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by Grigoris
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sapphire or Lapis Lazuli?
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Sapphire or Lapis Lazuli?

Does it really matter?

It is a (comparative) descriptor of colour. The actual material is inconsequential.
by Grigoris
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

I decided to ask my question in a buddhist forum because dream yoga has its roots in Buddhism... Roots? It is a Buddhist practice, and I needed some advice on how to improve my awareness (but I guess it's just a matter of practice). I thought that this place would be ideal for asking this question ...
by Grigoris
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

Look, it is a matter of culture. Throma Nagmo is just like Kali, Ishtar, Lilith, Morrigan, etc. a projection of the same force, which is the dark feminine energy. Someone who was raised with tibetan culture will have an easier connection to Throma Nagmo... Indian actually, but I will let it slide.....
by Grigoris
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Like a dream or a kind of dream?
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Like a dream or a kind of dream?

...when we are asleep, are we, precisely, asleep or are we just seeing another kind of awake?
by Grigoris
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

Sure, if you mean the Lilith in jewish mysticism then you are right. She has many aspects and I'm certainly not praying to the perverted patriarchal depiction of her as a demoness in judaeo-christian folklore. I experienced her in my years of worship as a goddess that is completely different from t...
by Grigoris
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clashes with the concept of individual karma?
Replies: 62
Views: 891

Re: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clashes with the concept of individual kar

People do commit evils and others do suffer as a result, correct? Freedom from suffering means one might receive the result, but they are already gone beyond... When somebody commits an evil deed, not everybody suffers as a consequence of that evil deed. Those that suffer do so for a reason, those ...
by Grigoris
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 298
Views: 7037

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

I am not an expert but I would like to add something if I a may, , As far as I understood When it comes to two truth , There is a relative truth and an Ultimate Truth, here relative truth refers to the conditional truth which resulted from the varieties of Causes and condition, Such as everything t...
by Grigoris
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths
Replies: 53
Views: 1346

Re: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths

pemachophel wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:42 pm
Unless you add the "emulsifier" of Bodhisatvic motivation.
:rolling: Awesome!
by Grigoris
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

No I haven't. If you have not taken Refuge and the deity you choose is a child eating demoness, then I don't see this practice leading anywhere positive for you. I didn't pick her randomly. The author wrote that I should pick a deity I feel most connected with. I am quite sure the author meant a Bo...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

Greg, I did say that, in the story, the yogi had "accomplished dream yoga," i.e. , had, in your words, "perfected" the practice. The story I recounted also clearly showed that even a momentary lapse in that accomplishment made the yogi susceptible to all the habitual rules of samsara. No argument o...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

DarkenTheWorld wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:30 pm
(I was always for some unexplainable reason drawn to Lilith, or should I say obsessed)
Shall I assume that you have not taken Refuge in the Triple Gem?
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

Greg, "But we still have to get out of the way of moving buses." When I received the transmission for dream yoga, the Teacher told a story about a yogi who was practicing dream yoga on the east side of Mt. Kailash. Having accomplished dream yoga, he realized that the bardo of waking life is no diff...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen // Middle Way
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Dzogchen // Middle Way

The state of Dzogchen spontaneously results from the Dzogchen practice. We are all f****d then. ... that would make the state of dzogchen a result that arises from causes, no different from the other eight yanas When you increase the sensitivity, for example, of a microscope, then, for example, bac...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths
Replies: 53
Views: 1346

Re: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths

I guess I believe an enlightened appearance is one that is most suitable for the needs of a particular being on the path? I can see the logic in this. If your teacher told you to take this current form (the consequence of afflictions) as enlightened, then who am I to argue with them? It is rather u...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

Life is not "just a dream", that is not what the teachings say. They say that life is "like a dream". It may seem like an irrelevant detail, but it is actually a very significant difference. From what I have read so far (I know that intellectual reading can't replace actual experience) it seems to ...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen // Middle Way
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Dzogchen // Middle Way

Viach wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:07 pm
"the meaning of the experience" is included in the description of the experience.
:roll:
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen // Middle Way
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Dzogchen // Middle Way

You are trying to understand non-duality with your dualistic mind. This is fundamentally not true. The state of Dzogchen spontaneously results from the Dzogchen practice. It can not be understood - it can only be experienced. It should and can be understood. Why do you think all those teachers wrot...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clashes with the concept of individual karma?
Replies: 62
Views: 891

Re: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clashes with the concept of individual kar

One of the disorienting things about change and that leads to misperceptions is that the mind changes more rapidly than many of the things we observe. So, a ceramic cup appears stable to us, but only because the cup is reasonably durable, while our mind changes moment to moment. Part of the source ...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen // Middle Way
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Dzogchen // Middle Way

You are trying to understand non-duality with your dualistic mind. This is fundamentally not true. The state of Dzogchen spontaneously results from the Dzogchen practice. It can not be understood - it can only be experienced. It should and can be understood. Why do you think all those teachers wrot...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

PS Have you taken refuge?

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