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by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Breathing technique
Replies: 14
Views: 2917

Re: Breathing technique

Qing Tian wrote:Embryonic breathing is a natural breathing state. Once learned it requires no conscious control.

Can't be because embryos don't breathe.

My suggestion is, if you have problems breathing, go see a physiotherapists.
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70259

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Actually, plenty of people can be described as being fairly indifferent. This is connected with ignorance, not with equanimity in a dharma sense. That someone is outwardly calm and collected is no proof at all that the person has no attachment and aversion issues. It usually means the person has he...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: 84 Mahasiddhas
Replies: 18
Views: 6985

Re: 84 Mahasiddhas

Not sure about that. The biographies don't give clear statements.

They just mainly say, "went to the realm of the dakinis"
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70259

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Zhen Li wrote: Indifference just means not being affected by things. .


Again, that is unrealistic unless you are pretty advanced on the path.

Which you are probably not when people you interact with suspect that you might have Aspergers and suspect it to an extent that they talk to you about it.
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70259

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

People say I probably have Asperger's though, just so you get an idea of the kind of personality I have, so I may come across as overly technical or specific and logical. The monks I know don't come across as having Aspergers. I know one person who is diagnosed with it. A need for order and categor...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70259

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Interestingly, during a teaching of Choden Rinpoche he defined attachment the following way: Attachment is attributing properties to things that they don't have. I was really puzzled because he is a very strict Gelugpa monk and I expected a lenthy sermon about craving, desire, lust, addiction, tort...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70259

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Buy that piece of cake and DIG IN ! just don't expect it to be more than it is and you are fine. I'm not saying you shouldn't do it if you want to. I'm saying it isn't going to be conducive to awakening. This is why in the vinaya you eat whatever is on your plate, not picking or choosing. Just acce...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70259

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Interestingly, during a teaching of Choden Rinpoche he defined attachment the following way: Attachment is attributing properties to things that they don't have. I was really puzzled because he is a very strict Gelugpa monk and I expected a lenthy sermon about craving, desire, lust, addiction, tortu...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70259

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Zhen Li wrote: Some people care only for bodily healthy (including the brain). But that ends with death..

So what. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Buy that piece of cake and DIG IN ! just don't expect it to be more than it is and you are fine.
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70259

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Zhen Li wrote:
You're not going to get lasting happiness through sensuality, it will always be fleeting.

Nope. But who expects that of masturbating. Or eating a piece of cake.
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70259

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Zhen Li wrote:They do when the occasional turns to the dependent.

In most people it doesn't. Just like in the majority of people the occasional beer or glass of wine, or lottery ticket, or shopping spree doesn't.
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma & Dealing With Guilt & Low Self-Esteem
Replies: 40
Views: 3282

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Zhen Li wrote:but that western society places an immense value on privacy, which isn't the same in many Asian societies..

This is a very recent development, whereas the western guilt and low self esteem culture is old.
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70259

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

but studies on addiction to it . Studies about addiction to it say absolutely nothing. Studies about alcoholism say absolutely nothing about drinking a glass of wine once every two weeks, studies about computer game addiction say absolutely nothing about occasionally doing an online sudoku, studies...
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: 84 Mahasiddhas
Replies: 18
Views: 6985

Re: 84 Mahasiddhas

There is a book about their life stories


http://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Lions-Eig ... 0913546615
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma & Dealing With Guilt & Low Self-Esteem
Replies: 40
Views: 3282

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Malcolm wrote:and terrible at really looking in mirrors.

It isn't pleasant if you hate yourself or think of yourself very lowly.
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma & Dealing With Guilt & Low Self-Esteem
Replies: 40
Views: 3282

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

It is so fundamental to their view, they even call themselves "nang pa", insiders, because they are convinced that the sole cause of all problems in the world come from inside, . Whereas the western culture mistrusts the spiritual competence of humans and what comes from the inside. In Christian cu...
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma & Dealing With Guilt & Low Self-Esteem
Replies: 40
Views: 3282

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

smcj wrote:Yes, Tibetans think we're crazy. My teacher said, "Our minds look like wiggling cans of worms to them, so they throw Dharma at us and hope for the best." .



Yeah, and throw morality, renounciationj and celibacy teaching at that wiggly can of mental worms and you get the matching result.
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma & Dealing With Guilt & Low Self-Esteem
Replies: 40
Views: 3282

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Sorry, but my long term experience with Tibetan lamas, even highly realized ones is, that they don't have much understanding about the typical western psychological makeup. One of the earliest lamas to come to the West told me a story. He was giving the traditional teaching that we should love all ...
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma & Dealing With Guilt & Low Self-Esteem
Replies: 40
Views: 3282

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Sorry, but my long term experience with Tibetan lamas, even highly realized ones is, that they don't have much understanding about the typical western psychological makeup. One of the earliest lamas to come to the West told me a story. He was giving the traditional teaching that we should love all ...
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma & Dealing With Guilt & Low Self-Esteem
Replies: 40
Views: 3282

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Well thankfully we have all those Buddhist traditions which originated in the west to fall back on. Yes, certainly when I watch TV or walk around town the first thing that strikes me about western culture is its "guilt, repressing emotions and a low self-esteem". Yes, it practically screams those t...

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