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by dharmagoat
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?
Replies: 84
Views: 25848

Re: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?

Wesley1982 wrote:I'm probably not going to hook you up. In my state, its illegal and I don't think its worth a $700 dollar ticket.
Not to mention that it is probably not looked upon too favourably by the members and moderators of a buddhist website.
by dharmagoat
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: First jhana question
Replies: 6
Views: 1722

Re: First jhana question

If we can recognise the subtle levels of meditation, then we are able to adjust the focus of the meditation to suit.
by dharmagoat
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?
Replies: 84
Views: 25848

Re: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?

Ikkyu wrote:You're logic is flawed.
It is not logic, it is experience.
Ikkyu wrote:If we are currently NOT in a natural state (e.g. enlightenment) and we wish to get there we must change our current state of mind into an enlightened state of mind.
This is dualistic thinking.
by dharmagoat
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Six words of advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 2020

Re: Six words of advice.

མི་མནོ། མི་བསམ། མི་ཤེས། མི་དཔྱོད། མི་སྒོམ། རང་སར་བཞག
by dharmagoat
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Not Accepting, Not Rejecting
Replies: 12
Views: 2070

Re: Not Accepting, Not Rejecting

MalaBeads wrote:Thanks to you both. I get it. Just more work to be done.

:)
The aversion and attraction are the work.
by dharmagoat
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Baloney! and Jundo Cohen
Replies: 172
Views: 35320

Re: Baloney! and Jundo Cohen

... Sanskrit, Devanagari... A small point, but one that needs to be made: Sanskrit is a language, whereas Devanagari is a writing system. Sanskrit is often written in the Devanagari script, but can be written using other scripts as well. Conversely, Devanagari is also used to write Hindi and a vari...
by dharmagoat
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?
Replies: 84
Views: 25848

Re: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?

Ikkyu wrote:Isn't meditation essentially the same thing?
Meditation is not about getting high.
by dharmagoat
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?
Replies: 84
Views: 25848

Re: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?

I really don't understand how it's any more of a "fetter" than going to see a ball game, or taking a swim. People can enjoy themselves. As long as they do not crave and overtly attach to marijuana, or allow it to make them heedless I don't see how it goes against the precepts or clouds the mind wit...
by dharmagoat
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: One thing that kinda bothered me...
Replies: 9
Views: 2861

Re: One thing that kinda bothered me...

Thanks, Dechen.
by dharmagoat
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzochenpa Census
Replies: 103
Views: 13078

Re: Dzochenpa Census

What exactly do you mean by "copping out"? I know what the term means but what exactly are you asking/proposing to me? It is a genuine enquiry as to why you would automatically reject criticism of buddhism and condemn the critic. Is it necessary to defend the dharma so absolutely? I ask because I v...
by dharmagoat
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist or not - poll
Replies: 51
Views: 8954

Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Will wrote:It is interesting the hoops people jump through to maintain distance from a group or maybe it is to strengthen one's individuality - beats me.
It's simple. A buddhist is truly buddhist when they declare themself a non-buddhist.
by dharmagoat
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is the Sikh religion influenced by (even based on) Dzogchen?
Replies: 154
Views: 24153

Re: Is the Sikh religion influenced by (even based on) Dzogchen?

Virgo wrote:This is like reading a summary on the 4NT from wikipedia and thinking you understand all of what Buddhism is about.
Justsit is not claiming to know all of what Sikhism is about, just enough to suggest that it doesn't resemble Dzogchen.
by dharmagoat
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzochenpa Census
Replies: 103
Views: 13078

Re: Dzochenpa Census

Example: If you say: "In Dzogchen view we consider the two truths to actually be one." I would reply: "That's interesting, do you mind explaining exactly how Dzogchenpas...?" BUT If you say: "The Buddhist view of the two truths is irelevant and of no value, because in Dzogchen we consider the two t...
by dharmagoat
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist or not - poll
Replies: 51
Views: 8954

Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:I'm a nudist
Darn, I didn't see that option. I would have ticked it too.
by dharmagoat
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist or not - poll
Replies: 51
Views: 8954

Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Buddhist here too. The Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths.
by dharmagoat
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?
Replies: 140
Views: 23163

Re: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?

I thought the idea was to get out of the trap of attraction/repulsion? Unlike many other beliefs in buddhism, I can't see how this can be a useful means to an end. It may help to keep monks in line, but at what cost? Aren't we just feeding our cultural hang-ups by viewing a natural process as someho...
by dharmagoat
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?
Replies: 140
Views: 23163

Re: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?

Now, where did I leave that ten foot pole... ?
by dharmagoat
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?
Replies: 84
Views: 25848

Re: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?

Now that's an interesting story if I ever heard one. I don't want to go off topic, but whenever I think of teenagers rebelling I think of them smoking pot instead of shunning it. Must've been pretty cool growing up in a commune? I didn't realize those places were still around. This was in the early...
by dharmagoat
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?
Replies: 84
Views: 25848

Re: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?

Oh yes, and if you smoke dope, even to celebrate a friend's success, you will be sent to a hell realm where you will be deprived of your genitalia and have nasty black-skinned, orange-eyed demons thrust red-hot iron rods into your lungs, roasting you from the inside out... You can't be serious. Got...
by dharmagoat
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?
Replies: 84
Views: 25848

Re: Real Marijuana as Herbal Medicine?

MANY YEARS after the high? Now you REALLY can't be serious. :rolling: Guess someone's a light-weight? Yes, I am a light-weight. My family lived in a commune when I was a boy, and so I grew up within a culture of marijuana use. I gave it up as a teenager mainly because I wanted to rebel. So I became...

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