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by WeiHan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 38
Views: 675

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

However, i do note the danger of thinking that reciting amitofo only and alone is sufficient to be reborn in Sukhavati. Actually the requirements are less than that. Merely aspiring to be born there with a sincere wish is said to be enough in the sutra. Preaching otherwise is considered by many of ...
by WeiHan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 38
Views: 675

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

Reciting the King Aspiration Prayer is one of the best "sutric" practice that accumulates merit, purify negative karma, make powerful aspiration including rebirth in Amitabha pureland. There are great grand chinese mahayana masters that only chant this prayer as their main practice but their's incl...
by WeiHan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)
Replies: 38
Views: 675

Re: Pure Land practice and Vajrayana (HYT)

How many of you have practiced Vajrayana? Have you received anuttara-yoga-tantra or inner tantra initiation? Can you practice both? Can you maintain and purify samayas with Amituofo? Do you feel you can achieve rebirth there solely with Amituofo-chant? Can you rely exclusively on other power with s...
by WeiHan
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5053

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Is rainbow body a proven thing? How come I don't see mainstream media reporting it?
by WeiHan
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5053

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Given the past few posts, is there a Gelug 'revelatory' method? Gelugs also practise Mahamudra, but I don't know any specificities Yes, I used to. :) I was asking if there is a form of DI 'revelation' in any of the various Gelug practices. I think Malcolm has answered it - the '4th empowerment'. I ...
by WeiHan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Triskandhadharmasutra - The Three Heap Sutra
Replies: 14
Views: 3334

Re: Triskandhadharmasutra - The Three Heap Sutra

The above repentance forms the basis of what in the Chinese tradition is known as the "88 buddhas repentence", 53 buddhas from another text are added to the 35 given above. Such a practice appears to have been an important part of the Mahayana from its outset. Nowadays in China, this is recited eve...
by WeiHan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5053

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Yes, it seems so. In any case, ChNNR always says that Dzogchen is a separate path. Can be, but niot necessarily, and the 17 tantras state one should practice the three inner tantras in union. I should have said that he says that it is not necessary to practice other things before you can practice D...
by WeiHan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5053

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Check florin's post in page 2 on ChNNR's explanation. == CNNr speaking about anuyoga says the following: "....when they arrive at the ultimate stage or arrival point of their transformation practice, they call it Dzogchen . The ultimate stage or arrival point of Anuyoga, they call Dzogchen . Wherea...
by WeiHan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5053

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Check florin's post in page 2 on ChNNR's explanation. == CNNr speaking about anuyoga says the following: "....when they arrive at the ultimate stage or arrival point of their transformation practice, they call it Dzogchen . The ultimate stage or arrival point of Anuyoga, they call Dzogchen . Wherea...
by WeiHan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5053

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Thee difference between great perfection and great seal is there so much less to talk about. My understanding about Dzogchen is like what Namkhai Norbu said. It is the last part of the path to Buddhahood. Rightly so, any teachings that exist at that part of the path will be very pithy and contain v...
by WeiHan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5053

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Thee difference between great perfection and great seal is there so much less to talk about. My understanding about Dzogchen is like what Namkhai Norbu said. It is the last part of the path to Buddhahood. Rightly so, any teachings that exist at that part of the path will be very pithy and contain v...
by WeiHan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5053

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

From footnotes: Translation and commentary by Lopon Tenzin Namdak, “Heart Drops Of Dharmakaya“ ….Mahamudra is the union of emptiness and bliss, and as Tsongkhapa explained very clearly the emptiness referred to is that of the Madhyamika view; this is not the view of emptiness referred to in Dzogche...
by WeiHan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5053

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

The closest to Great Transference Body attainment I know of in recent years is Choying Dorje Rinpoche in Tibet also known as Norsok Lama. He was known to have told his disciples that he was capable of manifesting this if the conditions are right and that they will not even be able to see him if he m...
by WeiHan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5053

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Answer by DKR: Can. There are various methods to attain rainbow body, it can also be attained by practicing six or ten paramitas, even if one practices the Mahayana bodhisattva path, rainbow body can similarly be attained. Yes, but that takes three incalculable eons, not in one lifetime. But the po...
by WeiHan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Hevajra Sadhana and Bodhisattva Vows Renewal
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Hevajra Sadhana and Bodhisattva Vows Renewal

Hi,

Is reciting and practicing the Hevajra Sadhana, either Unmistaken meaning or The Six Limbs, renews the Bodhisattvas vows?

Thankyou.
by WeiHan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5053

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

I am not sure if this has already been posted in English but I found a teaching (question and answer) by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in Chinese language that practicing of sutrayana method can attain rainbow body too. I'll post the link of the teaching in chinese and try my best to translate only tha...
by WeiHan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5053

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Also just as a side note to what has been brought up so far in this thread, I was at a teaching with Garchen Rinpoche about three years ago when a question was asked about working with elements and integrating back to the essence or basis. Garchen Rinpoches anwer was something like: We can focus on...
by WeiHan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5053

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

If he can't explain, maybe i can help him. Only Thogal practice which is present in Atiyoga can achieve body of light. This body of light, sometimes called Great Transference body (GTB) is different from the kind that the body just shrink in size or even disappear. "Body of light" mentioned by Sach...
by WeiHan
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5053

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Then like i explained in Bön Dzogchen sources the Buddhood of Sutra and Tantra / Mahamudra is not seen as full Buddhahood. I think it is fine that someone want to state this. There are a few choices on how to progress from here. 1. start calling each other names. 2. Maybe you can discuss how is the...
by WeiHan
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5053

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

KY, it is not at all clear that Rinpoche means what you say he means in your quote, and at this point the idea of there essentially being "different Buddhahoods" is not well defined. This is why I asked for further sources for clarification. If we want to say the answer is simply experiential that ...

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