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by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: ¿What a buddhist title really means?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: ¿What a buddhist title really means?

I'm reminded of the Four Reliances , which seem very applicable in this case: 1. Do not rely on the individual, but on the Dharma 2. Do not rely on the words, but on the meaning 3. Do not rely on the provisional meaning, but on the definitive meaning 4. Do not rely on the ordinary mind, but rely on...
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 65
Views: 3776

Re: Drug Addiction

Before a drug addict can benefit from meditation practice, he has to become sober. It is no possible way to take drugs and have beneficial meditations at the same time. Buddhism might be a great help for some or even for many people, but it is no therapy. IMO. but practices can be dedicated and pro...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 65
Views: 3776

Re: Drug Addiction

is the drug addiction need sensation like the preta description of hunger? It is psycho-physical and deep rooted. A person needs a lot of good luck to overcome it. And there are manifold varieties of different people with different life-stories. So, I think, we neither have any one-size-fits-all-de...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The 'Dharma practioners' of the degenerate times
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: The 'Dharma practioners' of the degenerate times

" Those lacking that authentic approach, the 'Dharma practitioners' of the degenerate times , do not engage in proper view and conduct. With no time to listen, they long to meditate. With no time to meditate, they long to explain. Not matured themselves, they long to empower others. Not free t...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 2366

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

it is possible to stop rebirth at the moment of death. . Why would you want to? sounds like you are looking for never never land, or a constant bliss state or something as such, which i knew are out there and are like dangling in front you like a carrot on a stick. As a buddhist one should always h...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 65
Views: 3776

Re: Drug Addiction

is the drug addiction need sensation like the preta description of hunger?
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 2366

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

it is possible to stop rebirth at the moment of death. you know what? i once asked Namkhai Norbu -a Buddha- this question: "is the rainbowbody like reflations in a mirror?", and he said "yes, even the rainbowbody is like reflations in a mirror". what this means? it means that at...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 2366

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

it is possible to stop rebirth at the moment of death. you know what? i once asked Namkhai Norbu -a Buddha- this question: "is the rainbowbody like reflations in a mirror?", and he said "yes, even the rainbowbody is like reflations in a mirror". what this means? it means that at ...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 2366

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

[ in the lotus sutra are recorded predictions of the enlightenment of many students, but it's difficult for me to think that after such explanation boddhicitta still remain inactive and all the merit beyond measure that develops remain passive on them. . Not passive at all. more of a latent protect...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: ¿What a buddhist title really means?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: ¿What a buddhist title really means?

Well, I admit it is a difficult and important issue. I don't have much to say about it, other than that I think people need to maintain a balance between being critical and being open-minded. Apparently that is quite tricky for most people. :smile: middle way approach, you made me smile, thank you ...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 2366

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

students in more than 2.500 years of Buddhist history on earth have not attained Buddhahood through at least some sutra understanding ? some not of course, but it is obvious that someone somewhere at sometime yes!. In the other hand, by today still exists contrastable proofs that dzogchen teachings...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: ¿What a buddhist title really means?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: ¿What a buddhist title really means?

Can you be more specific about how this issue is affecting you? i'm a little bit worried about the misuse of dharma and the deceive of people's trust -budhist or not-. in general it is very difficult to find a perfect teacher who dwells pure awareness, a Tathagata, an authentic Buddha, so i believe...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: ¿What a buddhist title really means?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

¿What a buddhist title really means?

Dear fellows, There is a delicate matter nowadays regarded to the intelectual cathegorization of titles on one hand -such as Boddhisathva, Arhat, Rimpoche, Tulku, and so- and the "encarnation" of titles in the other. it's delicate matter because it questions our faith and devotion, yes, bu...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 2366

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

i'm a little upset... ... Rinpoche. Minobu try to... ... be learned. Ta , A little ... ...the journey EH! and what a journey indeed! nice to know is that -regardless of who is endorsed with whatever title- dharma still exists on this plane and we have a very good opportunity to do research on it, s...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 2366

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

i'm a little upset today an entire paradigm shift occurred .... All my teachings were basically from That Geshe , and His Holiness the Ninth Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa Rinpoche and Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. Minobu try to relax,you didn't know. Nothing of what that people do is yor fault. this is sad, very s...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 65
Views: 3776

Re: Drug Addiction

So I have been struggling with a drug addiction for many years now. Mainly I use it as a means to cope, to self medicate. The problem seems to be no matter how much I want to quit, ( I really dont want to ). I use opiates, and it really feels as if without them I can never have a semblance of happi...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen shrines?
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Dzogchen shrines?

i think there is no such standard in dzogchen, but we can look at a Gar's shrine as model, i believe that can help. Norbu Rinpoche has instructed us, since I first began taking teachings from him in 1992, that we do not need to have any kind of formal shrine. But that nevertheless it is good to hav...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.
Replies: 75
Views: 3730

Re: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.

Inge wrote:So many people speak about samaya, but it is my impression that they, like me, have no idea what samaya really is.
I have never read a satisfactory explanation, neither in books, nor online. Nor have I heard any teacher explain this properly.

In your knowledge, what exactly is samaya?


my oath.
by javier.espinoza.t
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen shrines?
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Dzogchen shrines?

i think there is no such standard in dzogchen, but we can look at a Gar's shrine as model, i believe that can help.
by javier.espinoza.t
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Meat or Vegetarian - Buddhist Perspective about Animals
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Meat or Vegetarian - Buddhist Perspective about Animals

Fortyeightvows wrote:
javier.espinoza.t wrote:personally i eat meat for creating a link with the animal

Is there any other way to create that link without eating them?


yes, the principle of this is creating a cause to work whith, so, by creating karma in general.

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