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Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.

Thank you for sharing
by practitioner
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 37
Views: 979

Re: Ngakpas

There is no real problem with encouraging people to recite things like the six syllable mantra or Arapacana since they are from sūtra and so do not require any special transmission. However, it is more useful for such beginners to recite the Heart Sūtra. Indeed, but practicing a (any) mantra like y...
by practitioner
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Great debate with my dad. And I need help.
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Re: Great debate with my dad. And I need help.

You have received the answer many times. It's time for you to turn inward and reflect. You really need to find a teacher to help you unlock your Dharma potential. You're so convinced of your own truth you're running in circles. :good: Matthew, you should be focused on attending to your own practice...
by practitioner
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 466
Views: 12453

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:45 am
Some of Jax's stuff I see on FB from time to time seems pretty well spoken to me.
I've been reading this thread wondering when he would come up. I'm curious if he now gets the same benefit of the doubt as the Aro folks?
by practitioner
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Murder Most Foul.
Replies: 19
Views: 441

Re: Murder Most Foul.

How about posts only meant to :stirthepot:
by practitioner
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7
Replies: 49
Views: 1581

Re: Lama Tsultrim Allione, Jan. 7

This Kagyupa needed Wang, Lung and Tri to practice pretty much any deity sadhana. At least the major ones. Frankly, Lung was the least important of the three. Riwo Sangcho, though, and a few other daily practices like Sur, ChuTor, etc., did not require anything but the Tri--which was a sort of "han...
by practitioner
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 6078

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:01 pm
It is a Mexican standoff.
Interesting use of language from someone accusing another of racism.
by practitioner
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 101
Views: 4725

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

They have at least four malas around their neck, and they love to talk about power and magnetizing wealth. Their view often seems to be founded on a rather superstitious cast of mind. Yup, I know many, many, many Tibetans and Chinese people to whom this applies; not so many westerners though. He sa...
by practitioner
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Drawing Thangka Paintings
Replies: 24
Views: 952

Re: Drawing Thangka Paintings

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:23 am
I think they’re wonderful, I particularly like the Medicine Buddha.
I like the Medicine Buddha as well! Keep them coming.
by practitioner
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 235
Views: 14418

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

heart wrote:If one don't want to accumulate the 100.000 of each of the parts of the Ngondro there is always the possibility to practice each part until you get the signs of the practice instead.

/magnus
And also no guarantee that signs would come quicker than 100000.
by practitioner
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When you first started... (lightweight question)
Replies: 72
Views: 2894

Re: When you first started... (lightweight question)

dzogchungpa wrote:Don't take what people on internet forums say about Tibetan Buddhism, and above all Dzogchen, very seriously. :smile:
:good:
by practitioner
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Norlha
Replies: 315
Views: 15285

Re: Lama Norlha

I'll attempt to get this back on topic. I think part of the problem in discussing this is that we tend to want things to be black and white, right or wrong when in fact things are usually varying shades of grey. I don't believe Rinpoche is some monster preying on every woman he can get his hands on....
by practitioner
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen View on Soma
Replies: 18
Views: 1101

Re: Dzogchen View on Soma

When I was in college a kid took acid and ended up jumping from a 10 story tower. Real harmless stuff huh?

And taking mushrooms/lsd does not get you closer to the truth, it just adds layers of delusion upon delusion. I like Cone's advise, once you have Dharma practice you don't need anything else.
by practitioner
Mon May 29, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump Impeached
Replies: 75
Views: 3851

Re: Donald Trump Impeached

I blame the media for misrepresenting him. The sheer eloquence of the man, his grace and subtle diplomacy, will surely stave off any challenge. I'm sure he is right and that in fact the Manchester bomber's name and the pics were all leaked by the 'fake news' media and not his minions. He must also ...
by practitioner
Sat May 20, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump Impeached
Replies: 75
Views: 3851

Re: Donald Trump Impeached

Trump will just pardon all his cronies before he is removed from office. I seriously doubt he will finish his term but no one is going to jail.
by practitioner
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Electric Disturbances - Magic?
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Electric Disturbances - Magic?

Did you check the lightbulb?
by practitioner
Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it beneficial for regular lay people to chant mantras?
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Is it beneficial for regular lay people to chant mantras

Of course there is great benefit. Otherwise why would the lamas spend so much time and effort giving the empowerments, lungs and teachings of these practices to lay people?
by practitioner
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Troubles in paradise - Buddha Boy Ramlal Bomjon
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Re: Troubles in paradise - Buddha Boy Ramlal Bomjon

I'm so shocked...
by practitioner
Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Charlie Hebdo newest cover
Replies: 24
Views: 2395

Re: Charlie Hebdo newest cover

Zizek explains how it is people of insecure beliefs who are prone to being offended: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/03/isis-is-a-disgrace-to-true-fundamentalism/?_r=0 ... Interesting, but not coherently argued - perhaps because "several sections ... originally appeared, in identical o...
by practitioner
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Hairs
Replies: 21
Views: 2910

Re: Hairs

???? wrote:Hair is not only part of the body,it is a matter of culture and symbolism
For a monk bald head is a part of the whole,context
I'm not a monk, I have my own culture where long hairs as an integral part of this
Is it really important or just attachment?