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by kirtu
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More
Replies: 55
Views: 5291

Re: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More

Seems to me you are making this up as you along... Yes, of course. Fear-as-fear is the feeling of not wanting to be afraid. In that case there is a thing, 'fear,' a place, 'here and now,' a person, 'me,' and 'I' want it to go away from 'here' in the immediate future, where that very same 'I' will s...
by kirtu
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother
Replies: 23
Views: 1040

Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

May all be well.

Thayata Om Beykanze Beykanze Mahabeykanze Beykanze Raja Samugate Soha
by kirtu
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Potential for War in Korea: Causes and Conditions
Replies: 71
Views: 1387

Re: Potential for War in Korea: Causes and Conditions

It's a wag-the-dog, in other words. And it's a repulsive strategic consideration: to wage war with the intention of improving one's potential margin in Congress. I don't think this will be a factor in the decision. I think this is the only factor in the decision. If the US wanted to solve this prob...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma
Replies: 179
Views: 3964

Re: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma

I read something once that a bodhisattva can have sex with a hooker if it benefits her in some way. Maybe you know the sutra for this. There are lots of Zen stories concerning this. But it's basically a no go zone in any other tradition of Buddhism. Kirt Vajrayana? :| Vaajrayana is almost as sexual...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and a question
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Greetings and a question

I'd like to know if that persistent thought of Palden Lhamo that popped into my head out of the blue has any significanc other than just being a mental imprint, from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective? No one can say. People have all kinds of experiences and thoughts almost all of which have no signifi...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma
Replies: 179
Views: 3964

Re: Sexuality, Marriage, Promiscuity and the Dharma

Why do the rules for this change in Mahayana? Because we are bodhisattvas, more concerned with the welfare of others than our own. I read something once that a bodhisattva can have sex with a hooker if it benefits her in some way. Maybe you know the sutra for this. There are lots of Zen stories con...
by kirtu
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and a question
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Greetings and a question

Welcome Muso, nice to meet you. I hope you will like it here.

But what was your question?

Kirt
by kirtu
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Obstacle years
Replies: 51
Views: 1636

Re: Obstacle years

... gya-nag-poi kag-dog ... rgya nag (po'i) skag zlog Is this it ? : Averting Temporal Obstacles by Mipham Rinpoche There is a "fuller" dharani apparently translated "originally" into Chinese (as the German references state). A summary of the fuller dhāraṇī which was spoken by Mañjuśrī and is inclu...
by kirtu
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Obstacle years
Replies: 51
Views: 1636

Re: Obstacle years

pemachophel wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:43 pm
also, there are practices for turning back these negative conditions, at least in part.
Such as? Does sang offering cover it?

Kirt
by kirtu
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Obstacle years
Replies: 51
Views: 1636

Re: Obstacle years

one of my teachers just told me the effects of the obstacle year can sometimes be felt six months in advance if it's going to be a really bad year. also, there are practices for turning back these negative conditions, at least in part. In general, for men the year before is also an obstacle year, f...
by kirtu
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Obstacle years
Replies: 51
Views: 1636

Re: Obstacle years

... Your 7-off side year would be the next rabbit year, which is the enemy of bird, another obstacle year. There are generally two obstacle years per 12 year cycle, your rang lo, or the animal year of your birth and the seventh year from that birth year. WHAT?? There's another obstacle year? It's t...
by kirtu
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Obstacle years
Replies: 51
Views: 1636

Re: Obstacle years

If you are a dog, then the next year is an obstacle year. So then, if one were born late in the centipede year, would the entire centipede year be the obstacle year or is it the year from ones birthday? Since people usually didn't know their birthday, is the year following the season that one was b...
by kirtu
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Obstacle years
Replies: 51
Views: 1636

Re: Obstacle years

When do obstacle years occur? Is it every 12 th year..i.e. if i am year of the dog sign they will arise in that year..or is it when the 12/24/36 th year etc ends and i enter 13/25/37 th year etc. If you are a dog, then the next year is an obstacle year. So then, if one were born late in the centipe...
by kirtu
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Occult & Arcane!
Replies: 54
Views: 1421

Re: Occult & Arcane!

Coëmgenu wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:21 pm
My aunt claims she is a witch. Apparently she 'calls down the moon' every November. I've never seen it move, though.
Well that's not it means.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question on Kalachakra prophecy
Replies: 31
Views: 1484

Re: Question on Kalachakra prophecy

Hi friends, regarding the kalachakra tantra: what is the role of all the other religions and gods, esp. christians and jews, in the battle against the mlecchas? Do you find them among one of the two sides, or are all people areligious and the gods without might? Are they destroyed or converted by t...
by kirtu
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Does Tarthang Tulku teach dzogchen?
Replies: 26
Views: 1147

Re: Does Tarthang Tulku teach dzogchen?

That would be largely Fritjof Capra's fault. For example: http://www.sutrajournal.com/science-and-spirituality-by-fritjof-capra I read The Tao of Physics some decades ago, and even then it was clear that many of the statements on physics in it were wrong - :x It is a bit like people being worried a...
by kirtu
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 6009

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Frankly, no Capitalist country has ever come close to the bloodshed inflicted on the world by Communists and Fascists, not in your wildest dreams. A frankly ridiculous statement. The Belgian exploitation of the Congo alone is estimated to be between 1-15 M (with the 15M figure used quite a bit but ...
by kirtu
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Suicidal Thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 500

Re: Suicidal Thoughts

what is samadhi? Is it pure emptiness without thought? No, samadhi is just single pointed undistracted concentration. We actually do have momentary samadhi on some subject. Usually something negative, producing negative karma and more impure mind. Or is it emptiness with realization in it through t...
by kirtu
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 310
Views: 7048

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

So, it seems to make more sense that instead of jumping to negative assumptions about others, we ought to give our fellows the benefit of the doubt. I think the Buddha said it the best, "Mañjuśrī, seeing afflictions is bodhi." My observation of sentient beings is that they are afflicted. Plain and ...
by kirtu
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Prayer request

May you be well, happy, peaceful and determined.

THAYATHA OM BEYKANZE BEYKANZE MAHABEYKANZE BEYKANZE RAJA SAMUGATE SOHA
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