
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2731

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Not all human life is precious, according to the teachings. A precious human birth is a specific type of human birth. Actually I think you will find that most humans use their lives to generate demerit and the causes of suffering. In my previous post I refuted Daizan's ideas. Still, Greg, never use...
by Dechen Norbu
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 35
Views: 1284

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

PSM wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Life is not "just a dream", that is not what the teachings say.
Some teachings do say exactly that.
Indeed.
by Dechen Norbu
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2731

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Human birth and the chance it offers to escape the wheel of life and death is precious. Not all human life is precious, according to the teachings. A precious human birth is a specific type of human birth. Actually I think you will find that most humans use their lives to generate demerit and the c...
by Dechen Norbu
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2731

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

The problem with Pro-life (beyond the political agenda) is what happens really when abortion is criminalized. The abortions rate don't tend to drop. So, actually, no life is being protected. The deaths due to abortions skyrocket. So, actually, more lives are lost. A blacket market of death arises, f...
by Dechen Norbu
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold
Replies: 16
Views: 693

Re: The Lounge: Dharma Wheel Gold

:focus:
Queequeg wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:17 pm

Its the Finger-Wagging Precept. "I shall not stop wagging my finger until all beings have been shamed."
:lol:
by Dechen Norbu
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Retreat Centers
Replies: 41
Views: 1551

Re: Retreat Centers

Since this is in the Nyingma Forum is like to mention Gyaltrul R’s place in Southern Oregon and Chagdud Tilku’s Place in Northern California. I been to both for short visits only, but liked them. Sangye Khandro hangs out here I believe. http://www.tashicholing.org/ https://chagdudgonpa.org/visiting...
by Dechen Norbu
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 209
Views: 15418

Re: Socialism & Communism

Personally, if asked, I would like to see an anarchist utopia based on mutual aid. Given that option is highly unlikely, I believe a mixed economy is the best model. I think that all utilities should be owned by the state (electricity, natural gas, petroleum, telephone networks, water, roads, educa...
by Dechen Norbu
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2731

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

I'm against abortion in most cases. I can't conceive a Buddhist who favors it. However, I don't think criminalizing abortion solves anything. It tends to create a black market. Abortion rates don't seem to drop, but the fatalities due to them go up. It also makes the problem harder to address as we ...
by Dechen Norbu
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2731

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

Don't be an ass. I never only blamed women.
I must have missed the point of your post then, cuz it looked men blaming to me.
by Dechen Norbu
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2731

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

If as Buddhist males we are serious about ending termination of pregnancy, since we believe it goes against the first precept, then as Buddhists we have to analyse cause and effect. If you want to end something, you need to uproot it's causes. We have to: Take responsibility about how we use our co...
by Dechen Norbu
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: We don't exist anywhere?
Replies: 20
Views: 603

Re: We don't exist anywhere?

After analysing with strong thinking (non meditative, normal casual thinking), i found that we dont exist anywhere in any place both in existance and non existance. It is body that arises and pass, feeling is just feeling etc. The thinking I is ego which is fabricated thought. Based on the Imaginer...

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