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by Virgo
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen

You know I used to believe Tibetan polemical debates that felt that Zen does not lead to a realization beyond the realization of emptiness , and does not produce a moment of unfabricated mind (which goes beyond just realizing emptiness), but I have to say that reading these quotes, I am not totally...
by Virgo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen

You know I used to believe Tibetan polemical debates that felt that Zen does not lead to a realization beyond the realization of emptiness , and does not produce a moment of unfabricated mind (which goes beyond just realizing emptiness), but I have to say that reading these quotes, I am not totally ...
by Virgo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 42
Views: 883

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

haha wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:39 pm


Can you provide the reference? It would be good to know.
Yasa is one case.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization
Replies: 16
Views: 393

Re: Realization

Rick wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:04 pm
What does it mean to 'realize' something?
Can you give a little more context?

Kevin...
by Virgo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 42
Views: 883

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

I remembered; according to bhikkhu Bodhi, there is no reference of lay people attaining Arhathood. There are in fact thousands of examples in the Suttas. What there are no instances of, however, is a layperson attaining Arhatship and remaining as a lay person for more than 7 days after that fact. :...
by Virgo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2034
Views: 168434

Re: Music time



Kevin...
by Virgo
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen

Amazing quotes. Thank you.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 42
Views: 883

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

There isn't a big FPMT (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition) presence on DW, but I found Geshe Tashi Tsering's 2-year, Gelug-oriented online course to be a remarkably clear and well organized presentation of the foundational basis of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism in the graduated ...
by Virgo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1028

Re: Dharma government?

Dharma can thrive under non-Buddhist political systems as is obvious today in North America, Europe, Britain, Australia, etc., etc. etc. just fine. Thrive? I wouldn't go that far. That's interesting. Kevin... Perhaps you see "thriving" as something like Thailand, where millions of "Buddhists" do no...
by Virgo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1028

Re: Dharma government?

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:56 pm
Virgo wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Dharma can thrive under non-Buddhist political systems as is obvious today in North America, Europe, Britain, Australia, etc., etc. etc. just fine.
Thrive? I wouldn't go that far.
That's interesting.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1028

Re: Dharma government?

The main challenge of sentient beings is to attain liberation, but the impetus for this must come personally; it cannot be forced upon one. The main challenge of groups is to live together harmoniously (with their own and of course with others). Dharma is created and taught for bringing people to l...
by Virgo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 84
Views: 1028

Re: Dharma government?

The main challenge of sentient beings is to attain liberation, but the impetus for this must come personally; it cannot be forced upon one. The main challenge of groups is to live together harmoniously (with their own and of course with others). Dharma is created and taught for bringing people to li...
by Virgo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 43
Views: 1184

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

Norwegian wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Dan74 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:15 pm
This is not a universally accepted scheme, Norwegian, and one I don't find persuasive or practical at all. But horses for courses.
It is an accepted scheme in this sub forum.
In addition, Dzogchen has many methods, both for introducing the student, and for the student to cultivate.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome. :)

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 4560

Re: Who is America ?

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:16 pm

While Gibson has tried to disavow white nationalism, etc., he continues to openly associate with such people. It is part of the Guns and Jesus trip in the US. Ted Nugent is probably his favorite band.
[emphasis mine]

:lol:

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The owl
Replies: 25
Views: 762

Re: The owl

jmlee369 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:50 pm
owl hoots.
In the study of Nimitta, which is part of Jyotish, we say that 1 hoot means death, 2 means success, 3 a new female member to the family, 4 signifies a disturbance, 5 hoots means travel, 6 guests are coming, 7 mental distress, 8 death, and 9 is auspicious.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2206

Re: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?

Sennin wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:24 am
For me the most essential thing is receiving teachings from a siddha guru. In that way no matter how near or far, if one practices sincerely with devotion accomplishment is assured.
Yes, this is the most important thing.

Kevin...
by Virgo
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: Vegetarianism in Tibetan Buddhism

This is a link to an article and not a rehash or repeat of the views of DW members so a new thread untainted by the general one is most welcome. Methinks some may protest as a reflex action, especially if they find it uncomfortable. We have discussed it all before -- all the points about medicine, ...

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