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by Virgo
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: False Memories and Questionable Buddhist Lore
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: False Memories and Questionable Buddhist Lore

Tolya M wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:54 am
:mrgreen:
by Virgo
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 91
Views: 6272

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

Off topic posts removed. Please remain on topic. Thank you.

Kevin
by Virgo
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: False Memories and Questionable Buddhist Lore
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: False Memories and Questionable Buddhist Lore

I have two memories of teachings by the Buddha and their import that I wish to confirm as I can't track them down and at 67 I may be misremembering badly. I would be very grateful for references to the accurate sources for my sloppy memory. First is a teaching where he "says" "There have been Relig...
by Virgo
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 69
Views: 986

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Personally, it is much easier for me to understand the way Malcolm describes it, with clarity.

Kevin
by Virgo
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

Yes, I think Malcolm was saying yes, he just quoted the whole post.

Kevin
by Virgo
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

Rick wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:10 pm
An Absolutely Yes! and an unequivocal No (to being able to receive remote transmissions) from two very experienced practitioners!

Anyone else wanna weigh in?
Who told you no?

Virgo
by Virgo
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

Rick wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:43 pm
Can one receive formal transmissions and pointing-out instructions from a qualified teacher remotely, over an electronic medium such as Skype?

Absolutely, without a doubt.

Kevin
by Virgo
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Script?
Replies: 60
Views: 1449

Re: Dakini Script?

Moderator Note: Im reopening this thread as there is no point in stopping discussion, however I strongly encourage members to be mindful of the ToS. Any more infractions including any ad hominem attacks will result in official moderation actions, beginning with warnings up to bans. Please refrain f...
by Virgo
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Script?
Replies: 60
Views: 1449

Re: Dakini Script?

It seems this discussion is becoming more of a clash of wills and less of a discussion about the topic at hand. Your will is great but it doesn't cause you to attain enlightenment and you don't take it with you as a Buddha. People have to let things roll off them and move ahead. Thank you, Kevin
by Virgo
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Script?
Replies: 60
Views: 1449

Re: Dakini Script?

Motova wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:15 am
Next thing, you know, someone will be teaching Dzogchen through webcasts, giving empowerments through recordings, or students will be empowered not to be abused by fake lamas!!!
Hang on, are you implying that this is actually 2017? You had better be careful with that...

Kevin
by Virgo
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Script?
Replies: 60
Views: 1449

Re: Dakini Script?

mutsuk wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:40 pm
Real info is important.
Well thank you for informing people about the illegitimacy of this lineage.

Kevin
by Virgo
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Script?
Replies: 60
Views: 1449

Re: Dakini Script?

Dear Mutsuk, I don't disagree with your points at all. I just wanted to point out that when you write something like the following: I find it very suspect that someone who constantly claims authority out of old age, who knows shit about tibetan, can imagine his defense of this hoax is valid in any w...
by Virgo
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I lost my job today...
Replies: 48
Views: 730

Re: I lost my job today...

Best wishes with finding something new. I am sure it will work out.

Virgo
by Virgo
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakabuku Woes
Replies: 104
Views: 1293

Re: Shakabuku Woes

It's important to note that even way back 40 years ago in the gakki...i had a few higher up explain to me and others ...that the type of shakubuku i just did here in thread is only EVER met for other Buddhists and never to be done to anyone else here in the west. thats what i meant by my duty. Well...
by Virgo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi- I'm a new member
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Hi- I'm a new member

You should use the name that is connected with the ceremony.

Kevin
by Virgo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 58
Views: 1095

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

Dragged. Basically (and vis a vis the other thread where this was raised): beginning Dharma practitioners commonly seek out specific practice methods, lineages, styles, schools, cultural aspects, ideal environments, etc. that they find fascinating. In some cases their attraction to these things has...
by Virgo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: receiving transmission
Replies: 30
Views: 845

Re: receiving transmission

lee wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:50 pm

I seem to be struggling with understanding the dzogchen preliminaries and the structure of dzogchen itself, any good reads to clarify the structure of that part of dzogchen?
There is no structure, there is just rigpa and marigpa.

Kevin
by Virgo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16919

Re: The DJKR Topic

So, having separated the interpersonal relationship with the guru from the GY, we can do this practice without the fear and limitation of having to trust an actual flesh and blood human being. Thus we can cultivate ourselves in this direction freely. Right? Which Guru Yoga are you talking about? Vi...
by Virgo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakabuku Woes
Replies: 104
Views: 1293

Re: Shakabuku Woes

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:59 pm

A discussion on the meaning of shakubuku and shoju
Thank you.

Kevin
by Virgo
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakabuku Woes
Replies: 104
Views: 1293

Re: Shakabuku Woes

but here i find myself with people that are well over my mental capacity and really educated and yet ...they ask me to be less confrontational.. i mean i'm sorry i am not playing with anything over a grade nine education so my grammar sucks...and my mind..i'm a buisness man so i know people...my mi...