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by Dharmakid
Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha Nature
Replies: 71
Views: 8147

Re: Buddha Nature

May be I will answer in this way Even now, we are already Buddha. The difference between Siddharta Gautama and us are Siddharta Gautama is the Buddha who is already wake up from his sleep, while we are buddha who are still sleeping. I like this interpretation, also. It's simple and it makes sense, ...
by Dharmakid
Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How long does it take?
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: How long does it take?

Hmm, I really like that explanation. It makes sense on a realistic level.
by Dharmakid
Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Romanized Text and Audio
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Romanized Text and Audio

Does anyone know where online I can find Japanese romanized text and audio chants of the following daily practices? -Refuge in the Three Jewels -Five Precepts -Four Great Vows -Great Compassion Dharani Back when I was practicing Zen, I used to have romanized text and audio for all of these. But it's...
by Dharmakid
Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: What should you do when you don't have a Zen teacher yet?
Replies: 43
Views: 4808

Re: What should you do when you don't have a Zen teacher yet?

Please forgive me for not having read the entire thread, therefore not knowing all of what has been said. I just want to offer my experience for the OP. Before I had a teacher, I would do the following daily: -Take refuge in the Three Jewels -Take the Five Precepts -Take the Four Great Vows -Recite ...
by Dharmakid
Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How long does it take?
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: How long does it take?

Jinzang; ah, okay, I have heard this as well. I figure it sounds more reasonable.

PadmaVonSamba: Yes, good point. I try not to get caught up in scriptural time lengths, but I was just curious.
by Dharmakid
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How long does it take?
Replies: 5
Views: 457

How long does it take?

I've heard that it took the Buddha 100,000 aeons to attain Samyaksambodhi. Is this true?
by Dharmakid
Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha Nature
Replies: 71
Views: 8147

Re: Buddha Nature

Quiet Heart: Yeah, that's very similar to how it was explained to me while practicing Zen. And my teacher did a good job of not making the concept too complicated, which I appreciated.

Thanks for posting the poem, it's very insightful.
by Dharmakid
Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana for Beginners
Replies: 39
Views: 2774

Re: Vajrayana for Beginners

Please let me apologize again (as I did on another thread) for neglecting this conversation. It wasn't intentional.

I greatly appreciate all of the helpful advice and links/book recommendations given. I checked out many of the links, but I still haven't been able to secure books. Hopefully soon.
by Dharmakid
Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha Nature
Replies: 71
Views: 8147

Re: Buddha Nature

Hey everyone,
Please allow me to apologize for neglecting this thread for so long. It wasn't intentional.

Looks like my question was answered and then some, haha. Great conversation even though I have a lot to learn before I can understand all of it.

:namaste:
Dharmakid
by Dharmakid
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana for Beginners
Replies: 39
Views: 2774

Re: Vajrayana for Beginners

Can anyone recommend a very simple, straight-forward practice schedule? Like, what did you do when you first started (as far as devotion prayers, visualizations, meditation, tonglen, etc). There are many ways to do this, but here is one suggestion: Morning: -Do shinay for 20 to 30 minutes followed ...
by Dharmakid
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana for Beginners
Replies: 39
Views: 2774

Re: Vajrayana for Beginners

Hey everyone, I've been checking out the links and book descriptions and they all sound great. I'm hoping to get a practice going soon but I'm finding it difficult to decide what to do. Can anyone recommend a very simple, straight-forward practice schedule? Like, what did you do when you first start...
by Dharmakid
Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana for Beginners
Replies: 39
Views: 2774

Re: Vajrayana for Beginners

Hi Dharma Kid, You might find these introductory teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche helpful: http://mingyur.org/teachings/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Here's a really deep teaching by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. It might be more than you're looking for right now, but it's prett...
by Dharmakid
Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana for Beginners
Replies: 39
Views: 2774

Re: Vajrayana for Beginners

plwk wrote:And then there's the ....
100,000 prostrations, 100,000 water offerings, 100,000 of a chosen mantra, 100,000 of this and that... :tongue:
Ahh, yes, I've read about all of those! Haha. Sounds daunting but I can see how it leads to selflessness and humbleness.

:namaste:
Dharmakid
by Dharmakid
Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana for Beginners
Replies: 39
Views: 2774

Re: Vajrayana for Beginners

Wow, thanks so much everyone :-) It seems like there's soooo much to learn, I don't really know where to begin. I guess I'll just start with some of the web links provided as I have no means of acquiring the books as of right now. I also need to look up some guidance on the meditation techniques you...
by Dharmakid
Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana for Beginners
Replies: 39
Views: 2774

Vajrayana for Beginners

Hello all, Some of you may know me as Dhammakid from the Dhamma Wheel forum. I was also Dharmakid on ES ( :crying: ). I currently am studying Theravada, but I've been back and forth between it and Zen ever since I first came across the Dharma nearly four years ago. I always think I'm settling in, bu...
by Dharmakid
Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Live Webcast: His Holiness Dalai Lama teaching October 4-7
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Live Webcast: His Holiness Dalai Lama teaching October 4-7

This is great. I'm not sure I'll be able to catch the live webcasts...are you able to continue posting video from the sessions?

:namaste:
Dharmakid
by Dharmakid
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha Nature
Replies: 71
Views: 8147

Re: Buddha Nature

A question I currently have concerns Buddha nature. What is the difference between Buddha-datu, Tathagatagarba, and Buddha nature? Are they all the same thing? Do different Mahayana schools teach them differently? Buddha-datu = 如来蔵 Tathagatagarba = 佛性 Just messin' with ya' :tongue: (I don't know Ch...
by Dharmakid
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha Nature
Replies: 71
Views: 8147

Re: Buddha Nature

Greetings Dhammakid, There may be responses in time, but we're still trying to build up to a critical mass here in order to get some sustainable and timely Q&A going... hopefully though someone will be able to answer your question. Metta, Retro. :) Thanks for that Retro. I didn't think about there ...
by Dharmakid
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha Nature
Replies: 71
Views: 8147

Re: Buddha Nature

Wow, no answers at all?

I guess I could just do a Google search.
by Dharmakid
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha Nature
Replies: 71
Views: 8147

Buddha Nature

Hello All, Great to be here. As a Theravada practitioner who once practiced Zen (and still attends zazen sessions and zen dharma talks on campus since it's the most convenient sangha for me), I often have questions concerning Mahayana teachings and concepts. A question I currently have concerns Budd...