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by In the bone yard
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 38592

Re: Celibacy

I'm sorry about that...I'm not as good as I want to be with these forums. I'm still learning!
by In the bone yard
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 38592

Re: Celibacy

But people do take merit way too lightly and then they wonder why they achieve no results. So, apart from impure, masturbation is demeritorious as well? :shrug: Some scripture to back that one? In the sense that both wisdom and merit are required for realization. Merit encompasses all of one's acti...
by In the bone yard
Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 38592

Re: Celibacy

Not you greg, how did you get that?
I meant a Church (or a top head in the church) telling parishioners they can or can't do something, morally speaking.
The church is still going through a lot of hypocrisy right now.
by In the bone yard
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Why isn't it allowed? Natural versus proscribed misdeeds
Replies: 19
Views: 4665

Re: Why isn't it allowed? Natural versus proscribed misdeeds

To make clearer what I was saying about Samaya... "does not cause small pain and suffering to arise as a way of preventing great pain and suffering, or does not abandon a small benefit in order to achieve a greater benefit, if he neglects to do these things even for a moment, he is at fault." An exa...
by In the bone yard
Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Why isn't it allowed? Natural versus proscribed misdeeds
Replies: 19
Views: 4665

Re: Why isn't it allowed? Natural versus proscribed misdeeds

Hi sukhamanveti, Those are sutra and tantra teachings grouped together. Be careful interpreting tantra teachings because they're not meant to be understood intellectually. I'll give an example in a minute... A bodhisattva (meant here as a realized one) or Vajrayana practioner is held by his or her s...
by In the bone yard
Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 38592

Re: Celibacy

Greg, Depends on what you watch! :jumping: Seriously though...all I can ask is that you see the point of my post. You have to be careful when you tell someone they can or can't do something, morally speaking. I was brought up catholic so I know well the feeling of guilt. It brought me almost 15 year...
by In the bone yard
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 38592

Re: Celibacy

Some people can get away with self-initiated emissions (SIE) and some cannot. Some people know it's wrong because in some way it makes them unhappy. Some people let society dictate what's right and wrong...they don't have their own light or don't have the guts to try. A true Vajrayana practioner on ...
by In the bone yard
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 38592

Re: Celibacy

I don't think the truth is ever outdated though. There's no expiration date on the spirit. If you can grasp the spirit of the Bible it never needs to be updated. Desire today is no different than it was 2000 years ago. Different ways to cultivate desire, yes, that will continue to change over time. ...
by In the bone yard
Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 38592

Re: Celibacy

Dharma friends!
:smile:
by In the bone yard
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhism & Morality
Replies: 12
Views: 2455

Re: Buddhism & Morality

All sentient beings will have to eliminate their karma to eliminate rebirth. The path should be the goal. We can't expect an animal or lower realm, human being to adhere to a Mahayana practitioner's set of morals. A vajrayana practitioner cannot follow the morals of a Mahayana practioner without des...
by In the bone yard
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra and Yogacara
Replies: 58
Views: 15021

Re: Mahamudra and Yogacara

Hinayana Mahayana Vajrayana Depth of realization: Yogacara falls under Mahayana Mahamudra falls under Vajrayana There is only one path (through realization), so the Mahayana vehicle would have to encompass the Hinayana vehicle and the Vajrayana vehicle would have to encompasses both (or all). If you...
by In the bone yard
Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Celibacy
Replies: 294
Views: 38592

Re: Celibacy

"The imprints of our Christian-soaked culture make us denounce porn more than these others" I thought it was the biggest money making industry in the US! Some people are more sensitive to desire than others. I took the vow of celebacy more than 10 years ago. I have keen sensitivity to desire. If you...
by In the bone yard
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Dhyana and the brain.
Replies: 10
Views: 2660

Re: Dhyana and the brain.

Brain activity persists until one dies, even at death (bardo).
Or so I'm told. I'm not dead yet so I can't tell you for sure.
:hi:
by In the bone yard
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahāmudrā & Dzogchen
Replies: 227
Views: 44561

Re: Mahāmudrā & Dzogchen

Different divisions of the same path.
We could add 4 Visions of Togel to this list.
by In the bone yard
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness and Nothingness
Replies: 62
Views: 7464

Re: I Don't Know What I'm Doing Here

Nihilists?
Why is middle way so bad?
by In the bone yard
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Questions from a beginner
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: Questions from a beginner

I guess the OP is gone since he has only one post! :smile: One thing I see with those who really try to practice is attention to sitting but not much attention to the merit aspect. Refraining from the 10 harmful acts is a basic beginning and will improve sitting practice. The way society approaches ...
by In the bone yard
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahāmudrā & Dzogchen
Replies: 227
Views: 44561

Re: Mahāmudrā & Dzogchen

'In short, what dzogchen calls 'endowed with the threefold wisdom,' the wisdom of the primordially pure essence, the wisdom of the spontaneously present nature and the wisdom of the all-pervasive compassion, is described by the followers of mahāmudrā as the nonarising essence, the unobstructed natu...
by In the bone yard
Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question on a line from a Tibetan passage regarding Tantra
Replies: 28
Views: 3981

Re: Question on a line from a Tibetan passage regarding Tant

I don't understand his metaphor... Sexual embrace is as close to the ultimate truth as talking about sex to actually doing it. The same passage in Guenther's translation: "For the delights of kissing the deluded crave Declaring it to be the ultimately real-- Like a man who leaves his house and stan...
by In the bone yard
Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Mindfulness vs Analysis
Replies: 19
Views: 3387

Re: Mindfulness vs Analysis

Expedient methods of meditation, yes.
It's a good thing we have different schools for the different capacities and karmas of mind! :smile:
by In the bone yard
Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is the practice after Dzogchen realisation
Replies: 38
Views: 4679

Re: What is the practice after Dzogchen realisation

Would it be logical to say that once there is realization, there's no more practice (even at the stage of non-meditation there is still practice)? If an individual is capable of full enlightenment upon realization what is the purpose of coming back? The path had already been completed in the last li...

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