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by Tenma
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to NOT annoy the guru?
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: How to NOT annoy the guru?

How about when trying to find the time to ask him about how to purify oneself of the anger of spirits such as nagas? Just ask him, genuine practice questions about your issues will please him, it's all in your head about annoying your guru in my experience. Before you ask him, think about it though...
by Tenma
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to NOT annoy the guru?
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: How to NOT annoy the guru?

So how does one NOT annoy their guru exactly when one has many questions(whether it be over practices, understanding the teachings, etc.) and their guru is busy? Anyone? I have felt the same and what I find works is ask them about one teaching and a practice question then go an apply the teachings....
by Tenma
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Rhetoric?
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Bodhisattva Rhetoric?

Motova wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:12 pm
I think it's safe to say that we'll be helping sentient beings forever.
So we will be reborn again to suffer despite achieving the state of nirvana?
by Tenma
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to NOT annoy the guru?
Replies: 16
Views: 570

How to NOT annoy the guru?

So how does one NOT annoy their guru exactly when one has many questions(whether it be over practices, understanding the teachings, etc.) and their guru is busy? Anyone?
by Tenma
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Rhetoric?
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Bodhisattva Rhetoric?

Basically a Bodhisattva willingly engages in actions that relieve the suffering of other beings, but generates the causes and conditions for their own rebirth in samasra (mainly because they may engage in actions which are contrary to the teachings in the Noble Eightfold Path). What you are not und...
by Tenma
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Rhetoric?
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Bodhisattva Rhetoric?

So bodhisattvas usually make the vow not to attain enlightenment until all sentient beings have achieved it. However, as these bodhisattvas have cancelled their enlightenment and there are many bodhisattvas, how are they exactly going to reach enlightenment with so many remaining from cancelling enl...
by Tenma
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Protection chords
Replies: 26
Views: 9846

Re: Protection chords

Protection cords are a cute fashion accessory. Like knowing the secret Masonic hand signals, they're a good way to spot Buddhists of the opposite sex in a bar or other social setting. My understanding, in Trungpa Rinpoche's words, is that "the blessing doesn't last very long". Chris Assuming, of co...
by Tenma
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Font Size on Profile?
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Font Size on Profile?

Ayu wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:41 pm
Tenma wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:10 pm
How does one open up the Profile Signature? There is no part here in the edits.
Index page ---> Private messages, there in the left above: profile ---> in the middle: edit whatever, i.e. signature, avatar and so on.
There's only occupation and interests here, nothing else. No signature.
by Tenma
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Circumcision
Replies: 41
Views: 938

Re: Circumcision

The reasons I've heard: Hygenic. There aren't folds where bacteria and gunk can build up. I believe it also increases chance of STD transmission, giving and receiving. I suppose it's cultural, but aesthetic preference. I run in circles with many Jews, including my wife. Preference is generally for ...
by Tenma
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Namo Gurubhya Pronounciation?
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Namo Gurubhya Pronounciation?

Na-mo goo-roo-byah. I go with Na-mo Goo-roo-bay. That's the one I was taught too. Okay, because when I heard Namkhai Norbu singing the Song of the Vajra and taking the refuge, I became pretty confused over his "Goo-roo-byah" versus the other "Goo-roo-bay" I've heard before.
by Tenma
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Namo Gurubhya Pronounciation?
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Namo Gurubhya Pronounciation?

amanitamusc wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:09 am
Temicco wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:45 pm
Tenma wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:56 am
How do you pronounce Namo Gurubhya? Na-mo Goo-roo-byah? Na-mo Goo-roo-bay? Na-mo Goo-roo-bay-ah? How?
Na-mo goo-roo-byah.
I go with Na-mo Goo-roo-bay.
Wait what?
by Tenma
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Astrology?
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Astrology?

As has been pointed out many times in this forum, Shiva is considered a protector deity in Vajrayana. Also Rahula is a protector deity that rules over all planets known to ancient Tibetan astrology. Usually, one does not start protector deity practices unless one has practiced other Buddhist protec...
by Tenma
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Astrology?
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Astrology?

In my opinion, it is a waste of time unless you have received relevant teachings. Why would you recite hindu mantras when basic Mahayana practice is much more effective for any purpose, including for avoiding negativities related to astrology or anything else. Does one ask the enlightened deities t...
by Tenma
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Namo Gurubhya Pronounciation?
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Namo Gurubhya Pronounciation?

How do you pronounce Namo Gurubhya? Na-mo Goo-roo-byah? Na-mo Goo-roo-bay? Na-mo Goo-roo-bay-ah? How?
by Tenma
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Circumcision
Replies: 41
Views: 938

Re: Circumcision

Virgo wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:37 am


Kevin...
Didn't know the Filipinos did this, huh. Unfortunately, in Korea, they still continue this practice during the worst time of a boy's life, high school(or college).
by Tenma
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Astrology?
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Astrology?

What is the Buddhist view of worldly astrology, particularly if it includes suggesting reciting mantras like those of the Kalachakra(I have no clue if these mantras in Mewa require a lung) and Hinduism(I'm a bit concerned on honoring Shri Dakshina Murthy, aka. Jupiter, Shiva). What is the Buddhist v...
by Tenma
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Font Size on Profile?
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Font Size on Profile?

How does one open up the Profile Signature? There is no part here in the edits.
by Tenma
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism on actors
Replies: 59
Views: 1517

Re: Buddhism on actors

Well what about Nepal? They have Newar Buddhists as the deities like a Manjushri solo, Tara and Amoghasiddhi, etc.
Also, there is the Cham dance in Mongolia and Tibet on the life of Padmasambhava, so you were saying on acting?
by Tenma
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2445

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Given a failure in compassion for the jerk, what would you like to happen to Trump? To attain buddhahood ASAP. Before that I would like him to be sentenced to forced labor, such as cleaning up oil spills, planting trees to combat deforestation, funding schools in poor areas, building libraries, and...
by Tenma
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Font Size on Profile?
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Font Size on Profile?

How does one make this part bigger? I keep having the "འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔" coming out small on it.

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