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by Andrew108
Mon May 19, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: A 3-Year-Old Remembers ...
Replies: 11
Views: 1650

Re: A 3-Year-Old Remembers ...

That story was reported by the Epoch Times which is affiliated with Falun Gong. The original case has not been proven. What we have is hearsay. Mostly it is adults who are leading the narrative.
by Andrew108
Fri May 16, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Work, Money, and Fear - Unconsciousness
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: Work, Money, and Fear - Unconsciousness

The events that you describe and your reaction to them a pretty typical. Your reactions are normal and the reactions of the students' parent is normal. This is just very normal. These things go on millions of times a day. You are normal. We are normal. It is o.k to be normal. But it seems that you h...
by Andrew108
Thu May 15, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 39675

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

There is no heart beat, there is an experience which is felt by the body and processed and labeled by the mind. You cannot find the heart beat, nor can you locate it, because there is no heart beat. I'm just the messenger. Don't shoot me. Take it up with the boss. Anyway, it has been explained to y...
by Andrew108
Wed May 14, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 39675

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

You haven't really understood what I have been saying so I will give you an analogy. If you listen to your heart beating then you hear the sound of the heart beat. The heart beat is happening in the heart. But if I ask you where exactly in the heart is the heartbeat you will struggle to give me a p...
by Andrew108
Wed May 14, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 39675

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

Malcolm you haven't given a precise location you have given a general location. So now you understand the analogy? You haven't been able to say exactly where because the heartbeat 'happens' in different places within the same organ. But you can still give the heartbeat a genral location. You know it...
by Andrew108
Wed May 14, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 39675

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

You haven't really understood what I have been saying so I will give you an analogy. If you listen to your heart beating then you hear the sound of the heart beat. The heart beat is happening in the heart. But if I ask you where exactly in the heart is the heartbeat you will struggle to give me a pr...
by Andrew108
Wed May 14, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 39675

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

Which part of the mind does pride reside in?
by Andrew108
Wed May 14, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 39675

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

Oh o.k. Now I understand. Yes you can find cognition - in the sense that you can understand and recognise it's characteristics. You can't find it as a thing by itself. Understanding it's characteristics is just the beginning. It's not like recognizing it means that you reach an end point. No, that'...
by Andrew108
Wed May 14, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 39675

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

Can you give the original poster some advice about how "locating cognition in the brain" does not actually answer the question of mind's location? Could you rephrase the question? I'm sorry but I don't understand it. Well, you previously said that cognition resides in the brain? Correct? The origin...
by Andrew108
Wed May 14, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: What is "mind" in mahamudra
Replies: 22
Views: 6620

Re: What is "mind" in mahamudra

If someone were to give you a direct answer then this would be a kind of pointing out. I don't think anybody here wants to do that. Perhaps you might want to rephrase your question.? Maybe make a few assertions of your own as to what you think mind is. Then we could discuss those in a more open way.
by Andrew108
Wed May 14, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 39675

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

conebeckham wrote: Can you give the original poster some advice about how "locating cognition in the brain" does not actually answer the question of mind's location?
Could you rephrase the question? I'm sorry but I don't understand it.
by Andrew108
Wed May 14, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 39675

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

But then I added that it is important how we see cognition. What it is and how it is. That is more important than holding to concepts about the mind. To understand the nature of mind in the classic Mahamudra sense is really the understanding of the nature of cognition. The use of the term 'mind' is...
by Andrew108
Wed May 14, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 39675

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

the function of the mind is not a concept if you drop all concepts, hammers can still hit nails, youll still not be able to cut a qualia in half, and mind will continue functioning as a momentary object. What point are you making here? I don't quite understand what you are trying to say. youre tryi...
by Andrew108
Wed May 14, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist)
Replies: 56
Views: 5158

Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist)

I'm a fan. But obviously there are many posters in this forum that are either anti-science or aren't able to reconcile science with their religious beliefs. Then there are a few that manage the reconciliation quite well.
by Andrew108
Mon May 12, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sexual and physical abuse in religious institutions
Replies: 224
Views: 14463

Re: Tibetan institutional religious violence

Malcolm wrote:
smcj wrote: Dude should have given back his robes
He did.
Eventually. It went on for years.
by Andrew108
Mon May 12, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sexual and physical abuse in religious institutions
Replies: 224
Views: 14463

Re: Tibetan institutional religious violence

Ven. Khedrup...I'm not bullying you. I just found it hard to believe that after 10 years or so of being involved with Tibetan monastic institutions you haven't also come across some forms of abuse ( mental and physical). I have come across it in the U.K and also in Boudha, Kathmandu. I was given the...
by Andrew108
Mon May 12, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sexual and physical abuse in religious institutions
Replies: 224
Views: 14463

Re: Tibetan institutional religious violence

Back in 1997 I lived in a Tibetan monastery in the U.K. The senior monk (who is English) made several sexual advances towards me. I turned them down and reported the monk to the head of the monastery (who is Tibetan). Nothing was done. I also found out that the senior monk had had sexual encounters ...
by Andrew108
Mon May 12, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sexual and physical abuse in religious institutions
Replies: 224
Views: 14463

Re: Tibetan institutional religious violence

Fortunately this is not Salem, where "You know more than you are telling us. We know you do" in the absence of even a shred of evidence is not an intelligent way of having a conversation or dialogue about any issue. Most who post here are sophisticated enough to realize that, I hope. The method of ...
by Andrew108
Mon May 12, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sexual and physical abuse in religious institutions
Replies: 224
Views: 14463

Re: Tibetan institutional religious violence

You know more than you are saying. I honestly don't, though I realize accusing me in this way gives you leverage in the discussion. I am a victim of abuse myself, actually. It happened in the supposedly well protected and modern Western school system. If I had seen or heard something I would have t...
by Andrew108
Mon May 12, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sexual and physical abuse in religious institutions
Replies: 224
Views: 14463

Re: Tibetan institutional religious violence

Where did I say I didn't? I objected to widespread, endemic, rife and all the other silly adjectives. Both cases I know of occurred in Thai monasteries though, not Tibetan ones. You know more than you are saying. You are worried about Tibet bashing. Anti-Tibetan sentiments. I'm more interested in t...

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