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by kausalya
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Tantra
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Tantra

Anyhow the lamrim is important. Precious teachings: The cause and meaning of renunciation, the practices of bodhisattvas, bodhicitta, concentration and shamata. An understanding of emptiness. These teachings have to be understood and practiced. They are not minor. :good: Three Principal Paths!
by kausalya
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Tantra
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Tantra

I've received the explanation (specifically concerning Gelug teachings) that it may be auspicious to meet the yidam early, in case death occurs prior to our actually having the ability to practice effectively. To me it feels a bit like getting children's clothes in a larger size, knowing that they w...
by kausalya
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition

Berzin is not correct. Plenty of “Kagyupas” practice DorSem as a yidam. Minling DorSem, Karling Shitro, and Chogling SangTik DorSem are all quite popular. Unless he argues that one is automatically “Nyingma” if one steps outside of Sarma transmissions. One of his goals seems to be presenting each s...
by kausalya
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition

I know Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been distributing a Vajrasattva purification practice booklet through the FPMT. The emphasis here is on the purification side (four opponent powers) and not on the visualization side. In fact, only the hundred syllable mantra is provided for recitation. Clearly, Rinpoc...
by kausalya
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can beings in hell recall their past lives?
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Can beings in hell recall their past lives?

If you think of some point in your life where you have been painfully suffering - that experience of suffering overwhelms and dominates your experience. There's no room for any thoughts other than your suffering. Hell is like that except magnitudes worse and goes on for eons. Generally, I agree wit...
by kausalya
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can beings in hell recall their past lives?
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Can beings in hell recall their past lives?

If you think of some point in your life where you have been painfully suffering - that experience of suffering overwhelms and dominates your experience. There's no room for any thoughts other than your suffering. Hell is like that except magnitudes worse and goes on for eons. Generally, I agree wit...
by kausalya
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 38
Views: 2600

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

People do way worse things than panhandling and making up BS stories for drugs, and sometimes a person doing this might actually be trying to take the "nice route" to sustaining their addiction, frankly - one that does not involve outright stealing etc. Your reasoning is identical to my Lama's, I t...
by kausalya
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition

For "visualization of ourselves as Vajrasattva" Geluks definitely do that- just look at the long six session. As an aside: Gehlek Rimpoche's six-session yoga commentary specifies that, even though it says "Vajrasattva," the actual visualization here is supposed to be of ourselves as a white-coloure...
by kausalya
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: Vajrasattva in the Gelug tradition

Your guess is as good as mine, ultimately. I received Vajrasattva Yab Yum multiple times, although it sounds like it could have been classified as a jenang (subsequent permission) rather than a wang. I'm not entirely sure. I can confirm that the practice involves visualizing him above one's crown—I ...
by kausalya
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Long life Tsongkhapa
Replies: 12
Views: 1103

Re: Long life Tsongkhapa

Thank you! May I know the book to read? Hi there, my gurus live far from me, I have not seen them for years. But thanks ! A copy of the Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga is here, compiled by Lama Zopa: http://www.atishacentre.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Lama-Tsongkhapa-Guru-Yoga2.pdf Hope this helps.
by kausalya
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Long life Tsongkhapa
Replies: 12
Views: 1103

Re: Long life Tsongkhapa

Lester, this is a case where you should ask your lama, if you have one. For what it's worth, Gaden Lhagyema by itself, without special embellishments, would probably be considered a life-extending practice by some. I always hear about Tsongkhapa in reference to Tushita, rather than Sukhavati, so I'm...
by kausalya
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Free prayer book to print out
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: Free prayer book to print out

We never know who someone is. Speaking negatively about them could have unanticipated effects, like "deterring from tantric practice anyone having confidence in it." Sure, but here we are talking about something HH. Dalailama called spirit worship and in general there was a lot of nastiness around ...
by kausalya
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Free prayer book to print out
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: Free prayer book to print out

Can't really help you with a gelug prayer book, but if I were you I'd stay far away from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and everything he does. He is actually worshiping certain gyalpo dressed as "dharmapala". That is the only advice I can offer. For a topic that is categorically off-limits, ppl sure do talk ...
by kausalya
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)
Replies: 30
Views: 3011

Re: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)

DNS wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:22 pm
Ayu wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:55 pm
*clapclapclap*
I thought DWM must be much older. It feels like being 17 years old. :sage:
That's because you were a moderator for several years. When you're a moderator, it appears to be longer. :tongue:
I thought the saying was, "Time flies when you're having fun"! :rolling:

- L
by kausalya
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)
Replies: 30
Views: 3011

Re: DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)

Unbelievable! This is exactly what I need for my own legs. I can't fathom how I've never seen it before.

Thank You, from the bottom of my heart.

- L
by kausalya
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Request for all
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: Request for all

Miroku wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:36 pm
I pray that the teacher has a good health
I pray that the teacher has a very long life
I pray that his activities spread far and wide
I request to not be separated from them
Perfect. Simple is best! :twothumbsup:
by kausalya
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Request for all
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: Request for all

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:35 am
That was a very peaceful melody & image -- I have You to thank! :bow:

- L
by kausalya
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Request for all
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: Request for all

Maybe a bit lame, but can we all wish for each other never to be separated from the guru? I'm feeling his absence right now :consoling: this is supremely beneficial - not lame. ah lama kyenno YES! I just mean that I'm not always comfortable asking for help, and because I don't know all of you perso...
by kausalya
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 22
Views: 2462

Re: CBD oil

I've been trying to take this into the path as well. I'm a MMJ patient with a severe injury sustained at birth, & it brings relief. I'm not ready to give it up just yet, for the reason that it (coupled with THC) have "given me my life back" in a certain conventional sense. For what it's worth, I'm b...
by kausalya
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does it matter if you reveal your yidam?
Replies: 32
Views: 4078

Re: Does it matter if you reveal your yidam?

For one particular Yidam, I've been told, "Don't even tell your wife." Down the road, I thought it would be ok to mention it to my then-fiancée in a devotional/protective context, offering her help with a specific issue. She didn't understand, and I consider myself to have paid a huge price for it i...

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