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by climb-up
Mon May 20, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2181

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

No, it is not inherently peaceful; not at all. You have given examples yourself of enlightened masters who are not peaceful. It’s not just Tibetan Buddhism either; Buddhism is not inherently peaceful. But it is, if practiced genuinely, inherently compassionate. There are examples even in Theraveda o...
by climb-up
Thu May 16, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the Tibetan "Fearful Dharma Protectors"?
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: What are the Tibetan "Fearful Dharma Protectors"?

It did get mentioned in the second to last post above this, but while Yidams can be wrathful they are not Dharmapalas (Dharma protectors). Yamantaka is an enlightened bodhisattva who manifest compassionately in a wrathful form in the same way that a mother might compationately yell at her child who ...
by climb-up
Thu May 16, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Are yidams and Tibetan Buddhist "deities" actually real?
Replies: 50
Views: 1284

Re: Are yidams and Tibetan Buddhist "deities" actually real?

As real and independently existing as you are! :tongue:
by climb-up
Sun May 05, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karma Chakra board game
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Karma Chakra board game

I got a Tibetan dice game called “rebirth” recently (it’s kind of like snakes and ladders, but with Tibetan cosmology and goal to attain Buddhahood) and I was informed that there was a game called “Karma Chakra” created in 2006 and also designed to teach Buddhist cosmology; but that its no longer in...
by climb-up
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: Guru Dragphu and Simamukha mantra meanings?
Replies: 0
Views: 235

Guru Dragphu and Simamukha mantra meanings?

Does anyone have a word-by-word and/or syllable by syllable explanation of the mantras of Guru Dragphur and of Simhamukha?
EDIT: ...as practiced in the Dzogchen Community.
by climb-up
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 7800

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

smcj wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:27 pm
A friend of mine put it this way; if you can use the 8 worldly dharma s to predict a teacher’s actions, run in the opposite direction.
That is an excellent test!
by climb-up
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is he smoking ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1091

Re: Is he smoking ?

However, remember that the Mahasiddha Dudjom Lingpa smoked and could exhale that smoke through the pores of His skin due to His tsa-lung practice. Even so, in His next life as H.H. Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, He had terrible asthma as a karmic residue to having smoked tobacco while Thrak-thung Dudj...
by climb-up
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to spread blessings of mantra chanting while walking on the streets
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Re: How to spread blessings of mantra chanting while walking on the streets

"It’s mentioned that if you have done even one nyung nä well or if you recite ten malas of om mani padme hum every day, there is unbelievable beneft, especially if you want to heal people. When you are in a public place, the negative karma of anybody who sees you is purifed, and those people won’t ...
by climb-up
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to spread blessings of mantra chanting while walking on the streets
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Re: How to spread blessings of mantra chanting while walking on the streets

If I am correct some texts or teachers (dont remember exactly but you can google it "benefits of mani") say that if you recite 1000 manis everyday then when wind touches you it is blessed and can bless other people. So no need to chant loudly. It is best to develop love and compassion even as you g...
by climb-up
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do Wrathful Deities like Vajrakilaya & Yamantaka break precepts of killing?
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: Do Wrathful Deities like Vajrakilaya & Yamantaka break precepts of killing?

Not exactly Yamantaka, but what about Ra Lotsawa's wrathful 'compassion'? Exceptions exist for the exceptional. We are not exceptional, so we just stick to the basics. True. In regards to Ra Lotsawa, he manifested many magical powers as a result of his practice. More importantly, for both him and t...
by climb-up
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes
Replies: 47
Views: 2497

Re: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes

heart wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:09 pm
zenman wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:22 am
heart wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:32 am


:smile: And who is that lama?

/magnus
Nyingma. Not going to speak more than that in the internet.
It is an odd thing to say, just so you know.

/magnus
:rolling:
I was thinking the same thing. You’re willing to share part of what the Lama teaches online, but not their identity?
by climb-up
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do Wrathful Deities like Vajrakilaya & Yamantaka break precepts of killing?
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: Do Wrathful Deities like Vajrakilaya & Yamantaka break precepts of killing?

Not exactly Yamantaka, but what about Ra Lotsawa's wrathful 'compassion'? Is this? https://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Ra-Lotsawa-Dorje-Drakpa/5461 *just for context and discussion purposes* and this (really good!) https://www.amazon.com/All-Pervading-Melodious-Drumbeat-Life-Lotsawa/dp/014...
by climb-up
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do Wrathful Deities like Vajrakilaya & Yamantaka break precepts of killing?
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: Do Wrathful Deities like Vajrakilaya & Yamantaka break precepts of killing?

This is tantric practices, not sutric. To understand that you need to understand tantric samaya. Wrathful liberation is performed for the benefit of sentient beings and the dharma and as an act of compassion. That type of thing could certainly be used as some sort of rationalization; but at the high...
by climb-up
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who are your favourite ancient non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 31
Views: 956

Re: Who are your favourite ancient non-Buddhist philosophers?

I know this will not be a popular one... No, of course it will. It'll be great man, we all like philosophers here. Confucius. ... ...wtf!? Just kidding. I don't know much about him but I remember in a philosophy class we discussed Confucianism and it seemed that if you separated out (...what we per...
by climb-up
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes
Replies: 47
Views: 2497

Re: gaze/open eyes/closed eyes

I believe that Lama Surya Das has said to try both. He definitely, in podcasts, has recommended that people who ask should try both, especially when they say that they are more used to eyes closed. My (extremely limited) understanding is that there are benefits to eyes open that should definitely be...
by climb-up
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Oral Transmission
Replies: 14
Views: 1478

Re: Oral Transmission

What are the prerequisites or conditions for oral transmission to occur? What is the difference between someone explaining Dzogchen to someone and a lama giving an oral transmission to a new student? Thank you. By Oral Transmission, do you mean "Direct Introduction? The requirements are whatever th...
by climb-up
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 37
Views: 4995

Re: Signing Off

Oh man, thats a bummer.
I've gotten pretty frustrated with Malcolm in my relatively short time here, but I have also learned a lot and had a lot of things clarified for me.

Well, thats how the wheel turns. I'll keep an eye out for interesting facebook posts!
by climb-up
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 35
Views: 1621

Re: American Circumcision

The director Marotta sounds like a kook. I'll stick to peer reviewed medical journals and uhhh, first hand experience. http://www.towleroad.com/2018/12/american-circumcision/ First hand experience of what, having both been and not been circumcised as an infant? Not all of the director’s views seem ...
by climb-up
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Circumcision
Replies: 35
Views: 1621

Re: American Circumcision

I was an Army medic. Also known as a pecker checker. We have extensive training and practical experience on transmission rates and the risk factors associated with contracting STDs. You are woefully uninformed. Please educate yourself. And no, I don't consider Netflix a reliable source. https://www...

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