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by Rinchen Samphel
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: No boredom for those who practice
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: No boredom for those who practice

Grigoris wrote: Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:48 am
Śāriputra: When he thus trains, which dharmas does a Bodhisattva train himself in?
The Lord: He does not train in any dharma at all.
Yup, that's me!
Haha!
by Rinchen Samphel
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My own hypocrisy, projections, expectations, and the fault in it all
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Re: My own hypocrisy, projections, expectations, and the fault in it all

Sounds to me like you are just where you should be. In my experience (and I am not being facetious) we still remain confused, but we are confused at a higher level. Heart to heart right here for a moment, Simon. I freaking love you. For real. For someone I have never seen or met, I have connected w...
by Rinchen Samphel
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My own hypocrisy, projections, expectations, and the fault in it all
Replies: 9
Views: 968

My own hypocrisy, projections, expectations, and the fault in it all

Over the past couple of months I had a resentment towards buddhism in the west growing in the background of my mind. I kept it back there because I was too "spiritually superior", or too "spiritually healthy" to feel such a way or have such an attitude. Until, that is, about a week ago. I dropped al...
by Rinchen Samphel
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Topic
Replies: 96
Views: 6502

Re: New Topic

heart wrote: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:44 pm So perhaps you just haven't been around long enough. :smile:

/magnus
I haven't been!
by Rinchen Samphel
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Topic
Replies: 96
Views: 6502

Re: New Topic

I am going to try my hardest to respond accordingly. I feel like there is quite a bit to unwrap here. I have really enjoyed reading what everyone has said so far, too. On the other hand, everyone has to start somewhere. Indeed. And, this brings me to another perspective. Should the best place to sta...
by Rinchen Samphel
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Topic
Replies: 96
Views: 6502

New Topic

I am second guessing posting this, but I guess here it is, LONG POST: Through the years of studying, I have come across an amount of online forums, other Buddhists online and in person, and watched a couple of movies about Tibetan Buddhism and general Buddhist ideas. Buddhism itself is something I h...
by Rinchen Samphel
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dharmakaya aspect?
Replies: 20
Views: 2178

Re: Dharmakaya aspect?

AmidaB wrote: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:52 am So, who is the Dharmakaya aspect?
Whoever Mahamudra is.
by Rinchen Samphel
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 66
Views: 4416

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

The Dharma isn't in-built with all this baggage. Just find a Guru who is connected to a lineage and practice until you receive results, and then practice more. All sentient beings, in the hell realms, the animal realms, etc. are eagerly awaiting your Buddhahood. Imagine for a second, all of the bein...
by Rinchen Samphel
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question on Vajrasattva
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Question on Vajrasattva

In regards to Vajrapani, yes. With Samantabhadra, i dont know.
by Rinchen Samphel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is it bad if I, as a youngster Buddhist, go to parties and drink alcool or smoke weed?
Replies: 13
Views: 1369

Re: Is it bad if I, as a youngster Buddhist, go to parties and drink alcool or smoke weed?

I'm not an extreme guy. I just like to enjoy some drinks and some a bit of ganja and I just want to know your opinion. Despite my party life I love to follow the Dharma the best I can Regards :) If by "follow" you mean actively practice, im sure you will find that both can become obstacles. Not bec...
by Rinchen Samphel
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 66
Views: 4416

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

I am fairly certain there are passages in the Dharma that suggest or even state that at the highest level, the three jewels are one anyway. Whether you accept this or not will probably depend on your views regarding the Dharmakaya, Buddha-nature, the identity of oneself (and other aspects of illuso...
by Rinchen Samphel
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drikung Kagyu Ngondro
Replies: 18
Views: 2089

Re: Drikung Kagyu Ngondro

Depends which text you have on your mind? The new Garchen Rinpoche's ngondro, or the blazing splendor (old one)? Where can I get a Drikung Kagyu Ngondro text, as well as lectures on the text? Thanks I would say try either of these. I am currently doing Ngondro using Garchen's Ngondro and i can easi...
by Rinchen Samphel
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 6470

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

<insert prapanca>
:guns:
by Rinchen Samphel
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sponsoring Puja/Prayers for a Friend
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Sponsoring Puja/Prayers for a Friend

I like the little booklet called "Seven Verses of Supplication to Tara", page 15 specifically. You can find it here (to download) if you dont already have it. http://garchen.tw/English/Designed_by_Rinpoche/Booklets Both Tara and Padmasambhava are great for protection. I dont have advice about sponso...
by Rinchen Samphel
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 266
Views: 26125

Re: Existence

Gnomic inscrutability is always a safe bet. People can imply realisation without stating anything overt. Simply habitually adopting the tone of teacher will often be sufficient in a public forum. I love Sherlock Holmes! :smile: Erm...Good for you? :shrug: tend to tremble a little whenever i see Sim...
by Rinchen Samphel
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mantra siddhi
Replies: 25
Views: 2122

Re: Mantra siddhi

Pretty much every single text will extol the magical power of the mantra or dharani it describes (the seeing/touching/copying ones are usually dharanis, not mantras) and how it is supreme over all other practices etc etc. That's what the texts say, so lamas repeat it when they give transmission, bu...
by Rinchen Samphel
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mantra siddhi
Replies: 25
Views: 2122

Re: Mantra siddhi

One just needs to recite Vajrayogini mantra to gain all siddhi, this is in the Chakrasamvara root tantra. This seems like a misrepresentation of Vajrayoginis mantra in relation to siddhis. See chapter 48 of the root tantra. To recite the mantra, you need empowerment (which can be a lot of detail, i...
by Rinchen Samphel
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mantra siddhi
Replies: 25
Views: 2122

Re: Mantra siddhi

One just needs to recite Vajrayogini mantra to gain all siddhi, this is in the Chakrasamvara root tantra. This seems like a misrepresentation of Vajrayoginis mantra in relation to siddhis. To recite the mantra, you need empowerment (which can be a lot of detail, in and of itself), you need lung, an...
by Rinchen Samphel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Non-Zen Koan For Vajrayana Students
Replies: 35
Views: 3274

Re: A Non-Zen Koan For Vajrayana Students

I was reading the aspiration of Samantabhadra yesterday. In it it says that limitless emanations are sent out to tame whomever by whatever means. That really stuck out to me. Take from it what you will. That whole prayer becomes something new everytime its read. Whats really the difference between h...
by Rinchen Samphel
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: One truth?
Replies: 126
Views: 7527

Re: One truth?

I am afraid this thread is leading to more misconceptions about emptiness than an actual understanding of what Madhyamaka is and what it is for. Emptiness is not a view, it is not an object, nor is it a philosophy on some highest truth. Madhyamaka is an upaya, a method, for eliminating mental elabor...

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