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by Mantrik
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas
Replies: 17
Views: 216

Re: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas

Is the term "terma phurba" used for phurbas constructed according to a terma? I thought the term indicated that the phurba itself was discovered as a treasure. It does. Just my loose wording in the title. There seem to be a lot of claims like it though, such as those made from 'terma iron' from an ...
by Mantrik
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas
Replies: 17
Views: 216

Re: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas

lelopa wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:16 pm
afaik meteoric iron and sky iron are the same
Except to Chinese Ebay sellers, when it means 'brass'. :smile:
by Mantrik
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhism tries to reach out to LGBTs until the very end
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Buddhism tries to reach out to LGBTs until the very end

Well, at the moment fatherhood and motherhood ensure there will be human rebirth. Those who choose celibacy and other non-reproductive relationships disable rebirth. If a choice rather than biological inability, does that count as selfish and demeritorious? How many merit points does someone need to...
by Mantrik
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas
Replies: 17
Views: 216

Re: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas

Most meteorites are made of sky iron. Though of course all iron is sky iron formed in the hearts of dead stars. Metals heavier than iron are only formed in supernovas. These aren't meteorite phurbas. There may be some in there,of course, and I'm trying to find out the 9 metals specified by Padmasam...
by Mantrik
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas
Replies: 17
Views: 216

Re: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas

Most meteorites are made of sky iron. Though of course all iron is sky iron formed in the hearts of dead stars. Metals heavier than iron are only formed in supernovas. I've found a source which specifies the 9 Metals: ''Each product is specially made with close consultation and guidance from Phakch...
by Mantrik
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas
Replies: 17
Views: 216

Re: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas

Thanks PeterC and Terma. :)

Does anyone know what Chokgyur Lingpa's instructions were for phurba-making?
by Mantrik
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas
Replies: 17
Views: 216

Chokgyur Lingpa Terma Phurbas

These phurbas are reputedly made according to the instrcutions within the Vajrakilaya terma of Chokgyur Lingpa. Does anyone know about this source and what the instructions actually were, please? https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1103/0234/products/Phurba-all-sizes.JPG?v=1455377266 https://akaracoll...
by Mantrik
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Knife crimes in England
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Knife crimes in England

What is interesting about this is that the actual homicide rate is largely unchanged, which means that stabbing is taking up a larger proportion of the total killings. The article suggests this is primarily due to a surge in drug violence, which makes sense when you consider the massive caches of d...
by Mantrik
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words...
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Words...

19th century children's saying: Sticks and stones may break my bones But names will never harm me. late 20th century updated version: Sticks and stones may break my bones but will heal, while words cause permanent damage. I prefer the original as it is mind-training for young children. Used in the ...
by Mantrik
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Dangers of Marijuana
Replies: 19
Views: 625

Re: Dangers of Marijuana

There are so many other factors being played out, that it would be ludicrous and preposterous to draw a relationship between marijuana legalisation and murder/assault in the particular states. And yet he does. A minimal application of critical thinking and a basic understanding of statistics, is al...
by Mantrik
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR
Replies: 92
Views: 2183

Re: Cost of retreats USA vs. EUR

The value of teachings is the same in the spiritual market as in other markets. It is worth whatever someone is willing to pay. It shouldn't be that way, but even the dharma businesses which are 'charities' seem to operate with an eye on the bottom line. Make the most of it while you have the health...
by Mantrik
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: LOSAR?
Replies: 1
Views: 129

LOSAR?

You're managing quite nicely with a perfectly sensible Calendar and then along come the Tibetans and make a complete Pig's Year of it!
by Mantrik
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Terma of Adzom Drukpa
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Terma of Adzom Drukpa

I'm doing a green Tara practice from the The Treasure of the Vajra of Clear Light ('od gsal rdo rje'i gsang mdzod) of Adzom Drukpa. Seems quite a few people engage in the practice. I'm curious about this terma. What else is in this terma? Any story related to it? Adzom Drugpa's practices from that ...
by Mantrik
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die

She said it during the recent online empowerment, in a chukling manner. To put it in a different way: Are you aware of any practice that is strictly practiced at a certain time of the day or night? There ya go - she meant the Chuckling Tersar! lol :) Naga puja (ChNN's) is recommended for early in t...
by Mantrik
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Riwo Sangchod, Lama Tsultrim: Your horses will die

She said it during the recent online empowerment, in a chukling manner. To put it in a different way: Are you aware of any practice that is strictly practiced at a certain time of the day or night? There ya go - she meant the Chuckling Tersar! lol :) Naga puja (ChNN's) is recommended for early in t...
by Mantrik
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: Chan Staff
Replies: 11
Views: 1120

Re: Chan Staff

Not sure if this staff is unique to Chan or even if it is used anymore, but interesting symbolism to it: http://www.cttbearthstore.org/dharma-instrument.html The jingles at the top are numbered according to specific aspects of practice such as 4NT, and the more jingles there are, the more senior th...
by Mantrik
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Monk Ki Balls
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Monk Ki Balls

I went to two "teachings" by this guy in Athens. He claimed he was the official representative for the Palyul lineage in Greece, so I sent an email to the central organisation asking if this was the case. No, of course I did not ever receive an answer. :roll: His students tried to persuade me to do...
by Mantrik
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Monk Ki Balls
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Monk Ki Balls

Appears to be a real promo video for a guy named Lama Dondrup Dorje. https://www.pathgate.org/index.php/about-pathgate-institute I dunno man. India. Between this place and Osho's place in Pune, and a tens of thousands of other places geared to part gullible Westerners from their dollars and euros, ...
by Mantrik
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharmic Fungibility
Replies: 37
Views: 967

Re: Dharmic Fungibility

So here's a question: When does Dharmic advertising go bad? What are the specific red flags? I used to work in PR and in Advertising. PR is about dissemination of information. Advertising is about generating sales and profits. In the last few decades those lines have become very blurred indeed. Whe...
by Mantrik
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharmic Fungibility
Replies: 37
Views: 967

Re: Simhamukha Retreat @ Tara Mandala, May 19-27

I have already commented on her selling of ChNN's Chod at a very lucrative rate whilst also debasing it like a Black Friday deal with a discount. I'm afraid I don't care how much she has done to attract people to the DC in the past. It is clear how the Master's teachings are now to be exploited. Sad...

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