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by Dharmasherab
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: Master Hsuan Hua on garlic, onions, etc.
Replies: 165
Views: 25270

Re: Master Hsuan Hua on garlic, onions, etc.

There is a balance of subtle energy between the body and mind in normal individuals. As meditators, we want to shift this subtle energy more into the mind from the body (this is achieved by meditation and yoga). Eating garlic and onions cause the subtle energies of the mind to drain into the body an...
by Dharmasherab
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: in practice chan do I need teacher !
Replies: 12
Views: 3653

Re: in practice chan do I need teacher !

Yes, a teacher is important.
by Dharmasherab
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shentong view
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Shentong view

Which schools of Tibetan Buddhism/Vajrayana share the Shentong view?
by Dharmasherab
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Vimalakirtinirdesan Sutra
Replies: 8
Views: 2986

Re: The Vimalakirtinirdesan Sutra

Thank you for putting up these useful links together unfortunately some of these links are not working. Shall we make a new list with new links to the Vimalakirti Sutra and commentaries on the Sutras? I am aware there are more than 20 different commentaries on the Vimalakirti Sutra - lets list them ...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: An Instruction book Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro practice
Replies: 9
Views: 958

An Instruction book Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro practice

I am looking for a book (or books) which give inststructions with commentary on the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro. Just like the 'Words of my Perfect Teacher' by Patrul Rinpoche gives an explanation for the Longchen Nyingtik is there any equivalent for the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro? (I have had transmission and...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Questions on Buddhas in Vajrayana
Replies: 9
Views: 1672

Re: Questions on Buddhas in Vajrayana

I am asking these questions because I keep getting very different answers from various people who follow Vajrayana. I myself am a Vajrayana Buddhists and even I am not sure what is representative of Vajrayana when it comes to the Buddhahood as an ideal. I do have to say that when I ask Theravada Bud...
by Dharmasherab
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Questions on Buddhas in Vajrayana
Replies: 9
Views: 1672

Questions on Buddhas in Vajrayana

I myself am a Vajrayana Buddhist who came across these questions from others and I myself am not sure how to entirely address them. As Vajrayana is a path which claims to lead to an outcome/destination I feel it is important for us to be aware of these issues ourselves. Its a bit like when we are wa...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 34
Views: 2572

Re: Preparing for Ordination

Not a lot at the moment. For now in terms of the content shared in the group its mostly shifted towards Theravada. But I am trying to make the group as non-sectarian as possible and encompass all different sects and schools within the Mahayana - Vajrayana continuum. So that anyone who comes looking ...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 34
Views: 2572

Re: Preparing for Ordination

Actually its not about that. If about taking the broader view of ordination as well getting more specific information at the level of the schools within the continuum of Mahayana - Vajrayana. Because I am more likely to get asnwers which are specific to the schools of Buddhism as those who are part ...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 34
Views: 2572

Preparing for Ordination in Jonang

I am making this thread more on behalf of an online group and its potential members who would be Jonang Buddhists rather than myself. The questions is how to best prepare as a lay Buddhist in one’s practice prior to ordaining in the Jonang school of Buddhism? I am aware that in Jonang just like most...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 34
Views: 2572

Preparing for Ordination in Gelug

I am making this thread more on behalf of an online group and its potential members who would be Gelug Buddhists rather than myself. The questions is how to best prepare as a lay Buddhist in one’s practice prior to ordaining in the Gelug school of Buddhism? I am aware that in Gelug just like most fo...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 34
Views: 2572

Preparing for Ordination in Sakya

I am making this thread more on behalf of an online group and its potential members who would be Sakya Buddhists rather than myself. The questions is how to best prepare as a lay Buddhist in one’s practice prior to ordaining in the Sakya school of Buddhism? I am aware that in Sakya just like most fo...
by Dharmasherab
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 34
Views: 2572

Preparing for Ordination in Kagyu

I am making this thread more on behalf of an online group and its potential members who would be Kagyu Buddhists rather than myself. The questions is how to best prepare as a lay Buddhist in one’s practice prior to ordaining in the Kagyu school of Buddhism? I am aware that in Kagyu just like most fo...
by Dharmasherab
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Preparation for Ordination in Nichiren Shoshu
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: Preparation for Ordination in Nichiren Shoshu

If it's just about being "ordained" rather than a tradition (I have seen the posts on dhammawheel, and the other ones here ranging from shingon, etc.) than it won't last long. Best advice, find a path you have some karmic affinity with and practice. Your vow and or calling(s) will open up. It's not...
by Dharmasherab
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Preparation for Ordination in Nyingma
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Preparation for Ordination in Nyingma

I am making this thread more on behalf of an online group and its potential members who would be Nyingma Buddhists rather than myself. The questions is how to best prepare as a lay Buddhist in one’s practice prior to ordaining in the Nyingma school of Buddhism? I am aware that in Nyingma just like m...
by Dharmasherab
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Preparation for Ordination in Nichiren Shoshu
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Preparation for Ordination in Nichiren Shoshu

I am making this thread more on behalf of an online group and its potential members who would be Nichiren Shoshu Buddhists rather than myself. The questions is how to best prepare as a lay Buddhist in one’s practice prior to ordaining in the Nichiren Shoshu school of Buddhism? It is about collecting...
by Dharmasherab
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shu
Topic: Preparation for Ordination in Nichiren Shu
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Preparation for Ordination in Nichiren Shu

I am making this thread more on behalf of an online group and its potential members who would be Nichiren Shu Buddhists rather than myself. The questions is how to best prepare as a lay Buddhist in one’s practice prior to ordaining in the Nichiren Shu school of Buddhism? It is about collecting all t...
by Dharmasherab
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 34
Views: 2572

Re: Preparation for Ordination in Rinzai

Suggestions and ideas will be very helpful thank you.
by Dharmasherab
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 34
Views: 2572

Re: Preparation for Ordination in Soto

Suggestions and ideas will be very helpful. Thank you.
by Dharmasherab
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 34
Views: 2572

Preparation for Ordination in Soto

I am making this thread more on behalf of an online group and its potential members who would be Soto Buddhists rather than myself. The questions is how to best prepare as a lay Buddhist in one’s practice prior to ordaining in the Soto school of Buddhism? It is about collecting all types of ideas on...

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