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by Cinnabar
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question Regarding Samaya Pollution
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: Question Regarding Samaya Pollution

Isn’t this a slow underhand pitch regarding samaya? I mean, let’s be real. We’re all samaya corruptors. Just one instant of not holding phenomena as primordially pure and one has broken one’s samaya. The way you describe it, it is hard to be a samaya corruptor. I’ve probably met maybe one or two peo...
by Cinnabar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1680

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Going through this with my own teacher, the sense was not that if one is overehelmed by appearances while on the path-- that one is a rudra, a demon, that should be forcefully liberated.

It takes more than that to be a "samaya transgressor" in this context.
by Cinnabar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1680

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

How is it hard to transgress? If it was hard to transgress, why are we always doing Vajrasattva, confessions, ganachakra, and so on, to restore the vows? You can repair higher pledges and so forth. One is purification practices, another is self blessings and the view. There are I believe differences...
by Cinnabar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1680

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

That's right. But isn't a failure to actually skillfully do this-- make one a samaya corruptor? We don’t take the 5 negative emotions as something to reject or renounce, Skillful means are engaged to work as a direct path to liberation the 5, primordial by nature, as pristine awarenesses. Ignorance ...
by Cinnabar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1680

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

:?: So what is the difference between a “Samaya violator” who should be liberated and a regular practitioner on the path? I struggled once with a pair of expensive shoes. They really were a total pain to wear, so I put them aside and decided they were too painful to wear. A big costly mistake I thou...
by Cinnabar
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1680

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

So what is the difference between a “Samaya violator” who should be liberated and a regular practitioner on the path? I struggled once with a pair of expensive shoes. They really were a total pain to wear, so I put them aside and decided they were too painful to wear. A big costly mistake I thought ...
by Cinnabar
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1680

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Aren’t we all getting voted off the island? zhing bcu - ten defects or the ten objects are: 1) The enemy of the Three Jewels, 2) the enemy of the master, 3) The samaya violator, 4) the perverted one, 6. the hostile one, 7. The samaya enemy with a wicked character, 8. The one arriving to the congrega...
by Cinnabar
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1680

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

zhing bcu - ten defects or the ten objects are: 1) The enemy of the Three Jewels, 2) the enemy of the master, 3) The samaya violator, 4) the perverted one, 6. the hostile one, 7. The samaya enemy with a wicked character, 8. The one arriving to the congregation, 9. the harmer of everyone, 10. the th...
by Cinnabar
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is transmission needed to recite the Immaculate Confession Tantra?
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Is transmission needed to recite the Immaculate Confession Tantra?

Which category of texts can one engage like this-- without a lung with the aspiration that one would get a lung as soon as possible? Yes, you need lung. However, if you have strong faith in this shakpa, you can begin without lung as long as you make the strong intention that you will get the lung as...
by Cinnabar
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1657

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

I guess I have a different experience, interact with my teachers differently, or perhaps my brain works differently. In things related to practice I try to clarify what the underlying principles are. That way if I have nobody to ask and find myself in different circumstances I can respond. Maybe not...
by Cinnabar
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1657

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

I think you may have missed my main point. In this as in all things follow what YOUR teachers says to YOU. And I think you missed my main point. Some of us try to glean a procedure from our teachers. Some of us try to glean general principles from our teachers. If I was the first type, then there's...
by Cinnabar
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What qualifies as restricted reading?
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: What qualifies as restricted reading?

transmission only matters in tantra? So a person can't read the Heart Sutra, or a like HH Dudjom Rinpoche's history of Nyingma lineage, or a namthar of Guru Rinpoche, or Shantarakshita's madhyamakalankara, without a lung? whatever one dones''t have transmission for, quialifies as restricted. one has...
by Cinnabar
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What qualifies as restricted reading?
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: What qualifies as restricted reading?

So a person can't read the Heart Sutra, or a like HH Dudjom Rinpoche's history of Nyingma lineage, or a namthar of Guru Rinpoche, or Shantarakshita's madhyamakalankara, without a lung? whatever one dones''t have transmission for, quialifies as restricted. one has permission by means of explicit perm...
by Cinnabar
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1657

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

It very much is like Catholicism. Suppose we're talking about making offerings. There are two approaches. One way is to explain to get exactly this type of fruit and to put it on a blue plate with a red napkin. And to burn incense with these herbs. And to fill bowls with saffron water. For a lamp to...
by Cinnabar
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1657

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

Well, the mahasiddha Virupa once threw away his mala beads in the toilet and then reused them. I'm pretty sure the same can be done with candles. I come here to be challenged and to have my practice upped a couple of levels. The archetypical conversation here seems to be: You're doing it wrong . Wh...
by Cinnabar
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1657

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

You're kidding me, right? Your comments yesterday inspired me to throw out all my pillar candles and replace them with small candles that would last just a few hours, and which I could easily let burn out. The whole point of offering pillar candles was because they were much more expensive and finer...
by Cinnabar
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1657

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

Cool. I figured this was just another case of people explaining how my lamas were wrong and I was even worse off. For those to whom it’s of interest/relevance, Lama Zopa Rinpoche directly says here that “candles that have already been lit but were extinguished before they were completely burnt can b...
by Cinnabar
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1657

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

I remember asking my first lama if it was OK to put out the lamps on the shrine. A puja was over. He said: " Are you stupid or something? Do you want to burn the place down? " So I put the lamps out. I have seen lamas since put lamps out, their choppons put lamps out. I've received instructions on h...
by Cinnabar
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What qualifies as restricted reading?
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: What qualifies as restricted reading?

The only certain way to know is when the publisher and/or author specify specific criteria. Generally on the basis of the guidelines of some teacher involved in the translation. Beyond that there are two schools of thought. One is of my own teacher's. After I had sufficient vajrayana empowements, te...
by Cinnabar
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 946269

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I had the page open to join DC when I saw that ChNNR was gone in another tab. How’s that for timing? I never became a member before. No reasons related to DC or ChNNR. I had received DI and teachings from ChNNR online. I was just in no place to join a community. I really couldn’t participate. I coul...

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