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by kirtu
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddha at the Gaspump : Thurman & Gucciardi
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Buddha at the Gaspump : Thurman & Gucciardi

Not a fan of the series (except in a guarded way) - this is the second interview with Thurman. Thurman begins by discussing HHDL's development and progression as a teacher.

by kirtu
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Calendar
Replies: 83
Views: 29173

Re: Tibetan Calendar

This Friday, 10 November, 2017 is Lhabab Duechen - the celebration of Buddha's Descent from the Heavens after teaching Dharma to his mother and gods in the Heaven of the 33. This is one of the four main religious days on the Tibetan Buddhist calendar. Merit and demerit are multiplied 10 million time...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Race in America
Replies: 77
Views: 2137

Re: Race in America

The Canadians were bad and brutal but not genocidal like in the US. Kirt No? https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/03/world/americas/canadas-forced-schooling-of-aboriginal-children-was-cultural-genocide-report-finds.html but..we were genocidal in some respect towards the Native Nations . The Catholic Chu...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 11324

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

Completely valid. Think ISIS. Even those murders can actually attain enlightenment. For example, some former Khmer Rouge took robes and sincerely turned away from their sins. Kirt Turning away from one's misdeeds is nice, but it does not place a stop order to going to hell for mass murdering people...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Advice need - pondering whether to receive Yamantaka empowerment
Replies: 65
Views: 2127

Re: Advice need - pondering whether to receive Yamantaka empowerment

Hi all, now that Jhado Rinpoche will be in Singapore for a few weeks,there will be a series of Rinjung Gyatsa Empowerments and 13deities Yamantaka empowerment. I would go anyway if only for the blessings. If you follow the Gelug Six Session yoga it is my understanding that this can be done in about...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 11324

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

Such as some beings who are so contaminated by afflictions they will never get out of samsara even though everyone has the potential to become awakened. But to what extent is this valid in our time? Almost everyone has seen a picture of a stupa or a Buddha and therefore a seed has been planted. Kir...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Race in America
Replies: 77
Views: 2137

Re: Race in America

Also it is worth noting our relationship with the founding native nations...we never massacred them or went in to indian wars with American heroes like general custer... Dude, you really need to study the history of First Nations relationship with the Canadian Gvt. You people were brutal to first n...
by kirtu
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What does front deity visualization work on?
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: What does front deity visualization work on?

In the FPMT website, it says that the sadhanas are alright without empowerment if the person doesn't visualize themself as the deity. In that case, is it alright to do this on ANY deity like Yamantaka, Vajrayogini, etc.? No, not deities which are strictly Highest Yoga Tantra deities. Or are lower T...
by kirtu
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 11324

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

The Buddha never taught anything that remotely resembles this. (On the basis of the Buddha's teaching in the Lankavatara Sutra) Some schools equate the Tathagatagarbha with the Alayavijnana (which they claim is intrinsically pure) and thus the basis, or cause, of all wholesome actions. Some schools...
by kirtu
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 11324

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

Madhyamaka categorically rejects the Yogacara doctrine of icchantikas, still they admit that there are some sentient beings who may never attain buddhahood. Such as? Such as some beings who are so contaminated by afflictions they will never get out of samsara even though everyone has the potential ...
by kirtu
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 11324

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

Such as? Such as some beings who are so contaminated by afflictions they will never get out of samsara even though everyone has the potential to become awakened. Afflictions can be reduced? Sure. Shamatha automatically reduces afflictions. Over time only the really strong ones (for you) remain stro...
by kirtu
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Low self esteem
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Low self esteem

Hello there, what practice would you recommed for someone who has to deal with low self esteem? Would tara or chenrezig be okay? Recently I have been going through quite a rough time thanks to school and low finances that are even more depleted by my dentist and etc. I try to deal with it, but low ...
by kirtu
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche has rested his intent in this lifetime
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche has rested his intent in this lifetime

Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche, teacher to many lamas and tulkus in the Drikung Kagyu tradition, has entered Parinirvana, Sunday evening around 8:30 PM EDT. http://drikungdharmasurya.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/lamchen_gyalpo-rinpoche.jpg Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche was born in 1939 in the Nangchen region o...
by kirtu
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?
Replies: 28
Views: 695

Re: Are Jellyfish Enlightened?

Classifications of sentience can take unexpected turns because karma has infinite manifestations. So there could be totally immobile beings without any brain structure that nonetheless had a mind. People would think of them like ghosts inhabiting a rock for example. I’m no expert on ghosts, but are...
by kirtu
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Advice need - pondering whether to receive Yamantaka empowerment
Replies: 65
Views: 2127

Re: Advice need - pondering whether to receive Yamantaka empowerment

Hi all, now that Jhado Rinpoche will be in Singapore for a few weeks,there will be a series of Rinjung Gyatsa Empowerments and 13deities Yamantaka empowerment. I would go anyway if only for the blessings. If you follow the Gelug Six Session yoga it is my understanding that this can be done in about...
by kirtu
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Centers Austria-Hungary?
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Buddhist Centers Austria-Hungary?

I will be on the Austiran-Hungarian border Wednesday -> next Tuesday while visiting Sopron, Hungary. I know of a Buddhist center in Graz. However what centers are there in Vienna and elsewhere in Austria and Hungary? Are there any events coming up in Austria or Hungary on the upcoming weekend 21-22 ...
by kirtu
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can buddha nature be proved?
Replies: 74
Views: 1964

Re: Can buddha nature be proved?

:jumping: Buddha nature cannot be proved, because it is empty of both existence and non-existence. Iirc, the Lions Roar asks something like " if there were no Buddha nature, what would desire freedom from the afflictions"? Which Dogen-zenji expanded upon by saying that the fact that beings spontane...
by kirtu
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can buddha nature be proved?
Replies: 74
Views: 1964

Re: Can buddha nature be proved?

As Shantideva said, where there is smoke there is fire. So if someone performs positive deeds for another or speaks of them affectionately then we can validly assume love. Kirt People love Jesus too. Good. If they really love Jesus then they will love others as well. They can expand that love to en...
by kirtu
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 2018 World Cup
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: 2018 World Cup

DNS wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:15 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_FIFA_World_Cup

Any other World Cup fans here?
I start watching the World Cup by the time they get to the semi-finals.

Kirt
by kirtu
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can buddha nature be proved?
Replies: 74
Views: 1964

Re: Can buddha nature be proved?

thomaslaw wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:58 am
:jumping: Buddha nature cannot be proved, because it is empty of both existence and non-existence.
As Shantideva said, where there is smoke there is fire. So if someone performs positive deeds for another or speaks of them affectionately then we can validly assume love.

Kirt