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by haha
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: YAMABUSHI
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: YAMABUSHI

Journeys in Japan: Dewa Sanzan
Interesting. Thanks for sharing. :namaste:
by haha
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why is compassion central to Buddhism?
Replies: 24
Views: 1118

Re: Why is compassion central to Buddhism?

The Expression of the Realization of Chenrezig says: If one had just one quality, it would be as if all the Buddhas' Dharma were in your palm. What quality is that? Great compassion. The Accomplishment of Dharmadhatu Sutra says: Blessed One, wherever the precious wheel of the great monarch is found...
by haha
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 68
Views: 2740

Re: Signing Off

Some suggestions by CNNR during his teaching caused me to find this forum. I remembered there were struggles in discussion of earliest Dzogchen topics on CNNR presentation. Your discussions were really great help. One can see gradual changes on other people view in those discussions. Thanks for your...
by haha
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 77
Views: 3273

Re: What is Dzogchen?

Isn't the appearance the aggregate?
by haha
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB
Replies: 57
Views: 2441

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

For Mulapatti, following verses from fifth chapter of Bodhicharyavatara are also useful. hīnotkṛṣṭeṣu dharmeṣu samaṃ gauravamācaret||89|| nodāradharmapātraṃ ca hīne dharme niyojayet| na cācāraṃ parityajya sūtramantraiḥ pralobhayet||90|| (Although)! Should always pay equal respect To the Dharmas of t...
by haha
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...
Replies: 94
Views: 2447

Re: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...

When the writing had not well developed, the Buddha had suggested distributing written scripture. Quite interesting, isn’t it?
by haha
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 12826

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Update

Thank you for sharing the update.

:anjali:
by haha
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Remedy Gyalpo
Replies: 42
Views: 2961

Re: Remedy Gyalpo

What can remedial activities be done after having strange dreams with some Gyalpo entities? Any tips? If you have had some connection with these people you should do the practice of Guru Dragphur. By doing the practice of Guru Dragphur, you won’t receive the negative influence of the Gyalpo. But th...
by haha
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 5375

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

Actually, one might use Hallucinating Substances to assert everything as mind. But it could be a part of Vipassana, not to space out or bliss out. Nor it is for run away from samsara in different zone. I remembered an example from Tripal Tantra and it was one of the eight examples to assert mind. Th...
by haha
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 74
Views: 3161

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

More research works will definitely clarify its location. All the above few arguments from the historical, archeological and linguistic viewpoints confirm the fact that Odiyana, the homeland of Guru Padmasabhava, really refers to present day Odisha rather that Udyana (Swat Valley). Guru Padmasambhav...
by haha
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 130
Views: 5375

Re: Dzogchen and psychedelics?

People can justify their own hallucination – how genuine or how beneficial it is. Even they can relate its experience with crushing their ego or world view, or even some meditative stability.

Dalai Lama on LSD and other psychedelics drugs.

by haha
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation on Awareness
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Meditation on Awareness

You can first read it from here.
http://www.fodian.net/world/shurangama.html
Later, you can try other translations.
by haha
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation on Awareness
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Meditation on Awareness

That said, when one meditates on awareness, where then is this awareness located? To me it seems to be more like a subtle field underlying everything. When I started on awareness meditation, I used to have this sense of awareness being "inside me" but that has changed dramatically in the relative r...
by haha
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization
Replies: 99
Views: 3475

Re: Realization

For example, consider the profound difference between: I understand the unity of the two truths. I realize the unity of the two truths. Former is related with the wisdom of hearing (srutamaya). Later is related with the wisdom of meditation (bhavanamaya). I have just related them with the three pra...
by haha
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 2029

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

I remembered; according to bhikkhu Bodhi, there is no reference of lay people attaining Arhathood. There are in fact thousands of examples in the Suttas. What there are no instances of, however, is a layperson attaining Arhatship and remaining as a lay person for more than 7 days after that fact. :...
by haha
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 2029

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

I have been practicing Therevadin Vipassana for some years, but could never find any clear descriptions on the path beyond stream entry. Yes, there are four levels, but no clear description how to navigate from one to the next. If anyone finds such, I’d be very interested. You can check those four ...
by haha
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Vajrasattva meditation & disturbing emotions
Replies: 17
Views: 1011

Re: Vajrasattva meditation & disturbing emotions

There could be many reasons for such experience. Few reasons I can provide you from my own understanding. While you are chanting the mantra, you might have some emotion relating to anger in some degree. Or you might have chanting quickly, wrathfully, etc. As the result, you have experience anger in...
by haha
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tai chi and Qi gong in your practice
Replies: 11
Views: 545

Re: Tai chi and Qi gong in your practice

One can relate zhan zhuang with three pointed vajra posture.

Many of Taoist practices such as working on visualization, chi, channels, drops, etc can be useful for Vajrayana practice. Just my personal opinion.
:namaste:
by haha
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Vinaya doesn't prohibit smoking -tobacco-, but...
Replies: 9
Views: 641

Re: Vinaya doesn't prohibit smoking -tobacco-, but...

This may be useful here. Anyway, one can correlate it with dhumrapana. pācittiya 51 "surāmerayapane pācittiyaṃ." Not to consume alcohol or other intoxicating substances. If a bhikkhu consumes any substance (drugs, medicaments, toxic products, etc.) likely to modify the ordinary structure of the mind...
by haha
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ati Guru Yoga and Semdzins
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: Ati Guru Yoga and Semdzins

Sem means the mind in Tibetan. It also means to think. Certainly it doesn't simply mean the mind, but it means the nature of the mind. It means that one finds oneself in, and lives in, the knowledge of the nature of the mind, also through much intellectual study, through oral explanation and teachi...

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