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by AilurusFulgens
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: False/Wrong View in Dzogchen
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: False/Wrong View in Dzogchen

The reason why I have been opening a new topic is, because of a recent exchange I had with an acquaintance of mine, who is an Advaitin and at the same time practices Dzogchen. I have a very odd feeling with the whole arrangement; especially with his argumentation that lines between Buddhism and Hin...
by AilurusFulgens
Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: False/Wrong View in Dzogchen
Replies: 4
Views: 956

False/Wrong View in Dzogchen

The reason why I have been opening a new topic is, because of a recent exchange I had with an acquaintance of mine, who is an Advaitin and at the same time practices Dzogchen. I have a very odd feeling with the whole arrangement; especially with his argumentation that lines between Buddhism and Hind...
by AilurusFulgens
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1001
Views: 54941

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

I don't want to sidetrack the thread, but may I ask what makes the Khon royal family the oldest surviving in the world? Why Khon and not for instance the Japanese imperial family or some other royal lineage? Well, second oldest then. Though arguably, since the Khon family were the direct descendant...
by AilurusFulgens
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CUNDA BODHISATTVA
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

Re: CUNDA BODHISATTVA

Thank you, Anders for this reference. Looks very interesting.
by AilurusFulgens
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1001
Views: 54941

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

Sadhu! Sadhu! HHDL and I went through the same line of reasoning in life. I also agree with him that Socialists fundamentally are just well intentioned, they just want to make things better for everyone by bringing equality. It just doesn't work, and leads to more suffering. That's unfortunate and ...
by AilurusFulgens
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Getting back on track after a failing teacher
Replies: 84
Views: 3921

Re: Getting back on track after a failing teacher

Forgive me for barging into the discussion, but can someone please list the qualities a genuine Guru in Vajrayana should have as well as the ways on how to choose a qualified, authentic Vajrayana guru?

Can you also provide exact scriptural sources for this?

Thank you

Ailurus Fulgens
by AilurusFulgens
Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Nyingma
Replies: 27
Views: 5484

Re: The Nyingma

Yudron, I enjoyed greatly your succint presentation of Nyingma. Very nice. I hope that you will write something more on this topic. ...In addition, in person I am a rough character who can't go a week without seriously offending someone. My oral communication dearly needs a "delete" button. Ah, no w...
by AilurusFulgens
Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 426
Views: 21945

Re: The Nyingma

Yudron, I enjoyed greatly your succint presentation of Nyingma. Very nice. I hope that you will write something more on this topic. ...In addition, in person I am a rough character who can't go a week without seriously offending someone. My oral communication dearly needs a "delete" button. Ah, no w...
by AilurusFulgens
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CUNDA BODHISATTVA
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

Re: CUNDA BODHISATTVA

Here is a Cundi practice I have just uploaded http://youtu.be/i4cEA-CvMJc OM YA HA HUM 1. If possible learn the complete mantra - at least the second line namaḥ saptānāṁ samyak-saṁbuddha koṭīnāṁ tad-yathā oṁ cale cule cundi svāhā 2. Chant along with the video, focusing on the images of Cundi 3. Tow...
by AilurusFulgens
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TENGRIISM
Replies: 13
Views: 2156

Re: TENGRIISM

As far as I understand it "Tengerism" or "Tengriism" is the more modern and preferred way to refer to what is commonly known as "Shamanism." The latter term was coined by western anthropologists and is misleading because it sounds like it's the shamans who are being worshipped, which isn't the case...
by AilurusFulgens
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Samten and the Nagas of Lake Tekapo
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Lama Samten and the Nagas of Lake Tekapo

Phantom, baby! You're back! Thank God, Phantom is back! Phantom, you have been driving us all insane with worry. You don't write, you don't call. Not even a Christmas card! Why, Phantom, why? Don't we mean anything to you? Is this all we are to you - just a bunch of strangers on a Buddhist discussi...
by AilurusFulgens
Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen tantras uncreated and eternal
Replies: 159
Views: 14140

Dzogchen tantras uncreated and eternal

Topic split from here: http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=102&t=9619&start=60" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Buddha was a Vedic Indian. We often see it written that Guatama Buddha 'rejected the Vedas' or 'rejected the authority of the Vedas', while it is my understanding tha...
by AilurusFulgens
Tue May 29, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Institutional Buddhism
Replies: 650
Views: 37640

Re: Institutional Buddhism

The answer is that due to Buddhist hostility against Dzogchen teachings, Dzogchen completlety died out in India. It was preserved in Tibet by Tibetans. Malcom, As matter of fact not only Dzogchen desappeared from India, but all Buddhism in general, Vajrayana included, due to the Muslims' activity. ...
by AilurusFulgens
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Your favorite quotes.
Replies: 56
Views: 7936

Re: Your favorite quotes.

Lest we forget. Solzhenitsyn on evil From "The Gulag Archipelago" If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts thro...
by AilurusFulgens
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: are nirmanakayas, "philosophical zombies"?
Replies: 44
Views: 5036

Re: are nirmanakayas, "philosophical zombies"?

Buddha denied he was a human being when the question was put to him. This is fascinating! If Buddha is not a human being, then who or what is he? Does this also imply that he was not even born as a human being, despite having the appearance of a human? May I ask in which Buddhist text did the above...
by AilurusFulgens
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat
Replies: 328
Views: 35139

Re: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat

One becomes a rudra much more rapidly than other practices. It is a dangerous practice for one's ego. The guardians of Drollo are the worldly eight classes, in general. There is nothing more wrathful in any school. Thank you for the reply, Namdrol. Just one last question in this respect: are termas...
by AilurusFulgens
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Taoism and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 18
Views: 3183

Re: Taoism and Buddhist Tantra

So I guess from a Buddhist POV, the only problem with this goal is that it is not a permanent attainment. Probably would correspond to form or formless god realms. Do Taoists consider this outcome permanent? And this my friend is the key point. The confusion is also due to translations from Chinese...
by AilurusFulgens
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat
Replies: 328
Views: 35139

Re: ChNNR Dorje Drolo retreat

It is a little complicated. But the long and short of it is is that it is the most wrathful practice there is. If your view is very stable, then there is no problem, but if not. Drollos name is "krodha lokottara" i.e. "transcendent wrath" -- gro wo lod is a corruption of that. If you can talk about...
by AilurusFulgens
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Taoism and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 18
Views: 3183

Re: Taoism and Buddhist Tantra

In my opinion it is very risky to make comparisons between such rather different system as Daoism and Vajrayana. There might have been mutual influences to a certain extent, but please do consider the following: - the Daoists aim at achieving: merging with the Dao, ascending to Heaven in broad dayli...
by AilurusFulgens
Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen cosmogeny
Replies: 51
Views: 6163

Re: Dzogchen cosmogeny

No, the basis is self-originated wisdom; sentient beings arise from the condition of ignorance. The cause of their arising is the non-recognition of wisdom. Hence the term "buddhahood that returns the cause". N What is the meaning of "returning to the cause". Means returning to the state of the bas...