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by TrimePema
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 1438

Re: sems and rigpa

The distinction between sems and sems nyid is only relevant to establishing the recognition of sems nyid. There is no difference between sems and sems nyid. So then, it's just non-recognition that is the issue, there is nothing to purify. Correct. Everything is naturally perfected and pure in its t...
by TrimePema
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?

Typically, when one receives a shitro or Vajrasattva empowerment this enables one to receive the lung of other practices in order to do them rather than receiving each empowerment individually. Sarma lamas do not usually follow this. That's interesting. Didn't know that! Makes sense. Lord of the oc...
by TrimePema
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?

Typically, when one receives a shitro or Vajrasattva empowerment this enables one to receive the lung of other practices in order to do them rather than receiving each empowerment individually. Sarma lamas do not usually follow this. That's interesting. Didn't know that! Makes sense. Lord of the oc...
by TrimePema
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 1438

Re: sems and rigpa

I'm asking what sems "becomes" when there is recognition. It's a Dzogchen specific question. I mean in Tantra we say that the purified aggregates becomes the wisdoms etc., I am wondering if this applies to sems at all, or if the correct answer in Dzogchen terms is that sems is "pure from the beginn...
by TrimePema
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?

I was told the Karma Lingpa zhitro wang is sufficient for all zhitro practices across all traditions, but I was never told that it was sufficient for all deities in any tradition. Interesting. Makes sense but then again, it’s hard to imagine how the circumstances would arise where anyone would actu...
by TrimePema
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Zhi Tro Empowerment as a prerequisite?

Disclaimer: I'm not trying to engage in practice without the guidance of a teacher. Nor am I trying to engage in Vajrayana practice without the requisite empowerments, transmissions and instructions. And I'm not trying to poach instructions or permissions from people on the internet. I'm just askin...
by TrimePema
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint long life prayer for Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s reincarnation by Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje
Replies: 13
Views: 934

Re: Joint long life prayer for Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s reincarnation by Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Trinley Thaye Dorje

Empty Cloud wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:59 pm
I don't want to post a separate topic but would it cause any problems if I take the position that both Karmapas are fine and take teachings from both sides?
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche said that both are the Karmapa.
by TrimePema
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnated Lamas
Replies: 30
Views: 1194

Re: Reincarnated Lamas

either way, even Shakyamuni displayed the path for sentient beings. that's what arya beings and Buddhas do.
by TrimePema
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnated Lamas
Replies: 30
Views: 1194

Re: Reincarnated Lamas

... OR one could see it as Shakyamuni Buddha being an ordinary human who happened to become enlightened because He worked hard and followed the correct path. There is no Buddhism where Shakyamuni Buddha is seen as "being an ordinary human who happened to become enlightened". /magnus that is the the...
by TrimePema
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnated Lamas
Replies: 30
Views: 1194

Re: Reincarnated Lamas

If the enlightenment is causing you to not be reborn in samsara again, unless you wish to be reborn again for the sake of all sentient beings, then why minds of the ones who have decided to do so are again ordinary or at least not as highly realised as is was in their former lifes? Why these master...
by TrimePema
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnated Lamas
Replies: 30
Views: 1194

Re: Reincarnated Lamas

The jataka tales about Shakyamunis previous lives are from the Tripitaka, so that isn't correct. In fact according to the Shravaka yana it takes a very long time, countless lives, to become a Buddha. /magnus Is attaining enlightenment not a requisite for emanating a Supreme Nirmanakaya? That is the...
by TrimePema
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnated Lamas
Replies: 30
Views: 1194

Re: Reincarnated Lamas

Maybe I'm wrong about this but my understanding is: In the Hinayana, it is said that Shakyamuni Buddha was an ordinary human being who attained enlightenment through practice in this very lifetime and, having discovered that path, turned the wheel of dharma. The jataka tales about Shakyamunis previ...
by TrimePema
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnated Lamas
Replies: 30
Views: 1194

Re: Reincarnated Lamas

If the enlightenment is causing you to not be reborn in samsara again, unless you wish to be reborn again for the sake of all sentient beings, then why minds of the ones who have decided to do so are again ordinary or at least not as highly realised as is was in their former lifes? Why these master...
by TrimePema
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is an obstacle?
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: What is an obstacle?

Outer obstacles: Anything in the external world that hinders or prevents practice, such as wars, famines, poverty, natural calamities, work, family, etc. Inner obstacles: Our negative emotions as well as imbalances in our elements, vayus, nadis, etc. leading to physical and mental-emotional disease...
by TrimePema
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Specs for shrine structure (not contents)
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: Specs for shrine structure (not contents)

Well without a tradition to adhere to it's difficult to give you some kind of guidelines that are specific but in general just a place to make offerings, maybe in front of the shrine itself, and then the shrine itself should have some kind of bottom platform that brings it to a mid-height and on top...
by TrimePema
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: contemplating mother's kindness
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Re: contemplating mother's kindness

IME generating Bodhicitta is not an intellectual exercise, so in a sense even this question is taking you in a conceptual direction, the point of all these contemplations is to prompt a change in your being at the thought of others suffering, until you literally feel it in your chest, you an rouse ...
by TrimePema
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature
Replies: 67
Views: 1130

Re: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature

just look at the meditation instructions in the platform sutra instead of asking about the nature. if you read from the beginning of the platform sutra through the chapter on meditation then you might just come to rest in the natural state anyway, it's that kind of text. asking about the nature is g...
by TrimePema
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: contemplating mother's kindness
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Re: contemplating mother's kindness

Hello, I want to develop Bodhicitta. I approximately know, how to do that, but I have some problems. Many lamas say, that the origin of Bodhicitta is seeing others as our own mother. Although I know that mother is one of the most kindest person in our lifes, but that's not a rule. Our mothers are s...
by TrimePema
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Translation of refuge name?
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: Translation of refuge name?

pema tsultrim wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:03 am
Famous Jewel of Profound Contemplation?
dharma names are not usually translated into phrases (ie with "of" "the" etc and with one word becoming an attribute of the next and so on), IME. So it would be, with this translation, Jewel Famous Profound Contemplation.

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