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by madhusudan
Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "Protecting" Society from Critical Thinkers
Replies: 27
Views: 4856

Re: "Protecting" Society from Critical Thinkers

To reassess one's position is frightening for people ego attached to their opinions. When people are scared, they often lash out in anger. To begin to entertain opinion's outside the pale of acceptability is, essentially, to embark upon a path that may lead to a rejection of society as it currently ...
by madhusudan
Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation and your breath
Replies: 21
Views: 4560

Re: Meditation and your breath

And also remember to keep your vows and moral ethics well, as meditation increases rapidly in a pure vessel.
by madhusudan
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Holy objects
Replies: 22
Views: 3983

Re: Holy objects

Great discussion, and relates directly to the refuting nihilism thread as well. It's good to remember that the path is graded. Using attachment, directing it to the worship of holy objects, and being attached to the right path is beneficial. Especially for cleaning out negative karma. This is my lim...
by madhusudan
Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Middle Way Politics
Replies: 114
Views: 13356

Re: Middle Way Politics

tellyontellyon wrote:Everybody has a responsibility for making sure that the selfish, violent, ignorant people don't always get their own way.

:heart:
Levers of power attract the "selfish, violent, ignorant people" like flies to dung.
by madhusudan
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Middle Way Politics
Replies: 114
Views: 13356

Re: Middle Way Politics

Politics is the use of violence and coercion. Otherwise it'd just be a suggestion.
by madhusudan
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayer request (quitting smoking)
Replies: 16
Views: 2968

Re: Prayer request (quitting smoking)

Just keep quitting. Don't give up quitting.
by madhusudan
Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Refuting nihilism
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Refuting nihilism

Additionally, Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation has a chapter which deals with the two extremes of eternalism and nihilism. Chapter 17 is entitled Wisdom Awareness, and the specific refutation of nihilism is found in section 5 B, C & D. Funnily enough, I am in the midst of that chapter now. Gam...
by madhusudan
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Basic
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Re: Basic

Thanks for the replies. That's what I needed to know. Very helpful.
by madhusudan
Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Basic
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Basic

Hi All, I'm new here. I am interested in Tibetan Buddhism, and specifically 'graduating' from the Mahayana to the Vajrayana practice. Currently my practice involves sitting in the 7 point posture, taking refuge, cultivating bodhicitta, shamatha meditation, and dedication. Purely Mahayana, from my un...

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