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by Reibeam
Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Machig's sound method?
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: Machig's sound method?

zenman wrote:What are those syllables? Phat something?

Yes, but it's generally considered bad form to publish a mantra like that on a public website so I was trying to be "subtle" myself... :spy:

So much for that :stirthepot:

Sent you a PM
by Reibeam
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Machig's sound method?
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: Machig's sound method?

I found this bit of information from Tara Mandala-website: http://taramandala.org/about-kapala-training/ "Machig Lapdrön’s sound method for cutting through discursive thoughts." On Level Two of Kapala Training. Anyone know what it is? Sources? Thanks. I think that is a subtle way of referring to th...
by Reibeam
Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Clearing Practice Space
Replies: 50
Views: 5620

Re: Clearing Practice Space

what about using the om sumbani mantras like was mentioned? Are you referring to the mantra used in the changchog practice that is transmitted by Chnn? If you have changchog book it explains a little in there. If so, you can burn guggul or dugdze (the sang powder pemachopel mentioned) and do the ma...
by Reibeam
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Enough of the Penis
Replies: 30
Views: 2409

Re: Enough of the Penis

There is probably more penis stuff everywhere because as a world society we are driven more by form and means than emptiness and wisdom. For many cultures phallic stuff is a symbol of power: Swords, guns, skyscrapers, flag poles, even the human body as a whole is kind of phallic. everywhere you look...
by Reibeam
Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: KANGLING
Replies: 24
Views: 6817

Re: KANGLING

I'm raising this old thread from the dead to address a question that came up when I visited the bookstore of a Tibetan center not far from my home. I've noticed that of all the materials available for kanglings, resin seems to be the least popular* among practitioners I've met. But at this center, ...
by Reibeam
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche on Reading Dzogchen Books
Replies: 202
Views: 15019

Re: Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche on Reading Dzogchen Books

I think it is much more strange that books on all the procedures of doing Kilaya practice are openly published for anyone to read, and no one says boo about those books, but when it comes to Dzogchen, everyone freaks out a little. And frankly, I think instructions on smad las rites should more rest...
by Reibeam
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche on Reading Dzogchen Books
Replies: 202
Views: 15019

Re: Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche on Reading Dzogchen Books

Basically, the difference between a real teacher of Dzogchen and someone who only teaches Dzogchen as a theory is that real teachers of Dzogchen teach Dzogchen as the basis. Others teach it as a result of a path, like Mahāmudra. In a real sense, when Dzogchen is taught as the apex of the nine yānas...
by Reibeam
Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practical question on ngondro
Replies: 28
Views: 3293

Re: Practical question on ngondro

I have a board, it's 7 Feet long and 3 feet wide. A friend of mine made it for me and it's beautiful. It's made from solid 150 year old Douglas fir (it's stupid heavy too). It's elevated 4 inches off the ground on 4x4s, but I stand on top it so I don't get some kind of advantage. Maybe one day I'll ...
by Reibeam
Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Language
Topic: "V"s in Sanskrit
Replies: 24
Views: 2960

Re: "V"s in Sanskrit

Tibetan ba or wa itself might have been a labiodental approximant in his time. It is in some modern Kham dialects still. Dude, the only people who know what a "labiodental approximant" is are modern linguists. Not even Sanskritists know WTF this is. Honestly. You are being a trifle ridiculous and u...
by Reibeam
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fat shaming
Replies: 158
Views: 10880

Re: Fat shaming

BrianG, my guess based on your avatar is that your a first world privileged American. You must not use any resources though because your not fat. But wait... I live in the third world on about 1,000usd a month. Do you have a car? No Do you have a house or apartment? Apartment Do you eat food? Rice ...
by Reibeam
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fat shaming
Replies: 158
Views: 10880

Re: Fat shaming

Reibeam, Magnus Samuelsson was also a Strongman competitor ( and a European arm wrestling champion before that agai n), he did not sit still. He was pretty much doing only the following three things, almost every day of the week, every week of the year, year in year out: Lift heavy things (a lot), ...
by Reibeam
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fat shaming
Replies: 158
Views: 10880

Re: Fat shaming

We should call up Magnus and tell him to stop eating 10,000 calories a day.

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by Reibeam
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fat shaming
Replies: 158
Views: 10880

Re: Fat shaming

I resemble this. That's my skinny wife keeping my guts in. http://drgraeme.net/drgraeme-free-nxt-g-tutorials/Ch46/SUMO-G/SUMO-2.jpg I never was this big but when I was around 350lbslbs (I am more like 230 now) I could get almost 800lbs off the ground. I used to play chess and arm wrestle for money ...
by Reibeam
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fat shaming
Replies: 158
Views: 10880

Re: Fat shaming

I should have been more clear, one person overeating leads to another person undereating.. This is nonsense again. Yes, enough food for everyone is a distribution problem. But not consuming the cream cake, potatoe chips and coca cola in Europe will not result in enough food in she Sahel zone or in ...
by Reibeam
Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fat shaming
Replies: 158
Views: 10880

Re: Fat shaming

As someone who is still overweight, but is 120 lbs thinner than I was a couple years ago I have very direct experience of "fat shaming" and it only makes things worse. It really can drive someone the very shores of the river Styx with a razor as a paddle. I think outside of the outright rudeness of ...
by Reibeam
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightened yet fat
Replies: 93
Views: 6180

Re: Enlightened yet fat

Sorry to have gotten so fired up, most my teachers have been overweight and they are extraordinary beings.......Buddhas


I just don't want someone to miss out on receiving a wish fulfilling jewel because it came from chubby hands.

Blessings to you and your realization.
by Reibeam
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightened yet fat
Replies: 93
Views: 6180

Re: Enlightened yet fat

Even high Bodhisattvas have their shortcomings and imperfections, that's what distinguishes them from a fully enlightened Buddha who has reached the path of no more learning. There aren't many fully enlightened Buddhas on our planet, if any. It seems to me that you have a bit of a prejudice that al...
by Reibeam
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightened yet fat
Replies: 93
Views: 6180

Re: Enlightened yet fat

Lostitude, What would you think, if a Buddhist teacher was repulsed by fat people, and only wanted students with perfect bodies ? What if he insulted all the fattys that came to him and told them they couldn't attend any teachings until they lost weight? There would be a lot less Dharma centers in ...
by Reibeam
Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightened yet fat
Replies: 93
Views: 6180

Re: Enlightened yet fat

Do you really think your own vision is pure enough to judge a teacher based on a thing like this? You will never find a real teacher with these sorts of judgments and credential gathering. Only in very rare cases can it be explained by hormonal, non-psychological disruptions. For a dietician you ha...
by Reibeam
Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: The harms of Masturbation and Porn
Replies: 487
Views: 42930

Re: The harms of Masturbation and Porn

I don't mind. I'm not an antagonist against masturbation or sex, I'm not telling people not to do it, I'm talking about what it's harms are and how it can be viewed from the perspective of Dharma. My image is actually a reference to the peacocks in Sukhāvatī who constantly speak Dharma. Zhen Li, I ...