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by Vasana
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Santa La Muerte
Replies: 118
Views: 1466

Re: Santa La Muerte

P.s - Tenma, Are you practicing for the benefit of all sentient beings or is it really just for some supernatural thrills? You're what, like 14-15? In high school? At that age, you're still finding a sense of who you are as a person in this world, in your family, peer-group, society etc. Having an i...
by Vasana
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Santa La Muerte
Replies: 118
Views: 1466

Re: Santa La Muerte

As Vasana said previously, "Obsession with the supernatural is probably a stronger mara than any genuine encounter so bear that in mind long term." Turns out to be VERY true. Her followers here think it's a way to "honor the Aztec traditions" and their culture/ethnicity. Also, according to one of t...
by Vasana
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chatral Sangye Dorje
Replies: 16
Views: 837

Re: Chatral Sangye Dorje

http://dudjominternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Cover-of-the-Namthar-of-Dorje-Chang-His-Holiness-Kyabje-Chadral-Sangye-Dorje-Rinpoche-1913-2015-682x1024.jpg http://dudjominternational.org/largefiles/Namthar%20of%20HH%20Kyabje%20Chadral%20Sangye%20Dorje%20Rinpoche%20(1913-2015).pdf 'In com...
by Vasana
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In 'The Beginning' ?
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: In 'The Beginning' ?

Why do people blindly accept a Beginning and rarely consider a continuum without beginning or end ? Because both are equally mind boggling and people prefer a more familiar boggle to a new one. To be fair, most people who have heard of the big crunch/bounce theory will often mention it if the big b...
by Vasana
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 35
Views: 431

Re: All is One

http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/thig_le_nyag_cig thig le nyag cig I don't know if this is the way White Lotus is thinking about oneness but this phrase is the closest i can think of that could point towards this elusive one that white lotus speaks of. But even here, I'm not sure it's correct to s...
by Vasana
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 35
Views: 431

Re: All is One

Dearest White lotus Please understand that you can't just present the dharma in your own idiosyncratic style divorced from the language and terminology that the dharma has been traditionally communicated for centuries, millennia. It may well be that you have cottonned on to a valid understanding but...
by Vasana
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When you first started... (lightweight question)
Replies: 72
Views: 2156

Re: When you first started... (lightweight question)

Why? For one,better digestion. It doesn't sound like a bad idea in general, but we'll see. I'm sure no one here is dumb enough to drink actual boiling hot water but after the ALS ice-bucket challenge a few years ago, a 'boiling water challenge' happened and lots of people fell for it, with sometime...
by Vasana
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Road Trip
Replies: 70
Views: 1763

Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

TM is a good place to do solo retreat if you can afford it. Little cabins on the side of the mountain. I am sure it holds tremendous blessings. In a video Lama Tsultrim explained that the gonpa is built based on a vision she had with Vimalamitra and a dream, etc. Kevin There's also a nice stupa dev...
by Vasana
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Santa La Muerte
Replies: 118
Views: 1466

Re: Santa La Muerte

There was also a short vice documentary on her. As Norwegian said, she's either made up or is worldly but has risen to prominence. In either case, continue your practice as normal and follow the standard protocols the teacher provides for dealing with this kind of thing. You can spend your life pre-...
by Vasana
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Masturbation
Replies: 29
Views: 576

Re: Giving Up Masturbation

Cutting out foods that are also aphrodisiacs helps. This is especially true if you want to reduce sexually driven dreams that will occur naturally if you give up porn and masturbation. Garlic, onions and excessively spicey food are big culprits here. Excercise and having something to direct any exce...
by Vasana
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to understand the body correctly
Replies: 35
Views: 739

Re: How to understand the body correctly

pael wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:56 pm
Is this restricted? Are there e-book?
Read the rest of the thread.
by Vasana
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to understand the body correctly
Replies: 35
Views: 739

Re: How to understand the body correctly

It's pretty much understood that one should have received empowerment before one studies a text like this, not to mention have had teachings on it too. It's not a restricted text as far as I know. It doesn't contain instructions. Teachings and empowerment are obviously ideal but an academic dissert...
by Vasana
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to understand the body correctly
Replies: 35
Views: 739

Re: How to understand the body correctly

Tell me points you understood from this book, context, understandings, framework you have towards this subject :) In short: correct view of the body can help develop one's realizations, especially if you are combining 'paths of means' that involve yogic exercises with the 'paths of wisdom' that cor...
by Vasana
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to understand the body correctly
Replies: 35
Views: 739

Re: How to understand the body correctly

http://www.shangshungpublications.org/secret-map-of-the-body/ Tell me points you understood from this book, context, understandings, framework you have towards this subject :) In short: correct view of the body can help develop one's realizations, especially if you are combining 'paths of means' th...
by Vasana
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Characteristics of Nirvana?
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Characteristics of Nirvana?

http://www.wisdompubs.org/blog/201412/d ... ts-nirvana

HH Dalai Lama on the 4 aspects of Nirvana.

BTW, it sounds more like you're asking about the qualities of the trikaya or of the 6 or 10 powers of a Buddha.

https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/ques ... mniscience
by Vasana
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 88
Views: 3589

Re: enlightment in one life

We're all lazy... You don't need to worry. Vimalamitra states: One of average diligence sees the instruction of the guru, seeing the direct perception of vidyā. However, because they are distracted by worldly distractions, they never have time to practice. When they cast off this body of traces, th...
by Vasana
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 88
Views: 3589

Re: enlightment in one life

What about the Ferdinands of this world who swoop in and sniff deeply (and ecstatically) from Dzogchen, then from Advaita, then from Krishnamurti, then back to Dzogchen, and so on? Are we invited to the buddhahood party? If you enter into Dzogchen teachings in a real sense, you wont be interested i...
by Vasana
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 88
Views: 3589

Re: enlightment in one life

Yes and I'm seeing these changes, as are those around me who can view me with more dispassion than I can. And considering where I come from in terms of psychoemotional umm ... colorfulness ... visible changes are pretty amazing. Now you could say if I stuck with Dzogchen, say, really went full forc...