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by jmlee369
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Dorje Legpa from Gelug POV
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Dorje Legpa from Gelug POV

Ayu wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:15 am
Is 'expelled' the right vocabulary then? It seems to me Palden Lhamo left out of a free will.
In the grand scheme of things, Palden Lhamo may have intended to leave, but from Gyume's side, they definitely threw her out.
by jmlee369
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Dorje Legpa from Gelug POV
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Dorje Legpa from Gelug POV

Hello Gelugpa peeps Can anybody report on what they have been told about Dorje Legpa? In particular, do your teachers regard him as a Oath-bound, worldly deity, or as an enlightened protector? many thanks! It's probably best to ask a Gyume monk since Dorje Legpa became their main protector after th...
by jmlee369
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Dorje Legpa from Gelug POV
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Dorje Legpa from Gelug POV

Hello Gelugpa peeps Can anybody report on what they have been told about Dorje Legpa? In particular, do your teachers regard him as a Oath-bound, worldly deity, or as an enlightened protector? many thanks! It's probably best to ask a Gyume monk since Dorje Legpa became their main protector after th...
by jmlee369
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: HHDL Avalokiteshvara empowerment
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: HHDL Avalokiteshvara empowerment

Was this a 1,000 Arm Avalokiteshvara wang with a Singhanada jenang? I am also wondering what class of tantra the initiation/s is from. Yes, primary event was the 1000 arm Avalokitesvara great initiation (wangchen) in the lineage of Gelongma Palmo, followed by Simhanada jenang. Both are kriya tantra...
by jmlee369
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: HHDL Avalokiteshvara empowerment
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: HHDL Avalokiteshvara empowerment

After the empowerment, the Taiwanese translator for HH, Jamyang Rinchen, has posted the link to this sadhana . This sadhana is authored by HH but the file is in Chinese and Tibetan languages only. Maybe someone can find an English version? That is for a four arm Chenrezig practice, but it is quite ...
by jmlee369
Thu May 28, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Dharani to develop mental strength
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Re: Dharani to develop mental strength

Hello Is there any Dharani’s of common Mahayana sutra class that require no transmission that help cultivate mental strength? It has to be non-tantric that is freely available and open. Thanks Shurangama mantra (aka Sitatapatra dharani) if you can manage it, otherwise the Great Compassion mantra. T...
by jmlee369
Tue May 26, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Meaning of Kannongyo
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Meaning of Kannongyo

Thank you for your detailed reply, jmlee369! I'll try to find out more about this genre of Buddhist writings and about this Seon master. That quote is really clear on Avalokitesvara's identity as a Buddha. Amazing I didn't come across this before. Thank you! As much as I tried, I couldn't find the ...
by jmlee369
Tue May 26, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus
Replies: 36
Views: 1351

Re: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus

You say that the current situation is the result of your previous actions. You also are asking if this is your karma! :thinking: :jumping: Without hearing your teacher’s side of the story, It’s kind of hard to know. Maybe your teacher thinks you are not ready to do certain practices that require a ...
by jmlee369
Thu May 21, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Who is this Master?
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: Who is this Master?

There is a lot of controversy about this person on the Chinese web. I will just summarise and translate what people are saying. To state the basics: Born in 1971, Wang Xiao was orphaned when young. Had a strong connection to dharma since childhood, started teaching dharma since her teens. Based on i...
by jmlee369
Wed May 20, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Meaning of Kannongyo
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Meaning of Kannongyo

Thank you for your replies. Maybe the sutra and exegetical traditions do understand the promises to be literal. In this case there should be hagiographic accounts confirming the validity of these promises and encouraging practitioners to "think on the power of Kanzeon" in times of need. If anyone k...
by jmlee369
Mon May 11, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Plants Acquiring Sentience
Replies: 40
Views: 1228

Re: Plants Acquiring Sentience

Please excuse my ignorance and persistent inquiries about Master Hsuan Hua’s teachings. I have had my doubts, and may have misunderstood what he’s preaching, but looking to see if I can get this cleared. This time, assuming I understand it correctly, the teaching is about plants being sentient and ...
by jmlee369
Fri May 08, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vesak 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Vesak 2020

Saka Dawa for most Tibetans this year is 5th June. However, Karma Kagyupas following the Tsurphu calendar celebrated it a month earlier. Most Tibetans follow the Phugpa calendar. I suspect the month difference in the two Tibetan calendars is the same as why there is currently a month difference betw...
by jmlee369
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Soul Integration
Replies: 138
Views: 4923

Re: Soul Integration

IMO Ven Xuānhuà can become enlightened after he deals with the ramifications of the extreme suffering he has caused for untold numbers of American gay Buddhists. His association to this very day is rabidly homophobic and funnels it's monetary weight into supporting anti-gay legislation. I don't thi...
by jmlee369
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Soul Integration
Replies: 138
Views: 4923

Re: Soul Integration

I have found Master Hsuan Hua uses skilfull means to say unusual things during some of his teachings. Yes, like his skillful means when he taught that homosexuals are practitioners of an ancient secret religion that is only revealing itself in this present day. :bow: :sage: Homosexuality contradict...
by jmlee369
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Lamas and wealth
Replies: 40
Views: 1686

Re: Tibetan Lamas and wealth

If you look into the biographies of some of the lamas with large estates (e.g. Yongdzin Trijang Rinpoche published in English recently), you can see it took a lot of good management to not bankrupt your estate. As much wealth as these lamas gained, they were also obliged to spend huge sums. Even the...
by jmlee369
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Soul Integration
Replies: 138
Views: 4923

Re: Soul Integration

I have found Master Hsuan Hua uses skilfull means to say unusual things during some of his teachings. Nevertheless, it is clear to me that he (for the most part) taught a single continuum through births, as demonstrated in his clear identification of two pigeons as two different former disciples of ...
by jmlee369
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do a teacher is needed for practicing Mahayana?
Replies: 117
Views: 3309

Re: Do a teacher is needed for practicing Mahayana?

Much of this conversation thread has being of use, with different styles of practitioners sharing PoVs and adding value from their study. I have had enough information to corroborate and to ponder. Thanks! Hi Javier, I know you've had enough, but I still wanted to answer the question you had about ...
by jmlee369
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do a teacher is needed for practicing Mahayana?
Replies: 117
Views: 3309

Re: Do a teacher is needed for practicing Mahayana?

The Sravaka Dharma, utilizing the Sravaka Pitaka does not imply they learned from a living human teacher. I did not include the word living as it seemed implied but I do realize it was not clarified. Well, considering that the sutras were not written down until three hundred years after the Buddha’...
by jmlee369
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do a teacher is needed for practicing Mahayana?
Replies: 117
Views: 3309

Re: Do a teacher is needed for practicing Mahayana?

Maybe you could explain to me what I am missing. Well, for one thing you are missing the fact that this thread was moved into general Mahāyāna. And the second is thing you are missing is the necessity for a teacher, to properly study and practice the Dharma. You cannot learn Dharma from a book. It ...
by jmlee369
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Offering bowl water and pets
Replies: 64
Views: 1926

Re: Offering bowl water and pets

My cat loves drinking the water on my shrine (also quite likes to squeeze herself in there next to the Buddha statue). She is not conducive to being told not to - being a cat, after all. Is this OK? Also, can the water be given to the cats at the end of the day instead of being poured out outside? ...

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