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by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma & Dealing With Guilt & Low Self-Esteem
Replies: 40
Views: 3276

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

I was with you until you jumped the shark. Snatched defeat from the jaws of victory ... 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. I have personal experience of totally ...
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma & Dealing With Guilt & Low Self-Esteem
Replies: 40
Views: 3276

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

However it can also be taken the right way and make things better. IMO one of the necessary ingredients for a sane approach to Dharma is the understanding that something better than our normal insanity is readily available. . But they should be applied with kindness, gentleness, and in realistic do...
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70194

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

I am of the perspective that watching porn and then rubbing one out is specifically the exact opposite of "having revulsion for our own mental afflictions". It is, in fact, cultivating them, cherishing them, amplifying one specific mental affliction. So is buying a delicious bar of chocolate or pie...
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma & Dealing With Guilt & Low Self-Esteem
Replies: 40
Views: 3276

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Recently HHKarmapa (Orgyen Thinley brand) came through California. I went to a number of his public talks, and he said something about "We have to have revulsion for our own mental afflictions." . Not a reasonable thing to say in a culture that is to such an extent centered around guilt, repressing...
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70194

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

When I took the lay precepts (with Choden Rinpoche) the vow regarding sexuality was "no sexual misconduct". There was an option to additionally take the vow of celibacy along with it but nobody among the group took that. But as far as I understand it, anyone who takes a vajrayana initiation automati...
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70194

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

According to the hinayana precept, if there is intention, application and fruition to indulge in a sexual manner in order to release semen, the precept has been broken. . But we are not talking about someone who has taken a vow of celibacy. Neither in the form of a monks/nuns vow nor the so called ...
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70194

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

MiphamFan wrote: Does Tibetan medicine say anything about it?

I did a quick research on the internet and Chinese medicine seems to be against it.


I guess a lot of things are unhealthy if done excessively.
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Basic questions about Nichiren
Replies: 84
Views: 13169

Re: Basic questions about Nichiren

rory wrote: namely the eternity of the Buddha and that all people have a permanent buddhanature.y

Mmh, claiming that something is permanent contradicts buddhadharma.
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Question about Kuji in/Mudra?
Replies: 100
Views: 15724

Re: Question about Kuji in/Mudra?

ShineeSeoul wrote:
Esoteric Buddhist usually do practice exorcism? more often than other Buddhist
If you define an action that counteracts negativity as an exorcism, then any buddhist techique acts as an exorcism, even shamata or metta meditation.
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Question about Kuji in/Mudra?
Replies: 100
Views: 15724

Re: Question about Kuji in/Mudra?

ShineeSeoul wrote: as a convert Buddhist,:

If you are a new convert, I would suggest you study buddhist basics like the noble 8 fold path and shamata meditation.


Mudras are a fringe subject, particularly if you are currently not practicing tantric buddhism, it's not a topic that should bother a beginner.
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70194

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

, but 1.5 posts a day isn't too much.. Okay, i took a little time and did the math. Yesterday, on Wednesday, 8th you posted 35 times on this thread, starting at 4.27, three posts at 4o'clock, 5 at 5o'clock, 6 at 6o'clock, 6 at 7o'clock, 5 at 8o'clock, 4 at 9o'clock, and 5 at 10 o'clock, ending at 1...
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70194

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

We're talking in abstract about a topic here, not about what I should do or what you should do. Blaming others to not be proper buddhists, judging, belittling their practice and archievements just because the admit to masturbate or don't find masturbating very harmful is clearly breaking your bodhi...
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70194

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Lets steer clear of ad homs, folks! People may express views we find unpleasant and wrong, . This has nothing to do with unpleasant and wrong views. It's about contradictory messages. On one hand claiming to basically living the life of an ascetic, blaming others to not be proper dharma practitione...
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70194

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

I'm talking about what it's harms are and how it can be viewed from the perspective of Dharma.. If you are a proponent of an ascetic lifestyle, which in itself is completely fine if it's the kind of path that suits you, then hanging out on the internet for hours, getting involved in lengthy, emotio...
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70194

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Dopamine is mind altering, and indulging in the causes of dysregulation in the brain's reward system is very damaging. Sex is mentally and physically damaging, it's an incredibly filthy and disease prone activity, some of which can cause death.. Now you are blatantly lying, because what you write n...
by theanarchist
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70194

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Exactly so. I am not sure if you have done any intensive meditation, but perhaps it doesn't strike you as particularly important. But all of this stuff leaves rubbish in our minds. Meditation in the dhyanas require overcoming the 5 hindrances, the first of which is kāmacchanda, sensory desire. This...
by theanarchist
Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70194

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Sorry, but the sutras do not mention the notion of harming others as being the criterion for wholesome and unwholesome, . Wholesome or unwholesome is classified by the karma the action creates. There is positive, neutral and negative. Lovely. I just said what amounts to the same thing. :namaste: So...
by theanarchist
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70194

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Zhen Li wrote:Sorry, but the sutras do not mention the notion of harming others as being the criterion for wholesome and unwholesome, .

Wholesome or unwholesome is classified by the karma the action creates. There is positive, neutral and negative.
by theanarchist
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70194

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Zhen Li wrote:
Everyone has different conditions and seeds. Not everyone can understand the same thing..


Now you claim that I am too ignorant/dumb/undevelopted/deluded/whatever to understand the dharma truths about masturbation that you are proselytizing?
by theanarchist
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 70194

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Sex is mentally and physically damaging, it's an incredibly filthy and disease prone activity, some of which can cause death. It also gives rise to birth, which is suffering. It also is a major source of desire and attachment and hence perpetuates dependent origination. This is not to say that ther...

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