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by davcuts
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Five parallel heinous actions
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Five parallel heinous actions

Thank you Losal Samten for the link. Now that I know what they are that will help me during my practice.
by davcuts
Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Five parallel heinous actions
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Five parallel heinous actions

I've been practicing The Bodhisattva's Confession of Ethical Downfalls. I've come across the part where you confess the five heinous actions and the five parallel heinous actions. I know the five heinous actions are killing your mother, killing your father, killing a Buddha, drawing the blood of a B...
by davcuts
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Two teachers, two different answers
Replies: 12
Views: 1680

Re: Two teachers, two different answers

Thank you Malcolm, Sherab Dorje, Conebeckham, Heart, and Jmlee369. Your words of wisdom have helped me a lot. I am going to try and put this behind me, and focus on starting my practice again. There is a new Buddhist center near me called Urban Dharma. They are the same people who own and operate ti...
by davcuts
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Two teachers, two different answers
Replies: 12
Views: 1680

Re: Two teachers, two different answers

Thanks Konchog1, and Punya. I really don't know which teacher is correct. I feel more of a connection to the teacher who told me I did nothing wrong. I worry that's because he told me what I wanted to hear. Perhaps there is no right or wrong answer to this. When the Survivors group met with His Holi...
by davcuts
Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Two teachers, two different answers
Replies: 12
Views: 1680

Two teachers, two different answers

Several years ago I was in a bad place. I sent emails to two teachers asking them for help and advice. The question I asked them was regarding samaya. I wanted to know if I had broke mine. I had been in a cult which left me devastated. I won't name the cult because of TOS of Dharmawheel. As a result...
by davcuts
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: IS THE DALAI LAMA SAFE?
Replies: 21
Views: 2396

Re: IS THE DALAI LAMA SAFE?

Tibetan Government announcement concerning Dolgyal - March 19th 2014 Tibetan Parliament passes resolution concerning Dolgyal________________________________________March 19, 2014 4:34 pm(Document no. 22/English Translation) ResolutionWhereas,Since the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama, all the successive...
by davcuts
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ethics in the Teacher-Student Relationship
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

Ethics in the Teacher-Student Relationship

Ethics in the Teacher-Student Relationship: The Responsibilities of Teachers and Students From notes taken during the meeting of H.H. the Dalai Lama and Western Buddhist Teachers in Dharamsala, 1993 Western Buddhist Teacher: What are the qualities of a good teacher? His Holiness the Dalai Lama: Ther...
by davcuts
Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

Re: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

First of all Kelsang Gyatso is not a Geshe. He never earned the title. Second Kelsang Gyatso came into power after he blackmailed the FPMT over drug trafficking to gain control of the multi million dollar Manjusri Institute. Lastly there is a lot of controversy as to just who writes his books. I enc...
by davcuts
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: public evaluation of teachers
Replies: 17
Views: 3045

Re: public evaluation of teachers

I realize this is a subject of great debate. So with out breaking any TOS I would just like to state that it's easy for people to judge people for speaking out against their teachers. Stating it can be the cause of great suffering. I can only assume these people feel it's best just to let people get...
by davcuts
Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: public evaluation of teachers
Replies: 17
Views: 3045

Re: public evaluation of teachers

A lot of things lead to lower realms. Worshiping a spirit for instance can cause rebirth in the hungry ghost realm. I could allow others to believe the spirit is a blessing or "treasure", but in the end it will only cause them to suffer a horrible fate. I for one will risk going to a lower realm by ...
by davcuts
Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: public evaluation of teachers
Replies: 17
Views: 3045

Re: public evaluation of teachers

If you don't warn people about harmful teachers and traditions, chances are you do nothing but allow people to be hurt needlessly. Not only in this lifetime but many lifetimes to come. I myself got involved with a cult, and a teacher who insisted people follow him without question, have harsh feelin...
by davcuts
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So this forum is comprised mostly of former New-Age hippies?
Replies: 141
Views: 10445

Re: So this forum is comprised mostly of former New-Age hippies?

I've never taken illegal drugs. I've never even smoked a cigarette. I personally can't stand the damn things. The first time I got drunk on alcohol I was 28, and at a Gypsy Restaurant in Vienna. I didn't care for it and only drank it again less than a dozen times. I grew up in the 80's and read a l...
by davcuts
Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So this forum is comprised mostly of former New-Age hippies?
Replies: 141
Views: 10445

Re: So this forum is comprised mostly of former New-Age hippies?

I've never taken illegal drugs. I've never even smoked a cigarette. I personally can't stand the damn things. The first time I got drunk on alcohol I was 28, and at a Gypsy Restaurant in Vienna. I didn't care for it and only drank it again less than a dozen times. I grew up in the 80's and read a lo...
by davcuts
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do poor people support tax breaks for the rich?
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Why do poor people support tax breaks for the rich?

Why do lower middle-class and working class Americans support tax breaks for the rich? Because Fox News Cannel told them they should. Fox News also referred to the poor as "Animals" because a family of four living under $23000 dollars a year have the nerve to complain about their quaility of life w...
by davcuts
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?
Replies: 84
Views: 5768

Re: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?

Of course they can and yes they are Buddhist. Curses, in order to destroy the enemies of the Dharma, are 100% Vajrayana. :namaste: The problem that scares me is there are teachers who seem to be suffering from inflated egos, if not down right mental illness. Black magic in the hands of these indivi...
by davcuts
Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?
Replies: 84
Views: 5768

Black magic, is it Vajrayana or Bon?

I suppose in every religion there's going to be those who take it to extremes. Like some TV evangelist who swear god speaks to them, all the while they drive around town in their Bentleys, and fly in their private jets. It's as if they are on a power trip and believe they have a special connection t...
by davcuts
Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: My cat suffered a stroke today
Replies: 94
Views: 6038

Re: My cat suffered a stroke today

OP, how is the kitty doing? "Dah Puddy Tat" as I jokingly like to call her is doing much better. She still has a stager in her walk, but if it wasn't for that you would have no idea she nearly died five days ago. As each day went by she got a little better. Yesterday she was able to jump up on the ...
by davcuts
Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: My cat suffered a stroke today
Replies: 94
Views: 6038

Re: My cat suffered a stroke today

I contacted a teacher asking for advice on what to do and this was his response: " I cannot give an advice. You have to decide what is best. The ethical attitude in Buddhism is to avoid to harm others. Not harming others can be seen from different perspectives and you have to decide based on your ow...
by davcuts
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: My cat suffered a stroke today
Replies: 94
Views: 6038

My cat suffered a stroke today

My cat suffered a stroke today. I had test done and found out she is also a diabetic. Something I was not aware of, and something that no doubt lead to her stroke. Her veterinarian suggested her quality of life now is poor, and I should consider having her put down. Plus even if she was able to reco...
by davcuts
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New statue
Replies: 6
Views: 609

New statue

Here is a link to some statues: http://padmaguruarts.com/lineage_gurus/gyeshe/gyeshe.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I would like to know why someone who hasn't even died has a statue? GKG hasn't died that I am aware of, but here is his statue suggesting he is some enlightened be...

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