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by Crazywisdom
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 83
Views: 4667

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

This whole thing is very discouraging to me. Sogyal doesn't hit as close to home but as a recent former-shambhalian my own experiences plus hearing about teachers like Sogyal makes it harder to trust the Dharma or teachers in general. A part of me knows that the dharma has so much truth and wisdom ...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 620

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

The thing I've been focusing on in the study is how the researchers have defined the d-factor, at least as presented in the articles, and on the online test page. An informal, succinct version from one of the articles that seems to capture the essence is, "an underlying tendency to put oneself firs...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 620

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

The test seems just as bogus as the various personality profile questionaires. Fun but not to be taken seriously (and if the researchers are then I question the utility of their results). HInt: if you want a "good" score, never answer with anything other than 0 or 5 The test is BS. Questions reveal...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Replies: 26
Views: 620

Re: Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'

Heavy. Yeah, I thought so too. I've never heard of the dark triad before, but looking it up, there's a lot of stuff out there on it. https://illimitableman.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/the-dark-triad.png?w=356&h=339 The takeaway for me was this quote, As the new research reveals, the common denomina...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1984

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

We need a strong subculture of Western Buddhist nomads.
by Crazywisdom
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1984

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

You think being at mass events will teach you what you need to know? Do they live here? Did they even learn proper English? I can see this is getting people very defensive. That is good. This glide path is very obvious and should be talked about. The way it is successful is for those of us with tra...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 583

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:09 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:38 pm
javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:30 pm


I agree. Arya Tara is like a coach haha, so you must put things from your part. It is no magic.
It’s all magic.
Then flip a coin.
I don’t understand you’re point.
by Crazywisdom
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 583

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

Oh. well that's a pity. Like how Amitabha's Mahayana mantra is "Namo Amitabha", can the same be done with "Namo Amoghasiddhi"? Or no and I should just stick to a Green Tara practice? Green Tara is the best. I agree. Arya Tara is like a coach haha, so you must put things from your part. It is no mag...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: What is reborn after death?

A weird tension bubble between habits and stuff.
by Crazywisdom
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 583

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

Oh. well that's a pity. Like how Amitabha's Mahayana mantra is "Namo Amitabha", can the same be done with "Namo Amoghasiddhi"? Or no and I should just stick to a Green Tara practice? Green Tara is the best. What about Ksitigarbha who is of the Karma family? Or he is only reserved for the dead and n...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1984

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

It’s a work in progress. We need to be realistic about the relationship between laypersons and practitioners.
by Crazywisdom
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 583

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

I am aware of that website. However, could you guide me to a dharani or sutra? I'm afraid I don't quite have full trust over the website. Amoghasiddhi is vajrayana so you’d need an empowerment. Oh. well that's a pity. Like how Amitabha's Mahayana mantra is "Namo Amitabha", can the same be done with...
by Crazywisdom
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 583

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

Tenma wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:49 pm
fckw wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:18 pm
You can find the mantra here: http://www.visiblemantra.org/amoghasiddhi.html
I am aware of that website. However, could you guide me to a dharani or sutra? I'm afraid I don't quite have full trust over the website.
Amoghasiddhi is vajrayana so you’d need an empowerment.
by Crazywisdom
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1220

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

So why not kill Mao Zedong during the time China began its invasion? Good question. HHDL sticks with Vinaya rules as official public policy. Tantric adepts have a different course. I’m sure some Sorcery was attempted. Obviously didn’t work. I recall important lamas from the time basically felt the ...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How does an Ati yogi practice 4 Buddha Activities?
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: How does an Ati yogi practice 4 Buddha Activities?

Sennin wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:02 am
Crazywisdom wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:08 pm
Citations pls.
It's in chapter 53 "The Secret Activities" of The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra.
Awesome chapter. By my thinking this is the most important thing to know.

“...the color blue is the light that perfects activities.”
by Crazywisdom
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 48
Views: 1641

Re: Searching for a Teacher

Well, in the case of Vajrayana there are specific qualifications a guru must have, an important one is mantra power. That means he or she can use mantras spontaneously to perform the four Buddha Activities. That usually would mean he or she had practiced enough to internalize the method and wisdom.
by Crazywisdom
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 48
Views: 1641

Re: Searching for a Teacher

Most people are not really ready for "crazy wisdom" style teaching. A crazy wisdom teacher whom you approach in the belief that he'll do sex, drugs and rock'n roll with you might actually give you the prajnaparamita to learn by heart before doing anything else. Or have you do anything unbearably bo...
by Crazywisdom
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 9991

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

ChNN used to say dying in GY of White A is better
Than phowa.
by Crazywisdom
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 48
Views: 1641

Re: Searching for a Teacher

All you need is to learn some straightforward Dzogchen and go practice in the wild. Then, go practice while you do all the things you want but know if you’ve lost your mind or if you can maintain your composure. Then go talk with your lama and discuss your experiences. He will set you straight. Actu...
by Crazywisdom
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1220

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

The idea is you can kill enemies of dharma, like samaya breakers. But you do a ritual it’s Murder by sorcery. Actual physical killing is reserved for those who harm the guru. Then the bodhisattva can kill one to save many, like the assassin who wanted to sink a boat and kill 500 Arahats. It’s prett...

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