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by Mantrik
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmapalas and Consorts
Replies: 23
Views: 542

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: 542

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: 542

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: 542

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: 1725

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: 542

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: 1725

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...
by Mantrik
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 28
Views: 1725

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Today solstice, tomorrow Naga Puja 'positive' day.:)
by Mantrik
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 28
Views: 1725

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Here's a picture of the Dujom Naga torma. Sorry, don't seem to be able to make this work and don't know how to delete. Anyway, it's basically a zhay-se (food offering torma) with four-colored jewels, a Naga over the top, and kar-gyen with jewels. There's no link to the image, so I'm not surprised. ...
by Mantrik
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmapalas and Consorts
Replies: 23
Views: 542

Re: Dharmapalas and Consorts

Some Dharmapalas, like Za Rahula, have consorts. Is this common, and does it indicate a level of enlightenment as opposed to being wordly? that class doesn't have females, so to me it indicated power, dominion, superiority, etc. it is part of the retinue. Where did you get the idea that there arent...
by Mantrik
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Will america reelect a wanna be dictator
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Will america reelect a wanna be dictator

Crazywisdom wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:11 pm
As long as the economy is strong he will win.
As long as racism and violence are popular he will win.
by Mantrik
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2319

Re: TRUCK FUMP

So do we swallow the explanation for leaving the UNHCR?

He's right that other members are abusing human rights.

He's right that Israel's abuses are being singled out for special treatment.

I just wonder if he aspires to join the club of ever more extreme human rights abusers himself.
by Mantrik
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 127
Views: 3101

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

People. I think we have solved the "preliminaries" issue. It is off-topic anyway, so back to the topic please. :focus: Apparently not. Maybe if we tried 'Post-DI-minaries' ? Seriously, though, they are germane to the topic as without them none of us would make much progress.We could drag it kicking...
by Mantrik
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 28
Views: 1725

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:38 am
Does the DC practice have a torma?
It is described as something which may be used, but no detail given.
('paste mixed with medicine modelled into a specific form')

It includes sang & serkyem, cakes and milk.
by Mantrik
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 28
Views: 1725

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

pemachophel wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:30 pm
When I mentioned yang bum and sa bum, the sa bum should go in the ground, not water.
Thanks. :)
by Mantrik
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Naga Offering
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: Naga Offering

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:08 pm
No takers at all?
Closest Google gets is:

TAYATHA OM TATHAGATA BHAGAVAN NAGA RANDZE SHORA ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTITE SOHA

https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/chapt ... 0-march-16
by Mantrik
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2319

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Snopes agrees this is mostly true. OK, it isn't life or death, but shows the values at work:

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by Mantrik
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 28
Views: 1725

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

This seems to be the right answer at this time given the circumstances: Since it complicates the practice I asked Rinpoche if it can be done without it just with some other sombolic offering like milk etc. and throwing them in the water. He replied: "You can do Naga Puja more simple way when there ...
by Mantrik
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2319

Re: TRUCK FUMP

yeah i get that ..it's a whole other reality for countries that are smaller population and resources compared to countries with infinite resources and money...Canada has a population of 36 and 1/2 million...America is325.7 million...greece 10.75....greece is really doing over and beyound what is ex...
by Mantrik
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2319

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:17 pm
Numbers of refugees don't really mean anything, you have to look at how these numbers come up as proportions of the total population.
I still can't get my head around how you are coping where you are. Italy makes a fuss about a tiny number of refugees and you have a vast number to accommodate.

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