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by Mantrik
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 126
Views: 2502

Re: TRUCK FUMP

What US and UK media won't tell you about the war in Yemen The recent Saudi and UAE-led coalition's assault on the strategic Yemeni port city of Hudaida has forced an estimated 30,000 Yemenis to flee their homes and puts at risk the lives of some 22 million Yemenis who depend on Hudaida as the main...
by Mantrik
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ahimsa and pest control
Replies: 27
Views: 1434

Re: ahimsa and pest control

deserving of reaping the karma Karma is not a justice system. No one is deserving of the karma they reap. What all beings deserve, regardless of their actions, is to enjoy the fruits of their own innate Buddhahood. What they get is, sadly, karma due to their ignorance. If your view of harmlessness ...
by Mantrik
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hair Cutting Days
Replies: 35
Views: 794

Re: Hair Cutting Days

The aim of Buddhadharma is not in my view to take on the minutiae of the ritual life of either our ancestors or of other cultures. Better dump all that tosh about 'karma' then, and all those silly Yidam, Protector and other rituals and that daft Sanskrit and Tibetan language people used. This crazy...
by Mantrik
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ahimsa and pest control
Replies: 27
Views: 1434

Re: ahimsa and pest control

But first off, noble truth #1, we are all going to die and suffer a great deal of sickness which is resl hell, no mater what. So within the reality of the three types of suffering, appreciating the right of all sentient beings to happiness can be a pathway to liberation, no question. But its always...
by Mantrik
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Troma Nagmo
Replies: 28
Views: 776

Re: Troma Nagmo

In his teachings on the Jigten Sumgön Kusali Chöd practice, which can be found easily online in PDF format, Garchen Rinpoche does indeed mention Tröma Nagmo (she is referred to with the Wylie, Khros ma nag mo ). Rinpoche mentions how Tröma is the innermost secret aspect of Machik Labdrön, and how T...
by Mantrik
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hair Cutting Days
Replies: 35
Views: 794

Re: Hair Cutting Days

I use a calendar I bought online because I like the pictures. I stopped being a pretend Tibetan about the same time that I reverted to my birth name. Its all just more stuff to clear away. Baby...........bathwater analogy. ChNN may be wasting his time producing a calendar for non-Tibetan non-Indian...
by Mantrik
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ahimsa and pest control
Replies: 27
Views: 1434

Re: ahimsa and pest control

A true story. When CTR was abbot of Samye Ling he inherited a large colony of rats that came with the building. Most of the time the humans and rats coexisted, although they (the rats) often stole foodstuffs used in pujas. But around that time it became clear that the local authorities were taking ...
by Mantrik
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ahimsa and pest control
Replies: 27
Views: 1434

Re: ahimsa and pest control

A true story. When CTR was abbot of Samye Ling he inherited a large colony of rats that came with the building. Most of the time the humans and rats coexisted, although they (the rats) often stole foodstuffs used in pujas. But around that time it became clear that the local authorities were taking ...
by Mantrik
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ahimsa and pest control
Replies: 27
Views: 1434

Re: ahimsa and pest control

The operation of karma does not change. This is often brought up here, as it is a mistake to think that karma does not apply just because of some insight into emptiness. :good: However there are karmic cycles where you are basically forced to commit negative actions in order to survive. If you try ...
by Mantrik
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 40
Views: 808

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Maybe thousands of people should all go out and buy one of those jackets and during Trump's next election campaign use it as a media stunt at every opportunity - show it whenever cameras are rolling, put it on posters, social media etc. Every little helps. As for Lady Melatonin, Trump invented the i...
by Mantrik
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Troma Nagmo
Replies: 28
Views: 776

Re: Troma Nagmo

Has Garchen Rinpoche ever given an online empowerment of Troma Nagmo? There are pdf files around of Garchen Rinpoche's teachings on Chod. I'm not sure of the status of the file but there may be some useful info for you in it? https://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/Chod-teachings-Garchen-Rinpo...
by Mantrik
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hair Cutting Days
Replies: 35
Views: 794

Re: Hair Cutting Days

PeterC wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:59 am
https://fpmt.org/wp-content/uploads/tea ... _lzr08.pdf

I generally follow. Can’t hurt.
I fancy 30th.....meeting a few spirits in human form seems like fun.
by Mantrik
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 40
Views: 808

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

And once again they managed to deflect the issue away from the real problem to what Melania was wearing. Hook, line and sinker... At least we know that Melanoma Trumpf is about as reliable as those supermodels who protested against furs and then wore them at the next year's fashion shows; she's pro...
by Mantrik
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmapalas and Consorts
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: Dharmapalas and Consorts

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:06 pm
I called you a blithering fool, not ChNN! :P
ChNN by inference, as it was he I quoted.

I resemble that remark, however. ;)

I find phenomena are always symbolic and dream-like right up until they punch you in the inherently empty face and you impute suffering. ;)
by Mantrik
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmapalas and Consorts
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: Dharmapalas and Consorts

Where did you get the idea that there arent female raksha? Where did you get the idea that masculinity is more powerful or "superior" in the teachings or worldly life? Za Rahula have four consorts. /magnus afaik this is a Vajrapani Buddha manifestation in the common form of the so called Gyalpos......
by Mantrik
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmapalas and Consorts
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: Dharmapalas and Consorts

Indeed, which is why I used 'unified'. I'm aware that some use 'neutral' or even worse, 'eunuch'. Either we say he is neither one gender nor the other, or is both genders unified and therefore neither one nor the other. Are you saying it is nothing to do with gender at all and 'nondual' in another ...
by Mantrik
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmapalas and Consorts
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: Dharmapalas and Consorts

In Kamtsang Bernakchen and Palden Lhamo most often practiced together. There are several forms of Mahakala that are Yabyum, of course. So it's seems pretty clear that Enlightened protectors can have consorts. There are worldly protectors, as well, that have consorts, as noted here. In fact, some wo...
by Mantrik
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 28
Views: 1784

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Full moon day is the best day this month, but tomorrow is a good day too. Full Moon day is not listed as positive for Naga Puja in the DC Calendar. Other practices, yes, but next positive day for Naga Puja in the DC is 2nd July. The Drukpa Calendar agrees. ;) I go with Lama Chodak's calendar. Gener...
by Mantrik
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmapalas and Consorts
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: Dharmapalas and Consorts

In Kamtsang Bernakchen and Palden Lhamo most often practiced together. There are several forms of Mahakala that are Yabyum, of course. So it's seems pretty clear that Enlightened protectors can have consorts. There are worldly protectors, as well, that have consorts, as noted here. In fact, some wo...
by Mantrik
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 28
Views: 1784

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Today solstice, tomorrow Naga Puja 'positive' day.:) Full moon day is the best day this month, but tomorrow is a good day too. Full Moon day is not listed as positive for Naga Puja in the DC Calendar. Other practices, yes, but next positive day for Naga Puja in the DC is 2nd July. The Drukpa Calend...

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