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by haha
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Live Webcasts: Kalachakra from Bodhgaya
Replies: 0
Views: 356

Live Webcasts: Kalachakra from Bodhgaya

Live Webcasts: Kalachakra from Bodhgaya His Holiness the Dalai Lama will grant the Kalachakra Empowerment from January 2-14, 2016 from Bodhgaya, Bihar, India. His Holiness will speak in Tibetan with English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Russian and Mongolian translations available. The Engli...
by haha
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Difference in attainments
Replies: 256
Views: 11609

Re: Difference in attainments

After two occasions of javana in absorption (neither-perceptionnor-nonperception), the continuum of consciousness is suspended. Then, one is said to have attained cessation (nirodhasamāpatti). Source:The Abhidhammattha Sangaha Ācariya Anuruddha It means during that time the stream of consciousness ...
by haha
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Difference in attainments
Replies: 256
Views: 11609

Re: Difference in attainments

The samadhi of cessation is a coma, it is a false nirvana. May be from the Mahayana point of view as the Arhats are roused from their samadhi. Nirvana can be attained without accomplishing the formless absorptions, therefore one may never experience nirodhasamapatti but still be an arhat (SN 12.70)...
by haha
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Yidams
Replies: 360
Views: 17634

Re: Yidams

Nairatma is a deity; a method to recognize their own mind. But Yogeswor Virupa received empowerment and guidance from her. The Nairatma from whom Virupa received teachings is clearly stated to have been a nirmanakāya, in other words, a human woman. The version have heard or read said that the Naira...
by haha
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Yidams
Replies: 360
Views: 17634

Re: Yidams

This topic is interesting to read. It sounds that if we are including two or more different approaches, then there are some complications. There are some masters whose Yidam is just a seed syllable or light of ball. In other word, they regard their deity as samadhisattva only but not in the figure. ...
by haha
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Adi-Buddha on Wikipedia
Replies: 35
Views: 3287

Re: Adi-Buddha on Wikipedia

There is a topic about Adi-Buddha on The gods of northern Buddhism by Alice Getty . In the Guna Karanda Vyuha it is written: 'When nothing else was, Sambhu was: that is the Self-Existent (svayambhu): and as he was before all, he is also called Adi-Buddha.' The first system of Adi-Buddha was set up i...
by haha
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Seventh Root Downfall, Academia, Public Life
Replies: 41
Views: 2703

Re: Seventh Root Downfall, Academia, Public Life

Purpose of keeping the Vajrayana samaya is not for the sake of others but for oneself mostly as from the disciple point of view. If one talks on such things without permission or without having any authentic experience, then one may experience a lot of trouble in long run. For the academic purpose, ...
by haha
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 201
Views: 18151

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Wow! Sadhu for this great work. :smile:
by haha
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Wholesome and Unwholesome in Dzogchen
Replies: 180
Views: 9967

Re: Wholesome and Unwholesome in Dzogchen

Probably this assertion is developed based on earlier concept about entering into the nirodhasamapatti /cessation samadhi while being alive to experience the bliss of nirvana. Those who are about to enter in arhat path or those who are in arhat path or fruition could enter into this samadhi. Before ...
by haha
Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can you practice Tibetan Buddhism without ever had a Guru?
Replies: 62
Views: 5702

Re: Can you practice Tibetan Buddhism without ever had a Gur

Who knows my comfort zone is hardship, and taking a lot of troubles to receive the an empowerment is ease. As my great, great grand-father used to write in the palm leaf, probably it is better for me to try that instead of electronic devices. :( For the blind person, the map of the treasure island i...
by haha
Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche out of retreat
Replies: 21
Views: 3934

Re: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche out of retreat

Inspiring!

Really grateful for the links. :)
by haha
Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is happiness?
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

Re: What is happiness?

BrianG wrote:
haha wrote: Another is Sahaja Siddhi by Dombi Heruka. They might be helpful.
:)
You mean this one?
NO, not that one. The text compose by Mahasiddha Dombi Heruka. But you can find English translation if you do the google search. :thumbsup:
by haha
Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sources on Balance of Emptiness and Compassion
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Sources on Balance of Emptiness and Compassion

Discussions of meditations on compassion or wisdom in the sutras typically consider them separate, but does anyone know of sources which combine the two? Probably, I might have read the sutras differently. I heard the Dalai Lama said when one experienced compassion, the experience of emptiness woul...
by haha
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is happiness?
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

Re: What is happiness?

Comparison would be interesting which i have not done yet, either. For priti and prasabdhi, they are related with Seven Limbs of Awakening. Probably there are five kinds of priti and two kinds of prasabdhi. And, they are related with first and second meditative absorption. For detail, check Visuddhi...
by haha
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do we see?
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: How do we see?

I think that is different kind of seeing.

Thank you Monlam Tharchin for the link. :)
by haha
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How do we see?
Replies: 2
Views: 314

How do we see?

Does one see with eye or eye-consciousness? Can we see without our eyes? How it is interpret in Buddhist philosophy? SO HOW DO WE SEE? This 9-Year-Old Girl Activated Her Third Eye and Can Now Read Blindfolded Nine year old Yogamaatha, from India, astonished onlookers in the United States recently, a...
by haha
Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 29601

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Yes, everyone has own understanding and interpretation. Somebody regarded as he practiced and understood the vedantic view and then he believed that Yagyavalkya failed to reply the answer for different mood of questioning; by whom one form of vedantic contemplation and realization was developed. It ...
by haha
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 29601

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Thanks. Ramana approach of non-duality: After negating all of the above-mentioned as ‘not this’, ‘not this’, that Awareness which alone remains - that I am. (Source: Who am I?) Tulku Pema Rigtsal: Do not pay any attention to thoughts or to whatever arises in the mind, but instead examine where the t...
by haha
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 29601

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

As I am not sure that the first Shankara has commented on the Yoga Sutra. In one of his own composition, he has made satire on such techniques and has given his own meaning. Long ago I had read some papers. It was said that Abhinavagupta had practiced or studied all other systems (i.e. Mahayana/vajr...
by haha
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 29601

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Are there subtle differences in the non-dual states described in Dzogchen and Advaita Vedanta. These paths differentiate from the very beginning. Even if one is talking about Dzogchen, it is Mahayana. One is attaining such realization for the benefit of other sentient beings (i.e. bodhicitta) in Ma...