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by madhusudan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: A better world
Replies: 94
Views: 13624

Re: A better world

A better world is also without chem trails. Chem trails contain substances which are bad for health. there are many good ideas in this thread so far. however: chemtrails do not exist. They are fiction. I'm interested in this. Not to derail the thread, but I've certainly noticed a difference between...
by madhusudan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Basic fitness
Replies: 13
Views: 1684

Re: Basic fitness

Just to add some ideas on simple bodyweight exercises: Deck of Cards: The exercises are squats and pushups. Shuffle a deck of cards. Red can be squats, and black can be pushups. Flip over the cards and do that number of reps. It's pretty tough to complete, so begin without the face cards if necessar...
by madhusudan
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: in the air
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: in the air

I know what you mean. My mental state is affected by the quality of the sky. When it is wide and clean, a big sky, I feel spacious.

In Korea the Gobi sands blow in each spring bringing with them pollution from China. Some days the sky was literally yellow. Thankfully I'm no longer living there.
by madhusudan
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 4954

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

Whoa, heavy thread, man... I've spent some considerable time living in Nepal and Korea. Here are my experiences: Nepal: Minimal breakfast (this was some time ago and breakfast really doesn't stand out in my memory), huge plate of rice, dal, potato & cauliflower tarkari, and some variety of pickle fo...
by madhusudan
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: How do buddhists find exercise motivation?
Replies: 21
Views: 2752

Re: How do buddhists find exercise motivation?

I remember a holiday way up in the mountains of Nepal where the monks and villagers paraded the Dharma books through town. Load all your Dharma books into a backpack and parade them through nature for the benefit of all beings. Should make that light hike a bit more challenging. If you need more wei...
by madhusudan
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Media
Topic: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix
Replies: 63
Views: 6319

Re: "Wild Wild Country" - Osho documentary on Netflix

I've seen the first episode and intend to finish the series just for the sake of sick comedy. It's always puzzling to me that with the presence of undiluted Buddha Dharma people would instead choose this type of ridiculousness. I guess it's a testament to the power of ego. Here's an article I drew u...
by madhusudan
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Ointments for relief of achy joints?
Replies: 16
Views: 2041

Re: Ointments for relief of achy joints?

I used to consume so much turmeric that I would tan a glowing golden color. Haha...But, my routines have changed since then. I do believe using multiple anti-inflammatory remedies is good. Reducing wheat, probiotics and prebiotics, cinnamon, and lots of greens. If you could stand to lose a few kilos...
by madhusudan
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.
Replies: 143
Views: 70302

Re: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.

Please explain further as to how it is easily misunderstood. Maybe it depends on the perspective of the reader. I'm usually fairly confused. How, in your estimation, could Khenpo Yonten Gompo improve his teaching to be less opaque? Thanks.
by madhusudan
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.
Replies: 143
Views: 70302

Re: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.

I happened to notice this teaching and thought it appropriate to link in this thread:

http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-mas ... oar-samaya
by madhusudan
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Standing Meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Re: Standing Meditation

A while back I did a bit of standing meditation, but more for health than samadhi.

From my bit of research, this video was recommended as authentic:

by madhusudan
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Location of Ser Valley
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Location of Ser Valley

I did a bit more digging into this and discovered most of what I had hoped to find. There's not a whole lot of information available, and what exists is complicated by different names in English for local places. In case anyone else is interested: I found out that Dudjom Lingpa's monastery, Dartsang...
by madhusudan
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Location of Ser Valley
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Location of Ser Valley

I'd be grateful to anyone who can point me to the location of Dudjom Lingpa's birthplace. According to this link: "The Great Terton Dudjom Lingpa, also known as Garwang Dudjom Pawo, was thus born in 1835 at the Lower Ser Valley of Eastern Tibet, in the midst of rays of rainbows." and "Except for two...
by madhusudan
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma
Replies: 179
Views: 16051

Re: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma

if any type of sex is motivated by the intention to achieve complete enlightenment as quickly as possible for the sake of all sentient beings, then it would be the right action to perform..... ...my dear. That's neat the way you used a nice word like dear for ridicule. Some gurus use unconventional...
by madhusudan
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma
Replies: 179
Views: 16051

Re: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma

My understanding is that ethics within Dharma can change according to different yanas. In Mahayana the most important thing is Bodhicitta rather than the specific action. So, if any type of sex is motivated by the intention to achieve complete enlightenment as quickly as possible for the sake of all...
by madhusudan
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Poem from Gendun Chopel
Replies: 10
Views: 2606

Re: Poem from Gendun Chopel

I liked it. No need for rose glasses.

Maybe my reading is off, but to me it seems that he states that this is all from a certain perspective: "When I look at them like this,"
by madhusudan
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A nice introductory book on Dharma
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: A nice introductory book on Dharma

Just wanted to say thanks. I will receive benefit from this book as it's always good to return to the very core basics, and will keep it as a resource for passing on to others if the occasion arises.
by madhusudan
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Physiological suffering and implications for Buddhist path?
Replies: 22
Views: 2568

Re: Physiological suffering and implications for Buddhist path?

I am in agreement with steveb1. Also consider that maybe the English word "suffering" is not wholly descriptive of the meaning of dukkha. Lastly, a fixation on the material world is the zeitgeist of our contemporary milieu, but my understanding is that Dharma is concerned with that which is neither ...
by madhusudan
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Madhyamaka Resources
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Madhyamaka Resources

Here's something: http://www.lotsawahouse.org/topics/middle-way/

There's more to be found on that site if you look: http://www.lotsawahouse.org/topics/buddhist-philosophy/
by madhusudan
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Christopher Wilkinson Tantras
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: Christopher Wilkinson Tantras

Thanks for that info. Looks like I'll pass on them for now.
by madhusudan
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Christopher Wilkinson Tantras
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Christopher Wilkinson Tantras

I've seen that a number of early Dzogchen tantras have become available in the past year or so translated by Christopher Wilkinson. Can anyone comment on them? Which, in your estimation, is most essential? How is he as a translator? Thanks for any comments on these books.

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