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by Lingpupa
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Keith Dowman's Translations
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Keith Dowman's Translations

As far as I can see the words you quote themselves explain exactly what the problem with KD's output is: it's just a paraphrase, with additions and subtractions. What more has to be said?
by Lingpupa
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Namthar recommendations
Replies: 25
Views: 645

Re: Namthar recommendations

Hello Everyone I'm doing an MA in Buddhist Studies and for my dissertation I'm looking at the topic of Life-writing as a form of practical instruction. To this end I'd be keen to hear any recommendations of clear, good quality biographical or autobiographical writing that are available in English t...
by Lingpupa
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 67
Views: 1314

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

Gyurme Kundrol wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:54 am
Its a lot simpler than that even. If you can control the inner winds, you can control your bowel movements and more. However, there is really no reason to do this 99.9999 percent of the time. Better to just let nature run its course.
So was your bout of e.coli as bad as mine was? :rolleye:
by Lingpupa
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 67
Views: 1314

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

there is a big difference between trying to balance the enviroment and trying to satisfy farmer's wishes. that is my point. In short, I don't actually see your point. Where is the difference? The farmer produces the food for the community - high and low, yogis, thieves, politicians - all starve if ...
by Lingpupa
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 67
Views: 1314

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

... i find such trade a disgusting thing, kind of maffia: bullying for coin. always wondered why reputable yogins would envolve in it. Isn't that perhaps something of a sweeping judgement? Surely it will depend on exactly how it's used and with what motive? If a weather-maker can avoid the destruct...
by Lingpupa
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prostrations as a stand alone practice
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: Prostrations as a stand alone practice

Hi, (Question) It is of course perfectly true that manuals describing ngondro will in most cases contain a description of the prostration process to be used there, but if I understand you correctly, that's not quite what you're looking for. These will generally be specific to the particular lineage...
by Lingpupa
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Free Karmapa Black Pills Offered by Future Alchemy.com
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: Free Karmapa Black Pills Offered by Future Alchemy.com

cjdevries wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:07 am
Someone else on dharma wheel said they were a reputable website.
I'll try to restrain my sarcasm, but have to say - that's a bit thin, isn't it?
by Lingpupa
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ngondro Practice
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Ngondro Practice

What he said. You definitely don't need bell, vajra, damaru at this stage. Mala, certainly. A mandala plate of some sort will be essential, but you can improvise at first. A purpose made one is much nicer. AFAIK, however, while of course you will be following your own lama's advice, Kagyu ngondro is...
by Lingpupa
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Giving a Text on Emptiness-Appearance to a non-Buddhist?
Replies: 25
Views: 475

Re: Giving a Text on Emptiness-Appearance to a non-Buddhist?

... with the modern atomic theory. Especially with the light-wave theory. ... I can't help but wonder what you mean by this. I have a clear impression that a lot of attempts to tie Buddhism (inter alia) to modern physics are spurious, speculative, hand-waving guesswork. And don't get me started on ...
by Lingpupa
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Is there a musical transmission in Dudjom Tersar Tröma Nakmo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Re: Is there a musical transmission in Dudjom Tersar Tröma Nakmo?

I just came across a gem this evening and wanted to share: HH Dudjom Yangsi Sangye Pema Zhepa arranged to have recordings made of the Throma Ngondro, Four Feasts and the entire Medium Length Sadhana to be offered freely to students of Throma. You can find them here: berotsana.org/pages/free-downloa...
by Lingpupa
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is this an accurate summation of tantra?
Replies: 32
Views: 1209

Re: Is this an accurate summation of tantra?

Right, you obviously have nothing positive to add to the conversation, so I'll just be moving along then. What can I say? You made not one word of contribution of your own, not even to confirm or deny the OP's suspicions. Your only comment here was what comes across as an attempt to pick holes in m...
by Lingpupa
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is this an accurate summation of tantra?
Replies: 32
Views: 1209

Re: Is this an accurate summation of tantra?

The standard definition provided by everyone: Guhyasamāja Uttaratantra states: "A tantra is a ‘continuum,’ that continuum changes into three aspects; distinguished by basis, its nature and inalienability. The aspect of nature is the cause, the basis is “method”, likewise, inalienability is the resu...
by Lingpupa
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is this an accurate summation of tantra?
Replies: 32
Views: 1209

Re: Is this an accurate summation of tantra?

Malcolm's comment may not be "incorrect", but clearly ignores all the connotations that must be considered it you want any appreciation of what tantra means in the Buddhist context, or indeed in almost any context. Well that's his second and third sentences. His first sentence is fully correct. You...
by Lingpupa
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is this an accurate summation of tantra?
Replies: 32
Views: 1209

Re: Is this an accurate summation of tantra?

Malcolm's comment may not be "incorrect", but clearly ignores all the connotations that must be considered it you want any appreciation of what tantra means in the Buddhist context, or indeed in almost any context. Well that's his second and third sentences. His first sentence is fully correct. Your...
by Lingpupa
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?
Replies: 68
Views: 2502

Re: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:15 am
Has anybody here attained even an iota of realisation via the practices they are recommending, or is it all just empty words and hypotheses?
Yes. I have the power to see into their minds, and some of them have.









:spy:
by Lingpupa
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kalu Rinpoche: The shrine
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Re: Kalu Rinpoche: The shrine

Chime Rinpoche, but he retired. I am not one of those kept in the loop here, but I had understood that he had not so much "retired" as gone into some kind of "retreat" for two or three years to finally finish his autobiography. Has the story changed, and I'm just out of touch? Or perhaps I was bein...
by Lingpupa
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Looking for good Chod Drum
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: Looking for good Chod Drum

fckw wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:28 pm
My partner is looking for a Chöd drum. Does anyone know suppliers also in Europe?
One of your best bets would be https://garudashop.com/ in Cornwall, England
by Lingpupa
Wed May 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: LN Ngondro requirements
Replies: 45
Views: 1888

Re: LN Ngondro requirements

If you have access to Khenpo Ngawang Palzang's commentary on Words of My Perfect Teacher, just read the chapter on Guru Yoga. Particularly the final section of the chapter. If not, I'll write out a quote for you when I have time. Supposing we make the reasonable step of taking your word for it, we ...
by Lingpupa
Tue May 19, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Who is this Master?
Replies: 17
Views: 1093

Re: Who is this Master?

You would be better off trying to find out more about yourself. More specifically investigating why you would a crap about this person.
So good there is somebody with the wisdom to check what we might be thinking and keep us on the straight and narrow.

Or?
by Lingpupa
Mon May 18, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: LN Ngondro requirements
Replies: 45
Views: 1888

Re: LN Ngondro requirements

Perhaps I read the tone of your Who told you this? wrongly, but it comes across as adversarial. Why? A question asking for clarification and further information is adversarial? You taking communication lessons from Trump nowadays? :lol: I don't see the point in responding to ad hominem smears. The ...

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