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by TrimePema
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 7315

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

what if these 'questionable' teachers really are sacrificing all their worldly renown and so on in order to greatly benefit those who have various degrees of pure vision? But they're not. This is a very important point. When they're caught, they go into long apologias or self-justifications. They a...
by TrimePema
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 7315

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

what if these 'questionable' teachers really are sacrificing all their worldly renown and so on in order to greatly benefit those who have various degrees of pure vision? But they're not. This is a very important point. When they're caught, they go into long apologias or self-justifications. They a...
by TrimePema
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 7315

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

is a Tantric magician with some minor powers and accomplishments worthy of such veneration if his character is still arrogant, devious, manipulative, insecure and greedy? In an age of charlatans isn't taming one's character the real siddhi? Even if you accomplish Shamatha you can do amazing things....
by TrimePema
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerments are for life?
Replies: 48
Views: 2146

Re: Empowerments are for life?

that's true. Firstly I was just making a point that HHKJP Vajrasattva can be done without an empowerment or lung or tri and is supposed to be shared with everyone as such - so therefore it is actually the case that nobody needs a vajrasattva empowerment to practice vajrasattva anymore since anyone ...
by TrimePema
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerments are for life?
Replies: 48
Views: 2146

Re: Empowerments are for life?

No, it doesnt. It states that the text can be practiced "without empowerment". The only thing that suggests is that one can practice this particular sadhana without the empowerment associated with it. It in no way suggests that Vajrasattva doesnt require transmission. the colophon in my veraion s...
by TrimePema
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerments are for life?
Replies: 48
Views: 2146

Re: Empowerments are for life?

That's one example. The other aspect to consider in terms of Khenpo Jigphun's Vajrasattva is that there is not need to receive the lung for the sadhana due to the prevalence and of the transmission of Vajrasattva in general in Tibet. The assumption is that one has already at least received the lung...
by TrimePema
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerments are for life?
Replies: 48
Views: 2146

Re: Empowerments are for life?

Vajrasattva most certainly requires transmission. At the very least one needs the reading transmission of the 100 syllable mantra. This transmission is essential for all Vajrayana practitioners in general but has special emphasis in the Nyingma transmission. no. hh jigme phuntsok has a vajrasattva ...
by TrimePema
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerments are for life?
Replies: 48
Views: 2146

Re: Empowerments are for life?

@TrimePema: I received Dzogchen transmission from my lama and guarded that practice like my life depended on it, since I value my lama and what he gave me. I have strong guru yoga with him. I have not met with him in the last number of years but soon this year will meet with him again. I have had s...
by TrimePema
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerments are for life?
Replies: 48
Views: 2146

Re: Empowerments are for life?

Its okay. It would be good to take the same empowerment or different one to purify samayas, or to recite regularly some prayer like The King of Aspiration Prayers , or do Vajrasattva if you have the transmission. Anyway if you want to continue, then go for it definetly. There is nothing lacking. An...
by TrimePema
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerments are for life?
Replies: 48
Views: 2146

Re: Empowerments are for life?

I have a question that I have been wondering about. After receiving an empowerment in the Nyingma, is it considered that you have it for the rest of your life even if you drop the practice for a number of years and then later on you decide you want to do it again? So for example, say, an empowermen...
by TrimePema
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerments are for life?
Replies: 48
Views: 2146

Re: Empowerments are for life?

Maybe worth looking into... maybe not... Why are you not practicing? Is it because you 'lost interest in meditation'? or is it because you took the empowerment with bodhichitta and then subsequently failed to generate bodhichitta and failed to practice? Basically I quit practicing mantras but conti...
by TrimePema
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerments are for life?
Replies: 48
Views: 2146

Re: Empowerments are for life?

I have a question that I have been wondering about. After receiving an empowerment in the Nyingma, is it considered that you have it for the rest of your life even if you drop the practice for a number of years and then later on you decide you want to do it again? So for example, say, an empowermen...
by TrimePema
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Sutras on Sexual Misconduct
Replies: 22
Views: 1024

Re: Sutras on Sexual Misconduct

Hello, I know I might be poking into a wasp nest with this question, however I would like to know what sutras are talking about sexual misconduct in general and maybe mentioning homosexuality/homosexual behaviour in particular. Also maybe discuss it a bit too. So far I have mostly read Patrul Rinpo...
by TrimePema
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: malas (again)
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: malas (again)

Maybe for practitioners of Kriyayoga is more important that for a Atiyogin. I would say in general it is like that, from a more "external" to a more "internal" view. guru rinpoche is very clear about mala materials and their importance. ati doesnt negate tendrel. many commentaries likewise mention ...
by TrimePema
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Question on using multiple mantras
Replies: 12
Views: 1079

Re: Question on using multiple mantras

Mantras can be recited at any time provided you aren't doing it in a distracted way, but I've been told (this may or may not apply to you, idk) that the only time mantras can be "counted" in terms of accumulations is during a formal session. If you are accumulating 100,000 om mani then you would no...
by TrimePema
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: At what point Bodhisattvas enter the pure land
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: At what point Bodhisattvas enter the pure land

Sukhavati is not the only option, i have read that there are bodhisattvas that prefer to stay in the desire realm, why? i dont know, but there should be reasons. However, my concern is at what point in the bodhisattva career he is reborn in a pureland beyond the triple realm until he reach buddhaho...
by TrimePema
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Question on using multiple mantras
Replies: 12
Views: 1079

Re: Question on using multiple mantras

Last year after having it suggested to me by multiple parties I began to practice recitation of the Cundi dharani as a part of my sadhana, primarily during formal sitting sessions, but also throughout the day when I'm able to keep accurate track of my count, as well as for prostrations. For those o...
by TrimePema
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: At what point Bodhisattvas enter the pure land
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: At what point Bodhisattvas enter the pure land

At what point in the bodhisattva carrer he is reborn in a pure land/pure buddhafield? So let´s say they don´t make the aspiration to be reborn in sukhavati, rather, they stay in the triple realm making accoumulations and practicing the paramitas, at what point they are reborn in the pure land? path...
by TrimePema
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Are Trikaya levels?
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Are Trikaya levels?

Ice, water, vapor. hello, i am a block of ice. when i melt, will you be a vapor or a block of ice? Hmmm. I don’t get what you’re trying to say. Want to try that again? If you are a block of ice and when I see you I see water does that mean I understand that both aspects, water and ice, are none oth...
by TrimePema
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Are Trikaya levels?
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Are Trikaya levels?

smcj wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:08 pm
Ice, water, vapor.
hello, i am a block of ice. when i melt, will you be a vapor or a block of ice?

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