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by haha
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 11716

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: 2677

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: 4754

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: 2886

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: 4754

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: 688

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: 688

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: 3013

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: 1717

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: 1717

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: 905

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: 499

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: 578

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: 664

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...
by haha
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Favorite Madhyamika Book
Replies: 17
Views: 1014

Re: Favorite Madhyamika Book

passel wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:17 am
Where is this available?
http://uma-tibet.org/indexlisted.php
or
http://uma-tibet.org/index-2a.html
Check out Hopkins Audio Archive, too. It has the excellent resources.
by haha
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )
Replies: 29
Views: 1671

Re: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )

Can lead or will lead? If having a human birth with the freedoms and advantages I think I don't have sixth freedom. I use wheelchair and can't use my limbs. I write with computer mouse. While entering into the trance, one cannot figure out whether one is male or female, tall or short, many heads or...
by haha
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2897

Re: Is it rare to spew don’t time with you guru?

“This approach along is vajrayana” is not valid to everyone. Vajrayana is also called upayayana. For different people, different approach. Definitely, to some people close connection with Guru is very good, wonderful. In such case, they both have strong karmic connection or relation. To other people...
by haha
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 2814

Re: Existence

Maybe, like all things in life, there is both existance and change, both current state and reality of interdependence, no? There after all two truths right? Not one truth and one false ))))))) or? There are no two truths nor there is any single truth. There is another approach which may be useful. ...
by haha
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )
Replies: 29
Views: 1671

Re: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )

What should we do in this case? Having received empowerments already. Can Vajrasattva take me to the Pure Land? Vajrasattva practice can lead to liberation. Can lead or will lead? He is the lord of hundred families. He is the lord of five families. He is the essence of three vajras. Many deities ar...
by haha
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 2814

Re: Existence

all things are clearly apparent yet do not truly exist ... all these manifestations are temporary, adventitious phenomena. Leaving aside the super interesting debate about translation, because i bet this translation of tibetan to english is quite bad/incorrect, please in your own voice, based on yo...

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