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by Sādhaka
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lion’s Roar: A Celebration
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Re: Lion’s Roar: A Celebration

Hm, I’ve seen bits & pieces, here & there, of what’s in that wikipedia article.

I don’t get the anti-vaxx thing there though; as anti-vaccination is a anti-authoritarian thing, whereas Karen is portrayed as the epitome of authoritarianism.
by Sādhaka
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lion’s Roar: A Celebration
Replies: 18
Views: 267

Re: Lion’s Roar: A Celebration

I was waiting to see when a Karen reference would pop up on this forum :jumping:

Thought about bringing it up myself, but....
by Sādhaka
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1287
Views: 58827

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

corporate welfare. That seems to be the crux of the matter. Nowadays North American ‘conservatives’ seem to mostly consist of skinny-fat people who scream “f china” and yet buy cheap mega-corporation walmart crap made in ccp china (I realize that sometimes the poor don’t have much of an choice; but...
by Sādhaka
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 3135

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

This is true. There is this thing going on a lot in modern vajrayana. Folks just get empowerments. But what is meant to happen is an empowerment, full transmissions of all the sadhanas and full instructions on the practices. That way a person knows what they are doing and when to do it. Right. But ...
by Sādhaka
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 3135

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

...But Vajrayana also does not believe in the efficacy of renunciation (or more to the point: it does not consider it the most efficient manner to achieve liberation). That puts it directly at odds with the Sravakayana. From another thread: The offtime yogas of sleeping, waking, bathing, clothing, ...
by Sādhaka
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 3135

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

The Yoginīsañcaryam states: Further, when in a later time, in the last age siddhi cannot be obtained… …having understood this Dharma as such, all that one intends will be completed. Are you implying here that this text is saying that in the Kali Yuga, we’ll be unlikely to attain relative Siddhi’s, ...
by Sādhaka
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Basis for vipaka being individual
Replies: 20
Views: 418

Re: Basis for vipaka being individual

LastLegend wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:30 am
Mahavairocana stands out to me and what makes him great is esoteric teaching which is rejected by people on this forum....

...There is a doubt here that there is such thing as the original Mahaprajna.

🤔
by Sādhaka
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tamers of Beings
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Tamers of Beings

I think it’s arguable that, if, through their omniscience, enlightened beings know how we’ll use our agency in any given circumstance and act and manifest in infinite ways accordingly, there is an extent to which it is “all them” from a certain perspective. The Vimalakirti Sutra speaks about how bo...
by Sādhaka
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3102
Views: 335721

Re: Music time

by Sādhaka
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 10647

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

Zen/Chan may explain some channels or cakras similar to more outer-level Taoism; but not nearly as detailed & specific as Indian & ZhangZhung Buddha/Bön-Yoga. Of course Zen has its own teachings RE these things, and what is practically meant by the oft-repeated (in Zen training halls) slogans that ...
by Sādhaka
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen on personality traits
Replies: 41
Views: 609

Re: Zen on personality traits

PadmaVonSamba wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:10 pm
Do you choose your thoughts or
do your thoughts choose you?

Mind blown^.

I say that half-jokingly; but that’s a very good question/koan.

Maybe some relevant quotes are in order here soon....
by Sādhaka
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 10647

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

Here’s a hint or two: The oldest physical Yoga text is from Buddhadharma’s Yantra Yoga (describing channels, cakras, etc.), not from Patanjali. The working with the body is embedded within Buddhadharma esoterically. It’s kind of funny to think about how contemporary ‘yoga pants culture’ in light of ...
by Sādhaka
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 10647

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

Very frustrating.

Well, I don’t expect you to do it all over.

I would just ask you if I’ve said anything wrong in my above post....
by Sādhaka
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Longchenpa's View on Alcohol?
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Longchenpa's View on Alcohol?

I remember seeing a post to the effect that his praise of alcohol was supposedly satire.... In any case, you have the instructions on the possible role of alcohol or you don’t. If you don’t, then probably better to avoid frequent or even regular consumption. And if you do have any, well then that’s ...
by Sādhaka
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 10647

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

The point is, that in Vajrayana & Dzogchen you work with the body. If one is a practitioner of Vajrayana or Dzogchen, you can at least ward off Vajra hell with daily Hundred-Syllable recitations and so on; however for something to really “happen” in this lifetime, you need the methods for working wi...
by Sādhaka
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Appropriate v. Inappropriate Ways To Meet Teachers?
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Appropriate v. Inappropriate Ways To Meet Teachers?

What’s wrong with collusion with Russia and Vegas motel rooms? :shrug:
by Sādhaka
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3102
Views: 335721

Re: Music time

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:25 pm

by Sādhaka
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3102
Views: 335721

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by Sādhaka
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3102
Views: 335721

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by Sādhaka
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3102
Views: 335721

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