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by sillyrabbit
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 14594

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Wienstein:

With respect to the branch downfalls, the first branch downfall is having sexual intercourse with a women or man who does not possess samaya, that is, someone who is unripened by empowerment, or someone who has broken their samaya. All the sources I can find connect this downfall to activities rela...
by sillyrabbit
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 8518

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

I never know about things like this, because I can't really bridge the gap to relate (it's my fault, I know). Being a millenial from the black community, it seems like my mom was in a totally different space in the 80s from what she tells me. Even reading it, a part of me is like "Pfft, just a littl...
by sillyrabbit
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 101
Views: 7498

Re: The Future

@sillyrabbit I think the same. And I feel confirmed with what I hear in DJKR's speeches (you may find him controversial or not, but as it comes to cultural affliction he expresses self-reflectedness what is to be seen rarely with Tibetan lamas) In Mexico a lecture participant had an issue with "too...
by sillyrabbit
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 612
Views: 35282

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:25 pm
Meanwhile in Australia ...
Locally (in the US, midwest no less!), a gun shop gave up the selling of assault rifles, will now refuse the sale of any weapons to people under the age of 21.

Some people are listening, as hard as that may be to believe.
by sillyrabbit
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 101
Views: 7498

Re: The Future

I'm going to have to defend my fellow millenials here. You can want to "get drunk and laid" and still recognize that there's something missing. Being on the inside, I have had the exact opposite perception of a lot of what is expressed about us in this thread. Sure it's all of our "bad behavior" and...
by sillyrabbit
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: On and Off the cushion...
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: On and Off the cushion...

A number of good suggestions in here: http://thubtenchodron.org/2011/06/moment-by-moment-practice/ Like: Before you eat or drink, think: I am going to make this food (drink) offering to Guru Shakyamuni Buddha, who is the embodiment of all the Buddhas, Dharma, and Sangha, in order to attain full awak...
by sillyrabbit
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 89
Views: 4126

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

I think it's more about the assumption: are we assuming that the connections will result in our regression or their awakening? I favor the latter view, but it's not like I go looking for the more malevolent ones. Wouldn't this really depend on who you are, the nature of your relationship, and who t...
by sillyrabbit
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 89
Views: 4126

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

So if we make Sang offering to satisfy all the four guests...do the local spirits in our own area have a samaya? What possible connection could they have with dharma? Would you not agree that contact between sentient beings results in karma? Of course we hope that our actions result in positive con...
by sillyrabbit
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's an emanation?
Replies: 40
Views: 2372

Re: What's an emanation?

I'm bringing up this topic again because, as it turns out, this theme is consequential for how some practitioners approach their practice, and how certain practices are understood. To give an example from a DW thread a few years ago, here are portions of some posts that show how one particular inte...
by sillyrabbit
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 38513

Re: The DJKR Topic

I don't quite understand how some lineages of tantric yoga can be continued if the lamas who are not monks are prohibited from having sex (with possibly also a female in the same sect?). Do people expect these lamas to miraculously just “get it” and educate us without going through a householder’s ...
by sillyrabbit
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Jealousy, but not about status?
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Jealousy, but not about status?

This is a good idea. I've tried to apply sympathetic joy to those situations, even in that moment when I wanted to cry, but it always felt fake. Yes, I can relate. Fake practice isn't fun! Sometimes the best we can do is make the aspiration. Sincere practice isn't always easy, neither is overcoming...
by sillyrabbit
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Jealousy, but not about status?
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Jealousy, but not about status?

Thanks for the encouragement everyone :twothumbsup:
by sillyrabbit
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Jealousy, but not about status?
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Jealousy, but not about status?

topazdreamz wrote: "May I one day be able to take joy in the success and happiness of others."
This is a good idea. I've tried to apply sympathetic joy to those situations, even in that moment when I wanted to cry, but it always felt fake.
by sillyrabbit
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Tibetan Pure Land
Replies: 12
Views: 2043

Re: Tibetan Pure Land

Amitabha's mantra in Tibetan Buddhism is OM AMI DEWA HRIH, and like MiphamFan mentioned, Tibetan Pure Land practice is not as exclusive as Japanese Pure Land practice is. Medicine Buddha practice is a path to Sukhavati as well. Interesting about the Medicine Buddha practice as I thought his mantra ...
by sillyrabbit
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Jealousy, but not about status?
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Jealousy, but not about status?

Upon reflection, I've realized that I've been struggling with jealousy for a long time. However, it's hard for me to find Buddhist advice about it. Everything I read relates jealousy to needing material things or needing praise, but, fortunately, I can't relate to that kind of jealousy. I think it's...
by sillyrabbit
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 25786

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

I'd love to ignore my race, those darn white supremacists just can't let it go.
by sillyrabbit
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: environmental friendly worship
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: environmental friendly worship

This is good if it improves air quality in the region. Flowers and scented candles can still engage the olfactory senses.
by sillyrabbit
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Praying to a saviour?
Replies: 15
Views: 1544

Re: Praying to a saviour?

Medicine Buddha.
by sillyrabbit
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Demonetisation
Replies: 62
Views: 3680

Re: Demonetisation

Last I heard just the higher bank note was nullified, but the smaller rupee denominations remained. Didn't hear about any full digitization. Did I miss something? Well, the "large notes" were worth roughly 7 and 15 dollars in comparative terms. That's like outlawing every bill over $10. It effectiv...
by sillyrabbit
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Demonetisation
Replies: 62
Views: 3680

Re: Demonetisation

Last I heard just the higher bank note was nullified, but the smaller rupee denominations remained. Didn't hear about any full digitization. Did I miss something? Alex thanks for the info. Its interesting when a person has his own money at home its called hoarding. When the banks have your money its...

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