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by practitioner
Sat May 12, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: If the Mahayana Sutras were not spoken by the Buddha what authority do they hold?
Replies: 24
Views: 869

Re: If the Mahayana Sutras were not spoken by the Buddha what authority do they hold?

I wouldn't call it unfounded. I would say, at least for westerners who didn't grow up in a Buddhist context, our faith initially derived from seeing in practicing Buddhists something that we wanted for ourselves. That is how it began, seeing the practice work for others.
by practitioner
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Help on shamatha
Replies: 30
Views: 1440

Re: Help on shamatha

Wisdom Posdcast has 2 episodes with Alan Wallace where he spends a great deal of time discussing shamatha. I think you may find them helpful. PS. There is also one with some guy named Malcolm... Alan Wallace's view on shamatha and its relationship with the rest of practice is kind of insane, IMO. M...
by practitioner
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Help on shamatha
Replies: 30
Views: 1440

Re: Help on shamatha

Wisdom Posdcast has 2 episodes with Alan Wallace where he spends a great deal of time discussing shamatha. I think you may find them helpful.

PS. There is also one with some guy named Malcolm...
by practitioner
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 6034

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

I'm sure you will get many specific recommendations but doing any practice you have a strong connection to with the motivation for peace will have a positive impact.
by practitioner
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: English Premier League.
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: English Premier League.

Manchester derby starts in an hour or so, should be entertaining to say the least.
by practitioner
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Have you changed Buddhist schools since joining DW?
Replies: 31
Views: 1245

Re: Have you changed Buddhist schools since joining DW?

No, but I feel my knowledge and awareness of other schools has increased.
by practitioner
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Famous American protestant teacher Billy Graham dies at age 99
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Famous American protestant teacher Billy Graham dies at age 99

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by practitioner
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Norlha Rinpoche passed away.
Replies: 8
Views: 1087

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: 1454

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: 1117

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: 469
Views: 17131

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: 626

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: 2305

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: 8176

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: 5681

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: 1224

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: 239
Views: 16711

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: 3622

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: 17494

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....