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by Tenma
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rishi Stars?
Replies: 30
Views: 420

Re: Rishi Stars?

All the waters in the world have been touched by the light of these stars countless times over, and yet, here we are. So since the water has already been touched, does the practice given restore it's purity on that day? Or it still has to be done under the stars? I'm afraid I still keep a Wiccan te...
by Tenma
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rishi Stars?
Replies: 30
Views: 420

Re: Rishi Stars?

Does anyone know the next date for when they come out? I would like to prepare for this event. 9 September according to the Rabten calendar. So while the Rabten calendar has 9 September as the start date the practice is a week long. So September 9-15. From Lama Dawa's group on FB: Healing Power of ...
by Tenma
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rishi Stars?
Replies: 30
Views: 420

Re: Rishi Stars?

Yep, the stars of the asterism known as the plough/big dipper/the thigh, plus Canopus. The date is based on the brief period of time that Canopus rises above the horizon and is visible in the Himalayan region. For those of us living in more Northern latitudes, Canopus is never visible. Wow man, tha...
by Tenma
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rishi Stars?
Replies: 30
Views: 420

Re: Rishi Stars?

What are the rsi stars? I thought the 7 rsi’s were the seven stars of the Big Dipper, visible most nights in the N hemisphere Rishi-Star: This special astrological constellation causes the natural water-sources on earth to be transformed into nectar-like liquids. It is therefore particularly benefi...
by Tenma
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rishi Stars?
Replies: 30
Views: 420

Re: Rishi Stars?

kirtu wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Tenma wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Does anyone know the next date for when they come out? I would like to prepare for this event.
9 September according to the Rabten calendar.

Kirt
Thank you!
by Tenma
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rishi Stars?
Replies: 30
Views: 420

Rishi Stars?

Does anyone know the next date for when they come out? I would like to prepare for this event.
by Tenma
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Two Truths Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Two Truths Sauvignon Blanc

Wayfarer wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:36 am
Wasn't even shopping for this variety, but then, as soon as I saw it, I had to buy it, and as soon as buying it, had to post it here. (I might try and find out later as to how it came by its name.)

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Comment du vino blanc est-il devenu mort?
by Tenma
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Correct Golden Light Sutra?
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Correct Golden Light Sutra?

There appears to be three different versions of this sutra - in 21 chapters, in 29 chapters and 31 chapters. The version of the sutra the FPMT has translated on its website is the 21 chapter. They do make available the 29 chapter version in tibetan and mongolian and the 31 chapter version in tibeta...
by Tenma
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Lama Jampa Thaye
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Lama Jampa Thaye

I am nearing the completion of my second foundational practice, Vajrasattva Purification. I need to receive the lung and instructions for Mandala Offerings and have chosen to receive these from Lama Jampa Thaye (who I understand carries the transmission of the Karma Kagyu). My preliminary investiga...
by Tenma
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The owl
Replies: 25
Views: 774

Re: The owl

The Cicada wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:53 am
michaelb wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:15 pm
The owls are not what they seem.
...They seem to generally represent, among many other things, covenants with, and manipulation by, arcane forces.
Perhaps owls being Lakshmi's mount means the danger of wealth that brings greed and malice.
by Tenma
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Correct Golden Light Sutra?
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Correct Golden Light Sutra?

Does anyone know which version is correct? I've used the FPMT version, but recently, I just discovered it to be VERY different from the Buddha-Nature translation of this sutra and am now confused on which sutra is right as the dharanis are different, there are more chapters in one version, and the s...
by Tenma
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?
Replies: 108
Views: 1744

Re: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?

Don't confuse Shintoism with Buddhism. While Shintoism believes that everything(your table, chair, tree, rock, mountain, robe, bucket, pot, road, etc.) has a kami(spirit/"god") and is considered alive. Abandon any old possessions, and the belief is that the spirit of this object will come back to ha...
by Tenma
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The owl
Replies: 25
Views: 774

Re: The owl

I've always heard that crows/ravens are emissaries of Mahakala. Eagles and hawks are dra-la and commonly signify protection. Seeing them is typically considered good. Living in Colorado, we see a lot. Never been told anything about owls, but I love them. Once was asked to get vulture feathers for a...
by Tenma
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The owl
Replies: 25
Views: 774

Re: The owl

I've always heard that crows/ravens are emissaries of Mahakala. Eagles and hawks are dra-la and commonly signify protection. Seeing them is typically considered good. Living in Colorado, we see a lot. Never been told anything about owls, but I love them. Once was asked to get vulture feathers for a...
by Tenma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?
Replies: 15
Views: 252

Re: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?

markatex wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:54 pm
Tenma wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:34 pm
This is Buddhism. We are agnostics.
The Buddha wasn't.
How? I mean when he was a great teacher he was agnostic, not as a prince or an aesthetic(perhaps Jain or your typical Hindu).
Either way, we shouldn't take refuge in worldly deities.
by Tenma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: San Simón, worship
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: San Simón, worship

amanitamusc wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:56 pm
This might be funny if it was fiction.He looks like cowboy.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/2018080 ... ut-of-jail
Reminds me of Santa Muerte worship here in Texas(minus the gangs and prostitutes).
by Tenma
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?
Replies: 15
Views: 252

Re: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?

bcol01 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:28 pm
?
This is Buddhism. We are agnostics.
by Tenma
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Helpful Devadatta?
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Helpful Devadatta?

One more thing, do actual Devadatta followers still exist today?
by Tenma
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: 3 top NON Bhuddhist, Fiction Books you have read..in your LIFE
Replies: 25
Views: 551

Re: 3 top NON Bhuddhist, Fiction Books you have read..in your LIFE

After much thought, I have decided: -My Name is Red -Count of Monte Cristo -Don Quixote It was tricky to decide, and I struggled in whether to put in Paradise Lost, Demian, Edgar Allan Poe's gothic novels, and so on(almost got fooled into putting Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse when I realized the title).
by Tenma
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro vs. Yidam?
Replies: 14
Views: 522

Ngondro vs. Yidam?

What is the difference between Ngondro practice and yidam practice?

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