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by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 9161

Re: termas found outside of asia?

I’m touched by the idea that maybe I wasn’t paying attention, or hadnt noticed that CTR was a terton. :smile: However I remember his own explanation. Because I was there. “ It’s all the Sambhokaya. It’s not personal. Guru Rinpoche, the terma and the terton all arise together.They are not different....
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 9161

Re: termas found outside of asia?

I suggest that if you are actually interested in my POV, and I see no reason why you should be, that you read back over some of my posts. It’s just possible that I have come to that pov over a period of decades and after a good deal of teaching from some pretty heavyweight teachers. Starting with T...
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 9161

Re: termas found outside of asia?

Is this the same Guru Rinpoche who is possibly legendary only..of whom there is possibly more than one..and about whom there is no agreed timeline or biography?.. If the Vajrayana is not about what you do, but is also about what you believe, then I am aware that I am not a True Believer and probabl...
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 9161

Re: termas found outside of asia?

I guess we Tantric Buddhists must really appropriate a lot saying that the five elements are the five Dakinis, and the five Skandhas are the five Buddhas!

Pretty much covers everywhere.. 8-)
by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Early Madhyamaka
Replies: 86
Views: 2951

Re: How did Nagarjuna not teach extreme nihilism?

I am aware that Nagarjuna stated: "To say "it is" is to grasp for permanence. To say "it is not" is to adopt the view of nihilism. Therefore a wise person does not say "exists" or "does not exist" wise person does not say "exists" or "does not exist." -MK 15.10 However he also proved that nothing w...
by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Early Madhyamaka
Replies: 86
Views: 2951

Re: Is there a rational, simple, logical way to explain Nagarjuna's seemingly paradoxical teachings?

smcj wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:47 pm
All four possible logical proposition for how phenomena abide are disproven. Nothing is offered beyond that....until you read Asanga. :jumping:
Shentongpa's have all the fun :cheers:
by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Early Madhyamaka
Replies: 86
Views: 2951

Re: Is there a rational, simple, logical way to explain Nagarjuna's seemingly paradoxical teachings?

Nothing has ever arisen. The dhatus are not existants. Etc. Etc Eventually it becomes clear that literally nothing whatsoever exists. Not even the mind. So saying it's all imaginary doesn't work. The imagination doesn't exist. Saying its all an illusion doesn't work, an illusion is a thing, no thin...
by Sonam Wangchug
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Did Nagarjuna teach 'post-mortem rebirth'?
Replies: 21
Views: 1719

Re: Did Nagarjuna teach 'post-mortem rebirth'?

The OP seems to question seems to ask if Nagarjuna was a skeptic. I think sometimes people forget (not claiming anyone here does) that Nagarjuna was not merely a highly intelligent Scholar, who employed the sort of very critical Madhyamika analysis. He was actually a Siddha. The same is true of Cha...
by Sonam Wangchug
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Did Nagarjuna teach 'post-mortem rebirth'?
Replies: 21
Views: 1719

Re: Did Nagarjuna teach 'post-mortem rebirth'?

Of course, Nagarjuna wasn't a Nihilist
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya & Shangpa
Replies: 11
Views: 1988

Re: Sakya & Shangpa

Cone Tai Situ Rinpoche seems to be one of the main holders of the Shangpa Kagyu these days, and I believe was the main one who transmitted the lineage to the current Kalu Yangsi Rinpoche Do you know whether it was the the previous Kalu Rinpoche or the 16th Karmapa from whom Tai Situ Rinpoche receive...
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 9161

Re: termas found outside of asia?

:good: :woohoo: Brings up a question .... what about Europe? :D I just know that HH. Chetsang Rinpoche discovered some Vajradakini cave in the USA and founded a nunnery near the place. The cave was and still is a holy grounds for native americans around there. But not sure if my info is correct, bu...
by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya & Shangpa
Replies: 11
Views: 1988

Re: Sakya & Shangpa

Are there any contemporary Sakya masters that practise Shangpa? Or is Shangpa only practised by Kagyup masters now? Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche has received the entire Shangpa Kagyu lineage from the previous Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche. Not sure whether you would label him as a "Sakya master" or no...
by Sonam Wangchug
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro
Replies: 54
Views: 5467

Re: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro

Well, Sangye Khandro's translation of DL's terma and one of its commentaries (both of which include the complete text of the TN medium ngondro) is freely available: https://www.berotsana.org/products/dudjom-lingpas-chod (It also includes the complete phowa section) There are DT lamas who are perfec...
by Sonam Wangchug
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Found bodhi mala. 94 beads?
Replies: 48
Views: 3373

Re: Found bodhi mala. 94 beads?

Konchog, sorry to burst your bubble but it is nothing special. as i said it is cheap and standard nepali mala. the fact it is dirty doesn't mean it is used. the seeds comes mostly from Karve district in Nepal. i've been there, talked to locals and saw the trees. a good "bodhi seeds" mala comes with...
by Sonam Wangchug
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro
Replies: 54
Views: 5467

Re: Dudjom Tröma Nagmo ngondro

thank you Trime Pema). i guess your answer is generally about Dudjom Tersar ngöndro though, while i am asking about Thröma Nakmo ngöndro specifically. Well, Sangye Khandro's translation of DL's terma and one of its commentaries (both of which include the complete text of the TN medium ngondro) is f...
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samaya and Tsog
Replies: 13
Views: 945

Re: Samaya and Tsog

Narak Kongshak confession = no time frame

I would recommend getting this Lung if/when you can
by Sonam Wangchug
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can beings in hell recall their past lives?
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Can beings in hell recall their past lives?

There is a hell realm where one is lured seemingly by ones lover from their (previous life), and then climbing a steep cliff unimaginable things happen to them when they try to embrace them. (The cause of being born here is harmful sexual misconduct) so it would seem from this, memories from past li...
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: meet the old masters now, before they're gone
Replies: 30
Views: 4247

Re: meet the old masters now, before they're gone

Dodrubchen Rinpoche
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?
Replies: 157
Views: 7749

Re: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?

Buddha nature is not a 'thing' Misunderstanding Buddha-nature as a self is one of the biggest misunderstandings that can arise, and one that teachers warn of. This is the reason why in Tibetan Shedras they first extensively study the treatise's on Emptiness, and only on their very last year do they ...

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