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by fckw
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 348
Views: 28855

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

Simon E. wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:55 am
“Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism”.
Thanks!
by fckw
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 348
Views: 28855

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

Then the monkey discovers that he can go beyond the sensual plea­sures and beauties of the god realm and enter into the dhyana or concen­tration states of the realm of the formless gods, which is the ultimate refinement of the six realms. He realizes that he can achieve purely men­tal pleasure, the...
by fckw
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 93
Views: 3187

Re: Bon Dzogchen

Same applies for many meditational deities. That is what i doubt greatly. Its common in Vajrayana to take over Hindu Gods etc. and here there is a common source possible. Brahma and Shiva would be converted to Vajrayana, well it will be then like that, no objections. Bön does not have any Hindu God...
by fckw
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 93
Views: 3187

Re: Bon Dzogchen

That bon and buddhism both have masters displaying signs of rainbow body merely means that each are capable of highest attainments. That's all. Agree, it is like that and the reason would be that both Traditions have a common source, which is "lost" somehow. Same applies for many meditational deiti...
by fckw
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 93
Views: 3187

Re: Bon Dzogchen

Beware, shiva is one nasty dude.
He is also a protector in Vajrayana, so better to treat him with respect.
by fckw
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 93
Views: 3187

Re: Bon Dzogchen

In any case: just read the Pratyabhijna translation by Christopher Wallis. It’s an excellent translation and you will be surprised to see that this Shivaite (!) System is actually more chance closer to Atiyoga in view and practice than for instance Theravada Buddhism. Nevertheless, I am not aware of...
by fckw
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Bon Dzogchen
Replies: 93
Views: 3187

Re: Bon Dzogchen

There are so many practitioners from both Bon and Buddhist traditions who have attained rainbow body and are continuing to do so. Can we maybe obtain in non-dual Shiva Tantra also a Rainbow Body ? I don’t understand you. While you strongly insisted that it ist entirely impossible to compare two dei...
by fckw
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Red Tara and Kurukulle
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Red Tara and Kurukulle

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:38 am
It's all shakti bro!
Not according to Buddhists' believe and theory.
by fckw
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Similar deities in Bön
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: Similar deities in Bön

Bön tummo dakini Tukje Kundrolma looks extremely similar to Vajrayogini at least in her anthropomorphic form, here's a picture.
by fckw
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translations of the term "heart"
Replies: 10
Views: 800

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: 93
Views: 3187

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: 399

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: 399

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: 746

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: 1581

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: 197

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: 2088

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: 2088

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: 680

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: 680

Re: Complete Pema Lingpa Terma Cycle

Will this be with an English translation?

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