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by AlexanderS
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 17
Views: 492

Re: What reborns after death?

The delusion of an I
by AlexanderS
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are Buddhas formless or form?
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: Are Buddhas formless or form?

Both?

Buddha's are the formless dharmakaya, but also the from sambogakaya and Nirmanakaya.
by AlexanderS
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Looking for a practise in Chokyi Nyima Rinpoches lineage
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Looking for a practise in Chokyi Nyima Rinpoches lineage

A few months ago I had the luck to meet Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche while he was in Europe. Now I would like to start some daily practises that they do in that lineage. Where could I found about such things? When I was there, there was a certain kind of morning practise, I wonder if I could get an PDF/au...
by AlexanderS
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to marry a Dakini
Replies: 46
Views: 2376

Re: I wish to marry a Dakini

With pure perception all women become Dakini's ;) Wish you the best though. Nothing wrong with making wishes straight from your heart. Who doens't want to be married to real dakinis? https://www.facebook.com/aurorarose.raven/videos/vb.100001843355645/981479305256839/?type=3 https://vajrasound.com/ma...
by AlexanderS
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1179

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

My sources for padmashambava killing in his youth is "The Lotus Born", his biography, written by Yeshe Tsogyal and translated by Erik Pema Kunsang. Another account where he kills 500 brahmins through a destructive ceremony is "Crazy Wisdom" by Trungpa. My point with Milarepa was that Marpa asks him...
by AlexanderS
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1179

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

I know that tibetan buddhism as it is taught is peacefull and as it practiced by the vast majority tibetan buddhists, I know they value peace and compassion, but it occured to me that most of my favourite tantric buddhist masters of all time were actually technically killers according to their biog...
by AlexanderS
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1179

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

Redirecting is not the same as killing them 'from scratch' and they would in any case get much worse from the karma created from the deed if it had been completed. Milarepa doesn't count at all, as he was not even a dharma practitioner when he killed in the story. This leaves only Padmasambhava, an...
by AlexanderS
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1179

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

Perhaps it would be useful to think about the nature of those iconic beings and about the nature of their 'killings'. We need to distinguish between history and symbolic narrative. I read them quite literally, but i still believe enlightened beings can kill without creating karma, but it makes me h...
by AlexanderS
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1179

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

I know that tibetan buddhism as it is taught is peacefull and as it practiced by the vast majority tibetan buddhists, I know they value peace and compassion, but it occured to me that most of my favourite tantric buddhist masters of all time were actually technically killers according to their biog...
by AlexanderS
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1179

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

If you read Tibetan history you'll find it wasn't particularly peaceful (to say the least). Im not talking about tibetan history, but history of the enlightened masters of tibet I know the 6th or was it the 5th Dalai Lama? Was quite violent as well, yet we regard these as enlightened beings. Well I...
by AlexanderS
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1179

Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

I know that tibetan buddhism as it is taught is peacefull and as it practiced by the vast majority tibetan buddhists, I know they value peace and compassion, but it occured to me that most of my favourite tantric buddhist masters of all time were actually technically killers according to their biogr...
by AlexanderS
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to End Samaya?
Replies: 44
Views: 1739

Re: How to End Samaya?

What do you do then if you like me have become psychically and mentally unwell to practice?
by AlexanderS
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to End Samaya?
Replies: 44
Views: 1739

Re: How to End Samaya?

It just does not add up, what am I missing? The Vajrayana drags you to buddhahood in a handful of lifetimes at most if a mininum of proper conduct is maintained. I understand that, but I am not satisfied because it seems very limiting, restrictive, and apathetic. It just doesn't fit with what I fee...
by AlexanderS
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for jennifer conty
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Prayers for jennifer conty

Apparantly jennifer conty from rigpa comitted suicide today. She wished in her suicide note that people would do phowa for her. Let's wish that her wish comes to true and his reborn in dewachen.
by AlexanderS
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 756

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

Pardon my ignorance if i havn't read the former posts clearly enough. But do we have a subtle body in the bardo that resembles the human body with had in the life we just departed?
by AlexanderS
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell
Replies: 64
Views: 2861

Re: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell

Im told by malcolm that suicide also can lead to vajra hell. I dont know what kind of symptoms indicate your going to hell, but ive had visionary experiences of hell beings progressing with detoration of my mental and psychical health, so i definitely feel like im on a downward trajectory.
by AlexanderS
Mon May 14, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajra Hell
Replies: 61
Views: 8831

Re: Vajra Hell

What samayas are gruelling enough?
by AlexanderS
Mon May 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajra Hell
Replies: 61
Views: 8831

Re: Vajra Hell

AFAIK Vajra hell is a special feature of Vajrayana - only practitioners who break samaya in ways gruelling enough to go there can end up in the vajra hells, which is below even avici (although I believe there are some who say that it is more like an aspect of the avici hells). What could be such a ...

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