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by Varis
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 37
Views: 945

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

I think it's more about the assumption: are we assuming that the connections will result in our regression or their awakening? I favor the latter view, but it's not like I go looking for the more malevolent ones. Wouldn't this really depend on who you are, the nature of your relationship, and who t...
by Varis
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 37
Views: 945

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

So if we make Sang offering to satisfy all the four guests...do the local spirits in our own area have a samaya? What possible connection could they have with dharma? Would you not agree that contact between sentient beings results in karma? Of course we hope that our actions result in positive con...
by Varis
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Spirit attack
Replies: 21
Views: 548

Re: Spirit attack

Gyalpos often manifest as monks. If it's a gyalpo, that might be a tough nut to crack. But I remember that years ago, ChNN told those who were previously involved in a certain gyalpo practice that they can e-mail him and he would send them something for protection. If you could give me his email I ...
by Varis
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Spirit attack
Replies: 21
Views: 548

Re: Spirit attack

Do you have a history with any hindu groups, have you left a spiritual group because of negative energy etc? You haven't given many details. There are things that help. Rose water, spray on your bed and around the room. Leaving a night light on in the bedroom. Holy Water from a Catholic church. Ban...
by Varis
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Spirit attack
Replies: 21
Views: 548

Re: Spirit attack

Again, thank you all for your kind responses. I used to have many dreams similar to this. Typically it's called sleep paralysis. Although I think there's a bit more to it than that. Typically the figure will make its presence known through a feeling of dread/fear, and it can be very intense. Persona...
by Varis
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Spirit attack
Replies: 21
Views: 548

Re: Spirit attack

Varis wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:06 am
In the Northeast, I live approximately from Orgyen Cho Dzong according to my gps. Any idea who I might contact there to explain my situation? Thank you.
I live two hours away*, woops.
by Varis
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Spirit attack
Replies: 21
Views: 548

Re: Spirit attack

Thank you all for your kind responses. http://www.kopanmonastery.com/prayers-pujas/request-an-observation http://ahmc.ngalso.net/2014/01/28/tibetan-astrology-table-of-year-animal-element-2/?lang=en I will contact them if I have trouble finding help in person, thank you. It is said that Simhamukha pr...
by Varis
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Spirit attack
Replies: 21
Views: 548

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 guises...
by Varis
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Divination services
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Divination services

Does anyone know any reputable teachers who offer divination services online?

Thank you.
by Varis
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: What is Shamanism
Replies: 30
Views: 1138

Re: What is Shamanism

So a Shaman can meet demons and more during his drum journey and the Shaman needs protectors and helpers on his journey. Subjugating demons is in the lower vehicles / ways of Bön, therefore a well known aspect, including the rituals how to catch them with traps. Nyingma knows it also very well. If ...
by Varis
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bön equivalent to Chinnamunda?
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Bön equivalent to Chinnamunda?

We have explained already this topic somewhere here aboard: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=23713 Long time ago, Bön used only the 5 colors of the elements and the 4 animals / the dgra lha, on their prayer flags. - In the east is a lion / white / having locks of turquoise - In the south a t...
by Varis
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The siddhi of winning wars
Replies: 76
Views: 2297

Re: The siddhi of winning wars

Furthermore, the percentage of Vajrayana practitioners among Buddhists in general is estimated to be only 6% (see here ). In other words: A relatively small minority in terms of pure numbers. Then again, perhaps the cultural significance is far higher than the relatively low numbers imply - or perh...
by Varis
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The siddhi of winning wars
Replies: 76
Views: 2297

Re: The siddhi of winning wars

Also the Mongolians used Mahakala as their army's protector deity during some of their wars with China. I just found reference of Vajrayogini being called upon to help in war. In 1739 Chimaji Appa called upon Vajreshwari (Vajrayogini) to help him conquer a fort from the Portuguese, and she instruct...
by Varis
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The siddhi of winning wars
Replies: 76
Views: 2297

Re: The siddhi of winning wars

Nevertheless, Tibetans threw a lot of zors at the Chinese, but bullets apparently are more effective than zors at killing enemies. Considering you said in a previous post on the forum that all Tibetans in the past were initiated into Vajrayana in some way or another, it is safe to assume that Tibet...
by Varis
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The siddhi of winning wars
Replies: 76
Views: 2297

Re: The siddhi of winning wars

Yes, well... One of the epithets of the Buddha is Conqueror, so I believe that the siddhi is in regard to the taming of sentient beings in terms of their afflictions and not necessarily in terms of physical conquest. Though I don't deny that physical conquest may be included. There is not really en...
by Varis
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The siddhi of winning wars
Replies: 76
Views: 2297

Re: The siddhi of winning wars

Grigoris wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:42 am
Source please. Which deities? Were they yidam or worldly deities?
Read: Vajrayogini: Her Visualizations, Rituals, and Form
Trikaya-vajrayogini, a yidam, confers the siddhi of conquering cities.
by Varis
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The siddhi of winning wars
Replies: 76
Views: 2297

The siddhi of winning wars

Something that always struck me as odd when I was reading about Buddhist Tantra in the past was that some deity practices claim to confer the ability to conquer everyone in battle, invincibility, etc. Are/were warriors allowed to practice Vajrayana despite the fact that their purpose is kill people ...
by Varis
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bön equivalent to Chinnamunda?
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Bön equivalent to Chinnamunda?

- But by the way why is this so important for you to know ? I am just interested in Chinnamunda, and deities like her. She's very special and beautiful to me, hence the interest. While I still have you here, if you don't mind me asking, what's the relation between lungta in it's presentation in Bön...
by Varis
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prayers and mantras
Replies: 51
Views: 1162

Re: Prayers and mantras

Amitabha? :shrug:

I remember reading the story of a Tibetan man who achieved entry into Zangdok Palri, maybe even Bodhisattvahood, by just chanting the vajra guru mantra, don't think he had initiation either.
by Varis
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bön equivalent to Chinnamunda?
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Bön equivalent to Chinnamunda?

Does anyone know if the Bön tradition has an equivalent deity to Chinnamunda?

Thanks.