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by MiphamFan
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 46
Views: 1325

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

Is there some explanation why certain Dzogchen/Mahamudra masters like Karma Chagme aspire for Sukhavati (he says the Sukhavati aspiration is his root practice), while describing the interval to buddhahood there as infinite? We were talking about it in this thread https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.p...
by MiphamFan
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When the villagers gave up hunting...
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: When the villagers gave up hunting...

It makes little sense for them to swear to stop killing and then keep killing their own animals. Tibetans may eat a lot of meat in general, but that does not mean that one cannot be a vegetarian in Tibet. They can keep eating dairy stuff, champa or whatever it is called, etc., they do not rely on m...
by MiphamFan
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?
Replies: 42
Views: 2918

Re: Is Dharma practice a struggle for you?

It is a struggle to find time/energy to sit down and do the practice sometimes but I invariably feel better after doing so.
by MiphamFan
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When the villagers gave up hunting...
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: When the villagers gave up hunting...

It makes little sense for them to swear to stop killing and then keep killing their own animals. Tibetans may eat a lot of meat in general, but that does not mean that one cannot be a vegetarian in Tibet. They can keep eating dairy stuff, champa or whatever it is called, etc., they do not rely on m...
by MiphamFan
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When the villagers gave up hunting...
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: When the villagers gave up hunting...

They probably still had to slaughter yaks and sheep that they owned, they just didn't go out hunting wild animals.
by MiphamFan
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 207
Views: 5867

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

There is nothing wrong with protectionism to build up your country's industry, every single nation which successfully industralized did that while those who embraced the World Bank et al's policies of free trade remain stuck to this day. Successes: Meiji Japan (Americans forced them to have free tra...
by MiphamFan
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Man in the Box
Replies: 18
Views: 978

Re: Man in the Box

Intense story. Hope everything turns out for the better for you from now.
by MiphamFan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Multiple teachers, Tibetan and Tendai, is that ok?
Replies: 23
Views: 1002

Re: Multiple teachers, Tibetan and Tendai, is that ok?

Sounds to me like 是名比丘根波羅蜜因緣知果波羅蜜,果波羅蜜因緣知人波羅蜜。 This is called, monks, difference of faculties on account of causes and conditions informing the difference of fruits, the difference of fruits on account of causes and conditions informing the difference of persons. Does this lower tantra result in Bu...
by MiphamFan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 79
Views: 3371

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

Re: householder donations. The best thing one could do is take a page out of business/marketing: interview some existing Westerners who do actually donate to support their favoured centres/monasteries without the expectation of receiving teachings/retreats/etc and try to find out what motivated them...
by MiphamFan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 79
Views: 3371

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

I'm going to be a real Pollyanna and say something like what I heard a US journalist say one time in regards to there being lots of discovery of mistakes and untruths in journalism. Rather than being a sign of failure, it's a sign of success to see truth is revealed. It shows the "system" is workin...
by MiphamFan
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 79
Views: 3371

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

I feel like in general, the main aspiration for laypeople in the West is to become serious practitioner-yogis, which overall limits Buddhism's ability to scale and spread, because most people are unable to do this. In Asia, both today and historically, laypeople could aspire to be sponsors of the te...
by MiphamFan
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 79
Views: 3371

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

The "mindfulness" materialists pretty much are modern Carvakas, not Bauddhas.
by MiphamFan
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 11720

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

This marks the end of an era of Dharma in the modern world methinks.

May all of us Vajra siblings purify our samaya and recognise our primordial state.
by MiphamFan
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: 100 Days Retreat Practice of Longchen Nyingthig
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: 100 Days Retreat Practice of Longchen Nyingthig

Anyone who knows more about this teacher? Is he clean?
by MiphamFan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 57
Views: 2831

Re: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers

I attended Dharma events around Europe before. I think it's still mostly generation X.

Probably the Dzogchen community, with a large Russian contingent is the "youngest" that I've seen.
by MiphamFan
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6327
Views: 580698

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I felt a stab in my heart as I read the news on Facebook. I was still hoping that this recent bout of ill health was only temporary.

Did some guruyoga, punctuted with grief.
by MiphamFan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 3822

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

They are there to exploit Tibetan resources. How is this not economic migration? If you don't know the difference between migration and colonisation, then you should not be taking part in this discussion. If I wanted to be mean I'd say that if your livelihood depends on an influx of migrants, you s...
by MiphamFan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 3822

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

The comparison between the present migration processes in Europe and in Tibet is beyond ridiculous. The Han Chinese in Tibet are neither economic migrants nor refugees. Their presence in Tibet is a violation of international law to begin with -- and Chinese settlers are being moved into Tibet, not ...
by MiphamFan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 3822

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

HHDL himself is a refugee and would like nothing mroe than to go back to Tibet, which is being flooded with Chinese. That's where he is coming from. Putting aside the issue of PRC occupation of Tibet and speaking purely of Han migration, do you agree that Tibet does not belong to the Tibetans and i...
by MiphamFan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 3822

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

HHDL himself is a refugee and would like nothing mroe than to go back to Tibet, which is being flooded with Chinese. That's where he is coming from. Putting aside the issue of PRC occupation of Tibet and speaking purely of Han migration, do you agree that Tibet does not belong to the Tibetans and it...

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