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by WeiHan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42814

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Sorry for disturbing the quiet. Just another point which cannot be ignored. If a glass of water really has the characteristics of water, then why do different beings see it differently? (a human see as water, a preta see as pus etc...) No one is saying that water has inherent characteristics, quite...
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 99
Views: 19909

Re: Bodhi seed malas

I have no idea where they come from, but this is how they look: http://bodhimala.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=64 The little sharp point on each bead is clearly visible. /magnus I can't imagine that the price has gone so high...US$800++!!!!! I thought I just saw it sold at less tha...
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Anti-Tibetan Buddhism Signs
Replies: 242
Views: 35816

Re: Anti-Tibetan Buddhism Signs

In Taiwan there are some people quite opposed to Tibetan Buddhism. On one of the main train lines they have these announcements plastered on the side of a building (I took these today): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/anaxilas/DSC08064.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/anaxilas/DSC080...
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: How can Karmapa OTD help Tibet in the future?
Replies: 7
Views: 1694

Re: How can Karmapa OTD help Tibet in the future?

From what I read on Chinese websites, many monasteries in Tibet are allowed to rebuilt and recover their curriculum. These days, many chinese have turned tibetan Buddhism and some of them seem to have links and connection to help secure some resources for the rebuilt. There already seem to have a st...
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Landscaping: Right Livelihood?
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: Landscaping: Right Livelihood?

It is a good opportunity to say many mantras to any animals or insects you will come across. Otherwise, they have no chance to have contact with any Dharma. Take this good opportunity.
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42814

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Question: does there exist an appearance of a table or does there exist a table which appears? To please Michael (and advance the discussion), there exists a mere appearance of table, but table is not empty of table because conventionally it has the characteristics of table. It is empty of inherent...
by WeiHan
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42814

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Ucchedavāda, strictly speaking, means asserting that something once existent is destroyed. Since we never once asserted the existence of something, we cannot be accused of asserting that something becomes nonexistent, and therefore, we are free from the charge of being a "chad pa smra ba ", aka an ...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42814

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

His mistake is the same as TKfan's assuming that tables are designated on tables, rather than tables being designated on parts. That's a strawman. I never said that tables are designated on tables, you assumed this. Table is imputed on basis of imputation for table and the basis of imputation and t...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42814

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

His mistake is the same as TKfan's assuming that tables are designated on tables, rather than tables being designated on parts. Malcolm, Is dependent origination the right explanation? Table is empty of car doesn't mean that the table will appear as a car and exhibits the dependently originated app...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42814

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

His mistake is the same as TKfan's assuming that tables are designated on tables, rather than tables being designated on parts. Malcolm, Is dependent origination the right explanation? Table is empty of car doesn't mean that the table will appear as a car and exhibits the dependently originated app...
by WeiHan
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42814

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

And from there emerge another question. If table is not empty of table, then a glass of water is not empty of a glass of water. Then, why do the pretas see the glass of water as some blood and pus, hell beings see it as molten hot copper, human beings see it as a glass of water, heavenly beings see ...
by WeiHan
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42814

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Do not destroy conventionalities known to the world by saying that table is empty of table! A mental understanding, a conceptual understanding of "emptiness of table" by no means "destroys" the appearance of table. Table still appears for the worldly, and for those on the path as well. After the ta...
by WeiHan
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42814

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

I say although a table is empty of inherent existence, or is empty of being an inherently existent table, it is not empty of being a table. A table is empty of being a horse, a car, a cup, but is not empty of being a table because a table is found by conventional valid cognition. But it is empty of...
by WeiHan
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Removing negative karma in Vajrayana
Replies: 5
Views: 2113

Re: Removing negative karma in Vajrayana

It can be purified or even removed. This is justified by many quotes in the Mahayana Sutras. Even within the Theravada tradition, there are suttas which say that Karma cannot be purified and there are sutta suggesting that karma can somewhat be purified (i.e. reduced).
by WeiHan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition Of Mahamudra
Replies: 13
Views: 4565

Re: The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition Of Mahamudra

I have got reasonable experience in dzogchen meditation, following the books of Alan Wallace and Namkhai Norbu. Recently I was reading The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition Of Mahamudra by The Dalai Lama. My question is basically about the book, from the perceptive of my experience in meditation. Again and aga...
by WeiHan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini
Replies: 25
Views: 8999

Re: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini

There are a couple of minor deities included in the Yogini cycle for common siddhis. You mean like for example those in the 13 Golden Dharmas, like Kurukulle from Hevajra etc...? Similar. Do you know if one has to be vegetarian if one practices Tara-Kurukulle (one of the 13 Golden Dharmas) since it...
by WeiHan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini
Replies: 25
Views: 8999

Re: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini

There are a couple of minor deities included in the Yogini cycle for common siddhis. You mean like for example those in the 13 Golden Dharmas, like Kurukulle from Hevajra etc...? Do you know if one has to be vegetarian if one practices Tara-Kurukulle (one of the 13 Golden Dharmas) since it is not a...
by WeiHan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini
Replies: 25
Views: 8999

Re: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini

However, my doubt is that if even mundane siddhis can be easily attained thru this practice, then why does the Sakya need the other Golden Dharmas which bundled together with this practice in the well known "13 Golden Dharmas"? For example, since VY is effective gaining wealth, then do you still ne...
by WeiHan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42814

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

I'm not sure - if I was, I must have experienced the Buddha's perception at least once - but: how should a Buddha not perceive anything? My teacher told, a buddha perceives differently than we ordinary people do. He said, a buddha perceives it all at once. So I suppose, if we agree that we don't kn...
by WeiHan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini
Replies: 25
Views: 8999

Re: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini

I have the blessings and teachings of VY from both lineages and I must say they are almost identical except that the Gelug sadhana is more elaborated in certain section such as the inner offering etc... The teaching in the Gelug tradition is also more elaborated and seems to be more inspiring becaus...

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