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by AlexanderS
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Horrifying image of Tibetan Ani in self immolation
Replies: 94
Views: 4979

Re: Horrifying image of Tibetan Ani in self immolation

I'm sorry if I offended anyone, but dechen norbu clarified pretty much what i meant.
by AlexanderS
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Horrifying image of Tibetan Ani in self immolation
Replies: 94
Views: 4979

Re: Horrifying image of Tibetan Ani in self immolation

I must say anyone judging a nun for sacrifing herself for the tibetan cause are showing a complete lacking of understanding and a complete lack of balls. Being compassionate is not about cowardice or passivity. I hope anyone judging these desperate tibetans actions take a good look at themselves fro...
by AlexanderS
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Inspirational Westerner Practitioners
Replies: 99
Views: 22309

Re: Inspirational Westerner Practitioners

Ole Nydahl and Hannah nydahl also deserves a mention.
by AlexanderS
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?
Replies: 134
Views: 15046

Re: Buddhist ethics and BDSM?

I danish women was accidently murdered by doing this.

I don't think there is anyway to not consider it to a hinderance to the path.
by AlexanderS
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Who are your Top 5 Mahayana masters of all time?
Replies: 62
Views: 8262

Re: Who are your Top 5 Mahayana masters of all time?

1. Buddha Shakymuni

2. 16tth Karmapa Rangjung Dorje

3. Guru Rinpoche

4. Naropa

5. Nagarjuna
by AlexanderS
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mantras
Replies: 28
Views: 3555

Re: Mantras

I developed trust in the power of mantra, when reciting "Om Amidewa Hri" created a hole in my fontanel.

In the context as to why I was doing it, that was a good thing.
by AlexanderS
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: An Interview with the Karmapa in The Times of India
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: An Interview with the Karmapa in The Times of India

Very nice, thank you
by AlexanderS
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please pray for me
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: Please pray for me

Thank you very much your reply. Yes despite everything I feel very gratefull to have made a connection to the linage and received such a profound teaching.
by AlexanderS
Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Being immortal - is it faith?
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Re: Being immortal - is it faith?

This might stimulate your thoughts on rebirth and life after death http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOeLJCdHojU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; About Immortality. I'm not qualified to speak on this, but considering that mind is not born it cannot die. There are more knowledgable people ...
by AlexanderS
Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for a recently deceased old friend
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: Prayers for a recently deceased old friend

I sent in my request here http://phowa.diamondway-buddhism.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I'm quite gratefull, that this is possible. I saw Lama Ole doing this when I attented his phowa course in august. I suspect my friend's karma is quite heavy, so it would probably take a lama...
by AlexanderS
Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen and the dogma of non-duality
Replies: 141
Views: 15222

Re: Zen and the dogma of non-duality

This is one of the reasons I find it very hard to know what we working towards in buddhism and impossible to explain to anyone else. All traditions are of buddhism are working towards the same goal, freedom from afflictions that are the cause of suffering. Some buddhist traditions, from Mahayāna on...
by AlexanderS
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for a recently deceased old friend
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Prayers for a recently deceased old friend

An old but distant friend of mine died on the 25th of september 2011 by suicide, I dont know the motivation behind it, but I know that he had been diagnosed with schizoprenia. he was born on the 8th of feburary 1987. His name is Kim Risager Nielsen and was from denmark. He practiced no faith and did...
by AlexanderS
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen and the dogma of non-duality
Replies: 141
Views: 15222

Re: Zen and the dogma of non-duality

This is one of the reasons I find it very hard to know what we working towards in buddhism and impossible to explain to anyone else.
by AlexanderS
Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: I am the director of the documentary TULKU. Ask me anything.
Replies: 76
Views: 5281

Re: I am the director of the documentary TULKU. Ask me anything.

Hi Gesar it's really nice that you take the time to do this I'm actually in favour of keeping the tulku system or at least doing everything to maintain it's authenticity. Maybe that's because I don't have much experience with Tibetan politics. However I do think that in the vayjarana it's absolutely...
by AlexanderS
Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The brain and Dzogchen...
Replies: 182
Views: 14052

Re: The brain and Dzogchen...

His enlightenment was not brain-based. The Hevajra Tantra states the following: Vajragarbha asked: “This yoga of the completion stage, its bliss is called great bliss, completion is not a meditation, so why do creation?” The Bhagavan replied: “Incredible, the great bodhisattva has lost the power of...
by AlexanderS
Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The brain and Dzogchen...
Replies: 182
Views: 14052

Re: The brain and Dzogchen...

The 16th karmapa could teach meditation to birds. Apparantly Thaye Dorje has also demonstrated this.

I honestly think some birds are more advanced meditators than I am :)

Point being, a bird with it's little brain can enter a state of samadhi apparrantly.
by AlexanderS
Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The brain and Dzogchen...
Replies: 182
Views: 14052

Re: The brain and Dzogchen...

I wonder a lot about this too. I don't have the answers though.

This might shed a bit of light on the experience of consiousness when the brain and body is conventionally dead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOeLJCdHojU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by AlexanderS
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 3+ year retreats in europe
Replies: 8
Views: 1325

Re: 3+ year retreats in europe

Thank you all very much for the information so far. If you got more, please keep them coming :)

I know about Samye Ling and it looks great. But at the moment I don't have the finance to support the fee.

:namaste: Alexander
by AlexanderS
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Vajra Guru Mantra of Guru Rinpoche
Replies: 34
Views: 9555

Re: The Vajra Guru Mantra of Guru Rinpoche

Would it be pointless for me to recite the vajra guru mantra without initiation? Pointless as in little benefit.