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by Simon E.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?
Replies: 140
Views: 16689

Re: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?

Nah. Its about control. Keep 'em chained to the kitchen, or stick 'em on a pedestal. Anything but standing face to face. Just as a matter of interest..anyone know what proportion of regular posters to this forum are women ? Since internet forum buddhism is a much more violent activity than "real li...
by Simon E.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Basic questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1653

Re: Basic questions

Hi, everyone! I know next to nothing about Dzogchen, so I hope my questions aren't too silly. 1. At what stage do you get transmission? Is it right from the start, or after you've practiced the basics of Dzogchen for a while? 2. I asked a local group about this, and they said there would be a trans...
by Simon E.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?
Replies: 140
Views: 16689

Re: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?

Nah. Its about control.
Keep 'em chained to the kitchen, or stick 'em on a pedestal.
Anything but standing face to face.

Just as a matter of interest..anyone know what proportion of regular posters to this forum are women ?
by Simon E.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?
Replies: 140
Views: 16689

Re: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?

Few things are as indicative of what the Anglo-Saxons called " Cuntfear" ....the fear of being unmanned by the feminine, than the of the need to see women as goddesses or symbols of personified powers.
by Simon E.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?
Replies: 140
Views: 16689

Re: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?

The heading is actually " Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists ". If we assume that vulgarity is a problem, and if we see it as potentially obscuring our true nature then clearly for many Buddhists it IS problematic. A quick question or search on the issue through the pages of Dhamma Wheel will soo...
by Simon E.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mahayana sutras and woman
Replies: 24
Views: 2610

Re: Mahayana sutras and woman

Padmashambava said "very few woman succeed in dharma practice". He didnt say you can't achieve buddhahood. He said between man and woman they are no difference in terms of potentiality. But at the same time, he also said only few women succeed. Why? Only you yourself know why. It is good if you bel...
by Simon E.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?
Replies: 140
Views: 16689

Re: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?

Meanwhile..whatever the spelling there have been, and are, a number of legal actions ( ok ? ) proceeding from women who claim to have been exploited sexually under the guise of Karmamudra. Fact. If you go to your nearest Theravada temple you will see see the male novice monks being fed before Nuns (...
by Simon E.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist or not - poll
Replies: 51
Views: 6465

Re: Buddhist or not - poll

tomamundsen wrote:I'm buddhist as a mofo. :guns:
What does that actually mean ?
by Simon E.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?
Replies: 140
Views: 16689

Re: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?

An old DW hand PM'd recently to say that a major problem on the forum is the proportion of posters whose grasp of English is nothing like as nuanced as they think it is. The result is a dialogue of the deaf, where both sides are actually discussing another issue entirely.. Lets try again. There is a...
by Simon E.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?
Replies: 140
Views: 16689

Re: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?

The existence of a body of thought within the Buddhist corpus which values the Feminine ( whether it values females is a separate issue, the evidence is that it sort of doesn't ) Leave it to the men to separate the feminine from the female... *sigh* :crazy: In Buddhism, what is the feminine princip...
by Simon E.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mahayana sutras and woman
Replies: 24
Views: 2610

Re: Mahayana sutras and woman

Context please ?
by Simon E.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 33566

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

Maybe it is unworthy of me , but I wonder whether some of it simply about time and energy invested. I completed Kagyu ngondro to the standards set by my very traditional teacher. I probably benefited from it in all sorts of ways, not least physically. But it did not prepare me for Dzogchen. Neither ...
by Simon E.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 33566

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

You are assuming Fruitzilla that seeing your natural state is another experience.
I dont want to get all Zen Forum but...
It isn't.
Its meeting the experiencer and watching it form, maintain, and dissolve.
by Simon E.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 33566

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

Clarence, the smiley face was just to soften the fact that I was disagreeing.
Clearly that did not have the intended effect. :shock:
by Simon E.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 33566

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

At the risk of simply repeating myself..none of this is new or revolutionary. I have already said that 20 or more years ago Chime Youngden Rinpoche was saying..." If you want Ngondro its yours...but you can see your natural state right here, right now, if you want. " Most of us didn't believe him. W...
by Simon E.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 33566

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

It sells well among those who are looking for Dzogchen teachings and end up getting ngöndro and tantra. All from a Dzogchen perspective, of course. :lol: See Dechen Norbu, this line is the exact reason why people get annoyed. It is condescending. I really dont see how that is " condescending ". It ...
by Simon E.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 33566

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

It is interesting when we realize that we do not need the reference points which come from words attributed to mythological beings or speculative future states. :namaste: Groupthink masquerading as "freedom from all limitations" is still limitation. One man's "mythological being" is another man's "...
by Simon E.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?
Replies: 140
Views: 16689

Re: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?

Good question. :o Most responses from female practitioners seem to be written in the form of law suites. From one perspective of course Tantric sexuality is the cure for a non existent disease. Non existent from a Sutrayana perspective because sex is impure and should be avoided if possible...if not...
by Simon E.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?
Replies: 140
Views: 16689

Re: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?

Well thats odd. I posted a quoted post from earlier in the discussion which illustrates perfectly the fact that the life negative attitides I alluded to are still prevalent, and I bumped it without comment, or editing, or highlighting,..... but it has disappeared. Which I guess is as eloquent a stat...
by Simon E.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?
Replies: 140
Views: 16689

Re: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?

I recommend that those that view the process of sex and birth and everything female as negative and vulgar to go read the Vajrayogini Tantra. It goes a little (that's an understatement) beyond the second turning teachings of the Buddha. :namaste: If one wants to see the difference between sutra tea...

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