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by Könchok Thrinley
Fri May 22, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shower of Blessings GY
Replies: 11
Views: 337

Re: Shower of Blessings GY

Thank you guys for the answers.
by Könchok Thrinley
Thu May 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 91
Views: 1761

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

The most of the lamas and buddhist teachers... Stop trying to "convert" people to Veganism. You will save a lot of time for yourself and also for others. You will have to live with what Buddha said on the topic. From the point of view of Hinayana it is okay if it is not seen etc., from the point of...
by Könchok Thrinley
Thu May 21, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shower of Blessings GY
Replies: 11
Views: 337

Shower of Blessings GY

Hello,

does Mipham Rinpoche's Shower of Blessings need lung to be practiced?
by Könchok Thrinley
Thu May 21, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 1407

Re: Karmic cause become gay

Okay, I would say it this way. The causes and conditions are really vast and it is impossible to pinpoint what caused what really. We have some idea thanks to the omnicient mind of Buddha and many enlightened masters. Otherwise ... who knows. And who cares really. Some people like to claim that homo...
by Könchok Thrinley
Thu May 21, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Manjushris Activity
Replies: 16
Views: 449

Re: Manjushris Activity

I think I found the article you meant, Ayu, but your link goes to the site's home page, not a particular article on it.... That writer on Learn Religions, Barbara O’Brien, writes good articles on Buddhist topics. She was the editor of About.com’s Buddhist pages for some years. :thumbsup: Is anybody...
by Könchok Thrinley
Wed May 20, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Manjushris Activity
Replies: 16
Views: 449

Re: Manjushris Activity

You can actually find the garland here for free and legaly. https://dharmaebooks.org/garland-jewels/
by Könchok Thrinley
Tue May 19, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of online empowerments
Replies: 36
Views: 952

Re: Validity of online empowerments

but going back to topic, i see difficult to receive empowerment if one doesn't know how to receive it. ¿how can one be "open" to it if one don't know what's going on? Students are usually "lead through" the empowerments by the teacher. Garchen Rinpoche does it this way and many other lamas too. The...
by Könchok Thrinley
Tue May 19, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of online empowerments
Replies: 36
Views: 952

Re: Validity of online empowerments

but going back to topic, i see difficult to receive empowerment if one doesn't know how to receive it. ¿how can one be "open" to it if one don't know what's going on? Students are usually "lead through" the empowerments by the teacher. Garchen Rinpoche does it this way and many other lamas too. The...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat May 16, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Counting mandala mudra offerings
Replies: 42
Views: 920

Re: Counting mandala mudra offerings

Okay, I think there was a misunderstanding. Grigoris did you mean that you did the five ngöndro accumulations five times or that you did the five ngöndro practices 100 000 times? :) I meant I did the 5 practices 100,000 times each. Sorry if that was not clear. I wish I did the whole ngondro 5 times...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat May 16, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Counting mandala mudra offerings
Replies: 42
Views: 920

Re: Counting mandala mudra offerings

Okay, I think there was a misunderstanding. Grigoris did you mean that you did the five ngöndro accumulations five times or that you did the five ngöndro practices 100 000 times? :)
by Könchok Thrinley
Thu May 14, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 91
Views: 1761

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

I have known Buddhists who ...I wouldn’t say they use intention as an excuse... but problems can arise if “intention” is one’s primary criteria. Yes, it is possible to make a half-assed effort at something with the wish that it will benefit all sentient beings. :good: Preach! Let us not forget that...
by Könchok Thrinley
Thu May 14, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 91
Views: 1761

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

The question is, are bad actions with good intentions justifiable? Also when somebody holds awful believes/does awful things should we assume they have good intentions? I personally don't think so. Very often hate and fear takes the form of "I mean it well". "The blacks should stay in slavery becaus...
by Könchok Thrinley
Wed May 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 91
Views: 1761

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

Hello, I'm wondering, how can one avoid commiting bad deeds, when one's intention is good? It has happend many times, that people were commiting negative deeds, but their intention was good, for example: Hitler, christian inquisition, wars... You have an extraordinarily warped idea of what "good in...
by Könchok Thrinley
Wed May 13, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 91
Views: 1761

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

The most of the lamas and buddhist teachers aren't vegans. Why? In order to get milk, you need to separate a cow and her baby, cows often cry for days, because of the separation. Eggs are a part of the menstrual cycle of a hen. A hen would naturally has only 12 eggs per year and from each one of th...
by Könchok Thrinley
Tue May 12, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Source of labeling meditation
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Source of labeling meditation

Hey, recently I have been thinking about methods used to develop mindful awareness in daily life a bit more and I remembered labeling of movements and perceptions etc. as one of the available methods. What is the source of this method? I remember Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche using it when teaching. Is it ...
by Könchok Thrinley
Wed May 06, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Plants Acquiring Sentience
Replies: 40
Views: 1120

Re: Plants Acquiring Sentience

I have seen this idea explained that plants acted as "houses" to various spirits, however the relationship between spirit and "house" are so loose that we cannot talk about the plants being sentient. Just like our houses are not sentient, despite us living in it.
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat May 02, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 163
Views: 3620

Re: Renewable Energy

If there is an answer to things like climate change etc. it is clear to me that it is a technological solution. It is irrational to think humans can just throw their things away and live in caves again etc. Like Malcolm says, it is not practical, it is just ideology and talk. If we are having a sec...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat May 02, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Renewable Energy
Replies: 163
Views: 3620

Re: Renewable Energy

Q, I'm actually not a fan of building big monasteries and huge statues. I'd rather see practice emphasized -- real practice and real Bodhicitta. IMO, big monasteries and huge statues are just the outer show of Dharma and, for me, are more a symptom of the Kali Yuga than the antidote. I agree with y...
by Könchok Thrinley
Sat May 02, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Responding to praise and compliments
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Responding to praise and compliments

I think it was Garchen Rinpoche who said (or was told) that both praise and critique are meaningless as they don't give you the traits you are being praised or critiqued for. It is better to know if you have any qualities and ignore the praise and critique. I am heavily paraphrasing so please take m...
by Könchok Thrinley
Fri May 01, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Celebrities and Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: Celebrities and Buddhism

WesleyP wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Even if you are a famous celebrity it doesn't Exempt you from anything.
Oh it does! One example would be taxes. :tongue:

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