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by Tolya M
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intellectualism and Dzogchen
Replies: 57
Views: 2906

Re: Intellectualism and Dzogchen

Sure he is, it is all he teaches. He generally begins with the 4NT, the five indriyas, etc. Please revise your comment. I don't think so. Buddha teaching was not created by "mistaken dualistic mind of human beings". It is not "the real root of our suffering and of all our conflicts". If it is true ...
by Tolya M
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intellectualism and Dzogchen
Replies: 57
Views: 2906

Re: Intellectualism and Dzogchen

I gave away over 1,000 books in the last year “All the philosophical theories that exist have been created by the mistaken dualistic minds of human beings. NNR is not about buddhist teaching. Sure he is, it is all he teaches. He generally begins with the 4NT, the five indriyas, etc. Please revise y...
by Tolya M
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intellectualism and Dzogchen
Replies: 57
Views: 2906

Re: Intellectualism and Dzogchen

Mantrik wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:18 pm
I gave away over 1,000 books in the last year


“All the philosophical theories that exist have been created by the mistaken dualistic minds of human beings.
NNR is not about buddhist teaching.
by Tolya M
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: The myth of the Cosmic Egg
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: The myth of the Cosmic Egg

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:26 pm
Tashi delek TM,

Nothingness can be seen as Emptiness or Nature.
It looks like more this reading ) With emptiness everything is possible. It's a pity that Bon Abhidharma does not have an English translation ) It would be very interesting to read it!
by Tolya M
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Suicidal Thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: Suicidal Thoughts

Okay, so as mentioned in the Santa Muerte forum, I sometimes have suicidal thoughts coming up during samadhi and nowhere else. what is samadhi? Is it pure emptiness without thought? Or is it emptiness with realization in it through thoughts and thinking about it? I have no clue now on my practice. ...
by Tolya M
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: The myth of the Cosmic Egg
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: The myth of the Cosmic Egg

First of all, being arose from nothingness I'm more than sure that this is just an inaccurate translation or absence of commentaries on hindu-like description. Nothing arises from nothingness. S\beings always were in this or that mode so we only can talk about the deployment of this kalpa, for exam...
by Tolya M
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: FPMT Mantra Caps
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: FPMT Mantra Caps

The Six syllables again ) 1) ? The first letter is absent in Ranjana\Lantsa script. It looks like stylisation of tibetan ' . 2) long A 3) maybe long HA 4) maybe long श ( śa ) (not ष ṣa) like in शासन (śAsana) (instruction, rule) or शास्तृ (teacher). 5) maybe long SA 6) maybe long MA The letters are s...
by Tolya M
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 101
Views: 5674

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

How can one be devoted to the man who speaks about "ego" and other strange things? There is no "ego" in buddhism. It is fiction. One can't rebuilt the "fortress of ego". For ex one can't rearrange horns of the rabbit. Vaisnavas are egoless in that respect because they are devoted. Nice. And that man...
by Tolya M
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Om Ma Tri Mu Ye Sa Le Du
Replies: 13
Views: 6136

Re: Om Ma Tri Mu Ye Sa Le Du

Oh, Lantsa script! :mrgreen: I used to think it was not feature of Bon )
by Tolya M
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 101
Views: 5674

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

Vajrayana was revealed for brahmanas, vaisnavas, saivas and other barbarians. They do not have a brain by default. :D
It is good that that person has a buddhist malas on the neck. There could be a necklace of ears actually.
by Tolya M
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Where is Sakyamuni Buddha?
Replies: 61
Views: 2846

Re: Where is Sakyamuni Buddha?

Abodes of buddhas are aryavahara, divyavihara or brahmavihara. So Sakyamuni is in one of these abodes now for only nirmanakaya passes into parinirvana.
by Tolya M
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Liljenberg's Thesis "A critical study of the thirteen later translations of the Dzogchen mind series"
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Liljenberg's Thesis "A critical study of the thirteen later translations of the Dzogchen mind series"

leads to the natural manifestation of "the true
nature of things, the [universal] grandmother.
It's too dissapointing... you're right, dzogchungpa.
by Tolya M
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 107
Views: 6766

Re: enlightment in one life

There is trikaya even on 1-st bhumi but not as developed as on the 10-th bhumi for ex. (according to yogacara of Asanga). Nothing surprizing that there are tulkus with strange conduct. As for me I don't believe that all Karmapas, HHDLs etc. were lineages of the same consiousness. There could be stud...
by Tolya M
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Transfer of merit and Tibetan practices
Replies: 21
Views: 1075

Re: Transfer of merit and Tibetan practices

Even the Buddha had disciples whom he could not help. Sure, but he also had many disciples who he did help. Are you saying they would have been enlightened at that time without him? If you're stuck in a well, you can't get out without help. At the same token, if someone lowers you a rope to pull yo...
by Tolya M
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Transfer of merit and Tibetan practices
Replies: 21
Views: 1075

Re: Transfer of merit and Tibetan practices

If the transfer of merit was literally working then all of us would have been released long ago. There is a well-founded suspicion that in addition to your qualities you do not develop anything. Because consciousness of Tara is her amala-vijnana-suit and your alaya-vijnana is your's. Even the Buddha...
by Tolya M
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Questions on death
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Questions on death

1) The consiousness completely leaves the body when there is a first smell of decay as I remember but I don't know about it's reaction to the post-death surgery. 2) One can "transcend" the elements up to Brhatphala-level without being a buddhist. If I understand your question correctly. It is very h...
by Tolya M
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: NOT another Jhana Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 3153

Re: NOT another Jhana Thread

Vipassana is the closest way for becoming sotapanna. Nowadays vipassana is not combined with samatha in an exotic-upadesa-style-way. (maybe in Vijja Dhammakaya but authencity of their methods is questioned). This is all that is at the moment. Yaeh I can't go down that route. Samatha and Vipassayna ...
by Tolya M
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 32 marks of the Buddha
Replies: 53
Views: 2276

Re: 32 marks of the Buddha

The Diamond Sutra appears to deconstruct the whole idea: “Subhūti, what do you think, can the Tathāgata be seen by his physical marks?” “No, World Honored One, the Tathāgata cannot be seen by his physical marks. And why? It is because the physical marks are spoken of by the Tathāgata as no physical...
by Tolya M
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bön Ngöndro Free online course
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: Bön Ngöndro Free online course

Oh, I see! Great ) Every Saturday Rinpoche will give teachings via zoom on the generation and completion stages of Takla Mebar practice, and their relation to tantric practice in the larger Bön Buddhist context. Students will be encouraged to practice their own retreat on the deity, accumulating man...
by Tolya M
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bön Ngöndro Free online course
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: Bön Ngöndro Free online course

I hope I'm on this list for there are nine e-mails about ngondo but the zoom link was only one (???). Maybe there is something wrong with mail :?