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by Harimoo
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6695
Views: 681851

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

http://melong.com/open-letter-from-chogyal-namkhai-norbu/ There are two things I remember as important from this book. The first is that Tibetan tulku politics is really quite bad. The other thing is that ChNNR was actually quite close to Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodro. /magnus The only thing I rem...
by Harimoo
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kalachakra War Prophecy
Replies: 64
Views: 1420

Re: Kalachakra War Prophecy

cyril wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:31 pm
Hence, Buddhists – bad, bad, bad!
These rhetoric effects are weak !

It's not to say that Buddhism is bad. It's about to sweep first in front of our door, without invocates far-right polemists, either Ibn Warraq or Trimondi.
by Harimoo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kalachakra War Prophecy
Replies: 64
Views: 1420

Re: Kalachakra War Prophecy

Ginggis, Kubilaï and co murdered 5% of the humanity at their times.

Ghazali wrote rules about how to treat dhimmis.
2th Karmapa sided by Kubilaï Khan who genocided millions.

For me, it's not the same sh*t...
by Harimoo
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kalachakra War Prophecy
Replies: 64
Views: 1420

Re: Kalachakra War Prophecy

If we are really honest, which is quite hard, we can say also the same with buddhism, particularly tibetan buddhism. All islamic invaders and even ISIS are small players in comparaison with the Mongols. Chinggis Khan is seen as a dharmapala (emanation of Vajrapani). He killed 40 million people. We f...
by Harimoo
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 111
Views: 4642

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

Most of all there are cultural différences, US is greedy. :smile:
In Europe, only very few people expects to earn a living with "religious" activities. Their sources of incomes are elsewhere.
Money is seen as suspicious.
by Harimoo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyung Ney
Replies: 17
Views: 1756

Re: Nyung Ney

One of my teacher linked nyung ney with higher tantras :
by fasting you become the deity who don't need to eat
by Harimoo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When the villagers gave up hunting...
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: When the villagers gave up hunting...

There are numerous stories in namthars where hunting is portrayed as somewhat recreational. For example, in Brilliant Moon, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's father was told off for hunting even though his family was rich. Hunting for survival in Tibet is something the poorest of the poor do, or something ...
by Harimoo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Remedy Gyalpo
Replies: 42
Views: 3651

Re: Remedy Gyalpo

rai, Are you absolutely sure that taking photos is not harmful to the individual photographed on some level? Just because most Lamas now don't believe that doesn't mean it can't be true. (I'm not saying it is true, but I'm questioning your logic.) This is the Kali Yuga and even Lamas are more and m...
by Harimoo
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6695
Views: 681851

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Strange experience 2 days ago. I was watching the webcast in my living-room. The kids were playing Playmobil. The live-video was loading and I left the room for 5 minutes. When I came back, the video was playing (Guru Yoga with Andriano Clemente). Unusually, the room was quiet. The kids had left the...
by Harimoo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche
Replies: 53
Views: 5986

Re: Situation of Kalu Rinpoche

Knotty Veneer wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:12 am
Gotta agree with Simon here. Tulku system really seems to be just a source of trouble at this point in history.
With or without the tulku system, it's always a mess when a great guru dies and new one got to be in charge.
by Harimoo
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?
Replies: 71
Views: 11464

Re: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?

The fact that David-Neel was at best an unreliable witness, Govinda's guru was a Dolgyal worshipper, and Marco Pallis one of the Perennial Philosophy group, is probably not germane to your point. Without David-Neel, Govinda and Pallis, you'd be still a christian (at best). Respect your elders ! :sm...
by Harimoo
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?
Replies: 71
Views: 11464

Re: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?

Reggie Ray has an interesting perspective on integrating the dharma in the West. He said that in the 1970's, everyone thought they had to be a Tibetan. I don't know how Reggie Ray could say this. Since the beginning, CTR taught the contrary... Even Alexandra David-Neel, Marco Pallis and Govinda's t...
by Harimoo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 106
Views: 9171

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

I am a litlle scared by the word "abusive".

From the western liberal point of view many things are considered as abusive.
by Harimoo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Effects of alcohol on the channels
Replies: 11
Views: 971

Re: Effects of alcohol on the channels

Alcohol kills Dakinis (germ syllables) dixit Shardza Rinpoche. Alcohol = no rainbow body.
by Harimoo
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 66
Views: 4460

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

In the Dzogchen Community, some SMS instructors consider you can have Jesus in your Guru Yoga amongst your gurus. :meditate:
by Harimoo
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 66
Views: 4460

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

Assuming you were not baptized according to your own will, it will leave no karmic imprint. There is no magic juju or contamination left over from being baptized. It is just an empty rite with no meaning, other than to Christians. I am not sure of this : one of my late lama could diffentiate betwee...
by Harimoo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 9653

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Simon E. wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:28 pm
I miss Sonam... :(
I didn't know he left us.
by Harimoo
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the purpose of chanting?
Replies: 40
Views: 2197

Re: What is the purpose of chanting?

heart wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:45 am
If you don't understand the meaning the benefit is limited. Saying them in Tibetan is good when doing them together with Tibetans but when doing them alone it is also good to do them in English.

/magnus
Chanting in English ?
by Harimoo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Public vs Private Mala???
Replies: 32
Views: 2950

Re: Public vs Private Mala???

An anecdote : During a teaching, a lama (in his 80s) told about the preciousness of the malas and said that he received, in his teenagehood, a blessed mala from his late guru. He said he used it daily until now and that he planned to be cremated or buried with it after he died. At that time, the mal...

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