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by Lobsang Chojor
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Is Vajracchedika Prajna Paramita authentic
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: Is Vajracchedika Prajna Paramita authentic

Generally and ordinarily speaking I haven't found a claim that says Vajracchedika is a original teaching of Buddha. Please correct me by referring me to a credible source. Looking at the many Mahayana Sutras such as mentioned above, Surangama Sutra, etc. I personally feel invited to know more about...
by Lobsang Chojor
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Seeking a Classical Tibetan tutor
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Seeking a Classical Tibetan tutor

I don't know if he could help but have you tried approaching Geshe Namdak, the resident teacher at FPMT's Jamyang centre near the Elephant and Castle? He attended and completed the full monastic study curriculum at Sera Je with a lharampa geshe degree, is originally from Holland, and speaks good En...
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote from Patrul Rinpoche
Replies: 18
Views: 1066

Re: Quote from Patrul Rinpoche

Well if one is in 9 years of retreat that would be a renunciation right? Bodhicitta here means “mind and heart”. Patrul being clever as usual. If you are in retreat but don't stop thinking of worldy affairs and are motivated by the eight worldly dharmas you don't have renunciation. What do you mean...
by Lobsang Chojor
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Is Vajracchedika Prajna Paramita authentic
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: Is Vajracchedika Prajna Paramita authentic

You won't find any mahayana Buddhist that says it's not a sutra, teaching of the Buddha. It's title is commonly translated as the vajra cutter sutra or diamond cutter sutra.
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Small Sang Offering in a Flat
Replies: 19
Views: 1585

Re: Small Sang Offering in a Flat

I believe the former is "bsang" བསང་while the latter is "sangs" སངས་, I don't know how they are related? Would be interesting to hear from a Tibetan expert :) སངས་ means to purify and བསང་ is the future tense of the verb སངས་ I think because sang puja purifies obstacles so that's why future tense i...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Why is there no section about Mahayana Monastic life?
Replies: 41
Views: 1860

Re: Why is there no section about Mahayana Monastic life?

In Buddhism traditionally there is no discrimination between monk and priest. That's because prior to the 20th century the different schools never met, a Thai Bhikshu wouldn't have met a zen priest for example. In Thailand for example the monk hospital is "Priest hospital" That's because in English...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen on personality traits
Replies: 41
Views: 1328

Re: Zen on personality traits

LastLegend wrote: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:28 pm Cool with everything else but I disagree here unless you say he has emotions but free of afflictions? How does that even work?
In the vajrayana you see the guru as a Buddha, a Buddha doesn't experience afflicted emotions, it's all pure bodhicitta.
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen on personality traits
Replies: 41
Views: 1328

Re: Zen on personality traits

[Using Grigoris’ format] Are you saying that your Guru doesn’t experience anger only happiness? To me my guru is a Buddha so he doesn't have any afflictions. The question is why not? The teachings on dependent origination are clear on this The bodhisattva mahāsattva Maitreya then replied to the ven...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen on personality traits
Replies: 41
Views: 1328

Re: Zen on personality traits

They do in order to make connection with sentient beings. How else are they going to liberate sentient beings? If enlightened beings just go elsewhere and done, then that’s it no karma that would be a Nirvana to abide in. Nirvana isn't a place to abide in, it's the absence of the afflictions. Buddh...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen on personality traits
Replies: 41
Views: 1328

Re: Zen on personality traits

I am not sure how to verbalize this that Mahayana doesn’t cut off karma or seeds with sentient beings because karma (not particularly whose) is the connection to liberate sentient beings and help final awakened ones gain their Sambhogakaya. Yes, they operate at peaceful state but for us to take a s...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen on personality traits
Replies: 41
Views: 1328

Re: Zen on personality traits

Not sure what you mean. If you are angry and yell at him he feels it but he is not deluded. You said final awakening in the mahayana is not free of all afflictions: I used to think that final awakening is free of all afflictions in Mahayana. It is not. Anger is an affliction, something a Buddha is ...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen on personality traits
Replies: 41
Views: 1328

Re: Zen on personality traits

I used to think that final awakening is free of all afflictions in Mahayana. It is not. It just means no longer deluded by karma. You still hurt if a family member hurts you but you don’t cause a shit storm. You manage it in a way that person benefits as well. So you think a Buddha is afflicted? If...
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Consequences of doing Sojong?
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: Consequences of doing Sojong?

Depends on how it’s perceived I'll stick to sutra where gossiping is an action of speech and stealing is an action of body. The act of stealing has to have the four factors: 1. Basis: something of value to another 2. Thought: recognition, motivation, delusion 3. Deed: whatever means you use to stea...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Looking for good Chod Drum
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: Looking for good Chod Drum

fckw wrote: Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:28 pm My partner is looking for a Chöd drum. Does anyone know suppliers also in Europe?
Check out https://dharmacraft.shop/ in Lithuania
by Lobsang Chojor
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Consequences of doing Sojong?
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: Consequences of doing Sojong?

When beings harm they steal the life force of the recipient, gossiping in particular may steal away future opportunities. Damage reputation. You don't steal your life force, that implies that you gain their life force. And, gossiping may damage reputation and remove future opportunities but you can...
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Consequences of doing Sojong?
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: Consequences of doing Sojong?

Not eating meat is also not gossiping. By gossiping you eat some energy, which are « carnivore ». I knew someone vegetarian but who criticise all the time. Physically he eats vegetables, but he eats many corpses in another way. .... Not stealing have a deeper meanings. It is important not to steal,...
by Lobsang Chojor
Sat May 30, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Consequences of doing Sojong?
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: Consequences of doing Sojong?

If not, I have another question. Seeing the vows taken in Sojong and living under my situation (where meat is constantly eaten as part of the traditional cuisine and not stuck to a certain time), I fear I am going to constantly break my vows of not eating meat, partaking in music and the arts (I am...
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Re: Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind

Your quote from His Holiness Sakya Trizin supports my point "Parting from the Four Desires" is very similar to the preliminary teachings of the other Tibetan Buddhist traditions. For example, the Nyingma and the Kagyu traditions have a teaching on "Turning the Mind," which also explains these four l...
by Lobsang Chojor
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Re: Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind

haha wrote: Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:57 pm It is a story or it is the history that is up to the individual.
These are two different things one is the topic The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind and the other is the text by Sakya Pandita Parting from the Four Attachments.
by Lobsang Chojor
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Lodrö Tulku Rinpoche

He is the only Tibetan Buddhist teacher from Tibet I know who actually speaks German fluently. As I'm also fluent in German it was somehow touching to hear teachings from him in this language. Also, he's quite erudite, so it's actually interesting to hear him talk about a subject where he draws fro...

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