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by Mantrik
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who Would Eat This
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Who Would Eat This

Just imagine the uproar if it was Mohammed. I can even imagine some Christians getting pretty loud about it, if it was Jesus. Buddhists will probably just shrug, but I wonder if there are cultures where this would lead to strong objections. If you tried to pull this one in Thailand (for example) I ...
by Mantrik
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who Would Eat This
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Who Would Eat This

Just imagine the uproar if it was Mohammed.
I can even imagine some Christians getting pretty loud about it, if it was Jesus.
Buddhists will probably just shrug, but I wonder if there are cultures where this would lead to strong objections.
by Mantrik
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6391
Views: 594814

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hello. Is it enough to acquire the Shitro mp3 from the online shop so I could learn how to do it? I've only got the the Mantras and Invocations book as a reference. The Teachings on Shitro and Yangti book is out of stock in the UK shop. It's in stock in the US shop, but I can't afford it due to the...
by Mantrik
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Makara
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Makara

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:02 pm
I see Hanuman got a quick look in, too!
by Mantrik
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Makara
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Makara

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ganNmzw5bb4/TSNsL9KeMCI/AAAAAAAAJHU/5JMYiAPFE9A/s640/makara+dolphin+images.jpg https://gosai.com/sites/gosai/files/imagecache/image_big/images/11/07/makara2.gif Yes, fascinating to see how these creatures are portrayed over time and across the globe. But does the Makara be...
by Mantrik
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Black fringe
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Black fringe

Looks very similar to the fringe worn by shamans to protect themselves from harmful spirits, in effect disguising themselves. It also aids focus as a screen between them and others around them, and hides their face during spirit possession so others do not look directly at the spirit. IN the context...
by Mantrik
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Makara
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Makara

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ganNmzw5bb4/TSNsL9KeMCI/AAAAAAAAJHU/5JMYiAPFE9A/s640/makara+dolphin+images.jpg https://gosai.com/sites/gosai/files/imagecache/image_big/images/11/07/makara2.gif Yes, fascinating to see how these creatures are portrayed over time and across the globe. But does the Makara be...
by Mantrik
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Makara
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Makara

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:36 am
They are crocodiles drawn by people who never saw a crocodile
With elephant trunks. lol :)
by Mantrik
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN 5 Elements Colours
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: ChNN 5 Elements Colours

In the Longsal Divination of Dorje Yudronma, the colours on the dice representing 2 of the Elements were changed after a while by ChNN and an addendum issued including an explanation. Was that a universal change for Longsal, or just for that one purpose? Thanks. oh, when did this happen? After the ...
by Mantrik
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN 5 Elements Colours
Replies: 3
Views: 400

ChNN 5 Elements Colours

In the Longsal Divination of Dorje Yudronma, the colours on the dice representing 2 of the Elements were changed after a while by ChNN and an addendum issued including an explanation.

Was that a universal change for Longsal, or just for that one purpose? Thanks.
by Mantrik
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Makara
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Makara

lelopa wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:58 am
In Bon Biography of Shenrab miwo makara is seen as the king of nagas.... or: the king of nagas took form of a makara.
you can see this also in thangkas about Shenrab's life
Ah, thank you. That's an association I wsn't aware of. :)
by Mantrik
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Makara
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Makara

Does the Makara belong to one of the Classes such as Naga or Za?

If not, how would you describe it, in terms of classification and function?

(Robert Beer's Encyclopedia and Wiki have a lot of history and iconography but don't really answer the above.)
by Mantrik
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 77
Views: 2880

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

He could have written to the effect that whether past evils present evils or present evils, all such acts deserve condemnation. But that would be compassionate and non-partisan. I'm a bit confused by his 'sins of the fathers should be visited on the sons' logic about countries whose leaders were evi...
by Mantrik
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6391
Views: 594814

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Some people relate provocations to almost everything (including nervousness), while other people relate them only to serious illnesses. I'm feeling quite confused about it and would like to know more. Where can I learn more about provocations? The Guru Tragphur booklet has around 10 pages on Gyalpo...
by Mantrik
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Requirements for Vajrayogini
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: Requirements for Vajrayogini

Has Chogyal Namkhai Norbu every given Vajrayogini empowerments ?
If so, I assume his requirements for practice would be the same as for other Yidams in the context of Dzogchen. Would that be correct?
by Mantrik
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Requirements for Vajrayogini
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: Requirements for Vajrayogini

It says as Prerequiste: "to receive any/all of the three empowerments, it is required to previously have received a major (2-day) highest yoga tantra (anuttarayoga) empowerment...." I recieved major Wangchens that last only some hours. the lamas said something like: this is a wangchen but we have n...
by Mantrik
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6391
Views: 594814

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:59 pm
Mantrik wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:24 am
Fa Dao wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:46 pm
Did everyone see the new book, "Starting the Evolution" by ChNNR? https://shop.shangshungfoundation.com/e ... 41654.html
Look like a very brief Introduction. I'll wait for the ebook.
The ebook is available.

DS
So it is. Thanks.
by Mantrik
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6391
Views: 594814

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Did everyone see the new book, "Starting the Evolution" by ChNNR? https://shop.shangshungfoundation.com/en/books/835-starting-the-evolution-9788878341654.html Look like a very brief Introduction. I'll wait for the ebook. Is it something actually written by Rinpoche, or another compilation? I read t...
by Mantrik
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best location for naga puja
Replies: 16
Views: 716

Re: Best location for naga puja

Bob, another question for you and Malcolm (and anyone else with the knowledge): If one has done something in one’s life to anger the nagas, though hasn’t been actively doing any such things, does it typically take repeatedly doing naga puja/apology over successive naga puja days to resolve things, ...
by Mantrik
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6391
Views: 594814

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Fa Dao wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:46 pm
Did everyone see the new book, "Starting the Evolution" by ChNNR? https://shop.shangshungfoundation.com/e ... 41654.html
Look like a very brief Introduction. I'll wait for the ebook.

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