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by diamind
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: private teaching
Replies: 42
Views: 2098

Re: private teaching

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:29 pm
diamind wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:59 am

Blessings are necessary and if the Guru says you can practice without a lung that is a blessing of the lineage, albeit big or small.
One does not have a Vajrayāna guru sans empowerment.
What is that?
by diamind
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: private teaching
Replies: 42
Views: 2098

Re: private teaching

Punya wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:50 pm
Diamind said:

Many students and even the monks reject alot of the teachings and dont follow the advice of the Buddha as written in the scriptures, let alone the advice of the teacher.
Umm.........really? That's a pretty broad statement. What's your evidence for this?
Ask Kalu Rinpoche.
by diamind
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gems, crystals and semi-precious gemstones in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 32
Views: 2089

Re: Gems, crystals and semi-precious gemstones in Tibetan Buddhism

Does anyone have any good resources for learning about the roles, beliefs and uses of gems and crystals in T.B? They seem quite prevaialnt but I only ever come across little snippets of information indirectly. E.G - Ratna Family, Lapiz Lazuli medicine Buddha, all of the turquoise and Jade we see as...
by diamind
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: private teaching
Replies: 42
Views: 2098

Re: private teaching

Hi everyone, Please don't ban me if this is not allowed. I seem to be having issues with finding a school that will teach to me personally on a regular basis, and this makes me wonder, is there anyone here or can recommend any authentic teachers who will willingly take on a fresh student to learn s...
by diamind
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gems, crystals and semi-precious gemstones in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 32
Views: 2089

Re: Gems, crystals and semi-precious gemstones in Tibetan Buddhism

Does anyone have any good resources for learning about the roles, beliefs and uses of gems and crystals in T.B? They seem quite prevaialnt but I only ever come across little snippets of information indirectly. E.G - Ratna Family, Lapiz Lazuli medicine Buddha, all of the turquoise and Jade we see as...
by diamind
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Pointing out instructions and commitments
Replies: 41
Views: 2130

Re: Pointing out instructions and commitments

TNM? Tokyo Natural Museum? :smile: There seem to be 2 schools, one say yes and the other say that you first must have received the pointing-out but that you might then recognise it later on your own. /magnus Every gesture of the guru is a pointing out instructions. doh! If you don't understand what...
by diamind
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Pointing out instructions and commitments
Replies: 41
Views: 2130

Re: Pointing out instructions and commitments

So categorically the guru must be present when you recognise the TNM? No one said this. Theres many cases of the Buddha introducing the TNM just by being in his presence. It's spontaneous. For example? It seems you have this idea of gurus that they are like radioactive isotopes. They are.. http://t...
by diamind
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Pointing out instructions and commitments
Replies: 41
Views: 2130

Re: Pointing out instructions and commitments

Agreed, this isn't correct. So categorically the guru must be present when you recognise the TNM? TNM? Tokyo Natural Museum? :smile: There seem to be 2 schools, one say yes and the other say that you first must have received the pointing-out but that you might then recognise it later on your own. /...
by diamind
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: private teaching
Replies: 42
Views: 2098

Re: private teaching

Anyway, I think its about time for people on this forum and everywhere else on the planet to stop saying categorically "you cant practice things without lungs and empowerment" because the truth is you can! [media]https://player.vimeo.com/video/234042676" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" web...
by diamind
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Pointing out instructions and commitments
Replies: 41
Views: 2130

Re: Pointing out instructions and commitments

I don't know why people actually think there is this special moment when the guru introduces the nature of mind like he turns it on and off only for special empowerments. He is doing it even as he sleeps. This isn't correct, sorry man. /magnus Agreed, this isn't correct. So categorically the guru m...
by diamind
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: private teaching
Replies: 42
Views: 2098

Re: private teaching

So much for that sangha jewel. It seems that you can reject the advice of students while still taking Refuge in the Sangha Gem: We take refuge only in the Ārya Sangha, bodhisattvas on the stages, arhats, and other awakened beings. And thus my point stands. "never" excludes the potential for all of ...
by diamind
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Pointing out instructions and commitments
Replies: 41
Views: 2130

Re: Pointing out instructions and commitments

I don't know why people actually think there is this special moment when the guru introduces the nature of mind like he turns it on and off only for special empowerments. He is doing it even as he sleeps.
by diamind
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: private teaching
Replies: 42
Views: 2098

Re: private teaching

Sorry my bad..go to any temple in Japan and say your visualizing the merit field and watch them freak the hell out! Ummmm... if it is a Pureland Temple and you say you are visualising Amitabha Buddha somehow I don't think they will freak out. Do i really need to reiterate to you that generation sta...
by diamind
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: private teaching
Replies: 42
Views: 2098

Re: private teaching

Firstly, 35 Buddhas in the Tibetan tradition is taught as a vajrayana practice. Don't believe me? Go to a temple in Thailand and start talking about visualizing a merit field and they will freak the hell out. So regarding your statement "One can start prostrations to the 35 Confession Buddhas, as t...
by diamind
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: private teaching
Replies: 42
Views: 2098

Re: private teaching

However my advice is you start now! "you can't practice prostrations without a lung" said no lama ever! Which Lama said you can do Ngondro without a lung for the liturgy? One can start prostrations to the 35 Confession Buddhas, as this is a Sutra practice. It will build the merit for you to then ac...
by diamind
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: private teaching
Replies: 42
Views: 2098

Re: private teaching

What your asking is never going to happen. Sounds to me you just need to meet an authentic master and ask for instruction to get started. However my advice is you start now! "you can't practice prostrations without a lung" said no lama ever! But people on Dharmawheel will tell you the opposite. Like...
by diamind
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Astrology
Replies: 23
Views: 1314

Re: Tibetan Astrology

What are your experiences with Tibetan astrology? I'm really curious how effective it has been in people's lives. I find it very useful, up most important is to know your obstacle years. I suggest you get your full chart made. here http://www.men-tsee-khang-exports.org/ or if you can't afford it th...
by diamind
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Astrology
Replies: 23
Views: 1314

Re: Tibetan Astrology

What are your experiences with Tibetan astrology? I'm really curious how effective it has been in people's lives. I find it very useful, up most important is to know your obstacle years. I suggest you get your full chart made. here http://www.men-tsee-khang-exports.org/ or if you can't afford it th...
by diamind
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I like this forum
Replies: 16
Views: 655

Re: I like this forum

We convert people with logic and kindness. Buddhist should preach and convert people more in my opinion. Maybe on that point, we could do with a new kind of evangelical branch of buddhism. No idea way buddhist teachers take such a relax approach specially considering we are all on the verge of goin...

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