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by Tsongkhapafan
Fri May 11, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso
Replies: 20
Views: 659

Re: Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso

Tashi delek T, Thanks for your replies. Teachings about Dzogchen, that was not outside the Lineage because of the Mind to Mind teachings, received from Guru Rinpoche. The Panchen Lama Losang Chögyan did follow Chag Gya Chenpo, was this an unbroken Lineage ? - What is the Mahamudra Lineage from Gelu...
by Tsongkhapafan
Fri May 11, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso
Replies: 20
Views: 659

Re: Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso

Therefore maybe i was misunderstood, but i have always thought the Dalai Lamas were powerful within Gelug, seen that he is able to forbid Gyalpo ceremonies etc. and therefore it sounds strange to me that the Great Fifth was NOT able to setup Dzogchen within the Gelug Tradition. I think it's simple ...
by Tsongkhapafan
Thu May 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso
Replies: 20
Views: 659

Re: Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso

No, there is no record of Tsongkhapa accepting the Dzogchen teachings as valid... This text is in the first volume of Tsongkhapa's collected works, Zhol edition, ppg. 295-314, directly before Tsongkhapa's commentary on the Fifty Verses of Guru Devotion. It is in the same place in all the other coll...
by Tsongkhapafan
Thu May 10, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso
Replies: 20
Views: 659

Re: Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso

The reason that Dzogchen is not part of the Gelugpa lineage is that Gelugpas follow the teachings of Je Tsongkhapa and Tsongkhapa never taught or practised Dzogchen. To attain enlightenment in the Gelugpa formulation of teachings it is only necessary to practise the lamrim of Sutra and Tantra, in wh...
by Tsongkhapafan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 8259

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Indeed the Buddha gives teachings in three ways: directly with his own voice, by blessing, or by permission. Thank you for your reply. I personally do not understand why oracles are necessary, especially if the majority of beings who speak through them are worldly beings. Why seek the advice of a w...
by Tsongkhapafan
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 8259

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Can someone explain coherently and with valid reasons why a Buddha cannot speak through another living being? There is the classic example of the Heart Sutra being delivered by Buddha through Avalokiteshvara, for example. This is an example of Guru Yoga. If a worldly spirit can communicate through a...
by Tsongkhapafan
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does anger comes from self-centered attitude?
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Does anger comes from self-centered attitude?

Is it healthy to keep all your anger inside ? Where will it go ? I know the key here is to develop patience....then the anger will hopefully subside.....and all the anger we experience can be used for practice....to practice patience....so the more times you get angry...the more practice you have.....
by Tsongkhapafan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does anger comes from self-centered attitude?
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Does anger comes from self-centered attitude?

As Shantideva says at the beginning of Chapter 6 of Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life: There is no evil greater than anger, And no virtue greater than patience. Therefore, I should strive in various ways To become familiar with the practice of patience. Enough said - anger is self-centred and n...
by Tsongkhapafan
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Where is Sakyamuni Buddha?
Replies: 61
Views: 2782

Re: Where is Sakyamuni Buddha?

He's right in front of you, always. A Buddha's mind pervades all phenomena.
by Tsongkhapafan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Defining conventional and ultimate refuge in terms of each of the three jewels
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: Defining conventional and ultimate refuge in terms of each of the three jewels

The ultimate refuge can only be the realisation of ultimate truth in our own mental continuum that leads to different levels of true cessation until we attain the final true cessation of very subtle obstructions to omniscience. This is the Union of no more learning or Buddhahood. Therefore I would s...
by Tsongkhapafan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 60140

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

The real teachings are timeless. The problem is the organization of it. The teachings were never meant to be organized. There is no structure that can contain it. None. It is inherently free of that. This is what so many fail to understand. The teachings were meant to be organised because we need t...
by Tsongkhapafan
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tantric Vows after Death
Replies: 10
Views: 722

Re: Tantric Vows after Death

Failing to take a meritorious action does not affect people harmfully in the sense of vipaka in future lives. I don't know what vipaka means but your karma depends on YOUR intention. If you promise to attain enlightenment sincerely and do not act in accordance with your promise or even give up your...
by Tsongkhapafan
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tantric Vows after Death
Replies: 10
Views: 722

Re: Tantric Vows after Death

. it does not make sense that the stopping of a Buddhist practice should cause any harm to the sentient being. It's actually does, depending on the vows taken. If you make a promise to achieve enlightenment to benefit all living beings and then you change your mind, that affects all living beings. ...
by Tsongkhapafan
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why samsara exists
Replies: 77
Views: 4090

Re: Why samsara exists

Hello, can anyone explain me, why samsara exists? Why we are unperfect and imprisoned in samsara? Is it some kind of punishment? I know that we are in samsara because of our karma, but why samsaric system generally exists? Thank you, Arcturus The word samsara is Sanskrit, and means cycle of contami...
by Tsongkhapafan
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness
Replies: 188
Views: 7588

Re: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness

I'm still confused. The mind and emptiness are a single entity, but that doesn't mean it is the mind's sole characteristic, or that emptiness is equivalent to everything else about the mind. For example, earlier you said that clarity and emptiness are isolates of the mind, so obviously they are a s...
by Tsongkhapafan
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness
Replies: 188
Views: 7588

Re: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness

I'm still confused. The mind and emptiness are a single entity, but that doesn't mean it is the mind's sole characteristic, or that emptiness is equivalent to everything else about the mind. For example, earlier you said that clarity and emptiness are isolates of the mind, so obviously they are a s...
by Tsongkhapafan
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness
Replies: 188
Views: 7588

Re: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness

The mind and it's emptiness together are one entity, inseparable, just as space and the characteristic of space are not two separate entities, whereas clothe and its dye are not one entity and not inseparable. The Mahasiddha Virupa observed, the sole difference between space and the mind is that a ...
by Tsongkhapafan
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness
Replies: 188
Views: 7588

Re: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness

The emptiness aspect of the mind is its dharmatā, no more separate from the mind than wetness is from water. Emptiness is not something separate from the mind. Are you saying that mind and emptiness are the same then? If you answer "no" then we agree. Where is emptiness, aside from the mind? Can yo...
by Tsongkhapafan
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness
Replies: 188
Views: 7588

Re: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness

For as long time as you maintain this idea, you will be as far from Buddhahood as the earth is from the sky. I don't understand. From what I understand, Tsongkhapafan is saying that emptiness and appearance are two isolates of the same entity rather than being literally identical. I thought that wa...
by Tsongkhapafan
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness
Replies: 188
Views: 7588

Re: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness

Even insects know what lack of obstructive contact is. For example, an insect will walk across a table as long as it can sense the obstructive contact of the table’s surface, but will turn back when it reaches the edge of the table where the obstructive contact ceases. It seems that the insect know...