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by Vasana
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Meditation belts
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Meditation belts

I would imagine it has something to do with subtle and symbolic anatomy if anything. Although if it's not being used, I doubt it's something to fret about since it's not a fashion accessory. I wouldn't take most depictions of Milarepa as authoritative when it concerns the purpose of his posture, ges...
by Vasana
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 71
Views: 3952

Re: Drug Addiction

Addiction is hard to treat. No panacea exists for addictions of any kind, that includes ayuhausca, methadone, etc. This should be a simple to understand truism for anyone involved in Buddhdharma, frankly. Those who don't get this are just indulging in fantasy, which comes off as really juvenile whe...
by Vasana
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 71
Views: 3952

Re: Drug Addiction

Those sacred medicine is a way to heal drug addicts. It is studied by scientists from all over the world, and statistics show they have much better results than what modern medicine use on those subject. Metadone and subutex and just legal drugs labelled medicine, and socially accepted. You deny tr...
by Vasana
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen shrines?
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Dzogchen shrines?

You can do what you want when it comes to your shrine. It doesn't matter whether it's an ellaborate shrine with many different images, objects and offerings or just a single Ah in a thigle. Whatever inspires you the most is best.
by Vasana
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.

kirtu wrote:
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This is probably a good place to start.

In a nutshell the Buddhism teaches you how to recognize suffering and it's causes and how the end of suffering comes about.
by Vasana
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 2448

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

To me, the quote above from the Surangama sutra doesnt sound it like it's making any explicit reference to any Dzogchen sky practice. It seems like one of the common pedagogical methods for highlighting the tendency beings have for investing false or illusory apperances with substantial existence. W...
by Vasana
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Fascination with Dzogchen
Replies: 27
Views: 851

Re: Facination with Dzogchen

Meet Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Not really necessary in the case of ChNN. Go to retreats, study, etc. You do not need to have some kind of close relationship. He will teach you everything you need for full realization in one retreat. Guaranteed. Just go see ChNN. Just go see ChNN. Just go see ChNN. ChNN...
by Vasana
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Sudden Enlightenment
Replies: 96
Views: 1349

Re: Sudden Enlightenment

Thank you Vasana. I have no kind of special attainment and therefore the veracity of your words does not surprise me. I am mildly pleased with your response. Your compassion humours me! :smile: Veracity - Thanks for the new word! Unfortunately, genuine compassion was lacking in all honesty. Differe...
by Vasana
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Sudden Enlightenment
Replies: 96
Views: 1349

Re: Sudden Enlightenment

White Lotus, I know you mean well, but I would hazard a guess that your usage of the word 'thus' or the phrase "it is this" at least 2 or 3 times per post might not be as enlightening or constructive for others as you think it is. I can only speak for myself, however.
by Vasana
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 175
Views: 2753

Re: Emptiness

Tsongkhapafan, the path is delusion in so much as the Prajnaparamita texts explicitly state that from the side of emptiness, there have never been any; sentient beings , suffering, cessation of suffering, Buddhas etc. I doubt you have issues with that? It doesn't mean that through delusion, you beco...
by Vasana
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: praryers for the mentally ill
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: praryers for the mentally ill

Chenrezig.
by Vasana
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva questions
Replies: 45
Views: 1732

Re: Vajrasattva questions

Funny that this thread has been revived since y opened eat a few years back and now i have a doubt that unfortunatly cant consult with my lama right now. I have finished ngondro accumulation but i keep doing the daily 21 recitations. I was wondering, what do you usually visualize in this short peri...
by Vasana
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva questions
Replies: 45
Views: 1732

Re: Vajrasattva questions

Bumping this thread as i didn't want to start another topic. I'm looking for information about the root Tantra of Vajrasattva and the origin of the 100 syllable mantra and i'm strugling to find any original texts or detailed accounts other than the root tantra's name, Dorje Gyan, or Vajra Ornament....
by Vasana
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva questions
Replies: 45
Views: 1732

Re: Vajrasattva questions

Bumping this thread as i didn't want to start another topic. I'm looking for information about the root Tantra of Vajrasattva and the origin of the 100 syllable mantra and i'm strugling to find any original texts or detailed accounts other than the root tantra's name, Dorje Gyan, or Vajra Ornament....
by Vasana
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Sutra on the Residence of Manjushri
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: The Sutra on the Residence of Manjushri

Thanks
by Vasana
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva questions
Replies: 45
Views: 1732

Re: Vajrasattva questions

Bumping this thread as i didn't want to start another topic. I'm looking for information about the root Tantra of Vajrasattva and the origin of the 100 syllable mantra and i'm strugling to find any original texts or detailed accounts other than the root tantra's name, Dorje Gyan, or Vajra Ornament. ...
by Vasana
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 886
Views: 12432

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

If any of you would like a brief poetic interlude from Gendün Chöphel, please feel free. Seems relevant to the content and direction of this discussion on multiple levels. Is this the same Gendun Chopel who appeared not to understand Je Tsongkhapa's masterful union of Madhyamaka and Pramana (Praman...
by Vasana
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 886
Views: 12432

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

If any of you would like a brief poetic interlude from Gendün Chöphel, please feel free. Seems relevant to the content and direction of this discussion on multiple levels. "Objects of knowledge posited by the mind as existent and nonexistent; Valid forms of knowledge dependent on objects true a...
by Vasana
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Leonardo DiCaprio's new climate doco for free!
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Leonardo DiCaprio's new climate doco for free!

The one thing that is missing from almost every single discussion on climate change is the effect of the one of the most oil-hungry, destructive, polluting and essentially useless human activities ever: WARFARE. True. Although i'm sure most enviromentalists who recognize the need for industrial deg...
by Vasana
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Inherent deja vu all over again
Replies: 190
Views: 3078

Re: Inherent deja vu all over again

If the 'true existence of emptiness' no longer appears to the mind, how can a generic image survive? That's exactly the point. When the true existence of emptiness no longer appears to the mind, you are experiencing emptiness non-conceptually on the path of seeing; there is no more generic image an...

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