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by fckw
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra
Replies: 62
Views: 960

Re: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra

Just as a pointer: This thread also contains some relevant points.
by fckw
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra
Replies: 62
Views: 960

Re: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra

Norwegian wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:41 pm
Theravada is a Hinayana school, however.
Nope, that's wrong. (Although many ill-informed Vajrayana practitioners tend to believe so.) If you say Therevada is a Sutrayana school, then maybe we can find common ground, but the statement that Therevada is a Hinayana school is clearly wrong.
by fckw
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 67
Views: 1314

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

For those who are interested in this topic you can check out Laurence Waddell' s The Buddhism of Tibet or Lamaism, With Its Mystic Cults, Symbolism and Mythology and in Its Relation to Indian Buddhism Unfortunately, this book is full of heavily misunderstood descriptions that are so messed up that ...
by fckw
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 67
Views: 1314

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

I would say that a huge majority of us here are incapable of controlling our bowel actions, when nature calls, and we want to control the weather? Now that is deluded. Is there a Siddhi which allows one to control one's bowels? I never heard of that one. Sure there are. There are practices for redu...
by fckw
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is this an accurate summation of tantra?
Replies: 32
Views: 1209

Re: Is this an accurate summation of tantra?

He has from time to time expressed an interest in, perhaps even an affiliation with, western Magick. I know even less about Magick than I do about Buddhism, nevertheless I suspect he may be conflating aspects of the two practices. In fact he gave me the definition in question when I asked him wheth...
by fckw
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?
Replies: 68
Views: 2502

Re: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?

In some regard, your statement seems to be the exact opposite of my experiences and learning. That is to be expected, karmic vision being what it is. I think your initial point was valid: when some one says, I have no realization, what do they really mean? But Westerners, in my experience, tend not...
by fckw
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?
Replies: 68
Views: 2502

Re: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?

My aspirations are pretty much aligned with the statement of Milarepa that I posted further above. Here it is again: The dualistic clingings of samsara and nirvana have been purified , and the paths and bhumis all turn out to be lies. Because I have clarified my doubts, I have overcome. I am liberat...
by fckw
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?
Replies: 68
Views: 2502

Re: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?

But, indeed, it seems we are practicing for very different purposes here. I, for my part, am not at all interested in ending any cycles of birth and death. I am practicing to be happy, healthy, wealthy and have fun doing so. (Not that I manage all the time, though, probably because impermanence, yo...
by fckw
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?
Replies: 68
Views: 2502

Re: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?

I think perhaps you might have a very different idea of what we do this for. I do it to end the cycle of birth and death. I have practised for that time to this end. None of it is wasted. Well, if you haven't had any results or realizations from this practice so far, then yes, time is wasted. For e...
by fckw
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?
Replies: 68
Views: 2502

Re: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?

I can’t speak for Greg but I can tell you that after decades of practice I have no realisations whatever. And that’s OK. Then you are really wasting your time and you should ask yourself why it is that you keep doing the same useless stuff all over. But perhaps your statement is meant entirely diff...
by fckw
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?
Replies: 68
Views: 2502

Re: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?

Maybe the questioner could start practicing Krodha-Kali? Although most Buddhists seem to agree that she's not Kali herself, she certainly would be capable of taking it up with Kali. Or, more likely even, they are on quite good terms with each other on many points, except perhaps some fundamentals re...
by fckw
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?
Replies: 68
Views: 2502

Re: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?

Has anybody here attained even an iota of realisation via the practices they are recommending, or is it all just empty words and hypotheses? I cannot believe that after all those years of practice you have not had any realizations whatsoever. Otherwise the practice would have been utterly wasted ti...
by fckw
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?
Replies: 68
Views: 2502

Re: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?

There are many great lamas in the US. No need to move to Nepal. People on an internet forum will not be able to assuage your doubts and fears - you will need to find a lama you trust and worth with him or her. On the one hand, people only tell stories of other people achieving rainbow body in Tibet...
by fckw
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 168
Views: 5058

Re: Rainbow body questions

What if RB could only ever be achieved in the Himalayas region for some reason (e.g. altitude required for the body not to dissolve, or some specific diet)? It’s interesting that this idea never occurrs to practitioners. (Btw, I don’t believe so, just to make the point.) It would correlate extremely...
by fckw
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 168
Views: 5058

Re: Rainbow body questions

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:00 pm
But some people like caves.
This one just made my day. :anjali:
by fckw
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?
Replies: 83
Views: 24848

Re: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?

To whom it may refer: Today I was notified that my beloved teacher Rahob Rinpoche has left his physical body just recently. He was considered a direct emanation of Guru Rinpoche by some.
by fckw
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Looking for good Chod Drum
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: Looking for good Chod Drum

Thanks a lot, guys, I'll have a look!
by fckw
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 168
Views: 5058

Re: Rainbow body questions

Never said it wasn’t. But its always interesting how resistant people are when a lama wants them to do a few prostrations and mandala offering. Feels like they feel it’s beneath them. There is both some truth and some wrongness in this observation. The point being: If you read about the stories of ...
by fckw
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Looking for good Chod Drum
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: Looking for good Chod Drum

My partner is looking for a Chöd drum. Does anyone know suppliers also in Europe?
by fckw
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow body questions
Replies: 168
Views: 5058

Re: Rainbow body questions

Norwegian wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:41 pm
Except Dzogchen is open to anybody who has an interest in it.
Well - did the author of the question in this thread get an answer other than "go ask teacher"? And did he manage to "go ask teacher"? You are really just juggling with cool words that don't mean so much in actual practical terms.

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