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by waimengwan
Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Buddhism is peaceful?
Replies: 170
Views: 18672

Re: Buddhism is peaceful?

So the construction of large Guru Rinpoche statues was prophesied by Dudjom Rinpoche as to be able to avert invasion of Tibet? I have never heard of that before. Do share some information about this or a reference. Thanks Yes I agree there is definitely collective karma in play in the loss of Tibet....
by waimengwan
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Buddhism is peaceful?
Replies: 170
Views: 18672

Re: Buddhism is peaceful?

Sectarianism is like Racism, it is such a base emotion and feeling. People can say praise to Je Pabongka's works but he was sectarian somehow that does not jive with me. Sectarianism is based on dualism, Pabongka is dualistic in his views? I don't buy it thats me anyhow. Guru Rinpoche already predic...
by waimengwan
Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Buddhism is peaceful?
Replies: 170
Views: 18672

Re: Buddhism is peaceful?

If Pabongka really ordered the sacking of Nyingma monasteries I think we all have to start burning our copies of the Lamrim ~ 'Liberation in the Palm of your Hands' the only safe text would be the Lamrim Chenmo by Je Tsongkhapa. Plus such a sectarian action will create a lot of negative karma for Pa...
by waimengwan
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion
Replies: 12
Views: 2070

Re: 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion

I am very happy to get your time on this!

With folded hands.
by waimengwan
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion
Replies: 12
Views: 2070

Re: 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion

Thank you for your time again.
by waimengwan
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion
Replies: 12
Views: 2070

Re: 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion

Thanks Jkhedrup I understand the considerations :)
by waimengwan
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion
Replies: 12
Views: 2070

50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion

Did a puja in Ipoh a part of Malaysia and we recited the 50 Stanzas of Guru Devotion. And one of the attendees was freaked out with the references to going to the lower realms disparaging the guru and so forth. To which I answered him that you can go to the lower realms without the help of a guru st...
by waimengwan
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Daka and Dakini
Replies: 10
Views: 2362

Daka and Dakini

Can people be reborn as a Daka or Dakini? If yes what is the cause for that?

Or that is only something tantrikas can learn about ?

Thanks
by waimengwan
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: White Dzambala
Replies: 13
Views: 2393

Re: White Dzambala

@heart probably true, I still want to know about the significance of the dragon someone kind of asked me would be good if I can explain much better.

Thank you.
by waimengwan
Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: White Dzambala
Replies: 13
Views: 2393

White Dzambala

Dear Everyone,
Can anyone explain the significance of the dragon on the White Dzambala deity?

Is the practice of White Dzambala to overcome one's ego or arrogance whilst one has tremendous wealth?

Thanks
by waimengwan
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Abhidharma
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: Abhidharma

Thank you jkhedrup and Tom.

I have been reading the Lamrim Chenmo by Lama Tsongkhapa.

Thanks for the pointers, if the Abhidharma for the Theravadan tradition similar to the ones in our tradition. The Theravadan forums tend to have quite a huge corpus of teachings associated with the Abhidharma.
by waimengwan
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Abhidharma
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Abhidharma

Could someone let me know what is Abhidharma and in the context of the Lamrim is it part of the Lamrim.

I have zero idea about Abhidharma if someone can explain to me the 101 of Abhidharma that would be wonderful.

Thank you
by waimengwan
Wed May 22, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: You Don't Own your Body
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

Re: You Don't Own your Body

I asked this question about ownership many years back with colleagues and team mates do we own our own body at all? And my argument was the the fact you do not have full control over your own body means that you actually do not own it. If we own something we will have full control over it. Not havin...
by waimengwan
Tue May 21, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Two monks and a lady.
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

Re: Two monks and a lady.

Yes the difference between theory and application :)
by waimengwan
Tue May 21, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: You Don't Own your Body
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

You Don't Own your Body

A new and interesting talk by Tsem Rinpoche
'You Don't Own your Body'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pJz_JnBjpI
by waimengwan
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Rebirth as a GOD
Replies: 11
Views: 1527

Rebirth as a GOD

If we practice ethics and that leads us to the higher realms. And if we cannot become an Arhat in this life, how do we avoid a rebirth as a god or demi god whereby we will just spend all our good karma away and this results in us going to the lower realms?

Thanks in advance.
by waimengwan
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie Vajrayana Buddhist
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

Re: Newbie Vajrayana Buddhist

Welcome to DW
by waimengwan
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to this forum and Vajrayana in general.
Replies: 8
Views: 982

Re: New to this forum and Vajrayana in general.

Rinpoche means Precious One, Lama's are given the title Precious One because they have the dharma in them that they can share with us. And dharma is the real thing that can bring us out of suffering and bring us closer towards enlightenment. Actually teachers they like their students to be independe...
by waimengwan
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: Hello

Welcome.
by waimengwan
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Becoming an Buddhist
Replies: 9
Views: 1286

Re: Becoming an Buddhist

Welcome. Yes if material is key to be happy, then all rich people would be happy :)