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by kirtu
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sonam...
Replies: 9
Views: 113

Re: Sonam...

Very sad news conventionally. He was beloved.

OM AMI DEWA HRIH

by kirtu
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Taisen Deshimaru's Books
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Taisen Deshimaru's Books

I have just found an interesting-looking title on Amazon - Zen & Karma: Teachings of Roshi Taisen Deshimaru . I got the Kindle preview, and am tossing up whether to buy. Any of the members here familiar with this book? The Kindle preview stops just before they begin with the actual transcription of...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 109
Views: 7176

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

HHDL has a different priority than that, however.... When he talks about Christianity he talks about Thomas Merton (who evidently had some qualities), not the Pope. HHDL also does talk about meeting some monks (one in particular) who he felt had good qualities. He asked a particualr monk about his ...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 109
Views: 7176

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

HHDL has a different priority than that, however.... When he talks about Christianity he talks about Thomas Merton (who evidently had some qualities), not the Pope. HHDL also does talk about meeting some monks (one in particular) who he felt had good qualities. He asked a particualr monk about his ...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 109
Views: 7176

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

HHDL was very fond and approving of Thomas Merton. So was Chatrul R. I doubt their assessment was dependent on Merton's passing a Madhyamaka quiz. Approving what sense? You think they approved of his Catholic views? What they approved of was his interest in Buddhism. Chatral Rinpoche wanted to meet...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 109
Views: 7176

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

mmm, I've actually seen pictures of Dalai Lama with Nazi chiefs and those leaders from some time period. Hitler sent people into Tibet with some sort of weird agenda about proving Aryan racial superiority. I forget the details. There were at least two Ahnenerbe expeditions but the people sent were ...
by kirtu
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddha at the Gaspump : Thurman & Gucciardi
Replies: 0
Views: 67

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: 29264

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: 2178

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: 11487

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: 2162

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: 11487

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: 2178

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: 399

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: 11487

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: 11487

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: 11487

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: 275

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: 653

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: 703

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...