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by TrimePema
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 734

Re: Dream Yoga

Your posts on this thread follow a familiar pattern. Some one talks about an experience they've had, sharing it with others. You post modest praise, followed by a BUT "this is what the real path is," consisting of essentially becoming a Buddha (abiding in dharmakaya is a synonym for enlightenment B...
by TrimePema
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 734

Re: Dream Yoga

You know, Matt, it's kind of like this...

One may really enjoy finding a Buddha rupa and putting it on one's shrine.
But without filling it and consecrating it properly, it will actually have ghost energy which will be a hindrance.
by TrimePema
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 734

Re: Dream Yoga

Are you claiming to be enlightened? Or at least an authorized teacher? Or are these posts just an attempt to make people’s practices less fun? There’s nothing wrong with enjoying your dharma practice. Dry, austere, not-good-enough attitudes is not a dharma essential. What you have done is wonderful...
by TrimePema
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 734

Re: Dream Yoga

At the teaching I participated inTenzin Wangyal explained that "sleep of clear light" is actually the more advanced (and typically difficult) practice, resting directly in the nature of mind during sleep. Dream yoga is more getting to that place by experiencing and working with phenomena. We talked...
by TrimePema
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 734

Re: Dream Yoga

At the teaching I participated inTenzin Wangyal explained that "sleep of clear light" is actually the more advanced (and typically difficult) practice, resting directly in the nature of mind during sleep. Dream yoga is more getting to that place by experiencing and working with phenomena. We talked...
by TrimePema
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 734

Re: Dream Yoga

Why change dreams? Just enjoy them with clear and vivid awareness Because we can use them to gather merit. Once I had a semi-lucid dream about my dead father. I have realized I was dreaming and that my father is actually dead, so I tried making offerings to buddha Amitabha on his behalf as I saw th...
by TrimePema
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 734

Re: Dream Yoga

it depends on what time you are having dreams. Dreams at certain times come from certain things and have to do with certain things - like even telling the future. That's partially why it's important to journal. The journal becomes a form of wisdom before one develops the dream yoga wisdoms... Things...
by TrimePema
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 43
Views: 734

Re: Dream Yoga

Andrew Holecek is wonderful. Dream yoga is a vital practice. It's great to have lucid dreams, and there are many daytime practices that can create habits that will come to fruition as lucidity in your dreams, but at the end of the day it is more important to simply become aware of the bardos through...
by TrimePema
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1057

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

I doubt you have realized emptiness. Are you a great bodhisattva? I also don't necessarily always understand what tkp67 is saying, but making "my mind already resides in emptiness" and similar statements doesn't have to mean you are claiming great attainment. For instance, my mind resides in emptin...
by TrimePema
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1057

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

My mind already resides in emptiness. [skipping quite a bit here] That is what my reality has revealed. What says yours? I doubt you have realized emptiness. Are you a great bodhisattva? I also don't necessarily always understand what tkp67 is saying, but making "my mind already resides in emptines...
by TrimePema
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1057

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

If you approach from sunyata then why would you try to negotiate anything? You would dissolve your body into light and go right to a pure land when he stabbed you and the joke would be on him! Then he'd accumulate the karma of his connection with sending you to the pure land and his liberation woul...
by TrimePema
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1057

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

What are you actually talking about? Do these words mean anything to someone trying to kill you? Why not show them all that instead of talk about it -if you can actually rest in shunyata? How would dissolving into a light body be denying them the Dharma? In this case liberation means having had the...
by TrimePema
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1057

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

What happens in terms of the law of karma when we confront our deserved bad karma? Do we worsen our karma even more in this case?   For example, someone is trying to rob us. He was robbed by us in forgiving lives. And it seems that we should put up with a fair (from the point of view of the law of ...
by TrimePema
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1057

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

If you approach from sunyata then why would you try to negotiate anything? You would dissolve your body into light and go right to a pure land when he stabbed you and the joke would be on him! Then he'd accumulate the karma of his connection with sending you to the pure land and his liberation woul...
by TrimePema
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1057

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

remorse regarding actions that gave rise to unreasonable pain and suffering that where not understood at the time they occurred yet the causation of which some time after cannot be denied. A father abandoning a child for selfish reasons who later on realized the errors of their ways might serve as ...
by TrimePema
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1057

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

The Vipaka from shooting a man is likely to be experienced as negative. No, it depends on what your intention is behind shooting the man. If you are shooting the man so he doesn't rape your wife and steal your belongings then your intention is good, resulting in neutral or positive vipaka. If your ...
by TrimePema
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1057

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

dude wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:49 am
is that from a sutra or someone's opinion?
a treatise compiled from sutras...
by TrimePema
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1057

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

What happens in terms of the law of karma when we confront our deserved bad karma? Do we worsen our karma even more in this case?   For example, someone is trying to rob us. He was robbed by us in forgiving lives. And it seems that we should put up with a fair (from the point of view of the law of ...
by TrimePema
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1057

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

What happens in terms of the law of karma when we confront our deserved bad karma? Do we worsen our karma even more in this case?   For example, someone is trying to rob us. He was robbed by us in forgiving lives. And it seems that we should put up with a fair (from the point of view of the law of ...
by TrimePema
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do Buddhas have any true multiplicity, or are they all emanations of the dharmakāya?
Replies: 48
Views: 1283

Re: Do Buddhas have any true multiplicity, or are they all emanations of the dharmakāya?

" Penetrate the dharma is used here instead of the lines "omnipotent" and so on. This is because the emanations spontaneously accomplish enlightened" Pretty interesting, would be great that someone knowledgeable in chinese would give his opinion on the subject. Nonetheless, the word omnipotent is u...

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