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by Mr. G
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Hello, looking for books for new buddhist
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Re: Hello, looking for books for new buddhist

Hello, I am looking for good buddhist books in the mahayana/tibetan flavor. I am looking for books that kind of touch on everything. If you can suggest anything that'd be great! Thanks, Dan Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition by Prof. Paul Williams Vision of Buddhism: ...
by Mr. G
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Doing zazen but drawn to Pure Land,
Replies: 29
Views: 6398

Re: Doing zazen but drawn to Pure Land,

Pure Land and Chan had a complementary relationship in China: http://www.scribd.com/doc/51792511/Sharf2003-TP-Chan-and-Pure-Land" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.scribd.com/doc/92062041/Pure-Land-Zen-Zen-Pure-Land-Letters-From-Patriarch-Yin-Kuang" onclick="window.open(this.h...
by Mr. G
Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Bird Pays Homage to Amitabha
Replies: 9
Views: 2005

Re: Bird Pays Homage to Amitabha

Kaji wrote:
Lotus415 wrote:I recall that it was confirmed - the bird was reborn to the Pure Land.
How was this confirmed?
by Mr. G
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Power of Vows of Buddha Amitabha?
Replies: 12
Views: 2725

Re: Power of Vows of Buddha Amitabha?

If Amita Buddha were only a symbol then aspiration to be born in the Pure Land is meaningless and useless. It is also questioning the whole bodhisattva path. The result is then a simple calming practice of reciting the name that can bring some inner peace while one focuses on recitation, but nothin...
by Mr. G
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Power of Vows of Buddha Amitabha?
Replies: 12
Views: 2725

Re: Power of Vows of Buddha Amitabha?

If Amitabha is just a symbol, Pure Land would be the most useless path. Amitabha is real and Siddharta Gautama warned about how hard is to believe on such incredible concept, the Pure Land & Amitabha. Could you tell me where siddharta said this? In the Longer Sukhāvatīvyūha Sūtra and Meditation Sut...
by Mr. G
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Power of Vows of Buddha Amitabha?
Replies: 12
Views: 2725

Re: Power of Vows of Buddha Amitabha?

Is this really true that the power of Amitabha Buddha's vows really help us or just a statement to instill strong faith on the practitioners which would further help in their own practice? Japanese Pure Land Buddhists like Honen, Shinran and Ippen would say that it's ALL due to Amida. Chinese Pure ...
by Mr. G
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Atomic/Rainbow Body
Replies: 108
Views: 18526

Re: Atomic/Rainbow Body

SSJ3Gogeta wrote:.. neoAdvaita/Zen people who do satsangs and proclaim they are enlightened.
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The video is from a neo-advaitist too. :lol:
by Mr. G
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayogini
Replies: 49
Views: 10482

Re: Vajrayogini

Just get the empowerment. If you have a connection to VY, you won't hesitate to get the empowerment, and you won't have to ask if you should get the empowerment.
by Mr. G
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3207
Views: 384537

Re: Music time

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by Mr. G
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: No Auspicious Signs = No affinities with Amitabha?
Replies: 20
Views: 4311

Re: No Auspicious Signs = No affinities with Amitabha?

Here you have 2 questions: 1) Have you ever had any auspicious sign thast confirm your next rebirth in Pure Land? No 2) If not, do you think that means you may not rebirth there and/or that you dont have affinity with Amitabha? If you've heard of Amitabha, you have an affinity with Amitabha. I don'...
by Mr. G
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Soto-zen, Dogen and reincarnation
Replies: 128
Views: 27922

Re: Soto-zen, Dogen and reincarnation

What we call the three temporal periods are the three time periods in which we receive the retribution from our good and evil acts. These are, first, the retribution experienced in one’s present life; second, the retribution experienced in one’s next life; and third, the retribution experienced in ...
by Mr. G
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Resources
Replies: 19
Views: 26173

Re: Dzogchen Resources

Tara wrote:Please keep this "Dzogchen Resources" thread to links (in a list which makes it easy to use) with, for example, the name of the teacher beside a link as can be seen in the OP. Apologies for not making this clear before.

Regards,
by Mr. G
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 426
Views: 90649

Re: Dzogchen Resources

Tara wrote:Please keep this "Dzogchen Resources" thread to links (in a list which makes it easy to use) with, for example, the name of the teacher beside a link as can be seen in the OP. Apologies for not making this clear before.

Regards,
by Mr. G
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 51187

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

There are Dzogchen teachers that require students to do ngondro. There are Dzoghcen teachers that don't require students to do ngondro. No one should be imposing their views one way or the other. /thread http://i.imgur.com/x8xMP.jpg You missed the other, quite common alternative: Dzogchen teachers ...
by Mr. G
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzochenpa Census
Replies: 103
Views: 12870

Re: Dzochenpa Census

Jnana, what views do you think differ from the Dzogchen tantras? For what it's worth, I generally either agree with much of what Malcolm has to say on dzogchen or have no opinion on it one way or another. But to assert that he is "speaking from the point of view of the Dzogchen tantras and this is ...
by Mr. G
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzochenpa Census
Replies: 103
Views: 12870

Re: Dzochenpa Census

Jnana wrote:
Andrew108 wrote: I've been inspired my Malcolm but must clarify that he is speaking from the point of view of the Dzogchen tantras and this is the caveat.
Bullshit. Malcolm is speaking from the point of view of Malcolm.
Jnana, what views do you think differ from the Dzogchen tantras?
by Mr. G
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and ngöndro
Replies: 385
Views: 51187

Re: Dzogchen and ngöndro

There are Dzogchen teachers that require students to do ngondro.
There are Dzoghcen teachers that don't require students to do ngondro.
No one should be imposing their views one way or the other.

/thread

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by Mr. G
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzochenpa Census
Replies: 103
Views: 12870

Re: Dzochenpa Census

Norwegian wrote:For what it's worth, I think Mr. G just referred to the Dzogchen sub-forum, not the "Internet" or "the real world", since the context of the now locked thread is activity on this forum.

It's no secret that some of the most active threads on the Dzogchen sub-forum are ChNN/DC related.
by Mr. G
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Can someone help me reconcile please?
Replies: 44
Views: 10828

Re: Can someone help me reconcile please?

beautiful breath wrote:
4) What are Nichiren Buddhist thoughts on life after death of the physical? Do they err towards the Tibetan (Bardo and intermediate State etc...) or are they more orthodox?
There are Theravadans that believe in the Bardo as well.
by Mr. G
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Small Problem with DC Webcasts
Replies: 19
Views: 3081

Re: Small Problem with DC Webcasts

Wesley1982 wrote:I don't mind watching the webcasts by the Dzogchen instructor but I'm trying to understand what he is saying. :?:
You should read his book "The Crystal and the Way of Light". It'll provide the context to help you understand what he's saying.

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