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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: 6
Views: 119

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: 698349

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: 43
Views: 722

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: 43
Views: 722

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: 353

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: 145

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: 13
Views: 251

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: 281

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: 1363

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: 407

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: 396

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: 1056

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: 698349

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yup, if you have DI from Rinpoche you can practice entire YY after retreats with instructors.
by Miroku
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi...I am new here
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Hi...I am new here

Welcome to DW both of you. Good luck. ;)
by Miroku
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim
Replies: 39
Views: 820

Re: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim

English women. English girls they're so prissy I can't stand them on the telephone Sometimes I take the receiver off the hook I don't want them to ever call at all -Mick Jagger These days, I feel like listening to the Rolling Stones is something I have to do in a cave, out of earshot of any Millenn...
by Miroku
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What morning rituals do you have? How do you "use" your Buddhist shrine?
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: What morning rituals do you have? How do you "use" your Buddhist shrine?

There are so many things one can do really. Depends on your tradition or how elaborate you can be. I don't know I feel so blessed to discovered this path so soon in my life (I'm 19) that I feel like I just want to say some words like a mantra, in Portuguese (my native language), to pay my respects ...
by Miroku
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Question Homosexuality in buddhist texts
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Question Homosexuality in buddhist texts

Hi, welcome to DW. Good question. Since those acts are my hobby sorta I have been searching for some answers too. It is quite an interesting topic. First of all we must understand that there is no real trace of homosexuality as we know it in the sutras. The way we understand sexual identities is a f...
by Miroku
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Change to lay vows - sexual misconduct
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Change to lay vows - sexual misconduct

I wouldn't necessary chalk it up to "mahayana authors". There are long lists of actions, parts etc. which are forbidden in the Vinaya celibacy vow for monastics. I imagine an exasperated Vinaya master sitting being asked about increasingly bizarre combinations, as some sex-fixated teenage monk trie...
by Miroku
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What morning rituals do you have? How do you "use" your Buddhist shrine?
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: What morning rituals do you have? How do you "use" your Buddhist shrine?

There are so many things one can do really. Depends on your tradition or how elaborate you can be. When I have the time or remember to do it. I like to offer a bowl of water (as I have only one bowl at home at the moment) and offer it to all the buddhas and bodhisattvas and masters. Also try to deve...

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