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by Vasana
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on karma
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Books on karma

It's not a book, but Alexander Berzin's writings on Karma are quite detailed.

https://studybuddhism.com/search?q=karma
by Vasana
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Need help from highly realised or very perceptive practitioner
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: Need help from highly realised or very perceptive practitioner

It's difficult to completely sever your connection to the 3 jewels so I wouldn't worry about that so much. Just practice as best you can with refuge, bodhichitta and dedication. The compassion of realized beings towards unrealized beings is not conditioned or lessened by any factor whatsoever. For w...
by Vasana
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa launches new multilingual Dharma-Ebooks and resources website
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Karmapa launches new multilingual Dharma-Ebooks and resources website

Malcolm wrote:
Too bad it is horribly slow.


Yeah it seems very temperamental at the moment. Hopefully the bugs will be ironed out over time.
by Vasana
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa launches new multilingual Dharma-Ebooks and resources website
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Karmapa launches new multilingual Dharma-Ebooks and resources website

One of the first ebooks available in enlgish on the site is a commentary onThe Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva from Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. http://www.dharmaebooks.org/thirty-seven-practices-bodhisattva/ The Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva: a Summary of the Heart Essence of...
by Vasana
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa launches new multilingual Dharma-Ebooks and resources website
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Karmapa launches new multilingual Dharma-Ebooks and resources website

"Today [10.2.17] , the Gyalwang Karmapa launched his new website, Dharma eBooks, which will be a growing collection of texts, practices and commentaries - some of which have been difficult to find. https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16507883_10154372184193100_5121846581855666399_n.jp...
by Vasana
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4076
Views: 283507

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

For slightly more context, I recall Rinpoche saying something loosely along the lines of, "Belief is useless in the Dzogchen teachings, it is discovery that is the most important." This may not have been the exact phrase but 'belief' and 'discover' were definitely paired for contrast. As ...
by Vasana
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4076
Views: 283507

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

For slightly more context, I recall Rinpoche saying something loosely along the lines of, "Belief is useless in the Dzogchen teachings, it is discovery that is the most important." This may not have been the exact phrase but 'belief' and 'discover' were definitely paired for contrast. As i...
by Vasana
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4076
Views: 283507

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I'm not able to watch the teachings live but I'm considering taking a morning off to ensure I get the Lung so I can then watch a replay. Which particular Rushan practice is being taught or are there multiple in relation to the present retreat? How does it differ/ if at all, to the secret Rushan of t...
by Vasana
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question about processes
Replies: 139
Views: 1910

Re: Question about processes

The second is closer but still not quite correct- see the Catuṣkoṭi /tetragram to identify why 'neither existent nor non-existent' is still an extreme view. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catu%E1%B9%A3ko%E1%B9%ADi All things (dharmas) exist: affirmation of being, negation of nonbeing All things (dh...
by Vasana
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hell Realms, Delogs, and NDEs
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: Hell Realms, Delogs, and NDEs

Vasana wrote: ...the same key implications found in Dharma, that of one's thought and emotion dictating the type of experience one will have and envirioment one will find themselves in This is right now in daily life as well so, isn’t? If we are locked into negativity, we can experience something l...
by Vasana
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hell Realms, Delogs, and NDEs
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: Hell Realms, Delogs, and NDEs

I reccomend cross referencing the reports from many contemporaries who have attempted to map the personal and shared territory of the astral plane and the out of body experience. Robert Monroe comes to mind. He spoke of various 'focus zones' , some of which are personal projections and some which ar...
by Vasana
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Meditation belts
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Meditation belts

I would imagine it has something to do with subtle and symbolic anatomy if anything. Although if it's not being used, I doubt it's something to fret about since it's not a fashion accessory. I wouldn't take most depictions of Milarepa as authoritative when it concerns the purpose of his posture, ges...
by Vasana
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 72
Views: 4309

Re: Drug Addiction

Addiction is hard to treat. No panacea exists for addictions of any kind, that includes ayuhausca, methadone, etc. This should be a simple to understand truism for anyone involved in Buddhdharma, frankly. Those who don't get this are just indulging in fantasy, which comes off as really juvenile whe...
by Vasana
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Drug Addiction
Replies: 72
Views: 4309

Re: Drug Addiction

Those sacred medicine is a way to heal drug addicts. It is studied by scientists from all over the world, and statistics show they have much better results than what modern medicine use on those subject. Metadone and subutex and just legal drugs labelled medicine, and socially accepted. You deny tr...
by Vasana
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen shrines?
Replies: 12
Views: 660

Re: Dzogchen shrines?

You can do what you want when it comes to your shrine. It doesn't matter whether it's an ellaborate shrine with many different images, objects and offerings or just a single Ah in a thigle. Whatever inspires you the most is best.
by Vasana
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: I'm new here and would like to know more about Buddhism.

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This is probably a good place to start.

In a nutshell the Buddhism teaches you how to recognize suffering and it's causes and how the end of suffering comes about.
by Vasana
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 2823

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

To me, the quote above from the Surangama sutra doesnt sound it like it's making any explicit reference to any Dzogchen sky practice. It seems like one of the common pedagogical methods for highlighting the tendency beings have for investing false or illusory apperances with substantial existence. W...
by Vasana
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Fascination with Dzogchen
Replies: 27
Views: 991

Re: Facination with Dzogchen

Meet Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Not really necessary in the case of ChNN. Go to retreats, study, etc. You do not need to have some kind of close relationship. He will teach you everything you need for full realization in one retreat. Guaranteed. Just go see ChNN. Just go see ChNN. Just go see ChNN. ChNN...
by Vasana
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Sudden Enlightenment
Replies: 96
Views: 1767

Re: Sudden Enlightenment

Thank you Vasana. I have no kind of special attainment and therefore the veracity of your words does not surprise me. I am mildly pleased with your response. Your compassion humours me! :smile: Veracity - Thanks for the new word! Unfortunately, genuine compassion was lacking in all honesty. Differe...
by Vasana
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Sudden Enlightenment
Replies: 96
Views: 1767

Re: Sudden Enlightenment

White Lotus, I know you mean well, but I would hazard a guess that your usage of the word 'thus' or the phrase "it is this" at least 2 or 3 times per post might not be as enlightening or constructive for others as you think it is. I can only speak for myself, however.

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