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by Sönam
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: what makes Buddhist deathlessness not eternalism?
Replies: 238
Views: 17014

Re: what makes Buddhist deathlessness not eternalism?

... the Buddha turned the Mahāyāna wheel a second time so there would be no mistakes or ambiguity. It really is just an Ekayāna teaching. ... Sogpo Tentar (cited by Tulku Thondup) seems to agree in Yon-Tan Rin-Po-Che'i mDzod-Kyi dKa'-gNad rDo-rJe'i rGya-mDud 'Grol-Byed Legs-bShad gSer-Gyi Thur-Ma :...
by Sönam
Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 120
Views: 14151

Re: Awareness of awareness

ALL experience is subjective. Logic, reason, science, objectivity all occur within experience, that is to say, subjectively. The idea of an objective world, that is, a world outside of experience, is just a concept, which also occurs subjectively. No one can step outside of experience to see if exp...
by Sönam
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Precious vase
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Precious vase

If you have received DI from ChNN, it's enough ...

Sönam
by Sönam
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 23731

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

@Malcolm The claim is that Buddha's are omniscient....so there for they are aware of _any illness_ for _any_ sentient being (Buddhist or non- Buddhist)......and they have the medication for any of these illnesses....? This has already been answered. Go back and contemplate the answers rather than j...
by Sönam
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 23731

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

brendan wrote:
dzogchungpa wrote:Didn't Avalokiteśvara say that there is no suffering in the Heart Sutra?

LOL
What do you mean? ... I think you have not understood one little line of Buddhadharma. You are out young man!

Sönam
by Sönam
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 23731

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

Every one, individually, has to get rid of his own ignorance ... because every one, individually, posses the nature of a buddha and has to found his own nature. No external buddha can do that for him. Vajrasattva can only help, teaches someone to found his own nature. Buddhas do only what have to be...
by Sönam
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samaya in Vajrayāna
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: Samaya in Vajrayāna

The general rule is simple ... if you want to keep a "pure" relation with an object, a book, a statue or what ever object related with your practice, you do not allow it to be shared with someone having not the capacity to keep it in a pure relation, by ignorance or "common opinions" about it. This ...
by Sönam
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Language
Topic: French Dharma Resources
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Re: French Dharma Resources

This page http://sangha.leforum.eu/f20-Lectures.htm may help you ...

Sönam
by Sönam
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Language
Topic: French Dharma Resources
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Re: French Dharma Resources

You may also be interested by Dzogchen Teachings? ... why not to try Namkhai Norbu's books http://www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0 ... Caps%2C343

Sönam
by Sönam
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: South Africa denies Dalai Lama a visa
Replies: 11
Views: 1509

Re: South Africa denies Dalai Lama a visa

Summit is cancelled. It will be organized in another country.

Sönam
by Sönam
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Would someone explain a bit about dzogchen meditation basics
Replies: 28
Views: 4122

Re: Would someone explain a bit about dzogchen meditation ba

From whatI understand there isn't much difference between dzogchen and zen. The difference is that Dzogchen has teachings on lhundrup ... Which employ methods working with tantric anatomy: http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?p=218399#p218399 . Not at all ... Dzogchen is not workin with anythin...
by Sönam
Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Understanding why ISIL beheads
Replies: 205
Views: 22348

Re: Understanding why ISIL beheads

I did'nt read the whole thread ... I'm lazy. So sorry if someone already spoke about, but we may all remember than one of our main ally in this part of the world is Saudi Arabia ... last year more than 70 peoples have been beheaded without any serious process. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_pu...
by Sönam
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Would someone explain a bit about dzogchen meditation basics
Replies: 28
Views: 4122

Re: Would someone explain a bit about dzogchen meditation ba

If one realizes samsara without basis, it is the attainment of nirvana. If one realizes nirvana as merely nominal, it is the attainment of the primordial sphere. If you are free from efforts and transcend mind, it is the attainment of Dharmakaya. If you are in contemplation without thoughts, it is t...
by Sönam
Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dancing with Women in Buddhist Temple
Replies: 25
Views: 5813

Re: Dancing with Women in Buddhist Temple

why should tibetan way of dancing be acceptable/correct and not western way? Is it not some kind of sectarism? The body is moving, free ... is it not that the point? Certainly westerners have a lot to learn from Tibetans ... sometime Tibetans could also learn from westerners. Important is motivation...
by Sönam
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question: Fundamentals of Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 1041

Re: Question: Fundamentals of Buddhism

Buddhism is (also) something to be studied, not to receive quick answers to spasmodic questions ... and certainly not on a forum. Sönam I agree that practice is the most important. However, in the few days that I've been on here it seems like everyone knows a ton of stuff and I don't know anything....
by Sönam
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question: Fundamentals of Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 1041

Re: Question: Fundamentals of Buddhism

... Also, as I browse through the DW message boards, I am totally lost in a sea of esoteric terminology, so maybe some sort of breif overview on all the different traditions and stuff would be nice, because I'm not even sure what Mahayana and Theraveda mean, although I have heard the words used cou...
by Sönam
Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question: Fundamentals of Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 1041

Re: Question: Fundamentals of Buddhism

The basic, the 1st message :

The existence of suffering,
The origin of suffering (it includes the dependent origination)
The cessation of suffering
The path that leads to the cessation of suffering

That's the complete message of Buddha Shakyamuni ...

Sönam
by Sönam
Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Buddhist and non-Buddhist Practices?
Replies: 144
Views: 8011

Re: Mixing Buddhist and non-Buddhist Practices?

As far as Buddha's teaching is about cessation of suffering, it is the only dharma doing so ... and it cannot be compared to any other dharma. Doing so is a fallacy.

Sönam
by Sönam
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Buddhist and non-Buddhist Practices?
Replies: 144
Views: 8011

Re: Mixing Buddhist and non-Buddhist Practices?

I think a big part of the question comes down to whether or not one believes enlightenment manifests outside of Buddhist lineages or not. Maybe I need liberation from Buddha but love from Jesus. I suppose it comes down to what one considers "worldly gods." Enlightenment is a fantasy ... cessation o...