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by Rael
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure Lands
Replies: 61
Views: 4609

Re: Mandalas and your place in them/ Namdrol inspired thread

You're mistaken Rael and misinterpreting Namdrols post. Ordinary beings with no training have no chance in the bardo but Namdrol is specifically speaking about practitioners of "medium" capacity. There are plenty of methods and tools at ones disposal that give rise to this capacity. The annutarayog...
by Rael
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure Lands
Replies: 61
Views: 4609

Re: Pure Lands

I placed this in the other section...why has it been moved to a place where you can delete more freely...politics are killing this place
by Rael
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure Lands
Replies: 61
Views: 4609

Re: Mandalas and your place in them/ Namdrol inspired thread

The bardo is the place where medium practitioners attain liberation. N this deserves a post all by it's lonesome. Even the God realms are practically impossable to attain liberation in due to the nature of the body... how in Sam's Hell ...literally...are you going to attain liberation with a Bardo ...
by Rael
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure Lands
Replies: 61
Views: 4609

Re: Mandalas and your place in them/ Namdrol inspired thread

Copper colored mountain and Sukhavati are basically bardo experiences. Copper coloured mountain is in Africa and it is not a Bardo experience. Madagascar, to be precise. But if you go Madagascar, you will never find Zangdog Palri. The Bardo is place of confusion and fear for most.It reminds me of h...
by Rael
Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure Lands
Replies: 61
Views: 4609

Re: Mandalas and your place in them/ Namdrol inspired thread

Copper colored mountain and Sukhavati are basically bardo experiences. Copper coloured mountain is in Africa and it is not a Bardo experience. Saying Sukhavati is a Bardo expierence is tantamount to heresy for some... :oops: there was some huge rift in here bout someone who denies reincarnation and...
by Rael
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure Lands
Replies: 61
Views: 4609

Re: Mandalas and your place in them/ Namdrol inspired thread

There are different concepts of the pure lands.....certain views are for practice sake...



My Tulku spent time there after his last death as a Rinpoche here on earth....He was gone 3 years our time....
by Rael
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure Lands
Replies: 61
Views: 4609

Re: Mandalas and your place in them/ Namdrol inspired thread

from another thread....please explain.... I have no interest in infantile fantasies like pure lands. N yikes a roonie...talk about changing me pardigms.... this has to go to that thread.... and thanks for this N r Just what i said. Pure lands are not interesting to me. All of space is a pure land, ...
by Rael
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism
Replies: 223
Views: 13507

Re: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism

samsaric Schooling is a lose term i used when thinking about the entire purpose to samsara.. I understand. But samsara has no meaning. But if you have Dharma, then maybe samsara is meaningful. N and with this fine piece of poetic licence i shall retire for the day.... nice line N hair raisingly ref...
by Rael
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure Lands
Replies: 61
Views: 4609

Pure Lands

from another thread....please explain....


Namdrol wrote: I have no interest in infantile fantasies like pure lands.

N
yikes a roonie...talk about changing me pardigms....

this has to go to that thread....

and thanks for this N

r
by Rael
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism
Replies: 223
Views: 13507

Re: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism

Namdrol wrote: I have no interest in infantile fantasies like pure lands.

N
yikes a roonie...talk about changing me pardigms....

this has to go to that thread....

and thanks for this N

r
by Rael
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism
Replies: 223
Views: 13507

Re: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism

i created another thread.... this is good stuff for me.... samsaric Schooling is a lose term i used when thinking about the entire purpose to samsara.. changing lead into gold and such metaphors.... the awakened and idea that they can only awaken in Samsara....hence the school... i know i know it's ...
by Rael
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mandalas and your place in them/ Namdrol inspired thread
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Mandalas and your place in them/ Namdrol inspired thread

can you be unenlightened and enter a Mandala? Can you be unenlightened and dwell in a pure land? i think so...hence my hierarchy talks with Namdrol.. according to this That is relative. Students are not lower than masters, masters are not higher than students. The primordial state of a master is no ...
by Rael
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism
Replies: 223
Views: 13507

Re: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism

Well when i enter a Buddha's mandala, or the Dalai Lama visits Toronto , i know my place in both.... there is a hierarchy in the pure lands as well....you have teacher and student relationships.... That is relative. Students are not lower than masters, masters are not higher than students. The prim...
by Rael
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism
Replies: 223
Views: 13507

Re: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism

ooopsy

it started from this Namdrol comment
. I think this political form is the most consistent with Buddhist principles and especially with Dzogchen, which has always been anti-hierarchical.
by Rael
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism
Replies: 223
Views: 13507

Re: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism

: large corporations=large governments Actually, the massive wealth accumulations in US when the West was opened in the 19th century also gave rise to a need for a larger bureaucracy hence, the massive expansion of the federal government between 1870-1914. why are you ignoring me....is this some i ...
by Rael
Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism
Replies: 223
Views: 13507

Re: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism

The problem is that corporations have gotten so large that only a large government can control them. However, when corporations and govt. get in bed in the manner that they have in this country, then everyone loses. The solution to big gvt. is to severely limit corporate growth. N Corporations pref...
by Rael
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism
Replies: 223
Views: 13507

Re: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism

This guy wants to establish a socialist utopia know as sharia throughout the world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD4OeSoi6xs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZCDO5Jp6ic" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Apparently everyone will live in pe...
by Rael
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism
Replies: 223
Views: 13507

Re: From a Namdrol post: socialism/capitalism

The problem is that corporations have gotten so large that only a large government can control them. However, when corporations and govt. get in bed in the manner that they have in this country, then everyone loses. The solution to big gvt. is to severely limit corporate growth. N corporations have...
by Rael
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does any level of Buddhism recognize this?
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Does any level of Buddhism recognize this?

i saw a clown painted with a couple of these once