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by Cianan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 3967

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

It's kind of sad that there aren't more popular films that promote a balanced diet, that includes a healthy balance of meat, vegetables, fruits, and starches. It seems that the popular diet-related documentaries these days promote veganism, the keto diet, or some other fad or restrictive diet. Come...
by Cianan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 3967

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

It's kind of sad that there aren't more popular films that promote a balanced diet, that includes a healthy balance of meat, vegetables, fruits, and starches. It seems that the popular diet-related documentaries these days promote veganism, the keto diet, or some other fad or restrictive diet. Come...
by Cianan
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why samsara exists
Replies: 77
Views: 8335

Re: Why samsara exists

Nirvana is interdependent on samsara; the unconditioned is interdependent on the conditioned. There is no beginning or end to either. If there is no beginning to a sentient being's ignorance and existence in samsara, how can they be said to have "gone on vacation" or come to miss nirvana? It is imp...
by Cianan
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why samsara exists
Replies: 77
Views: 8335

Re: Why samsara exists

In meditation I have come to my own conclusion, Samsara is like a vacation for the mind from unconditioned Nibbana. Another words it is like the saying “How can I miss you if you don’t go away.” One lifetime is but a blink of an eye for Buddha mind. I never thought about going on vacation to head o...
by Cianan
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Cape Cod MA
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Greetings from Cape Cod MA

Welcome! Glad to have you here. :smile: Besides the ever-important practice of meditation, it is highly beneficial to contemplate, and there are many possible areas of contemplation that you will find in dharma. Shantideva's Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra , A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life , is a re...
by Cianan
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why samsara exists
Replies: 77
Views: 8335

Re: Why samsara exists

In meditation I have come to my own conclusion, Samsara is like a vacation for the mind from unconditioned Nibbana. Another words it is like the saying “How can I miss you if you don’t go away.” One lifetime is but a blink of an eye for Buddha mind. I never thought about going on vacation to head o...
by Cianan
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.
Replies: 58
Views: 5970

Re: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.

Conventionally, sentient beings accomplish their individual awakening through the buddhadharma expounded in great compassion, but this can be likened to space being liberated into space. Ultimately, there are neither sentient beings nor buddhas; there is neither samsara nor nirvana; there is neithe...
by Cianan
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.
Replies: 58
Views: 5970

Re: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.

G, V, if i can recap to confirm my understanding. I suggested in a devil's advocate sort of way that perhaps the Boddhisatva is the one who has reached enlightenment because he understands that every being is already enlightened, i.e. concept of Luminous Mind. after all, there are some that may say...
by Cianan
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tradition.
Replies: 54
Views: 3362

Re: Tradition.

Is a good quote designed by Herr Doktor to preserve the fire for those who want to keep that conceptual flame alive to match whatever cultural/religious conditioning parading down the neural boulevards. :jumping: Conceptuality is not other than the dharmakāya; the dharmakāya is not other than conce...
by Cianan
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Natural Cognitive Enhancers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Natural Cognitive Enhancers?

B vitamins—ample doses of choline are particularly effective and admired by biohackers, MCT oil, unprocessed cacao and a cup of coffee only in the morning are some of my staples. Coffee gets a bad rap, but research on not only its caffeine but phytonutrient and antioxidant content continues to show...
by Cianan
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Natural Cognitive Enhancers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Natural Cognitive Enhancers?

B vitamins—ample doses of choline are particularly effective and admired by biohackers, MCT oil, unprocessed cacao and a cup of coffee only in the morning are some of my staples. Coffee gets a bad rap, but research on not only its caffeine but phytonutrient and antioxidant content continues to show ...
by Cianan
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: AH-HA
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: AH-HA

Well, an aha! is what I’m seeking, but my question is about the Tibetan AH (A). Could someone clarify for me the difference between these Tibetan characters? ཨ ཨཱ ཨཱཿ འཿ I think the ཿ is like a comma or separation between syllables, and if so it doesn’t count for what I’m asking (except that I wond...
by Cianan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Aspiration of Kuntuzangpo
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Re: Aspiration of Kuntuzangpo

The Vajrayana Foundation has a beautifully formatted text with the Tibetan, Latin transcription and English side-by-side. You can download a digital copy from them for $2+ here: https://sellfy.com/p/lv1Q/
by Cianan
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Emanation Confusion
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Emanation Confusion

Emanations are like magical apparitions spontaneously produced through the nirmanakaya's unobstructed capacity to arise as anything in order to compassionately guides beings. Remember that ultimately, buddhas and deities are not autonomous entities with identity. There isn't really a Tara "out there...
by Cianan
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Looking for Wordpress website experts
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: Looking for Wordpress website experts

It could be that the mod_rewrite module isn't running or there's a small misconfiguration of Apache.

I would search the web for guidance or get in touch with your host.
by Cianan
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo
Replies: 64
Views: 6613

Re: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo

Yes, and I am saying that what you are saying is one of the worst things one can do. If we get our heads out of our religious rear ends for a moment, it's actually a great service to someone to tell them to wait and think carefully about a major decision. Any draw towards dharma, the teachings of w...
by Cianan
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Great debate with my dad. And I need help.
Replies: 24
Views: 1908

Re: Great debate with my dad. And I need help.

This will be very off topic but - what if your teacher is somewhere far away, and you only have the resident Lama to talk to. How will you gain the blessings of the teacher ? How lucky you are to have a resident lama to teach you! Yes, I will be going to meet him next week I think. But still, what ...
by Cianan
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Great debate with my dad. And I need help.
Replies: 24
Views: 1908

Re: Great debate with my dad. And I need help.

Your father sounds a wise man. I would listen to him. You cannot know what is best for someone else. All you can try to learn is what is best for you. Merely I am not understanding the point. So I proceed to ask more questions. You have received the answer many times. It's time for you to turn inwa...
by Cianan
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Worldly wish fulfilling mantras?
Replies: 69
Views: 6619

Re: Worldly wish fulfilling mantras?

:P Matthew, first all consider yourself very fortunate that you're in to the Dharma at such a young age! As you saw, most people at dharma centers tend to be a bit older. You're 16. There's gonna be some awkwardness and it's normal that you're wanting a girlfreind at your age. Since you saw how few...
by Cianan
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Interview with Malcolm on Wisdom Podcast
Replies: 28
Views: 3003

Re: Interview with Malcolm on Wisdom Podcast

I thought I should return to this thread just to add what an excellent interview this was. I can't express enough appreciation for Malcom's participation on these forums.

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