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by Ayu
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra and level of concentration
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: Tantra and level of concentration

Charlie123 wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:26 pm
... I would also add that a good teacher will have different answers to this question for different students based on the individual student's affinities and capacity.
...
In my observation it once seemed to me just like this.
by Ayu
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra and level of concentration
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: Tantra and level of concentration

Given your well-developed sense of humor, I'm going to guess that you're a gelugpa? :rolling: Actually the geshes I've studied with normally give advice more similar to the "Nyingma" advice in your post! I agree to Bristollad. PeterC's post is only yet another attempt of spreading nonsense about th...
by Ayu
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra and level of concentration
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: Tantra and level of concentration

I moved this topic from Buddhist Tantra Talk (where users can only answer via PM), because I believe it is easily possible to discuss it without breaking any samaya.
by Ayu
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation makes a mind dull, insensitive?
Replies: 13
Views: 263

Re: Meditation makes a mind dull, insensitive?

I get dull when a practice is new for me and there are at the same time certain resistances in my (uncoscious) mind. I had this twice very strongly with different practices. I understand what you're trying to say, spiritual progress. As far as I understand spiritual progress is all about purificati...
by Ayu
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where are the younger Buddhists?
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: Where are the younger Buddhists?

In our community there is a complete mix of ages. We have babies and old-aged people, teens, twens, middle-aged. In the theoretical courses there are more elderly people. The summercamp is full of young people - and kids and their parent, because a professional childcare and adveture activities for ...
by Ayu
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation makes a mind dull, insensitive?
Replies: 13
Views: 263

Re: Meditation makes a mind dull, insensitive?

I get dull when a practice is new for me and there are at the same time certain resistances in my (uncoscious) mind. I had this twice very strongly with different practices. It was only a phase, it improved soon, and it showed to me that there was something inside of me working very hard. Some would...
by Ayu
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?
Replies: 50
Views: 1298

Re: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?

.... so I would be happy about some information what can be talked about and what not. I think, to share images, practice texts and quoting them, discribing visualisations is not such a good idea. And it is not necessary in public as well. Actually it was something very general that is in many prac...
by Ayu
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Exception to the New Anti-Necro-Rule?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Exception to the New Anti-Necro-Rule?

I suggest, just dig that one topic up and moderation won't disturb you.
There's no rule without exceptions.
by Ayu
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?
Replies: 50
Views: 1298

Re: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?

White Sakura wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:22 pm
.... so I would be happy about some information what can be talked about and what not.
I think, to share images, practice texts and quoting them, discribing visualisations is not such a good idea. And it is not necessary in public as well.
by Ayu
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Hello all!

Welcome to Dharma Wheel.
:cheers:
by Ayu
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: Key to Garchen Rinpoche's Red Chenrezig image?
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Key to Garchen Rinpoche's Red Chenrezig image?

Hello Gervond, I'm sorry, I edited and moved your post from Kagyu to here, because you can't have a public discussion on restricted tantric practice disclosing the diety image and their details. In this subforum 'Buddhist Tantra Talk' users cannot answer directly, they have to write a PM to you. I h...
by Ayu
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?
Replies: 50
Views: 1298

Re: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:28 pm
White Sakura wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:11 pm
... .
... It is ok to lack knowledge, but your means of presenting your ignorance is incredibly arrogant and confrontational. This is my concept! Prove me wrong!
Possibly it's only a cultural mentality-language issue.
by Ayu
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?
Replies: 50
Views: 1298

Re: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?

the emptiness of the phenomena, the emptiness of self, the emptiness of existence, the emptiness of non-existence, the emptiness of emptiness.... But as far as I understand this is part and base of tantric practice as well. here I see another trap: The word "emptiness" can become just a word. Or a ...
by Ayu
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?
Replies: 50
Views: 1298

Re: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?

Right now I read in "Mahamudra" by Geshe Rabten (German edition) that it is the difficulty on the path to get that there's no inherent existence. If you change your practice to Mahamudra, you'll have to work on the same thing from different POV all the time: the emptiness of the phenomena, the empti...
by Ayu
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A few Viktor Frankl quotes on despair and meaning
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: A few Viktor Frankl quotes on despair and meaning

I never heard his name before. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Frankl But some of his teachings helped me as well in the past. I think, it's quite near to some Buddhist ideas. E. g. : Paradoxical Intention:Edit Clients learn to overcome their obsessions or anxieties by self-distancing and humor...
by Ayu
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: Hello

Oh. I always thought the cool kids were supposed to be aloof. :smile: oh man, my vocab. Yours is really cool. I had to look up "aloof" and others and was surprised that this words really exist. I had hoped I was the cooler one in English. Don't beat yourself up for your brave efforts in dealing wit...
by Ayu
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Using a picture of a Buddha or Bodhisattva as your wallpaper?
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Using a picture of a Buddha or Bodhisattva as your wallpaper?

Yes. I think it is respectful as long as the image is being treated respectfully. I don't put any files on his face, e.g. Also I read on Lama yeshe.com that those devices that contain Buddha images or Dharma scriptures should be treated as respectfully as Dharma books. Means: don't put the computer ...
by Ayu
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Introducing myself

Welcome to Dharma Wheel. :sage:
by Ayu
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Hello

Welcome to Dharma Wheel.
Have a nice time. :reading:
by Ayu
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Hi!

Welcome to Dharma Wheel. :namaste:

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