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by PadmaVonSamba
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does anger comes from self-centered attitude?
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: Does anger comes from self-centered attitude?

Yes, I agree with you regarding the raisin of children. But for a lot of people there is this idea of, "you know what you did was something you should not do, so you have to face some kind of consequence" ...which is perhaps why so many people have a misunderstanding of karma. Anyway... 1. Okay, pro...
by PadmaVonSamba
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mongolian Chenrezig Song: Source?
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Mongolian Chenrezig Song: Source?

A Mandarin Chinese version is available on a phone app, with the Chinese lyrics included, which I am sharing here. Alas, my ability to translate is lacking. 六字真言 Liu Zi zhen yan Six word mantra Six word genuine speech 六字真言颂 曲:巴岱喇嘛 歌词整理:水中星月_ 六字真言颂 怙主三宝 Hu zhu san bao 虔心皈依怙主三宝 Qiánxīn guīyī hù zhǔ sā...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does anger comes from self-centered attitude?
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: Does anger comes from self-centered attitude?

Everything we do in samsara comes from a self-centered attitude. What we think of as anger isn't always what is meant by anger in the Buddhist context. This is because, if you look at the deepest motivation for why you feel like screaming and your face is red and you are expressing a lot of negativi...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mongolian Chenrezig Song: Source?
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Mongolian Chenrezig Song: Source?

Does anyone know the source of this music, Mongolian Chenrezig Mantra Song... who produced it, who is singing it, and what the words translate as? The language is Mongolian (the scrolling message is Vietnamese). There is also a Mandarin Chinese version of this. I'm really curious! https://www.youtub...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: student-master relationship in Vajrayana
Replies: 34
Views: 1239

Re: student-master relationship in Vajrayana

I would like to suggest something to consider... There may be some question about how a teacher seems to magically know what is right for one student and right for another student, even sometimes having only recently having met and spoken with the student, listening to the student's questions and so...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amida-Ji: Stop using Zen Masters explanations when referring to Amida Buddha - an example
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Amida-Ji: Stop using Zen Masters explanations when referring to Amida Buddha - an example

If relying on Amida rather than on self-power is what matters, then what difference does it make whether one uses a zen interpretation? Asserting that one's own understanding is the only true one is not only an expression of self-power, but, by limiting Amida Buddha merely to conform to one's own un...
by PadmaVonSamba
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: student-master relationship in Vajrayana
Replies: 34
Views: 1239

Re: student-master relationship in Vajrayana

It has been only my personal observation, and my own personal experience (so I cannot say this is something absolute) It is different for each student and teacher situation, and that sometimes there is a very strong connection, some very deep energy, if you want to call it that, maybe a lot of time ...
by PadmaVonSamba
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: ‘Dharmas do not arise’
Replies: 49
Views: 1771

Re: ‘Dharmas do not arise’

To exist in the buddhist sense means to exist intrinsically. It refers to an essential component or quality or characteristic in something which can be said to be that thing's identity . That essential component cannot be deconstructed or divided into different component parts. For example, the expa...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind-streams: Separate?
Replies: 114
Views: 2136

Re: Mind-streams: Separate?

So for example is Tara a specific being with a separate mindstream than Shakyamuni, or Chenrezig/Avalokiteshvara, etc. Or are they all the same buddha nature that just projects through a different lens of manifestation? I ask because we are instructed to use specific practices to help us for specif...
by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind-streams: Separate?
Replies: 114
Views: 2136

Re: Mind-streams: Separate?

I think this is one of those traps that people often get caught in; trying to deconstruct something that was never, or should never have been constructed to begin with. So, it's kind of like saying, "this table is not a table" because, as soon as you identify it as "this table" you are asserting tha...
by PadmaVonSamba
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: ‘Dharmas do not arise’
Replies: 49
Views: 1771

Re: ‘Dharmas do not arise’

Events occur, as objects of awareness even though they don't truly exist.
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by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there a karmic problem between me and the teacher ?
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Is there a karmic problem between me and the teacher ?

Sometimes people are just busy. Sometimes the teacher knows that you need to think about your questions more. I'll tell you, I'm in a line of work where clients come in with all sorts of vague ideas about what they need, and after a while, you can tell which ones really have something specific and w...
by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Tree roots of endless complexity
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Tree roots of endless complexity

I "write it off" as the distinction between duality and non-duality as being just another duality!

One of the best readings on this, in my opinion, is the poem, "On Believing In Mind"...
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by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Karma and killing sentient beings
Replies: 29
Views: 690

Re: Karma and killing sentient beings

Whatever being "lived" in that sausage at the butcher shop moved out a long time ago, way before you got there. Taking it to the next level... There is no "being" that can be said to exist either inside or outside a body. No "self" of a human, or a cow, or a chicken actually even lives in a body. T...
by PadmaVonSamba
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra: "Until we come to..."
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra: "Until we come to..."

Some translations of the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra include the phrase, "...until we come to..."
what does that mean?

"NO EYE, EAR, NOSE, TONGUE, BODY OR MIND; NO FORM,
SOUND, SMELL, TASTE, TOUCH OR MIND OBJECT; NO REALM OF THE EYE, UNTIL WE COME TO NO REALM OF CONSCIOUSNESS."
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by PadmaVonSamba
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Karma and killing sentient beings
Replies: 29
Views: 690

Re: Karma and killing sentient beings

Whatever being "lived" in that sausage at the butcher shop moved out a long time ago, way before you got there. Is there a difference between setting fire to me now, while I am alive, and cremating my body after I die? That is precisely the difference between the act of killing and the act of doing ...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa OTR is not happy, speaks out
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: Karmapa OTR is not happy, speaks out

My take on this speech is that (we) Kagyu dharma people need to get our own shit together and come together,
and quit waiting around for HH17K to wave some kind of magic wand and do everything himself.
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by PadmaVonSamba
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Should I change my mind?
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Should I change my mind?

Washing your bowl after a meal transforms it from a dirty bowl to a clean bowl. Nothing about the original nature of the bowl has changed. The general meaning of your analogy is clear, back to the mind, we need to clean the mind of the three poisons, conflicted mental states, undisciplined conceptu...
by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Should I change my mind?
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Should I change my mind?

Washing your bowl after a meal transforms it from a dirty bowl to a clean bowl.
Nothing about the original nature of the bowl has changed.
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by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why samsara exists
Replies: 76
Views: 3527

Re: Why samsara exists

Hello, can anyone explain me, why samsara exists? Why we are unperfect and imprisoned in samsara? Is it some kind of punishment? I know that we are in samsara because of our karma, but why samsaric system generally exists? ...what happened, that we appeared in samsara? There are some misunderstandi...