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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:23 pm 
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If it's completely wholesome you probably aren't doing it right.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:27 pm 
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Which also does not represent a Dzogchen view.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:30 pm 
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I'm still not quite 100% sure what the Dzogchen view is on Sexual Yoga. As has been mentioned already, within this thread and other threads, the Khandro Nyingthig and Longchenpa on the Lama Yangthig have teachings on this.

At least until learning more, I'm going with the Kalachakra and Anuyoga views on Karmamudra as explained by Yeshe Tsogyel, H.H. the Dalai Lama, etc.

Also, it would be very wise to at least follow the advice given to ordinary people by Tibetan Medicine regarding sex and the seasons...

viewtopic.php?f=96&t=3987

...as explained there^.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:03 pm 
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Is 'Wholesome Conduct' in Sex a good Karma? thanks.


Yes...your appearance looks better. If you have a wife, it will prevent you from jeopardizing your relationship. Breaking up a family creates heavy karma because a family is a unit of society. If every family does that, then we will have chaos. That's what happening now in the modern world. Too many divorces-children are not brought up good because of that. Then children will bring chaos to society...serial killers, rapists, pedophiles, etc.


From the practical standpoint of East Asian Buddhism, monks need to refrain from celibacy.

In generally practitioners should not actively seek for a union. But if it comes naturally or mutually, it is not right to reject either. In this case, take the middle path. Don't be attached deeply to it. The Mahayana teaching is not holding on to any side-rejection or acceptance, nirvana or samsara, etc.

Beginners should uphold all precepts dearly.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:20 am 
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I doubt that you meant to say that " monks should refrain from celibacy ". Did you ?

I would like to see your evidence that serial killers are a result of divorce.

Hyperbole makes a poor argument.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:56 am 
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Lhug-Pa wrote:
I'm still not quite 100% sure what the Dzogchen view is on Sexual Yoga.


The Dzogchen view on that like on other points is very simple ... do your best, work with your circumstances and all that is your limitations. Therefore Sexual Yoga could be integrated in your Dzogchen practice ... but you have to go in essence.

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Simon E. wrote:
I doubt that you meant to say that " monks should refrain from celibacy ". Did you ?

I would like to see your evidence that serial killers are a result of divorce.

Hyperbole makes a poor argument.



I am sure you have a general idea of what I meant to say. Why nit-pick?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:34 pm 
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Ok.. " monks need to refrain from celibacy " means that monks should have sex. Is that what you meant ?
And saying that evidence is needed to support the idea that one of the results of divorce is a rise in the numbers of serial killers is hardly " nitpicking" in my view. Its an extraordinary claim.


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Simon E. wrote:
Ok.. " monks need to refrain from celibacy " means that monks should have sex. Is that what you meant ?


What do you think?

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And saying that evidence is needed to support the idea that one of the results of divorce is a rise in the numbers of serial killers is hardly " nitpicking" in my view. Its an extraordinary claim.


Ok granted.

But what I meant to say in that paragraph?

Can a guy be a clumsy with his words sometimes? If you don't understand this, I am assuming you are nit-picking.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:49 pm 
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I have absolutely no idea what " refraining from celibacy can mean " unless you are saying that Monks SHOULD have sex.
Perhaps you meant to say "should be celibate " or should refrain from sex ".

Pointing out that someone may have just said the complete opposite to what they meant is hardly nit-picking... :smile:

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Oh, and what is true for monks does not apply to lay people, and certainly does not apply to Dzogchen students per se.


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The common mentality is to pick on the mistakes instead of praising the right things that people say or do. This mentality cannot help make a person better.

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Whatever sir...whatever.
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Simon E. wrote:
Whatever sir...whatever.
:namaste:


One Minute Manager needs to integrate the 6 Paramitas, in my opinion. Though the book reflects some of Buddhist teachings. Still a good book.

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Interesting detail about the Tummo practice. I've heard of the Kama Sutra of Sex Tantric Practice. But that is probably over-hyped or hyped-up


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Sönam wrote:
Lhug-Pa wrote:
I'm still not quite 100% sure what the Dzogchen view is on Sexual Yoga.


The Dzogchen view on that like on other points is very simple ... do your best, work with your circumstances and all that is your limitations. Therefore Sexual Yoga could be integrated in your Dzogchen practice ... but you have to go in essence.

Sönam


Dzogchen practice and Sexual Yoga is something I might take up with the right partner. :smile:


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