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by Adi
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Native American appreciation thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1587

Re: Native American appreciation thread

Lindama wrote:Mitakuye Oyasin

:heart:
Exactly so. :heart: And also much easier on the tongue than interdependent origination. :D

Adi
by Adi
Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Native American appreciation thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1587

Re: Native American appreciation thread

I have admired Native Americans for a long time and I think that many other western Buddhists have similar feelings, so I have created this thread for posting anything you find inspiring about Native Americans. As a kid I often noticed what I thought was a kind of deep calm about many aspects of pr...
by Adi
Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your gender and sexuality
Replies: 353
Views: 30210

Re: Your gender and sexuality

It's fine Adi. I often worry that I might come across more assertive than I intended also - after all, most everyone believes themselves to be best intentioned as they can be, otherwise they wouldn't act. So I am sorry if I came across that way. Essentially, my point fundamentally was nothing to do...
by Adi
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your gender and sexuality
Replies: 353
Views: 30210

Re: Your gender and sexuality

Sorry, but I don't think you're being sincere or kind here.... No need to apologize though unfortunately you think wrongly. It's perilous to think a person can divine another's motive from a few of these little boxes, since it takes years of meditation to even figure out one's own. :) I have only b...
by Adi
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your gender and sexuality
Replies: 353
Views: 30210

Re: Your gender and sexuality

As already stated, I put my interests in Buddhist ideas and teachings on such subjects and don't hold with the every-changing, ever-argumetative world of neuroscience, a field in its very infancy by its own nascent account. "if you're going to dismiss an argument with no rebuttal" presumes you've ma...
by Adi
Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your gender and sexuality
Replies: 353
Views: 30210

Re: Your gender and sexuality

The prevailing theory, as represented in the above citation…. Your citation is a 600+ page book. Simon Levay's theory is not prevailing as it has not been replicated while a lot of issues have been presented with his work, enough to call into question its methodology and conclusions. His initial st...
by Adi
Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Difference between consciousness and the mind
Replies: 499
Views: 55405

Re: Difference between consciousness and the mind

True. It is not universal. But is that attitude the exception? Must a female be exceptional in some way, in order for it to be considered that her birth as a female was not the result of negative karma? . . . The freedoms and advantages enumerated in Tibetan Buddhism aren't gender specific. That be...
by Adi
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your gender and sexuality
Replies: 353
Views: 30210

Re: Your gender and sexuality

... The earliest attempts at understanding homosexuality, i.e. identifying it as something unique, really only arrive in the 19th century with the notions of inversion - which is more or less correct according to modern science.... Only if by "modern science" you mean science before the 1930's whic...
by Adi
Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Personal Experiences of Discrimination
Replies: 142
Views: 13772

Re: Personal Experiences of Discrimination

Rory, that all must have been very difficult and very painful, not being able to publicly be who you are for all those years. I am so glad you have found a teacher and Sangha that are happy with you and you are happy with them. I wish you the best of all things meeting your teacher's Sensei and hope...
by Adi
Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your gender and sexuality
Replies: 353
Views: 30210

Re: Your gender and sexuality

The quote people are referring to, incorrectly, is from The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva: Whatever joy there is in this world, All comes from wanting others to be happy. Whatever suffering there is in this world, All comes from wanting oneself to be happy. --Bodhicharyavatara, VIII, 129. (Pa...
by Adi
Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Personal Experiences of Discrimination
Replies: 142
Views: 13772

Re: Personal Experiences of Discrimination

I hope people will come forward and share their experiences in this important matter. In other threads here and in discussions with other sangha elsewhere I've come to realize that my own experience of not experiencing discrimination could use some context. By that I mean is my experience like many ...
by Adi
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: paramhansa yogananda
Replies: 91
Views: 13111

Re: paramhansa yogananda

Adi sorry as this was during a tantric teaching of HHDL it is not widely available on line. Here in India I also don't have my usual resources, but I will try to come back later to this when I am near those resources again. Thank you for telling me. I appreciate it very much as this is a subject th...
by Adi
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your gender and sexuality
Replies: 353
Views: 30210

Re: Your gender and sexuality

... But it does demonstrate that the majority of the people on the board are not interested in this conversation…. I don't think it rises to the level of demonstration but it can certainly be said to imply such a thing. Absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence and all that sort of thing. But I...
by Adi
Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your gender and sexuality
Replies: 353
Views: 30210

A proactive, non-elitist, non-political approach: An active approach based on creating experiences rather than pontificating. An approach that people in the groups in power cannot hijack and apply to themselves, leading to the opposite of the intended effect. An approach that has been used successf...
by Adi
Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your gender and sexuality
Replies: 353
Views: 30210

Re: Your gender and sexuality

Disagreement is not shutting something down, it's a reflection that consensus has not been reached or isn't possible.

Adi
by Adi
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: paramhansa yogananda
Replies: 91
Views: 13111

Re: paramhansa yogananda

To put this into context a little: The standard view amongst many Gelugpas is that La Tsongkhapa delayed the final pinpoint of enlightenment until the bardo so he would not have to use a consort. The reasoning was he felt for the benefit of the teachings and of sentient beings it was necessary to e...
by Adi
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Underweight worse then being overweight?
Replies: 19
Views: 2714

Re: Underweight worse then being overweight?

In general, in Ayurveda and Tibetan Medicine consider that is best to be "slim". But slim does not mean underweight. It just means not carrying around too much extra weight. And in general, if I'm not mistaken, both medicines don't take a universal approach to there being only one kind of person an...
by Adi
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Intention
Replies: 84
Views: 12467

Re: Intention

garudha wrote:You are what your deep, driving desire is.
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.


Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV 4.5

Now that's what I call wisdom!
That's in in a nutshell, or better put, the core of a Bodhi seed.

Adi
by Adi
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Intention
Replies: 84
Views: 12467

Re: Intention

...I´ve been a generalist freestyle practitioner most of my life…. If you spend all your time developing your own sense of self, your own self's language and your own way of things it is not reasonable to expect anyone else will understand you unless you do a lot of explaining and contextualizing. ...
by Adi
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your gender and sexuality
Replies: 353
Views: 30210

Re: Your gender and sexuality

Emphasis on division and difference will produce more division and difference just as pouring more water on water makes things wetter. This is a clear lesson recently learned by the gay rights movement in the United States. Public opinion rapidly turned to overall support when more people started to...

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