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by Jyotish
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dharma Transmissions at Shechen Monastery 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 3544

Re: Dharma Transmissions at Shechen Monastery 2019

Is there an empowerment for yeshe lama? Yes, it is in the book in the beginning of the Tögal section. However, there is nothing indicating that he will give that. If I understand correctly he will give the empowerments from the root volumes of the LN, not all empowerments from LN. https://www.rigpa...
by Jyotish
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Buddhism vis a vis Hinduism
Replies: 0
Views: 523

Buddhism vis a vis Hinduism

Hi guys, I wanted to share an extremely informative source that explains differences between Buddhism and what is called Hinduism today. I have seen many posts in dharma wheel that go in depth in these topics. Thought another such resource would be handy. The page also has posts on historical develo...
by Jyotish
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Interview with Malcolm on Wisdom Podcast
Replies: 28
Views: 2963

Re: Interview with Malcolm on Wisdom Podcast

@Malcolm 1) what was the critique of 84000 translation, if it's possible to mention? 2) you were saying it's more important to study Sanskrit than Tibetan for being a scholarly teacher? Did I misinterpret the point? At least it seems you were saying it's important to know both languages in your unde...
by Jyotish
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Interview with Malcolm on Wisdom Podcast
Replies: 28
Views: 2963

Re: Interview with Malcolm on Wisdom Podcast

Malcolm should make a weekly podcast. It would certainly help a lot of people. :geek: Agreed :twothumbsup: Agreed. You know it's nice to sift through all the threads and look at Malcolm's piece one by one but a podcast or an organized article on a topic is easier, to the point and takes less time. ...
by Jyotish
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34997

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

Axiomatically, Christians, etc., have wrong view, thus wrong realization, etc. Would it surprise you to know that Christians et al say the exact same thing about all other competing religions? Indeed, therefore, pick your view — and thus your realization and liberation— carefully. If you are intere...
by Jyotish
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34997

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

Basic argument again: even Arhats don't attain Buddha's enlightenment from mahayana perspective and here we are repeatedly trying to find buddha in other traditions. The confusion does make sense though. The first that we learnt in our introductory class was the story of Sakyamuni as told in the Jat...
by Jyotish
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6817
Views: 721741

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

It doesn't seem like there is a center in kathmandu. Are there Dzogchen community folks in kathmandu? Perhaps to take DI together or share books or give guidance etc.

Please PM if you want to help or connect.
by Jyotish
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34997

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

So you see a difference between "an enlightened being" and "an emanation of a bodhisattva"? Yes. Emanations can be worldly in nature. For example, Dorje Yudronma is a worldly protector, while at the same time being an emanation of Vajrayogini. Can you please elaborate more on this Malcolm? I have n...
by Jyotish
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34997

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

Huh, so how do we know that all of our teachers, and all the masters of the lineage etc, even you, Acharya, are not Māran apparitions? In general, Māra appears in visions and dreams. When one has such visions and dreams, there are ways to test whether or not that vision or dream is a Māra. The poin...
by Jyotish
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34997

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

You don't understand, Māra can appear in the form of the Buddha, Karmapa, etc. Huh, so how do we know that all of our teachers, and all the masters of the lineage etc, even you, Acharya, are not Māran apparitions? In general, Māra appears in visions and dreams. When one has such visions and dreams,...
by Jyotish
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34997

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

To study them at the expense of studying Buddhist teachings. Indeed, the same goes for Hinayāna sūtras; spending too much time with Hinayāna teachings is a contravention of bodhisattva vows as well. It is the principle reason the Hinayāna canon was not translated into Tibetan, apart from representa...
by Jyotish
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34997

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

@climb-up. The main consensus among Buddhist teachers as I understand being that only the Buddha dharma can lead to liberation as shown by the Buddha. Clearly you think this is a fundamentalist position as you wrote earlier. It makes sense why one would think it is fundamentalist. As to whether Jesu...
by Jyotish
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34997

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

Contact the Dalai Lama and ChNN, maybe Tich Naht Hahn while you're at it (not totally sure of his view), and explain there total ignorance of Buddhism. Once you have done that let me know how it went and how you put them in their place. :tongue: Your posts only show why buddha dharma is difficult t...
by Jyotish
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34997

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

The living tradition of what? Another mistaken path in Samsara? In ChNN's game of liberation, landing in the Christian Heaven sends you right back to the deva realm, asura realm, or into the human realm, where, if you are lucky, you have to pick up a Buddhist path based on achieving the precious hu...
by Jyotish
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34997

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

I can't speak for smcj, but for me this isn't about "going to Jesus for refuge." It's about respect for a remarkable spiritual figure and also about skilful means - use whatever helps you unseat bad habits and delusion. Early on in Dharma practice it can be useful to forcefully reject every other p...
by Jyotish
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34997

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

There are a few people here that have deep antipathy for Christianity. There are plenty of reasons to do so: conflict with science, history of the Church, a theology that has irreconcilable problems, emphasis on rewards only after death, etc. So yes, it is understood by all here that Christianity, ...
by Jyotish
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34997

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

The living tradition of what? Another mistaken path in Samsara? In ChNN's game of liberation, landing in the Christian Heaven sends you right back to the deva realm, asura realm, or into the human realm, where, if you are lucky, you have to pick up a Buddhist path based on achieving the precious hu...
by Jyotish
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34997

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

Confucius also taught many wonderful things that might have led to a lessening of vexation and a cultivation of the perfections — but I don't see many people piling on to claim that Confucius was an "enlightened being." We can say the same thing about Marcus Aurelius and so on. It seems like folks ...
by Jyotish
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6817
Views: 721741

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Guys a question? This may have been addressed in previous posts in this thread but lacking time to find exact post. So for the upcoming November webcast which I have never attended before, it is DI right? Since the DI in dzongchen does require a theoretical understanding to some extent as well and ...
by Jyotish
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6817
Views: 721741

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Guys a question? This may have been addressed in previous posts in this thread but lacking time to find exact post. So for the upcoming November webcast which I have never attended before, it is DI right? Since the DI in dzongchen does require a theoretical understanding to some extent as well and b...

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