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by Dazzle
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Was the Buddha enlightened before he appeared as Shakyamuni?
Replies: 10
Views: 1425

Re: Was the Buddha enlightened before he appeared as Shakyamuni?

. Regarding the quotes from Ken Holmes and HH Dalai Lama about Lord Buddha's previous enlightenment - all I can say is that I must have either been asleep or in la-la-land during the many offline teachings that I've attended when the subject of Lord Buddha has come up. :rolleye: On the other hand ma...
by Dazzle
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Was the Buddha enlightened before he appeared as Shakyamuni?
Replies: 10
Views: 1425

Re: Was the Buddha enlightened before he appeared as Shakyamuni?

' Hi Luke, Most Vajrayana organizations probably only put the simplest interpretations of Buddha's life on their main pages I did not learn about Lord Buddha from a webpage,nor from Mr Berzin's site. When I speak about what I have learned, it has been from offline instruction from Tibetan tulkus of ...
by Dazzle
Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Was the Buddha enlightened before he appeared as Shakyamuni?
Replies: 10
Views: 1425

Re: Top Ten Misconceptions About Buddhism

' I was not taught that Lord Buddha was enlightened before his birth as Shakyamuni. http://www.samyeling.org/index.php?module=Pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=30&pid=1 Regarding Buddhahood, in Tibetan Buddhism it is taught that all beings have Buddha nature - or the potential to be Buddhas. It is said in...
by Dazzle
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Twelve links of dependency.
Replies: 12
Views: 1579

Re: Twelve links of dependency.

. Hi Retro, This excerpt from Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche might help to answer your question: "it is the understanding of inner interdependence that is most important for us. By understanding how interdependence works in our mind, we see in sequence how one thing produces another through the twelve li...
by Dazzle
Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: From Theravada to Tibetan
Replies: 40
Views: 4462

Re: From Theravada to Tibetan

I read Shantideva several weeks ago, and was quite impressed by what he has to say on just this topic. Are there any good commentaries on his work? There's this online commentary which might be helpful, Sherubtse. http://www.thubtenchodron.org/Commentaries/a_guide_to_the_bodhisattva_way_of_life.htm...
by Dazzle
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Foundational Practices of Vajrayana: Essential Points
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: The Foundational Practices of Vajrayana: Essential Points

. An article on the 'Four Thoughts Which Turn The Mind To Dharma' (the Four Ordinary Foundations which precede Ngondro practice) can be found here: http://www.kagyu.org/kagyulineage/buddhism/dha/dha02.php A Ngondro commentary (as well as other books about Ngondro) can be purchased here: http://www.n...
by Dazzle
Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana Undermine the 4 Noble Truths?
Replies: 10
Views: 1402

Re: Does Mahayana Undermine the 4 Noble Truths?

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HH Dalai Lama's teachings on the 4 Noble Truths can be found in 4 parts on You Tube.

Here is the first one:


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by Dazzle
Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama to receive "International Freedom Award"
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: Dalai Lama to receive "International Freedom Award"

May HH Dalai Lama live for many more years and continue to teach the Dharma.

:anjali:
by Dazzle
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: From Theravada to Tibetan
Replies: 40
Views: 4462

Re: From Theravada to Tibetan

What about taking notes? The monk in the temple I might start attending gives a good Dharma talk. Is it OK / acceptable for me to take notes? Thanks, Best wishes, Sherubtse Hi Sherubtse, As Drolma has said, its a good idea to take notes. I have always taken notes myself, and they can be very useful...
by Dazzle
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Stripping the "Gurus" -- the poor caliber of monks
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Stripping the "Gurus" -- the poor caliber of monks

. All I'm going to say, Sraddha, is that youre really not doing anybody any favours by posting that stuff. I'm not so indiscreet as to be saying any more and going into details on a public forum, but sometimes the motivations and connections of the writers of such information should also be investig...
by Dazzle
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Stripping the "Gurus" -- the poor caliber of monks
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Stripping the "Gurus" -- the poor caliber of monks

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by Dazzle
Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: From Theravada to Tibetan
Replies: 40
Views: 4462

Re: From Theravada to Tibetan

. Hi there Sraddha, I was under the impression that the question #1 was about the basic etiquette when visiting and receiving teachings at a Tibetan Buddhist temple or centre and that the second question was asking if this etiquette was the same for the different schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The kin...
by Dazzle
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: From Theravada to Tibetan
Replies: 40
Views: 4462

Re: From Theravada to Tibetan

Hi Sraddha, As a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner,I am very surprised that you are linking to that particularly negative article by Michael Parenti, which has no relevance to the question in the OP from Sherubtse or to Retro's question . The article has been around for a few years on Buddhist forums an...
by Dazzle
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: From Theravada to Tibetan
Replies: 40
Views: 4462

Re: From Theravada to Tibetan

I have been studying in the Theravada tradition for several years now, but want to learn about the Vajrayana tradition as well. Although I have found a Temple where I might like to go for teachings, I have no idea what the etiquette is in a Tibetan Temple. For example, how do I address the monk? Wh...
by Dazzle
Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana Undermine the 4 Noble Truths?
Replies: 10
Views: 1402

Re: Does Mahayana Undermine the 4 Noble Truths?

. Hi All, Can I just point out that in his commentary on the Heart Sutra "Essence of the Heart Sutra" HH Dalai Lama states on p25 " Having established the framework of liberation in the Four Noble Truths, the Buddha further detailed 37 steps along the path to its attainment; these are called the 37 ...
by Dazzle
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?
Replies: 40
Views: 5605

Re: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?

3. It is unsuitable to have intercourse in an inappropriate orifice, such as engaging in the manner of animals. Strange since animals have sex the hetrosexual way and the homosexual way, so vagina and anal sex so does this mean that all orifices are a no no? It doesnt really say what an inappropria...
by Dazzle
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?
Replies: 40
Views: 5605

Re: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?

Hi Sraddha,

I was just quoting the complete section of Sexual Misconduct from 'Dakini Teachings' from which the quote you had given was incomplete and had missed out parts.

Regarding the animals bit - that puzzled me totally to be quite honest. :?:


:anjali:
by Dazzle
Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?
Replies: 40
Views: 5605

Re: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?

. My own personal view remains that if a relationship is loving and non-harming it is a matter for the 2 people concerned. People are born with gay, lesbian, or transexual tendancies and they should not be condemned for this nor made to feel 'other'. Trying to forcibly make people change to being he...
by Dazzle
Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?
Replies: 40
Views: 5605

Re: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?

. . The complete passage from 'Dakini Teachings' has not been included above, Sraddha. It is as follows: Sexual Misconduct " The essence of the third physical nonvirtue, sexual misconduct, is the act of engaging in intercourse with an object of desire with whom one has no authority to do so. When di...
by Dazzle
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?
Replies: 40
Views: 5605

Re: Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?

In reguards to gay marriage generally i dont see what the problem is

Me neither . One of the happiest and longest of the marriages I know of myself, is between 2 gay men.

:anjali: