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by Mantrik
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6949
Views: 736363

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

For the time being, though, it does seem that he is not offering to lead those who had transmission from ChNN. People seem to forget that Yeshe already has a large base of students in the DC. As far as I can tell, he is merely creating an official way for people who are interested in the DC to part...
by Mantrik
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6949
Views: 736363

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Some DC folk will be content with ChNN's transmission and teachings and not really bother about Yeshi. Some new people will accept Yeshi and use the transmission to access ChNN's practices too. Some may only follow Yeshi, but that does not seem to be on offer. For the time being, though, it does see...
by Mantrik
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unredacted 'Intact' Sanskrit Tantras
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Unredacted 'Intact' Sanskrit Tantras

I'm sure you know that book already, but in A Bolt of Lightning From the Blue, Martin Boord has assembled a collection of quotes from Tantras in Sanskrit that have to do with phur pa. He also translates an extract from a Vajrakīlaya tantra that was translated directly from Sanskrit by Sakya Pandita...
by Mantrik
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Making his point the hard way
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Making his point the hard way

This is a story I heard many years ago. I was lead to believe it was true, but I can’t swear by it. Even so I thought I’d share. ***** In the late ‘60s or early ‘70s a western student of a Gelug lama asked him to give a teaching to the hippies and vagabonds traveling their part of India. The lama a...
by Mantrik
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Found bodhi mala. 94 beads?
Replies: 46
Views: 924

Re: Found bodhi mala. 94 beads?

thank you for this excellent answer my friend. Do you have information on how to cleanse them? They can't just be useless. I'm going to see my root lama very soon. He can probably bless them and make them good for use? There are mantras and incense methods, but best of all is for a Lama to bless th...
by Mantrik
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unredacted 'Intact' Sanskrit Tantras
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Unredacted 'Intact' Sanskrit Tantras

This is an interesting issue. More and more it appears that material in the Chinese and Tibetan Buddhist canons was very often not a matter of someone sitting down with an authoritative text in an Indic language (not necessarily Sanskrit, for the early sutras Gandhari Prakrit was used most, and a l...
by Mantrik
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unredacted 'Intact' Sanskrit Tantras
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Unredacted 'Intact' Sanskrit Tantras

In an article, Robert Mayer argues that some of the early Tantras in Tibet were not simply translated from Sanskrit but redacted and even merged elements into something meeting the expectations of Tibetan culture. Tibet did not have the 'polytropic' approach to practice which existed (exists) in Ind...
by Mantrik
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Express your Zen in 10 words.
Replies: 44
Views: 1268

Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

GATE GATE PARA GATE PARA SAM GATE

GATE LESS GATE
by Mantrik
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Express your Zen in 10 words.
Replies: 44
Views: 1268

Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Streams around unmoved stone
Empty as my wet rock head
by Mantrik
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6949
Views: 736363

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Or perhaps in the not too distant future a Lama will receive a unifying Longsal terma from ChNN through lucid dreaming, so no successor is needed.
by Mantrik
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: GARUDA AND CONSORT?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: GARUDA AND CONSORT?

I don't. I said it was for sale, not that I was selling it, and was clear that I was not promoting it. ;) I saw it and was simply curious whether it is Garuda or perhaps Raven-headed Mahakala. Does it have horns? Is there a sun/moon and a vajra somewhere on the head? Those features would suggest Ga...
by Mantrik
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: GARUDA AND CONSORT?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: GARUDA AND CONSORT?

Mantrik wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:23 am
pemachophel wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:25 am
Please don't sell rupas. This one has undoubtedly been consecrated at some time.
I don't. I said it was for sale, not that I was selling it, and was clear that I was not promoting it. ;)
I saw it and was simply curious whether it is Garuda or perhaps Raven-headed Mahakala.
by Mantrik
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: GARUDA AND CONSORT?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: GARUDA AND CONSORT?

pemachophel wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:25 am
Please don't sell rupas. This one has undoubtedly been consecrated at some time.
I don't. I said it was for sale, not that I was selling it. ;)
by Mantrik
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: GARUDA AND CONSORT?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

GARUDA AND CONSORT?

I have a statue which looks like Garuda with Consort but was later advised that it was probably Raven-Headed Mahakala. As far as I know, Garuda has two consorts in his Hindu form, none in Vajrayana. I'm not sure about Bon Khyung. Here is another one, which purports to be Tibetan and Garuda with a co...
by Mantrik
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to pronounce tsa-tsas
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: How to pronounce tsa-tsas

And there you go. Guess what? In every valley a Lama. From every Lama a Dharma. Same as it ever was. :smile: And a range of accents and dialects, as in all other countries. Ask people in the UK to pronounce 'bath' and you get everything from 'beth' through 'baath' to 'baarth' and occasionally 'barf...
by Mantrik
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do I have to be nice all the time?
Replies: 15
Views: 724

Re: Do I have to be nice all the time?

Some Dharma practitioners try to be nice for altruistic reasons, others because they are fearful of losing 'merit'. On a continuum of niceness we have the the possibility of seeking 'least harm', maybe through inaction, and the possibility of seeking 'greatest good', which may be a very active pursu...
by Mantrik
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1456

Re: sang without transmission

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:48 pm

Man, read the book, or at least the page i quoted.
You know, it is possible to read something and not agree about the interpretation.

The sadhana, i.e. 'this practice' uses the term 'Sangchod'. This is what is being referenced by ChNN in the booklet, not every use of incense offering.
by Mantrik
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1456

Re: sang without transmission

So were prayer flags, and probably a bunch of stuff. I am not sure they this makes them non-Buddhist though. Being Tibetan does not make a practice Bon. Being Bon does not make the practices pre-Buddhist. Wiki is a dangerous source, but does identify very ancient use of incense in India. I think we...
by Mantrik
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1456

Re: sang without transmission

Stop with the assumptions, I didn't ignore anything. It is you doing the assuming here - that I meant 'you'. And then launching into more about 'you'. I recall asking 'anyone'. I was discussing the likelihood of Bon being the exclusive origin of bsang offerings, and saw no response to a very releva...
by Mantrik
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: sang without transmission
Replies: 47
Views: 1456

Re: sang without transmission

So were prayer flags, and probably a bunch of stuff. I am not sure they this makes them non-Buddhist though. Being Tibetan does not make a practice Bon. Being Bon does not make the practices pre-Buddhist. Wiki is a dangerous source, but does identify very ancient use of incense in India. I think we...

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