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by pemachophel
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 40
Views: 933

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

i've read what Loppon-la had to say about the regenerative power of the primordial state and his reasoning seems clear and coherent. that being said, when original Teacher first moved to the u.s, He was opening a pull-out bed and cut His finger very badly. after wrapping it in cloth, He immediately ...
by pemachophel
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3441

Re: New Rigpa letter

"One will never actually recognize that one's guru is a Buddha until one discovers buddhahood within oneself."

agreed.
by pemachophel
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Blessing Images?
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Blessing Images?

the way i've been taught, one should not try to bless a rupa (image of a Buddha) until one has completed the three roots sadhanas of their lineage. when a qualified practitioner consecrates an image, it is no longer just an image. it is equal to that Buddha. any prayers or offerings made to that rup...
by pemachophel
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3441

Re: New Rigpa letter

"It will not become pure by imagining one's guru is a buddha." (italics mine)

agreed. it becomes pure by recognizing, i.e., directly experiencing, one's guru is Buddha.
by pemachophel
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3441

Re: New Rigpa letter

i agree with Greg that there is a danger in rejecting the entire concept and practice of pure perception. the whole issue of pure perception is a very thorny one fraught with unavoidable danger. i think it's important to remember that the vajrayana is A) inherently dangerous and B) not for everyone....
by pemachophel
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3694

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

i'm afraid i have to disagree with cone about developing supreme siddhi, i.e., realization, before attempting to develop common or ordinary siddhi. maybe this is a difference in p.o.v. between nyingma and karma kamtsang. various lay-jor are routinely appended to our sadhanas after completing nyen-dr...
by pemachophel
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Ye-drog meaning
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Ye-drog meaning

thanks Loppon. so one of the translations i've seen is "360 accidents." like "360 misfortunes," this doesn't catch the fact that these accidents or misfortunes are due, at least in part, to evil spirits mucking about. any suggestion how to capture both meanings? "360 misfortunes [due to evil spirits...
by pemachophel
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Ye-drog meaning
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Ye-drog meaning

any help for translating ཡེ་འདྲོག་? please don't just quote the THL translation tool.

thanks
by pemachophel
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gyalpo spirits
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Gyalpo spirits

think powerful magus who has turned the dark side -- Darth Vader
by pemachophel
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3694

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

i agree with Loppon-la/Malcolm -- very little demand for ngakpa services where i live. for a number of years i have beeb trying to interest my old-time Dharma friends (and some younger ones) in all the skillful means at our disposal, but there is very, very little interest. i guess no actual belief ...
by pemachophel
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan divination article
Replies: 26
Views: 570

Re: Tibetan divination article

yes, it was Cho-kyi Go-cha's Red Saraswati terma cycle that led Lama Dawa to develop His abilities at mirror divination. but Dorje Yudronma is the custodian Protectress of that cycle and She is actually the intermediary Who manifests the visions in the mirror. i have posted elsewhere here on DW the ...
by pemachophel
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan divination article
Replies: 26
Views: 570

Re: Tibetan divination article

Dorje Yudronma was the intermediary. She is the custodian of the terma He practiced along with Mugdzin Wangpo (Black Dzambhala).

sorry, yes, melong. to me that's a mirror.
by pemachophel
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan divination article
Replies: 26
Views: 570

Re: Tibetan divination article

He put His mirror in a bowl of rice. He also lit a lamp or candle. He said some prayers &/or mantra and threw rice on the mirror. once the mirror was "opened," He would answer questions from different people. during the session, there was always someone to write down the answers. at he end of a sess...
by pemachophel
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan divination article
Replies: 26
Views: 570

Re: Tibetan divination article

Mantrik, what do you mean by "process"? do you mean the terma cycle Lama Dawa was given by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche?
by pemachophel
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Spirit attack
Replies: 21
Views: 549

Re: Spirit attack

yes, get a personal "reading" from a qualified Lama. meantime, say the following dharani as many times as possible before sleep. Dharani for Dispelling Bad Dreams Gya-gar ked-du: Maha Chakalama Bod ked-du: Mi-lam Ngen-pai Dog-pa Zhe-ja-wai Zung   I prostrate to all the Buddhas and Bodhisatvas.   NA-...
by pemachophel
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan divination article
Replies: 26
Views: 570

Re: Tibetan divination article

not sure about "virgin purity." could be. but, ime, i think it has more to do with the lack of agenda or ulterior motive in the young. no particular expectations, no great ego involvement, no monetary ambitions or desire for name and fame. just a game. no attachment. i don't know if i've told this s...
by pemachophel
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan divination article
Replies: 26
Views: 570

Re: Tibetan divination article

depending on the practice, phra-bab/mirror divination may involve Yudronma or Tsheringma. not sure if any other Dieties are also involved with phra. these are the two that i know of. best/easiest if you are born with phra-mig/phra eyes. this tends to run in families. don't know about using prepubesc...
by pemachophel
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mendrup
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Mendrup

they are "cultured" by making a "mother" substance. then a little of this "starter" is added to make more. this is common with a number of different substances in vajrayana, such as beb-dze/descent-substance for jen-dren/invitation.
by pemachophel
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Public vs Private Mala???
Replies: 29
Views: 678

Re: Public vs Private Mala???

actually, it's best get bell, doje, zen from your Teacher, in which case they will come blessed. there are specific blessing practices for bell, dorje, damaru, kangling, phurba, tingsha...
by pemachophel
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The world is getting worse and worse
Replies: 41
Views: 1397

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

yes, but ime, people's kleshas are getting worse, our moral fiber is frayed and fraying, and most people are substituting a attempted samsaric fix for the real solution to suffering. all these supposed advances are, from my pov, a honey-smeared razor.