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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: 1928

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: 1928

Re: is doing spell is ok in Buddhism?

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:50 pm
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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: 1928

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: 1928

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: 1928

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: 1928

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: 1928

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: 1928

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: 1928

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: 1044

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: 2011

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: 2011

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: 814

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...
by Ogyen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Intimate relationships -the "other", no self, and practice
Replies: 29
Views: 1044

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

open your heart and be 100% vulnerable and honest. With everyone. Go ahead Mr. Tough Guy." I'd like to address something to you. So, your (re)appearance in this forum is not unlike the appearance of the goddess in the Vimalakirti Sutra. You seem to be a person of some accomplishment, both externall...
by Ogyen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Intimate relationships -the "other", no self, and practice
Replies: 29
Views: 1044

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

I am a married man with 4 kids, for me buddhism is all about living in the world and dealing with all of my different relationships, whether it be husband/wife, father/child or employee/employer. To me the story of the old woman and the monk means that he should have had a good time and enjoyed him...
by Ogyen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Intimate relationships -the "other", no self, and practice
Replies: 29
Views: 1044

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

So if the world is a garden who are you? Correct answer: none of the above. You are a human. The plants mostly act on greed. You can act on love, and care for the happiness of others Ogyen. That is the whole deal here in humanity. "If you do something self centered you have wasted your time", his h...
by Ogyen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 21887

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

What interesting responses everyone! Tharpa... Wow I got chills reading what you wrote. I could feel it as if I'd lived that before!

Tingdzin, the nyingma approach makes sense in my context for reference to what I understand of what is called the root lama. Thank you :bow:
by Ogyen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Malas
Replies: 28
Views: 3139

Re: Malas

My Odzer Chenma mala.... Because I like doing a lot of OC practice. IMG_20180404_145900_331.jpg Not lost your touch, I see. Lovely. :) I've not seen Tibetan malas idividually knotted, mainly 'Hindu' japa malas like rudraksha, but it is by far the most sensible approach. I know!!! Those crazy wild T...
by Ogyen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Malas
Replies: 28
Views: 3139

Re: Malas

TharpaChodron wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:42 am
Very lovely work. Did you teach yourself how to make malas? Where did you get the raw materials? Very impressed. :bow:
İt is all self-taught, I have sellers I have been working with for years. Thank you!
by Ogyen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: melong pendant
Replies: 59
Views: 2011

Re: melong pendant

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