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by Josef
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heavens/Hells/Purelands
Replies: 27
Views: 658

Re: Heavens/Hells/Purelands

so how do the 6 realms manifest? If there are beings born into the realm, it exists. If there are no beings to perceive that realm, it does not exist. Thus a realm's existence is wholly dependent upon there being a mind capable of perceiving reality in that manner. source: Abhidharmakosabhasyam So ...
by Josef
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the Preliminary Teachings?
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: What are the Preliminary Teachings?

Crazywisdom wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:08 am
Words is Patrul
Patrul was a tulku of Jigme Lingpa and Im sure Cone is well aware of this.
by Josef
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: malas (again)
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: malas (again)

"None of this matters." Depends on Your Teacher and what practice you are doing. There are terma practices where there are very specific instructions on exactly what kind of mala to use as well as all the various other samaya instruments and substances involved. Especially when it comes to the lay-...
by Josef
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mindfulness vs. Bodhicitta vs. Compassion
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Mindfulness vs. Bodhicitta vs. Compassion

So let me get this straight. Compassion develops bodhicitta, but during difficult obstacles, mindfulness develops compassion, yes? It isnt that lateral. Bodhicitta is cultivated through contemplating the four immeasurables. Through that practice love, compassion, joy, and equanimity develop. In ord...
by Josef
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mindfulness vs. Bodhicitta vs. Compassion
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Mindfulness vs. Bodhicitta vs. Compassion

Yes... Mindfulness : a distinct mental factor that repeatedly brings to mind a phenomenon of previous acquaintance without forgetting it. It doesn’t allow the mind to be distracted from the object and is the basis for concentration. Bodhicitta : the wish to attain full enlightenment for the benefit...
by Josef
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heavens/Hells/Purelands
Replies: 27
Views: 658

Re: Heavens/Hells/Purelands

Does the mind exist solely because of the body? Does body, the speech, or the mind have primacy? No, and in terms of primacy the mind is most important in terms of practice but all of this is relative and they are not exclusive from one another. so how do the 6 realms manifest? Through the karma of...
by Josef
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heavens/Hells/Purelands
Replies: 27
Views: 658

Re: Heavens/Hells/Purelands

TrimePema wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:52 am
Does the mind exist solely because of the body?
Does body, the speech, or the mind have primacy?
No, and in terms of primacy the mind is most important in terms of practice but all of this is relative and they are not exclusive from one another.
by Josef
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: malas (again)
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: malas (again)

None of this matters.
by Josef
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the Preliminary Teachings?
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: What are the Preliminary Teachings?

Thank you all for your replies. By four thoughts, are you referring to the Four Noble Truths? The Four Thought that Turn the Mind 1) the difficulty of finding the freedoms and advantages of this precious human life 2) the impermanence of life, which turn the mind away from the concerns of this life...
by Josef
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6383
Views: 591777

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I got a bit lost. It seems like they skipped a couple sections. Can someone confirm that there is no transformation in this sadhana? DS yes, in the anuyoga way. this sadhana is a bit different from the booklet, but you can find it in the resources section in the same page as the webcast is. When do...
by Josef
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the Preliminary Teachings?
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: What are the Preliminary Teachings?

"Focus on preliminary teachings for now and leave the chakra for later. They are not important yet." Grigoris I am new to Buddhist practice, although I had already developed a meditation practice, and I have read a number of books by Buddhist authors. I want to structure my learning as best I can a...
by Josef
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Left Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: Left Buddhism

Rinchen Samphel wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:39 pm
So do i just continue where i left off? Do i need to do some purification practice? Am i doomed to a lower rebirth?
Yes, continue where you left off, you are in no way doomed.
by Josef
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Left Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 453

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 Josef
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6383
Views: 591777

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I got a bit lost. It seems like they skipped a couple sections. Can someone confirm that there is no transformation in this sadhana? DS Which sadhana? Green Tara from current webcast. Adzom Drukpa's Tara can be done with the visualization and/transformation according to the outer or inner tantras.
by Josef
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6383
Views: 591777

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:07 pm
I got a bit lost. It seems like they skipped a couple sections.

Can someone confirm that there is no transformation in this sadhana?

DS
Which sadhana?
by Josef
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Yogis
Replies: 22
Views: 883

Re: Tibetan Yogis

Whether or not one is a yogi is dependent upon the individual. the guy merely ask which school still has highest number of yogis in their tradition in Milarepa way. perhaps we got our "yogi" definition different. to me a yogi if we speak of vajrayana yogi is the one who practice yogas, ie do work o...
by Josef
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Yogis
Replies: 22
Views: 883

Re: Tibetan Yogis

Mirror wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:22 pm
I'm asking because I want to know which lineage has the biggest emphasis on the tradition of yogis.
Whether or not one is a yogi is dependent upon the individual.
by Josef
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 71
Views: 4760

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

How strange. One doesn't even have to have taken refuge to take an empowerment, since refuge is given in the course of the empowerment. Were those registrations for Nyingma empowerments? Ummmmm... Every at single empowerment I have been to (Nyingma and Kagyu) there has been an "official" Refuge cer...
by Josef
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 993

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

No one ever said you could practice sadhanas without empowerment and guidance. I certainly didn't. What I did say, is that if you are INTERESTED, you can read a little about the practice in question via these books. Genuine interest can be a doorway. As a wiseman once said, we are entitled to our o...
by Josef
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 993

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

Just as Malcolm has said. I myself would not even attempt to practice those sadhanas without personal instruction from a teacher at first or without an experienced practitioner who could lead me through. Makes things so much easier. When it comes to books about it ... I do not see much point in rea...

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