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by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6329
Views: 580813

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Venerable Simhanada, perhaps now you understand why Guru Yoga is the primary practice of the DC. You also understand why Yantra Yoga and the Vajra Dance are presented by some people as primary practices, perhaps for the politics of their own financial and power gains. :heart: That's quite a claim. ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Staying away from activism?
Replies: 24
Views: 4824

Re: Staying away from activism?

Must Buddhists stay away from activism lest we develop attachment to the world? I am not saying we must be cold and uncaring, but must we practice holy indifference with respect to the world? I will give an example. There are the poor and sick. Many NGOs and charities are already doing what they ca...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Staying away from activism?
Replies: 24
Views: 4824

Re: Staying away from activism?

Music, what you describe is a way to rationalise an unwillingness to help. Precisely. And yes, I'm afraid plenty of Buddhists do just that - using either this rationalization or its equally ugly twin, the idea that since all that pertains to the samsaric world is perfectly hopeless, we shouldn't ge...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Beginners ~ how to begin?
Replies: 25
Views: 2884

Re: Beginners ~ how to begin?

I can foresee 5 years of Dzogchen study & practice down the road. Why only five years? Just a reasonable estimate. Hm. How could anyone know beforehand how long her or his practice is going to take before s/he gets realized? If I could risk offering you a tiny piece of advice here: drop your expect...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 24961

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

Even science, today, uses the word 'truth' only in a 'conventional' sense. Scientists aren't really seeking 'truth', they seek verifiable 'fact' :good: Actually, these days scientists aren't even into searching for verifiable fact. Contemporary, post-Kuhnian science means attempting to find out and...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: building bakeries... in the Himalayas!
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Re: building bakeries... in the Himalayas!

Unfortunately, it's not really me who started the whole thing going but some Polish friends of my friends. So I'm afraid I can't provide you with any details.

But I love the idea.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: masters of the tradition
Replies: 162
Views: 20735

Re: masters of the tradition

So whats the chance of becoming fully awakened in this lifetime after being introduced o your real nature? If you are a diligent person, have received introduction and applied the teachings of Dzogchen to your life in a concrete way, you will never need to fear of returning to samsara's three realm...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: cross-cultural rock dinosaurs . . .
Replies: 3
Views: 702

cross-cultural rock dinosaurs . . .

. . . or a Japanese take on Smoke on the Water:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tujga5JdP1M" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Well worth listening to. And watching.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Pitfalls of Western analysis of "Dharmic Traditions"
Replies: 238
Views: 30182

Re: The Pitfalls of Western analysis of "Dharmic Traditions"

A mighty interesting thread, this one's become.
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20215

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

Going the way of Origen could possibly help. Provided one has really good karma. :woohoo:
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20215

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

What he's saying is that the practice of the Dharma is absolutely incompatible with homosexuality - which he thus wholeheartedly and totally condemns, of course, but also relates to the practice; more than that, the issue of homosexuality is for him intrinsically and unavoidably related to the prac...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20215

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

Interpretations of marriage, sexual life and many other social customs are not relevant to the path of liberation. They become relevant to the path of liberation the instant the supposedly highly realized teacher relates them to the path. Which is precisely what HH does: Cultivators must be normal ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20215

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

Looking at the actions of other masters, it becomes clear that a profound mastery and realisation of the Dharma does not seem to guarantee perfection of conduct and understanding. That merits a thread of its own: http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=9640" onclick="window.open(this.href);...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20215

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

One more proof that true Buddhist masters are nearly extinct. Interesting. Do you think that Buddhist teachers of the past didn't hold such views? That they were on the whole freer from prejudice and everyday misconceptions than the contemporary ones are? I certainly hope they were! What's "realiza...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Capacity for following Dzogchen
Replies: 87
Views: 13036

Re: Capacity for following Dzogchen

OK, I'll be frank here. The more I read threads like these, the more I'm inclined to think that we should not lightly talk about such core, all-important 'things' as rigpa, integration etc. in public - and that perhaps we'd better not talk about these things at all unless 1. our interlocutor is some...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20215

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

gyougan wrote:One more proof that true Buddhist masters are nearly extinct.
Interesting. Do you think that Buddhist teachers of the past didn't hold such views? That they were on the whole freer from prejudice and everyday misconceptions than the contemporary ones are?
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: building bakeries... in the Himalayas!
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

building bakeries... in the Himalayas!

Well, actually just one bakery (though one could hope...). I'm not sure if 'Engaged Buddhism' is the right place to post it, but posting it certainly deserves:

http://www.indiegogo.com/bakery-in-nepal" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20215

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

Andrew108 wrote:But his idea of dharma was really scary:

''How should we cultivate? We must first let go of our desires and put and end to love'
I can already hear the fiddle and the drums, and see the glint of the steel.
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality
Replies: 119
Views: 20215

Re: Hsuan Hua on Homosexuality

Ouch-time again and again.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Death contemplation for recognizing the state of rigpa?
Replies: 20
Views: 2673

Re: Death contemplation for recognizing the state of rigpa?

Pero wrote:
treehuggingoctopus wrote:Would DI be enough? No lung required?
Yup.
Thanks.

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