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by Berry
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 32 marks of the Buddha
Replies: 53
Views: 1575

Re: 32 marks of the Buddha

. I hope its ok to post this here, but there's an article "On the 32 marks" by Bhikkhu Sujato in which he says : There is plenty of incidental detail in the Suttas and Vinaya that show that the Buddha was normal in appearance, so any freakish or supernatural interpretation of the marks must be wrong...
by Berry
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 3302

Re: Rabbit's Horns

. More about rabbit's horns.... The apparent images of existence and peace in this dream drama are apparitions of one’s mind alone—nothing else. The essence of mind itself is beyond what is to be realized and the act of realization. The hair of the tortoise covered the lotus of the sky. The sound of...
by Berry
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 3302

Re: Rabbit's Horns

From Kenchen Thrangu Rinpoche: In Buddhist scriptures, the analogy of horns of a rabbit are presented to describe our illusory mode of perceiving the world and being within. If rabbits have no horns, investigating how long a rabbit can have horns is rather foolish. Understanding that ultimately noth...
by Berry
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen rocks in the desert
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Zen rocks in the desert

boda wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:17 am
I find it quite hideous.

I do too - and think how many needy human beings that $3.5 million could have helped.
by Berry
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Phowa with psychological disorder
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: Phowa with psychological disorder

My opinion is that you should definately talk about your difficulties with your lama first and if you know of anyone familiar with Buddhism who is also a health professional, maybe speak to them too for another opinion. You could also investigate if your lama and his students are doing any any group...
by Berry
Fri May 26, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Hiatal hernia
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: Hiatal hernia

Avoiding very spicy foods and animal fats in one's diet (as well as not getting overweight) can be helpful.
by Berry
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Where to buy Thangkas
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: Where to buy Thangkas

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Pink Lotus Tibetan Buddhist Thangka and Dharma Shop in the UK:

http://www.pinklotus.co.uk/
by Berry
Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Remembering one dharma talk I heard
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Remembering one dharma talk I heard

Hi muni,

" Train yourself in being free from centre and edge.”


http://www.rinpoche.com/teachings/sustaining.htm



Bye :hi:
by Berry
Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Remembering one dharma talk I heard
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Remembering one dharma talk I heard

In education children learn to see thoughts as very important and habitually learn to identify with them. That's not always a bad thing, because they might need to think rationally about something - such as not talking to a strange man on the way home from school, who pops out from behind a bush an...
by Berry
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 33097

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

One needs a teacher in order to practice Mahamudra. That and relaxing, rather that chasing after discursive thoughts and concepts.
by Berry
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: what is happiness for you?
Replies: 28
Views: 1877

Re: what is happiness for you?

Happiness is a peaceful, open mind and a custard doughnut.


:meditate:
by Berry
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Will the Dalai Lama reincarnate?
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Will the Dalai Lama reincarnate?

That's old news dated a year ago.
by Berry
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Discipline for the sake of discipline?
Replies: 21
Views: 2591

Re: Discipline for the sake of discipline?

Yeti wrote:If one has the discipline to remain in undistracted awareness, that too me is worthy of veneration.

:thumbsup:
by Berry
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Choral version of Seven Line Prayer
Replies: 62
Views: 3814

Re: Choral version of Seven Line Prayer

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by Berry
Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Unfortunate accident
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: Unfortunate accident

I'm so sorry, Qing Tian.

Will be dedicating today's practice to you & your family.

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by Berry
Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: No means No
Replies: 102
Views: 6094

Re: No means No

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche is a good example. Some think he's the greatest thing since sliced bread, others not so much. Who's right? The ultimate litmus test is the circumstance of his rebirth, assuming the recognition is correct. ....and here's a photo of the 12th Trungpa http://www.konchok.org/all...
by Berry
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Disappointed with this site
Replies: 114
Views: 6190

Re: Disappointed with this site

Whatever one feels when attempting to communicate with others on the internet, it might be a good idea to remember these words from the late Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche: Don't burden others with your expectations. Understanding their limitations can inspire compassion instead of disappointment, ensuring ...
by Berry
Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Mahayana origins and provenance of Mayahana sutras
Replies: 40
Views: 4244

Re: Mahayana origins and provenance of Mayahana sutras

i have the Peter Harvey Book mentioned by Pork Chop and in the introduction on page 4 it says: Mahayana texts were composed from around the Ist Century BCE, originating as written, not oral, works. In time, they were recorded in a form of the Indian presige language, Sanskrit. While many are attribu...
by Berry
Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Buddha's Jihad! :D
Replies: 57
Views: 4359

Re: The Buddha's Jihad! :D

I can't source it, but the old teaching about not trying to cover the world with leather..... Its from Shantideva's Bodhisattvacharyavatara Ch 5 v. 13: 12. Unruly beings are as unlimited as space: They cannot possibly all be overcome, But if I overcome thoughts of anger alone This will be equivalen...
by Berry
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How Do You Understand The Word " Mind ? "
Replies: 83
Views: 5094

Re: How Do You Understand The Word " Mind ? "

How Do You Understand The Word " Mind ? "
In general, "mind" is a continuous ebb and flow of different thoughts and mental states. Yet when it is open, aware and at peace, in a certain sense there is "no mind."


:idea: