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by Vasana
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I can't forgive
Replies: 13
Views: 175

Re: I can't forgive

Hate to be to pithy, but you can't really "try" to let things go, letting things go is quite literally a lack of striving and trying. So maybe a first step is not expecting yourself to "forgive", and simply looking at the situation from where you are realistically. That's fair. Maybe wording it as ...
by Vasana
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Vajradhara lineage prayer -Mp3?
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: Vajradhara lineage prayer -Mp3?

Found it again. You can download it here but the link expires in 30 days.

https://ufile.io/jwbihhft
by Vasana
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ozer Chenma (21 taras)
Replies: 5
Views: 1306

Re: Ozer Chenma (21 taras)

Ozer Chenma's Tibetan name is Marichi. She is usually listed as the last of the 21. In the famous Praises to the 21 Taras, the following is Her invocation: Homage to you, Tara, adorned by the three suchnesses, Perfectly endowed with the power of serenity, You who destroy the host of evil spirits, r...
by Vasana
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 29
Views: 615

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

His (or her) emphasis on the cynical undertones, mine on the tone of posting in which your latest reply is a perfect example of.

Just try and be a bit friendlier...

Compassionate wrath doesn't often come across as such on a forum.
by Vasana
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 29
Views: 615

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

I may be wrong but I have the impression that the answers you guys give me have cynical undertones (yeah those winking emoticons are really helpful) and every quotation of the words I wrote are meant to judge me and not really help me. You are misunderstanding my intention. My intention is 100% to ...
by Vasana
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Fraud Art Still Holy?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Fraud Art Still Holy?

Even a dog's tooth can be seen as a relic... In terms of thangkas I would imagine the determining factor is whether it's actually accurate and consistent with any Sadhana you practice. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will chime in but proportions ,ornaments, mudras and other visual features are ...
by Vasana
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Emotions = suffering?
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Emotions = suffering?

Thank you! Forgive me if it seems repetitive, but I'll try to explain my doubts (again, English is not my mother language :tongue: ): I'm reading DJKR's What makes you not a buddhist after watching his wonderful "Hinamudra" :quoteunquote: teachings. Although I've been admiring and trying to contemp...
by Vasana
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Vajradhara lineage prayer -Mp3?
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: Vajradhara lineage prayer -Mp3?

Finally found the original version chanted by the Karmapa almost a year later: https://clyp.it/user/5asmncbd There's other audio recordings of HH Karmapa on that page too; Does this link above still work for people? If so it would be much appreciated if someone could upload the lineage prayer sung ...
by Vasana
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Rage
Replies: 13
Views: 453

Re: Rage

May also be worth checking your diet. Lots of Coffee, Spicey foods and lots of fat can influence liver health which in Chinese medicine is related with anger frustration energy.
by Vasana
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is flexibility the opposite of perseverance? Do virtues become bad if gone overboard?
Replies: 23
Views: 465

Re: Is flexibility the opposite of perseverance? Do virtues become bad if gone overboard?

Few months ago when I visited dharma center, the bikkhuni there suggested I recite the Sanskrit pronunciation of the Great Compassion Sutra (Guan-Yin Citta / Da Bei Zhou) 7 times per day, without trying to memorize it. At first I thought it seems monotone boring, and because I do not understand San...
by Vasana
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 39
Views: 2328

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

what tradition does one belong to, if one can offer praise for all 3 major vehicle classifications? Mahayana: very strong afterlife teaching, and out-of-box thinking, more inter-personal interactions and bigger group generalized teaching, disciplined Theravada: very strong in-human-life focus and l...
by Vasana
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Determination in Mahayana
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: Determination in Mahayana

Sounds like you're asking of lojong/mind training? Seeing the faults of samsara and our own attitudes and correcting them. There is the classic 4 thoughts that turn the mind to Dharma? (These need regular, regular contemplation to even have a tiny dent in our habits that turn the mind away from the ...
by Vasana
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does Tibetan Buddhism have Metta practice?
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: Does Tibetan Buddhism have Metta practice?

See these threads: Dharma Gems https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=1325&start=80 Jetsun Taranatha's Essence of Ambrosia, Contemplation on the Causal Links that Lead to the Attainment of Buddhahood I need to attain buddhahood. I therefore need to cultivate bodhicitta since it is the cause of budd...
by Vasana
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does Tibetan Buddhism have Metta practice?
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: Does Tibetan Buddhism have Metta practice?

The 4 immeasurables and 7 part meditation for developing bodhichitta. You can also practice Theravada style metta, starting on yourself and then expand to people you love, are neutral towards and those you have problems with etc. Then you can extend it further to the aspiration of Bodhichitta for al...
by Vasana
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 211
Views: 12962

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

The point that I was trying to make, is that it is still an incredible time to be alive. Yes, there is massive inequality, the threat of environmental destruction and economic collapse are real. But even so, there are huge opportunities. This forum itself depends on the innovations that have seen t...
by Vasana
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 211
Views: 12962

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

A good recent article addressing the claim that poverty is decreasing: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/29/bill-gates-davos-global-poverty-infographic-neoliberal Roser’s graph illustrates a story of coerced proletarianisation. The Guardian story exemplifies a typically leftist res...
by Vasana
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 63
Views: 1512

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

These questions can't be approached without addressing the role of things like patriarchy, cultural values and norms and the opportunities and expectations placed on women. If women have traditionally lacked the same opportunities as men in many places of the world then of course this will also incl...
by Vasana
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Today: Day of the Miracles
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Today: Day of the Miracles

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