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by Drolma
Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: This life is so precious
Replies: 14
Views: 3296

Re: This life is so precious

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it’s not matter but the mind
by Drolma
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Day
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Dakini Day

may the mighty dakas and dakinis
Who dwell in the twenty-four Heruka grounds
Care for us in every time and situation
As a mother watches over her only child

from a song by Seventh Dalai Lama

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by Drolma
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: This life is so precious
Replies: 14
Views: 3296

Re: This life is so precious

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1121/1042277359_14f0c274a6.jpg?v=0 "When you begin to attend to facets of reality uncovered by discursive meditation, when you notice, for example, that your opportunity for realizing your innate human potential is very rare and precious, the practice of Dharma begins...
by Drolma
Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Ethics of Dharma Distribution
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: The Ethics of Dharma Distribution

As for dharma teachings being given free of charge - This group for example, http://www.thubtenchodron.org/ They offer a load of free audio, transcript and video dharma teachings that anyone can download, listen to or read on- line. Venerable Thubten Chodron also writes books. One comes with an MP3 ...
by Drolma
Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Ethics of Dharma Distribution
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: The Ethics of Dharma Distribution

Hi Retro, I can only speak for myself. Personally, unless something has been given freely, I will not knowingly take advantage of its “free distribution”. I have many personal ideas about how I think things should or should not be, none of which have anything to do with the way things are. If someth...
by Drolma
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Pronouncing THE PERFECT NAME!
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: Pronouncing THE PERFECT NAME!

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Namo Buddhaya!

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by Drolma
Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Special Days
Replies: 71
Views: 24936

Re: Special Days

Happy Saka Dawa! The full moon day of Saka Dawa commemorates Lord Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. As cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic, virtuous actions done on this day are multiplied one hundred million times. :heart: :buddha1: :heart: ...
by Drolma
Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Calendar
Replies: 144
Views: 7302

Re: Special Days

Happy Saka Dawa! The full moon day of Saka Dawa commemorates Lord Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. As cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic, virtuous actions done on this day are multiplied one hundred million times. :heart: :buddha1: :heart: ...
by Drolma
Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The nature of attachment
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: The nature of attachment

Thoughts on Non-attachment: "In the Buddhist sense, non-attachment means having a balanced attitude, free from clinging. When we are free from attachment, we won't have unrealistic expectations of others, nor will we cling to them out of fear of being miserable when they aren't there. Non-attachment...
by Drolma
Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The nature of attachment
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: The nature of attachment

Okay, my understanding is that there are both gross and subtle levels of attachment, and that just because someone doesn't display the more obviously negative types of gross attachment, it doesn't mean that they don't possess the more subtle types of attachment (what you might call "seeds of attach...
by Drolma
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Dharma Poems - wasan, haiku, whatever....
Replies: 37
Views: 3794

Re: Dharma Poems - wasan, haiku, whatever....

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3140/2719589521_c45627fa06.jpg?v=0 Desires can be either negative or positive. If I desire to acquire something for myself--let's say I desire good health when I am ill, or a bowl of rice when I am hungry--such a desire is perfectly justified. The same applies to self...
by Drolma
Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order
Replies: 42
Views: 4869

Re: Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order

If I may, I don't see you clinging to your school, Luke. If you did you would not wish everyone success with the traditions of their choice, you would insist that your school was the one, the best, the only, and then generally just go around annoying people and making a nuisance of yourself. :rolli...
by Drolma
Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Buddhist View Toward Other Religions
Replies: 32
Views: 3839

Re: The Buddhist View Toward Other Religions

I think Urgyen Trinely Dorje should improve his English if he wants to be like the current Dalai Lama and speak to the world about Tibetan issues. Trinley Thaye Dorje, while somewhat more reserved, already speaks excellent, fluent English. I don't mean this in a venomous way; I'm just making an obs...
by Drolma
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order
Replies: 42
Views: 4869

Re: Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order

I cling to my school because its methods have worked for hundreds of years and I can benefit from them. I wish everyone success with the methods of their Buddhist traditions. If I may, I don't see you clinging to your school, Luke. If you did you would not wish everyone success with the traditions ...
by Drolma
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama Offers $100,000 to University Religion Department
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Dalai Lama Offers $100,000 to University Religion Department

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"In our deeply interconnected world, understanding and appreciation of diversity of religions is critical in fostering a culture of genuine tolerance and peaceful coexistence"
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by Drolma
Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Dharma Poems - wasan, haiku, whatever....
Replies: 37
Views: 3794

Re: Dharma Poems - wasan, haiku, whatever....

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3237/2605059153_58560098d8.jpg?v=0 "I could walk on the clouds!" says a child. But if he reached the clouds, he would find nowhere to place his foot. Likewise, if one does not examine thoughts, they present a solid appearance; but if one examines them, there is nothin...
by Drolma
Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: The Importance of Respecting all Traditions - HH Dalai Lama
Replies: 1
Views: 608

The Importance of Respecting all Traditions - HH Dalai Lama

nachtwey_lama_04.jpg Question: As self-cherishing and ego-holding are forces which have been active since beginingless time, is it possible to set out upon a spiritual path without developing a negative egoism toward it, leading to sectarianism? His Holiness the Dalai Lama : "To avoid that it is ne...
by Drolma
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Athiest Nations Are More Peaceful
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Athiest Nations Are More Peaceful

Atheist countries are, in fact more peaceful. Simple examples: Have we forgotten the former USSR and Eastern Europe? (before the Communist curtain fell) Have we forgotten China, what the Cultural Revolution was for? And even today? Let's not confuse countries whose Constitutions were secular with c...
by Drolma
Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order
Replies: 42
Views: 4869

Re: Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order

Thanks Drolma for that link. I have an account at Wikipedia, so I have already updated the page on Tenzin Ösel Rinpoche: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenzin_%C3%96sel_Rinpoche" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Hopefully no one will change my edits, but I included the important informat...
by Drolma
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Shantideva
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Re: Shantideva

:heart: May all beings everywhere, Plagued by sufferings of body and mind, Obtain an ocean of happiness and joy By virtue of my merits. May no living creature suffer, Commit evil or ever fall ill. May no one be afraid or belittled, With a mind weighed down by depression. May the blind see forms, And...