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by Konchog1
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17326

Re: The DJKR Topic

There's all this back and forth about guru devotion, crazy wisdom, and pure perception but I can't imagine Atisha the Great, Lama Tsongkhapa, Gyalwa Ensapa, Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen, or Dharmabhadra, all Tantric Masters, doing anything even slight inappropriate. Therefore, Tantra isn't the problem. T...
by Konchog1
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is Dungser Sengsum puja?
Replies: 1
Views: 122

What is Dungser Sengsum puja?

Thank you.
by Konchog1
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Drawing Thangka Paintings
Replies: 24
Views: 521

Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

Wow, beautiful!

I recommend the Lion-Faced Dakini next.
by Konchog1
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17326

Re: The DJKR Topic

I don't accept that the abuse and exploitation of women can be justified. It does not correspond to the Dharma. The master Asvaghosa says: In that case, inappropriate times are when A woman is menstruating, pregnant Has an infant, is unwilling, Is in pain or is unhappy and the like, Or is maintaini...
by Konchog1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 192
Views: 4327

Re: Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:45 pm
Śākyamuni Buddha is a normal supreme nirmanakāya, fourth in a sequence of 1001.
What about other texts which place him as the sixth or a different number? I've seen the relics of Kasyapa, what evidence is there for earlier Buddhas?
by Konchog1
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 11539

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: 1449
Views: 119107

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: 8896

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: 8896

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: 786

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: 2663

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: 2663

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: 2663

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: 2663

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: 2663

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: 2663

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: 640

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: 1218

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: 1218

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?