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by ClearblueSky
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Phowa with psychological disorder
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Phowa with psychological disorder

I don't think that phowa would be especially harmful in any way, but as with any practice, if you are dealing with mental illness and the practice seems to be exacerbating it, you need to be wise about whether to continue, ease up, or just try a different practice instead. It's also important to rem...
by ClearblueSky
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can we use Bodhichitta Bodhi seed wrist mala for mantras?
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: Can we use Bodhichitta Bodhi seed wrist mala for mantras?

Hi Ngedrag Yeshe, That is correct. However kimjhoon did not specify whether it is for a Higher Yoga Tantra practice or a non tantric practice =) However I think its best to ask their own Gurus Don't you think? In this case it's irrelevant, as Bodhiseed is considered good for all practices of all ty...
by ClearblueSky
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can we use Bodhichitta Bodhi seed wrist mala for mantras?
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: Can we use Bodhichitta Bodhi seed wrist mala for mantras?

Hello, I have recently purchased a 14 bead Bodhichitta Bodhiseed wrist mala in Nepal. In Korea 14 bead represents the 14 fearlessness of Kwaneum (Avalokitesvara or Chenrezig). Can I use my 14 bead mala for mantra recitations instead of 108? Thank you. Sure. If you're trying to keep track of specifi...
by ClearblueSky
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: please help identify these two figures
Replies: 11
Views: 694

Re: please help identify these two figures

Fortyeightvows wrote:
ClearblueSky wrote:+1 for Luipa
The only thing is that i have yet to find another image of Luipa where he appears as he does in this picture.
by ClearblueSky
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: please help identify these two figures
Replies: 11
Views: 694

Re: please help identify these two figures

+1 for Luipa (as well as Brahmarupa Mahakala). Makes sense with the overall thangka you're describing too.
by ClearblueSky
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gods, demons and arithmetic
Replies: 72
Views: 1931

Re: Gods, demons and arithmetic

Minobu is definitely not wrong , since the overall consensus is that the laws of physics have played by the same rules since the big bang and won't ever change. The CURRENT overall consensus... That's the beauty of science: (new) contrary facts can overturn (old) theories. Yes, there are some inter...
by ClearblueSky
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dreams of the teacher
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Dreams of the teacher

It is not uncommon, and from everything I've ever heard it's a good sign as to your connection with the teacher.
by ClearblueSky
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gods, demons and arithmetic
Replies: 72
Views: 1931

Re: Gods, demons and arithmetic

I see, I was possibly misunderstanding what the debate was in the first place. I think we're somewhat talking past each other, but I get what you're saying. I'm just curious, would you consider the laws of physics absolute? Given that "laws" of physics change (ie new "laws" come into existence, old...
by ClearblueSky
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Kidney Stones
Replies: 23
Views: 1520

Re: Kidney Stones

I happened across another treatment for kidney stones, I can't attest to its efficacy. Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL) is the most common treatment for kidney stones in the U.S. Shock waves from outside the body are targeted at a kidney stone causing the stone to fragment. The stones are broken into t...
by ClearblueSky
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gods, demons and arithmetic
Replies: 72
Views: 1931

Re: Gods, demons and arithmetic

I see, I was possibly misunderstanding what the debate was in the first place. I think we're somewhat talking past each other, but I get what you're saying. I'm just curious, would you consider the laws of physics absolute?
by ClearblueSky
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gods, demons and arithmetic
Replies: 72
Views: 1931

Re: Gods, demons and arithmetic

I'll jump in and say there is, for the most part. I'd say anything between 650-750 in terms of wavelength could be called red, and nothing else. Really? And what if those waves were seen through a tinted or coloured medium? Would they still be red? What if they were observed by somebody with colour...
by ClearblueSky
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gods, demons and arithmetic
Replies: 72
Views: 1931

Re: Gods, demons and arithmetic

Uh huh. And purely as a hypothetical, if someone were to say "everything is a fabrication, illusion, narrative, imagining", etc., that would be intellectual dishonesty. Why? Are you saying that there is actually is an objective autnomously existent "red", for example? I'll jump in and say there is,...
by ClearblueSky
Wed May 31, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Kidney Stones
Replies: 23
Views: 1520

Re: Kidney Stones

ClearBlueSky, you may be interested in the slackstone 2 device. it creates a water with a capacity to dissolve which is more powerful than normal water (50 % more). Given that water is 0% effective in dissolving calcium oxalate, 50% more effective is still zero. If there's any evidence of it workin...
by ClearblueSky
Tue May 30, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Kidney Stones
Replies: 23
Views: 1520

Re: Kidney Stones

There is not just one type of kidney stone, and they don't all have the same cause. You need to do a urine test to find out the cause of yours, it could be a dietary change, maybe not. I've had 3 (Calcium oxalate) stones. According to my MRI, I've got 8 or so already formed, in my kidneys as we spea...
by ClearblueSky
Sun May 28, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Wandering Chod
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Wandering Chod

For instance was it a given that chodpas would travel to fear invoking enviroments? Yes, in fact in the five slogans that Padampa Sangye taught to Machig Labdron: 1) Confess your hidden faults. 2) Approach what you find repulsive. 3) Help those you think you cannot help. 4) Anything you are attache...
by ClearblueSky
Sat May 27, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Refuge and Empowerment Through Tech?
Replies: 16
Views: 919

Re: Refuge and Empowerment Through Tech?

I don't see any reason why you couldn't take refuge over the phone. As far as empowerment, there is debate (I remember some thread on here about it). I figure if a well-respected lama like Garchen Rinpoche says it's ok, it probably is, just my take. With both refuge and empowerment a lot depends on ...
by ClearblueSky
Fri May 26, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Crisis of Faith
Replies: 44
Views: 2615

Re: Crisis of Faith

It says that half of the Cakrasamvara tantra was copied from an earlier Shivite tantra with some Buddhist language added. Furthermore, many Anuttarayoga rituals and concepts first appear in Shivite tantras. So what's the explanation? Doesn't this mean that Anuttarayoga is not from the Buddha and no...
by ClearblueSky
Mon May 22, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Should your Yidam be of your lineage
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: Should your Yidam be of your lineage

Fortyeightvows wrote: That's true and I've always wondered how and why that is.
Because of basic statistics. I'm not trying to disparage the practice, but we do have to be realistic...
by ClearblueSky
Fri May 12, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Should your Yidam be of your lineage
Replies: 14
Views: 1196

Re: Should your Yidam be of your lineage

If you receive transmission and teachings of a yidam, isn't part of "your lineage" though?
by ClearblueSky
Sun May 07, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: a question on the six exercises of Naropa
Replies: 15
Views: 1375

Re: a question on the six exercises of Naropa

One may still prepare by studying before the auspicious time has come. Traditionally, I don't think that's really true (in reference to the six dharmas of Naropa). You'd probably be better off doing "regular", widely available physical yogas to prepare your body, it would probably be more useful th...