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by SonamTashi
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which heavens correspond
Replies: 18
Views: 472

Re: Which heavens correspond

Some Abrahamic religions like Mormonism and some strains of Islam and Judaism do in fact have hell as an impermanent state. These are generally regarded as heretical by the orthodoxy in the religions, however. As a former Mormon, I'm not totally sure what you mean by this, because Mormonism doesn't...
by SonamTashi
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 252
Views: 6451

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

I don't get all of the vitriol the right has for Greta. It is really disconcerting to see all this hate aimed at a 16 year old girl who just doesn't want the environment to be destroyed. Like even if for some reason you disagree with the science and think climate change isn't a thing, the hate just ...
by SonamTashi
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 252
Views: 6451

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

What a load of rubbish. Another example of critics who have no valid response to what she is advocating and instead resort to ad hom attacks or obsessions about her personality, Aspergers and in this article, even choice of clothes and lack of jewellery :roll: Greta's message has always been "unite...
by SonamTashi
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 5525

Re: termas found outside of asia?

This was specifically regarding mountains in Mojave, but the specific range I don't know. It would not be surprising to me if it was also the case in the Rocky Mountains. Actually, it would not be surprising to me if it was relatively common. That's really interesting to me, because that's where I ...
by SonamTashi
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 5525

Re: termas found outside of asia?

I heard a nyingma Rinpoche once said there are termas in the great mountain ranges of the US but they cannot yet be revealed due to the karmic situation. Some of these mountains are in reality stupas constructed by the wisdom mind of Guru Rinpoche but appear to be mountains for now due to our karma...
by SonamTashi
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 5525

Re: termas found outside of asia?

I heard a nyingma Rinpoche once said there are termas in the great mountain ranges of the US but they cannot yet be revealed due to the karmic situation. Some of these mountains are in reality stupas constructed by the wisdom mind of Guru Rinpoche but appear to be mountains for now due to our karma...
by SonamTashi
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Origin of mahayana
Replies: 36
Views: 1266

Re: Origin of mahayana

I am no Buddhist scholar (obs) but isn’t it the case that Pali had no written language and one had to be devised? Not a scholar either... maybe a nerd. I believe that is right. The groups that preserved the Pali subscribed to the Indian sensibility that the sacred should not be profaned by reducing...
by SonamTashi
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation
Replies: 168
Views: 5561

Re: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation

So I'm the one who originally made the statement that inspired this thread, and I think this all could have been avoided if I had defined how I was using the term renunciation (as is so often in these discussions about English terms that are used to translate what were originally several terms in Sa...
by SonamTashi
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prostration Mantra
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Prostration Mantra

I have been looking online for a translation for the following mantra: OM NAMO MANJUSHRIYE, NAMO SUSHRIYE, NAMO UTTAMA SHRIYE SOHA Does anyone know the translation for this mantra? Thank you. Just so you know, mantras usually aren't translated, as they don't always make linear sense. That being sai...
by SonamTashi
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sadhana of Buddha Sakyamuni
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Sadhana of Buddha Sakyamuni

hii friends thanks for all answers...Actualy I am aware of needing to receive empowerments, lungs and explanation for practcies. But particularly in this sadhana on Buddhu Sakyamuni I have heard or red that you can practice it also without lung, at least, until next possibility to receive it somewh...
by SonamTashi
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any schools of Mahayana or Vajrayana Buddhism that do not ascribe to the view that all is one mind?
Replies: 72
Views: 2008

Re: Are there any schools of Mahayana or Vajrayana Buddhism that do not ascribe to the view that all is one mind?

frak me. It’s like a excerpt from Waiting For Godot... :lol: This is off topic, but the latest episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is called Waiting For Big Moe, and it is heavily inspired by Waiting For Godot. I recommend watching it (although much of Sunny's humor requires familiarity wi...
by SonamTashi
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any schools of Mahayana or Vajrayana Buddhism that do not ascribe to the view that all is one mind?
Replies: 72
Views: 2008

Re: Are there any schools of Mahayana or Vajrayana Buddhism that do not ascribe to the view that all is one mind?

LastLegend wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:55 pm
Eh Buddha nature is overrated.
? Buddha Nature is basically the essence of the Mahayana.
LastLegend wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:55 pm
What is that spontaneously responding?
Buddha Nature.
by SonamTashi
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any schools of Mahayana or Vajrayana Buddhism that do not ascribe to the view that all is one mind?
Replies: 72
Views: 2008

Re: Are there any schools of Mahayana or Vajrayana Buddhism that do not ascribe to the view that all is one mind?

'One' in 'one mind' is not numerically one, 'one of something'. It is 'one' because it is the same in everyone. So you can't point at some entity and say of it 'there, that is the one mind'. It is not an object or being or entity. It's an unfortunate limitation of language that to speak of anything...
by SonamTashi
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How do enlightened lay masters see the body?
Replies: 15
Views: 708

Re: How do enlightened lay masters see the body?

You're going to get the same answers here as you did on the Vajrayana subreddit, DharmaMeneer, and frankly I'm curious why you're bothering to post essentially the same thing again without even framing it differently. It seems like you're fishing for an answer or simply trying to prove Mahayana/Vajr...
by SonamTashi
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Two Models of the Two Truths: Ontologicaland Phenomenological Approaches
Replies: 61
Views: 1831

Re: Two Models of the Two Truths: Ontologicaland Phenomenological Approaches

ངོ་བོ་ཉིད་སྐུ་ (3) In the Non-Gelug systems, the inseparability of all the Corpora of a Buddha – equivalent to the inseparability of the two truths. Also called: Body of Essential Nature, Nature Body. "Inseperability of all the corpora ("bodies") " sounds like "the union of the 3 kayas." So at leas...
by SonamTashi
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Two Models of the Two Truths: Ontologicaland Phenomenological Approaches
Replies: 61
Views: 1831

Re: Two Models of the Two Truths: Ontologicaland Phenomenological Approaches

I thought the svābhāvikakāya was just the union of the 3 kayas. That's what rigpawiki seems to imply, and that's what I understood from the teachings I've received.

https://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?tit ... havikakaya
by SonamTashi
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books about miraculous things on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Books about miraculous things on Tibetan Buddhism

You should read The Life of Milarepa. It is full of this stuff and is a great story.
by SonamTashi
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tahri Marpo Ling – Tibetan Buddhist Gonpa in Southern Utah
Replies: 0
Views: 226

Tahri Marpo Ling – Tibetan Buddhist Gonpa in Southern Utah

I'm posting this for anyone in the Southwestern Utah area looking for a sangha. Tahri Marpo Ling – Tibetan Buddhist Gonpa in Southern Utah Greetings from Lhamo Khandro at Tahri Marpo Ling Gonpa. Thanks to the help and kindness of many people, our sangha is opening up to a wider world through this br...
by SonamTashi
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: Guru Rinpoche explains what happens when you Die
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Guru Rinpoche explains what happens when you Die

The Final Words of Padmasambhava. While strolling down the main boulevard in Shigatse, the home of the Panchen Lamas, in 1987, I see only a few people and almost no cars. Tibet has just opened up for foreign travellers and back-packers some months before. Standing on the pavement, perusing the item...
by SonamTashi
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6959
Views: 753169

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I'm not a member of DC, so I won't contribute anything beyond this post. But it is often the case that termas are meant only for a specific place and/or time. ChNN certainly spread the teachings far and wide, but perhaps his teachings were only meant for people who could make contact with him in his...

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