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by malthus
Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Finding a teacher.
Replies: 20
Views: 4481

Re: Finding a teacher.

By the way, I wanted to say something about samaya, or vajrayana commitments. Contrary to popular perception, these commitments are not designed to send us to hell, but to support our practice. Do people really think that the Buddhas are out to get us? Anyone who wants to know what the commitments a...
by malthus
Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Finding a teacher.
Replies: 20
Views: 4481

Re: Finding a teacher.

Hi Inge, There is nothing to fear about Padmasambhava. His wrathful aspects are skilful means to pacify crazy apsects of ourselves, and the environment. In his iconography, he is often presented as a little crazy, but this is because Tibetans have always been a little crazy, and they need this sort ...
by malthus
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yangsi of Chagdud Tulku has been found
Replies: 23
Views: 7306

Re: Yangsi of Chagdud Tulku has been found

The tulku system may not survive outside Tibet. It may have exhausted its skilful methods. We should look forward to the day when there is no bias ( ris med ) in any nation of the world. This means that each of us will have to be more skilful in our methods, and not rely on institutions. Nevertheles...
by malthus
Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Re: hello

Thanks Mr. Gordo :)

Cheers,

malthus
by malthus
Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Re: hello

Thanks, Retro - and billions of billions [sic] of points to you for quoting Carl Sagan! He had the heart of a compassionate Buddhist, and a good slice of the wisdom.

Cheers,

malthus
by malthus
Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

hello

Old practicioner, new to these boards. Nice to see some interest. Many Thanks to our DhammaWheel brothers for setting this up! You are all in my daily dedications.

Best,

malthus
by malthus
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Special Days
Replies: 79
Views: 46369

Re: Special Days

Hi there, Today (Feb 24) is the 10th day of the Tibetan month, which is traditionally dedicated to Guru Rinpoche. You can do tsog, if you know how, or you can just do the seven-line prayer "o gyan yul gyi nup chang tsham", etc. which I believe has been posted elsewhere in these forums. (Apologies to...
by malthus
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Calendar
Replies: 144
Views: 46569

Re: Special Days

Hi there, Today (Feb 24) is the 10th day of the Tibetan month, which is traditionally dedicated to Guru Rinpoche. You can do tsog, if you know how, or you can just do the seven-line prayer "o gyan yul gyi nup chang tsham", etc. which I believe has been posted elsewhere in these forums. (Apologies to...
by malthus
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yangsi of Chagdud Tulku has been found
Replies: 23
Views: 7306

Re: Yangsi of Chagdud Tulku has been found

Yeshe, I will not comment on Penor and his Tulku identifications as I do not wish to use unwholesome language. ;) You are entitled to your opinion. But since you are a moderator here, it seems to me that you could be a little more intelligent about your speech, no? If you have a negative opinion of ...

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