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by Fortyeightvows
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: please help identify these two figures
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: please help identify these two figures

I'll take it! thanks bro!
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: please help identify these two figures
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: please help identify these two figures

ClearblueSky wrote:+1 for Luipa

The only thing is that i have yet to find another image of Luipa where he appears as he does in this picture.
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Shamanism and the Evolutionary Origins of Schizophrenia
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Shamanism and the Evolutionary Origins of Schizophrenia

A great video about mental disorders, and especially schizophrenia. Titled "Shamanism and the Evolutionary Origins of Schizophrenia" Thanks for sharing, I watched it and really enjoyed it. If you haven't seen it already, I'm sure you will also be interested in "Shadows and Illuminati...
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is the creation of the universe story in Buddhism?
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Re: What is the creation of the universe story in Buddhism?

What is the creation story of the world we live in according to Buddhism? Two teachings are relevant The first is that gods from the heaven of light-sound came to earth, became attached to a certain food which as they ate made them more and more dense until they developed organs and began to reprod...
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: please help identify these two figures
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: please help identify these two figures

The second one is on the lower part of the painting next to vaisravana and (I believe Mahakala)
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by Fortyeightvows
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: please help identify these two figures
Replies: 11
Views: 355

please help identify these two figures

The main deity in the image is chakasamvara, please help me identify the other figures.
Thank you.

The first one is at the top of the painting and next to a yellow hat lama.
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by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Dreams and practice
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Dreams and practice

How wonderful!
It's probably a good idea to go ahead and either get started on those mantras or at least promise to.
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Experiences with Shamanism
Replies: 40
Views: 765

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ojo wrote:Mantrik: does the Odigon book make any mention of "rainbow bridge" or "rainbow door" or rainbow lights of any kind ? If "yes" then I'll buy the Kindle version , otherwise not.

The shaman would ask the spirits whether to buy the book or not.
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Experiences with Shamanism
Replies: 40
Views: 765

Re: rainbow body

Grigoris wrote:
Fortyeightvows wrote:...much in the same way there is debate about when a person is considered to be 'alive'.
Or one of the living dead!

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by Fortyeightvows
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Experiences with Shamanism
Replies: 40
Views: 765

Re: rainbow body

A better source is 'Chosen by the Spirits' by Sarangerel Odigon. Really? better than Eliade? No doubt your recommendation is a good book, written by an expert, but Eliade is the standard textbook. 45 years ago I had what I subsequently came to understand was a spontaneous shamanic initiation which ...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: 10 moments of mindfulness - but how long is a moment?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: 10 moments of mindfulness - but how long is a moment?

ojo wrote:As a result I am also VERY interested to know how long a moment is. :smile: Do you have any idea? Has any master ever answered this question ?


Yes a 'moment' has been defined at 1/65th of a finger snap.

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by Fortyeightvows
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "All Buddha-Nature is One"
Replies: 39
Views: 762

Re: "All Buddha-Nature is One"

According to many yogacara teachers there is two types of buddha nature. 1)buddha nature as as absolute- but as an absolute it doesn't really actively participate in the phenomenal world (the implication here is that while the sutras say all beings have buddha nature, they are not guaranteeing all b...
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Damaru and Kangling
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Damaru and Kangling

by Fortyeightvows
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Legendary Buddhist temple, lost for more than seven centuries, yields its treasures
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Legendary Buddhist temple, lost for more than seven centuries, yields its treasures

"Archaeologist excavating recently rediscovered Fugan Temple, built in the 4th century, uncover more than 1,500 tablets of Buddhist scriptures and stone sculptures"

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/ ... yields-its
by Fortyeightvows
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to do something in microsoft word?
Replies: 5
Views: 142

How to do something in microsoft word?

The people on this site are so diverse with everyone coming from different places and backgrounds, I know that among us, with all of our various skills and knowledge, there is someone who knows how to do what am trying to do. And it really would be very very helpful to me. If I have in a microsoft w...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Developing Siddhis
Replies: 28
Views: 1051

Re: Developing Siddhis

javier.espinoza.t wrote:interesting, maybe that's why so many monks has become spirits instead of buddhas.


Citation please
by Fortyeightvows
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Developing Siddhis
Replies: 28
Views: 1051

Re: Developing Siddhis

javier.espinoza.t wrote:interesting, maybe that's why so many monks has become spirits instead of buddhas.


Citation please
by Fortyeightvows
Sat May 27, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Dealing with ant infestation
Replies: 21
Views: 1231

Re: Dealing with ant infestation

I promise this works. Put a few drops of honey outside the house not too close. Then put a little bit more of honey even further from the house. Sweep up as many ants as you can and take them to the further honey. This gets the bulk of the ants out and they will tell their friends about the honey. T...
by Fortyeightvows
Sat May 27, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How do I stop being a vegetarian and not cause death?
Replies: 22
Views: 484

Re: How do I stop being a vegetarian and not cause death?

It is true that eating larger animals makes for less killing. But lama Zopa says that bigger animals feel more pain.... Killing a human is more serious then killing a bug right? There seems to be a spectrum. If you do eat meat you can do things to make up for it, like do life release, make offerings...

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