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by heart
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 5 Precepts
Replies: 76
Views: 5314

Re: 5 Precepts

A matter of months. Please do not expect me to give regular reports. I would appreciate a more non-personal approach to this topic. There a lot of examples of persons living celibate and abstaining from masturbation, both monks and laypersons. It is a matter of practice which includes sensual restr...
by heart
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 5 Precepts
Replies: 76
Views: 5314

Re: 5 Precepts

That is a strawman. It is not the case that "if you don't wank then ..." and it is not the case that "you can't control" ... See it is just your friend who obviously holds this view due to certain experiences and you are welcoming these views because they are supporting your attitude. To generalize...
by heart
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 5 Precepts
Replies: 76
Views: 5314

Re: 5 Precepts

Dudes- I have no clue what you are talking about: nobody here is complaining to be "only a layperson". And I can assure you Mr. Mingyur that I totally rejoice in every virtue you attempt. Also I didn`t say you are bigot. Best Tashi Good point Tashi! I was wondering the same. Matthieu Ricard said in...
by heart
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 5 Precepts
Replies: 76
Views: 5314

Re: 5 Precepts

not about if wanking is good for you or not. Well actually it is considered sexual misconduct in tibetan buddhism ... according to Lamrim at least. Kind regards That is interesting, isn't it? Because my friends that did three-year retreat told me that if you don't wank you will come during your sle...
by heart
Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Regarding practice for purification of damaged samaya
Replies: 35
Views: 4253

Re: Regarding practice for purification of damaged samaya

Hi. Lately I have been overcome by severe doubts causing me to fear that I have prematurely entered the Vajrayana. I have attended a Green Tara empowerment and a Kalachakra empowerment. Both were given without reading transmission and oral explanations. The Kalachakra empowerment were given with th...
by heart
Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 5 Precepts
Replies: 76
Views: 5314

Re: 5 Precepts

I didn't say that renunciation is only for monks and nuns, renunciation is equally important for all practitioners. I said that your way of interpreting renunciation is only for monks and nuns. If you interpret renunciation as abstinence, renunciation is impossible for laypeople. If your mind isn't...
by heart
Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 5 Precepts
Replies: 76
Views: 5314

Re: 5 Precepts

I didn't say that renunciation is only for monks and nuns, renunciation is equally important for all practitioners. I said that your way of interpreting renunciation is only for monks and nuns. If you interpret renunciation as abstinence, renunciation is impossible for laypeople. If your mind isn't ...
by heart
Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 5 Precepts
Replies: 76
Views: 5314

Re: 5 Precepts

When I asked Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche about this, he told me: just keep one principle: don't harm others. that's all. Sorry, but I cannot agree to this wording of yours . Looking at the precepts of ethical conduct the "not harming others" is not the only principle but the other equally valid prin...
by heart
Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 27713

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

For Magnus and C. Beckham I hope I'm not adding to the already existing mass of confusion. There are several problems that you have brought out, like what mr C-Beckham says: It is common to insist that everyone is on the level of a beginner, i.e. nobody is enlightened. Then on the other hand you de...
by heart
Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: A question regarding direct introduction to one's own nature
Replies: 15
Views: 2478

Re: A question regarding direct introduction to one's own nature

"Just live" is in fact ignorance and confusion if the natural state hasn't been recognized. That is perfectly right! "Although (the statement) “Samantabhadra has attained Buddhahood on the ground without even a slight accumulation of virtue” is well known, nevertheless, (it is not exactly correct)....
by heart
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: A question regarding direct introduction to one's own nature
Replies: 15
Views: 2478

Re: A question regarding direct introduction to one's own nature

:namaste: Dear Kalden, Thought about the awareness instead of seeing.But that depends upon ones level of understanding or the Rigpa and ones potentiality of to be aware of ones natural State. seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling etc are all not seperate from awareness. all of these things are the bud...
by heart
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The compatibility of Nyingma and Kagyu?
Replies: 70
Views: 8363

Re: The compatibility of Nyingma and Kagyu?

...But honestly, as far as getting going with the ngondro, I wish I would have taken time at the beginning to do a thorough retreat on nothing but the 4 mind changers (bka the 4 thoughts that turn the mind from samsara) and lojong, etc. I say this after having received and practiced teachings on ev...
by heart
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 27713

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

For Magnus and C. Beckham I hope I'm not adding to the already existing mass of confusion. There are several problems that you have brought out, like what mr C-Beckham says: It is common to insist that everyone is on the level of a beginner, i.e. nobody is enlightened. Then on the other hand you de...
by heart
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 27713

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

... Perhaps what you're getting at is the "perfection" of those stages...for example, a person who had perfected the Generation Stage would likely be at a pretty advanced place......but I'm not sure such "perfection" can be accomplished without a corresponding practice or experience of Completion S...
by heart
Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The compatibility of Nyingma and Kagyu?
Replies: 70
Views: 8363

Re: The compatibility of Nyingma and Kagyu?

Hi Luke, My Guru, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, hold both the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages. I did a complete Karma Kagyu Ngondro but have after that mainly practiced the terma teachings from the Chokling Tersar. I have been practicing partial Ngondros from various cycles of the Chokling Tersar. In general th...
by heart
Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did any of you ever meet Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche?
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: Did any of you ever meet Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche?

I met him. He impressed me immensely.

/magnus
by heart
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 27713

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

/magnus There seem to be different views on this topic, it is inculded in the discussion of: Where in the four yogas of Mahamudra is the first Bodhisattva Bhumi? It is discussed for example in Tsele Natsok Rangdrol's Lamp of Mahamudra, according to this author it is somewhere in the first yoga of O...
by heart
Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 27713

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

It is said that the Six Yogas of Naropa all belong to the Perfection Stage, they are something you do after have achieved awakening. There seem to be a lot of things to do after you have attained the awakening or the enlightenment. Historically the Tantra was available to you only after you had att...
by heart
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan madhyamaka
Replies: 314
Views: 18009

Re: Tibetan madhyamaka

Exceptional intellect will never realize emptiness because realization is free from intellect. i never claimed it wasnt free from intellect. my point is that an unfit mind cannot go beyond the intellect because it can not even go beyond wrong thinking Thinking is just thinking, right or wrong, clev...
by heart
Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 27713

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

It is said that the Six Yogas of Naropa all belong to the Perfection Stage, they are something you do after have achieved awakening. There seem to be a lot of things to do after you have attained the awakening or the enlightenment. Historically the Tantra was available to you only after you had att...

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