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by Monlam Tharchin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Left Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: Left Buddhism

Can you go back to your old teacher? I mean: are they still around? They sure are, its Garchen Rinpoche. And when i think about him i feel a sense of "its alright, get back on track, keep going." And a feeling of forgiveness. Love that man. Unless you completely abandoned bodhicitta (which clearly ...
by Monlam Tharchin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Missouri, USA
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Hi from Missouri, USA

Welcome :hi:
by Monlam Tharchin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Edgar here, why are you?
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: Edgar here, why are you?

From the first day I was introduced to Tibetan Buddhism I found myself drawn along a series of learning experiences in an unbroken chain that unfolded itself very naturally for 10 years in a predominantly Gelug stream. I was more or less isolated except for online classmates and occasional visits t...
by Monlam Tharchin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If the bad times are coming, what to do?
Replies: 33
Views: 1416

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

www.prayerflags.com will soon be selling Chatral Rinpoche's Averting Nuclear War prayer as prayer flags. Thank you for sharing this site. I just bought some prayer flags. It's hard to find ones made by people with actual knowledge of Buddhism. I'll be keeping an eye out for the averting nuclear war...
by Monlam Tharchin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Position of dharanis in service?
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Position of dharanis in service?

Hi, everyone. I recently got a copy of Rulu's "Thinking of Amitabha Buddha". There's a chapter with these 11 mantras and dharanis, but it doesn't say where in a service they might go relative to sutra reading, niafno, etc. Can anyone help me out? 1. Buddha-Crown Superb Victory Dhāraṇī (佛頂尊勝陀羅尼) 2. G...
by Monlam Tharchin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it ok to be annoyed with someone?
Replies: 13
Views: 164

Re: Is it ok to be annoyed with someone?

Miroku wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:44 pm
"oh this person makes me angry, that is so generous of them they give me a chance to practice"
:bow: :bow: :bow:
by Monlam Tharchin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If the bad times are coming, what to do?
Replies: 33
Views: 1416

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

:good: Split from https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=27705 I never doubted this. But he might be trying to teach us some other lesson than "you guys aren't good enough for the likes of me". ;) Well, maybe we aren't. Well there seem to be many signs that suggest Bad Times are indeed coming....
by Monlam Tharchin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it ok to be annoyed with someone?
Replies: 13
Views: 164

Re: Is it ok to be annoyed with someone?

The response in your mind is to patiently resume your practice :smile: That way, you enjoy two immediate benefits: You've relinquished the suffering of aversion, which benefits you both. You've taken up a wholesome Dharma object, a reminder of your commitment to all beings. With such a mind, you're ...
by Monlam Tharchin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it ok to be annoyed with someone?
Replies: 13
Views: 164

Re: Is it ok to be annoyed with someone?

But isn't it only natural to be annoyed by certain people? Does having compassion towards someone mean that we must be all nice & pretend they don't annoy the heck out of us? Well if you feel sincere compassion you do not get annoyed in the first place. Buddhism is not about thinking that feeling s...
by Monlam Tharchin
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 212
Views: 7929

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

The discussion about Bön and Ati Muwer is off-topic. It's been moved to this new thread on the Bön forum. Please continue the conversation there.

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by Monlam Tharchin
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 24
Views: 789

Re: 5 precepts

This is a really good point "In Mahayana practice, my precepts and my practice are not for me: they are only for all beings. So I keep these precepts not for myself, but to help other beings. This means that sometimes, in some situations, breaking the precepts can help others much better than holdi...
by Monlam Tharchin
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Prayer to Namgyalma
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: Prayer to Namgyalma

Does the Namgyalma mantra begin with "om dhrum soha", "om bhrum soha", either or? :thanks:
by Monlam Tharchin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1377

Re: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013

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by Monlam Tharchin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Universal Salvation
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Universal Salvation

After Dharmakara made his 48 vows, he said: My renown will spread in the ten directions. If there are those who never hear my name, I vow not to attain samyak-sambodhi. He did indeed attain buddhahood. Buddhas tirelessly reach and assist sentient beings. But because awakening is realized and not bes...
by Monlam Tharchin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Honen or Shinran?
Replies: 14
Views: 618

Re: Honen or Shinran?

Q. (5): Remembering to repeat nembutsu continually seems to be difficult. Although I hold a string of prayer beads in my hand, my thoughts wander. Under these circumstances, would my nembutsu not be the true practice for birth in the Pure Land? If it is not, would my attainment of this birth become...
by Monlam Tharchin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Exclusion or not- for Jodoshinshu
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Exclusion or not- for Jodoshinshu

Take a look at the Visualization Sutra, specifically the conditions for birth in the various ranks.
by Monlam Tharchin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can Buddhism be Dangerous?
Replies: 19
Views: 823

Re: Can Buddhism be Dangerous?

Greetings, Tom. :smile: Can you please elaborate, and consider... 1) is the opposite true, buddas do exist with sentient beings? do you mean nirmanakaya, arizing in some conditioned existence but only to help people? Sentient beings are the tree roots, and Bodhisattvas and Buddhas are respectively t...
by Monlam Tharchin
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Jodoshu and Jodoshinshu difference on the attendent bodhisattvas
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Jodoshu and Jodoshinshu difference on the attendent bodhisattvas

Hi, Kiwi. This is NurEsperante from the Pure Land subreddit :) Other buddhas are not absent in Jodoshu or Shinshu. Avalokite is one of the Three Pure Land Sages. Shaunc's answer is very good. Buddhas all share the same nature. The differences lie in the methods and forms they use to benefit beings. ...
by Monlam Tharchin
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can Buddhism be Dangerous?
Replies: 19
Views: 823

Re: Can Buddhism be Dangerous?

buddhism might really not, in and of itself, have any sort of working that would be something like "powerful" or like a "magic potion" With Dependent Origination, nothing arises or acts "in and of itself". Buddhas don't exist without sentient beings. When there is a disease to cure, medicine is nee...

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