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by Grigoris
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"

There was also an instance where the 16th one spit somewhere, and a devoted women quickly went and scooped it up in a piece of paper. When she later had opened the paper inside it was full of Ringsel (relics.) Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche told a story, the context of the story was generally teachers ...
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"

Purifying a new pair of underwear bought at the department store is, IMO, not necessary. Offering those underwear to the Guru and the Three Jewels, that's another matter altogether. There's nothing negative about that. It's remembering the Guru first in all things and making merit for all sentient ...
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: what is the one?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: what is the one?

confusedlayman wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:29 pm
Then it was Sariputra’s turn to question her. His first question affected Bhadda profoundly, which was "What is the One?" Bhadda remained silent

Guys what is the one? what is sariputra talking about? what One he saying?
Source?
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Thoughts
Replies: 115
Views: 10649

Re: Inspiring Thoughts

Colonialism and slavery made Benjamin Franklin rich.
Grigoris
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"

Definetly an important point to not overdo it. But isn't purification path itself? Everything we do as buddhists purifies us on some level and especially as vajrayana practitioners. Depends on the exact path. But, generally speaking: Mental purification? Yes. Purifying the new pair of underwear we ...
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"

I'm really not sure where people get the idea that the teachings on obscurations and purification of them is some lowly teaching to be ignored through the practices of Kyerim and Dzogrim. I don't think anybody referred to anything as lowly or worthy of being ignored. However, it's a mistaken idea. ...
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The One Hundred and Eight Names of the Tathāgatas?
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: The One Hundred and Eight Names of the Tathāgatas?

Tenma wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:38 pm
pemachophel wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:21 pm
Yes, in Tibetan.
Do any translations of this section exist yet?
There is a translation of the 1000 names: http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.co ... 00_Buddhas
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 817

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

There is a lot of material in Agganna sutta or the Buddhist Genesis as Alex Wayman calls it. He says it is found in the three branches of scriptures, i.e. in sutra, vinaya, and abhidharma. A sanskrit version of it is in the Mahavastu. Wayman's essay is named Buddhist Genesis and the Tantric Traditi...
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 817

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

You can see ignorance in different shades of meaning. Is president Trump ignorant because he clings to his vast possessions? Yes. I had in mind the Aggañña Sutta , which describes the arising of ownership at the beginning of the kalpa, and the arising of the human society. We should add that it app...
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Second hand mandala offering set

That would be the serious mistake of forsaking the relative truth. As long as one is bound by, time, space, pain, hunger, and so forth, one is in the relative sphere and it is to be respected completely. If one truly realized they were the deity, then one could partake of foul and divine foods with...
by Grigoris
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 817

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

Aemilius wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Animals too accept property, i.e. that certain things belong to certain animals and not to some other animals.
Just in case you didn't know: according to Buddhism animals rank pretty highly on the ignorance scale, so citing their behaviour just doesn't cut it.
by Grigoris
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Second hand mandala offering set

pemachophel wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Johnny,

You make good points. So purify everything.
Or don't purify anything.

There is another slightly less OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Vajrayana option where you realise you are the deity, all beings are your mandala, all sounds are mantra, all smells etc...
by Grigoris
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: True existence and substantial existence
Replies: 12
Views: 169

Re: True existence and substantial existence

This is a deep philosophical conundrum. The fundamental problem is that the verb 'to exist' has a limited scope of applicability. Strictly speaking, only conditioned phenomena exist, but they have no intrinsic being . So they neither truly exist (=eternalism) nor do not exist (=nihilism). But this ...
by Grigoris
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Vajrayana purification split from "Second hand mandala offering set"
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Second hand mandala offering set

In this case, the OP knows where the mandala set came from and knows the history of its previous owner. As an extension of this thread, IME, it is important not to use antique Dharma objects you don't know the provenance of. These objects (maybe not so common on the market today as they once were) ...
by Grigoris
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: True existence and substantial existence
Replies: 12
Views: 169

Re: True existence and substantial existence

In a contemporary commentary on Madhyamaka i came across a sentence implying that "true existence" and "substantial existence" are equal categories. Then we have compounded and uncoumpouded phenomena. Taking to consideration that all these definitions are related to common consensus, couldn't we ta...
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Continuing to Meditate after experiencing the Eternal Now
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Continuing to Meditate after experiencing the Eternal Now

Okay, thank you. Unfortunately there isn't any qualified teachers nearby me, or I definitely would. The language i have used to describe the experience was found from reading other sources, I didn't know what was happening, and found it again and again, the Eternal Now, I knew nothing of such a thi...
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 53
Views: 1058

Re: Bon Dzogchen

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Blessings via/from all those Enlightened beings, who are present inside the Lineage Tree (with their energy)
Mengagde out of the Lineage via the actual Rigdzin
Because enlightened beings make distinctions between "them" and "us"... :roll:
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Second hand mandala offering set
Replies: 12
Views: 579

Re: Second hand mandala offering set

I've got a mala I threw in a latrine if you need one for your Vajrasattva accumulations... ;)
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Tibetan mountain protector
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Tibetan mountain protector

^^^This^^^

If we could see the rupa i would make identification easier.
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Tibetan mountain protector
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Tibetan mountain protector

Just to make it extra hard, you posted the picture upside-down.

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