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by liuzg150181
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Five Heinous Crimes = Samaya Breaker ?
Replies: 51
Views: 1224

Re: Five Heinous Crimes = Samaya Breaker ?

I'm also a student of ChNNR. So we should be respectful to one another. You don't need to take my word on anything and I don't expect you to. But please investigate further. amanitamusc, if you claim to be a student of CHNN a highly recommended reading is The Precious Vase. If you still have confus...
by liuzg150181
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?
Replies: 34
Views: 1077

Re: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?

2. Killing Arahat - Arahat is almost non existent in our age so killing one is an impossible act....... I am sure modern Theravadins would diasgree. :coffee: I will be happy if it is not true. Anyway, I have read this in Ven Dhammika's book "The Broken Buddha". It does give me a generally impressio...
by liuzg150181
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?
Replies: 34
Views: 1077

Re: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?

WeiHan wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:37 pm

2. Killing Arahat - Arahat is almost non existent in our age so killing one is an impossible act.......
I am sure modern Theravadins would diasgree. :coffee:
by liuzg150181
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: is a home made statue acceptable?
Replies: 38
Views: 1511

Re: is a home made statue acceptable?

The Pratibimbamānalakṣaṇa-nāma or Characteristics of the Proportions of Images by the master Ātreya is a text which describes the qualities of properly proportioned images, and the faults and consequences of improperly formed images. For example, one fault described is that poorly formed images res...
by liuzg150181
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: is a home made statue acceptable?
Replies: 38
Views: 1511

Re: is a home made statue acceptable?

Yes. making properly formed images is wonderful. That”s why we hire skilled craftsman to make them. Tsatsas are made with molds. This thread seems to be going round and round. What are 'properly formed images' as defined in Theravada and Pure Land traditions, please? (This is what the OP is practis...
by liuzg150181
Wed May 30, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: is a home made statue acceptable?
Replies: 38
Views: 1511

Re: is a home made statue acceptable?

So, it depends on which tradition we are talking about. In Vajrayana, making statues is a wonderful thing. Tsatsa making is even a practice. And it sounds rather like a joke, if Buddhists have statues everywhere, but those who made them are doomed? I fail to understand the intention of this teachin...
by liuzg150181
Wed May 30, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: is a home made statue acceptable?
Replies: 38
Views: 1511

Re: is a home made statue acceptable?

It's most easy to find prove about the merits of making statues. Here you go: ”The Benefits of Making Statues” : http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/benefits-making-statues "The most powerful merit one can accumulate, and accumulate so easily, is in relation to holy objects of Buddha. By making statue...
by liuzg150181
Wed May 30, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: is a home made statue acceptable?
Replies: 38
Views: 1511

Re: is a home made statue acceptable?

I was told differently. Do you have any quote? What are you talking about exactly? :popcorn: I remember there is a sutra with regards to this matter. It's most easy to find prove about the merits of making statues. Here you go: ”The Benefits of Making Statues” : http://www.lamayeshe.com/article/ben...
by liuzg150181
Wed May 30, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: is a home made statue acceptable?
Replies: 38
Views: 1511

Re: is a home made statue acceptable?

The Lamrim teachings say: firstly, Buddha statues cannot be judged by outward appearance. Every statue is worth the due respect. And secondly, it is a very meritious deed to make a statue or paint a picture of a Buddha or a diety. It is very demeritorious to make images of the Buddha, etc., that do...
by liuzg150181
Thu May 24, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 14419

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

krodha wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 2:38 am
liuzg150181 wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 2:36 am
Norwegian wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Or as the great Dharmakirti put it, on the belief in God: "[It's] the mark of the crass stupidity of witless men."
Dharmakirti is the Richard Darwins of Buddhism? :tongue:
*Dawkins
My bad. :emb:
by liuzg150181
Thu May 24, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 14419

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Norwegian wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Or as the great Dharmakirti put it, on the belief in God: "[It's] the mark of the crass stupidity of witless men."
Dharmakirti is the Richard Darwins of Buddhism? :tongue:
by liuzg150181
Wed May 02, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen, DKR
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Ladies and gentlemen, DKR

:popcorn: (If he wasn’t trolling, which he undoubtably is, he should ask someone the difference between a peace agreement and a disarmament agreement...) If he were trolling, he would no doubt have suggested Trump instead... True. Praising Kim is the outer trolling. Praising Trump is the inner trol...
by liuzg150181
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 10565

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

You'd think this event would also be publicised in prominent Tibetan news papers, websites, etc. Also Indian news sources.... :shrug: I haven't investigated that yet..but it would of popped up in other Google searches. ... Unless it's total and complete fabrication, in which case legit media would ...
by liuzg150181
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 10565

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Well...what does all this actually mean then ??? https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/help-trip-to-mamaki-emanation-ceremony-possible They are high on weed? :rolleye: It doesn’t really have to mean anything If their great revelation was that the earth faces a man-made environmental apoc...
by liuzg150181
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 10565

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Well...what does all this actually mean then ??? https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/help-trip-to-mamaki-emanation-ceremony-possible This is a historical event where it is the first time there has been a Mamaki Emanation for our life time. Also the first time a woman of African descent...
by liuzg150181
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 4438

Re: Guru Devotion

There really is no Vajrayāna anywhere but among Himalayan and Mongolian people, apart from Western and Chinese devotees. Shingon is Mantrayāna, not really Vajrayāna. There is no practice of what is known as "unsurpassed yoga tantra" in Shingon. Shingon preceded the transmission of unsurpassed yoga ...
by liuzg150181
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Awakening kundalini?
Replies: 40
Views: 1825

Re: Awakening kundalini?

Congrats, you have been infected by "Chuunibyou Syndrome" : [media] https://youtu.be/Vkii4l4e2tY[/media] May I ask about the Buddhist yogis? Do they pratice kudalini? I was interested in the Buddhist yogis haha ( not really into Hinduism or other occult ). I just found Milarepa to be very inspiratio...
by liuzg150181
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Awakening kundalini?
Replies: 40
Views: 1825

Re: Awakening kundalini?

:lol: Tell him Y. At the same age I wish I had known then what I know now, but even if I had I would have taken no notice at all of any advice about what to do. It's really healthy. :) Just to turn the tables, at that your age, Matthew, I was exploring the Golden Dawn, OTO, Hinduism (as it was the ...
by liuzg150181
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More
Replies: 55
Views: 7071

Re: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More

The funny thing is that they are commenting on a passage of an event which never happened, apart from Tsang Nyon Heruka's imagination, a.k.a., "pure vision." Why do we know this? Gampopa's bio reports that Mila was the son of a widower, not a widow. Much of the account in this "autobiography" is ab...
by liuzg150181
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More
Replies: 55
Views: 7071

Re: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More

Going back to the original topic, Jay Garfield is a co-author on the paper and it's available from his website here: https://jaygarfield.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/deathandself.pdf Interesting paper,skimmed through the paper and had some questions in mind: "Tibetan Buddhists from monasteries in By...

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