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by Seeker12
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe

(1) Valencia, April 7-12, 2020, which consists of: - Tröma Nagmo Drupchod (April 7-9), - Dorje Drollo empowerment (April 10, the morning session), - Namchak Putri extended empowerment (April 10 evening session and April 11), and - a tri/lung day (April 12). I would love to be there for that, but no...
by Seeker12
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Concerns Regarding Mercuric Pills
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Concerns Regarding Mercuric Pills

https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/10/4/282/htm So I just read an article over the mendrup pills, however, seeing some of these substances, wouldn't they poison someone rather than actual heal them? Especially if it contains mercury? Anyone with experience in this? I'm not familiar with these pills, to...
by Seeker12
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 139
Views: 3711

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

In the beginning you have to be like a bee, visiting many flowers. Is that, briefly, because you need to refine your understanding of what the lama is? No, you need to encounter many different teachers in the beginning. To flesh out my question a bit more, it seems that initially we may have pretty...
by Seeker12
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 139
Views: 3711

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:38 pm

In the beginning you have to be like a bee, visiting many flowers.
Is that, briefly, because you need to refine your understanding of what the lama is?
by Seeker12
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Travelling on the sunrays
Replies: 74
Views: 2902

Re: Travelling on the sunrays

Only that I wouldn’t take such accounts too literally.. :smile: Gendun Rinpoche speaks very matter of factly about a monastery that he was affiliated with that historically had masters, I believe even abbots, that would live in essentially inaccessible parts of the mountains, and then when the time...
by Seeker12
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Irreversible bodhisattvas
Replies: 12
Views: 1161

Re: Irreversible bodhisattvas

In case it's interesting, I'll just put these here without commentary, from the Dashabhumika Sutra part of the Avatamsaka. Regarding the 6th/7th Bhumis: Moon of Liberation said, "From what stage do enlightening beings arrive at extinction? Diamond Matrix said, "They arrive at extinction from the six...
by Seeker12
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Padmasambhava
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: Padmasambhava

AFAIK, the Gelug school does not generally recognize the authenticity of the termas, and in general, I don't think Padmasambhava plays a primary role really at all. They've got other focuses.

Others may add/correct me, as I'm not positive.
by Seeker12
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 2043

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

I am reading the Milinda Panha , or, “The Debate of King Milinda”. Why do the below passages say that when a layman attains arhantship he must either enter the Order or pass away? How do liberated arhats living in this conventional world get by and survive (if not a trust fund)? If you're inclined,...
by Seeker12
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 2043

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

I am reading the Milinda Panha , or, “The Debate of King Milinda”. Why do the below passages say that when a layman attains arhantship he must either enter the Order or pass away... I might suggest that ordination was not necessarily always what it is thought of today in general. If you're interest...
by Seeker12
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 14317

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

...The diamond way which is westernized form of Kagyu... FWIW, I have a fairly extensive history with DW and in all honesty, I have found that many of the public talks done at various centers are fairly low quality and from people who don't really know what they are saying. I have attended a talk, ...
by Seeker12
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 14317

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

...The diamond way which is westernized form of Kagyu... FWIW, I have a fairly extensive history with DW and in all honesty, I have found that many of the public talks done at various centers are fairly low quality and from people who don't really know what they are saying. I have attended a talk, ...
by Seeker12
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Do the nine yanas have to be progressed in order?
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: Do the nine yanas have to be progressed in order?

Are they like levels where you progress one by one and only go to the next when your guru says you're ready? If so, how long do people typically spend on each yana? Generally I think a way to think about it is sort of like math - in order to properly understand quantum physics, you need to be able ...
by Seeker12
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment
Replies: 51
Views: 2820

Re: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment

Good point on time - I have armchair studied quantum physics and cosmology and am familiar with the concept of time actually being entropy in action and the like. That said, when it comes to the mindstream, it really is one preceding moment of awareness to the next, correct? Thus, I think the senti...
by Seeker12
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment
Replies: 51
Views: 2820

Re: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment

Hi all, I have a logical sticking point that I wrestle with occasionally in regards to Buddhism, reincarnation, and enlightenment. Basically, if awareness exists with infinite beginning and infinite end, then theoretically we should have experienced an infinite number of moments of awareness. This ...
by Seeker12
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 11111

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

In a hedonistic societies like ours, an ethical ascetic is the one displaying "crazy wisdom". Good point. In general, it seems like sometimes cultures can get very heavily moralistic without insight, where individuals follow codes of conduct in a rigid way, develop pride, condescension towards othe...
by Seeker12
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 11111

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

Why they don’t at least leave if they know whats going on I cant say. I’m not them. Stockholm syndrom, brainwashing, guilt, fear, shame etc... its out of my paygrade. Such a long answer is really needed to understand this. So I never actually took Samaya with the Sakyong. If I'd continued on my Sha...
by Seeker12
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Yogis & Their Multiple Yoginis Wives
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: Tibetan Yogis & Their Multiple Yoginis Wives

Greetings All. May I ask for any one in here to share information with me regarding Tibetan Yogis who have multiple Yoginis Wives in the past? I read somewhere on Dharma Wheel that some Tibetan Yogis have multiple Yoginins Wives in the past but I can't find the threads again. I need to study the th...
by Seeker12
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Does Zen Buddhism need Four Noble Truths? If so, why?
Replies: 20
Views: 1524

Re: Does Zen Buddhism need Four Noble Truths? If so, why?

Astus wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:26 pm
If you mean whether Zen can be taught without mentioning the term "four noble truths", then yes, it can be. If you mean whether Zen teaches something independent from the meaning of the four noble truths, then no.
:good:
by Seeker12
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Is enlightenment in this body possible for lay followers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Re: Is enlightenment in this body possible for lay followers?

To be clear, I am not particularly knowledgeable about Shingon, and this is a more general response. FWIW. But generally speaking, I think every single type of Buddhism acknowledges that 'enlightenment' is possible for a lay follower, although there are sort of differing 'degrees' of enlightenment. ...
by Seeker12
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lama Wangdor Rinpoche & Rainbow Body
Replies: 14
Views: 1425

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Rainbow Body of Great Transference... Well, his body is still here... Just to clarify one thing, I believe that in this specific type of rainbow body, the body indeed will appear to 'still be here'. In actuality it is not flesh and blood in the limited way we might think of it, but to the perceptio...

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