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by TrimePema
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?
Replies: 61
Views: 13087

Re: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?

DKR says in "the guru drinks bourbon" that a teacher with no realization at all can still be the guru of a student who attains complete Buddhahood, if I understood correctly, which I probably didn't... I don't remember whether or not DKR stated if that applies to false teachers without legit credent...
by TrimePema
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 52
Views: 3483

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

I don't understand why one will need trekchod and togal to attain rainbow body. The chinese site reported that a Nyingma lama who refused to practice any other methods other than mandala offering has attained rainbow body. If they attained rainbow body they were practicing trekcho and/or thogal. Pe...
by TrimePema
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 52
Views: 3483

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

I don't understand why one will need trekchod and togal to attain rainbow body. The chinese site reported that a Nyingma lama who refused to practice any other methods other than mandala offering has attained rainbow body. Impossible to explain. IMO it seems common for people not to understand in t...
by TrimePema
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 52
Views: 3483

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

I don't understand why one will need trekchod and togal to attain rainbow body. The chinese site reported that a Nyingma lama who refused to practice any other methods other than mandala offering has attained rainbow body. Impossible to explain. IMO it seems common for people not to understand in t...
by TrimePema
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Death and enlightenment/emptiness
Replies: 34
Views: 910

Re: Death and enlightenment/emptiness

Hello everyone, I have a question concerning the relationship of death and enlightenment/sunyata. I would like to frame this question in the context of a concrete branch of Buddhism, but my knowledge only amounts to frame it into a general mahayana and post-madhyamika framework. My question, simply...
by TrimePema
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 65
Views: 1904

Re: Bon Dzogchen

fckw wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:41 pm
TrimePema wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:24 am
Kuntuzangpo is Tibetan... Samantabhadra is Sanskrit...
Of course they are equal.
Equal yes, but also same?
lol
by TrimePema
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 65
Views: 1904

Re: Bon Dzogchen

I simply do not accept your hypothesis concerning the relationship between structure and outcome. And as for references to “new age” Dzogchen, that is merely name calling. I have expressed no view that I have not heard from recognised Vajrayana teachers. Ok no problem that you have another opinion ...
by TrimePema
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best countries to expand buddhism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1231

Re: Best countries to expand buddhism?

That is a historical objective perspective. Let me offer you a Buddhist metaphysics objective perspective. 1. Buddha is all knowing 2. Buddha teaches according to the needs of students 3. Students hear according to their needs 4. Every student has different needs 5. Student needs are divided into 3...
by TrimePema
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Search for a Qualified Teacher in North Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: Search for a Qualified Teacher in North Carolina

What I am reading about the Great Perfection path calls to me. As I read I am often strongly reminded of the importance, for many good reasons, of working with an authentic and qualified teacher. The follow-up volume to "Outer and Inner Preliminaries", which I am now reading, is "restricted" and ca...
by TrimePema
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Parapsychology
Replies: 50
Views: 1695

Re: Buddhism and Parapsychology

I'm very grateful for your generous advice! :bow: Since it seems important, I will be more frank. I feel like materialism/physicalism is the refrain mostly of people who expect all truth to be easily accessible to the public domain. When you grow up in a cultural framework that expresses "ultimate ...
by TrimePema
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Supreme Efforts in Mahayana/Vajrayana
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Supreme Efforts in Mahayana/Vajrayana

^ I agree but Sometimes knowing the tibetan words can help narrow things down or at least serve as a means to check you're moving in the right direction. The distinction is whether a thought arises as sherab or namtog, loosely translated as insight or thought. "The expression moving as sherab is li...
by TrimePema
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What would you buy?
Replies: 20
Views: 1087

Re: What would you buy?

If one were given a chance to receive a Buddhist item, what should one get (that's affordable and not some exotic relic)? A mala? A prayer wheel? A damaru? A bell? Or what? Especially for teena and young adults. The advice to give them what they like is probably your best bet IMO. Did they ask for ...
by TrimePema
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best countries to expand buddhism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1231

Re: Best countries to expand buddhism?

That is a historical objective perspective. Let me offer you a Buddhist metaphysics objective perspective. 1. Buddha is all knowing 2. Buddha teaches according to the needs of students 3. Students hear according to their needs 4. Every student has different needs 5. Student needs are divided into 3...
by TrimePema
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best countries to expand buddhism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1231

Re: Best countries to expand buddhism?

You want me to quote your posts back to you? It would be easier if you went back and reread them with a slightly more objective and critical eye. I will give you an example: You say that Buddhist traditions need to be unified. Do you know why they are "seperated"? Wouldn't it be a good idea to know...
by TrimePema
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best countries to expand buddhism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1231

Re: Best countries to expand buddhism?

You are trying to change karma without having the proper skills to help people. How do you know you will not harm them? Your idea of "missionary" is really best understood in terms of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and their skills - which maybe you are or are not familiar with. Firstly, you should know,...
by TrimePema
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Emotions = suffering?
Replies: 56
Views: 1428

Re: Emotions = suffering?

Hello friends, Just my words: With regards to the four immeasurables it is important to say the following: SENTIENT BEINGS ARE SUFFERING. PERIOD. So, when a sentient being is happy, they are in a state of happiness although they are suffering. They are in fact still suffering and even their happines...
by TrimePema
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Experience of Buddhism Sliding into Nihilism
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: The Experience of Buddhism Sliding into Nihilism

Thank you so much to all for the very thoughtful posts and insights. It's comforting to receive word from those further down the path, who have been walking it far longer. It's very supportive and I really appreciate it. Hello dharma friend, All I can say about your experience is in my experience t...
by TrimePema
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best countries to expand buddhism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1231

Re: Best countries to expand buddhism?

If it is a buddhist view ir not, it depends of the buddhist tradition. originally contesting other religions and philosophies in debates and philosphical points was done by early buddhism and by the buddha, and there are plenty of texts concerning that. but in certain buddhist thoughts (in zen for ...
by TrimePema
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Best countries to expand buddhism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1231

Re: Best countries to expand buddhism?

Which countries could be best for buddhist missionary activity ? the more obvious answer in my view is latin america (specially mexico , perhaps brazil and the caribbean countries) and oceania, plus the traditional missionary activities in the west. but there is also space in unlikely countries lik...
by TrimePema
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 100k Vajrasattva mantra preliminary
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: 100k Vajrasattva mantra preliminary

I completed Ngondro when I thought I was in a Gelug Sangha. Took over 2 years. It had no real value I can identify, whereas intensive practice in the way advised by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche produced effects after a few days. So make absolutely sure this is the best method for you. These two things mi...

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