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by philji
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general
Replies: 23
Views: 873

Re: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general

Currently reading Anyen Rinpoche’s Dying with Confidence which has a lot of practical advice and support for one either going through the death process or supporting someone who is.
by philji
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 47
Views: 1049

Re: Donating one's organs at death

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8226709.stm
I too wondered if there was an age limit.
by philji
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo
Replies: 60
Views: 1480

Re: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo

Sutra are the best, forget about the rest! Tantra is not worth considering if one has not developed bodhicitta (wisdom and compassion). Is there any way to develop bodhicitta without studying sutras? Can you please give me some tips How to develop bodhicitta using simple methods ? ( I tend to get d...
by philji
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo
Replies: 60
Views: 1480

Re: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo

Matthew, many of your questions relate to using vajrayana methods to resolve issues or clear obstacles. Vajrayana has so many methods but most teachers recommend that we lay a foundation of understanding through learning, contemplating first. I would receommend you seek advice from a teacher. I bel...
by philji
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Asia/Pacific
Topic: Singapore retreat
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Singapore retreat

Losar retreat
by philji
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo
Replies: 60
Views: 1480

Re: Dharani of Glorious Vajra claws / Dorje Dermo

Matthew, many of your questions relate to using vajrayana methods to resolve issues or clear obstacles. Vajrayana has so many methods but most teachers recommend that we lay a foundation of understanding through learning, contemplating first. I would receommend you seek advice from a teacher. I beli...
by philji
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam

saḿsāra-dāvānala-līḍha-loka- trāṇāya kāruṇya-ghanāghanatvam prāptasya kalyāṇa-guṇārṇavasya vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam The spiritual master is receiving benediction from the ocean of mercy. Just as a cloud pours water on a forest fire to extinguish it, so the spiritual master delivers the materi...
by philji
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche
Replies: 30
Views: 1067

Re: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche

The claim had been replied to by Phakchok Rinpoche on his personal website. He refuted the claim, explaining that the publisher of the article had ulterior motives for publishing it. He advised his students to continue with their practice and if in doubt speak to him about it. The website has since ...
by philji
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 66
Views: 1640

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

You cannot unbaptise..your stuck with it...... now look at your mind. 😜
by philji
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 89
Views: 2112

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

If you make offering to mundane deities you can reborn in their retinue. Something to avoid, we want to free from samsara. Brahma, god, bad spirits, good spirits, etc. Regarding mundane beings i would reccomend only make contact with beings who have and keep samaya, like local guardians. So if we m...
by philji
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 119
Views: 4665

Re: New Rigpa letter

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:58 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:50 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:48 pm
I don't care.
You don't care if it sounds like you are calling SDR a hypocrite?
Nope. Intelligent people will understand that I am not saying that, and stupid people are not my problem.
Why are stupid people not your problem.. are only intelligent ones worthy of enlightenment?
by philji
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 89
Views: 2112

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

If you make offering to mundane deities you can reborn in their retinue. Something to avoid, we want to free from samsara. Brahma, god, bad spirits, good spirits, etc. Regarding mundane beings i would reccomend only make contact with beings who have and keep samaya, like local guardians. So if we m...
by philji
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 89
Views: 2112

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

Worldly dieites can be benficial for worldly activity. What would you say about buddhists going to hindu temples or churches...would you worry about this?
by philji
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the purpose of chanting?
Replies: 40
Views: 1049

Re: What is the purpose of chanting?

There is a good explanation here of the meaning of devotional chanting in tibetan buddhsim in this video by the american Lama, Tulku Sherdor.
by philji
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche
Replies: 30
Views: 1067

Re: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche

As far as what questions to ask, in my experience with teachers: ask Dharma questions or questions about medicine, astrology, divination, etc, but don't ask worldly questions (unless you really want to). Also be careful how you phrase things. If tells you to do a certain practice, you really should...
by philji
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Spirit attack
Replies: 21
Views: 681

Re: Spirit attack

I'm very reluctant to be making this thread, but it feels like I have to as I have nowhere else to turn. For the past year or so I have been experiencing medical troubles. In recent months I have been having repetitive dreams of being attacked by a spirit. The spirit appears in many different guise...
by philji
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 119
Views: 4665

Re: New Rigpa letter

Nicely worded letter, i hope it can bring a satisfactory result
by philji
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tulku Urgyen's Guru Yoga
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: Tulku Urgyen's Guru Yoga

I believe on lhasey lotsawa it says the text is for those who have received transmission ‘ and Permission’ by one of the Rinpoche’s.
Just checked and yes at the end of the text this is what it says.
by philji
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Public vs Private Mala???
Replies: 29
Views: 806

Re: Public vs Private Mala???

Shall keep that in mind and to heart. Also does the public mala need to be blessed before being used? I assume if I get new private mala,I need it to be blessed by lama first before using it. I have done several retreats with the Lama that gave me this information. He say like this: 1. Always get y...
by philji
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Worldly wish fulfilling mantras?
Replies: 69
Views: 1818

Re: Worldly wish fulfilling mantras?

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:34 pm
And don't be afraid to make friends with the "older people" at the center, they may have daughters your age! ;)
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