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by Adamantine
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 64
Views: 1529

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

With respect to the idea of an awakened master transferring their "mind" (thugs) to a disciple, this is a form of blessing. It does not mean that now the student has all the teachers thoughts and knowledge, memories, experiences, and so on. Well.. a funny claim of that happened here and is an obvio...
by Adamantine
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 64
Views: 1529

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:53 pm



Now, now, guys, I'm just fooling around.
I never would suspect anything less! Though it appeared as if a tiny bit of sincerity may have crept into your last post...


:smile:
by Adamantine
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 64
Views: 1529

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

Well, "crept into" sounds kind of melodramatic. Hahahaha... not really though. Refer to definition 2C here: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creep Well, I'm not sure. Next time perhaps you could try "was assimilated into" or something along those lines. You're asking me to censor my perfe...
by Adamantine
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 64
Views: 1529

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:41 am
Adamantine wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:57 am
So then this must be something that's crept into Chinese Buddhism
from Taoism?

Well, "crept into" sounds kind of melodramatic.
Hahahaha... not really though. Refer to definition 2C here: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creep
by Adamantine
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 64
Views: 1529

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

So then this must be something that's crept into Chinese Buddhism
from Taoism?
by Adamantine
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 33157

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Sogyal Rinpoche receiving treatment for colon cancer https://www.lionsroar.com/sogyal-rinpoche-shares-colon-cancer-diagnosis/ A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM SOGYAL RINPOCHE... To all my friends and Dharma students My retreat has been going very well, and has been extremely inspiring. At the same time, the...
by Adamantine
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Desire and Aversion
Replies: 22
Views: 514

Re: Desire and Aversion

I have forgiven the person who did this to me. I forgave him a long time ago.. It's just now I despise sex I find it completely unappealing.. So what do I do about that? I am totally and completely Averting any kind of sexual thought or desire to the point that I just dont feel it at all.. The thou...
by Adamantine
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Desire and Aversion
Replies: 22
Views: 514

Re: Desire and Aversion

Well I was molested as a child.. I can remember past lives that have tragic ends because of sex. For example, I was a Down syndrome male named Frederick and his father encouraged him to have sex with the farm animals.. He even molested Frederick at times taking advantage of his "intelligence" and o...
by Adamantine
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Extra Mandala/Sangha Relationships
Replies: 27
Views: 624

Re: Extra Mandala/Sangha Relationships

Yeah it's good to differentiate between those who are not initiated (and, if they know about this aspect of your life) who may belittle or poke fun at your practice priorities or religious zeal as opposed to those who are or would be quite supportive even if they did not have interest themselves. Th...
by Adamantine
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17
Replies: 94
Views: 2568

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17

Will the conversation preceding the transmission be recorded
and accessible to watch later if one can't tune in until the 6:30 transmission time?
by Adamantine
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: How to stop orgasms during meditation?
Replies: 34
Views: 1436

Re: How to stop orgasms during meditation?

I'd discuss this with a male or female Ngakpa / Ngakma lama as this has to do with your subtle body / chakras opening And it'd be good to get direct instruction how to bring it into the path from a non-monastic specialist that will be experienced in sexuality as an aspect of practice. For now it may...
by Adamantine
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: 3D Phurba mandala kickstarter campaign
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: 3D Phurba mandala kickstarter campaign

Hi Everyone, it's the last week and they are so close! Please help in the final stretch. The recent message to us is: Help Us Make Lama Dawa's Dream Come True! We're almost there! We are now into our final week of the Kickstarter Campaign, which ends on August 31. We’re so close to our goal of $18,0...
by Adamantine
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 23
Views: 1254

Re: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar

Malcolm wrote: Bakha Tulku reaffirmed it when he gave us the Guhyagarbha empowerment, since I asked him about it.
I :heart: that man.
by Adamantine
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 232
Views: 7730

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

...according to DJKR if we have some kind of Mahayoga samaya and adopt a liberal democratic feminist view about a teacher who has serially abused women, violently, for 20+ yrs and make it public because private attempts at reform didn't work (over 20yrs) we will roast in the fieriest pit of Vajra h...
by Adamantine
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 232
Views: 7730

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

That's a good deal: 1,200,000 is really not so much.. Vajra Guru goes fast..
by Adamantine
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 232
Views: 7730

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

:s A complex subject cannot be summed up in a quick quote. You should read the section called "the Ripening Empowerments" first, esp. ppgs. 17-27. Well that just shattered any notion I ever had of receiving empowerment. On the basis of that text I probably haven't even consciously received a pubic h...
by Adamantine
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 232
Views: 7730

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

This is definitely a Dzogtchen point of view. Dzongsar's point of view seems more informed by Sakya, which means that any major empowerment you take creates that sort of bond. Well, if we have received Dzogchen transmission we are free to adopt Ati view of all lower-yana 'samayas' isn't it? Well, y...
by Adamantine
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 232
Views: 7730

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

Within the Buddhist Vajrayana context, how can there be a samaya bond to a root guru, if you haven’t yet found the true nature of mind? This is definitely a Dzogtchen point of view. Dzongsar's point of view seems more informed by Sakya, which means that any major empowerment you take creates that s...
by Adamantine
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 232
Views: 7730

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

Impresarios? No. Conduit? Eh, maybe. Embodiment? Supposedly. Sambogakaya Service Provider? Too cutesy. How would you put it? Everything is included in the guru — this is why one's choice of guru is so crucial, and why the importance of choosing a qualified one is paramount. I have have taken initia...