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by fckw
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Green Dzambhala
Replies: 6
Views: 299

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: 617

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: 5
Views: 296

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: 5
Views: 296

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: 5
Views: 296

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: 2707

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:
by fckw
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB
Replies: 57
Views: 2707

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

I once read this meditation instruction for Advaita Vedanta, it was propagated by a very respectable student of Ramana Maharishi: Direct the awareness towards the totality of itself and exclude all phenomena. Now, if you have received Dzogchen instructions you will immediately understand that such a...
by fckw
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Upcoming Bon Dzogchen Teachings
Replies: 53
Views: 19772

Re: Upcoming Bon Dzogchen Teachings

Rahob is one of the loveliest men I've ever met. He also has a very interesting background, having studied deeply not only the Vajrayana vehicle but also lived 7 years in Japan to study Zen and also 10 years in Thailand to study the Therevada-tradition. Which is, as we all know, quite uncommon for s...
by fckw
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen outside of Tantra
Replies: 37
Views: 1294

Re: Dzogchen outside of Tantra

By the way, it is a rather common misconception of people who never received Tögel teachings and who have neither studied Dzogchen deeply that the practice instructions are exclusively "resting in the natural state". They then compare Dzogchen with something like Shikantaza and conclude that both sy...
by fckw
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen outside of Tantra
Replies: 37
Views: 1294

Re: Dzogchen outside of Tantra

This question shows that the person asking it is not very familiar with neither Tantra nor Dzogchen. Tantric Ati-yoga and Dzogchen are same in essence. Guru-Yoga can be seen as direct introduction to the natural state. As many practitioners can attest, Tummo practice greatly enhances progress in Dzo...
by fckw
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does it matter if you reveal your yidam?
Replies: 32
Views: 3253

Re: Does it matter if you reveal your yidam?

We know the Yidams of Padmasambhava, the 84 Mahasiddhas, etc. So, either they did not keep them secret, or someone close to them could not keep their mouth shut. Keeping things secret or not - we should get the priorities right: it's about realization, not secrecy (or lack thereof). The first promis...
by fckw
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Upcoming translations of Bon texts
Replies: 6
Views: 399

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: 6
Views: 399

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: 6
Views: 399

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: 821

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: 821

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: 821

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: 821

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: 445

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: 445

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.

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