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by Charlie123
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is 'abandoning the Dharma'?
Replies: 18
Views: 490

Re: What is 'abandoning the Dharma'?

Fifteen years or so ago, I tried writing the story of my Dharma life. I developed anxiety disorder. Ha! Also, I'd have to say things about other people who are still alive. So it's not gonna happen. Gotta go do Protectors. sad thing. i think your namthar would be of much more use than the fancy one...
by Charlie123
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1258

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

I will be relatively vague in this post, but I'm curious if there is a publicly available list of the qualifications for wrathful activity. I have heard, for example, that when it comes to 'forceful liberation' or what have you there are fairly stringent criteria that must be in place, something li...
by Charlie123
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1258

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Did people misread the post, or am I ? The post seems to be asking about the qualifications to perform practices, not about the secret aspects of the practices themselves. 'Qualified' to me means 3 possibilities: 1. According to scripture 2. According to a lineage Guru 3. According to possession of...
by Charlie123
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1258

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Did people misread the post, or am I ? The post seems to be asking about the qualifications to perform practices, not about the secret aspects of the practices themselves. 'Qualified' to me means 3 possibilities: 1. According to scripture 2. According to a lineage Guru 3. According to possession of...
by Charlie123
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Age of Disease, Famine and War
Replies: 22
Views: 1200

Re: Age of Disease, Famine and War

It's not very crypto :) a lot of lineage material in Drikung is terma. But for HEGr personally, when he teaches Dzogchen he's teaching mostly what he received from Khenpo Munsel when they were both in prison together. may i add Traga Rinpoche and Togden Rinpoche as Drikung dzogchenpas Lho Ontul as ...
by Charlie123
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: are Dang, rTsal, and Rol pa different "densities" of the same reality?
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: are Dang, rTsal, and Rol pa different "densities" of the same reality?

Danny wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:24 pm I realized today that salt and sugar look exactly the same, but taste completely different.
I can’t explain how a tablespoon of salt on my cereal tasted, but you can imagine if you’ve experienced that for yourself.
I accidentally poured salt in my coffee a few minutes ago.
by Charlie123
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Age of Disease, Famine and War
Replies: 22
Views: 1200

Re: Age of Disease, Famine and War

Why not the Vajra Guru Mantra or the Seven Line Prayer? The Seven Line Prayer for what it's worth, is a very popular practice, and an incredibly deep and profound practice. True, those can actually just be done right? I actually never thought of supplicating outside of some formal sadhana. Yes. Som...
by Charlie123
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Age of Disease, Famine and War
Replies: 22
Views: 1200

Re: Age of Disease, Famine and War

There was also a message from another lama, either Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso or Khenchen Namdrol, that mentioned the possibility of famine in the near future. You don't, however, need to have clairvoyance, be proficient in divination or have knowledge of Buddhist prophecies to be aware of this possibi...
by Charlie123
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Heart-sons
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: Heart-sons

Sorry, I should've said H.H. Dudjom Sangay Pema Zhepa Rinpoche. As for the original list of recently passed Nyingma Lamas, I'd add: Loppon Nikula (Bhutan) Tulku Thadral (Nepal) As for living Heart-sons of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, I'd add: Gohen Tulku Sang-ngag Tenzin Rinpoche (Who is also a Heart-s...
by Charlie123
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma practices for attachment to food?
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Dharma practices for attachment to food?

Do you know of any practices to deal with food attachment (craving)? I'm interested in practices beyond "mindful eating". I've been reading about the 18 dhatus and the contact points where attachments blossom. I've also been exploring a sutra that instruct us to visualize food as it enters and exit...
by Charlie123
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Help with deities of Longchen Nyingtik Refuge Tree
Replies: 15
Views: 806

Re: Help with deities of Longchen Nyingtik Refuge Tree

Thank you, this helps so much Does anyone know the specifics about the rest? (I was able to update the list a lot, but still dont know exactly) 1) Guru Padmasambhava 2) Yeshe Tsogyal 3) Avalokiteshvara 4) Yumka Dechen Gyalmo 5) Kashyapa 6) Shakyamuni Buddha 7) Maitreya 8) Green Tara 9) Yamantaka 10...
by Charlie123
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsa Lung and Guru Yoga in the Bön tradition vs Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 2021

Re: Tsa Lung and Guru Yoga in the Bön tradition vs Tibetan Buddhism

The tsa lung taught most openly at Ligmincha International is the tsa lung of the five elements, which is a specific tsa lung cycle that comes from the Ma Gyud or mother tantra teachings. There is an outer, inner and secret version of them. They are about as safe as any tsa lung can go. Especially ...
by Charlie123
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How is it possible that Enlightened beings can have no siddhis but obscured beings can?
Replies: 46
Views: 1713

Re: How is it possible that Enlightened beings can have no siddhis but obscured beings can?

The issue is that the OP assumes that there is such a thing as a Buddha without siddhis. This assumption is completely incorrect. There is no doubt that Crazywisdom’s post is completely correct. So, this is now an answer to the OP: apparently, the initial assumptions are wrong. Yes, if you look at ...
by Charlie123
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How is it possible that Enlightened beings can have no siddhis but obscured beings can?
Replies: 46
Views: 1713

Re: How is it possible that Enlightened beings can have no siddhis but obscured beings can?

The issue is that the OP assumes that there is such a thing as a Buddha without siddhis. This assumption is completely incorrect. There is no doubt that Crazywisdom’s post is completely correct. So, this is now an answer to the OP: apparently, the initial assumptions are wrong. Yes, if you look at ...
by Charlie123
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: a confession
Replies: 20
Views: 790

Re: a confession

How are you doing now? I'm on medications right now and that's made things somewhat better, but I still think that I'm going to hell every single day. I feel so guilty for what I did back then and I really wish I hadn't done it. I just wish there was a way I could turn back time. I hope you're doin...
by Charlie123
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How is it possible that Enlightened beings can have no siddhis but obscured beings can?
Replies: 46
Views: 1713

Re: How is it possible that Enlightened beings can have no siddhis but obscured beings can?

There are no enlightened beings without siddhis Great that you point this out. How do you explain the apparent contradiction between the initial question and your wise knowledge provided in small bits and pieces, oh Erudite One? Any chance you will enlighten us? what contradiction? I answered the p...
by Charlie123
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8369

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

A serious yogi really doesn't care what you think of his or her clothing, or whether you recognize them or not. it is i who care in recognize one. once i saw one in a video, a video, and my skin hair standed on hair. amazed. that maybe? So many western dharma students are looking for that elusive "...
by Charlie123
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ahimsa
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Ahimsa

Is there an ancient guide that explains how to practice ahimsa in daily life that you can recommend? If you avoid the ten non-virtuous actions, you are practicing ahimsa with body, speech and mind. The essence of the pratimoksha vows is the practice of ahimsa in daily life. As far as specific resou...
by Charlie123
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: a confession
Replies: 20
Views: 790

Re: a confession

I have something I'd like y'all to know. Call me a whore, an unholy person, or any insult you may think of if you want. All I want now is to get this off my shoulders and to get some answers. There was this thing I read about how indulging your carnal lust in a sangharama is a deadly sin that will ...
by Charlie123
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8369

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Seems reasonable to me. :smile: He seems too like to dress up these days. He was pretty young when I met him. He lived with a yogi, his root lama, when he was very young. Then he went to Dzogchen monastery and became a Khenpo very fast. When he left Tibet he went to south India and debated with the...

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