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by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

Re: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?

Fine, but that is not the same as "Long-life prayers are really nto about prolonging physical life or health at all." Kevin... Not according to my interpretation, at least. The body is a vehicle, and enlightened beings make full use of it. Death holds no sway over them. They simply do what is neede...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

Re: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?

Even Kwai Chang Caine had teachers. If someone is trolling now, it isn't me. So you have stopped.You have snatched the pebble from my hand. I never was trolling. What you seem to think was intentional was just my stupidity. I've reached new heights if people think I can't possibly be this idiotic e...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

Re: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?

Who is your teacher? My teacher is a nobody. Please address me instead. Where do you think your guru goes after death? He/she has irrevocably altered the course of your life, and can go nowhere, even if going somewhere. The part that has been shared with you is always there (in lifetime after lifet...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: "Thanks" on posts?
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

Re: "Thanks" on posts?

There were several topics on this at DWT and here is one of the longer ones: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4747 TLDR: moderators were opposed to it and also in a non-binding poll, the majority of members were also against it: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=30359 81% opp...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 78
Views: 3523

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

Renunciation is one of the three possible ways for freedom from confusion. :namaste: Hi Kausalya, I re-read your two last posts and just to give an example of how interpretation of what we write can run funny: "You must not be attached to this dream in order to make the jump into another dream so t...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

Re: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?

What does H.H. dying mean though? It's bringing up emotions you need to process. See him clearly, with equanimity, and you can benefit him. The physical body was always destined to go, but, as my teacher told me, "no one's guru ever died." Who is your teacher? My teacher is a nobody. Please address...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Milarepa namthar?
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Milarepa namthar?

as moving as it may be, Tsang Nyon Heruka's biography is mostly a fiction. Is it worth asking which aspects might be accurate? . What's not fictional is what we receive in our mind when we interact positively with what arises. No? :tongue: What teacher or scripture did you learn this from? No one. ...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing
Replies: 85
Views: 3226

Re: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing

yan kong wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:47 am
kausalya wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:32 am
Much like my stepmother stressed manners on the off-chance that the Queen would visit, I want to be ready for Vajrayogini in whatever form she takes.
We have expensive dishes and silverware in a locked cupboard. We're waiting for Tara to use them.
May you meet her!
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing
Replies: 85
Views: 3226

Re: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing

You appear to be someone who's friends with the one with crazy wisdom. Nuh uh. Never spoken with him. I just realize I have no control over anything, so that's how it goes. I can only practice to be better at living, and communicate with those who see something valuable in what I say. Oh boy, an as...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing
Replies: 85
Views: 3226

Re: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing

Keep up the good work. I didn't ask for this karma to ripen, just riding it out. Really puts it in perspective concerning what's important. If I'm going to be wrong, may everyone else be right... and may they save me from my stupidity. Just keep practicing. You'll be fine. First good advice all day...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing
Replies: 85
Views: 3226

Re: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing

You do realize that your playing it safe by being an idiot is an intellectually fabricated stance yes? Nope, but taking this intellectual beating is helping with my pride. I trained myself out of making assumptions on purpose. Keep up the good work. I didn't ask for this karma to ripen, just riding...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing
Replies: 85
Views: 3226

Re: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing

Whoever sold you that bill of goods did you a disservice. Totally my choice. I was an intellectual, & found peace elsewhere. Much like my stepmother stressed manners on the off-chance that the Queen would visit, I want to be ready for Vajrayogini in whatever form she takes. You do realize that your...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

Re: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?

Virgo wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:35 am
kausalya wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:34 am
Virgo wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:29 am

That's ridiculous.

Kevin...
If I made you laugh, I'd count that as a success. (I'm really lowering the bar, I see.)
No, your claim that lamas hold sway over death is a ridiculous claim.

Kevin...
Who are we to put limits on them?
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

Re: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?

Long life prayers for lamas are absolutely about promoting the health and long lifespan of their current lives. They are addressed to their specific names. The words in them typically say things like, "may the life of [lama such & such] be firm and long, remaining for 100 years" and so on. The way ...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is karma empty? Is the mind a self?
Replies: 39
Views: 1029

Re: Is karma empty? Is the mind a self?

Accurate, to whom? Countless factors determine how we express ourselves, and none of it makes a difference unless there's a mind-to-mind connection. I'm doing the best I can with what I've got. The outcome of the interaction isn't in my control. The various inaccurate things you have been saying al...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

Re: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?

The body is a vehicle, and enlightened beings make full use of it. Death holds no sway over them. They simply do what is needed. That being said, if you see it differently, practice according to your conscience. That's ridiculous. Kevin... If I made you laugh, I'd count that as a success. (I'm real...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing
Replies: 85
Views: 3226

Re: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing

Pro tip: the Buddha accepted inference as a valid form of knowledge. My mind is unreliable; I play it safe by being an idiot. Whoever sold you that bill of goods did you a disservice. Totally my choice. I was an intellectual, & found peace elsewhere. Much like my stepmother stressed manners on the ...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing
Replies: 85
Views: 3226

Re: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:19 am
kausalya wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:37 am

Appearances can be deceiving. We can't read people's minds, nor can we know anything about their experience. This is basic.
Pro tip: the Buddha accepted inference as a valid form of knowledge.
My mind is unreliable; I play it safe by being an idiot.
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is karma empty? Is the mind a self?
Replies: 39
Views: 1029

Re: Is karma empty? Is the mind a self?

Who said they were? It doesn't mean they are "wrong views". Right View and Wrong View are very specific terms in Buddhism. You should understand that before you go ahead and incorrectly call all views "wrong views". Kevin... Since it's obvious I'm too dumb to use the correct words, would you be kin...
by kausalya
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

Re: How to Make Long-Life Prayer More Effective?

Wrong. Kevin... This life is nothing, and the lamas know that. They just want to propagate the teaching. If they need to stay longer in a body to do that, they will... Fine, but that is not the same as "Long-life prayers are really nto about prolonging physical life or health at all." Kevin... Not ...

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