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by Ogyen
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 7589

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Is there any evidence (not media hearsay) that Syria used chemical weapons? There was no evidence last year ... I did see articles with videos of dead women and children - too gruesome. However, there were no dead men there and some were posted by the white helmets (a joke... terrorists playing hero...
by Ogyen
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 7589

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Vajrasattva seems fitting.
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2531

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

I don't know 7.6 billion people. I know maybe 50ish people who have had a prognosis of illness that is life-threatening. Over 12 is not insignificant in my experiential pool. I'm not taking myself as an empirical data piece. I'm taking myself as an ordinary example with an ordinary (insignificantly...
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2531

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

I dunno ... From just a numbers standpoint... If I personally know over 12 people who have done this (including my own teacher) that I can count off the top of my head, either I am darn special statistically (which I doubt) or the numbers are more than "insignificant"... 12 in 7.6 billion is pretty...
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2531

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

I like to look at the linguistic definitions of words. Because words have meanings. :twothumbsup: One of the definitions of "Spell" is screen-captured here. 1. a form of words used as a magical charm or incantation. 3. an ability to control or influence people as though one had magical power over th...
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2531

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

I dunno ... From just a numbers standpoint... If I personally know over 12 people who have done this (including my own teacher) that I can count off the top of my head, either I am darn special statistically (which I doubt) or the numbers are more than "insignificant"... I accept that a truly advan...
by Ogyen
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2531

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

...but many people have added decades to their longevity with practices and full dedication to the true nature of their conditions. Oh, is that all it takes? :smile: Somehow I don't think there are "many" people that can pull that off. Actually I would probably guess that the quantity would be more...
by Ogyen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2531

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

Also: if it is your karma vipakka to die, even access to effective medicine will not help. I can't entirely agree with this. It's got a fatalistic ring. You may have karma Vipaka adding up to death in xyz moment, but if you know ahead of time there is a lot you can do to change that. It's not a fix...
by Ogyen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2531

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:50 pm
Maybe this place can be one option ?

https://www.theofferingbowl.com
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by Ogyen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2531

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

a lots here in this forum assume things thats aren't true This is true. Also without a proper context for a specific question you posed, it's hard to provide an answer which adequately addresses the question. Apologies, no judgment from this side of the screen... I can't practice buddhism here nor ...
by Ogyen
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2531

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

At the end of the day these are all invented categorizations to explain experiences... To turn information into knowledge. I have done readings for over 1000 people in my life, readings of all sorts from cards, charts, stones, sticks, etc. It's all comes down to the same thing: clarity. I have done...
by Ogyen
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2531

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

At the end of the day these are all invented categorizations to explain experiences... To turn information into knowledge. I have done readings for over 1000 people in my life, readings of all sorts from cards, charts, stones, sticks, etc. It's all comes down to the same thing: clarity. I have done ...
by Ogyen
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2531

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

Pero wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:55 pm
So you guys don't go see a doctor when you're ill? You guys just pray to Buddha and you're healed? When you do Dzambhala for wealth, Dzambhala somehow transforms your selfish intention into a pure one?
Experts exist for a reason. Consulting them is good practice.
:meditate:
by Ogyen
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2531

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

I agree with the Tara practices.... I've personally seen the power of them, I've been able to remove obstacles which I had no idea how to overcome in a perfectly "mundane" way, for myself and others, and the wealth/prosperity has tripled over the years I've done these practices, and secondary causes...
by Ogyen
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2531

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

Prayers, mantras ... could all be considered magic... In Vajrayana Buddhism, we have many practices (mantras, dharanis, hooking wealth puja, wealth vases, wealth pills, wealth Deity sang, wealth Deity sol-ka, etc.) for increasing both spiritual and mundane prosperity. Some of these practices are Su...
by Ogyen
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?
Replies: 91
Views: 2531

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

I am very sorry to hear about your struggles. It is very difficult to go through times when it feels like everything in your situation is coming undone. It's tempting to look for a solution from the realm of imagination and reaching for something more than "human" it its power to help you being thin...
by Ogyen
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Intimate relationships -the "other", no self, and practice
Replies: 29
Views: 1331

Re: Intimate relationships -the "other", no self, and practice

... How do you address the HOW-TO, when you have a major difference with your spouse, or even betrayal, or your kids defy your values, or you need to work daily with people who don't share your vision of impermanence, any infinity variations of very complex daily situations in which we don't have t...
by Ogyen
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: melong pendant
Replies: 59
Views: 2434

Re: melong pendant

Where do I go online to purchase one of these Merigar melongs some of you have mentioned? http://shop.dzam.org/index.php?route=product/category&path=63_70 "Melong Medio" is quite popular. It's the one in my pic, yep. To give an idea of size... But I like my dharma bling. It's the tacky Indian-girly...
by Ogyen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: melong pendant
Replies: 59
Views: 2434

Re: melong pendant

Mantrik wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:15 am
Ogyen wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:11 am
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Lovely. :)
Indian silver necklace? Reminds me of Jaipur silver.
Italian. Of course. :jumping: it is gorgeously comfortable and doesn't twist. I adore it.
by Ogyen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Love Light shine
Replies: 16
Views: 1014

Re: Love Light shine

Great Ogyen. I think about it too in very practical terms. My daily experience that i would add to what you wrote, is the process of optimism (if mildly blind) and struggle to improve my caring. For example, as you know, one idea is to start with your family, love them and expand out. But as you sa...

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