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by haha
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clashes with the concept of individual karma?
Replies: 66
Views: 1017

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

It may be useful here while talking about karma. There are two ways of seeing the event of Buddha Shakyamuni passing away in Kushinagar. One is from the point of view of the shravakas, the listeners to the teachings, and the other is from the point of the vast-minded Mahayana practitioners.... When ...
by haha
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clashes with the concept of individual karma?
Replies: 66
Views: 1017

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

Let’s suppose someone has done Buddhanusmriti. After sometimes, whenever he hears the name of the Buddha, certain mantel factors will arise without effort. I have remembered that chanting the name of Buddha can purify the vast amount of Karma; it can be explained using buddhist theory as well as non...
by haha
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about getting to khechari,zangdok palri and Sukhavati?
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Question about getting to khechari,zangdok palri and Sukhavati?

Any Advice would be highly appreciated. :namaste: Being born in any pure land is based on directing the consciousness. But, most of the pure land visa systems are more complex and it is difficulty to fulfill their criteria. :tongue: There are few way to directing the consciousness: using sutra meth...
by haha
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 56
Views: 1089

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

It may happen that when one has desire, he or she does not have the resources. When one gets the resources, he or she has already lost the interest. So, it is better to find the resources when one has desire. If one reads or practices without limiting to a small scope or a traditional boundry, one c...
by haha
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: HH Dalai Lama hospitalized, prayers for the long life of HH
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: HH Dalai Lama hospitalized, prayers for the long life of HH

Just the update. His Holiness the Dalai Lama Speaks to the Press as He Leaves Hospital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhbHdhtUogk From above above video: I dedicate all your merits with this prayer: In order to train just like The heroic Manjushri who knows reality as it is And just like Samantrabh...
by haha
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 298
Views: 7179

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

Buddhi: To define, one should understand how they have categorized it. It also depends on which source they are using (i.e. which upanishad). It is related to antahkaraṇa (internal organ); it can be divided into one to five; that depends on texts they are quoting. Commonly used three are intellect (...
by haha
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 298
Views: 7179

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

There are five kinds of (wrong) views: satkayadrsti, antagraha-drsti, mithya-drsti, drsti-paramarsa and sila-vrata-paramarsa. (by Nagarjuna) It is said that there are three kinds of cravings: craving for sensual desire, craving for existence and craving of non-existence. Believing in some kind of pe...
by haha
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: What if seeing a lama as pure was less about lifting a lama up and more about bringing purity
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: What if seeing a lama as pure was less about lifting a lama up and more about bringing purity

It is just like showing the moon by a figure. First, one sees that the person who has taught the essence is as the Buddha. Then, one sees that oneself as the Buddha. And then, one sees all sentient beings as the Buddha.
by haha
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 298
Views: 7179

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

Buddhists have various skillful-means. There is no need to negate the anger; negation may be useful for some. Boddhisattva has different way to do it (i.e. accumulation of merits is one-way, and there are other ways.) For vajrayana, it can be transformed as well as self-liberated.
by haha
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Who might these be?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Who might these be?

Shakyamuni statue or picture can be depicted in various ways and they are related to major events of his life. With the earth touching mudra there should be a begging bowl (i.e. related with the event). Aksobhya bronze statue, which is in this book , is matching. Or you can check out "The Iconograp...
by haha
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Twisting & Breaking the Buddhist Precepts because Form is Emptiness and Emptiness is Form
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Twisting & Breaking the Buddhist Precepts because Form is Emptiness and Emptiness is Form

For the last two questions:
House holder buddhist teachers are not just monks. Wearing similar to monk-rob is not the same one that monks do wear.

Anyone, who has developed some understanding, does not blame the person. Out of the context, intended meaning cannot be known.
by haha
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 29
Views: 957

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

If one talks about Mahayana, then one cannot separate it from Bodhicitta, which will make the whole story different. It is about the person who has generated bodhicitta. It means that one’s realization or enlightenment for the sake of other sentient beings, not for own liberation. Such person life-f...
by haha
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 29
Views: 957

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

If one destroys the binding cause of existence, there will be nothing that will sustain the life-force. Only option is “holy cause”; taking ordination is unavoidable. If one does not have sensual desire, she or he will not waste the time in sensual stimuli. If one is complete free from anger, she or...
by haha
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment
Replies: 51
Views: 1571

Re: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment

Teachings are empty. They do not exist. They are not the letters, words or sentences. And yet they appear to exist. Buddha is not the letter B, nor the letters u, d , dh, or a. (quoted from Lankavatara sutra) The hot plate is empty. It does not exist. Your hand is empty and does not exist either. Y...
by haha
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

Practice of generosity or giving is not only about hard cash. It sounds like other items are not included. Money is only one aspect of generosity (i.e. about wealth). A. giving wealth, B. giving fearlessness, and C. giving Dharma. ....You should not give your body to beings who are influenced by the...
by haha
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4564

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

weitsicht wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:27 am
Interesting, I had that feeling already. Good to get this somehow confirmed!
Even "doing long life prayer" is considered good.
by haha
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4564

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

After the DI, ChNNR generally used to give some instructions or advice about what to do next; if one felt, one was not certain about it. During that time everyone has experienced that. But one may not be certain about it. Sometimes following his instruction, sometimes reading other highly realized m...
by haha
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

Probably, other people have faced it differently. Whether one should give money to alcoholic or not? Whether one should give money to regular fraud (who has the bigger business of begging)? And so on. Sometimes, directly offering the food could be a solution; but such person may reject the offer. Ge...
by haha
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6564
Views: 641450

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

ChNNR has taught the mirror of Vajrasattva. Is there any dzogchen tantra that we can link with it (especially the instructions)? If so, which one is that?
:anjali:
by haha
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Last thought before the death of a man
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Last thought before the death of a man

One wakes in the morning. Is she or he same person or different person then previous day? If one forgets the memory of previous, then the answer will be different. Continuum may make the sense. There are some theories about Patisandhi Citta. The last thought is something related to "rebirth taking c...

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