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by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsa Lung
Replies: 13
Views: 1791

Re: Tsa Lung

That sounds interesting! Never heard about this sort of tsa lung practice.
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 73241

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

You might want to tell Shantideva then, he has practically a whole chapter on how to become throughly disgusted with the bodies of the opposite sex as an antidote to desire. As an antidote, of course.. That kind of antidote is inappropriate in Vajrayāna. It is, when you are not yet able to dissolve...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsa Lung
Replies: 13
Views: 1791

Re: Tsa Lung

Took a look. Khyabgön Chetsang Rinpoche is definitely authentic! Very recommendable tradition and guru. I only knew about the tsa lung practices that come with sadhana practice as inner yoga, which is indeed not taught to the public. This seems to be either an adapted version or a different traditio...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 73241

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

You might want to tell Shantideva then, he has practically a whole chapter on how to become throughly disgusted with the bodies of the opposite sex as an antidote to desire. As an antidote, of course.. But not as the next conceptual view to get stuck on. Falling from one extreme (believing in the i...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 73241

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

I'm not telling you to do anything, or trying to preach. Oh yes, you do. And you enjoy every minute of telling us noobs how buddhism is done. The main fault, on my part, is probably that I treated you like you needed to be helped. Because I did think that if you have a view that is hindering spirit...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 73241

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. Alcohol is different not because of the result, which is the same for the reward system, but because we don't have a drive for alcohol prior to trying it. However, if you don't bel...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsa Lung
Replies: 13
Views: 1791

Re: Tsa Lung

It's definitely a very advanced practice that is with very good reason not taught to random people. Sounds fishy that a group offers courses to the public.

What teacher/group is that?
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 73241

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

It's exaclty the same topic.


In one post you label an activity as having an inheritant property (incredibly filthy) in another only days later you deny doing so. Calling something incredibly filthy with some amount of revulsion is definitely more than a neutral evaluation.
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 73241

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Judging a habit doesn't mean labeling it as inherently evil. It means evaluating the state of mind or deed, as well as its causes and motivations, for whether or not it is wholesome or unwholesome - which means being conducive to welfare and happiness or not. Again, your words about this only three...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 73241

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

I really don't buy this idea that you are feeding your habits by judging them.. You do. Because you start a war against your unwanted tendencies within your mind. That's a war you can't win. You can not overcome negativity by rejecting it. Because by rejecting it you turn aggression against a part ...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 73241

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

... if you become judgmental, you feed them. The same way, celibacy with an attitude of "sex is dirty and evil" will not work. Right but if your ethics are crap the base for your meditations will also be crap. If you begin with non-judgmentalism outside of equipoise the non-judgmentalism of equipoi...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 73241

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

This is why the sutras teach meditation on the foulness of the body... . If you are a common Mahāyāna practitioner, this is fine. This is not acceptable in Vajrayāna. It's not acceptable in Mahayana either, as in emptiness nature, there is no such thing as pure or impure, so this idea is conceptual...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 73241

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

This is why the sutras teach meditation on the foulness of the body, and list innumerable disadvantages to unwholesome deeds. This is an antidote to counteract the idealisation of the body that come with attachment. An anti idealisation and attachment medicine, like an Aspirin is an anti headache m...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 73241

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Ah, we are going all judgemental again? I think theanarchist's highlighting of the issue of being judgmental is right on the money for our western pathology. I see a parallel with 12 step spirituality here, where addiction is portrayed to be a disease, thus removing any judgement or criticism. I do...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 73241

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

You're moving the goal posts. We were talking about cultural views of discipline . No, we are currently talking about different definitions of "discipline" in different cultural contexts. I have tried to learn Tibetan for a while 15 years ago and what puzzled me first is that all those terms you fi...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 73241

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

The Buddhist definition of discipline is at odds with every culture. Every culture consists of ignorant fools. Ah, we are going all judgemental again? Different words having different definitions in different cultures has nothing do do with people being fools. Even in English vs German, my native l...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 73241

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

In order to truly be disciplined and have a tamed mind. Having a tamed mind and discipline in a dharma sense has nothing to do with what we here in the west usually consider to be discipline. Because the definition of discipline in buddhism is totally different to how the word is defined in western...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma & Dealing With Guilt & Low Self-Esteem
Replies: 40
Views: 3512

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Do you have a resource you can share which expresses or summarizes this idea? Judgemental thoughts to oneself and others are of course deluded conceptual thinking. As far as buddhadharma goes shamata teachings emphasise on NOT judging what rises in the mind before letting it go. Why? Because if you...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma & Dealing With Guilt & Low Self-Esteem
Replies: 40
Views: 3512

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

Likewise gentleness comes from vastness, for sure. But that's hardly going to work if you're still making a mess and frightening the horses, as it were. We do need to start by eating our vegetables and keeping our hands to ourselves. . No, we need to start by being less judgemental with ourselves. ...
by theanarchist
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it ever ok to lie?
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

Re: Is it ever ok to lie?

Y In everyday circumstances, there should not be allowance for lying. . What's that nonsense? There is no worldly law against lying in normal life circumstances so there can not be an allowance and karma is unescapable so there can not be an allowance, either Lying has karmic consequences. Knowing ...

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