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by Mantrik
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tsem Tulku died
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Tsem Tulku died

I think when Gurus recommend practices, they mean for them to be performed by those qualified to do so. For example, I know a person who attempted Phowa and was seriously disturbed by the process, feeling as if all the defilements were entering her as she performed the ritual (sesame seed scorpion s...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: New rule: quote & comment?
Replies: 27
Views: 1380

Re: New rule: quote & comment?

Maybe there should be a way to identify a 'Notice' or 'Archive Entry' rather than a 'Discussion'. In the case of the bon forum, or the threads where Nicholas Weeks posts entire sutra translations, people are welcome to comment. I think that the op wants others to comment and discuss. In the case of...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: New rule: quote & comment?
Replies: 27
Views: 1380

Re: New rule: quote & comment?

I don’t think it should be a rule. Also, there are certain users who basically all of their posts are just that. Remember phantom? Or just look at the bon section. I see value in a lot of those posts. I think the Bon forum is a case in point. A stream of posts with minimal discussion, if any at all...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: New rule: quote & comment?
Replies: 27
Views: 1380

Re: New rule: quote & comment?

I don’t think it should be a rule. Also, there are certain users who basically all of their posts are just that. Remember phantom? Or just look at the bon section. I see value in a lot of those posts. I think the Bon forum is a case in point. A stream of posts with minimal discussion, if any at all...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: New rule: quote & comment?
Replies: 27
Views: 1380

Re: New rule: quote & comment?

I don’t think it should be a rule. Also, there are certain users who basically all of their posts are just that. Remember phantom? Or just look at the bon section. I see value in a lot of those posts. I think the Bon forum is a case in point. A stream of posts with minimal discussion, if any at all...
by Mantrik
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: New rule: quote & comment?
Replies: 27
Views: 1380

Re: New rule: quote & comment?

Absolutely. The other Wheel has this in its TOS (and I thought this Wheel did, too, but I didn't find it when I looked): It was. I recall as a Mod many times asking people to actually post something which gave a context and meaning to their OP meme/pic/quote etc. ToS get modified and I think this s...
by Mantrik
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 698618

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

In re: yantra yoga, Has anyone else consistently hurt their lower back doing it? I have more or less come to the conclusion that, for my particular body, I just can’t really do it. I have always had very little flexibility in the forward bend, and an odd left hip thing, but in the past I have been ...
by Mantrik
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Media
Topic: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim
Replies: 39
Views: 829

Re: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim

Clearly rubbish. ALL civilisation is Indian!!

by Mantrik
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kyung /Garuda
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Kyung /Garuda

Yes, Khyung seems to be a different origin altogether. I think ChNN's was Bonpo origin, or a mix. This is reflected in the seed syllable also, which is not Sanskrit. Bellezza is a good source, as is ChNN's writing on the Khyung. Tibetans can pronounce 'Khyung' but seem to mangle 'Garuda' into a rang...
by Mantrik
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Differences between sects
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: Differences between sects

Choose in this order:
Guru (and Sangha)
Practice
Sect

If you choose the first wisely, the second will come, and the third be irrelevant.
by Mantrik
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Please help identify this painting
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Please help identify this painting

May be one of the Japanese Kami ?
It's nagging me that I've seen the flame holding before. Maybe check in Beer's encyclopedia for fire and flame?
by Mantrik
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 698618

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Lol, just got a mailer daemon response after trying to email them, apparently the email isn't functioning. Starting to get a bit frustrating, but someone from Tsegyalgar contacted me, so they are on it I guess. You get emails from daemons? I can only reach mine by scrying. That's progress, eh! :) S...
by Mantrik
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 698618

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

have you created an account at dzogchen.net? whe i have had any issue about membership i wrote to tashigar south -my local gar- secretary, there they managed everything. you wrote to Tsegyalgar or webcast team? Yes on writing tsegyalgar and creating an account, no on writing the webcast team. well,...
by Mantrik
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"

Mantrik-la, Sorry, my word. But now that I'm here, very frequently, spirits come to Teachers/Yogis and make the first contact. That's what happened when Lama Dawa "met" and made friends with the Goddess of the Mississippi. Frequently when Lama Dawa went somewhere, there would be a light rain, somet...
by Mantrik
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"

I don't think "asserting control" is what we do most of the time when we enroll local spirits as our Protectors or Guardians. Most of the time, from what I've seen, it's just like making a new friend. You see someone you think you'd like to get to know. So you take them out to lunch or dinner. Turn...
by Mantrik
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6770
Views: 698618

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hello. In the Vajra Armor booklet, once one has completed the retreat, one can make the mantra to be worn. It says it has to be placed in a silver or gold gau. Does the gau need to be something like sterling silver, or can alloy electroplated silver/gold be used? I wanted to make a few for my famil...
by Mantrik
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"

I don't think Guru Rinpoche only enrolled "troublesome" spirits into the ranks of Buddhist Protectors. What about Tsheringma and Her Four Sisters (Tshering Ched-nga) or Yudronma and Her 11 Sisters (Ten-ma Chu-nyi)? I can think of all sorts of local spirits in Tibet Who became Protectors of Buddhism...
by Mantrik
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"

Are you sure the 5th Dalai Lama wrote an invocation to him as a dharmapala? If so, that's quite insulting to their culture. It's a sort of Buddhist arrogance trampling on indigenous cultures. They even dumped the Gyalpo on the Mongolians for good measure. I mean, you must have a pretty big problem ...
by Mantrik
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: The Mongolian Dharmapala "Dayisun Tngri"

Came across this Wikipedia article. It's about a Mongolian Dharmapala that the 5th Dalai Lama composed invocations to. Here's the link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayisun_Tngri Here's the quote Quote Dayisun Tngri From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Daichsun Tn...
by Mantrik
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: filling and consecration of statues
Replies: 10
Views: 2095

Re: filling and consecration of statues

One of the above links is against the TOS. This reminded me that we also need to be careful when we acquire statues which are already filled. A Facebook contact in Singapore wanted to gain merit by distributing some large Je Tsongkhapa statues as gifts. I offered to distribute some in the UK. A Ges...

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