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by kirtu
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?
Replies: 41
Views: 317

Is there Buddhism without rebirth?

by kirtu
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 55
Views: 1657

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

When we read records of foreign merchants' journey in Tibet in the end of the XIXth and beginnings of le XXth century, we see that they were horrified by what they witnessed. For example, a kashimiri travaller wrote in his diary that there were human skins that were hanging in Sakya Monastery hall....
by kirtu
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 55
Views: 1657

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

Tibet's history is a blood bath no doubt. But it's across all humanity. People will always, kill, rape and steal and rejoice about. Theres nothing to fix it. So much pride for nothing, as a collective we are infinity worse then any lice and ticks. There is something to fix it: realisation of Dharma...
by kirtu
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 55
Views: 1657

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

There are in fact Westerners raised as Buddhists in a somewhat Buddhist culture (Buddhists in Hawaii for example, possibly in other parts of the US as well). While this may be true, it is also completely irrelevant to the point I was making. So what exactly was the point you thought you were making...
by kirtu
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 55
Views: 1657

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

I am starting to think that our believe in existence of well-adjusted and normal people is what is keeping us from being well-adjusted and normal. :D "The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well" -Alfred Adler Seriously though, you're right. There’s a line from Patrul that’s simila...
by kirtu
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 55
Views: 1657

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:42 am
kirtu wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:41 am
There are in fact Westerners raised as Buddhists in a somewhat Buddhist culture (Buddhists in Hawaii for example, possibly in other parts of the US as well).
They exist in California, too.

Yes but California culture itself is not influenced by Buddhism whereas Hawaii is to some extent.

Kirt
by kirtu
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 55
Views: 1657

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:28 pm
kirtu wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:39 am
What is your defintion of "well-adjusted" ?
Well socialized.
So you are committed to the eight worldly concerns and conformity rather than
lovingkindness, compassion and wisdom?

Kirt
by kirtu
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 55
Views: 1657

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

Why do you suppose that? Many are not serious practitioners and have at most a passing familiarity with Dharma. Kirt I am sure that anybody brought up in a Buddhist culture will have more than a passing familiarity with (at least) the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, that alone means...
by kirtu
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 55
Views: 1657

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

In general, many of the westerners who are involved in tibetan buddhism are not well-adjusted people. Naturally this will bring alot of problems. Are tibetans well adjusted to buddhism? ☺ They are born into and grow up in and are educated within a Buddhist culture, I guess that will make them somew...
by kirtu
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 55
Views: 1657

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:27 pm
In general, many of the westerners who are involved in tibetan buddhism are not well-adjusted people.
Naturally this will bring alot of problems.
What is your defintion of "well-adjusted" ?

Kirt
by kirtu
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche
Replies: 0
Views: 68

The Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche

by kirtu
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Can a First Bhumi Bodhisattva Kill a Person Out of Anger?
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Can a First Bhumi Bodhisattva Kill a Person Out of Anger?

Hi all, Pretty straight-forward question: is it possible for a first bhumi bodhisattva to kill a human being out of anger? Or is a practitioner on such a stage beyond this type of non-virtue? It is not possible. A 1st Bhumi Bodhisattva is completely beyond this kind of negativity. However I cannot ...
by kirtu
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Can a First Bhumi Bodhisattva Kill a Person Out of Anger?
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Can a First Bhumi Bodhisattva Kill a Person Out of Anger?

Hi all, Pretty straight-forward question: is it possible for a first bhumi bodhisattva to kill a human being out of anger? Or is a practitioner on such a stage beyond this type of non-virtue? It is not possible. A 1st Bhumi Bodhisattva is completely beyond this kind of negativity. However I cannot ...
by kirtu
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Another fun book to share
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Another fun book to share

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jake wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:16 pm
Hi Bruce,

What is the book? I don't see a link.
"Mipam's Beacon of Certainty: Illuminating the View of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection: Illuminating the View of Dzochen, the Great Perfection (Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism)" by John Pettit with a foreword by HH Renor Rinpoche

Kirt
by kirtu
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Mingyur Rinpoche : "Past or Early Life Karma, Temporary Obstacles"
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Mingyur Rinpoche : "Past or Early Life Karma, Temporary Obstacles"

The thread title reminded me of how Jamgon Kongtrul suffered from smallpox and other issues due to karma accrued in his earlier incarnation as Vairotsana. If even great reincarnate masters can experience difficulties and untimely deaths it follows that we won't always have a smooth ride either. Tha...
by kirtu
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Trungpa: Surrendering Your Aggression
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Trungpa: Surrendering Your Aggression

by kirtu
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 63
Views: 1814

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:18 am
Milarepa was a great practitioner. Maybe he attained buddhahood, maybe not. For example, Khenpo Appey was of the opinion that Mila did not attain complete buddhahood. YMMV.
What?!?!?!? Did Khenpo Appey say why he thought that?

What is YMMV?

Kirt
by kirtu
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 54
Views: 1183

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

I always thought the Buddhist gods, the Buddha , the Bohdisatvas, worked with me during this life to guide and teach me somehow. so that my present life is enhanced as well..as my next life i will be far more evolved. They do. But it's subtle. what ever happened to practicing to attain enlightenmen...
by kirtu
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unkindness at dharmawheel
Replies: 104
Views: 3786

Re: Unkindness at dharmawheel

Dharmawheel is just gossip. It's McBuddhism fast food. In order to make it more serious, people have to stop taking things too personally. Some of us are alone and have no Sangha and need this forum. If I was a new-comer to Buddhism, I would be scared of the members here. How can we improve? How ca...