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by WeiHan
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Jonang
Topic: Kalacakra and shambala
Replies: 31
Views: 1549

Re: Kalacakra and shambala

I'll say there is no definite answer. Even words in scriptures can be read literally or it can have inner meaning. It is best that we keep an open mind with our view evolving as we discover new knowledge. Be a bit skeptical with all that we already know and experienced, they may all well need to be ...
by WeiHan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mirror divination
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: Mirror divination

Thank you all for your answers. R -- I hope this runs in your family as well. My mother's side of family are Sami people, hunters, and they've used this ability, to foresee, to track down animals, find good fishing spots, etc. And more recently, to see whether one should eat in a sketchy restaurant...
by WeiHan
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mirror divination
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: Mirror divination

The Chinese government is probably not so much to be feared about. In fact, there is a unit that preserve the so-called "King Gesar" culture that includes a King Gesar mirror divination practice. The Rinpoche mentioned in this link I am providing is employed by The Chinese Social Science Institute ...
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mirror divination
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: Mirror divination

The Chinese government is probably not so much to be feared about. In fact, there is a unit that preserve the so-called "King Gesar" culture that includes a King Gesar mirror divination practice. The Rinpoche mentioned in this link I am providing is employed by The Chinese Social Science Institute G...
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mirror divination
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: Mirror divination

_R_ wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:45 am
Was Lama Dawa Rinpoche like the last out there who used to do this?

I hope this tradition is not lost already...
In Tibet, there are still people doing this and there are still some living delogs etc..
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short Tara Praise Question
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Short Tara Praise Question

Is there a tradition to accumulate 100 thousands of this short praise to Tara? So far, i only accumulate Tara mantras but it seems with the story above, it is worthwhile to accumulate 100K of this short praise.
by WeiHan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Obstacles to Bodhicitta
Replies: 59
Views: 4311

Re: Obstacles to Bodhicitta

I love this Chapter from Avatamsaka Sutra. The chapter titled "The Merit and Virtue from First Bringing Forth the Mind". The whole chapter is about the benefits of giving rise to bodhicitta. However, this chapter is less often recited, even within Mahayana tradition, as compared to the last chapter ...
by WeiHan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Obstacles to Bodhicitta
Replies: 59
Views: 4311

Re: Obstacles to Bodhicitta

This is the first sutta/Sutra I ever read....it really opens my heart. ...but i also grew up in a very open hearted household....my mom is the Queen of Hearts... Metta, Karuna, Mudita, Upekkha Metta Sutta This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peace...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Obstacles to Bodhicitta
Replies: 59
Views: 4311

Re: Obstacles to Bodhicitta

What if the block to Bodhicitta is a simple biological one, the female brain is more developed in the limbic system of emotions where compassion can be exercised. The male brain is underdeveloped in emotions, but not in gay men. This might be some people are meant to be more compassionate biologica...
by WeiHan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Obstacles to Bodhicitta
Replies: 59
Views: 4311

Re: Obstacles to Bodhicitta

One aspect that helped me with Bodhicitta, is Atisha's approach on it by generating and cultivating it in "stages". This is the standard method and is, to different extent, effective for most people. It involves first meditating on equanimity, follow by recognising all sentient beings as mothers in...
by WeiHan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Levitation of objects by sound
Replies: 15
Views: 578

Re: Levitation of objects by sound

This you tube explains the physics for acoustic levitation. Basically, a standing waves need to be created with a forward moving wave and its own reflected wave in the opposite direction. And then, there are node positions where the air pressure are the lowest with high pressure at both of its adjac...
by WeiHan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Patrul's Offering to the Horseflies
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Patrul's Offering to the Horseflies

The long biography of Gyalse Thogme - Author of the famous 37 practices of a Bodhisattva. However, it is in Chinese. This the link for the download site.

down.zhibeifw.com/down/audio0/wuzhupsz.doc
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Obstacles to Bodhicitta
Replies: 59
Views: 4311

Re: Obstacles to Bodhicitta

Maybe [horrific] images will facilitate the arousal of compassion. After compassion is arouse, it can then be worked on to include other beings that after careful reflection are indeed all in similar situations. I like Nyala pema duddul saying that every time he saw a being, spontaneously the though...
by WeiHan
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why would people delay buddhahood?
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Why would people delay buddhahood?

Can I ask why some of the people delay buddhahood until some of their vows are achieved? Why wouldn’t they want to become a Buddha in the fastest time possible? This is my understanding wrt this question. There are many Bodhisattvas (eg Ksitigarbha) extolled in Sutras that delay Buddhahood until so...
by WeiHan
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why would people delay buddhahood?
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Why would people delay buddhahood?

Also why would people prefer the gradual path to enlightenment instead of the sudden path? There is really no such thing as a fastest or sudden path. Some people may appear to be enlightened through a fast or sudden path in that life but it is understood that the person have accumulated all the rig...
by WeiHan
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Obstacles to Bodhicitta
Replies: 59
Views: 4311

Re: Obstacles to Bodhicitta

I was contemplating opening a new thread on sharing ways, verses and methods that help in developing bodhicitta and found this old thread. As Konchog has said, the standard method to generate bodhicitta is 7 points cause and effect instruction. This instruction starts with recognition of all beings ...
by WeiHan
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?
Replies: 92
Views: 2537

Re: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?

Correct. And they are all conceptual under usual circumstances. The Gelug is very clear about what the HYT practices are for. The other lineages is not so explicit but that doesn't mean their tsa Lung, tummo etc don't produce similar effects. The difference between the example wisdom (jñāna) and th...
by WeiHan
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?
Replies: 92
Views: 2537

Re: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?

The HYT practices such as Tummo can bring the mind to the subtle state similar to dissolution during death when the clear light (or mother luminosity) emerges. This is the non-conceptual realisation. Sutric samatha however cannot brings the mind to this subtle state. This is the reason why HYT is m...
by WeiHan
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?
Replies: 92
Views: 2537

Re: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?

What i want to say is that the main method employed in treckchod is shamatha which is a sutric method. No, you have a misconception. Trekchö is not sutric śamatha. In order to practice trekchö, one has to have experiential knowledge of the nature of the mind. In Sūtra śamatha, one always takes some...
by WeiHan
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?
Replies: 92
Views: 2537

Re: Why does Gelug school claim emptiness means things exist without self nature?

Are you saying that tummo puts you immediately on the 1st bhumi then? If not then why do you insist that it is always the better option? I am not really arguing as I am far from an expert, it just does not sound correct to me. I am not saying that tummo puts one in the 1st bhumi but tummo is known ...