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by Challenge23
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...
Replies: 16
Views: 4256

Re: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...

I am having the same issues in Internet Explorer and Firefox.
by Challenge23
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...
Replies: 16
Views: 4256

Re: Problem: Threads not registering as read, etc...

I'm having the same problem in several of the threads I have posted on. I'll check when I get home to see if it is browser dependant.
by Challenge23
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: On Nirvana
Replies: 25
Views: 4261

Re: On Nirvana

In my opinion a lot about Nirvana is basically what makes Buddhism mostly a religion(defined as a system of belief which depends on premises that cannot be easily and independently verified by individuals who do not subscribe to the system of belief). Because Nirvana is beyond concepts that means it...
by Challenge23
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question re; silver plates and mandala offerings
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: Question re; silver plates and mandala offerings

You could also get a solid silver or high quality plated one from Nepal relatively inexpensively. To me it has always been important to buy the best I could afford, after all you will probably only ever buy one and it is an offering. This also sounds like a good idea. I couldn't find anything like ...
by Challenge23
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question re; silver plates and mandala offerings
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: Question re; silver plates and mandala offerings

Thank you very much, both of you. This is very useful. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't being overly impatient by going ahead and going to Ye Olden Dharma Shop and getting a "Nice But Not Super Super Nice" pan so I can get this Dharma show on the road! And it sounds like I'm not.
by Challenge23
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question re; silver plates and mandala offerings
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Question re; silver plates and mandala offerings

Hey all, So, I completed the Dorje Sempa portion of my Ngondro and at the request of my teacher have been asked to move on to the Mandala. Now, from what I read I need to have a plate, some rice(or gems), and at least a little bit of dexterity. Furthermore I read that you should get the best plate y...
by Challenge23
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Thoughts on Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche
Replies: 8
Views: 2494

Re: Thoughts on Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche

Konchog1 wrote:Speaking of: I imagine བ་སུ is transliterated वसु right?
That is an excellent question. Unfortunately, it is not one that I can answer, I'm afraid.
by Challenge23
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Thoughts on Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche
Replies: 8
Views: 2494

Thoughts on Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche

A few things to start off with. If you are looking for something "scandalous" or "dirt", you will not find it in this post. I consider Rinpoche to be a fine teacher and very authoritative. I will not speak poorly of him in any way. Also, if you are looking for "secrets" it will not be found in this ...
by Challenge23
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ganesha Ganapati
Replies: 8
Views: 1458

Re: Ganesha Ganapati

Sorry for the thread necromancy but I wasn't sure if starting a new thread would be ok.

Is there a sadhana for Ganapati in the Dudjom Tersar tradition?
by Challenge23
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 35
Views: 4484

Re: Enlightenment

Hi, this is the topic I wanted to see talked recently here. I have wondered about this word 'Enlightenment', not from a dictionary definition but from some experience of what this word would mean to us in everyday life. For me there is clear evidence that enlightenment is about having some light fo...
by Challenge23
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist beliefs
Replies: 27
Views: 3302

Re: Buddhist beliefs

Many Buddhist teachings are verifiable in one's laboratory of subjective experience: Do you think this is a valid distinction to make, between Buddhist teachings that are verifiable and that are non-verifiable? If so, do the non-verifiables = Buddhist beliefs (= Buddhist dogma) ? I, for one, would ...
by Challenge23
Thu May 29, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Phowa
Replies: 50
Views: 10026

Re: Phowa

From what little I know about Phowa when you are doing it during your lifetime you aren't actually ejecting your consciousness as much as making sure that everything that would support that ejection is in working condition. Think of it like a guy being shot out of a cannon during the circus. The guy...
by Challenge23
Fri May 16, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Beginning a Ngöndro
Replies: 34
Views: 6897

Re: Beginning a Ngöndro

Mind if you do what? Start another thread? Have at it, by all means. Does anyone here know of other texts, either classical or contemporary, that deal specifically with the Four Reminders? Any other treatises on Ngöndro? Feel free to mention transcripts of a certain lama's teachings --- Khenpo Kart...
by Challenge23
Thu May 15, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Beginning a Ngöndro
Replies: 34
Views: 6897

Re: Beginning a Ngöndro

Karma Jinpa wrote: the Four Thoughts seem to be very under-emphasized in most Western Dharma centers for some reason, despite being the lifeblood of the teachings.
:rolling:
:offtopic: That sounds like a very interesting topic for a separate thread. You mind if I do so(as it was your statement)? :focus:
by Challenge23
Thu May 15, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Namchak Putri, The Meteoric Iron Razor
Replies: 2
Views: 1661

Re: Namchak Putri, The Meteoric Iron Razor

I know that this is a bit of thread necromancy but I just wanted to say thank you for posting this. I was looking up some information on Namchak Putri and this is a clear, concise and really very useful summary. Thank you for this and the other random Dharma jewels you toss out from time to time. It...
by Challenge23
Tue May 13, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Non-celibacy
Replies: 27
Views: 3862

Re: Non-celibacy

I would say that, though celibacy can be a good thing I don't think of it as the only way to accelerate Dharma practice. Consider what you do for a living. If you have a job that doesn't harm others and gives you ample time off that can be used for Dharma practice. You can choose your hobbies. Make ...
by Challenge23
Fri May 09, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why did you choose Buddhism?
Replies: 98
Views: 19178

Re: Why did you choose Buddhism?

Well, in a nutshell, I was in a really dark place a number of years ago and was becoming someone I didn't want to become. Unfortunately the religion of my birth as well as the religion of my preference didn't really have a logical set path that would end in me being able to get out of that dark plac...
by Challenge23
Fri May 09, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Define Enlightenment
Replies: 11
Views: 1840

Re: Define Enlightenment

It is a very good question. And, unfortunately, it is one where, to be honest, Buddhism is a religion and not a philosophy. There isn't really a speicfic definition of Enlightenment that everyone agrees on. The only thing that everyone seems to be able to agree on is that A. Enlightenment exists B. ...
by Challenge23
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Doubt, Vajrasattva, etc.
Replies: 49
Views: 12343

Re: Doubt, Vajrasattva, etc.

Therefore it seems to me now that doubt arises in entanglement of fixated thoughts as reaction on things not going well or not like expected. :anjali: Yeah, that is totally what is going on with me. I did have a pretty strong goal for practice. That's how I tend to do things. If I don't have an ext...
by Challenge23
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 128
Views: 22811

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

I think that's actually quite fair. That is not victim blaming, it is just true..typically the people most attracted to those kinds of setups IME are the same people who lack the skills to know when they are being taken advantage of, which of course makes them the prime demographic for recruitment....

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