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by Ogyen
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 45
Views: 1274

Re: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??

No, basically. If your karma is to be born a wealthy family, you will never be able to take rebirth in the womb of a poor mother. Why? Just as a fruit tree cannot flourish in poor soil, but various kinds of other plants can easily grow, a poor mother lacks the conditions to support the karmic cause...
by Ogyen
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 45
Views: 1274

Re: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??

How do you know you're not just making things worse thinking you're making things better (good intentions and all that jazz)??? Well, the safest path is the Hinayana approach, that's for sure. You can always temporarily revert to it if you are unsure of your motivation. In the meantime accumulating...
by Ogyen
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 45
Views: 1274

Re: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??

Any suggestions on how to verify one's karma, any tells that can help navigate what to consider, what to ignore??? What are the post signs along the road I should be paying attention to? How do you know you're not just making things worse thinking you're making things better (good intentions and al...
by Ogyen
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 45
Views: 1274

Re: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??

Dzogchen mainly describes how samsara begins (with an aim to reverse it), but the “mechanics” of samsara are the same: affliction—> action —> suffering —>affliction as infinitum unless one breaks the chain at affliction. So the reason that we always focus to understand the nature of our condition i...
by Ogyen
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 45
Views: 1274

Re: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??

What are the post signs along the road I should be paying attention to? I think when you have more love in your heart rather than hatred Check. Even much of my anger has lost its snaggletooth edge. I figured maybe I'm just getting older among other things. More peace in your life On the material le...
by Ogyen
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: blah blah blah......
Replies: 23
Views: 862

Re: blah blah blah......

Girl, you did NOT just bring yada yada yada into these blah blah blahs....

Oh snap ... She went there. :popcorn:
by Ogyen
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 45
Views: 1274

Re: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??

I also have a question which I hope does not derail the thread but only complements the OP's query. It is said that at the time of death, "whichever actions carry the greatest effect, whichever are closest, whichever more habitual and whichever were done first - these will be the first to ripen". W...
by Ogyen
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 45
Views: 1274

Re: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??

Amanitamusc, is this a Dzogchen question? I didn't know the viewpoint of karma changes based on the vehicle... Unless I misread something.

Excuse my ignorance. :meditate:

I look forward to the event in Santa Fe!!
by Ogyen
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do you know you're not just making karma worse??
Replies: 45
Views: 1274

How do you know you're not just making karma worse??

Some stuff is happening that I know with utmost certainty is the culminating of Karma ripening. The collective karma thread has given me a lot of food for thought. Over 10 people have sent me this question in the past month, all friends from different walks of life, hey are you familiar with the Dun...
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 5877

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Sorry Manju!!!! it's the usual pattern - good relevant suggestions offered and then things move along. You have to admit, Malcolm gotcha there ! lol :) Totally got me and kept me in check!! It's what made me verify what I thought I knew before spouting off some additional nonsense... :oops:
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 5877

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Hello everyone, a few minutes ago: US and allies started launching strikes on Syria. If you know about any `spiritual efforts towards world peace` then please write it here (Sutra recitation etc. ....what is appropriate ? ) I am sitting in Kathmandu and want to recite something. Manju So this was t...
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 5877

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Hello everyone, a few minutes ago: US and allies started launching strikes on Syria. If you know about any `spiritual efforts towards world peace` then please write it here (Sutra recitation etc. ....what is appropriate ? ) I am sitting in Kathmandu and want to recite something. Manju So this was t...
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 5877

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Even so, gun issues in the US are not relevant to this topic. My bad for not being clear, my reference wasn't towards gun issues, but life lost and the mobilizing of forces for x-amounts of lives lost or at stake. Every intervention is a huge cost both in resources and manpower. Aside from the unre...
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 5877

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

And a UN info graphic depicting where and by whom chemical weapons have been used in Syria, according to reliable evidence the UN was able to gather. As the legend notes, it does not cover all reported instances of chemical weapons used in Syria. http://www.ohchr.org/SiteCollectionImages/Bodies/HRC...
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 5877

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

We have a free press in the US. CNN, Fox, MSNBC are not the press. A huge problem is... How many people know/don't know this.... Free press doesn't mean much if it's hard to identify. The majority isn't sufficiently educated to distinguish between free press and MSNBC. So CNN, Fox, MSNBC may as wel...
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 5877

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

We have a free press in the US. CNN, Fox, MSNBC are not the press. A huge problem is... How many people know/don't know this.... Free press doesn't mean much if it's hard to identify. The majority isn't sufficiently educated to distinguish between free press and MSNBC. So CNN, Fox, MSNBC may as wel...
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 5877

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

With respect to whistle blowing, the gvt. has to prove harm, but the press should never be stifled no matter what happens to whistleblowers. That is why the first amendment in the Bill of Rights is first. Immediately followed by the right to bear arms. The second amendment, just in case the first g...
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 25
Views: 984

Re: Two months of writing.

Jesse wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:23 pm
It's about a woman, sigh. :anjali:
Isn't it always... :consoling:
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 5877

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Today reporters no longer have to check sources, because there is no longer journalism in America. When the Clinton regime in compliance with the Deep State that made the Clintons super-rich permitted 90% of the independent and diverse US media to be concentrated in the hands of six political compa...
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Some media on my fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Some media on my fiction

What would you suggest to start with for a 10 yr old who is insanely obsessed with learning how to parkour??? No one does this near where we are... Gymnastics, as a structured approach to all the parkour skills with (hopefully) some attention to safety? :coffee: Kim :applause: Ok, I did that right....