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by Blue Garuda
Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Re: Hello

catmoon wrote:Hi guys I finally got past the registering guards. How's everyone?
is there no escape from the feline loon? LOL :)

Welcome! :)
by Blue Garuda
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Stop 500000 animal sacrifice in Nepal, 24 Nov 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: Stop 500000 animal sacrifice in Nepal, 24 Nov 2009

“The government must take immediate action to address the grave health risks of the mass sacrifice including bird and swine flu, TB and food poisoning,” Shah said. “If such mass sacrifices are still allowed in Nepal in the 21st century, it will send out the message to the world that we are still a ...
by Blue Garuda
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Yeshe says 'hi'........again ;)
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Yeshe says 'hi'........again ;)

A quick note to avoid confusion: Formerly posting as 'Upasaka', I had a Dharma name and have now decided to use part of it on Buddhist forums as it makes sense to do so. The name is 'Yeshe' which means 'wisdom'. It is obviously aspirational, not descriptive. The Geshe who gave it me had a wicked sen...
by Blue Garuda
Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Getting to Lotus Pose
Replies: 45
Views: 8680

Re: Getting to Lotus Pose

We must remember that westerners are not used to these positions. These postures were comfortable for those used to the seating customs of their own culture from childhood. I read somewhere that a westerner's inability to use a Lotus posture has something to do with the kind of shoes we wear. Our s...
by Blue Garuda
Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Getting to Lotus Pose
Replies: 45
Views: 8680

Re: Getting to Lotus Pose

We must remember that westerners are not used to these positions. These postures were comfortable for those used to the seating customs of their own culture from childhood. I spent years practising Japanese martial arts and we had to sit for long periods in seiza, then jump up and launch into vigoro...
by Blue Garuda
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Simplicity.
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Simplicity.

Thanks - cured!
Just self-generated as a delusion-free deity, so I can't be deluded into thinking I have delusions! LOL :)
by Blue Garuda
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Simplicity.
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Simplicity.

Hi! How are you? Ordinary, we do not see other than through the filter of emotional and cognetive obscurations. To recognize thoughts' emptiness, to see from where they arise and where they go we see they arise or go not. When subtle ones subside in the non created nature of mind is there no any fa...
by Blue Garuda
Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Simplicity.
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Simplicity.

If you recognize the empty nature of thoughts, instead of solidifying them, the arising and subsiding of each thought will clarify and strengthen your realization of emptiness. When mind remains in pure awareness; no thoughts of past or future, without being attracted by external objects or occupie...
by Blue Garuda
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: What is proper motivation?
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

Re: What is proper motivation?

If we truly cherish others then anger and attachment in relation to them cannot arise. Which means when we think we cherish others, we've probably got a long way to go! :) For the time being, I try to check my motivation/intention and often find that self-cherishing mind is still lurking in there. ;)
by Blue Garuda
Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: From Theravada to Tibetan
Replies: 40
Views: 7969

Re: From Theravada to Tibetan

Lama Jampa Thaye is a respected Sakyapa Lama, as far as I know: http://www.dechen.org/teachers/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; His book: 'Rain of Clarity' may be a better read. I found that something about the Dechen orgainisation did not appeal to me when I looked into th...
by Blue Garuda
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: From Theravada to Tibetan
Replies: 40
Views: 7969

Re: From Theravada to Tibetan

Lama Jampa Thaye is a respected Sakyapa Lama, as far as I know: http://www.dechen.org/teachers/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; His book: 'Rain of Clarity' may be a better read. I found that something about the Dechen orgainisation did not appeal to me when I looked into thi...

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