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by Vajrahridaya
Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: A Buddhists explanation of the nature of things
Replies: 0
Views: 330

A Buddhists explanation of the nature of things

.... , including all selves, not making nature an all Self. A Facebook conversation. Jaroslav Majer: Ah U M! 59 minutes ago · Like · 1 person Jaroslav Majer: According to Vajrayana Buddhism "Ah" which is interestingly enough a universal word for pleasure or the internal sensation of eureka, is the i...
by Vajrahridaya
Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Monks can't get full enlightenment?
Replies: 113
Views: 6708

Re: Monks can't get full enlightenment?

Because you have no capacity to understand the power and practice of Tantra, doesn't mean your subjective opinion holds light. Because you lack direct experience of tantras fruit, you poison your own mind with baseless assumptions. Looks like you're the one making baseless assumptions. It's quite h...
by Vajrahridaya
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Monks can't get full enlightenment?
Replies: 113
Views: 6708

Re: Monks can't get full enlightenment?

Sorry, I don't believe it. At best it's pure imagination. Nobody is sucking vaginal fluid in their peehole and sending it up to their head and back down to their heart. You might as well try to tell me that by force of will you can squeeze shit from your lower intestine out your nostrils. It's abou...
by Vajrahridaya
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Monks can't get full enlightenment?
Replies: 113
Views: 6708

Re: Monks can't get full enlightenment?

You are a dogmatist is all. There's nothing "dogmatic" about it. In comparison to the non-carnal joy (prīti) and pleasure (sukha) of meditative equipoise, even the most ecstatic sensual pleasure is gross -- a violent psychosomatic seizure. A yogī who's sufficiently developed the former has no use f...
by Vajrahridaya
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95890

Re: God in Buddhism

Shin Buddhism views Amida Buddha as something or someone which can actually bestow wisdom and compassion to the individual. Please correct me if I'm wrong. This would have nothing to do with Abrahamic monotheism. Yes, through focus, meditation, and contemplation on Amitabas teachings. It's a 2 way ...
by Vajrahridaya
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95890

Re: God in Buddhism

Meher Baba did not speak about Buddhahood, he spoke about the type of stuff that leads to higher rebirth in long lived god realms, but not Buddhahood. Is Nirvana the ultimate goal of Hinduism? They define the term differently, which is actually originally a Buddhist word. The Buddha was the first o...
by Vajrahridaya
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95890

Re: God in Buddhism

Please stop accusing me of reading my own beliefs into Buddhism, when I am trying to make sense of Shin teaching, since the temple I've attended is Shin Buddhist. We can peacefully agree to disagree about particular doctrines, but please don't accuse me of simply making them up. The concept of "oth...
by Vajrahridaya
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95890

Re: God in Buddhism

Meher Baba wasn't exclusively any religion, yet he was influenced by Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam. What matters is whether or not he spoke the truth. Meher Baba was a Hindu, and Hinduism has the all subsuming dogma of an all mighty universal essence, which gives the delusion that all...
by Vajrahridaya
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Neat little quotes from the Suttas that denounce a Self.
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Neat little quotes from the Suttas that denounce a Self.

I know there are other quotes from the Suttas though, so if anyone else knows of any direct quotes, that'd be great! There was one I kind of remember about there not being a self either individual, nor universal.
by Vajrahridaya
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can we ever really understand consciousness?
Replies: 83
Views: 7793

Re: Can we ever really understand consciousness?

Gotcha... I was wondering, as I replied considering how informed your posts generally are. :twothumbsup: There is a more fundamental explanation about them too related to wisdom winds in the physical heart. I can't remember if that's a secret or not. I don't know, I've heard about that, read about ...
by Vajrahridaya
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can we ever really understand consciousness?
Replies: 83
Views: 7793

Re: Can we ever really understand consciousness?

At some level, these "lights" are not light. They are appearances with a basis in the physical body. They are the radiance's of elements, they are the elements on formless levels. They arise at the same time as the formless levels of consciousness. They are not the same things you see when you push...
by Vajrahridaya
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Neat little quotes from the Suttas that denounce a Self.
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Neat little quotes from the Suttas that denounce a Self.

Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone can pull from the Suttas, neat little quotes that support the belief in Buddhism that there is no ultimate Self, or God of all. I used to have a collection of quotes, but I don't know where I put it and I need a new collection for my reference. Thanks scholar types ...
by Vajrahridaya
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 95890

Re: God in Buddhism

Read my signature It really is that simple. Does the interconnectedness of all things rule out there being a spiritual force to the universe? If the universe always existed, thus not needing a Creator God, that wouldn't rule out there being a cosmic Self. Everything is interconnected but empty of i...
by Vajrahridaya
Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can we ever really understand consciousness?
Replies: 83
Views: 7793

Re: Can we ever really understand consciousness?

At some level, these "lights" are not light. They are appearances with a basis in the physical body. They are the radiance's of elements, they are the elements on formless levels. They arise at the same time as the formless levels of consciousness. They are not the same things you see when you push...
by Vajrahridaya
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Origin of the Direct Introduction with Syllable Phat
Replies: 115
Views: 9000

Re: Origin of the Direct Introduction with Syllable Phat

But isn't obvious he's taken controversial approaches to the teachings and broken with tradition? Nope, it is not obvious at all. I have been his student for 19 years. He is actually a pretty conservative teacher. His attitude toward Bon is no different than the attitude of Guru Chowang, the immedi...
by Vajrahridaya
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: James Low & Simply Being
Replies: 196
Views: 26956

Re: James Low & Simply Being

First of all, Tulku Urgyen never spoke English in his life. When translators translate things in this way, they cause decades of confusion. There is no such thing as "re-enlightenment", not in Dzogchen, and not in any other Buddhist school. N Yes, I would think that more of a Subjective Monistic as...
by Vajrahridaya
Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Origin of the Direct Introduction with Syllable Phat
Replies: 115
Views: 9000

Re: Origin of the Direct Introduction with Syllable Phat

Well, to have ChNNR confirmed by historical or older present Masters of high esteem is pretty good for faith I would think. For you it's a given, but for plenty of us new to the world of Vajrayana in this life, it's an excellent thing to know that... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatral_Rinpoche is...
by Vajrahridaya
Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Origin of the Direct Introduction with Syllable Phat
Replies: 115
Views: 9000

Re: Origin of the Direct Introduction with Syllable Phat

I am just curious how do you know all those details? first hand informations or some Buddhists forums? What details? About Chatral Rinpoche being very conservative yet a guru of ChNNR who is one of the few living people to have a long life prayer by CR? These are all well known general facts in DC....