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by conebeckham
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sonam...
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Sonam...

Very sad news. Always enjoyed his well-expressed opinions and thoughts.
by conebeckham
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1722

Re: Rabbit's Horns

It does not apply as a rebuttal to my point. You cited it without giving a context for why you were citing it. This was the context: ... The point is that cessations and space, of course, do exist. They have the same existence as anything which cannot be/is not produced. They simply don't. Nagarjun...
by conebeckham
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 28
Views: 1256

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

I know Buddhists who are adept at expressing anger, and not repressing it. It passes, like everything else. I suppose repression is an issue for many Western practitioners, and maybe for others as well, I can't say. I wonder what sorts of emotional suppression psychotherapists feel they are suscepti...
by conebeckham
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1722

Re: Rabbit's Horns

To be less sloppy, horns of rabbits can NOT actually be known by mind, as such a thing never existed. You could perhaps apprehend a generic image of Rabbit horns. The point is that cessations and space, of course, do exist. They have the same existence as anything which cannot be/is not produced. T...
by conebeckham
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 17
Views: 242

Re: Preparing for Ordination

Well....I don't have much to offer, but in the Tibetan traditions one can take SoJong vows. Taking these vows in the morning, before the rising of the sun, is a method of Vinaya that is applicable to all laypeople, and certainly would be an initial step for someone considering any sort of ordination...
by conebeckham
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1722

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Lukeinaz wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:44 am
This reminds me of something I read awhile ago.

How we first put the horns on the rabbit and then take them off, thus refuting inherent existence.

Anyone remember the exact quote?
No, but it is apt.
by conebeckham
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 57
Views: 1662

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

In that case you are hereby removed from the list of heavy weights. Your new weight class is welterweight. :tongue: Yippee! Now, can you do something about my graying hair? :smile: Sure, easy. Come on over and I'll shave your head like mine. Isn't it funny how arbitrary my attachments are? I am hap...
by conebeckham
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1722

Re: Rabbit's Horns

"Nonabiding Nirvana, or dharmadhatu-the object of the true, complete awakening with respect to all phenomena in all aspects--and wisdom-that which comprehends such an object-are beyond singularity and multiplicity. They comprise the actual ultimate truth , which is free from conceptual imputations....
by conebeckham
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 57
Views: 1662

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:33 pm
conebeckham wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:04 pm
I myself am losing weight, which is good news for many reasons. :smile:
In that case you are hereby removed from the list of heavy weights. Your new weight class is welterweight. :tongue:
Yippee!
Now, can you do something about my graying hair? :smile:
by conebeckham
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 57
Views: 1662

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

I myself am losing weight, which is good news for many reasons. :smile:
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Types of emanations
Replies: 24
Views: 440

Re: Types of emanations

Do you see those functions continuing for any length of time Cone? Again, not a closed question. Yes, I do, but not without change. I have witnessed positive changes--a decrease in the use of corporal punishment, increased awareness of abuse, sexual and otherwise, and increased emphasis on secular ...
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Types of emanations
Replies: 24
Views: 440

Re: Types of emanations

Raising the question does not imply one fixed answer Cone.. 'What are the purposes of Tibetan Monasteries in the post Invasion era' ? May convey more skillfully what I meant. Particularly as they are largely now divorced from the feudal society in which they functioned. I agree, no fixed answer. My...
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Types of emanations
Replies: 24
Views: 440

Re: Types of emanations

By their money, some "fake" tulku helped more the dharma than true tertöns. Do you know the price the maintenance costs of a monastery ? Monasteries don't maintain Dharma transmission, realized beings do. Inauthentic practitioners destroy Dharma transmission with their dirty money. I prefer a more ...
by conebeckham
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1246

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

That wasn't Dudjom R was it? I thought it was Jamyang Khyentse Ch Lodro? (Sorry, writing on mobile phone) Yes, JKCL. He died in 1959, when Sogyal Rinpoche was 10 or 11 years old. Yes, JKCL. My most sincere apologies. Hmmm, guess I have to rethink the family link thing. Maybe, but Dzongsar Khyenste ...
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1246

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

Lingpupa wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:22 pm
That wasn't Dudjom R was it? I thought it was Jamyang Khyentse Ch Lodro? (Sorry, writing on mobile phone)
Yes, JKCL. He died in 1959, when Sogyal Rinpoche was 10 or 11 years old.
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17267

Re: The DJKR Topic

"Pure Perception" for sadhakas such as ourselves is a "practice." But remember that those with true Pure Perception, like Guru Rinpoche for example, saw some beings as demons needing to be tamed. These beings had Buddha Nature, the same way Hitler did. Doesn't mean Hitler gets a free pass. Samaya an...
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Choosing Yogacara over Madhyamaka
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Choosing Yogacara over Madhyamaka

If you approach Yogacara as a phenomenology, not as a sort of idealistic philosophy or an ontological statement, you'll find it quite useful in understanding mind and experience. But for the absolute word on Buddhist Ontology, (or lack thereof!), I think Madhyamaka is the key. I don't think these tw...
by conebeckham
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17267

Re: The DJKR Topic

Of possible interest: https://tricycle.org/magazine/quit-guru-yoga/ Suddenly he don't feel all alone anymore, good for him. :smile: /magnus Batchelor is ridiculous. You have some Western Buddhists, encouraged by cultural attitudes of Tibetans, who think that gurus are popes and one should never obs...
by conebeckham
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Takhyung Barwa
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Takhyung Barwa

I have no idea.....bumping though!
by conebeckham
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 6280

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

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