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by zangskar
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: pilgrimage in Bodh Gaya
Replies: 26
Views: 2521

Re: pilgrimage in Bodh Gaya

Sorry for getting your name wrong, KonchokZoepa!
by zangskar
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: pilgrimage in Bodh Gaya
Replies: 26
Views: 2521

Re: pilgrimage in Bodh Gaya

That reminds me of a story of someone travelling by road from Nepal to India. At first he didn't immediately notice any great change until a truck came along with two young boys hanging off the front - one was collecting the leaking water from the radiator in a can and then passing it up to the oth...
by zangskar
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: what is the best way to deal with anxiety and fear in public
Replies: 10
Views: 1292

Re: what is the best way to deal with anxiety and fear in pu

yes. what is the best way to deal with anxiety and fear in public when you experience fear and aversion and anxiety in body and mind and you get disturbing reflections in your mind through deluded perception. Sometimes it can also be cool to just enjoy your symptoms. After all a bit of adrenaline i...
by zangskar
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment and Insanity
Replies: 78
Views: 14160

Re: Enlightenment and Insanity

What is the relationship if any between enlightenment and insanity? There is a quote that I often see floating around on the net on spiritual related forums by some psychiatrist that goes something like, "The schizophrenic and the mystic swim in the same sea, but whereas the schizophrenic sinks the...
by zangskar
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If samsara had a theme song...
Replies: 39
Views: 4832

Re: If samsara had a theme song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twICykaRRvY Edit Maybe I should add a small explanation. I chose this one because to me it has beauty, attraction, happiness, hope, melancholy and disillusionment at the same time. "Samsara literally means "wandering-on." Many people think of it as the Buddhist name f...
by zangskar
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Trouble with meditation....
Replies: 14
Views: 3088

Re: Trouble with meditation....

In my opinion, just lie down or sit on a bench like you were sleeping, so people don't get attracted to your extraordinary appearance, wear earphones like you were listening to something. If you must sit crosslegged you could hang a Do-not-disturb sign around your neck , use blinders/sunglasses and ...
by zangskar
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 3rd karmapa's aspiration of mahamudra prayer
Replies: 39
Views: 5716

Re: 3rd karmapa's aspiration of mahamudra prayer

It is fairly disturbing that you would go there :roll: Just making a point. Disturbing is the fact that there is even a single reference (to child pornography) out there on the internet. General reading of a text and practicing a text are two different things :shrug: You won't see me disagreeing th...
by zangskar
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet
Replies: 116
Views: 19831

Re: Contemporary tertons of Eastern Tibet

As for this man 'Antonio Terrone' he and his wife are GREAT scholars, and true benefactors of our precious Ngagyur Nyingma. Both their Thesis should be read by all Nyingma practitioners and Sarah's by all women and Dudjom practitioners!!! Where can these theses be found? Links for Terrone's works a...
by zangskar
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why We Go Crazy for Cute
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Why We Go Crazy for Cute

:rolling: Very interesting observation. :twothumbsup:
Lars
by zangskar
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Aro gTér
Replies: 324
Views: 45973

Re: On Aro gTér

There is a text called the Golden Rosary. It details the history of the Drikung Kagyu. The Lineage of Diamond Light - Crystal Mirror series - Volume V traces a whole bunch of various Nyingma lineages. :namaste: Lineage of Diamond Light : "Most of the information is based on traditional texts transm...
by zangskar
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Moksha
Replies: 8
Views: 2255

Re: Moksha

The English word "moxa" is a corruption from the Japanese mugusa for mugwort, the herb commonly used in "moxibustion." Actually, what the Lama did should not be called moxa or moxibustion. In Chinese medicine (which is where the word moxa originally comes from), cauterization and all other applicat...
by zangskar
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Moksha
Replies: 8
Views: 2255

Re: Moksha

hi Norden The words sound similar, but they are different: it's MOXA, moxibustion, not moksha you witnessed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moxibustion" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; From the description of a book: http://www.shangshungpublications.org/2011/03/healing-with-fire/" oncli...
by zangskar
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist View of Zen
Replies: 33
Views: 7608

Re: Tibetan Buddhist View of Zen

I noticed that recently the Rinzai Zen Buddhist Society in Denmark changed its name to Buddhist Society, "to reflect that we are now less sectarian and have begun to incorporate Tibetan Nyingma dzogchen teachings into our practice". (translated from http://rinzai.dk/" onclick="window.open(this.href)...
by zangskar
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Oracles and taking trance...
Replies: 16
Views: 3534

Re: Oracles and taking trance...

Very interesting video indeed. :twothumbsup:
Here's a full version (not in parts) and not from the controversial user.
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Best wishes
Lars
by zangskar
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: When do you believe or know that is ok to lie?
Replies: 17
Views: 2403

Re: When do you believe or know that is ok to lie?

Don't do it, kids.

Instant karma is gonna get you. (At least it got me.)

Truthfully (for once at least)
Lars
by zangskar
Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Skepticism
Replies: 3
Views: 1944

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by zangskar
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Icke: How to Free Your Mind
Replies: 90
Views: 11955

Re: Icke: How to Free Your Mind

The problem with making unsubstantiated claims, or claims that cannot be verified by reason or evidence, is that it amounts to wrong speech. you mean like claims of termas being dug up after being buried by Guru Rinpoche, footprints left in stone of various buddhist saints (every monastery in Tibet...
by zangskar
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Anyone here practicing Vajrayana without a Guru?
Replies: 20
Views: 3732

Re: Anyone here practicing Vajrayana without a Guru?

I doubt there is any statistics about that. What I wrote is just a uneducated guess based on the people I have met. But my intention was just to note the existence of this population not argue about it's possible size. By 'guru' I meant personal teacher, that's what I think Daniel83 means too. Malc...

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