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by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: sang without transmission

btw, i also practice sang, regularly. lol, i have nothing against it.

maybe i wasn't kind enough to express myself.
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: sang without transmission

Just because they haven't found any signs of smoke offering in India it isn't the same as saying it is a Tibetan thing. Could have come from somewhere else like Anuyoga. You know an other practice that they didn't find (yet) in India? Dzogchen. So I guess you don't think Dzogchen is based in Buddha...
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: sang without transmission

Well i guess that depends of you consider the roots of sang making smoke or if you consider them to be boddhicitta, offering to the four guests, wisdom ..etc If its the latter then definitly buddhist roots. And Chnn definitly acknowledges dzogchen bompo linage and event taught some As i quoted ChNN...
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: sang without transmission

Being Tibetan does not make a practice Bon. Being Bon does not make the practices pre-Buddhist. Wiki is a dangerous source, but does identify very ancient use of incense in India. I think we are in the realms of 'nobody knows' and to claim to know as a certainty that the origin was Bon and also pre...
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: sang without transmission

If you really dont care then why make those statements? Are we going to ignore pemachopels post? i just don't want people to swallow things, that isn't the Buddhist way of doing things at all. And of course not, Lama Pema's advice has proven to be wise each time i have asked him for it. And btw i d...
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: sang without transmission

Can one do sang without transmission? Sang offering is an aborigen thing, a tibetan practice, and afaik it doesn't have roots in buddhadharma. Maybe you can just make aromatic smoke and offer it. Well i guess that depends of you consider the roots of sang making smoke or if you consider them to be ...
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: sang without transmission

If you really dont care then why make those statements? Are we going to ignore pemachopels post? i just don't want people to swallow things, that isn't the Buddhist way of doing things at all. And of course not, Lama Pema's advice has proven to be wise each time i have asked him for it. And btw i d...
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: sang without transmission

And so? Dzogchen is a Bön practice. /magnus Dzogchen has nothing to do with ancient Bön. I trust ChNNR on this point and he didn't agree with you. Anyway it doesn't matter because general Sang is an offering to the four guest so it is the same principle as Chod. /magnus Shang-Shung Kingdom's religi...
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: sang without transmission

it was a bön practice. So were prayer flags, and probably a bunch of stuff. I am not sure they this makes them non-Buddhist though. Being Tibetan does not make a practice Bon. Being Bon does not make the practices pre-Buddhist. Wiki is a dangerous source, but does identify very ancient use of incen...
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: sang without transmission

Just because they haven't found any signs of smoke offering in India it isn't the same as saying it is a Tibetan thing. Could have come from somewhere else like Anuyoga. You know an other practice that they didn't find (yet) in India? Dzogchen. So I guess you don't think Dzogchen is based in Buddha...
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: sang without transmission

Can one do sang without transmission? it depends. if you want a particular TB sang practice, you should ask a TB teacher. Sang offering is an aborigen thing, a tibetan practice, and afaik it doesn't have roots in buddhadharma. Maybe you can just make aromatic smoke and offer it. Just because they h...
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"?
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"?

Modus.Ponens wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:03 pm
Hi.

What do Tibetan Teachers mean by "degenerate times"? Is it about the decline of dharma? About lack of belief? About decline in morality?

:anjali:
they mean decline of merits, lack of merits.
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: sang without transmission

SilenceMonkey wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Can one do sang without transmission?
it depends. if you want a particular TB sang practice, you should ask a TB teacher.

Sang offering is an aborigen thing, a tibetan practice, and afaik it doesn't have roots in buddhadharma. Maybe you can just make aromatic smoke and offer it.
by javier.espinoza.t
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?

what would lead a person to die because of hunger/thirst? One can say generally there are two factors that lead a person to die because of hunger/thirst. That could be outer condition or inner condition. Outer condition that is related with place, time, governance, rules, etc. Many people are still...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?

jake wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:39 pm
javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:56 pm
what would lead a person to die because of hunger/thirst?
Paralysized and unable to feed themselves. Trapped in rubble of a building. Imprisoned and not fed.

What kind of question is this? Are we having a mixed-meaning issue because of translation?
and isn't that karma?
by javier.espinoza.t
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?

what would lead a person to die because of hunger/thirst?
by javier.espinoza.t
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?

simple inspection. put yourself in the situation, how would it be? Then the simple solution would be to always make sure a dying person had a glass of water and a good meal. Funny, I've never, ever seen this incredibly obvious solution to preventing countless beings from being reborn as pretas ever...
by javier.espinoza.t
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?

That’s speculative. One of the topics, (the way that karma vipaka works for any given individual) that Shakyamuni Buddha said were “ not profitable” to speculate about. Karma vipaka is highly complex and depends on intention and other factors that are beyond conceptual thought. the case is entirely...
by javier.espinoza.t
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?

It is the karmic imprint that determines your rebirth, not the cause of your death. So, the answer is no. The idea that this is difficult is a sutra view, neither a tantric nor an ati-Yoga one. dying in hunger and/or thirst is already a sign of the ripeninng of the karma of preta. You know this how...
by javier.espinoza.t
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Moving or static?
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Moving or static?

moving of course. but there is a exception: vajrasattva, who is still as space.

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