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by Tenma
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1321

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

zhing bcu - ten defects or the ten objects are: 1) The enemy of the Three Jewels, 2) the enemy of the master, 3) The samaya violator, 4) the perverted one, 6. the hostile one, 7. The samaya enemy with a wicked character, 8. The one arriving to the congregation, 9. the harmer of everyone, 10. the th...
by Tenma
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Need Help To Identify The Guardian Diety
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Need Help To Identify The Guardian Diety

Danny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:09 pm Looks like setrap to me, worldly stuff.
I'm going to have to disagree; this definitely isn't Setrap (not red and the items aren't a match, nor is the animal). My best guess is that this is Lord Vaishravana, Guardian King of the North, or a retinue of his (or the Yellow Dzambhala's).
by Tenma
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prophecy of Padmasambhava in the Nirvana Sutra
Replies: 19
Views: 1815

Re: Prophecy of Padmasambhava in the Nirvana Sutra

That depends on whether you are Catholic Tibetan Buddhist, in which case you believe in actual transubstantiation, or a Protestant Tibetan Buddhist, in which case you believe they are merely symbols. :-) As a former Presbyterian, the latter is how I interpret things. Thought Presbyterians go for re...
by Tenma
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prophecy of Padmasambhava in the Nirvana Sutra
Replies: 19
Views: 1815

Re: Prophecy of Padmasambhava in the Nirvana Sutra

Just as the tshog chang in a ganachakra is not alcohol. That depends on whether you are Catholic Tibetan Buddhist, in which case you believe in actual transubstantiation, or a Protestant Tibetan Buddhist, in which case you believe they are merely symbols. :-) As a former Presbyterian, the latter is...
by Tenma
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prophecy of Padmasambhava in the Nirvana Sutra
Replies: 19
Views: 1815

Re: Prophecy of Padmasambhava in the Nirvana Sutra

There's no way that someone like Padmasambhava would kill someone just to attain the path of Enlightenment, unless that person he were to "kill" in wrath was a mara or demon who needed to be slain, yet transcendentally not slain simultaniously, given a new life or sent to a place of punishment by T...
by Tenma
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 80
Views: 2630

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

Seeing how “powerful” these practitioners are in controlling the Himalayan spirts and their weather, why don’t we invite a few to Lake Superior (aka. “The lake that never gives up her dead”)? That lake, specifically, is a very powerful one and very wrathful (based on a Tibetan cosmology, there would...
by Tenma
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Age of Disease, Famine and War
Replies: 22
Views: 1219

Re: Age of Disease, Famine and War

IME, often, people who are on the verge of death don't actually see or really acknowledge that. They may know it intellectually, but still some part of us thinks it's not gonna happen to us. Personally, I think the same thing is true with this degenerate age/Kali Yuga. We know we're in it but yet w...
by Tenma
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Treasure Vase
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Treasure Vase

I just ordered an Earth treasure vase through Lama Kunga's center and I am planning on burying it in my front yard. I wanted to ask if there was any ritual or ceremony that should be done when I place the treasure vase in the Earth? Thank you I'd ask Lama Kunga himself or the website. You can also ...
by Tenma
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 1324

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

You're kidding me, right? Your comments yesterday inspired me to throw out all my pillar candles and replace them with small candles that would last just a few hours, and which I could easily let burn out. The whole point of offering pillar candles was because they were much more expensive and fine...
by Tenma
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wisdom Abounds
Replies: 34
Views: 3799

Re: Wisdom Abounds

It is my nature to fight as soon as I see wrongs to be made right. So after I read Wells and Marx and learned what I did, I joined a Socialist branch.
Helen Keller, Why I Became an IWW
by Tenma
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: quote origin the world is made of karma
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: quote origin the world is made of karma

Hey, I am looking for the origin of above sentence. I remember some scholar/famous past yogi said that, but I cant find the exact quote. I want to rip it off for my thesis Abhidharmakosha, chapter 4, in the beginning. “The variety of the world arises from karma.” Where does karma originate from? Or...
by Tenma
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: quote origin the world is made of karma
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: quote origin the world is made of karma

Hey, I am looking for the origin of above sentence. I remember some scholar/famous past yogi said that, but I cant find the exact quote. I want to rip it off for my thesis I wouldn’t know about this, but this statement sounds like an exaggeration of the teachings. What are you studying and majoring...
by Tenma
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha or Coffee: Choose One
Replies: 35
Views: 954

Re: Buddha or Coffee: Choose One

Tea is already Buddha Coffee is Muhammad. Wine is Moses (I was born in a Jewish family; even kids are allowed to partake for the rituals and almost every ritual includes some wine tasting or drinking). If I'm not mistaken, the wine is diluted? What would Jesus have? Wine as well? I know Muhammad is...
by Tenma
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha or Coffee: Choose One
Replies: 35
Views: 954

Re: Buddha or Coffee: Choose One

Crazywisdom wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:16 am
Agnikan wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:04 am
Crazywisdom wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:22 am

Tea is already Buddha
Coffee is Muhammad.
Nah. Prob Quetzalcuatl
Nah, Quetzalcuatl would have hot cocoa.
by Tenma
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8454

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

I have doubts that the modern world has any use of divination.......... You serious? It is a massive massive business, from 'super forecasters' in politics and economics to those addicted to daily horoscopes. The 'modern world' is global, obviously, and people in many cultures look to spiritual sou...
by Tenma
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8454

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Well, I’ll put it this way: all this conversation has convinced me to never become ngakpa (or at least not in this life), it just all seems mundane on a spiritual sense with more restrictions about this rite or that siddhi or some appeasement, etc. In short, I believe we can lock up this forum. My ...
by Tenma
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8454

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Well, I’ll put it this way: all this conversation has convinced me to never become ngakpa (or at least not in this life), it just all seems mundane on a spiritual sense with more restrictions about this rite or that siddhi or some appeasement, etc. In short, I believe we can lock up this forum. My r...
by Tenma
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Does Cold Meditation Exist?
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Does Cold Meditation Exist?

There was, I believe, a terma cycle of Thangtong Gyalpo that included a long-life practice that used a bowl of ice water as a support. If memory serves me correctly, you first self-generate as White Tara, then do a certain number of accumulations of the action mantra. Then for the completion stage ...
by Tenma
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8454

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

An interesting interview in that context, and re. dress and the LARP context. https://www.shambhala.com/snowlion_articles/the-ngakpa-tradition-an-interview-with-khetsun-sangpo-rinpoche/ ''Simply, ngakpas do what they do not only for the present moment’s well-being but also for future enlightenment....
by Tenma
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Does Cold Meditation Exist?
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Does Cold Meditation Exist?

There was, I believe, a terma cycle of Thangtong Gyalpo that included a long-life practice that used a bowl of ice water as a support. If memory serves me correctly, you first self-generate as White Tara, then do a certain number of accumulations of the action mantra. Then for the completion stage ...

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