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by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20955

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

Going the way of Origen could possibly help. Provided one has really good karma. :woohoo:
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20955

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

What he's saying is that the practice of the Dharma is absolutely incompatible with homosexuality - which he thus wholeheartedly and totally condemns, of course, but also relates to the practice; more than that, the issue of homosexuality is for him intrinsically and unavoidably related to the prac...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20955

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

Interpretations of marriage, sexual life and many other social customs are not relevant to the path of liberation. They become relevant to the path of liberation the instant the supposedly highly realized teacher relates them to the path. Which is precisely what HH does: Cultivators must be normal ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20955

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

Looking at the actions of other masters, it becomes clear that a profound mastery and realisation of the Dharma does not seem to guarantee perfection of conduct and understanding. That merits a thread of its own: http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=9640" onclick="window.open(this.href);...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20955

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

One more proof that true Buddhist masters are nearly extinct. Interesting. Do you think that Buddhist teachers of the past didn't hold such views? That they were on the whole freer from prejudice and everyday misconceptions than the contemporary ones are? I certainly hope they were! What's "realiza...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Capacity for following Dzogchen
Replies: 87
Views: 13407

Re: Capacity for following Dzogchen

OK, I'll be frank here. The more I read threads like these, the more I'm inclined to think that we should not lightly talk about such core, all-important 'things' as rigpa, integration etc. in public - and that perhaps we'd better not talk about these things at all unless 1. our interlocutor is some...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20955

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

gyougan wrote:One more proof that true Buddhist masters are nearly extinct.
Interesting. Do you think that Buddhist teachers of the past didn't hold such views? That they were on the whole freer from prejudice and everyday misconceptions than the contemporary ones are?
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: building bakeries... in the Himalayas!
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

building bakeries... in the Himalayas!

Well, actually just one bakery (though one could hope...). I'm not sure if 'Engaged Buddhism' is the right place to post it, but posting it certainly deserves:

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by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20955

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

Andrew108 wrote:But his idea of dharma was really scary:

''How should we cultivate? We must first let go of our desires and put and end to love'
I can already hear the fiddle and the drums, and see the glint of the steel.
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20955

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

Ouch-time again and again.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Death contemplation for recognizing the state of rigpa?
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: Death contemplation for recognizing the state of rigpa?

Pero wrote:
treehuggingoctopus wrote:Would DI be enough? No lung required?
Yup.
Thanks.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The board and its direction (if any)
Replies: 74
Views: 7842

Re: The board and its direction (if any)

PS do goats really wince? I'd like to see a picture of that. It seems that you have never seen a goat eating gorse. They wince as they get their mouths around the thorns, but they manage to bite and chew it okay. As evined by the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVnzZndOAsY" onclick=...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Death contemplation for recognizing the state of rigpa?
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: Death contemplation for recognizing the state of rigpa?

It is NOT a comfortable practice - but it is very effective. Old Bob, Not a comfortable practice in what way? How not a comfortable practice? I don't think it can be explained without going into how it is done. But I think whether it's comfortable or not depends on the person. And, everything is re...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen study
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Re: Dzogchen study

The first book you should read before any study of Dzogchen is ''Cutting through Spiritual Materialism'' by Trungpa Rinpoche. After that if you are still interested then read ''Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness'' by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso. Then after that read ''Crystal and the Way of ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: the ethnic conflict in Burma
Replies: 108
Views: 14338

Re: the ethnic conflict in Burma

As an experiment read the Koran and judge Mohammed by today's standards. That was the mistake I made. He recommended beating your wife in at least three places that I remember. The best was where he recommends beating your wife for no reason. If you only beat your wife when she does something wrong...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: the ethnic conflict in Burma
Replies: 108
Views: 14338

Re: the ethnic conflict in Burma

I didn't like the Muslim religion after reading the Koran. I don't have much interest in neoplatonic reinterpretations of the original text. And why not? Because it's simpler that way? Sorry Nemo, but that's human history - originals get lost and forgotten, and endless reinterpretations take their ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: the ethnic conflict in Burma
Replies: 108
Views: 14338

Re: the ethnic conflict in Burma

Most of us are not suggesting a "Islam-is-the-ultimate-horror-as-the-history-so-clearly-evinces" argument. Huseng, Either many of 'you' are doing a very bad job expressing their views, or some of 'you' at least are suggesting precisely what I wrote they are. The utopian fantasy of everyone regardle...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6513
Views: 623134

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Oh it's difficult today...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism about spirit guides
Replies: 66
Views: 12076

Re: Buddhism about spirit guides

Kunga wrote:Does Lhug-Pa's mention of 'homosexual acts' and 'racism' connote that these are both negative actions? Maybe he/she/it should understand that for many homophobia is as negative as racism. Prejudice is prejudice.
Lhug-Pa's posts have quite consistently been homophobic for some time.

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