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by Mantrik
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Martial Arts & Buddhist Practice?
Replies: 29
Views: 247

Re: Topic: Martial Arts & Buddhist Practice?

I'd echo a few of the points made: Traditional martial arts were created for an historical time and culture and specific fighting needs - one sword, two sword, dagger, horseback, armour etc. More modern fighting arts have tried to select the 'best bits' which may work, after a LOT of practice, on th...
by Mantrik
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Martial Arts & Buddhist Practice?
Replies: 29
Views: 247

Re: Martial Arts & Buddhist Practice?

Many ways to explore this, across many different cultures. I had the short but rare privilege of sharing premises we created with a Dojo on the ground floor and a Zendo above. If you are concerned with compassion, learning how to fight well is very desirable, especially for someone who is likely to ...
by Mantrik
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Merry Xmas from Melania Trump
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: Merry Xmas from Melania Trump

Malignant Malania's more likely to be familiar with Krampus .......... maybe 'KRAMPUS for POTUS' would work.......... ;)
by Mantrik
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can I post about my Christian belief anywhere on this forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: Can I post about my Christian belief anywhere on this forum?

Well, if it is classed as 'contemplative' you could maybe post here:

https://dharmapaths.com/
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1627

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Did people misread the post, or am I ? Either you misread it or I wrote it poorly, probably more the latter than the former. My question was basically this - in order to use wrathful means to 'forcefully liberate' a being, I believe there are certain criteria in place that the being-to-be-liberated...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1627

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Did people misread the post, or am I ? The post seems to be asking about the qualifications to perform practices, not about the secret aspects of the practices themselves. 'Qualified' to me means 3 possibilities: 1. According to scripture 2. According to a lineage Guru 3. According to possession of...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1627

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Did people misread the post, or am I ? The post seems to be asking about the qualifications to perform practices, not about the secret aspects of the practices themselves. 'Qualified' to me means 3 possibilities: 1. According to scripture 2. According to a lineage Guru 3. According to possession of...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1627

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Did people misread the post, or am I ? The post seems to be asking about the qualifications to perform practices, not about the secret aspects of the practices themselves. 'Qualified' to me means 3 possibilities: 1. According to scripture 2. According to a lineage Guru 3. According to possession of ...
by Mantrik
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How can I purify second hand dharma objects?
Replies: 20
Views: 901

Re: How can I purify second hand dharma objects?

I have some second hand malas and offering bowls and pendants etc. How do I ensure they are safe to use? A similar topic on this forum has me worried and theres no safe way to get rid of them. They are from dharma friends. Gifts are different than buying something in a shop second hand, so don’t wo...
by Mantrik
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7607
Views: 933761

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

prior to the arival of dharma there is no reason for a dharmapala to take over. But there are buddhist groups in Africa. The need for a Dharmapala doesn't depend on the beliefs or how many hold them, but on the nature of the practice. I'm pretty sure there must be Vajrayana practitioners in Africa ...
by Mantrik
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7607
Views: 933761

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Ignorant_Fool wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:20 pm Has Rinpoche ever mentioned who the guardians in the African continent are?
I've not come across it, and just checked the Teachings on the Thun and Ganapuja book. If he hasn't perhaps use the 'Local Guardians of Place and Time'?
by Mantrik
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 10494

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Ah, you see, I did a fair amount of Googling and decided Greg was making a funny with "LOTR" ("Lord of the Rings"), but it looks like it's an actual empowerment or teacher or what have you. The overly dramatic text above is adapted from Galadriel's lament over Gandalf's death. Lopon Ogyan Tanzin Ri...
by Mantrik
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 10494

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Didn't you receive the empowerment from LOTR? :rolling: Ah! like gold fall the leaves in the wind, long years numberless as the wings of trees! The years have passed like swift draughts of the sweet soma in lofty halls atop Sumeru, beneath the blue vaults of ākāśa wherein the stars tremble in the s...
by Mantrik
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7607
Views: 933761

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I think - I hope - you mean internecine feuding? Damn you autocorrect! (On second thoughts, thank you, autocorrect, for lightening up the mood. I rest in the safety of knowing you will do it again. And again. And again.) intestinal feuding definitely happens when fed a diet of bullshit. I considere...
by Mantrik
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7607
Views: 933761

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Santi Maha Sangha means just that, not an institutional imposition.
by Mantrik
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7607
Views: 933761

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yeshi has abdicated this role completely. So, the DC is headless. Even then, not everyone would have followed Yeshi. Yes, at risk of a Hydra-headed existence rather than a tree with branches bearing fruit. Oh, it won't be like that. It will be just the same as any other Dzogchen lineage, not a tree...
by Mantrik
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7607
Views: 933761

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Malcolm wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:22 pm
Mantrik wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:32 pm Only a new head could speak for the DC.
Yeshi has abdicated this role completely. So, the DC is headless. Even then, not everyone would have followed Yeshi.
Yes, at risk of a Hydra-headed existence rather than a tree with branches bearing fruit.
by Mantrik
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Incense burners
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: Incense burners

Caoimhghín wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:42 pm
Mantrik wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:22 pm sand is a good idea
My only fear is wasting the portion buried in the sand. The thurible is working fine enough though -- I just have to break up the sticks first.
Make some cones, I say, having always been too lazy. lol :)
by Mantrik
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7607
Views: 933761

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Dear all, With this email, I want to inform you that the letter by Steven Landsberg that he sent recently has no relation to the International Gakyils communication - it is a private interpretation and reflections of Steven as he wrote in his letter. Meanwhile, we received some requests related to ...
by Mantrik
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Incense burners
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: Incense burners

So I have a shallow and silly question for the Tibetan subforum. I recently fed the corporate beast of spiritual consumerism and bought myself some incense from Nepal. My incense game is only mediocre, and I am only really used to the Chinese-style incense I get at the supermarket. The Chinese joss...

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