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by WeiHan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42796

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

LTKP's proponents did ask Gorampa : "How can the Buddha be void of concepts since he is omniscient?" or something in that line...so how does the LTKP system answer that question since they also agree that Buddha is suppose to be free from all concepts? This reminds me of a question, somebody asked ...
by WeiHan
Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42796

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

In Ati yoga, one gives up conceptual meditation right from the beginning or almost. In Gorampa system, one gives up conceptual meditation after applying analysis of the tetralemma. In LTKP system, one only gives up conceptual meditation right before attaining full Buddhahood. Actually, according to...
by WeiHan
Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 120
Views: 17337

Re: Awareness of awareness

From what I've read and heard, the core activity of Dogzen is becoming directly aware of awareness. But this doesn't make sense to me. Pure awareness, as I understand it, sees (hears, observes, etc.) objects (gross and subtle) as they arise, without any interpretation. For example: Pure awareness s...
by WeiHan
Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42796

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

In Je Tsongkhapas context the "correct concept" of a Buddha is to attain "freedom of conceptualisation", since LTKP does not object or disagree to Nagarjuna. He just explaines it the other way round. This correct concept is not attained by a conceptual mind but by the means of shamata & vipassana. ...
by WeiHan
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42796

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

If you still don't get the differences, then how about this Lama Tsong Khapa position: Buddha still retains some correct concept (such as LTKP final "correct" version of Prasangika Madhyamika) Gorampa position: Buddha is free of all conceptualisation. He only appeared to have concepts and omniscient...
by WeiHan
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42796

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

To answer the original question, I think Tsongkhapa rejected the Gorampa's type of madhyamaka (freedom from four extremes) as it wasn't rational and meditation on something not rational was like Hva Shang's meditation. PS. I would like anyone well versed in Tsongkhapa's position to reject any misun...
by WeiHan
Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42796

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Base on the above, that LTKP do not believe that enlightenment is without any conceptualisation, he had retorted Gorampa that Buddha definetely appeared to have concepts so how can the experience enlightenment be beyond all concepts? For which Gorampa has answered that Buddha only appeared to have ...
by WeiHan
Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42796

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Base on the above, that LTKP do not believe that enlightenment is without any conceptualisation... Tsongkhapa never issues a retort to Gorampa since the latter was born ten years after the former passed away. In that respect, Tsongkhapa must have found this hard to understand — The Buddhāvatamska S...
by WeiHan
Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42796

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Tsongkhapa simply thought the refutation of the four extremes without qualification to be illogical.The non-conceptual mind is not the issue for Tsongkhapa here. The position Tsongkhapa is forwarding is that the conceptual mind using logical reasoning can conceptually realize emptiness and that thi...
by WeiHan
Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 42796

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Elaborate and explain the differences between their views? It seems like u are just quoting direct w/o explaining or referring to je rinpoche's works that i do not even know what are the differences between the views. I am not able to, not sure about you,swallow Lama Tsong Khapa's (from here on I'l...
by WeiHan
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kagye Text and Teaching
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Kagye Text and Teaching

Does anyone know where the English translated Sadhana of Chemchok Heruka can be contacted? There is a group of people who have already got the empowerment and will be receiving the teaching soon but there is a scarce of English translated Sadhana. I have heard that Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo has writte...
by WeiHan
Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Anybody heard of this Rinpoche before?
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

Anybody heard of this Rinpoche before?

Hi,

Just do me a favor. Has anybody heard of this Rinpoche before? Ngakpa Tsering Dhendup Rinpoche
by WeiHan
Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?
Replies: 13
Views: 6212

Re: Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?

The benefits are: 一、身常无病 (body has no sickness, i.e healthy) 二、诸佛摄受 (Blessing from all Buddhas) 三、财宝衣食受用无尽 (possess wealth and never lack of food and clothes) 四、能伏怨敌而无所畏 (can subdue enemies without fear) 五、能令众生皆生慈心 (can cause compassion to arise in all sentient beings) 六、蛊毒鬼魅不能中伤 (cannot be harmed b...
by WeiHan
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: how to know the cause of a certain causes effect in life
Replies: 23
Views: 2770

Re: how to know the cause of a certain causes effect in life

one time i was starting to do a sur offering but i think a ghost or a spirit came and haunted me and i got very afraid and paranoid so i couldnt do it. and also now im currently not living home where i used so im not allowed incense and i guess that same applies to sur. when i get a stable place fo...
by WeiHan
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: how to know the cause of a certain causes effect in life
Replies: 23
Views: 2770

Re: how to know the cause of a certain causes effect in life

chod is too ritualistic for me, ive done it once, it was complicated and elaborate and i dont find the benefit, it doesnt go to the root of the problem at least not if you dont want to spend quite a big amount of time doing it. Hi. In the East where people are generally more rooted in the idea of k...
by WeiHan
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Riwo Sangchod - ingredients question
Replies: 99
Views: 21239

Re: Riwo Sangchod - ingredients question

As for the sur question. I brought some sur encense (not specified white or red...but probably the white one) from Shechen, and as I saw they have the 3 white and 3 sweet, I was planning to use in my sang, but after asking Lama Tenzin Samphel, from Dudjom ligneage, He forbid me to do so, telling me...
by WeiHan
Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Riwo Sangchod - ingredients question
Replies: 99
Views: 21239

Re: Riwo Sangchod - ingredients question

Of course yes there is animal fat in the 3 white, but the fat used in sur is another one, which is not from milked products, and not ok for the riwo sang chö. There is another point which is not clear for me: The musk is present in regular high grade tibetan incense. And some riwo sang chÖ texts ( ...
by WeiHan
Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Riwo Sangchod - ingredients question
Replies: 99
Views: 21239

Re: Riwo Sangchod - ingredients question

Of course yes there is animal fat in the 3 white, but the fat used in sur is another one, which is not from milked products, and not ok for the riwo sang chö. There is another point which is not clear for me: The musk is present in regular high grade tibetan incense. And some riwo sang chÖ texts ( ...
by WeiHan
Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Riwo Sangchod - ingredients question
Replies: 99
Views: 21239

Re: Riwo Sangchod - ingredients question

No , 3 white and 3 sweet are ok for any kind of offerings. For Sur, there is usually fat from animals, that is not appropriate for the Riwo Sang Chö. For exemple the ready made sticks for Sur that is avaible from Shechen Gompa are not to be used for Sang. This is why they distribute also special st...
by WeiHan
Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Riwo Sangchod - ingredients question
Replies: 99
Views: 21239

Re: Riwo Sangchod - ingredients question

miranda wrote:

Don't use prepared sur incense for Riwo Sang Chö because there is some animal fat in it.
Is it because of the 3 whites and 3 sweets in the sur incense that contain animal fat?

But in the original Lah Tsun's Riwo Sangcho's text, 3 whites and 3 sweets are allowed substances in Riwo Sangcho.

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