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by Starglade
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do any ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts give practical advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 1947

Re: Do any ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts give practical advice?

Now there--the quoted advice Namdrol just posted--is a fine example indeed of the kind of advice that is timeless. Those kinds of statements work, whether the reader lived 2500 years ago, or has yet to be born. If that's not practical advice, then I have no idea what is.
by Starglade
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do any ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts give practical advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 1947

Re: Do any ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts give practical advice?

I've noticed that most classic Tibetan Buddhist texts are generally written from the standpoint of a Buddhist saint (Shantideva's book, The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, etc.). Most of these texts don't directly give a modern person answers to questions like "Are Buddhists allow to do X? What's the most ...
by Starglade
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: My cat suffered a stroke today
Replies: 94
Views: 5011

Re: My cat suffered a stroke today

I find that I agree with Silent Bob and DN. I too have been a pet owner for many years, having grown up with cats on the family farm and having almost always had at least one of my own in any place I lived. I've had to make this decision several times, and it never gets any easier. Now that I know t...
by Starglade
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 134
Views: 21671

Re: Word Association Game

denice wrote:milk
kindness
by Starglade
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Bad writing contest winners 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Bad writing contest winners 2011

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
Another reason I can say I'm proud to be from Wisconsin. :-)
by Starglade
Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 134
Views: 21671

Re: Word Association Game

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:chaser
whisky
by Starglade
Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 134
Views: 21671

Re: Word Association Game

Madeliaette wrote:pants
skirt
by Starglade
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Permission to practice: prerequisites?
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: Permission to practice: prerequisites?

Sure, usually when you take a dharmapala inititation, you have comittments to make offerings on a daily or monthly basis. Also, generally, as we mentioned, one usually needs to have received a highest yoga tantra empowerment. But, these things are also at the discretion of the teacher. N I have hea...
by Starglade
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Men's Juzu/Women's Juzu
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Re: Men's Juzu/Women's Juzu

Traditionally, a buddhist mala (sanskrit="garland") has 108 beads. Divide by 4 and you have 27. I don't know anything about tassles. FWIW, the one that HHDL presented to a (male) friend of mine years and years ago has a turquoise-blue tassel on it. ::shrugs:: Seems to me if that's all right with HH...
by Starglade
Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Permission to practice: prerequisites?
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: Permission to practice: prerequisites?

They have all kinds of practice text listed on that page that seem not to require empowerments, but in fact most of them do. N This is what I mean when I say "there seem to be contradictions." The FPMT site (which is all I have had to work with, until discovering Deer Park--and which I trusted, giv...
by Starglade
Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Permission to practice: prerequisites?
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: Permission to practice: prerequisites?

Starglade- I'd recommend that you ask about whether refuge vows will be bestowed prior to the event. If so, you should take them--there's absolutely no sense in obtaining a "permission to practice" Palden Lhamo, or any other Vajrayana practice, prior to having taken formal refuge. Also, If I were y...
by Starglade
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Permission to practice: prerequisites?
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: Permission to practice: prerequisites?

Thank you both for responding. I actually just received a reply from a member of the staff, who indicates that I can indeed take the permission to practice. "Deer Park activities are not limited to students" and if there were prerequisites, they would be mentioned in the info (which there were none...
by Starglade
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Permission to practice: prerequisites?
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Permission to practice: prerequisites?

Forgive this very, very basic question, but I have been practicing on my own for some time now and have only recently found a local group with which I want to begin working. This weekend, there will be a Permission to Practice given for Palden Lhamo. As I have not formally taken refuge with this gro...
by Starglade
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Muslim great compassion..
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Muslim great compassion..

<snippage> A partial quote from the article....." Rais Bhulyan has been working ever since his recovery to spare the life of Mark Stroman. This Muslim man believes that Islam does not condone the taking of life. Also, Rais's parents taught him that forgiveness trumps anger " I can't claim to know a...
by Starglade
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Views on Dharma clothes
Replies: 84
Views: 7566

Re: Views on Dharma clothes

gnegirl wrote:How'd we get from fashion to group karma??
I think it was somewhere on page 3, with the discussion of cultural and societal influences on practitioners' decisions to wear/not wear dharma clothes.
by Starglade
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Sweden, Scandinavia
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Greetings from Sweden, Scandinavia

Oddeyez wrote:
Hello, Michael, from Wisconsin in the USA!

:namaste:
Karen
by Starglade
Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 134
Views: 21671

Re: Word Association Game

gnegirl wrote:Sparkles
gemstones
by Starglade
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Views on Dharma clothes
Replies: 84
Views: 7566

Re: Views on Dharma clothes

So, do you wear Dharma clothes? If so, what do you wear, when and where, and, most importantly, why? If not, why not? I think I know what you're asking, but I admit I'm not familiar with the term. I have a familiarity with "ritual clothes" from my Wiccish (not really Wiccan, but similar, hence "Wic...
by Starglade
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 134
Views: 21671

Re: Word Association Game

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:occult
blood
by Starglade
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 134
Views: 21671

Re: Word Association Game

Madeliaette wrote:science
arts