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by kausalya
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Prayers, to who?
Replies: 11
Views: 1173

Re: Prayers, to who?

A teaching to be considered here: "Householder, there are these five things that are wished for, desired, agreeable, and rarely gained in the world. What five? Long life, householder, is wished for, desired, agreeable, and rarely gained in the world. Beauty … Happiness … Fame … The heavens are wish...
by kausalya
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A question on raising reptiles and the first precept of no killing.
Replies: 31
Views: 1297

Re: A question on raising reptiles and the first precept of no killing.

So recently I have been thinking of starting to raise reptiles such as snakes and lizards. Most of these types of animals require either rodents (frozen or live) and others can eat crickets and other insects. I am concerned about the feeding aspect of having such animals as pets. The first Precept ...
by kausalya
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Ganges Mahamudra live stream
Replies: 17
Views: 1337

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Ganges Mahamudra live stream

weitsicht wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:29 pm
does anyone please have information about whether live stream is envisaged? any details? thanks.
I'll be looking for it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm_XG1 ... 8ruERVlG2Q
by kausalya
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Greetings from Canada

Welcome! I live in Oakville and also have a strong connection to Kalu Rinpoche through my late teacher. What part of the GWN are you from, eh? Geoff I split my time between Ottawa and Kingston :) Kalu Rinpoche spent a little time with my lama during a Mahamudra retreat, and I'm led to believe it ha...
by kausalya
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: Books on Tibetan Buddhism

Agreed, and fair point. I'm pretty dumb, and I need my hand held. That's how I've made most of my progress, such as it is. The dumbest amongst us are those that think they are the smartest! I'm getting better at maintaining my attention in order to read long texts without getting discouraged or dul...
by kausalya
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: Books on Tibetan Buddhism

The Pali Canon, because they don't mention it enough in Tibetan Buddhism and thus people not culturally Buddhist, jump to all sorts of weird conclusions. True, but it's very dry. I believe there must be collections of "essential suttas" with commentary, somewhere. Thich Nhat Hanh wrote a book on th...
by kausalya
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Prayers, to who?
Replies: 11
Views: 1173

Re: Prayers, to who?

As someone new to Buddhism I often wonder, Sometimes I hear people ask for prayers for example on this site. Who do the prayers go to if most Buddhists do not believe in God or believe Gods are from within our own mind? Is it to the Buddha's or something else. :shrug: One way to look at prayers is ...
by kausalya
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: Books on Tibetan Buddhism

The Pali Canon, because they don't mention it enough in Tibetan Buddhism and thus people not culturally Buddhist, jump to all sorts of weird conclusions. True, but it's very dry. I believe there must be collections of "essential suttas" with commentary, somewhere. Thich Nhat Hanh wrote a book on th...
by kausalya
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 4008

Re: all or nothing? what will it be....

i see what you are saying. but perhaps they are so different as to be mirror image opposites of each other, if you follow me. emptiness cannot be divided; entities cannot be distinguished from each other. therefore, in a sense, they are uniform, unified, i.e. one. If we were all one, then if I piss...
by kausalya
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: Books on Tibetan Buddhism

Luminous Mind: The Way of The Buddha by Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche
by kausalya
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: An Unusual Prayer...
Replies: 25
Views: 1422

Re: An Unusual Prayer...

In order to teach Hariti, the Buddha hid away her youngest child from her which causes her to give up her ways. The Buddha was able to do this because Hariti was intelligent enough to grasp his reasoning and convert her view, thus ending the possibility of further harm. The teaching given to Hariti...
by kausalya
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings all
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Greetings all

Best of luck in finding what you seek!
by kausalya
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 11710

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

However, it's likely that CTR and so on were not aware that the power differential made consent impossible either. What is the basis for this belief, and how does it have a bearing on your own admission that consent was impossible? Perhaps it explains why it occurred, but it would not necessarily d...
by kausalya
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The merit of supporting Christian monastics?
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: The merit of supporting Christian monastics?

This is my best offering to you; if it's unhelpful or insufficient, I'm sorry. Please forgive me. I can only guess at what actually reduced my aversion, and I didn't notice it subside until I engaged with it directly. My parents are very Christian, and I had to give many offerings of body/speech/min...
by kausalya
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 4008

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

Both and neither... it depends on what is conducive to your mind and helps you achieve the view. I can't read your mind, so I can't say which, but any number of similes could be useful. In any case, now is the union of the three times, and we are all reflections of one another's mind and collected b...
by kausalya
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The merit of supporting Christian monastics?
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: The merit of supporting Christian monastics?

We only have so much time and energy. Dharma practitioners need to focus their generosity on Dharma practitioners when they have the choice. Do they, or can they make up their own minds based on what is causing them problems? As much as we have to support one another, one's personal practice is par...
by kausalya
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Adultery and Being a Buddhist
Replies: 134
Views: 21757

Re: Adultery and Being a Buddhist

Another update for anyone who is interested. I have since my last post been with the "other woman". I know its wrong and weak I'm sure but I cannot stay away. Our relationship is too deep and [enjoyable]. Please continue to give updates as your situation develops. If my intuition is correct (based ...
by kausalya
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: wrathful visualization
Replies: 11
Views: 1679

Re: wrathful visualization

Hi All I've been searching for meditation techniques to transform strong emotions .From what i can gather Buddhist tantra have such techniques, though i have not found a good source from which to learn them.This is the only practice i have found so far https://www.bring4th.org/forums/showthread.php...
by kausalya
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The merit of supporting Christian monastics?
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: The merit of supporting Christian monastics?

If it hurts or worries you to give to Christians, then you need to give to Christians. :roll: Why? Giving doesn't mean money, mind you. Assess what is needed and give that, but still give. There should be no separation between you and the needs of sentient beings, ideologically-based or otherwise. ...
by kausalya
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 96
Views: 5130

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

Sorry for the double-post, but I may have something else to add... Others have raised excellent questions about the role of monastics in relation to society as a whole, etc. I won't rehash that. In the context of the Dharma per se, and communicating the path to westerners, I believe a new outward ma...

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