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by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4540
Views: 387755

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

If I want to dedicate time to reading a Dzogchen text, say a tantra or a terma, does it make sense to integrate that into a thun? If so, at what point in the thun should I do it? The goal I have in mind is that being in the right frame of mind should help me get more out of the text, and also readi...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu books and so forth?
Replies: 21
Views: 555

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu books and so forth?

dharma gift verses contained in the chöd practice
that's the most amazing to me
by javier.espinoza.t
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Shakyamuni and bodhisattva vow
Replies: 26
Views: 549

Re: Shakyamuni and bodhisattva vow

How do followers of Mahayana sects reconcile the bodhisattva vow to continue taking rebirth with Shakyamuni's complete enlightenment? i give no shit on what sects reconcile but mahayana has no vow, only "voluntary" activity How #edgey of you...there are evidently vows in Mahayana. The vows are also...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhicitta Motivation
Replies: 13
Views: 1819

Re: Bodhicitta Motivation

An excerpt: As the Flower Adornment Sutra says, "If you forget your resolve upon Bodhi, your cultivation of even wholesome dharmas becomes the karma of demons." From this it is clear that forgetting our resolve upon Bodhi is even worse than having never made the resolve. Thus we know that anyone wi...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Destruction of Spirits?
Replies: 27
Views: 661

Re: Destruction of Spirits?

problem is that powerful mundane beings, like this spirits, and this dol'gyal in particular just don't want to attain enlightenment even if you speak to them, they don't listen they are very comfortable in their position trying to dominate one each other now i'm affraid that a practitioner without b...
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 45
Views: 1791

Re: enlightment in one life

my point is that there is no reason to relly on enlightenment as a goal and that the misunderstandigs on this only makes mind "to bite it's tail" the concept of enlightenment the concept of what people think is enligntenment the concept of what schoolars think is enlightenment the concept of what tu...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4540
Views: 387755

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Is there a specific dc tara practice? If there is can someone pm me? usually green tara is enough if you do the practice in a serious manner, also i recommend to help others in every session (peace among people, less suffering for people, general wealth, poor relief,etc. or specific for someone) if...
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Shakyamuni and bodhisattva vow
Replies: 26
Views: 549

Re: Shakyamuni and bodhisattva vow

How do followers of Mahayana sects reconcile the bodhisattva vow to continue taking rebirth with Shakyamuni's complete enlightenment? i give no shit on what sects reconcile but mahayana has no vow, only "voluntary" activity and there is no enlightenment, because there is no "self" #FactsNotFaith br...
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?
Replies: 51
Views: 1607

Re: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?

So I'm trying to understand how the different teachings relate to each other. I started with tientai's 5 periods but quickly realised that it wasn't historically accurate. Realizing that the Mahayana doctrines aren't the words of the literal Buddha but later innovations, I wonder what the real Budd...
by javier.espinoza.t
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist beginner - questions!
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Tibetan Buddhist beginner - questions!

Hi, I am quite new to Tibetan Buddhism. I have been to one meeting at my local Tibetan Buddhist centre and intend to go back again. I have a couple of questions: 1. What sort of practices would you recommend for a beginner? We tried some meditation at the centre, but that's all. I'm guessing I shou...
by javier.espinoza.t
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Most Powerful Dharmapala?
Replies: 61
Views: 2740

Re: Most Powerful Dharmapala?

I've been a bit curious, who is the most powerful dharmapala? Also, who would be the most fastest dharmapala with quick results and which dharmapala would be the most wisest? Not only that, but which dharmapala would be the safest especially for a fourteen year old to practice and which would be th...
by javier.espinoza.t
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Authentic?
Replies: 140
Views: 3253

Re: Authentic?

A quick 5 second Google search didn't show me much. So, I don't know. But if he doesn't make his lineage clear, that is generally a bad sign. So the posted mantras and mudras of lots and lots of deities are not to be trusted? If you want to learn mantras and mudras, go to a qualified teacher and as...
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha as a god
Replies: 24
Views: 1010

Re: Buddha as a god

Can anyone please point me to some resources on how people came to conceive of buddha as a god or deity. ... I'm looking to you we humans try to make an idol on everything... but that's a mistake those who show buddha as a god are seeking political power over you. making the "i" big or smal is a mi...
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: How to stop orgasms during meditation?
Replies: 34
Views: 2053

Re: How to stop orgasms during meditation?

Okay, so this is a bit embarrassing, but less so here than discussing it in real life with other Buddhists.... I am a 45 year old woman and have been meditating about 4 years. Usually mindfulness of breathing, occasionally metta practice or just sitting. I sometimes have sits where I am just starti...
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 36654

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

seems to be that traditions dedicated to dhamma are geting full of pieces of shit in their high positions.. I think, this generalisation is not valid. it is true Ayu, maybe i was too hard on this... sorry my language by the way, is just that it is so difficult to maintain an adequate conduct in suc...
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Dzogchen meditation

When I do dzogchen meditation with eyes open, sometimes space starts to morph. For example, I am meditating in front of a painting, the frame of the painting starts to move side ways and forward. Is it a common effect? Are there books or resources that explain effects of dzogchen meditation? Thank ...
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 36654

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

seems to be that traditions dedicated to dhamma are geting full of pieces of shit in their high positions..
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha as a god
Replies: 24
Views: 1010

Re: Buddha as a god

Losal Samten wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:38 pm
Do you mean the evolution towards the trikaya doctrine/Buddha existing post-parinirvana?

https://www.academia.edu/12619820/The_C ... aya_Theory
sounds like "post-doctorate" :rolling:
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: question about history, a terma and a term.
Replies: 4
Views: 263

question about history, a terma and a term.

i read in a Pema Lingpa (Buthanese) terma that
"the 8 gonpo brothers will invade Tibet"
as a prediction of Guru Padmasambhava
but i can't find references of this spirits
so, who are they?