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by reddust
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is there anyone home?
Replies: 199
Views: 9038

Re: Is there anyone home?

Just to let everyone know I wasn't suggesting a substrate of an ultimate. I posted a great article about rigpa and awareness and what it is and how it is viewed through different schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The article goes into the questions of the OP :anjali:
ultimate substrate
by reddust
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is there anyone home?
Replies: 199
Views: 9038

Re: Is there anyone home?

Is there a Buddhist equivalent of Awareness as the ultimate substrate of reality? I didn't think there was. Then I spoke with a Tibetan Buddhist friend who smiled when I asked him and said: Oh yes, everything is Awareness. From my limited study in Tibetan Buddhism Rigpa came to mind. http://www.ber...
by reddust
Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is there anyone home?
Replies: 199
Views: 9038

Re: Is there anyone home?

I was told some questions about self Buddha remained silent. If I remember my teacher told me what's important is letting go of the 3 poisons and when you are free and clear of suffering you will be able to answer those questions yourself. A blanket denial of the self therefore has no basis in scrip...
by reddust
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samaya--Comments by Thrangu Rinpoche
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: Samaya--Comments by Thrangu Rinpoche

PeterC,

Thank you for sharing, your post answered some of my questions. I'm up in the woods and hardly see anyone including my sangha and teachers. I felt kind of guilty about this but it's so nice being away from everyone and hanging out with nature :namaste:
by reddust
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: who am I?
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: who am I?

Hi,I guess I sh ould sort of introduce myself: Here it is then.... Italian,59,male,1.60 mt.,born and living in Sardinia,discreet knowledge of the lingo,and definitly fond of the quest. just starting(finally) to practice.Following a trail on the net I landed on D.W.,(Chuang-Tzu-Prajnacara--Hui Feng ...
by reddust
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: An Unfortunately neglected Introduction.
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Re: An Unfortunately neglected Introduction.

Nice to meet you Leo thank you for sharing your story. Seems a lot of the old timers I meet online are struggling to find a place to hang their Dharma coat. I struggle with a lot of what you wrote about as well, I think it's part of getting older. I think people are always willing to blame others fo...
by reddust
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: the most surprising thing you got from Buddhism?
Replies: 20
Views: 1135

Re: the most surprising thing you got from Buddhism?

What is the most surprising thing you have gotten from practicing Buddhism? For me, it's beer! lol For me when I was with a Sangha, wine! Seriously, my relationship with myself and my husband has improved but also with my children. They are grown now and have kids of their own and I can help out wh...
by reddust
Fri May 30, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Where does I end and not-I begin?
Replies: 35
Views: 2016

Re: Where does I end and not-I begin?

It's all about the mind moments and the sense doors consciousness. It was explained to me that this is a constant stream of moments. Falling into a habit is much like walking a path that has been walked on over and over again until the path becomes a deep rut. There are methods of getting out of the...
by reddust
Thu May 29, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: NamDak SaLing closing
Replies: 9
Views: 1094

Re: NamDak SaLing closing

Can we do Simhamukha for someone else?
by reddust
Wed May 28, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha or Bodhisattva appearing in dreams
Replies: 10
Views: 1199

Re: Buddha or Bodhisattva appearing in dreams

dzogchungpa wrote:
reddust wrote:Row, row, row your boat Bodhisattva to be :heart:
rd, you're a true boatisattva :heart:
Your humor is as lame as my husbands...dang it you made me giggle :tongue:
by reddust
Wed May 28, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha or Bodhisattva appearing in dreams
Replies: 10
Views: 1199

Re: Buddha or Bodhisattva appearing in dreams

I see life as a dream...When you notice something unusual just sit back and see what happens. Stay aware and alert....You never know what form the Bodhisattva will take. I mean anything could be a Bodhisattva :jawdrop: An English Nursery Rhyme: Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the stream. Merril...
by reddust
Sun May 25, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: help me understand pls?
Replies: 27
Views: 1585

Re: help me understand pls?

Sometimes a bad Dharma experience or a negative experience with a Dharma student or teacher can be turned into a Dharma lesson that will pop you up to another level of awareness. This is how I look at everything in my life. It's really helped me move past trauma and negative feelings. :namaste:
by reddust
Sun May 25, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: help me understand pls?
Replies: 27
Views: 1585

Re: help me understand pls?

Do I have to believe that, should believe and feel that I do not practice properly by not experience such miraculous things Wouldn't the greatest miracle of all being able to walk free of ignorance regarding self/other, aversion, and craving? People here on this board can help you find a teacher ne...
by reddust
Sat May 24, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: DEALING WITH ANTS
Replies: 22
Views: 3673

Re: DEALING WITH ANTS

Sprinkle this around their pathways and they will leave you alone...it won't kill them unless you sprinkle it directly on them. They will not cross the dust because it will cut their joints and tender parts and plug their airways. Diatomaceous earth http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/8107/diatoma...
by reddust
Fri May 23, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NASA Has Free E-Book On Decoding Extraterrestrial Messages
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: NASA Has Free E-Book On Decoding Extraterrestrial Messag

I love all things off world alien or alternative universe beings...I think the government is getting ready to say we've been invaded by an off world race and we must come together as a human race to fight them off. No one is buying all this crap about wars and terrorist anymore. Now we have to fight...
by reddust
Fri May 23, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Supreme Nirmankaya
Replies: 15
Views: 892

Re: Supreme Nirmankaya

Malcolm thank you for helping me remember all my old lessons :heart: They are new again :twothumbsup:
by reddust
Fri May 23, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Supreme Nirmankaya
Replies: 15
Views: 892

Re: Supreme Nirmankaya

...can one Supreme Buddha see another Supreme Buddha if they ever met ? Yes, reddust, in various Sutras and its descriptions, one can read on it. They can also 'spot' each other from worlds away from each other with Their abilities. For instance, in the Threefold Sukhavati Sutras, Amitabha Buddha m...
by reddust
Fri May 23, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: why is Vajrayana considered the fastest way to buddhahood?
Replies: 258
Views: 13177

Re: why is Vajrayana considered the fasted way to buddhahood

I have a book that goes into Arhat and Bodhisattva/Bodhisatta that compares the systems and attainments. I think I remember reading about the differences of an Arhat and the Bhumis of a Bodhisattva. I think the books by Dutt, but I have to go find it. Would you be interested in the data if I can fin...
by reddust
Fri May 23, 2014 3:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Supreme Nirmankaya
Replies: 15
Views: 892

Re: Supreme Nirmankaya

OMG! thank you so much plwk! More then answers my question, except----can one Supreme Buddha see another Supreme Buddha if they ever met ? I remember reading somewhere here on this site that only sentient beings can see a Buddha because of their delusional state. So a Buddha isn't delusional --- but...