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by underthetree
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do gay Buddhists explain this one?
Replies: 125
Views: 24496

Re: How do gay Buddhists explain this one?

It’s part of what we Buddhists call bad sexual conduct. Sexual organs were created for reproduction between the male element and the female element – and everything that deviates from that is not acceptable from a Buddhist point of view. The Dalai Lama Slightly off-topic but I'm genuinely intereste...
by underthetree
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Being spiritual but not religious is a cop-out
Replies: 13
Views: 2590

Re: Being spiritual but not religious is a cop-out

I'm not sure that, strictly speaking, it's possible to be spiritual but not religious to at least some degree. But one can be religious and not follow one particular creed. So... Can you separate spirituality from the practice of religion? What 'spirit' is implied in 'spirituality'? Is the term 'spi...
by underthetree
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do gay Buddhists explain this one?
Replies: 125
Views: 24496

Re: How do gay Buddhists explain this one?

Agreeing to disagree means respecting other's right to have their own views, even if you don't think that the other individual's views have any validity or integrity. Everyone's entitled to their own thoughts. What I refuse to accept is that you have any right to make divisive, bigoted statements o...
by underthetree
Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do gay Buddhists explain this one?
Replies: 125
Views: 24496

Re: How do gay Buddhists explain this one?

I really do not wish to drag this out anymore; so as things currently stand here, I'd rather just leave it as us agreeing to disagree. Agreeing to disagree with you would imply that your views had some validity or integrity. They do not. Whatever it is you intend to say, you are communicating a dee...
by underthetree
Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do gay Buddhists explain this one?
Replies: 125
Views: 24496

Re: How do gay Buddhists explain this one?

gregkavarnos wrote:Shouldn't there be a clause in the ToS about racism, homophobia, etc...?
Thirded. The offensiveness of the opinions on this and other recent threads are matched only by their incoherence, and I suspect that, were they more coherent, they'd be much more offensive.
by underthetree
Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Vajrayana Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 5235

Re: Vajrayana Questions

up in the philosophical stuff too much, I would just continue your tantric practice from the level you left off at, you are a tantrika, one book I would recommend for an understanding of the " Buddhist " view is moonbeams of mahamudra by Tashi Namgyal. Or u could go straight to Dzogchen right from ...
by underthetree
Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7707
Views: 990788

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Elio Guarisco is giving a teaching of The Tsalung of Pleasure and Heat in London in a couple of weeks. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend. Is this a teaching that is given quite often, though?
by underthetree
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How do gay Buddhists explain this one?
Replies: 125
Views: 24496

Re: How do gay Buddhists explain this one?

Lhug-Pa,

In what way is a practicing homosexual any more or less of a 'libertine' than a practicing heterosexual?
by underthetree
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A little onion with that
Replies: 7
Views: 1612

Re: A little onion with that

...Dharmagoat? Is that you?
by underthetree
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: KANGLING
Replies: 24
Views: 11060

Re: KANGLING

http://buddhism-for-vampires.com/kangling-chod :smile: Some tips, good to see my look a likey, the scorpion doing something useful . . . What a great article. I've been admiring his writing lately. And I've been looking for a kangling for a while - this spurs me on. Also a kapala - but that's a dif...
by underthetree
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Pleasure and feelings
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Re: Pleasure and feelings

Tilopa said: "The problem is not enjoyment. The problem is attachment."
by underthetree
Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Secondary Practices
Replies: 24
Views: 7714

Re: Dzogchen Community Secondary Practices

Cheers, OldBob! That's marvelous!
by underthetree
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Secondary Practices
Replies: 24
Views: 7714

Re: Dzogchen Community Secondary Practices

I'd like to know who out there is doing the Chod practice. I'm looking forward to Rinpoche's upcoming teachings on this, but I don't know much about his tradition.
by underthetree
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Bad pharma, or why not to see our doctors
Replies: 14
Views: 2691

Re: Bad pharma, or why not to see our doctors

Take contemporary ordinary doctors opinion into consideration, sure. Yet also learn to think for yourself and do your own research, instead of depending on the corporate-racket which currently dominates healthcare, psychiatry, education, and mainstream science to fix everything for you. Yet at the ...
by underthetree
Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Introduction online?
Replies: 17
Views: 4154

Re: Direct Introduction online?

As someone who, like you, was practicing semi-self-taught Mahamudra and received direct introduction from Namkhai Norbu, I recommend that you seek out Rinpoche's teachings as soon as possible. You have nothing to lose, and on the other hand...

PM me if you want.
by underthetree
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Signs of progress
Replies: 24
Views: 7481

Re: Signs of progress

:namaste: My practice was becoming contradictory. From Mahamudra I had gone off in a Ch'an direction, using hua-tou and very intensive investigation, but it kept leading me back - very specifically - to Dzogchen. I had tuned in to a direct transmission from Chogyal Namkhai Norbu last spring (2011) b...
by underthetree
Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TENGRIISM
Replies: 13
Views: 3958

Re: TENGRIISM

"....More tea, vicar?"
by underthetree
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Signs of progress
Replies: 24
Views: 7481

Re: Signs of progress

Actually I've found a master and my original post almost seems as if it was written by another person.

But thank you all for the input!
by underthetree
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Signs of progress
Replies: 24
Views: 7481

Re: Signs of progress

Even applying the verb to dwell implies something that isn't really in play.
by underthetree
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Signs of progress
Replies: 24
Views: 7481

Re: Signs of progress

Q: What is the difference between nondistraction and dwelling on nowness? A: According to the general vehicles, to dwell undistractedly in nowness is to be undistracted. But from the Dzogchen perspective, that is called being distracted. Dwelling on nowness means you are already distracted. Why? Be...

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