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by fckw
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Upcoming translations of Bon texts
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Upcoming translations of Bon texts

Maybe Dudjom Lingpa was an emanation of Shardza Gyaltsen? Who knows, the ways of Bön are sometimes mysterious... ;) look at the times when both were alive a little too mysterious for me ;) Oh, I once heard a story of an (Indian) saint who as a child fell into a well and was saved by none other than...
by fckw
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Upcoming translations of Bon texts
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Upcoming translations of Bon texts

Maybe Dudjom Lingpa was an emanation of Shardza Gyaltsen? Who knows, the ways of Bön are sometimes mysterious... ;)
by fckw
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Upcoming translations of Bon texts
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Upcoming translations of Bon texts

Maybe this is of interest to practitioners of Bon. The following books will be published soon. - Pith instructions for A Khrid rDzog Chens (already published) - Heart Drops of Kun tu bZang po (upcoming, restricted) - The Three-fold Embodiment of Enlightenment (upcoming) - The Precious Treasury of th...
by fckw
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Requirements to qualify as a mind-terma?
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Requirements to qualify as a mind-terma?

Still not sure I understand your point.

In any case, one of my question is: Are termas always meant to be made public eventually, or is it possible that certain termas are targeted only for a particular tertön and nobody else?
by fckw
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Requirements to qualify as a mind-terma?
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Requirements to qualify as a mind-terma?

I've heard they are found in the sky of pristine cognition and not thought up or made up by a sentient being... Well, yes, but at least from the outside it'd probably be hard to tell exactly whether something was thought up or not, if the person making it up (or not) has sufficient experience in a ...
by fckw
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Requirements to qualify as a mind-terma?
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Requirements to qualify as a mind-terma?

"Hidden teachings of Tibet" contains quite a lot of information in this regards, but some questions remain unclear to me.
by fckw
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Requirements to qualify as a mind-terma?
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Requirements to qualify as a mind-terma?

What are the requirements for a mind-terma to qualify as such? As I understood they usually have a guru-yoga, yidam practice and dakini practice. Furthermore, they contain instructions also on ati-yoga. Apparently, they usually come either in visions or in dreams. Does anyone know more?
by fckw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is happiness a product of causes and conditions?
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Is happiness a product of causes and conditions?

Not simple.... ....if there was happiness in enlightenment it would be a feeling that coexists with omniscience, including the beginning and end of all life on our and every other planet. Honkidori? Nope.... I am happy but you are not? Nope. So short answer happiness is conditioned. Enlightenment p...
by fckw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is happiness a product of causes and conditions?
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Is happiness a product of causes and conditions?

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:44 am
For an Abhidhamma view on happiness http://www.saraniya.com/books/meditatio ... dhamma.pdf

Starts on page 52 in the book (page 79 of the pdf).
Thanks, I did not know this book, will have a look.
by fckw
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is happiness a product of causes and conditions?
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Is happiness a product of causes and conditions?

whereas the joy of 'sukha' connotes an authentic state of happiness’. Thanks for the clarification. I think distinguishing sukha from transient forms of pleasure is a good start to approach the topic. Is there any Sanskrit or Tibetan term for "authentic state of happiness" here being equated to the...
by fckw
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is happiness a product of causes and conditions?
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Is happiness a product of causes and conditions?

I have a very simple and maybe even naive questions: Is happiness a product of causes and conditions (according to Buddhist thought)? To my own surprise I just realized today that I had automatically assumed that if I just practiced enough at some point lasting happiness would somehow automagically ...
by fckw
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4160

Re: Psychoanalysis

What are the 12 steps? Never heard of them.
by fckw
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4160

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Psychoanalysis is bollocks. It is not scientific, it is based on the fantasies of one Austrian guy with a penchant for Greek mythology, cocaine, and cigars. I love the spirit. I pointed out already above why it's quite irrelevant whether psychoanalysis is bullocks or not. It has been hugely influen...
by fckw
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4160

Re: Psychoanalysis

Yeah. Sure there are not as many Freudian practitioners of psychoanalysis as there used to be (though they are not as extinct as one might think either) but the fundamentals of psychoanalysis are as current as ever. Psychoanalysis is bollocks. It is not scientific, it is based on the fantasies of o...
by fckw
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4160

Re: Psychoanalysis

There is a really good book called "Prophetic Charisma - The Psychology of Revolutionary Religious Personalities" by Len Oakes. From the book's cover: Often characterized by isolation, autonomy, grandiosity, and manipulativeness, Oakes maintains that the cult leader has a narcissistic personality. T...
by fckw
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4160

Re: Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis is not taken very seriously any more That's like saying the bible is not taken very seriously any more, because all it contains are fairy tales. Well, quite the opposite, many people take the bible very, very seriously. Any many, many Western therapists are so familiar with so many f...
by fckw
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4160

Re: Psychoanalysis

Every practitioner should learn the basics about psychoanalysis. Projection and counter-projection between therapist and client happens equally between teacher and student. This stuff should be common knowledge. Since I'm rather adverse to what I see as psycho-babble, would you mind outlining what ...
by fckw
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Psychoanalysis
Replies: 107
Views: 4160

Psychoanalysis

Every practitioner should learn the basics about psychoanalysis. Projection and counter-projection between therapist and client happens equally between teacher and student. This stuff should be common knowledge.
by fckw
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?
Replies: 23
Views: 977

Re: Amoghasiddhi Mantra?

by fckw
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 50
Views: 2158

Re: Searching for a Teacher

You raise a lot of good points and questions - I don't really have much experience with "crazy wisdom" teachers, so I can't really comment much on there being a significant different outward/inward appearance and display. Although that's an interesting point - I usually looked at the outer appearan...

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