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by dharmafootsteps
Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Humanities
Replies: 26
Views: 730

Re: The Humanities

However, I think studying math is also important for precise thinking (especially statistics and probability). Yes, that's why the liberal arts includes mathematics (and natural sciences). Math, and as you say stats and probability, are key parts of a good well-rounded education that produces capab...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yeshi's really back!
Replies: 165
Views: 6957

Re: Yeshi's really back!

I have absolutely no issue with Malcolm, quite the opposite, I respect him as one of my teachers. Yes, I apologize. I went back and noticed you mentioning that Malcolm is one of your teachers after replying. So I edit my post and removed the line you're replying to as it was inappropriate in that l...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yeshi's really back!
Replies: 165
Views: 6957

Re: Yeshi's really back!

Ok M, even if this was what you intended by that one line all along, and I’ll take your word for it, that really only supports one of my points.. I.e., that you needed now two extensive posts to unfold and clarify what you actually meant by that statement, which although you assert is not misleadin...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yeshi's really back!
Replies: 165
Views: 6957

Re: Yeshi's really back!

If you need the following conditional exception to amend your prior one-liner, then the prior one liner "One does not need beliefs for Dzogchen" was both inaccurate and misleading. It is perfectly accurate and not misleading. To avoid that, it would have to read something like "One d...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Jan 19, 2023 1:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yeshi's really back!
Replies: 165
Views: 6957

Re: Yeshi's really back!

All hearsay aside which is the costum of this forum i really rejoice in this since Chnn was very clear of what he thought of yeshe. Dc people will always talk like this, they do about everything, about yeshe, malcom, elias, igor, the chinese guy...etc Whatever. Ill go and see for myself. Probably, ...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yeshi's really back!
Replies: 165
Views: 6957

Re: Yeshi's really back!

[ Out of everything, it surprises me most that people got stuck with that particular statement. Even in the sutra system one of the most famous sutras conveys this meaning in a few succinct sentences (there is no path, no realization etc. - imagine the uproar here if Yeshi said that). Also some tan...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yeshi's really back!
Replies: 165
Views: 6957

Re: Yeshi's really back!

Back when I attended a live webcast with him some years ago, I actually got the sense that he's the real deal; even though I'm not quite all about some of the jargon that he uses to convey his teachings. If you are talking about the Yeshe Lama teachings... that was so hard, that I thought I need to...
by dharmafootsteps
Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yeshi's really back!
Replies: 165
Views: 6957

Re: Yeshi's really back!

I dont know what to think about it. His story and opinions over time... A guy who, according to himself, did most of his practices while driving in the car (My reincarnation), later proclaimed he dont believe in reincarnation and karma and all this "tibetan folklore", he doesnt want to ha...
by dharmafootsteps
Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: nirvana mathematically not possible
Replies: 50
Views: 1844

Re: nirvana mathematically not possible

It’s been mentioned previously here that there are always latent sentient beings to populate new universes. Hence no end to sentient beings even given infinite time.

https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.p ... gs#p650885
by dharmafootsteps
Wed Jan 04, 2023 6:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: direct introduction in EU?
Replies: 16
Views: 1157

Re: direct introduction in EU?

Dragpo wrote: Wed Jan 04, 2023 5:22 pm Tsoknyi Rinpoche is doing open retrets in Germany and the UK in June/August but details TBC

https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/all-retreat ... -retreats/
His brothers, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Mingyur Rinpoche also teach in Europe every year, usually in multiple countries.
by dharmafootsteps
Fri Dec 30, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Asa HershoffS Vajrayana "Inside Scoop"
Replies: 76
Views: 6045

Re: Asa HershoffS Vajrayana "Inside Scoop"

Malcolm wrote: Fri Dec 30, 2022 4:12 pm Other than Asa’s questionable comments, why are we wasting bandwidth on a worldly path?
Good reminder. Honest answer, because it’s still very easy for my attention to get snagged by worldly things.
by dharmafootsteps
Fri Dec 30, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Asa HershoffS Vajrayana "Inside Scoop"
Replies: 76
Views: 6045

Re: Asa HershoffS Vajrayana "Inside Scoop"

What people don't get is that there are levels of skill and that there is also a difference between having internal power and being able to fight and being able to use internal power in fighting. Even according to Damo it's extremely rare that someone gets to a high enough level they can use this i...
by dharmafootsteps
Fri Dec 30, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Asa HershoffS Vajrayana "Inside Scoop"
Replies: 76
Views: 6045

Re: Asa HershoffS Vajrayana "Inside Scoop"

some of his push hands videos are staged/exaggerated, or at the very least blatant self promotion via “teacher Chi” and very compliant students….not exactly unusual in the Taichi world but it is what it is and it’s a pet peeve. It's the norm rather than the exception. That video is a particularly l...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Dec 29, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Asa HershoffS Vajrayana "Inside Scoop"
Replies: 76
Views: 6045

Re: Asa HershoffS Vajrayana "Inside Scoop"

The whole Taichi/Qigong adjacent “cultivation” scene is full of unhealthy people trying to obtain powers. Anyway, this guys knowledge of Buddhism is so light that I can’t take him seriously. Sadly, yes. There is some good health benefit in these things but when people try to make a "spiritual ...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Dec 29, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Asa HershoffS Vajrayana "Inside Scoop"
Replies: 76
Views: 6045

Re: Asa HershoffS Vajrayana "Inside Scoop"

I think this was the guy who promoted some fake Lama in the past and then had to apologize when it came out that he lied about his credentials. They had some Chöd academy or so and were selling Vajrayana as far as I remember. It looks like it wasn't that he promoted another lama, rather that his ow...
by dharmafootsteps
Tue Dec 27, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tech trends for 2023
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Tech trends for 2023

Was there something in particular in this video that piqued your interest?
by dharmafootsteps
Sat Dec 24, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yeshi’s back
Replies: 29
Views: 2612

Re: Yeshi’s back

I’m very excited to see what comes of this. As an aside, does anyone else find the capitalizing of pronouns very bizarre? Didn't noticed the 'He' first time round, that one's definitely weird. The 'Teaching' is also strange, but that sort of fits with DC in-group lingo. All sanghas have their culty...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Dec 01, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Musk, guns and a vajra
Replies: 55
Views: 2267

Re: Musk, guns and a vajra

It's not possible to form a reasonable opinion on the tech industry based on the media anymore. ??? You understand that this undermines anything you might say? I haven't formed an opinion on the tech industry (along with various other things) based on the media for a long time. Not based on some di...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Dec 01, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Musk, guns and a vajra
Replies: 55
Views: 2267

Re: Musk, guns and a vajra

https://fortune.com/2022/01/31/neuralink-elon-musk-brain-implant-startup-leadership-turmoil-max-hodak/ Sound familiar??? Sure. There's tons of legitimate criticism of Musk. I certainly wouldn't want to work for him. I also wouldn't really trust much in media reporting on him though, he's too big a ...
by dharmafootsteps
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Musk, guns and a vajra
Replies: 55
Views: 2267

Re: Musk, guns and a vajra

More Musk fodder, monkeys typing on a computer "telepathically" using Neuralink. Never mind aiming to improve/facilitate disabled people's interaction with technology, and to do so better than someone who has working hands, he aims to restore sight to the blind including those who have nev...

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