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by underthetree
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Another look at the solar system
Replies: 46
Views: 8288

Re: Another look at the solar system

Lhug-Pa wrote:Catmoon, what if the Sun isn't as hot as mainstream science says it is.
How exactly would this state of affairs come about?
by underthetree
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Illumination of the mind in Dzogchen practice?...
Replies: 5
Views: 1775

Re: Illumination of the mind in Dzogchen practice?...

What I love about Dzogchen is that it goes right to the heart of the matter without all those transformation practices. In this way it is soooo common sense that one doesn't have to have religious beliefs, one doesn't have to be Buddhist, one doesn't have to suspend any disbelief in gods, etc. Just...
by underthetree
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Another look at the solar system
Replies: 46
Views: 8288

Re: Another look at the solar system

Hahaha! The surface of the sun is under the part we can see with our eyes? Then it isn't the surface is it? That Nasseim haramein dude really rubs me the wrong way. Who does he think he is? He knows nothing about what he is talking about. seriously, he is just a pontificating confused ego-maniac. s...
by underthetree
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayogini
Replies: 49
Views: 10628

Re: Vajrayogini

rob h wrote:[ at the end of the day part of me already is her because the nature of our reality and ourselves is illusory.
You're getting there.
by underthetree
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Back online and upgraded!
Replies: 48
Views: 13385

Re: Back online and upgraded!

Back and better than ever! And I was worrying that I'd broken it...
by underthetree
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayogini
Replies: 49
Views: 10628

Re: Vajrayogini

You will find though in the Vajrayogini chapter of the Chakrasamvara tantra itself, the importance of the spiritual teacher is mentioned. These types of practices pass from master to master in an unbroken lineage, which is how the tantric tradition has been passed on. You will find this holds for t...
by underthetree
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayogini
Replies: 49
Views: 10628

Re: Vajrayogini

pemachophel wrote:As soon as you notice being attached to your meditation, destroy it and start again fresh and without grasping. Again and again and again and again. :namaste:
Excellent advice.
by underthetree
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why did you choose Buddhism?
Replies: 98
Views: 19695

Re: Why did you choose Buddhism?

Hi. Thanks alot for your answers. I really like bhuddism from what Ive read so far. It really feels right. But one thing that is botthering me is that bhuddism doesnt believe in god. So Im kind of "afraid" of making a "mistake". What if there is a god? Everyone around me believes in a certain relig...
by underthetree
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7707
Views: 990778

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks, everyone. My dish is in the oven and I'm studying mudras...
by underthetree
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7707
Views: 990778

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

My first Ganapuja tonight - very excited!

Could I have some pointers on etiquette, please? I don't want to do anything silly...
by underthetree
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why did you choose Buddhism?
Replies: 98
Views: 19695

Re: Why did you choose Buddhism?

I was fortunate in that we had a family friend who was a Vajrayana practitioner, so I've been familiar with the Dharma my whole life. Although it took a surprisingly long time to fully commit myself to the path, I never doubted that I would eventually become a Buddhist. There's always been a sort of...
by underthetree
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Another look at the solar system
Replies: 46
Views: 8288

Re: Another look at the solar system

And I'm not saying that Kabbalah and Gnosticism are perfect, but what the Ancients in general had going on—at least before the onset of the Kali Yuga—was a lot better than the pollution, materialism, big pharma, nuclear bombs, military-industrial-complex, Monsanto, etc. that we have now. Organized ...
by underthetree
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Another look at the solar system
Replies: 46
Views: 8288

Re: Another look at the solar system

Science tends to discard things it cannot grasp, so the end view is somehow narrow. Science has not discarded general relativity or quantum physics. No, science created it. I will politely decline yet another "yes it is, no it isn't" styled religious debate. Nothing to argue about. If you think tha...
by underthetree
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Torpor and Unstable Mental Object
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: Torpor and Unstable Mental Object

Explore the distraction itself. When you find yourself distracted, look at the phenomenon. Investigate where the sensation/state/thought comes from and where it goes.
by underthetree
Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Nothing!
Replies: 10
Views: 2511

Re: Nothing!

I like the watermelon in your avatar. Shame there wasn't room for the cat as well!
by underthetree
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Patrons
Replies: 14
Views: 2640

Re: Patrons

Perhaps if you consider changing 'extension' for 'integration'... Buddhism can be very simple but it tends to be all-involving. You can practice it in a quite 'religious' way with a lot of accessories and complexity or you can strip it down to almost nothing. I understand - I think - your impulse bu...
by underthetree
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayogini
Replies: 49
Views: 10628

Re: Vajrayogini

I received a Vajrayogini empowerment from a Drikung Kagyu lama and there were no requirements for prior Chakrasamvara etc. The Drikung lineage is very beautiful, and while they only have one outpost in the UK, there are quite a few in Europe and a short Channel hop for the empowerment you need isn't...
by underthetree
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Thoughts during meditation
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

Re: Thoughts during meditation

Why apologise to me if you thought that this was basic stuff to me? Well, sometimes there's a fine line between being helpful and being patronizing, and not knowing how familiar you might be with Buddhist concepts I didn't want to cross that line... and also surely the end goal is the same? If you ...
by underthetree
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Thoughts during meditation
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

Re: Thoughts during meditation

Having thoughts or no is of no revelance. I was taught that the purpose of meditation is to centre and ground yourself. Also to get your energies correct (re-aligned) before you start the day (in morning meditation) and before you go sleep (at night-time meditation). "Dwelling on whether you have t...
by underthetree
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Learning more
Replies: 34
Views: 4640

Re: Learning more

What attracts you to Buddhism? That might determine the direction of your search...

Tangentially, I don't think that 13 has any primary significance, certainly not in terms of what a practitioner might use a mala for, but I might well be wrong.

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