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by Vasana
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 65
Views: 839

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Tip-toeing through the two truths train.
by Vasana
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dog's Tooth.
Replies: 36
Views: 520

Re: The Dog's Tooth.

No idea. As a guess; since the Buddhas are not impeded by the elements and can manifest what appears as supernatural and miraculous feats to inspire beings such as the manifestation of lights and images, maybe it's just smoke and mirrors /pure illusion for the sake of drawing beings away from impure...
by Vasana
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dog's Tooth.
Replies: 36
Views: 520

Re: The Dog's Tooth.

Thinking about it afresh, I think it's a combination of the intention /saṃskāra aggregate and and the merits and benefits that are said to arise when reccolecting the Tattataghas. ( 1 of the 10 reccolections / Anussati).Added to the merit and benefits of offering even if the physical support of the ...
by Vasana
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4529
Views: 385976

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

As usual, I'm amazed at the clarity of his transmission. Beyond anything. He truly is my Guru in that sense. And yet, as usual, I'm unsure how to continue in the Dzogchen Community. I practice the Short Tun, have met the small local sangha, and I know the SMS program exists. But really, what is the...
by Vasana
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: receiving transmission
Replies: 30
Views: 838

Re: receiving transmission

can secondary practices from other traditions be used? i already have a deep background in alchemic practices and was wondering if that could be used as secondary itself? Other traditions by definition don't have the same base, path and fruit or view, meditation and conduct so to mix the two would ...
by Vasana
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: receiving transmission
Replies: 30
Views: 838

Re: receiving transmission

thats exactly the reason as to why i asked, if this is also a direct transmission, then what need is the participation of guruyoga, in order to receive the state of rigpa, if the state of rigpa is being transmitted then surely the need to do the guruyoga to just receive the state is dualistic. I wi...
by Vasana
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: receiving transmission
Replies: 30
Views: 838

Re: receiving transmission

Needs to be the same as the master since it involves all 3 doors of body speech and mind. By'same', I mean as close as possible since pronunciation and mudras may be difficult to emulate perfectly if you have only just encountered them. I wouldn't worry so much if you still can't participate today a...
by Vasana
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: receiving transmission
Replies: 30
Views: 838

Re: receiving transmission

Well there are other methods to recognise and come to certainty about rigpa but they all require having had the direct introduction in the first place since it's not certain that you will immediately distinguish mind from nature of mind during the D.I transmission. It usually only lasts about half a...
by Vasana
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Shakyamuni and bodhisattva vow
Replies: 26
Views: 534

Re: Shakyamuni and bodhisattva vow

i give no shit on what sects reconcile but mahayana has no vow, only "voluntary" activity How #edgey of you...there are evidently vows in Mahayana. The vows are also voluntary. and there is no enlightenment, because there is no "self" #FactsNotFaith bro (laughing) You seem to be mistaking the kayas...
by Vasana
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Shakyamuni and bodhisattva vow
Replies: 26
Views: 534

Re: Shakyamuni and bodhisattva vow

How do followers of Mahayana sects reconcile the bodhisattva vow to continue taking rebirth with Shakyamuni's complete enlightenment? i give no shit on what sects reconcile but mahayana has no vow, only "voluntary" activity How #edgey of you...there are evidently vows in Mahayana. The vows are also...
by Vasana
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16822

Re: The DJKR Topic

SMCJ, do you think pure view excludes paying attention to cause and effect? I'm exclusively a lower-yana practitioner. As such in all my practice I only deal with cause and effect. Full stop. However my teacher once told me that you could summarize the Vajrayana commitments as "never criticize anyt...
by Vasana
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16822

Re: The DJKR Topic

What does pure perception of Hitler or Trump even mean here? That Hitler and Trump have Buddha-nature and so we should not scrutinize the ethical and causal implications of their actions? View shoukd be as vast as sky, attention to cause and effect as fine as flour, no? Is pure perception really eve...
by Vasana
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to believe in rebirth
Replies: 132
Views: 9287

Re: How to believe in rebirth

Wayfarer wrote:
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:04 am
But who can provide evidence of the existence of other realms and other life-bearing planets? I am open to any evidence, but what evidence is there?
It's more probable that there is other sentient life out there than not.
by Vasana
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Buddhas only see other Buddhas
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Buddhas only see other Buddhas

'The true nature of beings is always buddha. Not realising that, they wander in endless samsara. For the boundless suffering of sentient beings May unbearable compassion be conceived in our being. When the energy of unbearable compassion is unceasing, In expressions of loving kindness, the truth of...
by Vasana
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is Time experienced by Bodhisattvas and Buddhas?
Replies: 6
Views: 169

How is Time experienced by Bodhisattvas and Buddhas?

As the title says, How is Time experienced by, 1. Bodhisattvas? 2 Buddhas? Sometimes I think about the endless nature of samsara and the thought alone seems tedious, both for beings and prospective Bodhisattvas. Like watching a soap opera omnibus on repeat again and again and again and again, ad-nfi...
by Vasana
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Void
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: The Void

Now the million dollar question is how to apply that intellectual view in to a liberating direct realization. If nothing is there or not there, why do we desire some things and dislike others? How does that desire and aversion keep beings locked in a succession of cyclic conditioning? The tendency t...
by Vasana
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.
Replies: 97
Views: 8274

Re: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.

Deity's nature, your teacher's nature and yours are all identical. If you know your nature and rest in it the samaya is being kept. In other words just resting in your nature is keeping all the samayas you ever had. This applies only to those who already have unwavering stability in uncontrived equ...
by Vasana
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Unable to visualize
Replies: 34
Views: 7148

Re: Unable to visualize

Practicing at night or in dark room helps too and I believe it is reccomended by certain teachers, especially for beginners. It gives your mind's eye a more uniform blank canvas to work with. This may not be suitable when tired or drowsy.