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by WeiHan
Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Depended arising
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

Re: Depended arising

Dependent arising means that everything arises out of causes and conditions. It is affirming the law of karma. A genuine understanding of dependent arising will refine our appreciation of the truth of law of karma and not the other way round.
by WeiHan
Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karma Sonam Rinpoche Manifested Rainbow Body
Replies: 0
Views: 693

Karma Sonam Rinpoche Manifested Rainbow Body

In 2014 31st October, Karma Sonam Rinpoche, aged 106, of Tibet ,Sichuan, Nathang , Yu Tuo Monastery manifested rainbow body which witnessed his body shrinking to a small size of a arm length (see photos). During the process, HH Karmapa and HE Tai Situ Rinpoche have both phoned back to recite prayers...
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: garuda as a yidam?
Replies: 14
Views: 2509

Re: garuda as a yidam?

yes. I just made a quick check.

Shabala Garuda originates from Kalachakra Tantra. I don't know about Garuda of other lineages.

http://www.himalayanart.org/search/set.cfm?setID=925
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: garuda as a yidam?
Replies: 14
Views: 2509

Re: garuda as a yidam?

Garuda is one of the 13 Golden Dharmas in Sakya. Do all garuda practices originate from the Sakya school? Or have garuda practices originated from some of the other 4 schools of Tibetan Buddhism, as well? It is a wisdom Yidam, not a worldly protector. Does this mean that the garuda yidam should be ...
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: garuda as a yidam?
Replies: 14
Views: 2509

Re: garuda as a yidam?

Garuda is one of the 13 Golden Dharmas in Sakya. It has the benefits of subduing Nagas induced diseases and obstacles. It is a wisdom Yidam, not a worldly protector. There are no teachings or sadhana on Yeti to date so no lama can give such an empowerment and teaching and therefore nobody will pract...
by WeiHan
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kalachakra War Prophecy
Replies: 64
Views: 1665

Kalacakra war prophecy

I have read that there has never been real religious wars. When people are willing to do a deeper analysis, it will unavoidably lead to fighting of limited resources as the main cause of war. Someone has did an analysis and it turns out that the land ISIS has controlled and sought to control is neve...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: How can Karmapa OTD help Tibet in the future?
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

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 s...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Four Mandala Offerings to Tara
Replies: 31
Views: 6256

Re: Four Mandala Offerings to Tara

Yesterday, I attended an empowerment and someone I knew told me that there is a rediscovered Green Tara terma by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo which is in the category of Mahayoga. It is something new to me. can someone be kind enough to share more info about this Green Tara?
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 40854

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

All this talk about Madhyamikas having no position is nonsense. If I had a proposition, I would be at fault; as I alone have no proposition, I alone am without fault. — I guess Nāgārjuna was just talking a load of nonsense then. No, his meaning is - if I had an actual findable position, I would be ...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 40854

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

His presentation has the benefits for those who cannot grasp the idea that phenomena can be both existent and non-existent at the same time. Honestly, it is damn mind twisting and I doubt many people really understand it and if there isn't reasonable way to resolve that, the person is forever stuck...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China's super-rich communist Buddhists
Replies: 38
Views: 5791

Re: China's super-rich communist Buddhists

Doesn't a bodhisattva have this relationship with all beings? Which relationship? There is definitely a difference if sustenance has been offered or not. The dependent origination law cannot be violated. If, through the eons of our rebirth, all beings have been our benefactor at some time in the pa...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 40854

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

It may be what you're saying, but it is not exactly what Tsong Khapa is saying. He takes great pains to qualify "existence" on the conventional level. Although you can say conventionally-true phenomena are "mere appearances," which is what the rest of us actually say is the intent of Nagarjuna, Can...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China's super-rich communist Buddhists
Replies: 38
Views: 5791

Re: China's super-rich communist Buddhists

The meditator in retreat on the mountain And the benefactor who provides his or her sustenance Share the mutual karma to reach buddhahood at the same time Due to the blessing of the heart of dependent-arising. Doesn't a bodhisattva have this relationship with all beings? Which relationship? There i...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China's super-rich communist Buddhists
Replies: 38
Views: 5791

Re: China's super-rich communist Buddhists

I don't understand why the link I provided is not wowrking anymore... Anyway, the exact words from Milarepa was The meditator in retreat on the mountain And the benefactor who provides his or her sustenance Share the mutual karma to reach buddhahood at the same time Due to the blessing of the heart ...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China's super-rich communist Buddhists
Replies: 38
Views: 5791

Re: China's super-rich communist Buddhists

I am not so sure if this article was written by a western christian reporter but misrepresenting Buddhism, setting up strawman to make buddhism looks bad is indeed one of the tactics deployed by christian to win Buddhist converts. In China, they like to spam endless pamplets and emails to Buddhist m...
by WeiHan
Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China's super-rich communist Buddhists
Replies: 38
Views: 5791

Re: China's super-rich communist Buddhists

Indrajala wrote:
WeiHan wrote: Milerapa has said that the sponsor who support a retreatant meditating in the mountain cave will attain enlightenment at the same time.
Is there a source for this?
Not the exact words but something of that same meaning...

http://gebchakgonpa.org/donate/prayer-dedications/
by WeiHan
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Four Mandala Offerings to Tara
Replies: 31
Views: 6256

Re: Four Mandala Offerings to Tara

I also want a copy of Lama Drimed translation. Thanks!
by WeiHan
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 40854

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

"Appearances are infallible dependent arisings; emptiness is free of assertions. As long as these two understandings are seen as separate, one has not yet realized the intent of the Buddha. " Tsongkhapa /magnus From my effort trying to understand the differences so far, both presentations appear to...
by WeiHan
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 99
Views: 18400

Re: Bodhi seed malas

Since bodhi seed mala is no longer a choice because of the high price, what other type of mala do you guys prefer?
by WeiHan
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist
Replies: 181
Views: 18787

Re: How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist

I have a small little point. Since he associated these goodness in practices with Buddha's teaching, then I suppose he has a good feeling about the Buddha and that is a good start. Arguably, anybody who has the greatest respect for Buddha than any other religion has the greatest potential to become ...

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