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by Seeker12
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Prajñā (wisdom) and Jñāna (knowledge) in Pāramitā (the Bodhisattva path)
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Prajñā (wisdom) and Jñāna (knowledge) in Pāramitā (the Bodhisattva path)

Six is Prajñā pāramitā (प्रज्ञा पारमिता): wisdom, insight. Ten is Jñāna pāramitā (ज्ञान पारमिता): knowledge. I would think the distinction in this context is between transcendent (6) and discursive (7) knowledge. Transcendent knowledge is gnosis, the direct perception of truth; discursive knowledge...
by Seeker12
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Tara Mandala Online 4/11 and 5/2 - Lungs for Green Tara, Riwo Sangchöd, and Chöd
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Tara Mandala Online 4/11 and 5/2 - Lungs for Green Tara, Riwo Sangchöd, and Chöd

Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton is offering two upcoming Open Webcast Transmission events, on Saturday, April 11, and Saturday, May 2. During this free LIVE webcast, she offers the Oral Transmission (Lung) for three of the core practices in the Tara Mandala community: The practice of Green Tara from the ...
by Seeker12
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Twelve Deeds
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Twelve Deeds

To be clear, you're saying that the text(s) on lotsawahouse are not what you want? Neither the one by Nagarjuna here (https://www.lotsawahouse.org/indian-masters/nagarjuna/praise-twelve-deeds) or the Jigme Lingpa one here (https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/jigme-lingpa/praise-twelve-acts-...
by Seeker12
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3499

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

haha wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:18 pm
One aspect, it would create favorable condition to practice dzogchen.
No, I mean that there are many empowerments connected with Guru Rinpoche. I'm wondering about specifically what is being given.
by Seeker12
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 3499

Re: Guru Rinpoche empowerment from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche - March 13 2020

From Garchen Institue FB page: Excellent news! H.E. Garchen Rinpoche will offer Guru Rinpoche empowerment on March 13 at 2pm Arizona time. For the LiveStream, tune in to our YouTube Channel at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm_XG1NSjPoPc8ruERVlG2Q Any idea exactly what ‘Guru Rinpoche e...
by Seeker12
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are Buddhist Deities?
Replies: 38
Views: 1952

Re: What are Buddhist Deities?

smcj wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:59 pm
When asked, the previous Kalu R said of them,
Kalu R wrote:They are emptiness and pure appearance. However you yourself are emptiness and impure appearance.
He might have said “awareness” instead of “appearance”. It was a long time ago. I forget.
I like this explanation.
by Seeker12
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 9 vs 5 prong
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

9 vs 5 prong

In terms of use in practice, is there a difference between a 9 pronged vajra/bell or a 5 pronged? Or is it basically personal preference?
by Seeker12
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Sakya Trichen New York June 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Re: Sakya Trichen New York June 2020

You can also get a flight to Stewart which is much closer by than JFK is from some destinations: Wow that seems like extremely helpful information, that's like 10 miles away from the event location. Thank you for sharing. I'm looking into going to at least some of it, and I would almost certainly f...
by Seeker12
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Sakya Trichen New York June 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Sakya Trichen New York June 2020

Major Empowerment June 2020 From Sakya Trichen in New York https://sakyatemple.org/tsembupa-avalokiteshvara-empowerments-and-teachings/ “Tsembupa Avalokiteshvara is a very special anuttarayoga tantra version of the practice of the Greatly Compassionate One. It originates from the great Tibetan mahas...
by Seeker12
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Gesar Prayers
Replies: 0
Views: 2233

Gesar Prayers

In a particular text by Mipham on Gesar, it says,

“At the end of the session, recite the prayers called “Subduer of Hor” and “The Swift Steed” in a melodious tone.”

Does anyone happen to know of any translations of these prayers?

Thank you.
by Seeker12
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Zhepa Rinpoche 2020, Europe
Replies: 11
Views: 3642

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: 565

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: 154
Views: 7642

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: 154
Views: 7642

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: 3335

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: 1704

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: 1492

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: 2220

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: 2220

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...

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