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by Vasana
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Preparing for Ordination
Replies: 17
Views: 241

Re: Preparing for Ordination

I think it makes sense to trial it out for a year before commiting.
by Vasana
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: A Critique of Engaged Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: A Critique of Engaged Buddhism

These are some useful points about this post in summary - 1. The Buddha Dharma is more focused on the path to Enlightenment and gives less importance to make a better Samsara. 2. Engaged Buddhism is simply an option; it is not compulsory. Being an Engaged Buddhist doesn’t make one ‘more Buddhist’ t...
by Vasana
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yantra yoga health and knees
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Yantra yoga health and knees

[media]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6FWvHBrlB_Y[/media] A Good knee warm-up exercise. Warming up the knees and joints vigorously with your hands or a soft bit of fabric can really help with knee health. Especially now it's getting colder. .Doing that and the above excercise and some other warmups m...
by Vasana
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 859

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

i am learning that the noble truth number one is not only true, but all my friends and my family and strangers, unless they have a deep and ripened practice which almost none have, they really suffer Some suffer more, some less. Some learn how to minimize suffering and maximize joy. Others not. But...
by Vasana
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1716

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: 41
Views: 740

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: 41
Views: 740

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: 4540
Views: 388294

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: 902

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: 902

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: 902

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: 902

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: 27
Views: 572

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: 27
Views: 572

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: 17252

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: 17252

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: 134
Views: 9488

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: 214

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: 180

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...