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by Miroku
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samaya (3 years)
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Samaya (3 years)

I believe it is more of a skillful means than definitive teachings really. The point being basically this: "Take care of your samayas, do not let them deteriorate and if you break them then repair them ASAP or it will be really hard to do sth about it."
by Miroku
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wangdor Rinpoche
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Wangdor Rinpoche

He is still in thugdam at the moment. He passed into Nirvana in a lion posture. :bow:
by Miroku
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender
Replies: 50
Views: 1383

Re: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender

I get called 'sir.' Despite a year of HRT, no one sees me as female. If I can't be seen as a woman by others, I have no particular interest in living. Transitioning was a Hail Mary for me which hasn't gotten me what I wanted. While I've considered cosmetic surgery, it's a pointless waste if I could...
by Miroku
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If siddhis are forbidden, why some texts teach how to achieve them?
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: If siddhis are forbidden, why some texts teach how to achieve them?

I see. As far as I know, siddhis could delay (?) your progress and it could boost your ego. I hope it makes sense. I read about siddhis long time ago. I had some premonitory dreams (nothing important, simple stuff that happened the next day) and I became interested in this kind of stuff. Also, coul...
by Miroku
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: 8 Precepts taking
Replies: 6
Views: 185

8 Precepts taking

Hi, I really like master Hai Tao's teachings and recently I saw this quote on his fb page. H.E. Hai Tao Master Those who had committed sexual misconduct in the past, then you have to take the Eight Precepts. How many times that you had committed sexual misconduct, then you had better take the Eight ...
by Miroku
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender
Replies: 50
Views: 1383

Re: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender

I have locked this thread and cleaned it a little. I am giving out a warning. Whatever your opinion on this issue is do NOT be a Richard about it. I understand that this topic invites some to express their opinion, however as Buddhists we should be mindful about an important fact. We have a person ...
by Miroku
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If siddhis are forbidden, why some texts teach how to achieve them?
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: If siddhis are forbidden, why some texts teach how to achieve them?

Are those texts hinduists, then? I appologize for confusing and thinking they were buddhists. Visuddhimagga is probably the only buddhist source you have cited there. It is okay, dude. Anyway as Pema has said, siddhis are not forbidden. There are actually many cases of some form of a siddhi being r...
by Miroku
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 699219

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Can one practice Shitro on daily basis mainly for purification effect or is it better to do some traditional Ngondro purification practice with Vajrasattva or Six Lokas for such needs? Both are great ideas. The thing with ngöndro is that it has its own benefits entirely, and I believe that some exp...
by Miroku
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 991

Re: Dream Yoga

What you have done is wonderful. However, if merit is your concern, the most essential and beneficial offering is using every waking and sleeping moment to abide by the flow of what is only dharmakaya. Definetly, however we all should work on the level we are at. And while your advice is correct, i...
by Miroku
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dream Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 991

Re: Dream Yoga

Why change dreams? Just enjoy them with clear and vivid awareness Because we can use them to gather merit. Once I had a semi-lucid dream about my dead father. I have realized I was dreaming and that my father is actually dead, so I tried making offerings to buddha Amitabha on his behalf as I saw th...
by Miroku
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tsem Tulku died
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Tsem Tulku died

Zhitro and Amitabha are usually done for regular people... Garchen Rinpoche often recommends the The King of Aspiration Prayers. Atleast he did when Sogyal passed, so I guess you cannot go wrong with that.
by Miroku
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi...I am new here
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Hi...I am new here

Denly88 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Welcome, and I am also a new member.
Welcome. :) :twothumbsup:
by Miroku
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: any fast way of burning up karma?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: any fast way of burning up karma?

Either walk away if you can, or try to manage it as KeithA explained. Maybe try to remember the three Jewels, or your Lama, or your practice. Depends on your capacity. You can try to develop compassion, or remember the faults of anger, which is my prefered way to go. When you see anger rising rememb...
by Miroku
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Kagyu Tree

The graph is seriously lacking to say the least. Kagyu lineages are rather complex and there are also schools that were lost or reabsorbed into bigger schools and etc. To demonstrate how lacking the chart is ... from Phagmodrukpa's 8 disciples 8 schools came into being, from which Drikung and Drukpa...
by Miroku
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: New rule: quote & comment?
Replies: 27
Views: 1458

Re: New rule: quote & comment?

I don’t think it should be a rule. Also, there are certain users who basically all of their posts are just that. Remember phantom? Or just look at the bon section. I see value in a lot of those posts. I think the Bon forum is a case in point. A stream of posts with minimal discussion, if any at all...
by Miroku
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thanks guys and apologies!
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Re: Thanks guys and apologies!

LastLegend wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:27 pm
Apologize for treading in people’s paths. Please forgive me. I will take my leave or post very little. Good luck!
Aw, don't leave. I enjoy your posts. :hug:
by Miroku
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The direct transmission mechanism/nature
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: The direct transmission mechanism/nature

As DI is not something that can be easily explained without taking part in it I believe it is better to close this thread.
by Miroku
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1080

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

Okay, and I am locking this thread as I feel there is a need for discussion between the mods.
by Miroku
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 699219

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yup, if you have DI from Rinpoche you can practice entire YY after retreats with instructors.

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