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by Konchog1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 316
Views: 9300

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

The point I am not certain about (but have neither proof nor disproof) is the idea that tantric practitioners at the height of Buddhist tantric movement in India actually made any difference at all whether they were practicing "Buddhism" or "anything else". One must keep in mind that at that time t...
by Konchog1
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1360
Views: 113916

Re: Music time

phpBB [video]
by Konchog1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 232
Views: 7717

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

It also gives warning signs that one has broken samaya: These are the warning signs of broken samaya: various misfortunes arise, diseases are rampant and harmful, various contagious diseases occur, and there are also provocations and misguiders. If one is killed, one becomes a hell being. One’s eye...
by Konchog1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 232
Views: 7717

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

It also gives warning signs that one has broken samaya: These are the warning signs of broken samaya: various misfortunes arise, diseases are rampant and harmful, various contagious diseases occur, and there are also provocations and misguiders. If one is killed, one becomes a hell being. One’s eye...
by Konchog1
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Where did buddha teach the tantra?
Replies: 11
Views: 737

Re: Where did buddha teach the tantra?

Buddha, in the form of Vajradhara, taught the Guhyasamaja to King Indrabhuti in Oddiyana Kalacakra was taught at Dharanikota, at the same time the Buddha taught the PRajnaparamita Sutras at Bihar. Guhyagarbha Tantra was taught by Kukuraja to Indrabhuti, though there are a variety of versions --incl...
by Konchog1
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Crisis of Faith
Replies: 44
Views: 2424

Re: Crisis of Faith

So I'm reading Wedemeyer, it's interesting so far. But I would like a discussion on this passage from Sonam Tsemo's General Presentation of the Tantras paraphrasing one of the Tantras (pg. 89 in Wedemeyer's): [The Chakrasamvara Tantra] has existed since beginningless time; it was around before Shaky...
by Konchog1
Sun May 28, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Crisis of Faith
Replies: 44
Views: 2424

Re: Crisis of Faith

What about the passage in the Chakrasamvara Tantra teaching methods to sneak into harems and sleep with women? I’m not being sarcastic. I want an answer. How is that Buddhist? Yes, that is a method in Vajrayana, if you are capable of practicing according to the third empowerment. There is a thousan...
by Konchog1
Sun May 28, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Crisis of Faith
Replies: 44
Views: 2424

Re: Crisis of Faith

Look, if you want to find evidence that Buddhist niruttaratantras antedate Shaivite tantras, you will never find it. Mahayoga tantras however, do. Through linguistic cues, historical texts and so on, the tantras as preserved all date back to circa 6-7th century at the earliest -- there is no eviden...
by Konchog1
Sun May 28, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Crisis of Faith
Replies: 44
Views: 2424

Re: Crisis of Faith

Link posted this at the other thread... In the Manjusriyamulakalpa, Manjushri states... "I have taught this Mantra [of Siva] which together with the trident Mudra destroys all demons, out of my desire to benefit living beings. Those living on the earth will say that its ancient Kalpa, that I taught...
by Konchog1
Sun May 28, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Crisis of Faith
Replies: 44
Views: 2424

Re: Crisis of Faith

Oh wow. Thank you everyone for the explosion of replies. I’ve been thinking and the logic chain I’m clinging to is: Anuttarayoga is true because it is taught by my Gurus who are Buddhas. My Gurus are Buddhas because the Three Bodies doctrines is true, it is true because the Mahayana is true, the Mah...
by Konchog1
Fri May 26, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Crisis of Faith
Replies: 44
Views: 2424

Crisis of Faith

I'm been reading: http://www.sutrajournal.com/the-tantric-age-a-comparison-of-shaiva-and-buddhist-tantra-by-christopher-wallis http://www.alexissanderson.com/uploads/6/2/7/6/6276908/sanderson_2009_the_saiva_age.pdf It says that half of the Cakrasamvara tantra was copied from an earlier Shivite tantr...
by Konchog1
Sun May 14, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for my Mother.
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: Prayers for my Mother.

You may wish to use this mantra for heart disease.

OM AH HRIH SINGANADA HUM PHAT

http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/mantra ... pirit-harm
by Konchog1
Fri May 12, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Should your Yidam be of your lineage
Replies: 14
Views: 1091

Re: Should your Yidam be of your lineage

Lineage like vajra, jewel etc
by Konchog1
Fri May 12, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Should your Yidam be of your lineage
Replies: 14
Views: 1091

Should your Yidam be of your lineage

I remember reading that your yidam should share your lineage or attainments will be slow.

Is this true?
by Konchog1
Thu May 04, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: Guide for self empowerment vases
Replies: 0
Views: 324

Guide for self empowerment vases

Where can I find materials with instructions on how do self empowerment? Specifically how to use, arrange and move around the vases, thread and so forth?

Thank you.
by Konchog1
Tue May 02, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Books for beginner Gelug students
Replies: 38
Views: 1836

Re: Books for beginner Gelug students

The one I bought, which I perused at the Triratna Centre days ago, before deciding to buy it yesterday, seems more Kagyu/Nyingma, but got my interest and I shall now read it first, unless instructed otherwise by you. Just looking at the Table of Contents, it looks like a good overview of Tibetan Bu...
by Konchog1
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just landed. Where is Gelug?
Replies: 23
Views: 1210

Re: Just landed. Where is Gelug?

Welcome! The Principles of the Path is the essence of the Gelug school. http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/three-principal-aspects-path The whole site lamayeshe.com and studybuddhism.com are amazing Gelug resources. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment in three volumes in the ...
by Konchog1
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful Deities
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: Wrathful Deities

According to HE Garchen Rinpoche, wrathful deities are so filled with overwhelming compassion they act wrathfully.
by Konchog1
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Question on names in Smaller Sutra
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Question on names in Smaller Sutra

In The Smaller Sutra (BDK translation) it says to recite the name "Amitayus". Why then does everyone recite "Amitabha"? I know they are the same Buddha but why not use the name in the Sutra?