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by Vasana
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5162
Views: 440495

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

How has everyone's connection with webcast been recently?
by Vasana
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Buddhist Memes Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Buddhist Memes Thread

Vasana wrote:
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by Vasana
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.
Replies: 15
Views: 535

Re: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.

Reading through the Prajnaparamita in 10000* at the moment.I think it's very relevant to this thread. It always gets tricky when we try to find an intellectually satisfying conventonal or provisional answer to a teaching that is fundamnetally rooted in an ultimate & definitive meaning and is beyond ...
by Vasana
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & renunciate lineage transmission
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Dzogchen & renunciate lineage transmission

There is no real conflict. As you say, outwardly you can apply renunciate or bodhisattva conduct if you see fit while inwardly you can apply and integrate the higher views and practices. In fact, sometimes your outer conduct can set up both the outer and inner conditions which are most conducive to ...
by Vasana
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5162
Views: 440495

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Was Rinpoche saying one can cure schizophrenia with shine? I don't think so. But he said one can cure auditory and visual hallucinations with shine, didn't he? I also remember him saying that one needs to relax more if one is experiencing these phenomenon. I didn't see the webcast refered to but, R...
by Vasana
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general
Replies: 23
Views: 886

Re: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general

Not a book but a relevant sutra which details the nature of the alaya and the interim state after death. http://www.sutrasmantras.info/sutra18.html 大乘顯識經 Mahāyāna Sūtra of Consciousness Revealed Translated from Sanskrit into Chinese in the Tang Dynasty by The Tripiṭaka Master Divākara from India [.....
by Vasana
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox

So there was a sutra on this very topic that I remember someone else sharing on here a while back and I couldn't for the life of me remember it's name, url or any sentences to help search for it. Luckily I printed out a copy in the past and have just found it again. I believe this sutra gets in to s...
by Vasana
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox

Another text related to this topic you might find helpful. Shantideva - Way of the Bodhisattva, The wisdom chapter. 4. REJECTION OF ARGUMENTS CONCERNING IDENTITYLESSNESS Question: (70) If the self were not permanent, the relation between the action and its effect, i.e. the doer of the action coming ...
by Vasana
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5162
Views: 440495

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

In The Crystal & Way of Light, ChNN describes total realization in familiar dzogchen terms, talking about complete freedom, perfect wisdom, supreme unending bliss, and the ability to spontaneously benefit all beings “in a multiplicity of modes.” But this is relative language, right? Total realizati...
by Vasana
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: new Ksitigarbha statue
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: new Ksitigarbha statue

:bow:

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Context?
by Vasana
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we know if our predominant state of life is that of Buddhahood?
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: How do we know if our predominant state of life is that of Buddhahood?

If you have to ask if you have reached the fruition of buddhahood then you havn't reached the fruition of buddhahood. Buddhas don't experience the 2 obscurations.
by Vasana
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox

There are various sutras that touch upon this seeming paradox. As long as there are causes and supporting conditions, corresponding fruits will occur. Karma doesn't ripen on a self, but it does ripen on and as the stream of consciousness that mistakenly grasps at self-nature. Even though there are u...
by Vasana
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: New Translation: Prajnaparamita in 10,000 Lines
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: New Translation: Prajnaparamita in 10,000 Lines

Daśa­sāhasrikā­prajñā­pāramitā translated by the Padmakara Translation Group. While dwelling at Vulture Peak near Rāja­gṛha, the Buddha sets in motion‌ the sūtras that are the most extensive of all—the sūtras on the Prajñā­pāramitā, or “Transcendent Perfection of Wisdom.” Committed to writing aroun...
by Vasana
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: New Translation: Prajnaparamita in 10,000 Lines
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: New Translation: Prajnaparamita in 10,000 Lines

How excellent that this is available now and from Padmaraka.

I had a refresher with the shorter diamond sutra earlier this week and now this can follow :bow:
by Vasana
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dog thread
Replies: 40
Views: 604

Re: Dog thread

More of a cat person but;
by Vasana
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 167
Views: 21030

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Gotcha. Is there actually an expiry date for sentient beings though? Also reminds me of Shantideva from the way of the Bodhisattva; 'If their conditions are not discontinued even illusions will not cease to be. Likewise,since sentient beings have not discontinued the conditions for cyclic existence,...
by Vasana
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what do we mean by faith?
Replies: 50
Views: 1038

Re: what do we mean by faith?

Excuse the bad copy paste formatting - See 'Words of my Perfect teacher for a pretty clear exposition. 'APPROACHES TO TAKING REFUGE 1. Faith Just as taking refuge opens the gateway to all teachings and practices, it is faith that opens the gateway to taking refuge. As the first step in taking refuge...
by Vasana
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: interventions for self-destructive freinds/family?
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: interventions for self-destructive freinds/family?

I think you're right about professional assistance Queequeg. The first hurdle is actually helping them see recovery is possible. At the moment it seems they don't feel it possible so the incentive isn't there yet. And Thomas, He is nihlistic/atheist so It will be difficult to speak on meaning of lif...
by Vasana
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 167
Views: 21030

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

What causes and conditions would result in the cessation of the appearance of Buddhahood if there are limitless appearances of (illusory) beings ? End of universal cycle? I'm sure you mean this in a very Diamond/Heart Sutra way, Malcolm, but just checking I understood the implications of the above q...
by Vasana
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Tibetan Medicine and Tinnitus
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Tibetan Medicine and Tinnitus

Reddit tinnitus method might be worth looking in to. Seems to work for some.