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by Harimoo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Remedy Gyalpo
Replies: 42
Views: 1999

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: 6239
Views: 563930

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: 39
Views: 2302

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: 9499

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: 9499

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: 5770

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: 721

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: 3163

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: 3163

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: 7343

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: 1792

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: 2068

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...
by Harimoo
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Public vs Private Mala???
Replies: 32
Views: 2068

Re: Public vs Private Mala???

I was taught the same thing. Some private mala are "special" (peculiar material : bones, stones etc.) and can indicate the type of practises you perform and so can be seen as a breach of samaya (and can also lead to jealousy, questions, evil eye by other tantrika etc.) I was also taught that you sho...
by Harimoo
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question on Kalachakra prophecy
Replies: 31
Views: 2207

Re: Question on Kalachakra prophecy

I remember Guru Rinpoche talking about both the Mohamedians AND those in the thrall of materialism. Proofs please, I am not convinced. In my understanding, it were mostly internal factors that lead to the decline of Buddhism in India, not the violent destruction from "islamic outsiders" - at least ...
by Harimoo
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question on Kalachakra prophecy
Replies: 31
Views: 2207

Re: Question on Kalachakra prophecy

Seriously? You are comparing an ideology to a large and diverse group of people. It would be more accurate and less disingenuous to compare capitalism to islam itself...both of which are ideologies. In order to do that you would need to read accurate accounts of the life of mohamed. Why? He is the ...
by Harimoo
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question on Kalachakra prophecy
Replies: 31
Views: 2207

Re: Question on Kalachakra prophecy

In Kalacakra tantra, mleccas refers to muslims.
by Harimoo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Requesting bodhisattvas for help
Replies: 43
Views: 1898

Re: Requesting bodhisattvas for help

Hello. I would like to ask why if bodhisattvas have so much power, why when I pray to them sometimes for help... like one time I was praying for the crabs who are about to get killed.. hoping bodhisattvas would manifest as people and buy them to be released to the sea. Like if they have so much pow...
by Harimoo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question on Kalachakra prophecy
Replies: 31
Views: 2207

Re: Question on Kalachakra prophecy

In every Religion/Tradition there is a big war in the end of the cycle, a fight of good vs evl : armageddon, ragnarok, with the return of Kalki/Jesus+Mahdi Messiah etc. For centuries in the islamic world, the bad guys were the turks. Muslim scholars wrote tons of books about them. And then, most of ...
by Harimoo
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lots of questions about Dharmapalas & Yidams
Replies: 31
Views: 2019

Re: Lots of questions about Dharmapalas & Yidams

Like everything, it's not dangerous if we follow the rules. You shouldn't go on black diamond trail if you don't know how to ski. Furthermore, there is a difference between problems/obstacles created by dharmapalas or gyalpos and problems that are arising because of the dharma practise itself. In th...
by Harimoo
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 101
Views: 6611

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

I will not be politically correct but I met many ex-Christians and ex-Jews who went to vajrayana because, to their opinions, it doesn't discriminate homosexuals and permits a sexual life.

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