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by Grigoris
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Replies: 20
Views: 314

Re: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club

So how are we going to structure this?
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sex and Samaya
Replies: 20
Views: 445

Re: Sex and Samaya

I share just some elements i find useful : - when you search a partner, don’t look for the physical only, look for the heart (some taste you share) and mind (similar ideas). I have seen someone 100 % christian dating a 100 % all religion is bullshit. After physical attraction gets less strong, thos...
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sex and Samaya
Replies: 20
Views: 445

Re: Sex and Samaya

Greg is right. It is a samaya if you have received that path fully. If you have finding a karmamudra partner is not going to be easy. It is a whole path in itself. Much easier to avoid it. But it does not mean it is a samaya violation to have sex. If it is done in the traditiinal way you will have ...
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Replies: 20
Views: 314

Re: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club

The Gelong Lodro Sangpo version is cheaper and in hard back. On special at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Abhidharmakosa-Bhasya-Vasubandhu-Treasury-Abhidharma-Commentary/dp/8120836073/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Gelong+Lodro+Sangpo&qid=1591017326&sr=8-1 Yes, I am interested. When do we start? I als...
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Replies: 20
Views: 314

Re: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club

I ordered the Pruden version.
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sex and Samaya
Replies: 20
Views: 445

Re: Sex and Samaya

Nita-ooi wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 11:03 pm
What are the consequences of sex for a tantric practitioner?
That they may have fun?
Does is constitute a Samaya violation if it is done outside of specific practices between vajrayanists (which then wouldn't be exactly "sex", but still)?
You have received a karmamudra practice?
by Grigoris
Sun May 31, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?
Replies: 25
Views: 489

Re: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?

So, according to you, people make up Sutra in order to justify their ignorance. Does that go for some Sutra and Sutta, or all of them? And (obviously) you believe YOU know which Sutra and Sutta are actually the teachings of Buddha and which are made up. I guess we are lucky to have you to point out ...
by Grigoris
Sun May 31, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: HHDL Avalokiteshvara empowerment
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: HHDL Avalokiteshvara empowerment

You can get one from the FPMT store...sorry I am not techy enough to supply the link Found it! Thank you. Im looking for i for the same reason. Mind sharing this link with me? You can pm it if you want. And how do we know that it is the same lineage etc that Dalai Lama gave? Because FPMT is a mains...
by Grigoris
Sun May 31, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: HHDL Avalokiteshvara empowerment
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: HHDL Avalokiteshvara empowerment

Yeshe Dorje wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 12:39 pm
You can get one from the FPMT store...sorry I am not techy enough to supply the link
Found it! Thank you.
by Grigoris
Sun May 31, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?
Replies: 25
Views: 489

Re: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?

SteRo wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 11:00 am
Then I wish you eternal happiness with your key element in your "Mahayana in general".
Feel free to keep your false platitudes for yourself. Obviously you are in dire need of them.
by Grigoris
Sun May 31, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?
Replies: 25
Views: 489

Re: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?

Meditating on emptiness of things is a cure to many things. Why ? Because when you realise all is co-dependent and do not have an independent self, you realise also what you input with your mind on things is an hallucination. You have an idea of a flower which is not the flower. This idea and perce...
by Grigoris
Sun May 31, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?
Replies: 25
Views: 489

Re: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?

SteRo wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 10:42 am
About Mahayana in general.
You really have no idea what you are talking about. Tathagatagarbha is a key element of "Mahayana in general".
by Grigoris
Sun May 31, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: HHDL Avalokiteshvara empowerment
Replies: 7
Views: 278

HHDL Avalokiteshvara empowerment

Does anybody have a copy of the Lokeshvara Simhananda sadhana?

I am asking for a friend that received the empowerment.
by Grigoris
Sun May 31, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?
Replies: 25
Views: 489

Re: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?

I don't think that differentiatation is valid since 1. "Buddha nature" is not a commonly applied concept in Mahayana What are you talking about? It is a significant and widespread concept in Mahayana, both common and uncommon. 2. "Buddha nature" often is simply equated with emptiness and emptiness ...
by Grigoris
Sat May 30, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1116
Views: 47846

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

And the winner is: https://medium.com/@indica/covid-underdogs-mongolia-3b0c162427c2 COVID Underdogs: Mongolia The best COVID-19 response in the world Mongolia has had the best COVID-19 response in the world. Not only do they have zero deaths, they have zero local transmissions. Mongolia didn’t flatt...
by Grigoris
Sat May 30, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: What happens after suicide?
Replies: 30
Views: 1829

Re: What happens after suicide?

And the winner is: https://medium.com/@indica/covid-underdogs-mongolia-3b0c162427c2 COVID Underdogs: Mongolia The best COVID-19 response in the world Mongolia has had the best COVID-19 response in the world. Not only do they have zero deaths, they have zero local transmissions. Mongolia didn’t flatt...
by Grigoris
Sat May 30, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: What happens after suicide?
Replies: 30
Views: 1829

Re: What happens after suicide?

Toenail wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 5:26 pm
Suicide is an action. It creates karmic seeds that will ripen. Death by natural causes is just exhaustion of merit.
Good point.
by Grigoris
Sat May 30, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 97
Views: 2224

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

Right after i posted that I thought "crap. Greg is from Greece he will never get the reference to an old American 70's show" Life is full of surprises! I was growing up in New Zealand during the 70's so I was brought up on a steady diet of "Welcome Back Kotter", "Happy Days", "Different Strokes", "...
by Grigoris
Sat May 30, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 97
Views: 2224

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju-lptJweTc Horschack has definitely recognised the nature of mind. Vinnie, on the other hand, is doomed to cycle through the three lower realms for countless lifetimes... Should have gone with the gradualist approach and at least been reborn as a Bodhisattva. But no...
by Grigoris
Sat May 30, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?
Replies: 25
Views: 489

Re: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?

If emptiness was the cure then all phenomena (including all beings), due to the fact that they lack inherent nature, would be liberated. But they are not. Buddha nature is the inherent nature which exists in all beings. Yeah, and? All beings are afflicted. Buddha nature is obviously not doing it's ...

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