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by PSM
Thu May 03, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Padmasambhava Visualization?
Replies: 9
Views: 1544

Re: Padmasambhava Visualization?

How big is a visualisation anyway?
by PSM
Tue May 01, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist karma yoga
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Re: Buddhist karma yoga

If your karma yoga involves helping the Sangha, overseeing or helping withany of the guru's extended projects, affairs, affiliated centers, activities etc then this is said to accrue a great deal of merit. If you don't have a guru or personal teacher, helping a Sangha with your time and energy can ...
by PSM
Tue May 01, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist karma yoga
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Re: Buddhist karma yoga

In my opinion, although it's not explicitly called "karma yoga", pretty much anything discussing the path of the bodhisattva fits the bill very nicely. Seems that the Hindus have made something into an explicit path which is a little more implicit in the bodhisattva teachings. I think the Hindu app...
by PSM
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist karma yoga
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Buddhist karma yoga

I'm looking for Buddhist instructions on karma yoga, similar to those that are in the Bhagavad Gita. I hear the term a lot, especially in dharma centres, but actual instructions per se are surprisingly difficult to track down. Perhaps the closest thing I've received are enhancement instructions for ...
by PSM
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Dark" Kalpas
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: "Dark" Kalpas

It's due to the karma & merit of the beings in that universe at that time. No karma & merit, no opportunity will arise to meet a Buddha.
by PSM
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Dmitry Ermakov
Replies: 13
Views: 4507

Re: Dmitry Ermakov

- Explain to me please, what do you mean with that Dmitry classifies nam mkha' ar gtad (sky gazing) under tögal and not under trekcho ? I've only heard namkha arted, as an enhancement practice for trekcho, not as a togal practice per se. Although interestingly there is reference to togal anatomy in...
by PSM
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Dmitry Ermakov
Replies: 13
Views: 4507

Re: Dmitry Ermakov

Dimitry has written some great stuff. I have a lot of respect for his work. Interesting that he classifies nam mkha' ar gtad under togal, not trekcho.
by PSM
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we deal with a loved one who is selfish, narcissistic and insensitive to our feelings?
Replies: 13
Views: 2351

Re: How do we deal with a loved one who is selfish, narcissistic and insensitive to our feelings?

jgcaap wrote: Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:56 pm Hello .. I am actually on the side where I am "abusive" but it is not on purpose. How did you solve this? I want to change.
I strongly recommend "How to be an Adult: A Handbook on Psychological and Spiritual Integration" and "How to be an Adult in Love" by David Richo.
by PSM
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Beginning
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: Beginning

Dear Mila, There is no such thing as a pure Buddhist, if we were pure we would be Arhats and Buddhas, not Buddhists. So, no use beating up on yourself. Just try to do your best. One step at a time. :good: It is very easy to get hooked up on the notion of 'pure' - it is not a good goal to aim for as...
by PSM
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 6299

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Discipline and assertiveness are important but without loving kindness it is just like being in the military. We're not here to fight but to find out what our lives are. Therefore we must be careful, very careful. That is all. Personal experience tells me punishment leads to resentment. Better to r...
by PSM
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 6299

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Violence can be very subtle and stem from a passive aggressive constitution. I'd not call that violent, but it can negatively influence up a child's psychology (or anyone else's). It is also why the best way to raise children is to be assertive with them and raise them to also be assertive. That wa...
by PSM
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 6299

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Seems 'punishment' is being conflated too readily with violence, which is very strange and probably quite telling. For me, as a parent, discipline and punishment if boundaries are crossed, is essential. It's in the nature of children to test how far they can cross the line and what will happen if th...
by PSM
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Basic fitness
Replies: 13
Views: 2268

Re: Basic fitness

Have a Google for Convict Conditioning if you want ideas on bodyweight exercises. It goes from the very easy to the very, very difficult.

And of course, as others have said, there's yoga.
by PSM
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1028037

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

PSM wrote: Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:58 pm Are there any DC books (or past issues of The Mirror) which talk about karma yoga? Hindu dharma has some great teachings on it, but I'd love some Buddhist instructions, especially from a dzogchen perspective.
Does anyone have any info on this? It would be really helpful...
by PSM
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 7251

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

"Asia" refers to a huge number of countries and cuisines.

If you want to eat healthily, but avoid the awful consequences of the SAD, I REALLY recommend the book "Deep Nutrition".
by PSM
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1028037

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Are there any DC books (or past issues of The Mirror) which talk about karma yoga? Hindu dharma has some great teachings on it, but I'd love some Buddhist instructions, especially from a dzogchen perspective.
by PSM
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wanting to convert,still have unexplained doubts and fears,So I found this forum!
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

Re: Wanting to convert,still have unexplained doubts and fears,So I found this forum!

I think you can only unpick this yourself, to be honest. However one thing that really stands out is that this really seems to be an idea/meme which protects itself from being dropped by having a well structured threat built into it - if you dare disbelieve then you will go to hell. If you maybe loo...
by PSM
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1028037

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

oh, if you connect the dots then the longsal series can be the answer. also, afaik ChNN said once that SOV can be found in sutras, but i don't know exactly where search for it :( Also, I was wondering if SoV is practiced by other lineages. I don't think I've seen it mentioned anywhere else so far. ...
by PSM
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1028037

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I hope this is ok to post here. Apologies if this isn't the best place for it. Can I please ask for some guidance with secondary practices within the DC, specifically for the benefit of those with serious illnesses? My mother-in-law just got diagnosed with colon cancer. While the outlook isn't blea...
by PSM
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Not been feeling like attending dharma events
Replies: 37
Views: 4198

Re: Not been feeling like attending dharma events

Personally, I think the best approach is to follow this loop: Explain experience to teacher Get instructions and clarifications from teacher Go home Implement Gain experience Return to teacher Repeat Getting too involved in a dharma centre is not great in my experience. Also, there's little point in...

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