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by Mantrik
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 33
Views: 4757

Re: Thread with no words

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by Mantrik
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: How to Purify Roots and Eggs?
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: How to Purify Roots and Eggs?

The six syllable mantra purifies the root of all six realms. All karma that you want to purify is connected with the six realms. If you use that mantra, you can purify the six realms, not only for yourself but with any beings connected with the meat, eggs, garlic, etc. You purificate everything tha...
by Mantrik
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 137
Views: 3124

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I wonder how Comrade Trumpnik will pass this one off as 'fake news' when the names of the Russian Novichok murderers are revealed, especially if there is a direct link back to his master in the Kremlin:

https://news.sky.com/story/suspected-pe ... d-11441349
by Mantrik
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Wall Gazing
Replies: 39
Views: 4681

Re: Wall Gazing

hey, Mantrik, Sir, thanks for your reply. ok, sry, not kyosaku, but keisaku, ok, got it. i sat in a soto zendo.. i would really like to know, what was ur practice..general, nothing specific, rinzai or soto, or anything you would like to share.. for example, the keisakus were sharp.. our were blunt ...
by Mantrik
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5687
Views: 504475

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Im sure there are numerous students of ChNN that are at least capable. My confidence in there being an accepted successor for the DC is very low however. I am wondering if Adriano Clemente might fit this role. He worked closely with Rinpoche for so many years and Rinpoche trusts that he has a very ...
by Mantrik
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 137
Views: 3124

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

President Accuses Himself of Fake News. He mis-spoke on his latest tour, apparently, except when he said NATO countries were delighted when he left the meeting. Time to wheel in the psychiatrists, surely. Isn't it the obvious way to get rid of him? No need to find evidence of criminal behaviour, jus...
by Mantrik
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Wall Gazing
Replies: 39
Views: 4681

Re: Wall Gazing

I think I would notice if a TANTO was whacking me, yes. The ones we used were sharp enough to shave with. I would prefer to arise, disarm and settle back into seiza without disturbing my contemplation. Odd Zendo you attended.... did you also sit on a wakazashi cushion? Different tanto. He's referri...
by Mantrik
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Wall Gazing
Replies: 39
Views: 4681

Re: Wall Gazing

sirs, ill just chime in a bit here... im from soto, but that does not mean i know something, or have a valid view.. of a wall, LOL wall gazing is just another description of soto shikantaza.. 4 example, just sitting... just sit? do not breath? dont notice when the tanto is whacking you? just sit? l...
by Mantrik
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5687
Views: 504475

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:13 pm
So...by the schedule i'm assuming no WWT.
I'm wondering if by now there is no senior DC practitioner able to give DI etc.
And if so........would people accept it.
by Mantrik
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5687
Views: 504475

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Please could somebody tell me which texts relate to these practices transmitted by ChNN in 2012? SSI shop links would be great. :) Thanks. SHITRO - Man-ngag Tagdrol Gyud Terma Zhitro Khordas/Khorde Rangdrol There's a short khorde rangdrol translation out there. I have a copy of if printed but cant ...
by Mantrik
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5687
Views: 504475

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Please could somebody tell me which texts relate to these practices transmitted by ChNN in 2012?

SSI shop links would be great. :)

Thanks.

SHITRO - Man-ngag Tagdrol Gyud Terma

Zhitro Khordas/Khorde Rangdrol
by Mantrik
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 19
Views: 270

Re: Quitting smoking

Sorry M...PM situation now fixed... 8-) Nope, no PM possible. But let's just say I gave formal advice on giving up lighting up in an incendiary fashion. The downside of having given up tobacco is the clouds of carcinogens, cyanide and other poisons sent in clouds into our home from our neighbour's ...
by Mantrik
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 19
Views: 270

Re: Quitting smoking

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:30 am
It passes.
You sent me a PM about this, Simon. I can't seem to reply but I do agree! ;)
by Mantrik
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: is a home made statue acceptable?
Replies: 37
Views: 1099

Re: is a home made statue acceptable?

It is very demeritorious to make images of the Buddha, etc., that do not correspond to the proper proportions. As gingercatni is a Theravada Buddhist on a bit of a quest to find if Pure Land would be fruitful, would Tibetan statue proportions, fillings etc. be the only meritorious ones to follow, o...
by Mantrik
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma, "soulmates" etc
Replies: 10
Views: 315

Re: Karma, "soulmates" etc

So, I'm curious what anyone's take, including the actual Buddhist official outlook is on "soul mates", chance encounters, predestined relationships and all that. My understanding is that our karma determines just about everything, so when we meet people it's due to our karma? But what exactly does ...
by Mantrik
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 137
Views: 3124

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Amazing that was painted in the 15th-16th c.

Seriously, though, the stories about Trumps father and his more distant ancestors are gross.
So are the stories about his 'canned hunt' son.
by Mantrik
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 137
Views: 3124

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Some really great protests in the UK at the visit of SCROTUS:

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by Mantrik
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 137
Views: 3124

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Crime and terrorism is a problem across all major European cities, so why has Trump singled out Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London for a barrage of insults? Simple.....when Trump wanted all Muslims to be prevented from entering the USA, Khan vocally opposed him and the two have rowed ever since. I'm not sa...
by Mantrik
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Monastic Ordination the Better Option for Single Dzogchen Practitioners?
Replies: 85
Views: 1984

Re: Is Monastic Ordination the Better Option for Single Dzogchen Practitioners?

That's right. I was quite surprised when a Yungdrung Bon teacher placed Ngondro first. Not sure why but I had thought, like ChNN, they may be 'DI first' in approach. For several reasons I didn't pursue it after speaking with him. The Nyingma approach, at least with my root lamas (not counting ChNN,...
by Mantrik
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intense Guru Dragphur?
Replies: 17
Views: 517

Re: Intense Guru Dragphur?

15 year old ? A group that transmits Guru Tragpur ? :shock: Are you sure? Clearly, Tenma is desparate about perceived spirit attacks. If Dragphur practice is appropriate to his problem his age is not a massive issue. But this group, if it is offering GD empowerments in the name of ChNN, needs to be...

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