johndoe2012

The Dao Bums
  • Content count

    1,365
  • Joined

  • Last visited

2 Followers

About johndoe2012

  • Rank
    Dao Bum

Recent Profile Visitors

12,020 profile views
  1. Differences between dualism and non-dualism

    The problem is a lot of spiritual people suppress their natural emotions of grief anger sadness etc. Thus you get the mental problems you see everywhere on forums.
  2. Hello bums I found this video helpful I also released the tendency to hold on to past hurts and resentments by using this method and my intuition. Now I am feeling so much more at peace. Hope you find it useful.
  3. I think this link is inline with your thinking https://www.quora.com/Did-the-Buddha-tell-people-to-worship-him
  4. Damo Mitchell Free MCO Course

    Is this your experience or intellectual knowledge? I am not fascinated by intellectual knowledge anymore or impressed by the whole 'you are Brahman' since it doesn't change anything. As long as you live you will have a body. Trying to destroy that is just silly, enjoy your body while it lasts. Who cares if masters appear or don't appear physically? If they appeared physically it wouldn't prove a thing. I have met masters in flesh. After they die, the flesh is not here and they can appear in your consciousness. You seem to want to destroy your individuality, it is a wrong pursuit IMHO since your personality comes from the DNA and there is nothing wrong with it. If you accept your personality you achieve peace of mind = no suffering so no need to destroy anything but non-acceptance. What matters in daily life is the end of suffering, which the mind is capable of ending just by watching the stream of experience. Then the non dual land is near. However as we have seen in all spiritual communities very few can make the jump directly. First we have to weed out all the traumas and negative inclinations, otherwise there is too much contraction.
  5. Damo Mitchell Free MCO Course

    You seem to think average Joe on the street can keep his personality intact while achieving the yang shen stage. Not so, it requires a lot of work. Also your identification as awareness has been criticized by the buddha as not full awakening, because there is identification which hasn't been destroyed by seeing not-self, impermanence, dukkha. Edit: since you can contact / communicate with dead masters (Ramana Maharshi / Buddha Shakyuamuni etc) I consider therm immortal. So what is the difference in result?
  6. If you mean De then it is your inherent nature you are uncovering through practice. If you don't have time to practice then Buddhist mantra could be a way to go or self-inquiry during the day. Some Taoist systems have a sleeping qigong practice. Some Buddhist systems have a dream practice so you can cultivate in your sleep. Good for lay people with busy lives.
  7. Damo Mitchell Free MCO Course

    I am not sure that the yang shen achievement is a ego trip. I found three different non-taoist traditions describing their version of enlightenment: a body outside the body, one sees the body as from behind / some distance away. I showed one non-dualist the immortal child on the top of the head taoist and he said: yes that is very close to his experience.
  8. Inner smile practice: Problem of authenticity

    Read about it in 'Internal Alchemy' by Livia Kohn. It is too long to type here but the end result is the following
  9. Damo Mitchell Free MCO Course

    Yes it is the same. It is just that some confuse the word immortal with someone whose physical body never dies.
  10. Medicine Buddha

    Join the Medicine Buddha puja Oct 27 https://garchen.net/annual-events/#medicine-buddha From the website:
  11. Damo Mitchell Free MCO Course

    If you want to look younger try Flying Phoenix qigong. It even has a free meditation on YouTube by GM Doo Wai. For grey hair reversal it probably requires hours of meditation per day but for reversing wrinkles and other minor things it doesn't need that long per day.
  12. Cultivation Systems and books we'd recommend

    Garchen Rinpoche https://garchen.net Offers free empowerments and teachings on YouTube. https://youtube.com/c/GarchenBuddhistInstituteAZ
  13. I found another description of the rupakaya (your form body) https://kibi-edu.org/teachers/jampa-thaye/lama-jampa-thaye-an-introduction-to-mahamudra/ Recognition of the nature of the mind = xing. The path = transformation of the gross body = ming. Tantra is a path you could follow to transform the body.
  14. Ming then xing can be critized as being too slow and focused too much on energetics rather than consciousness. Xing then Ming can lead to arrogance and dry insight where the body is not transformed. The non dualistists are famous for this and easily sniffed out if you have good intuition and sensing skills. Emptiness feels bodily wise relaxed and hollow like and is safe to practice from books. If merging with the Dao = goal of nei Dan means end of subject / object = non duality as your reality all the time this is no easy task. I haven't reached that yet.
  15. I would say clinging to samadhi is probably a sutra thing. In dzogchen the key is relaxing at least according to ChNN. Real relaxing can occur when you do guruyoga with a realized master if you ask about a specific technique.