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by Punya
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Realisation and its down side?
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Realisation and its down side?

You've already been offered some good suggestions, but maybe you can also challenge your current response, at least intellectually, with some positive thoughts about impermanence. For example, when you encounter difficult circumstances you can always rely on them changing. There is also joy in ephem...
by Punya
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More
Replies: 55
Views: 5422

Re: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More

I've always found part of the rebirth principle confusing. If a Lama recognises their mala, for example, from their past life, does it not contradict the idea that the mental continuum does not carry such things from life to life? I sometimes reflect on that. I have read that when re-incarnated lam...
by Punya
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: a question regarding the Diamond Sutra
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: a question regarding the Diamond Sutra

The four reliances seem relevant to this discussion: http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_reliances It's also helpful to consider that it can take time to understand the meaning. I can remember comparing line by line the translation of two lojong texts as a beginner, but really that's not t...
by Punya
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: a question regarding the Diamond Sutra
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: a question regarding the Diamond Sutra

Unexpected duplication
by Punya
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: a question regarding the Diamond Sutra
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: a question regarding the Diamond Sutra

Why does the Buddha first talk about "the four-line verse" for a number of times, as if everyone knows it, and then speaks of the stanza only in the end, or almost at the end? The organization of the text does not appear logical to me. The meaning of the "four verses" references is explained pretty...
by Punya
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

I don't have any connection with the group, but there are online articles like this one: https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/19/buddhist-sexual-abuse-triratna-dennis-lingwood#ampshare=https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/19/buddhist-sexual-abuse-triratna-dennis-...
by Punya
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

I don't have any connection with the group, but there are online articles like this one: https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/19/buddhist-sexual-abuse-triratna-dennis-lingwood#ampshare=https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/19/buddhist-sexual-abuse-triratna-dennis-l...
by Punya
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Young Dharma Retreat near Melbourne

http://melbournebuddhistcentre.org.au/event/young-dharma-retreat/ Under 35ish + Interested in Buddhism? Would you like to come on a 3-day Buddhist retreat this March? Then see below. It's gonna be great. Led by 2 very wise and humble practitioners. Tix selling fast so book ASAP. FOR BOOKINGS, GO TO...
by Punya
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 41
Views: 1024

Re: Psoriasis

It’s unpleasant Yes, it is. Suggestions? I developed psoriasis in the scalp in 2013. I was referred by my doctor to a specialist. The specialist confirmed the diagnosis and basically said I would have to live with it for the rest of my life. He prescribed some chemicals to treat it with, which woul...
by Punya
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Real "Dark Age"
Replies: 40
Views: 1277

Re: The Real "Dark Age"

Ok. Thank you for clarifying.
by Punya
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Real "Dark Age"
Replies: 40
Views: 1277

Re: The Real "Dark Age"

So now every thread abouT DKR is going to be a DKR bashing thread? Looks like it. Of course, in relation to specific posters there is always the ignore button. I thought the thread was about dark ages. Indeed, fake gurus are a theme of dark age predictions: "Charlatans destroying the teachings aris...
by Punya
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Real "Dark Age"
Replies: 40
Views: 1277

Re: The Real "Dark Age"

TaTa wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:32 pm
So now every thread abouT DKR is going to be a DKR bashing thread?
Looks like it. Of course, in relation to specific posters there is always the ignore button.
by Punya
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Urgent help people!
Replies: 18
Views: 630

Re: Urgent help people!

Hey guys. So today I went to an empowerment by Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche. There was a Puja and then empowerment. How fortunate! So I sat for 6-7 hours straight. However my body was so uncomfortable the whole day there - like literally being bodily tortured of some sort. I really enjoyed his teachin...
by Punya
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 93
Views: 3372

Re: The Future

Perhaps I am being too negative. Kevin No, I think you're just being realistic. For instance, between mid-40's and early 60's a lot of genuine Dharma practitioners died in Tibet, China, Mongolia and so on due to persecution. The western baby-boomers with an interest in Dharma were largely born with...
by Punya
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sutra Levels
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Sutra Levels

So, I just found out that there are differences between levels of sutra from beginner to advanced. Could anyone please clarify the differences between different levels of sutra and what they are for? So there are sutras ONLY for advanced practitioners? I recall a certain forum I once posted about t...
by Punya
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Dharmakaya in Mahayana
Replies: 64
Views: 1553

Re: Dharmakaya in Mahayana

Now how the Dharma Kaya relates to or 'contains' samsara is an interesting question and not something I've seen specifically answered exactly. This is just a thought, so see what you think. Thrangu Rinpoche says: All illusory appearances of condition existence are only an illusion they are only the...
by Punya
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Dharmakaya in Mahayana
Replies: 64
Views: 1553

Re: What is Dharmakaya?

Coëmgenu wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:42 am
Is dharmakāya also dharmadhātu? What is the difference between them?
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by Punya
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Dealing with Flaws and Lapses
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: Dealing with Flaws and Lapses

So sometimes I do become a bit disconsolate about this, as I have been practicing earnestly for quite a long while but am subject to backsliding and poor behaviours. My general approach is to acknowledge my shortcomings and then to keep on practicing, as I can’t see anything else that could be done...
by Punya
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The siddhi of winning wars
Replies: 76
Views: 2532

Re: The siddhi of winning wars

Even the Buddhas have to obey dependent origination, law of cause and effect etc...so if mantras are one of the cause for certain phenomena to arise, then the enlightened beings still will have to use that mantras to fulfill the conditions. That is why they can't just take all our karma away and gi...