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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:12 pm 
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Is prostrations the new power yoga????? Are we trying to develop our six packs or purifying our negativities and clinging to a self ????


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:38 am 
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philji wrote:
Is prostrations the new power yoga????? Are we trying to develop our six packs or purifying our negativities and clinging to a self ????

Dunno, do they help self righteousness too?

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 6:03 pm 
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Johnny Dangerous wrote:
philji wrote:
Is prostrations the new power yoga????? Are we trying to develop our six packs or purifying our negativities and clinging to a self ????

Dunno, do they help self righteousness too?

I don't know Johnny why do you ask?


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 9:05 pm 
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In his Ngöndro commentary Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche says something to the effect of, that in these dark times he thinks anything that brings people to practice is a good thing and that if we do prostrations also for fitness we at least should every twenty prostrations or so raise our motivation " I am doing this for the Buddhahood of all beings". Also he says if we do 150 prostrtions a day we dont need the Gym anymore. I think this part you can also find in "Not for Happiness"


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Yeah, I don't think that anyone hre is interested in them for primarily physical purposes anyway, personally I have a whole other part of my life in terms of physical exercise. It's just interesting to talk about the physical benefits as well, and there is nothing wrong with doing so IMO.

That said, it's a good point that sometimes mundane things can lead us to something better.

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 8:21 pm 
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Thanks Dondrub for that quote. It's helped me understand and appreciate...


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:54 pm 
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Location: Trāyastriṃśa. Just kidding. What a cool sanksrit word, huh?
Always reset your motivation, however, before you begin. Realize it will be tainted by the desire for washboard abs, :tongue: but have the correct aspiration at least.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Gonna suggest that maybe there is a bit of sanctimony on the part of people making assumptions based on a thread like this..

Sometimes it seems we can't talk about anything on here without someone worrying if we are Buddhist enough, don't worry, i'm onto my motivations.

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:45 pm 
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What? You mean having a six pack is not Buddhist?

But what of the mantra: Om ab crunch Hum? Are you saying it didn't originate straight from the mouth of Shakyamuni Buddha himself, during his aesthetic practices phase?

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:46 pm 
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Location: Trāyastriṃśa. Just kidding. What a cool sanksrit word, huh?
Sorry. I get nattering-mom-syndrome sometimes.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:46 pm 
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"Buddha Body in Just Ten Minutes A Day, Learn To Meditate For Inner Peace and Fun!!"

-Coming soon to a Yoga studio near you.

http://www.buddhabodyoga.com/

After writing the post in jest, I Googled it and it really exists.

It doesn't look like a bad program or anything, but the appropriation of Buddhist imagery for stuff like this always cracks me up, can you imagine a program like "get a Jesus body", "sweat with Moses"...wait i'm sure those exist too.

Anyway, clearly the following article by Henry Rollins is not Buddhist, but I think it's a good example of using exercise in a way that's at least...honest and for something beyond physical well being:

http://rosstraining.com/blog/2009/12/04 ... y-rollins/

I know plenty will find something to pick apart there from a Buddhist perspective, but there is alot to appreciate. IMO for anyone wishing to train their mind neglecting physical work, or excluding it as less important does not make sense. For me personally, lack of exercise is directly related to lack of clarity, in formal meditation and otherwise.

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 3:01 pm 
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Henry Rollins should be Buddhist. He would be a good Kagyupa :rolleye:


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I can just see it on late night infomercials "the Buddha power crunch" machine, utilizing the ancient mystical techniques for a six-pack...

urrgghh... reminds me of something else i saw lately, for real.. a business called 'Karmic Mastermind" that claims:
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When we discovered “Karmic Management”, the ancient Tibetan Buddhist wisdom path for creating sustainable success, we both connected with it deeply and began quickly realizing its enormous potential.

If you’re looking for a way in which to step more fully into your purpose, make a bigger impact, and create the kind of success that is both prosperous and soul-satisfying, then we invite you to take the Karmic Mastermind journey and discover the rich rewards it has to offer to you, your business, and your life


mm hmm. Get rich quick, the Buddhist way! No prizes for guessing they are connected to Geshe Michael Roach & Christie McNally.

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