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by jmlee369
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Article: Self-obsession is a new addiction (Ontological Addiction Theory)
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Article: Self-obsession is a new addiction (Ontological Addiction Theory)

Might be worth noting that Dr Van Gordan and his frequent collaborator Dr. Edo Shonin were controversial figures during their time as Buddhist "monastics" (ordination lineage unclear). I only bring this up because their time as monks is frequently mentioned in their biography.
by jmlee369
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Requirements for Vajrayogini
Replies: 16
Views: 1114

Re: Requirements for Vajrayogini

It says as Prerequiste: "to receive any/all of the three empowerments, it is required to previously have received a major (2-day) highest yoga tantra (anuttarayoga) empowerment...." I recieved major Wangchens that last only some hours. the lamas said something like: this is a wangchen but we have n...
by jmlee369
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are good deeds useless except for creating merit?
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: Are good deeds useless except for creating merit?

From the Avatamsaka Sutra: I will accord with and take care of all these many kinds of beings, providing all manner of services and offerings for them. I will treat them with the same respect I show my own parents, teachers, elders, Arhats, and even the Thus Come Ones. I will serve them all equally ...
by jmlee369
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why is compassion central to Buddhism?
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Why is compassion central to Buddhism?

I often hear and read how compassion is vital to Buddhist practice, alongside wisdom. My question is why is compassion important and how does it relate to wisdom? From the Avatamsaka Sutra: “Moreover, Good Man, to constantly accord with living beings is explained like this: Throughout seas of Kshet...
by jmlee369
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 102
Views: 4146

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

Just throwing my two cents here. When some Chinese Mahayana practitioners asked a similar question to a Gelug lama, the (very brief and simplified) answer was that tantra works at the level of subtle body and subtle mind, which is why progress is faster.
by jmlee369
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Identifying two statues
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Identifying two statues

My guess is both are Kannon. The first looks like the style in which the gender is ambiguous. This evolved into a female appearance in China and Japan. The phallus looking object may be the tall vessel the feminine Kannon is often holding. The second looks like an eight armed manifestation - Fukuke...
by jmlee369
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Identifying buddhas on a 35 Confession Buddhas poster
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: Identifying buddhas on a 35 Confession Buddhas poster

This particular form of the 35 Buddhas is not Lama Tsongkhapa's system, but the system of Sakya Pandita that was also taught by Pabongkha Rinpoche and popularised within the FPMT because the visualisation is much simpler. The four deities surrounding Shakyamuni Buddha are four very powerful purficat...
by jmlee369
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mundane Wants?
Replies: 33
Views: 1245

Re: Mundane Wants?

So you mean to tell me that chanting mantras like "Om Hanu Phasha Bhara He ye Svaha" and so on to connect others to the dharma is not allowed? Like I said here in a reply to another thread of yours, there are liberation upon hearing/seeing methods that work without the other person knowing, merely ...
by jmlee369
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mundane Wants?
Replies: 33
Views: 1245

Re: Mundane Wants?

Yeah, I've sometimes had my high freaking out when I realized I forgot to do my sadhana on some days and was doing some sort of Vajrasattva sadhana or lungta or something(I've managed to practice Vajrasattva in the morning from Mondays to Fridays in school and on the bus at last when my parents can...
by jmlee369
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Decline and Fall of Chinese Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: The Decline and Fall of Chinese Buddhism

I think it's a bit unfair to say that "in recent years, mainland China has not produced Buddhist spiritual leaders of global stature known for their wisdom, benevolence and compassion." Global stature is a weird standard for measuring Buddhist masters anyway. Of the older generation, we have the lik...
by jmlee369
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Monastic support in Tibet and diaspora
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Monastic support in Tibet and diaspora

I can only refer you to some sources. Memoirs of a Tibetan Lama by Lobsang Gyatso is a very frank reflection of life at both a local and major monastery within the Gelug system in pre-1959 Tibet. Ekai Kawaguchi's Three Years in Tibet provides some dated insights into life as a (sometimes) wandering ...
by jmlee369
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 3350

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

I would like to just say a few general things. Regarding dharma teachers, yes, the emanations of buddhas and bodhisattvas are countless. However, in sutras such as the Lotus Face Sutra and the Ratnakuta Sutra, Buddha uses the analogy of the worms inside the lion's body to describe the destruction of...
by jmlee369
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 5181

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

The hippies were rebelling against Western society and searching for alternatives, a new way of life, something more spiritual, you might even say the truth, the Dharma, and many came to India and Nepal. However, what happens and whom you meet when you come to the East is totally up to your karma. ...
by jmlee369
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing
Replies: 35
Views: 1115

Re: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing

Empty Desire wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:10 am
Re: The Exalted Stainless Beam Totally Pure Light

Do you need a Mantra Transmission to do the practice? How can you qualify to perform it?
It is a sutra dharani, anyone can recite it. The book itself also states anyone can perform the practices contained therein.
by jmlee369
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 1378

Re: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?

I was taught that according to the Buddha, the most difficult obstacle to overcome is clinging to a view. This has made a deep impression on me as it appears to be something unique to Buddhism. So when Malcolm made this comment: .... there are a lot of renowned Buddhist savants in history who have ...
by jmlee369
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing
Replies: 35
Views: 1115

Re: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing

Any ideas on this one? Preferably, a way without looking weird(no, prayer wheel fidget spinners haven't quite worked nor rapping chants). Lama Zopa Rinpoche often advises people to recite two dharanis after blessing their speech in the morning which benefits beings who make contact with you. After ...
by jmlee369
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The owl
Replies: 25
Views: 1058

Re: The owl

As far as I know, owls are consideraly extremely bad omens in Tibetan culture. I remember one of my teachers telling a story about a how a few mischievous young monks went out at night and made some owl hoots. The next day, the whole community was disturbed and spent quite a bit of time doing ritual...
by jmlee369
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: HHST Chakrasamvara qoute
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: HHST Chakrasamvara qoute

Usually when the Buddha Vajradhara taught a tantra, he manifested as the deity and mandala then dissolved it. However, the Chakrasamvara tantra was taught (in part) to subdue Shiva, Uma, and their retinue at the 24 sites, so the Buddha did not dissolve the mandalas after the tantra was taught to kee...
by jmlee369
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can anyone identify this prayer?
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: Can anyone identify this prayer?

From the Jangchup Lamrim prayer book: Homage Verse to the Perfection of Wisdom MA SAM JO ME SHE RAB PHA ROL CHHIN I bow down to the mother of the conquerors of the three times MA KYE MI GAG NAM KHÄI NGO WO NYI The Perfection of Wisdom, inexpressible by words or thoughts SO SO RANG RIG YE SHE CHO YUL...
by jmlee369
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Korean War Over?
Replies: 51
Views: 2803

Re: Korean War Over?

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:19 am
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