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by Aryjna
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Some Questions I have about Buddhism
Replies: 24
Views: 390

Re: Some Questions I have about Buddhism

I think that the idea that a infinity can never be reached backwards or forwards in a successive chain needs no explanation,it’s so obvious.Infinity implies boundlessness and this is impossible in reality. I am sure you have heard of Hilberts hotel.Infinity doesn’t exist as a quantity.it cannot exi...
by Aryjna
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen discursive problems
Replies: 13
Views: 408

Re: Tonglen discursive problems

I feel that these guys should rot in hell forever before they would reborn again. This is not related to self-cherising but to protecting the others or because I feel the pain and injustice these tortured beings felt. Which is the anlaytical approach that someone follows to do tonglen with Hitler o...
by Aryjna
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A question about secrecy within Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 28
Views: 2278

Re: A question about secrecy within Tibetan Buddhism

...You are telling people not to go and meet Sakya Trizin, the Dalai Lama, and Thrangu Rinpoche, if they get the chance. If you actually influence someone enough so that they actually take your word for it, do you think the result will be good for either of you? nope, i'm not telling that. nope, i'...
by Aryjna
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A question about secrecy within Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 28
Views: 2278

Re: A question about secrecy within Tibetan Buddhism

i've seen people who are like "i got teachings from Karmapa, from HH Dalai Lama, from Tai Situpa, Thrangu Rinpoche and i hope to meet Sakya Trizin next week to receive some empowerments from him as well". imho, that is rather a homegrown approach. That is not 'homegrown', that is the best approach ...
by Aryjna
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A question about secrecy within Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 28
Views: 2278

Re: A question about secrecy within Tibetan Buddhism

i've seen people who are like "i got teachings from Karmapa, from HH Dalai Lama, from Tai Situpa, Thrangu Rinpoche and i hope to meet Sakya Trizin next week to receive some empowerments from him as well". imho, that is rather a homegrown approach. That is not 'homegrown', that is the best approach ...
by Aryjna
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Practice advice please
Replies: 37
Views: 1615

Re: Practice advice please

It has no inherent existence thus and is of no ultimate value. The Buddha himself criticised astrology. Read the Pali Canon. Though I do not use astrology, this argument is out of place. The discussion is about relative value, not ultimate value, which is an absurd notion in itself. In addition, th...
by Aryjna
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Practice advice please
Replies: 37
Views: 1615

Re: Practice advice please

Isn’t the Dharma more powerful than any astrological conditions? A great Lama once told me that some cultures can’t be separated from their religions while others, like the modern western culture, can. So the “right astrological conditions“ is something that is rooted in eastern culture rather than...
by Aryjna
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Help with a mantra/ Are you numb??
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Help with a mantra/ Are you numb??

They sound similar but I think the mantra Lhasa means is the mantra of Amitayus
by Aryjna
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 901159

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I can't know if it is directly related to specific actions of people, but i was talking about the movie and the book. Students creating problems is not the issue in either of these. In the book, the problems are created by people 'in the system', not by the students attending teachings. Rinpoche cl...
by Aryjna
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 901159

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I rewatched the movie yesterday, as I was reminded of it by the latest posts, it's nice. It does not really bring up people creating problems though, as far as I could tell, It focuses on Yeshi's relationship with his father and his struggle with being a tulku. ChNN's cancer was directly related to...
by Aryjna
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 901159

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I rewatched the movie yesterday, as I was reminded of it by the latest posts, it's nice. It does not really bring up people creating problems though, as far as I could tell, It focuses on Yeshi's relationship with his father and his struggle with being a tulku.
by Aryjna
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 901159

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

It's sad but personally, while practising ChNN's teachings daily still, I am seeking teachings from other lamas too. I definitely need guidance on the path, SMS teachers are a bit ahead on the path of me, but I'm not sure how far they can lead me. Ati Guru Yoga + SoV till I die but in the meantime ...
by Aryjna
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 901159

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Perhaps with this we can discuss what really happened and what the situation actually is. On Friday, August 14, an online meeting of the Gakyil and instructors of the International Dzogchen Community took place with Yeshi Namkhai, the son of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. This was the second meeting, the f...
by Aryjna
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 901159

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

If you look at other organizations - let's take Tergar as an example- they have coherent courses in fundamental concepts, meditation etc. Many of the courses are independent of any transmission. This is a bit out of topic, but the tergar course seems to me to be extremely useful and complimentary t...
by Aryjna
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 901159

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

You'd have to ask Yeshi why he doesn't want anything official, but personally I wouldn't recommend that. It clear there have already been too many expectations placed on him. It seems pretty much down to the fact he doesn't want anyone speaking for him though, and he knows very well if anyone does ...
by Aryjna
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 901159

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I don't understand why it is supposed to be a secret in the first place. Especially the latest emails seemed overly cryptic, without any explanation as to why they were cryptic either. http://cafeirreal.alicewhittenburg.com/ferry.htm :D The last email just said that there wasnt going to be an offic...
by Aryjna
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 901159

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Two years is not much time? How much longer will you or I live? The thing is that is not about you or I I’m not sure what you mean by that. As has been said above: First, the first practice in the common preliminaries is there for a reason. Death is certain, it’s time of arrival is not, so we shoul...
by Aryjna
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials
Replies: 39
Views: 2656

Re: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials

I stopped listening to teachings too as I wasn't keen on her attitude to sexually relations between teachers and students that she spoke about in her video. She made it clear that she felt it was ok to sleep with her Eastern students as that is culturally ok. Kind of had enough of that stuff. I wat...
by Aryjna
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8400

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

A point that is relevant here is that someone who is a ngakpa has received the bodhisattva vow and Vajrayana empowerments. As such, even if all he wants to do is dress up and masturbate in front of a mirror, it is still terrible to criticize and laugh at him, according to the sutras etc. (obviously ...
by Aryjna
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Prajnaparamita sutra - other translations than Conze's?
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Prajnaparamita sutra - other translations than Conze's?

If there is someone else here who is interested in joining a reading group on the Prajnaparamita in 8000 lines, message me or Zhen Li in order to join. I think I will start reading over the next few days, and the pace is probably going to be quite slow, though it's not necessary for everyone to go a...

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