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by javier.espinoza.t
Sat May 30, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Dharani to develop mental strength
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Dharani to develop mental strength

Something that increases mental fortitude to contain problems and so forth. Thankyou why you think you need that? i mean, maybe you need to outcast some obstacles-makers first. somethimes the problem isn't onself. Not for me personally to help someone close to me. Teaching them to overcome the vari...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sat May 30, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Memory Recall
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Memory Recall

Hi, I want to relate something that is occuring to me recently and see if any other meditators have experienced it. My background: I'm doing between 20 and 35 minutes zazen meditation most days for the past year at least, focusing on the breath. The thing I want to check on occurs "off the cushion"...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sat May 30, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 51
Views: 992

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

If you hold on to the dzogchen doctrine, then it can be done in a lifetime. Quite a persistent delusion this one. Pretty common among Westerners, since they do not believe in countless lifetimes before this one. While in my previous post I still had taken the view of a gradual path for the sake of ...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sat May 30, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: emptiness of everything (subject and object) is cure for everything?

confusedlayman wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:48 pm
I saw a quote somewhere that a master says emptiness is cure for everything. can someone eloborate it and tell me who is that masters?
no self, no worries. i don't know the master.
by javier.espinoza.t
Fri May 29, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus
Replies: 24
Views: 1064

Re: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus

i would like to sugest you find a teacher that is a monastic, that way is less probable you get behavioural concerns. lay teachers are more likely to cause them. This is not true at all. Spending some time in buddhist countries will knock that idea out in very little time. might be, the habit doesn...
by javier.espinoza.t
Fri May 29, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 51
Views: 992

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

You recognised the nature of mind after one empowerment? impressed.jpg hahaha, that's so rare.. There are historical precidents. I think the poster was asking a question on epistimology, the nature of knowledge itself and if ripening enriching etc empowerments were superfluece after such a moment. ...
by javier.espinoza.t
Thu May 28, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 95
Views: 2078

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

merits per se aren't conductive to liberation. without any wisdom one can get as "fat as a pig" -of merits- and can become a deva, intoxicated with one's own self cherish, just by having good intentions, making offerings and/or whatever. evidently merits aren't the end nor the main point. If the in...
by javier.espinoza.t
Thu May 28, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Dharani to develop mental strength
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Dharani to develop mental strength

Hello Is there any Dharani’s of common Mahayana sutra class that require no transmission that help cultivate mental strength? It has to be non-tantric that is freely available and open. Thanks What do you mena by mental strenght? Something that increases mental fortitude to contain problems and so ...
by javier.espinoza.t
Thu May 28, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 51
Views: 992

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

Grigoris wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:04 am
Lhasa wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 4:03 pm
is there any further need for empowerments?
You recognised the nature of mind after one empowerment?

impressed.jpg
hahaha, that's so rare..
by javier.espinoza.t
Thu May 28, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 51
Views: 992

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

Lhasa wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 4:03 pm
is there any further need for empowerments?
it depends on what you decide to do.
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed May 27, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus
Replies: 24
Views: 1064

Re: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus

The gist of it is, I failed to express to others his level as a teacher. He is an amazing teacher and it's all pure Dharma, verifiable. But the level in which he wanted me to express, was above what (I think) one could reasonably say... Hold on— are you saying your teacher was upset because you did...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon May 25, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus
Replies: 24
Views: 1064

Re: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus

if you received just a set of lung of mantras it doesn't mean it is your guru, but in any case you should foster a good relationship. if you are concerned about his/her behaviour and you cannot support it or abstain from critizice , it is better to politely say your reasons and set aside: there is n...
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon May 25, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prostrations with tendinitis. Any tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Prostrations with tendinitis. Any tips?

you should stop until you get better.

it doesn't help if you hurt yourself.
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun May 24, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Herbs don't work for me,any other options?
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Herbs don't work for me,any other options?

my body has a quick tolerance or blocking of any herb's mental effects.I took every ayurvedic Herb there is for my overactive mind(intrusive thoughts related to ocd)and while they initially worked the first day,the next day they do nothing.I have had similar experiences with other plant remedies. I...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun May 24, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 95
Views: 2078

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

Merit is divided into categories: worldly merits, the other is wisdom itself this merit needs to be developed in working to benefit sentients after enlightenment. merit isn't a kind of understanding, so it canno't be wisdom. even if holding wisdom generates an unimaginable expanse of merits. there ...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun May 24, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 95
Views: 2078

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

for applying karmic action one must have perfect wisdom and clairvoyance. if one wants to play in the sandbox of intention-only, then it is of the most egoistic attitude. what should do the boddhisattva then? first cultivate wisdom -of underlying reality- , and from wisdom then drive himself and en...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun May 24, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 95
Views: 2078

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

For them it matters, because it will effect their karma vipaka. How could it possibly be well-intentioned to stop people from following their natural sexual preferences? that is an issue: " good " intention. the principle of intention related to karma is a ver high level thing, but really underesti...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun May 24, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 95
Views: 2078

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

We keep talking about "good intentions" but we overlook the fact that there are underlying afflictions governing our thinking, the chief of which is ignorance/delusion. If we are unaware of the dependently arisen/empty nature of reality, then our intentions (and subsequent actions) will almost alwa...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun May 24, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bad deeds with good intention
Replies: 95
Views: 2078

Re: Bad deeds with good intention

Yes, that's true. I can't really tell what intention others have. So does the intention really matters? For them it matters, because it will effect their karma vipaka. Another example is that my grandmother once told me, that she would put all homosexuals in the jail and try to convince them to sto...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sun May 24, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7078
Views: 812386

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Quick question for DC folks, was looking at some old retreat notes, and noticed three interesting lungs from Rinpoche, one was (probably miss heard) but I jotted it down as Rukshi? The other two was Tseringma an the last was Vajrapala - not vajrapani. Was that common? And are they connected with ne...

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