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by Josef
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Backwards Ati
Replies: 20
Views: 869

Re: Backwards Ati

Crazywisdom wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Karma Dorje wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:41 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Let’s not mock
Hey, if you can't mock dead lamas, who can you mock?
Yourself
Always the best option in my experience :)
by Josef
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Backwards Ati
Replies: 20
Views: 869

Re: Backwards Ati

Guru yoga brings claustrophobic experience of TGS. It’s like constant open-heart surgery without anesthetics. Trungpa Rinpoche described guru yoga as a form of rape: you’re being raped by the lineage and the guru. It’s “rape” because you’re helpless: you can’t protect or defend yourself. Because of...
by Josef
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: malas (again)
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: malas (again)

Guru Rinpoche seemed to think it did, that's why he taught on this subject. Tendrel is a very important aspect of Vajrayana, to say none of this matters frankly sounds very Dzogchen of the mouth-ish. As always. My interest in your opinion of my posts is non-existent. Im well aware of tendril etc. I...
by Josef
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: malas (again)
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: malas (again)

None of this matters. Guru Rinpoche seemed to think it did, that's why he taught on this subject. Tendrel is a very important aspect of Vajrayana, to say none of this matters frankly sounds very Dzogchen of the mouth-ish. As always. My interest in your opinion of my posts is non-existent. Im well a...
by Josef
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heavens/Hells/Purelands
Replies: 36
Views: 873

Re: Heavens/Hells/Purelands

So, just as this seemingly "literally existent" universe appears/seems to "literally exist," it is just as possible that when it dissolves after death, we may come to see Sukhavati as "literally existent"? Unlikely, it is probably the case that beings born in pure realms have already realized that ...
by Josef
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heavens/Hells/Purelands
Replies: 36
Views: 873

Re: Heavens/Hells/Purelands

So, just as this seemingly "literally existent" universe appears/seems to "literally exist," it is just as possible that when it dissolves after death, we may come to see Sukhavati as "literally existent"? Unlikely, it is probably the case that beings born in pure realms have already realized that ...
by Josef
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heavens/Hells/Purelands
Replies: 36
Views: 873

Re: Heavens/Hells/Purelands

So what is the "literally existent" universe "out there" that OP mentions? There is no "literally existent" universe. So, just as this seemingly "literally existent" universe appears/seems to "literally exist," it is just as possible that when it dissolves after death, we may come to see Sukhavati ...
by Josef
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heavens/Hells/Purelands
Replies: 36
Views: 873

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: 13
Views: 375

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: 14
Views: 461

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: 6
Views: 138

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: 6
Views: 138

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: 36
Views: 873

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: 36
Views: 873

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: 14
Views: 461

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: 13
Views: 375

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: 6385
Views: 593278

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: 13
Views: 375

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: 14
Views: 643

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: 14
Views: 643

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 ...

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