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by WeiHan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?

What if something is scientifically proven? It still doesn't matter and it doesn't matter if a master believes the earth is flat with only four continents and a tall mountain at the center? My view is that past masters are often using observable facts or common beliefs at their time to make Dharma ...
by WeiHan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 961

Re: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:58 pm


No, he is saying they do not gave any eyes at all.
I understand. I meant when he "knew" that ants don't appear to have good sight,by judging from their behavior, he just concluded that ants have no eyes. So, it appears to me that he is someone who does pay attention, and observe with care.
by WeiHan
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1183

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

I’m not sure of that ; if the key to propagating a religion was emphasizing its peacefulness, Jainism would probably be the dominant global faith. I’d personally say Buddhism’s popular appeal largely comes from its understanding of mind, and its promise of freedom through meditative practice. I do ...
by WeiHan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 961

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 WeiHan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1183

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

Aryjna wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:50 pm


Preaching and reaching an audience is not the point.
There is no right or wrong answers for this.
by WeiHan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1183

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

Basically, you are saying that violence in Buddhism is allowed as long as it has a good justification. But then, which religions resort to violence without good justifications? In fact, who in the world resort to violence without good justifications? Does anyone need Buddhism to teach them non-viol...
by WeiHan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1183

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

Basically, you are saying that violence in Buddhism is allowed as long as it has a good justification. But then, which religions resort to violence without good justifications? In fact, who in the world resort to violence without good justifications? Does anyone need Buddhism to teach them non-viole...
by WeiHan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 961

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 WeiHan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1183

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

Aryjna wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:09 pm

It is impossible to determine all the causes for anything without being omniscient.
Then, it will be impossible to avoid all the causes for anything. then the teaching of karma is useless.
by WeiHan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1183

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

Aryjna wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:02 pm

Ripened karma cannot be stopped. Even if Mao had hypothetically been murdered, why would this make a significant difference? There are many others to take his place.
Who's karma? What kind of karma committed that deserved this result?
by WeiHan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1183

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

The idea is you can kill enemies of dharma, like samaya breakers. But you do a ritual it’s Murder by sorcery. Actual physical killing is reserved for those who harm the guru. Then the bodhisattva can kill one to save many, like the assassin who wanted to sink a boat and kill 500 Arahats. It’s prett...
by WeiHan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1183

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

The idea is you can kill enemies of dharma, like samaya breakers. But you do a ritual it’s Murder by sorcery. Actual physical killing is reserved for those who harm the guru. Then the bodhisattva can kill one to save many, like the assassin who wanted to sink a boat and kill 500 Arahats. It’s prett...
by WeiHan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro vs. Yidam?
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Ngondro vs. Yidam?

What is the difference between Ngondro practice and yidam practice? Ngondro is more focused in the cultivation of right attitudes such as renunciation, faith in law of karma, sense of futileness in worldly activities, bodhicitta etc..and then, prostration, Vajrasattva is mainly for the purpose of p...
by WeiHan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro vs. Yidam?
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Ngondro vs. Yidam?

What is the difference between Ngondro practice and yidam practice? Ngondro is more focused in the cultivation of right attitudes such as renunciation, faith in law of karma, sense of futileness in worldly activities, bodhicitta etc..and then, prostration, Vajrasattva is mainly for the purpose of p...
by WeiHan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro: A Stand Alone Practice For You?
Replies: 20
Views: 899

Re: Ngondro: A Stand Alone Practice For You?

This is mainly a question for those who have finished their ngondro or at the very least a good chunk of the way through. Do you think it is better to do ngondro as a stand alone practice, meaning focusing only on that and not doing any other daily practices? Or do you feel there is some benefit to...
by WeiHan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )
Replies: 29
Views: 1518

Re: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )

I’ve come to realised that perhaps the ngondro Everyday thing for me didn’t really work out for me, so maybe a more “ concised “ one could help, lest I become stressed and uptight again. I'm not sure a different, shorter ngöndro will help the issue you're having. I presume you want to develop some ...
by WeiHan
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )
Replies: 29
Views: 1518

Re: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )

What is your view of the Yuthok Nyingthik, in terms of its unique style of teachings? ( yes, Dr Nida’s lineage ). And also, how do you guys find Dr Nida’s centres worldwide and his teaching style? I personally like Dr nida’s Way of expressing the teachings, but how do you find the fees his centre c...
by WeiHan
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Doing Vajrayana practices for the dead of other religions
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Doing Vajrayana practices for the dead of other religions

“Ugh, don’t you pray to your heathen gods for me! Pray to Jesus!” That’s what I’m taking about. That really voice down to what you believe your prayer can achieve. What you believe in? Whether going to heaven will be good for him in the long term? Here I assume you are refering to a person who has ...
by WeiHan
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: HHST Chakrasamvara qoute
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: HHST Chakrasamvara qoute

“Unlike other mandala such as Hevajra or Kalachakra, the Chakrasamvara mandala is still fully manifested and active in the twenty-four holy places in India. For this reason, Chakrasamvara and his consort, Vajrayogini, are considered one of the most effective deities of our time.” Could anybody elab...
by WeiHan
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 3754

Re: Charging for Dharma

I am sorry for your experience. I have a different angle of looking at the issues. If all Dharma centres operate in this mode, a little bit like membership private club, wouldn't it makes Dharma more difficult to spread as it appears less welcoming to general public? What continues to surprise me i...

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