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by Fortyeightvows
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Please identify who this is
Replies: 3
Views: 14

Re: Please identify who this is

That was what I thought. Thank you very much!
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Please identify who this is
Replies: 3
Views: 14

Re: Please identify who this is

Friends, please identify the master here. I'd like to know for sure. and some information about him
Thank you!

南無三宝!
唵阿吽!
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Please identify who this is
Replies: 3
Views: 14

Please identify who this is

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by Fortyeightvows
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nagkpa or Nyingma shawl and dress
Replies: 46
Views: 1307

Re: Nagkpa or Nyingma shawl and dress

Dress for the job you want not the job you have.
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yaksha vs Rakshasa and the identity of Vaisravana
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Yaksha vs Rakshasa and the identity of Vaisravana

Good stuff. thanks alot guys :twothumbsup:
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yaksha vs Rakshasa and the identity of Vaisravana
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Yaksha vs Rakshasa and the identity of Vaisravana

Dzambhala refers to manifestations from various bodhisattvas, and is indeed a form of Vaishravana. Considering his nephew, Puṇṇaka, is a yaksha, it may be assumed that Vaishravana is also one, but I'd have to look into this further. Yakshas are part of the realm that the Four Kings reside which is ...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yaksha vs Rakshasa and the identity of Vaisravana
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Yaksha vs Rakshasa and the identity of Vaisravana

So Is the main difference between Rakshasa and Yaksha just whether they are good or bad? Also what is good and bad here? Yakshas or even gods could be equally 'bad' in the ordinary sense ad they will have selfish intentions precisely because they haven't realized anatma They may not be enlightened ...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Go-Ma Sacred dance
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Go-Ma Sacred dance

In this ritual is the karmapa serving as medium for mahakala?
Maybe a related question:
Is self generation as deity the same as being possessed or channeling the deity? Where is the distinction?
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yaksha vs Rakshasa and the identity of Vaisravana
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Yaksha vs Rakshasa and the identity of Vaisravana

The pantheon is vast and I'm trying to get a handle on some things. Please help me out here friends. :anjali: It seems that Yakshas are usually good like Tao Wessuwan and Vaisravana who is the head of the yakshas. Whereas Hariti is a Rakshasa who was basically bad until buddha converted her. So Is t...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Nembutsu / Nianfo
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Nembutsu / Nianfo

nice! :smile:
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Time taken for short sadhana for Vajra Nairatmya & Vajrayogini
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: Time taken for short sadhana for Vajra Nairatmya & Vajrayogini

Yes and there is a few places in the sadhana to do purification.
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Fo Guang Shan University questions.
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Fo Guang Shan University questions.

Could you tell me how you are affiliated with them? I'm not. But it's a small world and they are a big organization. For sure I have faith in Hsing Yun though :buddha2: Fortyeightvows, you said you thought I was some sort of heckler when you said “I have a hunch that you may have went with some que...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Time taken for short sadhana for Vajra Nairatmya & Vajrayogini
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: Time taken for short sadhana for Vajra Nairatmya & Vajrayogini

At first it will take a while. After doing it for a year or so, you'll be able to do it pretty quick since you'll already know it. you could probably run through it in five or ten minutes if you just hit the highlights and your quick with your mantra recitations. And of course the sadhanas only work...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Fo Guang Shan University questions.
Replies: 19
Views: 411

Re: Fo Guang Shan University questions.

First: FGS didnt put up the billboard that tiagolps showed! good grief, why bring them into it? You have to understand how deeply creepy it is that I cannot ask a third party about Fo Guang Shan without someone from their organization sneaking up to redirect the conversation. The way Fo Guang Shan h...
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ashavaghosha's 14 Root Samayas
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Ashavaghosha's 14 Root Samayas

sorry never heard of it, I thought you were looking for a list of the 14 vows.
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Tara
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: Tara

smcj wrote:Personally I'd start by praying to Tara that nobody comes along and sticks a fork in my hand.
:smile:


I truly believe that this is one of the ways buddhism helps us deal with suffering. That is by giving us ways and help to avert disasters.
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ashavaghosha's 14 Root Samayas
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Ashavaghosha's 14 Root Samayas

I'll pm them if you really need otherwise look at fpmt or berzin archives
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Practicing while ill
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Practicing while ill

Probably the best thing to do while ill.
I mean isn't that part of why we practice anyways?
Hope you feel better soon.

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