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by Tenma
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and Ghosts
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: Buddhism and Ghosts

Hi, this is really mostly a theoretical question. Which methods does a buddhist practitioner have when it comes to ghosts (assuming they are real)? Are there any sutras, mantras, practices, objects to get rid of a haunting? Also do you have anyexperiences with paranormal and did dharma help you wit...
by Tenma
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 67
Views: 1308

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

for your interest. "Religions of Tibet in Practice: Abridged Edition" on page 400 "Hail protection". with some editing from https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2220760/pdf ... The final section includes material elaborated by Khetsun Sangpo in discussion but not specifically included in his outline. Khets...
by Tenma
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 67
Views: 1308

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

... i find such trade a disgusting thing, kind of maffia: bullying for coin. always wondered why reputable yogins would envolve in it. I wouldn't like to say where the dividing line is, but I can't see that it should be at the boundary between work that Western society considers conventional, and w...
by Tenma
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 67
Views: 1308

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

Why do we need siddhis? I understand that we have the supreme siddhi (aka. enlightenment) or something more "accessible" such as being able to learn various languages, tantras, medicines, texts, etc. (though it seems more like a developed skill rather than some "magical power" that one usually descr...
by Tenma
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Open or closed eyes?
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Open or closed eyes?

Just to be safe, I always go with one eye open, one eye closed. Like Daruma. Interesting enough and coincidentally, my lama instructed us to have our “eyes half-opened” during meditation (though it was for some meditation on bodhicitta or emptiness and another on whatever topic was for the week)
by Tenma
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Parrots Śarīra
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Parrots Śarīra

Very much reminds me of the following video with a different bird:

by Tenma
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to Recite at Graveyards?
Replies: 21
Views: 964

Re: What to Recite at Graveyards?

If in doubt, Sang offerings are good things to do in general. If you’re concerned about pretas there are specific water offerings you can do for them. I don’t have transmission of those but they should be easy to come by. Jvalamukha torma. It does not require transmission. Is this the one? https://...
by Tenma
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Buddhist Sanskrit vs. Hindu Sanskrit?
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Buddhist Sanskrit vs. Hindu Sanskrit?

I’ve been meaning to start learning Sanskrit but before starting, I wanted to ask: when one looks through various Sanskrit sentences, does it depend on the script? Are there differences to how Hindu and Buddhist phrases are grammatically structured? For instance, let’s say a comparison between the N...
by Tenma
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to Recite at Graveyards?
Replies: 21
Views: 964

Re: What to Recite at Graveyards?

Your own family’s graveyard I assume ? Otherwise, what are you doing there? No, just a local graveyard I live nearby (my family's is all the way across the great Pacific Ocean on the Korean peninsula). It's a very peaceful, quiet place with some buried Civil War veterans, acacia trees, a wide range...
by Tenma
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to Recite at Graveyards?
Replies: 21
Views: 964

Re: What to Recite at Graveyards?

If in doubt, Sang offerings are good things to do in general. If you’re concerned about pretas there are specific water offerings you can do for them. I don’t have transmission of those but they should be easy to come by. Jvalamukha torma. It does not require transmission. Does anyone have a practi...
by Tenma
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to Recite at Graveyards?
Replies: 21
Views: 964

Re: What to Recite at Graveyards?

Ayu wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:29 am
I think, Om Mani Peme Hung is always appropriate. Wish all beings well.
I was thinking something for the dead, hungry spirits, or hell beings specifically, though I guess that works!
by Tenma
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to Recite at Graveyards?
Replies: 21
Views: 964

What to Recite at Graveyards?

What sort of dharanis and mantras should I recite at an old graveyard/charnel ground, if there is any in particular? Any trees or signs to look out for?
by Tenma
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interview with Co-Founder of Esalen
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: Interview with Co-Founder of Esalen

Wayfarer wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:47 am
Always been interested in Esalen. I’ve had that Kripal book on my Wishlist for a while.
Out of curiosity, what’s Kripal like? I’ve had some curiosities with his work, especially with the academic debate around his ideas.
by Tenma
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3102
Views: 335709

Re: Music time

Behold, the queen: Mahalia Jackson!
by Tenma
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: How to start Sutric Studies?
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: How to start Sutric Studies?

Sure the dharanis, sadhanas, and prayers are good, though I wish to put myself into the philosophical forms, not just blinding myself in superstition and mere actions (unlike in the last). If you were practicing on the basis of "superstition and mere actions", then you weren't really practicing. Su...
by Tenma
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: How to start Sutric Studies?
Replies: 4
Views: 234

How to start Sutric Studies?

Hi y’all, After much time, I have come to start wanting to understand the various scriptures and texts of the dharma on an academic level rather than simply only on a religious one. Sure the dharanis, sadhanas, and prayers are good, though I wish to put myself into the philosophical forms, not just ...
by Tenma
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Woke from coma speaking french
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Woke from coma speaking french

Son français était bon?
by Tenma
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: #JusticeForFloyd
Replies: 1
Views: 226

#JusticeForFloyd

Please join in the petition for justice!
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by Tenma
Sat May 30, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: 24-hour live streaming of the main hall, Byodoji
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: 24-hour live streaming of the main hall, Byodoji

Here is the link to the 24-hour live streaming of the main hall of the Shingon temple Byodoji, with daily services, prayers, and weekly goma rituals especially for the pandemic. https://youtu.be/skkmHbYKRjQ Also, the priest has prepared a very nice service book in Japanese. Does anyone have an Engl...
by Tenma
Sat May 30, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Consequences of doing Sojong?
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Consequences of doing Sojong?

Before I go on, does Sojong require an empowerment? Link to PDF removed. If the practice was restricted for lay people, it would be inappropriate to publish it here. If not, I have another question. Seeing the vows taken in Sojong and living under my situation (where meat is constantly eaten as part...

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