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by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?
Replies: 71
Views: 9236

Re: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?

I have bought the Cabezon book, although haven’t made a lot of headway with it yet. What I notice is that how nearly everyone seems unaware of the sexual revolution. It’s like, it’s happened, and now it’s just the new normal - what it used to be like before then isn’t considered any more. But, befo...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6066
Views: 544289

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

So, we are supposed to just do the Padamsambhava Guru Yoga by ourselves or? Is there a practice to do at a certain time? For those who have received this practice before from Rinpoche, yes, it can be done by ourselves. And in this case, it will be done at the right time scheduled, this way all from...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6066
Views: 544289

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

So, we are supposed to just do the Padamsambhava Guru Yoga by ourselves at the appointed time?
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhicitta is fleeting...
Replies: 40
Views: 1101

Re: Bodhicitta is fleeting...

When you lose it and get pissed off like that, one of my teachers says to bring it back by saying "may I be free of this ignorance, anger, greed" etc. (because it's -you- involved in the afflictions when that happens), then once you've calmed, extend it to those you are upset with "may they be free ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6066
Views: 544289

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

passel wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:34 am
I'm planning on viewing the webcast. First time, following links, just registered on dzogchen.net. Now what happens. Seems like I'm going to have to buy a membership? is this right?
Nope, lots of stuff is open webcast.
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Disagreeing with Guru
Replies: 73
Views: 2974

Re: Disagreeing with Guru

Treating various instructions on finding a Guru as if they are meant to be taken as that exclusive, prescriptive, or literal is a little questionable, in my opinion, but whatever. However, I would say that if someone has to ask "is this person my Guru"..then most likely, they are not your Guru . Wha...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What's the meaning of "life is duhhka"?
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: What's the meaning of "life is duhhka"?

The first noble truth is life is duhhka, which is translated as unsatisfaction or unease. On one hand, this unease is good because it propels me to improve or to seek an improvement or something better than what I have now. Yet on the other hand, this constant seeking of something better and its ac...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 4435

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I think if people are going to vote Democrat, they should demand more of the party. Agreed. Definitely! But carefully and with political street smarts. The Reps have succeeded largely because they are a hive-mind monolithic block; Rep Congresspeople who don't play by the rules get axed, political c...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 4435

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

JD et al, It might be as Chomsky says that America is effectively a one-party system now: centrist Republicans (i.e. Democrats) and extreme-right-wing loonie Republicans (i.e. the Republican party, pretty much). And it might be as JD says that the truly "progressive" move is not to support the Dems...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: Quitting smoking

I quit in 2006. It took me something like 15 tries I believe, over a period of six years or so. I smoked a pack and a half a day when younger, eventually dwindling to about half a pack a day. The final time I did not use any products, I have a suspicion that tobacco cessation products are a racket, ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6066
Views: 544289

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

That schedule is only for that retreat in Russia, there is no reason for the transmission to be in there. Then how do you know what time the DI happens? It is on the main schedule above http://melong.com/events_listing/worldwide-transmission-august-1-2-2017/ and I think I also got an email a few da...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 4435

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

What's the *realistic* alternative? Vote for Nader and boot Gore out of the White House? I actually did heh, and I feel justified in doing so. Yeah, that worked out real well for America. :roll: Yeah the problem was me voting my conscience, not Bush stealing the election. I don't imagine the Gore p...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6066
Views: 544289

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Aryjna wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:12 pm
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Aryjna wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:03 pm


In Russia it should be 6 am on the 22nd.

Where do you see it on the schedule?
That schedule is only for that retreat in Russia, there is no reason for the transmission to be in there.
Then how do you know what time the DI happens?
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 4435

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

What's the *realistic* alternative? Vote for Nader and boot Gore out of the White House? I actually did heh, and I feel justified in doing so. Anyway, assuming that one electoral victory of some crappy centrist democrat will somehow solve the Trump problem is exactly the problem , that has been the...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6066
Views: 544289

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Aryjna wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:03 pm
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:13 pm
So...by the schedule i'm assuming no WWT.
In Russia it should be 6 am on the 22nd.

Where do you see it on the schedule?
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6066
Views: 544289

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

So...by the schedule i'm assuming no WWT.
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 4435

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Yes, the Dems are flawed. But the flawed-ness of Trump and the Reps is of a whole different order of magnitude. If a morally/ethically responsible person were to have to choose between Trump/Reps and Dems ... which is the only realistic choice out there right now, Bernies have no chance to ascend t...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 139
Views: 4435

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I'll just leave this here, it pretty much sums up my views on the current situation:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/06/08 ... g-at-home/
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: mental habits
Replies: 31
Views: 910

Re: mental habits

mental habit of discourse lies on mental habit of grasping to mental formation, mental habit of grasping on mental formations lies in mental habit of the division of a self and an other, but mental habit of division of a self and an other is a subtle mental formation not an intrinsic quality. how s...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 373
Views: 17146

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Personally I find addiction, criminality, disease, and war absolutely and totally unacceptable. Yet I am told all that is still just part of “The Great Perfection”. So I assume at some point I will have to drop my unaware objections to life in order to see that. But since I’m happy to just be a low...

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