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by pemachophel
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Thangtong Gyalpo Earthquake Protection Amulet
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Thangtong Gyalpo Earthquake Protection Amulet

First, the person consecrating the sung-khor has to have some mantra power. This means they have accomplished at least one mantra, best with signs. Functionally, this tends to mean a Lama. Secondly, that person recites a consecration mantra, typically dropping some grains of rice onto the sung-khor ...
by pemachophel
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to pronounce tsa-tsas
Replies: 12
Views: 248

Re: How to pronounce tsa-tsas

Spelled sa tsha, but Tibetan-English dictionary says pronounced tsha-tsha
by pemachophel
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to pronounce tsa-tsas
Replies: 12
Views: 248

Re: How to pronounce tsa-tsas

The first "tsa" is sa for earth, the material sa-tsas are made from.
by pemachophel
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to pronounce tsa-tsas
Replies: 12
Views: 248

Re: How to pronounce tsa-tsas

Actually, it's not tsa-tsa but sa-tsa.
by pemachophel
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Thangtong Gyalpo Earthquake Protection Amulet
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Thangtong Gyalpo Earthquake Protection Amulet

For best effect, it should be consecrated. That goes for all sung-khor, Tibetan protection mandalas and amulets.
by pemachophel
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Reversing Global Warming
Replies: 14
Views: 1654

Re: Reversing Global Warming

:good:
by pemachophel
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Can I play Dungeons and Dragons?
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Can I play Dungeons and Dragons?

Zoe, It's wonderful that you are questioning whether you should play this game or not. Some part of you recognizes that, as a Buddhist, you would be wasting your precious human birth. It's not that this game is any worse than any other meaningless samsaric entertainment, it just that, as a Buddhist,...
by pemachophel
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnated Lamas
Replies: 30
Views: 1171

Re: Reincarnated Lamas

Mirror, You're taking what you see at face value, believing in the seemingly dualisitc display and then thinking about what you see with your deluded mind. This is what all we sentient beings do, but, if you could develop pure perception, things might look totally different to you. At the moment, yo...
by pemachophel
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 72
Views: 2199

Re: Secular Buddhism

Simon,

"I actually think"

And that is actually the problem.
by pemachophel
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 72
Views: 2199

Re: Secular Buddhism

The most powerful, uncompromising, and wisdom-mind insightful critique of "secular Buddhism" I've seen is Dungse Thrinley Norbu's Gypsy Gossip and Other Advice . Don't read it if you don't want all your democratic, egalitarian, humanist, materialist, modernist assumptions challenged. My own original...
by pemachophel
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is an obstacle?
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: What is an obstacle?

Outer obstacles: Anything in the external world that hinders or prevents practice, such as wars, famines, poverty, natural calamities, work, family, etc. Inner obstacles: Our negative emotions as well as imbalances in our elements, vayus, nadis, etc. leading to physical and mental-emotional disease ...
by pemachophel
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: If you fail, double it!
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: If you fail, double it!

Pael, We can't just wait and hope that what we want will come to us. We have to work to make it happen. I know you have your limitations and hindrances, but you can pray. Pray to make what you want happen. Pray to the Guru and the Three Jewels. Pray, pray, pray. Our aspiration prayers are karmic see...
by pemachophel
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: If you fail, double it!
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: If you fail, double it!

I've heard that the Sakya also have a teaching like this. If you miss a day of reciting a mantra, you have to receive the empowerment again to renew it. I've come across this in Nyingma as well, but only with certain practices, such as Vajra Armor and Phadamapa Sangay's Bad Zhi (Four Explosions) for...
by pemachophel
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1214

Re: sang without transmission

Sherab, It was at Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag's center in Santa Fe, Orgyen Khandro Ling. It was maybe three years ago, maybe in the fall. It was during a weekend where Rinpoche just taught Ri-wo Sang-chod. At the beginning of this weekend, Rinpoche spent a couple-several hours (took long because of trans...
by pemachophel
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1214

Re: sang without transmission

Javier, Your view of the effects of sang are quite limited and erroneous. Sang is the practice of chod-pa/offering to the Guests of 1) Respect and 2) Qualities, i.e., 1) the Buddhas, Bodhisatvas, Yidams, Dakinis, and 2) Dharma Protectors and Guardians. Therefore, it results in the accumulation of va...
by pemachophel
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1214

Re: sang without transmission

"Sang offering is an aborigen thing, a tibetan practice, and afaik it doesn't have roots in buddhadharma." This is one opinion. However, not all Lamas agree with this. Two years ago, Tulku Sang-ngag gave a very masterful rebuttal to this opinion. "Naga Amendment of Breaches" includes sang and is a s...
by pemachophel
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Violent dogs
Replies: 26
Views: 747

Re: Violent dogs

Lobsang, Ask your Teacher. Any mantra I were to give here won't have any power due to lack of lung . Also, before one can make these sort of activity mantras work, one has to have accomplished the power of at least one mantra. Then one "has" ngak/mantra and can apply that power to other mantra. But ...
by pemachophel
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: The King of Prayers
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: The King of Prayers

Lama Tony Duff sells a book (or maybe two) made up of various commentaries on Zang Chod Monlam. I don't care for Lama Tony's English, but his insights based on these commentaries has been very instructive to me. It showed me that many English translations, while sounding good, don't actually carry t...
by pemachophel
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Violent dogs
Replies: 26
Views: 747

Re: Violent dogs

There are mantra for stopping an attacking dog/s.
by pemachophel
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1214

Re: sang without transmission

I don't know which sang you are interested in practicing, but, after thinking about this for two days, why not A) do some other practice now which doesn't need lung /oral transmission and B) make a firm resolve to get lung for sang as soon as possible? There are so, so many wonderful practices from ...

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