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by Lingpupa
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

My back-story is rather rag-tag, but I'd say you are on solid ground there.
by Lingpupa
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 105 Bead Mala?
Replies: 22
Views: 766

Re: 105 Bead Mala?

I'm not sure that Javier is quite correct, though to be sure it varies a little. 108 is not just 100 plus a few for good measure, but is precisely a time-honoured sacred number. I heard somewhere that Sakyas often use 111 beads, construed as the "sacred" 108 plus 3 for good measure. Sakya followers ...
by Lingpupa
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: (Yet another post on) Hair Empowerment
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: (Yet another post on) Hair Empowerment

It is not necessarily the case, but varies in each case. Your only real option is to check with the lama concerned.
by Lingpupa
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsa Lung and Guru Yoga in the Bön tradition vs Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 2339

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

For me the most difficult part to get past with Bonpo practices was less the polemics than the functional differences. What scrambles me is how OM AH HUNG are tweeked. me too And me! I took some Bön teachings from a teacher I still respect, but... (divert to story) ... I was enjoying the company of...
by Lingpupa
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Troma Ngondro
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Troma Ngondro

I AM IMPRESSED
by Lingpupa
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Troma Ngondro
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Troma Ngondro

Oh thanks, Octo, I hadn't spotted that before. Very nice indeed.
by Lingpupa
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Troma Ngondro
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Troma Ngondro

For reasons of samaya and for reasons of copyright people may be reluctant to send copies of a text like this to unknown persons "met" on the internet - I expect you will understand why. But all is not lost. You can buy it at: https://www.berotsana.org/collections/troma-publications It's the green b...
by Lingpupa
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chogyam Trungpa's The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Chogyam Trungpa's The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma

Personally, and in some circles this would put me in a minority, I got some clarity and inspiration from the first three or so. After Myth of Freedom they became more and more incomprehensible, in the sense that words were being used in ways that I could not add up. I had no more wish to hope to abs...
by Lingpupa
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Concentration born of natural luminosity
Replies: 14
Views: 1417

Re: Concentration born of natural luminosity

Danny wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:28 am Are you sure “concentration” is the right word?
Sorry to be semantic but it’s connotation implies effort.
Nothing wrong with "semantic" - it just means you are concerned about the meaning of words. Perhaps you are worried about being "pedantic" (though personally I don't think you are).
by Lingpupa
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 10667

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

One teacher of mine is of the opinions that if one can’t do certain things... like be able to drink all day without getting drunk... then one should not even be calling oneself a tantric practitioner (his English translation for Ngakpa). If I may say so that's one of those "counsels of perfection" ...
by Lingpupa
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Re: Do you know who this deity is?
Replies: 18
Views: 1069

Re: Do you know who this deity is?

Ayu wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:55 pm I removed this OP, because I couldn't delete the attachment.
Showing this image publicly is inappropriate.
:namaste:
But the link is in the comments..
by Lingpupa
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra and level of concentration
Replies: 31
Views: 1461

Re: Tantra and level of concentration

I suppose a lot depends on what you actually mean by
being able to visualize the mandala without distraction
What is "without distraction"? Not to mention how honest the would-be meditator is, with themselves as well as with their teacher.
by Lingpupa
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra and level of concentration
Replies: 31
Views: 1461

Re: Tantra and level of concentration

I was trained that mastery of the generation stage is being able to visualize the mandala without distraction for two hours. I was also told that when you can not only remove the apple from the tree, but place it back on the tree (via your meditation), you're ready for completion stage. Well that p...
by Lingpupa
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 10667

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

mutsuk wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:17 am
Grigoris wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:50 am Hell, the PratyekaBuddhas show us that you don't even need to be a Buddhist to achieve enlightenment.
Huh?
A pratyekabuddha would have to have views consistent with the Buddha's teaching, but *by definition* cannot formally be a Buddhist.
by Lingpupa
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 10667

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Should/shouldn’t are quite relative. Indeed. We have a whole slew of modal verbs, and I would not expect any Tibetan to master all the subtleties. FWIW my impression in the case I referred to was that the intention behind "should" was more along the lines of "it would be a really good thing; it's t...
by Lingpupa
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 10667

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

There are logical risks in this discussion, and if we conflate the various understandings of ngagpa we won't get far. When we say "ngagpa" are we referring to: 1) the ideal, aspirational ngagpa, as in my earlier quote: "our five root emotions radiate as the five wisdoms, with subject, object and act...
by Lingpupa
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 10667

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Why would people want to become ngakpas? What makes y’all want to become one? For my money it could be this: there is a vacuum between A) the "ordinary" (scare quotes because I'm trying not to be dismissive) lay Buddhist who makes a few offerings, tries to avoid the 5 bad things (killing, stealing ...
by Lingpupa
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Path
Replies: 9
Views: 1066

Re: Dzogchen Path

heart wrote:
Now you got me confused, isn't Guru Yoga a main Dzogchen practice?
To which Malcolm replied:
Of course not
But later said:
The essential practice of Dzogchen teachings is guruyoga.
then adding, with reference to both statements:
There is no conflict.
Now it's me that's confused.
by Lingpupa
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro
Replies: 62
Views: 8248

Re: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro

Metacomment (freely ignorable): it's great to see members like Adamantine and Dharmasagara (in particular - there are others) sharing real knowledge rather than just opining. Thanks guys.

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