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by Tenma
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Fears for Jokhang Temple in Tibet as huge fire breaks out near holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Fears for Jokhang Temple in Tibet as huge fire breaks out near holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Fears for Jokhang Temple in Tibet as huge fire breaks out near holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-new ... e-12041911
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jokhang
This isn't a good sign for the year...
by Tenma
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: New Translation: Prajnaparamita in 10,000 Lines
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: New Translation: Prajnaparamita in 10,000 Lines

Daśa­sāhasrikā­prajñā­pāramitā translated by the Padmakara Translation Group. While dwelling at Vulture Peak near Rāja­gṛha, the Buddha sets in motion‌ the sūtras that are the most extensive of all—the sūtras on the Prajñā­pāramitā, or “Transcendent Perfection of Wisdom.” Committed to writing aroun...
by Tenma
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas
Replies: 37
Views: 912

Re: Ngakpas

I asked because I have a friend who is a Ngakpa and gave me transmission for the Vajra guru mantra. I wasn’t certain if only Lamas could give transmission or not so that’s why I asked. I am not a lama but one of my teachers has given me permission to give lung for "basic" mantra like Tara and Chenr...
by Tenma
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Suttas/Sutras on smoke offering
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Suttas/Sutras on smoke offering

What scriptures mention smoke offerings or the ritual burning of incense? You mean sang? No sūtras mention Sang, since it is a native Tibetan custom. Incense is mentioned frequently. Does a sang always need incense? Or can we just visualize offerings? The Tara Mandela version didn't mention any sub...
by Tenma
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Guru Padmasambhava
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Guru Padmasambhava

I know what you mean. I always thought it looked a little strange. My teacher gave it to me...it's a HUGE thankga. Someone gave it to him. They found it in a antique shop somewhere. It would be interesting to know it's history... Perhaps to scare off demons and spirits? I would understand THAT.
by Tenma
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Guru Padmasambhava
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Guru Padmasambhava

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:44 am
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This just creeps me out for some reason when looking at the expression.
by Tenma
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Where can you hear worldly deities?
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Where can you hear worldly deities?

Tiago Simões wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:50 am
That's the question. I heard it on a Q&A video and found the answer given interesting, what would you answer?
You can hear them in your mind. Demons, spirits, etc. Are delusions of the mind. Thus, you hear them in yourself. Nothing more.
by Tenma
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Duck?
Replies: 30
Views: 535

Re: What is a Duck?

A duck is a duck. Or at least to our minds...
by Tenma
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Awakening kundalini?
Replies: 40
Views: 1028

Re: Awakening kundalini?

Milarepa was a sorcerer who used his powers to murder his own family. He must have been the most unhappy person on earth. Then he found a Guru, but his guru rejected him. He persisted and eventually became the Milarepa we know and love today. It says a lot about the power of redemption offered thro...
by Tenma
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Your Spiritual Youth
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: Your Spiritual Youth

The threads by one of our younger members prompted me to ask myself: 'Well, what were YOU into at the same age?' If we take age 17-21 (so we include student years) I wonder what we were all exploring as part of our spiritual path. Did any of us find Buddhadharma and stick with it ? Did any of us fi...
by Tenma
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Tibetan names
Replies: 88
Views: 43419

Re: Tibetan names

Kunga Dhondup
According to the Dalai Lama, it means:
"That which makes us all happy and can fulfill our wishes"
Unfortunately, I bring forth suffering and happiness to all :stirthepot:
by Tenma
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Tibetan names
Replies: 88
Views: 43419

Re: Tibetan names

dzoki wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:19 am
CHABKHANG TSOGPO - dirty toilet
Perhaps having something to do with Virupa if this lama is a Sakyapa. Seems sacred to me(I get the idea that's not your actual name, but this name seems sacred)
:rolling:
by Tenma
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Robot Buddhist Priests in Japan
Replies: 20
Views: 363

Re: Robot Buddhist Priests in Japan

I personally think it is plausible if done by masters(already done by Dalai Lama,ChNNR, Garchen Rinpoche etc) and watched real-time,but an insentient robot on the other hand...... :shrug: What about if they trained a monkey to do the service? Monkeys are sentient beings, so... :rolling: :rolleye: :...
by Tenma
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Robot Buddhist Priests in Japan
Replies: 20
Views: 363

Re: Robot Buddhist Priests in Japan

Well alot of people on this forum advocate for empowerment over the computer so... I personally think it is plausible if done by masters(already done by Dalai Lama,ChNNR, Garchen Rinpoche etc) and watched real-time,but an insentient robot on the other hand...... :shrug: What about if they trained a...
by Tenma
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Robot Buddhist Priests in Japan
Replies: 20
Views: 363

Re: Robot Buddhist Priests in Japan

What's next? Empowerment,direct introduction and pointing out using robots? :rolleye: Well alot of people on this forum advocate for empowerment over the computer so... I personally think it is plausible if done by masters(already done by Dalai Lama,ChNNR, Garchen Rinpoche etc) and watched real-tim...
by Tenma
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Robot Buddhist Priests in Japan
Replies: 20
Views: 363

Re: Robot Buddhist Priests in Japan

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:23 am
Its worse than people who pay their servants to do their prostrations for them
Are you being serious? That's an actual thing??!!!??
by Tenma
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Robot Buddhist Priests in Japan
Replies: 20
Views: 363

Re: Robot Buddhist Priests in Japan

So, how long till robots replace teachers too? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/23/robot-funerals-priest-launched-softbank-humanoid-robot-pepper-live-streaming [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGQQEO6oBOI[/media] Where's the bodhicitta? If there is no bodhicitta, how on earth a...
by Tenma
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Do Pure Land practitioners go to the court of Yama?
Replies: 18
Views: 435

Re: Do Pure Land practitioners go to the court of Yama?

Sentient beings are fickle. You got that right. With the greatest respect, you know nothing about me. I practiced a rigorous daoist art as my sole and exclusive focus for 12 years, with nothing to show at the end of it. A lack of "fickleness" was what took so many years from me. I am very cautious ...
by Tenma
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Do Pure Land practitioners go to the court of Yama?
Replies: 18
Views: 435

Re: Do Pure Land practitioners go to the court of Yama?

Sentient beings are fickle. You got that right. With the greatest respect, you know nothing about me. I practiced a rigorous daoist art as my sole and exclusive focus for 12 years, with nothing to show at the end of it. A lack of "fickleness" was what took so many years from me. I am very cautious ...
by Tenma
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Do Pure Land practitioners go to the court of Yama?
Replies: 18
Views: 435

Re: Do Pure Land practitioners go to the court of Yama?

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:22 pm
Jingang wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:43 pm
Wonderful, thanks. I'll shift my focus away from manis and back toward Amitabha mantra accumulations.
Sentient beings are fickle.
You got that right.