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by fckw
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translations of the term "heart"
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Translations of the term "heart"

Thanks, very informative! If I just had the time to learn more Tibetan. And Sanskrit too.
by fckw
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 65
Views: 1925

Re: Bon Dzogchen

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?
by fckw
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kunzang Gongdü Ngöndro
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Kunzang Gongdü Ngöndro

Great, thanks for confirmation.
by fckw
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kunzang Gongdü Ngöndro
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Kunzang Gongdü Ngöndro

Can anyone very briefly give me an outline of the Kunzang Gongdü Ngöndro practices (in the lineage of Pema Lingpa)? I assume it contains the following: 1. Guru-Yoga with Padmasambhava 2. Vajrasattva purification practice 3. Prostrations 4. Mandala offering 5. Others? Are there any specialties in com...
by fckw
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Upcoming translations of Bon texts
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Upcoming translations of Bon texts

Just wanted to point out that "Self-Arising Three-fold Embodiment of Enlightenment" is now available on Amazon. Strangely enough, the prices for the book vary extensively among different countries (e.g. in the UK the cheapest version on Amazon seems to be 75 £, whereas on Amazon.com it's 37 USD), no...
by fckw
Wed May 22, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1366

Re: A Lesson.

Nice story, but what is the lesson announced in the title?
by fckw
Wed May 22, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: Non-standard Green Tara mantra translation
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Non-standard Green Tara mantra translation

Does anyone know the meaning of the terms basu and dharani in this sadhana mantra: http://www.tersar.org/wp-content/upload ... e_Text.pdf
by fckw
Fri May 17, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are yidams and Tibetan Buddhist "deities" actually real?
Replies: 50
Views: 1750

Re: Are yidams and Tibetan Buddhist "deities" actually real?

smcj wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:42 pm
fckw wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:20 pm
Yidams are as real as your thoughts.
But my thoughts are ignorant and defiled!
Well, there's another thought.
by fckw
Thu May 16, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are yidams and Tibetan Buddhist "deities" actually real?
Replies: 50
Views: 1750

Re: Are yidams and Tibetan Buddhist "deities" actually real?

Yidams are as real as your thoughts.
by fckw
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Complete Pema Lingpa Terma Cycle
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Complete Pema Lingpa Terma Cycle

Thanks for the info!
by fckw
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Complete Pema Lingpa Terma Cycle
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Complete Pema Lingpa Terma Cycle

Will this be with an English translation?
by fckw
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 161
Views: 7763

Re: The autonomic nervous system

LSD and some other halluzinogenic drugs (like Ayahuasca or psilocybe-mushrooms) have proven to be very effective in therapeutic settings against a variety of psychic conditions. As such they should not be dismissed. However, the visions sometimes seen during such trips really have little to nothing ...
by fckw
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Yogis & Their Multiple Yoginis Wives
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: Tibetan Yogis & Their Multiple Yoginis Wives

Padmasambhava had 5 consorts. Plus, once he mated with all women in a village after having killed all men.
by fckw
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: DIY Chod Drum?
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: DIY Chod Drum?

Yeah, it's just so hard to obtain human bones these days. I asked at the local charnel ground store whether they have any for sales (a bit of leftover skin would also be nice), but they told me that they were out of them due to high demand. So, still searchin for the right material.
by fckw
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Green Dzambhala
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Green Dzambhala

By the way - not exactly a green Dzambala, but there exists apparently also a "Green Tara of Wealth". Quite an interesting figure, if you ask me: http://www.tersar.org/teachings-4/green-tara-of-wealth/
by fckw
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sun-Gazing Practices in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Sun-Gazing Practices in Tibetan Buddhism

Just know that there is not a single Buddhist (or Hindu) practice where you ever directly look into the sun. Never. Do. That. It will burn your eyes out and result in serious, irreversible damage to your eyes. There are practices where you work with different eye gazes, but you never directly look i...
by fckw
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translations of the term "heart"
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Translations of the term "heart"

Not sure how related but there is also the terms tsitta rinpoche which means "precious heart". https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?p=43110#p43110 As I understand this, rinpoche would be loosely translated as "precious" and tsitta would be the same word like in "bodhi-citta", hence the common Engl...
by fckw
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translations of the term "heart"
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Translations of the term "heart"

Ah, thanks, not being very knowledgeable with Tibetan I was indeed not aware of the difference between snying and rnying. Of course I knew about the term Nyingma referring to the "old" ones, but I was not sure whether there was or wasn't any shared root. So, what Sanskrit combination of terms would ...
by fckw
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translations of the term "heart"
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Translations of the term "heart"

As we all know there exists the Longchen Nyingtik, the Vima Nyingtik, the Khandro Nyingtik and possibly a few Nyingtiks more. My question is about the term Nyingtik. As I know it's commonly translated to English as "heart essence". According to the Freelang online dictionary "nying" means "heart": h...
by fckw
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB
Replies: 57
Views: 3542

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

So much about making precise distinctions: if it was a “Hindu” mahasiddha it follows that s/he was not a tantrika but a verdantist? :shrug:

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