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by Viach
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels
Replies: 23
Views: 617

Re: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels

In Abhidharma itself also there is no breakdown into 3 lives (if there is, then give a link please). This breakdown is only in the comments to it.
by Viach
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels
Replies: 23
Views: 617

Re: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels

SteRo wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:40 pm

From a teaching perspective the 3 lives model may be the easiest way to teach it to beginners. That may be one reason why it is the major model.
Pretending that the Buddha taught that he did not say is very bad. (simplicity of explanation cannot be an argument in favor of this model)
by Viach
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels
Replies: 23
Views: 617

Re: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels

SteRo wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:15 am
The 3 lives model is not even commonly agreed upon in the Theravada.
Despite this, almost 100% of Mahayana teachers (especially Tibetan Buddhism) use this particular model.
Is it not strange?
by Viach
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels
Replies: 23
Views: 617

Re: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels

Is it not overly strange that the Buddha in his 45 years of preaching did not mention the 3 lives in the fundamental doctrine? This is too fantastic. Rather, not mentioning them indicates that they have nothing to do with 12 nidanas, otherwise Buddha certainly mentioned them.
by Viach
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels
Replies: 23
Views: 617

Re: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels

In the sutras, when explaining 12 nidanas, 3 lives are not mentioned, therefore one has to look for other models of explanation. Why does one have to do that? What compels us to look for these models? Can you please explain what problem you are addressing by proposing this. What is the point of wri...
by Viach
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels
Replies: 23
Views: 617

Re: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels

12 nidanas are 12 zoom levels (ignorance is a proto-level, and aging and death are the top). Just as subatomic particles make up the proto-level of physical objects, so ignorance is the proto-level of samsara. precisely speaking: The 12 nidanas are 3 levels of sentient being. Nidanas 1 and 2 are th...
by Viach
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels
Replies: 23
Views: 617

Re: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels

12 nidanas are 12 zoom levels (ignorance is a proto-level, and aging and death are the top). Just as subatomic particles make up the proto-level of physical objects, so ignorance is the proto-level of samsara. precisely speaking: The 12 nidanas are 3 levels of sentient being. Nidanas 1 and 2 are th...
by Viach
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 44
Views: 1591

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

This is like a person sitting in the middle of a desert saying they need to find some sand to build a sandcastle This is true for the Dzogchen practice, and not for the Tantra practice that we are discussing here. Namely, in the generation stage we work with the only one of kleshas (for example, wi...
by Viach
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 44
Views: 1591

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

+ "Vajrayana teachings give opportunity for practitioner to accept kleshas as a path ." Chokyi Nyma Rinpoche, "Indisputable truth" (my translation from Rassian) "Учения Ваджраяны дают практику возможность принять клеши как путь ." Чоки Нима Ринпоче, "Неоспоримая истина", стр 158 What CNR is talking...
by Viach
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 44
Views: 1591

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

Namkhai Norbu: Talks in Conway volume 1: "In Tantra, a relative state is not seen as an obstacle, but rather like a means, a tool. For example, in tantra my unpure vision is not an obstacle for me. Rather, it is something that I use to transform the base. There is a saying in tantra:" More firewood...
by Viach
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Moving or static?
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Moving or static?

In the yab-yum visualization, is yum moving?
by Viach
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 44
Views: 1591

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

Namkhai Norbu: Talks in Conway volume 1: "In Tantra, a relative state is not seen as an obstacle, but rather like a means, a tool. For example, in tantra my unpure vision is not an obstacle for me. Rather, it is something that I use to transform the base. There is a saying in tantra:" More firewood...
by Viach
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Moving or static?
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Moving or static?

Colleagues, how do you visualize dancing dakinis (and other yidams): moving or static?
by Viach
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 44
Views: 1591

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

Namkhai Norbu: Talks in Conway volume 1: "In Tantra, a relative state is not seen as an obstacle, but rather like a means, a tool. For example, in tantra my unpure vision is not an obstacle for me. Rather, it is something that I use to transform the base. There is a saying in tantra:" More firewood ...
by Viach
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 44
Views: 1591

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

Pure Vision is seeing anger as wisdom, the transformation as such is a transformation of one's vision , not neccesarily of the perceived properties of an emotion. Beyond that, we are treading on iffy territory here, it really would be best to ask a teacher, close Vajra singling etc. The fact that i...
by Viach
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 44
Views: 1591

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

SonamTashi wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:55 pm
Seriously, get a teacher dude, you're flailing around in the dark.
Less arrogance dude, seriously. Keep your diagnoses to yourself.
by Viach
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 44
Views: 1591

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

Pure Vision is seeing anger as wisdom, the transformation as such is a transformation of one's vision , not neccesarily of the perceived properties of an emotion. Beyond that, we are treading on iffy territory here, it really would be best to ask a teacher, close Vajra singling etc. The fact that i...
by Viach
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 44
Views: 1591

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

Just as scientists put real viruses under a microscope in order to study them thoroughly, so tantra practitioners use real (not imitation) anger at generation phase(kyerim). (Judging by the comments, this is a discovery for someones).
by Viach
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: About transformation (The tail wags the dog 2)
Replies: 1
Views: 185

About transformation (The tail wags the dog 2)

Often when explaining the practice of Tantra, one can come across phrases like: we transform (for example) anger into mirror-like wisdom. But what does the word “transform” mean here? Do we literally do an action (technique) of transforming anger? Or is it a figurative (conditional) expression? Afte...
by Viach
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 44
Views: 1591

How to get angry qualitatively?

Colleagues, how to get angry qualitatively in the “greenhouse” conditions of tantric retreat (practice of angry yidam)? It is just as difficult to get angry when there is no everyday reason, as well as stop being angry when anger has already arisen (for everyday reasons). Even visualizing yourself a...

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