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by £$&^@
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Difference between Ganges and Five Fold Mahamudra
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Difference between Ganges and Five Fold Mahamudra

Aye, you DO need a teacher for both or either. Not to be attempted from books or videos or online instructions. :smile: Not because you will go crazy or be visited by the Dharma police, but because you will reach a plateau that you cannot go beyond on your own. And the real danger is that you think ...
by £$&^@
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advice on whether to take a break from PhD to deepen practice
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Advice on whether to take a break from PhD to deepen practice

Another vote for finishing your degree here. :smile: The time will pass quickly and you will always have your degree to bank at a future time in your life. Unless you know for sure that you want to become a monk, always ensure that you have the means to widen your choices in the future in terms of p...
by £$&^@
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling

Good luck with your future endeavours, but I think you need to relax a bit, be more practical, and less superstitious. Dharma, above all, is about motivation. Anything motivated by the eight worldly concerns is not pure Dharma/virtue. Every action performed without the eight worldly concerns is pur...
by £$&^@
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling

Tomorrow I'm leaving behind my life in New Zealand to start a new career in Korea. I'm wondering about travelling with Dharma materials (a mala) and books. I've heard that in Tibetan Buddhism, one should not take sacred objects into a bathroom. This thing about 'unclean areas' is one of the only th...
by £$&^@
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 1883

Re: time traveling?

For my part I can say that my "feeling" is that they are genuine, I think you mean your "wish" is that these are genuine. From what I see here no evidence of any kind is advanced for this stuff. They are just shaggy dog stories, like those from folks whom claim near death experiences where they met...
by £$&^@
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 29
Views: 962

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

I would file that under "Mythologising that happens around spiritual events and is not to be taken too literally".
by £$&^@
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Congratulations To Ole Gunnar.
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Congratulations To Ole Gunnar.

I'm not a Man.U. fan..

But giving Ole Gunnar a contract is an act of justice that I can imagine few would argue with.

He has done an extraordinary job in clearing up the mess left by 'the special one'.
by £$&^@
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 1883

Re: time traveling?

It might be a good idea to differentiate between 'investigation' and prapanca.
by £$&^@
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Name of the father?
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Name of the father?

I will be Frank with you. And wait out the Gail.
by £$&^@
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

the late Gendun Rinpoche, who teached in Dordogne, France was asked a similar question and he said you should give money - even when you know the beggar use it for alcohol, etc. i never really "liked" this answer I am not personally acquainted with the Rinpoche in question. But Tibetan teachers in ...
by £$&^@
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

the late Gendun Rinpoche, who teached in Dordogne, France was asked a similar question and he said you should give money - even when you know the beggar use it for alcohol, etc. i never really "liked" this answer I am not personally acquainted with the Rinpoche in question. But Tibetan teachers in ...
by £$&^@
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4578

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

In reality 'resting in our true nature' is more akin to log rolling on a swift stream than it is to blissful ease.
by £$&^@
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: my local Karma Kagyu center is closed cult?
Replies: 25
Views: 918

Re: my local Karma Kagyu center is closed cult?

Well the current Karmapa is certainly non-sectarian: https://kagyuoffice.org/karmapa-in-manhattan-tibetan-community-turns-out-in-force/ That’s not the Karmapa candidate Diamond Way follows. —————————— It’s important for you to know you don’t have to put up with something that makes you uncomfortabl...
by £$&^@
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4578

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Hard work Johnny.
by £$&^@
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 298
Views: 7203

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

I am not, and never was, a student of higher calibre.. :smile:

But back in the day study material was scanty and discussion not overly encouraged and so we were thrown into practice practice practice.

There were disadvantages, but also definite advantages..
by £$&^@
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 807

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

This is a topic of ongoing debate be me and a friend. The specific case keeps coming up of a beggar asking for ten dollars. The beggar is a known, active drug user and is known to have begged money for other purposes, such as food or overnight shelter, then spent it on drugs. My friend says it's no...
by £$&^@
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 298
Views: 7203

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

Well, you will certainly not get the merest scent of an argument or textual engagement from me. I just do what I have been taught to the best of my ability, with regular checks with those I consider authoritative to make sure I am not straying from their practice teachings. So why contribute to the ...
by £$&^@
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 298
Views: 7203

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

What I think I see and I am open to being proved wrong, is a small number of posters who start from an idealised universalist position and then look for confirmation in Buddhist texts. I can easily imagine those posters making exactly the same points on a Vedantic forum while constantly asserting an...
by £$&^@
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4578

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Elegantly put Cone.

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