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by lelopa
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Size of Visualization
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Size of Visualization

"In general at least 500 times your orig. size" I was told at an Chod-retreat
ChNN said: "very big... like a mountain"
And somwhere I read about the "500 times bigger than you"
by lelopa
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma protectors
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Dharma protectors

Hello, in general there are several terms for guardians of the teachings or dharma protectors - chos skyong, srung ma, dam can, bka' srung, bstan srung etc generally divided into enlightened, worldly and half-worldly, having their respective activities of protectiving teachings and practitioners. I...
by lelopa
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva Question(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 912

Re: Vajrasattva Question(s)

He would have been talking to an audience that had all received direct introduction from him, and he was probably talking about deities for which he has given the lung of the mantra. However we would need to see the context. My point stands. Yes, it was within a teaching..... If he gave DI??? Well ...
by lelopa
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva Question(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 912

Re: Vajrasattva Question(s)

At least I think I know what the problem is... for me all that is not dangerous/wrong, or a transgression.... that's my fault/mistake I think. Do you really believe it is not good, or it is dangerous, or unhealthy, or destroys the Dharma, or your way to enlightenment to imagine for 5 seconds you are...
by lelopa
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva Question(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 912

Re: Vajrasattva Question(s)

:thanks: I think Ayu was saying, politely, that doing self-transformation into yidams you haven't seen before isn't something that teachers suggest, and probably isn't something we should encourage most people to do. If that's what was meant, I would agree with it First of all: I think even the wor...
by lelopa
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva Question(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 912

Re: Vajrasattva Question(s)

:thanks: Well, that's your personal experience. It's not always appropriate to generalize personal experiences. But I have to admit, I love empowerments. And I do get a better connection by practicing it for a while. Spontaneous feelings of being connected I had very very seldomly. Genralize persona...
by lelopa
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva Question(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 912

Re: Vajrasattva Question(s)

AFAIK, they are given through different empowerments. If you don't have both, it's possibly difficult to try them out and compair. And shortly said, I don't believe that one is 'better' than the other. It depends on time, place and person. If you have an empowerment, or not you can visualize all an...
by lelopa
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva Question(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 912

Re: Vajrasattva Question(s)

What is the difference with Vajrasattva with and without consort? do a short self-transformation with yab-yum and without & you'll find out one difference AFAIK, they are given through different empowerments. If you don't have both, it's possibly difficult to try them out and compair. And shortly s...
by lelopa
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva Question(s)
Replies: 27
Views: 912

Re: Vajrasattva Question(s)

puggily wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:48 pm
What is the difference with Vajrasattva with and without consort?
do a short self-transformation with yab-yum and without & you'll find out one difference
by lelopa
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Have I made 5th heinous crime?
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: Have I made 5th heinous crime?

To get the full effect of Karma 4 "things" are needed:

1. You know exactly what you are doing
2. You want to do it
3. You do it, or pay s.o. to do it for you
4. When it's done you are very satisfied

if one, or two of the 4 is lacking, you will have a lesser karmic effect.
by lelopa
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is this an accurate summation of tantra?
Replies: 32
Views: 1147

Re: Is this an accurate summation of tantra?

Yeshe Dorje wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:15 am
........
.........

I guess it goes to show that just because you get the teachings it doesn't mean you 'get' the teachings.
Right!
I know some people who took this as reason for becoming teachers!!!
Very sad, when you find out that they have students
by lelopa
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngagpa-facial hair?
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: Ngagpa-facial hair?

In the 3-years-reatreat of the Karma Kagyus the male participants don't shave their beards whenn they do Vajrayogini puja.
I've heard it is every hair... at least on the head,
but my sources for that are practitioners from the west at buddhist teachings - not a lama, or terma
by lelopa
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Dorje Legpa from Gelug POV
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Dorje Legpa from Gelug POV

"Thou shall not toss a Thangka in water"
by lelopa
Sat May 30, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Multicolored Garuda
Replies: 14
Views: 646

Re: Multicolored Garuda

Toenail wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 12:05 am
Does this practice of Dzogchen Community come from Kalachakra?
Afaik the DC practices only a red Garuda and 2 black/dark blue Garudas!
Where did you hear about a multicolored one in the community?
by lelopa
Thu May 28, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus
Replies: 36
Views: 1609

Re: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus

The gist of it is, I failed to express to others his level as a teacher. He is an amazing teacher and it's all pure Dharma, verifiable. But the level in which he wanted me to express, was above what (I think) one could reasonably say... Hold on— are you saying your teacher was upset because you did...
by lelopa
Thu May 28, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus
Replies: 36
Views: 1609

Re: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus

Well, my father was a Christian counselor who had had close ties to an organisation that was, not exactly a sect, but close enough to being one. It took me a decade to get rid of the sh** implanted in me. So, what are the karmic consequences of growing up in a family where the parents define themse...
by lelopa
Thu May 28, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 104
Views: 3679

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
...is integration important!
by lelopa
Wed May 27, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Blessed thread - how long to keep on?
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Blessed thread - how long to keep on?

I was told: "at least 3 days"
by lelopa
Tue May 26, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Interesting paper on some early Dzogchen texts
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Interesting paper on some early Dzogchen texts

she doesn't translate "rDo la gser zhun" as "written with gold on stone" that's good - but I wouldn't translate it as "Pure Golden Ore " either :smile: Mipham glosses the title in this way: [T]he intimate instruction of how to meditate is the treatise exemplified by a skilled smith smelting the ele...
by lelopa
Mon May 25, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Interesting paper on some early Dzogchen texts
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Interesting paper on some early Dzogchen texts

she doesn't translate "rDo la gser zhun" as "written with gold on stone"
that's good - but I wouldn't translate it as "Pure Golden Ore " either :smile:

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