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by pueraeternus
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ozer Chenma (21 taras)
Replies: 6
Views: 1981

Re: Ozer Chenma (21 taras)

That's incredible. Thank you! Not sure if this is specific to Kagyu or Drikung Kagyu, but my last tara is not Marichi, she's listed as "Trinle Tamche Yongsu Dzogpar Jepei Drolma, She Who Completely Perfects All Enlightened Activities." She is white, radiates varicolored lights, holds a green flask ...
by pueraeternus
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Introduction to Chinese Buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 1378

Re: Introduction to Chinese Buddhism

I’d not heard that before. But I’m not surprised. It sounds like one of the “soups” I posted about earlier. The most famous would probably be the Cundi sadhana, which was at the core of Nan Huai Chin's teachings. Very popular because it doesn't have restrictions on eating meat and the like. 2 other...
by pueraeternus
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What are you looking for?
Replies: 68
Views: 12952

Re: What are you looking for?

Hi Greg, I would love to have this too - please PM me. Thanks. To anyone interested in Dzogchen, I would recommend taking up yegyal on his kind offer. I haven't had a chance to look over the translation yet, but the 50 pg introduction is a highly stimulating survey of the literary history of the Dzo...
by pueraeternus
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 48
Views: 3481

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

There is no tantra, per se, that recommends Śakyamuni Buddha as a yidam or Bhaisajyaguru as a Yidam, but indeed, we have kriya tantra practices of these figures, which can be practiced as self-generations by those who have received HYT initiations. The procedures for this are very clearly explained...
by pueraeternus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 2839

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Ah. That explains the trip they made to China even within the first 49 days of his parinirvana. :thumbsup: I don't think so. This Khenpo is actually in Taiwan. I tried to enquire about more information about his background and his teachings and I am not sure if he really is teaching ChNN's teaching...
by pueraeternus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 2839

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Ah. That explains the trip they made to China even within the first 49 days of his parinirvana.

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:30 pm
That is a different problem, one the community in the west will in time resolve. We already know that in China there is a Khenpo appointed to continue CHNN's lineage there.
:thumbsup:
by pueraeternus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 2839

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

I see. Thanks. This is interesting: Also the work on the Dra Thalgyur Tantra is proceeding. Then that would be the Longsal Vol 3 book: http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=327 No, for some reason it isn't available there, you have to go here, and also make an acco...
by pueraeternus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 2839

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Then that would be the Longsal Vol 3 book: http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=327 Just to be clear, is it this book? http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=74_75&products_id=332 This is the book to get "The Crucial Preliminaries of th...
by pueraeternus
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 2839

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Just to be clear, is it this book? http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=74_75&products_id=332 And this is very excellent. However, JD's root guru is the late ChNN. There is no reason for him to practice other termas when he can practice the fresh termas of his master fr...
by pueraeternus
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difficulty doing Manjushri practices and prayers due to negative association
Replies: 26
Views: 2315

Re: Difficulty doing Manjushri practices and prayers due to negative association

Go meet HH Sakya Trizin, Mañjuśṛī in person, and receive Mañjuśṛī practice from him. Just to clarify, do you mean the now Sakya Trichen (41st HHST) or the current 42nd HHST? Sakya Trichen, old habits die hard. Fortunately for all of us, he is still actively teaching and seems to be in good health.
by pueraeternus
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difficulty doing Manjushri practices and prayers due to negative association
Replies: 26
Views: 2315

Re: Difficulty doing Manjushri practices and prayers due to negative association

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:37 pm
2. What are good ways to get over such a major block to Manjushri practices (and prayers)?
Go meet HH Sakya Trizin, Mañjuśṛī in person, and receive Mañjuśṛī practice from him.
Just to clarify, do you mean the now Sakya Trichen (41st HHST) or the current 42nd HHST?
by pueraeternus
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Brahma Heavens vs the Bṛhatphalāḥ
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: The Brahma Heavens vs the Bṛhatphalāḥ

Looking back into where I remembered reading this, I actually made a mistake, the Pāli dispensation has the ābhāsvarāḥ undestroyed. It is in the Aggaññasutta right at the end of the section called "Catuvaṇṇasuddhi". So that probably refers to a destruction by water. I don't have all the exact canon...
by pueraeternus
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Brahma Heavens vs the Bṛhatphalāḥ
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: The Brahma Heavens vs the Bṛhatphalāḥ

According to the dispensation to the Pāli śrāvakāḥ, after the destruction of the kāmadhātu by the elements at the end of a kalpa, beings inhabit the Brahmāloka until they descend back into the kāmadhātu, beginning with Brahmā. According to the dispensation to the Sarvāstivāda śrāvakāḥ, the Brahma h...
by pueraeternus
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 6141

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

you guys just judge here, and you are not supposed to judge as buddhist Oh you will be surprised. We do that all the time. so one of my main motivation of getting money is to get out of here and go other country where its possible for me to practice buddhism with teacher rather than just trying to ...
by pueraeternus
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 6141

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

I honestly, don't see anything contradicting Buddhism by using herbs, oils etc..I just don't see it, and I think when Buddha said its low arts, he meant to describe what brahmin was doing, they sacrifice animals and do spells which involve spirits and harms other people like black magic I see spell...
by pueraeternus
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 6141

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

If someone performs divination or rituals for a specific purpose and they are not doing so within the context of Buddhist Refuge, but with an expectation of worldly benefit, then their karma will ripen as suffering. There is a world of difference between a Lama performing mirror divination using Yu...
by pueraeternus
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Levitation of objects by sound
Replies: 15
Views: 1415

Re: Levitation of objects by sound

The Cicada wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:00 pm
but what you didn't know is that housecats don't exist anywhere else in the universe. So there's that.
Lies! They are worshipped in at least 48 other world systems.
by pueraeternus
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 32
Views: 2677

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

Not quite - the Trikaya predated Maitreyanath as well. For example, in the Lankavatara, the Sambhogakaya is known as the Nisyandabuddha. What I said was, " the doctrine of three kāyas which was first systematized by Maitreyanatha." This systemization was his elaboration. There is no doubt sambhogak...
by pueraeternus
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 32
Views: 2677

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

In reality, the most important contributions of the Yogacara school was not the doctrine of mind-only, but rather, the doctrine of three kāyas which was first systematized by Maitreyanatha. There are many other important contributions as well, such as the eight consciousness model, Buddhist epistem...
by pueraeternus
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 32
Views: 2677

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

In reality, the most important contributions of the Yogacara school was not the doctrine of mind-only, but rather, the doctrine of three kāyas which was first systematized by Maitreyanatha. There are many other important contributions as well, such as the eight consciousness model, Buddhist epistem...

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