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by Nosta
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books about miraculous things on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Books about miraculous things on Tibetan Buddhism

I am reading the Miraculous 16th Karmapa. Indeed, very interesting! Altought I dont have a way to confirm if the stories are real or not, I believe on them. I suppose that many of the witnesses are honest and just telling the things they really saw happening. I am in the early chapters, I ant to rea...
by Nosta
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books about miraculous things on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Books about miraculous things on Tibetan Buddhism

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:49 pm
Nosta wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Thanks for the advice :)
Cool. Let me know what you think of you check it out.
I especially recommend Magic and Mystery.
Very cool accounts of pre 1950s Tibet
I will check that one. But I am seeing another advice that I got by PM, the book "The Miraculous 16th Karmapa".
by Nosta
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books about miraculous things on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Books about miraculous things on Tibetan Buddhism

Thanks.

I dont seek novels, only biographys, documentary/factual things, etc.

Blazing Splendor, I think I read that, I must check.
by Nosta
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books about miraculous things on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Books about miraculous things on Tibetan Buddhism

Are there some good books regarding the amazing lore and stories about tibetan buddhism?

I specially love these stories about termas, flying monks, miraculous things....you know, the fireworks and all that stuff :)

Thanks
by Nosta
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: A dream
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: A dream

I realized that many dreams I have are just silly nonsense filled with expectations, fears, desires and things that happened in the last few days. Only sometimes I have dreams about specific things that happen in the next day. I also have other attitude towards symbolics dreams: if I don get the mea...
by Nosta
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heavens/Hells/Purelands
Replies: 36
Views: 2301

Re: Heavens/Hells/Purelands

Its difficult to unify Sukhavati idea with big bang and so on. If we accept that Sukahavati is real, that means (for me) that it is in other dimension, out of this physical Universe.
by Nosta
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Heavens/Hells/Purelands
Replies: 36
Views: 2301

Re: Heavens/Hells/Purelands

I think that altought Sukhavati cannot be reached be physical means, that doesnt mean that Sukhavati is not real or less "physical" than our reality. Its a question of karma, I mean its a question of having the lucid and peaceful qualities that will lead you to reborn in a place that really exists, ...
by Nosta
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land - Some Doubts and Weak Faith
Replies: 14
Views: 1136

Re: Pure Land - Some Doubts and Weak Faith

I started to make some recitations again, readind some things on Pure Land, including private messages and the kind posts from all of you.

Thank you :cheers:
by Nosta
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land - Some Doubts and Weak Faith
Replies: 14
Views: 1136

Re: Pure Land - Some Doubts and Weak Faith

Thank you all for your answers.

In fact, I am doing little to none recitations, but that cannot be the point. Its just my rational mind working a lot...
by Nosta
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land - Some Doubts and Weak Faith
Replies: 14
Views: 1136

Pure Land - Some Doubts and Weak Faith

Sometimes my faith is weak and I have doubts of Pure Land teachings...are they real? Buddha did not teach such things. Others did. Its easy to imagine somewhere (some centurys ago), an abbot or a monk, seeing people lacking in faith, decide to create the Pure Land teachings. And thats it, we have th...
by Nosta
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?
Replies: 82
Views: 10429

Re: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?

Malcolm wrote:
Anonymous X wrote:
The fetishization of "enlightenment" by "students" is a greater obstacle than unethical conduct of "teachers." The former almost certainly leads to the latter.
Both are bad, but in the case of Sogyal, if it is true the sexual abuse, then thats even worst than anything else.
by Nosta
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?
Replies: 82
Views: 10429

Re: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?

Regarding AIDS and lamas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ösel_Tendzin «Ösel Tendzin (Tibetan: འོད་གསལ་བསྟན་འཛིན་, Wylie: 'od gsal bstan 'dzin) (1943–1990) was a western Buddhist. He was Chögyam Trungpa's principal student. On August 22, 1976, Chögyam Trungpa empowered Ösel Tendzin as his Vajra Regen...
by Nosta
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?
Replies: 82
Views: 10429

Re: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?

Regarding AIDS and lamas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ösel_Tendzin «Ösel Tendzin (Tibetan: འོད་གསལ་བསྟན་འཛིན་, Wylie: 'od gsal bstan 'dzin) (1943–1990) was a western Buddhist. He was Chögyam Trungpa's principal student. On August 22, 1976, Chögyam Trungpa empowered Ösel Tendzin as his Vajra Regent...
by Nosta
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?
Replies: 82
Views: 10429

Re: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?

It find it very sad, and angering to be totally honest.. I mean, nobody is perfect. I would also give some leeway to lay teachers, but this is not a lay-teacher, but rather a vajra master whose students place the absolute trust of the Buddha in. It would literally be like being betrayed by the Budd...
by Nosta
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?
Replies: 82
Views: 10429

Re: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?

This is not a new finding for me. Only this topic about Sogyal is new on the forum.
by Nosta
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?
Replies: 82
Views: 10429

Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?

I read the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and I loved it. Sogyal Rinpoche looked like a great master. Unfortunatly, it seems that he is not that good. At least his morality and ethical seems to be faulty, since he was accused of sexual abuse. If that is true, then everything he said may be put in ...
by Nosta
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Little children with rare leukemia
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Little children with rare leukemia

This is a portuguese case of a little and beautiful baby with 1 year, Maria, that is fighting against a very rare type of leukemia. Please, pray for her with devotation and strenght, pray for Medicine Buddha or who ever may help her. Research on psi shows that distant healing is real, the intention ...
by Nosta
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Qigong and Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Qigong and Buddhism

Thanks for the information, of both you :)

And by the way, my objective is not spiritual, like buddhism, I just want to to free some energy, to let it flow a little better and improve some health.
by Nosta
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Qigong and Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Qigong and Buddhism

I am curious about Qigong. So, maybe this is not the best forum or subforum for the questions, anyway, here goes:

1) What books would you advise me learn some basics on Qigong?

2) How does Qigong relate to Buddhism?

Thanks

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