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by Fa Dao
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 386881

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

As usual, I'm amazed at the clarity of his transmission. Beyond anything. He truly is my Guru in that sense. And yet, as usual, I'm unsure how to continue in the Dzogchen Community. I practice the Short Tun, have met the small local sangha, and I know the SMS program exists. But really, what is the...
by Fa Dao
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Interview with Malcolm on Wisdom Podcast
Replies: 28
Views: 1180

Re: Interview with Malcolm on Wisdom Podcast

tiagolps wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:34 am
Malcolm should make a weekly podcast. It would certainly help a lot of people. :geek:
Agreed :twothumbsup:
by Fa Dao
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17028

Re: The DJKR Topic

I don't quite understand how some lineages of tantric yoga can be continued if the lamas who are not monks are prohibited from having sex (with possibly also a female in the same sect?). Do people expect these lamas to miraculously just “get it” and educate us without going through a householder’s ...
by Fa Dao
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: TCM vs Tibetan Medicine
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: TCM vs Tibetan Medicine

TCM is based predominantly on Daoist philosophy while TM is based on Buddhist and has more similarities with ayurvedic medicine.
by Fa Dao
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 5944

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

just producing it when the threat level allows for it is usually enough. :o WHAT?!?! Are you saying you carry a gun to scare people away with it? Dude, I don't know what kind of training or experience you have but that sounds straight up idiotic, and my concealed carry etc. friends/acquaintances wo...
by Fa Dao
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 5944

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Yeah, you're right... Somebody has to perpetuate violence and conflict and who better than a white man with a gun? Wow..you make so much sense...youre right...even though I have had extensive training in the past, both civilian and military, I should just let those homeless people that I see every ...
by Fa Dao
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 5944

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

And for those claiming Australia's success with gun control it doesnt hurt to hear the other sides views. This does not mean that I think we dont need gun control in the US..we just need gun control that actually works and is not a kneejerk reaction to some tragedy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u...
by Fa Dao
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 5944

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Maybe. If there's no reason to believe the state can act enlightened there's no reason to believe the people can either. Everyone is just yelling their pet myths and isms at this point. There's no center left to listen. Things will get worse before they get better. The crisis needs to blow itself o...
by Fa Dao
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 5944

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Dude, nail on the head :twothumbsup: Maybe. If there's no reason to believe the state can act enlightened there's no reason to believe the people can either. Everyone is just yelling their pet myths and isms at this point. There's no center left to listen. Things will get worse before they get bett...
by Fa Dao
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longde correspondences
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Longde correspondences

When looking at the 4 Da's of Longde and corresponding them to the 3 types of energy, Dang, Rolpa, and Tsal would Dewa be under Rolpa or Tsal? same for Salwa..would it be under Rolpa or Tsal? Mitogpa obviously would be Dang...
by Fa Dao
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 5944

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

With the way the justice system normally works in the US, "getting tough on guns" or "common sense gun laws" would actually just mean something like the new version of The War on Drugs, or alternatively some kind of window dressing legislation that has no real effect. Basically it would disproporti...
by Fa Dao
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 5944

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

The honky on the motorcycle does half half a point though: Gun control is not going to stop gun killings. Not by itself, it isn't. I made the following point in another thread following the Orlando massacre: Here in rural Greece, the place is crawling with guns. Apart from hunting weapons, the isla...
by Fa Dao
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 5944

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Carrying a gun is not bad karma. Carrying weapons predisposes one to violence with those weapons. One will not carry a gun or other deadly weapon unless one has some aggressive impulses or fear leading to such impulses. Karma begins in the mind. Just the act of carrying a gun means that one has alr...
by Fa Dao
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 5944

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Virtue signaling and righteous indignation are so satisfying to the ego...arent they? Pull your heads out of the clouds..this is samsara..it cant be fixed. Face it..there are bad people in the world who dont care what you think about, well, basically anything...and simply cant be reasoned with and ...
by Fa Dao
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 5944

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Virtue signaling and righteous indignation are so satisfying to the ego...arent they? Pull your heads out of the clouds..this is samsara..it cant be fixed. Face it..there are bad people in the world who dont care what you think about, well, basically anything...and simply cant be reasoned with and ...
by Fa Dao
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 5944

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Virtue signaling and righteous indignation are so satisfying to the ego...arent they? Pull your heads out of the clouds..this is samsara..it cant be fixed. Face it..there are bad people in the world who dont care what you think about, well, basically anything...and simply cant be reasoned with and ...
by Fa Dao
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 5944

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Virtue signaling and righteous indignation are so satisfying to the ego...arent they? Pull your heads out of the clouds..this is samsara..it cant be fixed. Face it..there are bad people in the world who dont care what you think about, well, basically anything...and simply cant be reasoned with and h...
by Fa Dao
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 5944

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

The other side of the argument backed up by FBI crime statistics:
https://youtu.be/1alljvP_org
by Fa Dao
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

cool..thanks
by Fa Dao
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

Ngondzok Gyalpo is a deity's name that appears in different places, diiferent mandalas, including in Chogling's Tukdrup Barchay Kunsel, and in some ShiTro pratices, where I think the name is equivalent to Chemchok Heruka. It's also the main yidam deity in the system of Dzogchen LongDe. In general, ...