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by WeiHan
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 53
Views: 1960

Re: China Destroys

Communism is one of Nicholas's bug bears, WeiHan, and he is not amenable to a rational argument when it comes to this subject. I guess we can all agree that China is authoritarian and the state retains a lot of control over the economy, both of these being a feature of Communist governments (but no...
by WeiHan
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 53
Views: 1960

Re: China Destroys

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Dictionary definitions as an argument - brilliant. I bow to wordsmiths :zzz:
Then, what do you understand by communism? Do businessmen in China these days need to hand in all their wealth to the state to be redistributed?
by WeiHan
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 53
Views: 1960

Re: China Destroys

Live video of HK protests of 70 years of Communism in China: https://www.theepochtimes.com/live What communism? It has for a long time not ruled in communistic manner, it is only the party name that is "communist". So, if a party name contain the word "people", does it always works placing people a...
by WeiHan
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China Destroys
Replies: 53
Views: 1960

Re: China Destroys

Live video of HK protests of 70 years of Communism in China: https://www.theepochtimes.com/live What communism? It has for a long time not ruled in communistic manner, it is only the party name that is "communist". So, if a party name contain the word "people", does it always works placing people a...
by WeiHan
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to develop Bodhicitta?
Replies: 33
Views: 1888

Re: How to develop Bodhicitta?

Are there any step by step arguments to Boddhicitta that don't involve something like remembering all beings are your past mothers? Im just not in a place right now to believe (or maybe just understand) something like that. Right now I am much more able to follow the path if I treat such ideas as s...
by WeiHan
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sponsoring Puja/Prayers for a Friend
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Sponsoring Puja/Prayers for a Friend

Unexplained ailments, physically or mentally, are quite often the results of past karma or even due to karmic debtors. Any practices, sponsored pujas or self practices often help with perseverance since karma can be purified, karmic debtors may be appeased if the right practices are done.
by WeiHan
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 52
Views: 4817

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

There are four different kinds of Rainbow body spoken of. Not all refer to the Rainbow body related to Thogal. Sakya Lamdre teachings also say that Lamdre manifests in the Rainbow Body. It's hard to know the context of what is directly being referred to here. There is also the case like with Marpa ...
by WeiHan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 52
Views: 4817

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

As far as I know, Alan says that the view can unfold from meditation (shamatha) - which is the gradual approach. Or the view can be recognized and then stabilized, which is the direct approach. I understand Alan as emphasizing the gradual approach, perhaps because there are very few students who ca...
by WeiHan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 52
Views: 4817

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

WeiHan, of course you're right that merit is crucial to realizing the view, as are devotion, which causes blessings to enter one's body, speech, and mind. Nevertheless, the realization of the body of light is dependent upon more than devotion, merit, and blessings. It's based on the interdependence...
by WeiHan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 52
Views: 4817

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

I don't understand why one will need trekchod and togal to attain rainbow body. The chinese site reported that a Nyingma lama who refused to practice any other methods other than mandala offering has attained rainbow body. If they attained rainbow body they were practicing trekcho and/or thogal. Pe...
by WeiHan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 52
Views: 4817

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

WeiHan, of course you're right that merit is crucial to realizing the view, as are devotion, which causes blessings to enter one's body, speech, and mind. Nevertheless, the realization of the body of light is dependent upon more than devotion, merit, and blessings. It's based on the interdependence...
by WeiHan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ksitigarbha resources
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Ksitigarbha resources

Ksitigarbha is in the body mandala of Hevajra in Sakya lineage. At Sethar Larung Gar, Ksitigarbha is one of the four great annual Monlam. I read in chinese that Mipham Rinpoche had written a Ksitigarbha sadhana.
by WeiHan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 52
Views: 4817

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

The explanation is that merit is crucial in actually realising the view. That lama accumulated sufficient merit by persevering in his mandala offering practise and attained the view with no need for pointing out. Is implicit, guru devotion is in his mandala offering practice so he received blessing...
by WeiHan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 52
Views: 4817

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

This links to a teaching by Ven Da Yuan. Somewhere three quarter down the teaching, there is a paragraph that mention a Nyingma lama who attained rainbow body by practicing mandala offering only, not very willing to practice any other stuffs. You can use "Ctrl F" and type in "虹", and you will find t...
by WeiHan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 52
Views: 4817

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

I don't understand why one will need trekchod and togal to attain rainbow body. The chinese site reported that a Nyingma lama who refused to practice any other methods other than mandala offering has attained rainbow body. Impossible to explain. IMO it seems common for people not to understand in t...
by WeiHan
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to develop Bodhicitta?
Replies: 33
Views: 1888

Re: How to develop Bodhicitta?

Hello,

The systematic method called the seven points cause and effect method for generating bodhicitta.
https://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?tit ... and_Effect

This is just an introduction. You should seek out the detail meditation for this method if you are keen.
by WeiHan
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 52
Views: 4817

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

I don't understand why one will need trekchod and togal to attain rainbow body. The chinese site reported that a Nyingma lama who refused to practice any other methods other than mandala offering has attained rainbow body.
by WeiHan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Looking for help with severe provocations
Replies: 16
Views: 1628

Re: Looking for help with severe provocations

I am not expert with these issues but from what i know, spirit possession often involved karmic debt that is best resolved in peaceful way before using wrathful methods. Like many have suggested, an accomplished lama will be best to resolve this issue. Another peaceful method that has not yet been m...
by WeiHan
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: What appeals to you about the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 18
Views: 1095

Re: What appeals to you about the Lotus Sutra?

There are two main reasons that appeal to me. 1. The Chinese translation is extremely beautifully poetic. 2. Many ancient masters and lay people have attained high or some realization buy reciting it. Chinese text has taken the trouble to record these cases which goes to show the popularity of this ...
by WeiHan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Golden Light Sutra
Replies: 17
Views: 2367

Re: The Golden Light Sutra

This sutra has a chapter on how to purify one's negative karma. The earliest Chinese Mahayana repentance practice is based on this sutra. Then slowly, other repentance practices such as 88 Buddhas confession which includes the Three Heaps Sutra replaced it.

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