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by Aemilius
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: just call me Aemilius
Replies: 2
Views: 616

just call me Aemilius

My full name is a bit longer, the medium one is Marcus Aemilius Aemilianus, so just call me Aemilius, in wikipedia you'll find a history of my rather brief career as a roman emperor:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aemilianus
by Aemilius
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Avatars

I have such an enormous and huge collection of avatars, I'm going to start posting them here so I can share them. Please feel free to right click on any and save to your computer. You can resize them as you like. If you don't know how to resize a picture and you would like to have some assistance, ...
by Aemilius
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: RuShi ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5670

Re: RuShi ?

Chögyam Trungpa had this great idea of "Dharma without credentials", but the fact is that Dharma is mostly or only about credentials. What we can say is that teaching and communication of Dharma take place, informally and with all elaborate formalities. Once it has happened, i.e. you have understoo...
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: RuShi ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5670

Re: RuShi ?

Chögyam Trungpa had this great idea of "Dharma without credentials", but the fact is that Dharma is mostly or only about credentials. What we can say is that teaching and communication of Dharma take place, informally and with all elaborate formalities. Once it has happened, i.e. you have understood...
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: What Makes A Real Man?
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

What Makes A Real Man?

In his highly readable style Venerable S. Dhammika discusses here such things as whether Buddha's manly organ is beautiful or not ?
http://sdhammika.blogspot.com/2010/06/w ... l-man.html
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: The abridged Sadhana of Maha Sukhavati, Dewachen
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: The abridged Sadhana of Maha Sukhavati, Dewachen

The abridged Sadhana of Maha Sukhavati, Dewachen De-chen-shin-drub-pa-shug-so NAMO Kon-chog-sum dang tsa-wa-sum kyab-nä-nam-la kyab-su-chi dro-kün sang-gyä-la-gö-chir chang-chub-chog-du sem-kye-do. (recite 3 x) Homage. To the Three Jewels and Three Roots, the sources of refuge, I go for refuge. In ...
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Short Sadhanas
Replies: 3
Views: 1499

Re: Short Sadhanas

White Tara To the Three Jewels I go for refuge; for the benefit of liberation I practice the Arya Tara. OM SVABHAVA SHUDDHA SARVA DHARMA SVABHAVA SHUDDHO ‘HAM. From the state of emptiness, above a lotus and moon is my mind as the white letter TAM. The TAM transforms into Arya Tara with a body white...
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: The Practice of Buddha Tsonchei Mijipai Gyalpo
Replies: 5
Views: 1699

Re: The Practice of Buddha Tsonchei Mijipai Gyalpo

The Practice of Buddha Tsonchei Mijipai Gyalpo, Buddha Akshobhya and Vajrapani to help those who have died in accidents and especially those who have died from weapons Teaching by Drugu Choegyal Rinpoche Prescribed by Padmasambhava to awaken bardo beings from intense fearful illusions arising from ...
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Repeating the name of Lotus sutra ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1741

Re: Repeating the name of Lotus sutra ?

The situation is more complex than that. In this case you have the power of the person Seung Sahn, who has said the idea, so you have faith in Seung Sahn, whether you acknowledge it or not! People often seem to think that they have discovered the idea themselves and so they think they are free of th...
by Aemilius
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Buddha the author of Mahayana sutras?
Replies: 53
Views: 7580

Re: Buddha the author of Mahayana sutras?

It wouldn't be conducive to the greater good nowadays to call something a sutra because unless it is dug up out of the ground and dated to an ancient period, the canons have been fixed and any new scripture appearing would be subject to too much doubt. Reminds me of today's questionable composition...
by Aemilius
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Aspirations to Bhaisajya-Guru Buddha
Replies: 5
Views: 1252

Re: Aspirations to Bhaisajya-Guru Buddha

Om Namo Bhagavate Bhaishajyaguru Vaiduryaprabharajaya Tathagataya Arhate Samyaksambuddhaya Tadyatha Om Bhaishajya Bhaishajya Mahabhaishajya Bhaishajyarajasamudgate Svaha
by Aemilius
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Aspirations for Mahamudra by 3rd Krmapa
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: Aspirations for Mahamudra by 3rd Krmapa

Mahamudra Aspiration by 3rd Karmapa Namo guru. Gurus and yidams, deities of the mandala, Buddhas of the three times and ten directions and your children, Consider me with kindness, Grant your blessing that all my wishes be realized. Sprung from the snowmountain of pure actions and intentions, Mine ...
by Aemilius
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Repeating the name of Lotus sutra ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1741

Re: Repeating the name of Lotus sutra ?

AT: In the Heart Sutra it says that the prajna paramita mantra (mantra of transcendental wisdom) is the great mantra. Would you explain this? ZMSS: Yes. They call it "the transcendental mantra, the great bright mantra, the utmost mantra" and so forth. This means that if one simply tries this mantra...
by Aemilius
Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Repeating the name of Lotus sutra ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1741

Repeating the name of Lotus sutra ?

Repetition of the name of Lotus sutra falls in the category of six remembrances, especially the Dharma-remembrance, therefore it is a valid and effective form of practice. I tried repeating the names of the short Prajnaparamita sutras (that are in Edward Conze's book of that name), it has a surprisi...
by Aemilius
Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Words of Truth Pacifying the Dangers of Weapons
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: Words of Truth Pacifying the Dangers of Weapons

OM MANI PADME HUM Great Loving Victorious One (Buddha Maitreya), Transcendental Sublime Compassionate Eye Looking One (Avalokiteshvara), Wrathful Victorious Hayagriva, Fully Accomplished Totally Pure Jetsun Tara and so forth, Merely hearing your holy names eliminates all dangers, Objects of refuge i...
by Aemilius
Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Aspirations to Maitreya Bodhisattva
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: Aspirations to Maitreya Bodhisattva

Brahma's Diadem, a Praise of Maitreya ( beginning) Reverence to Glorious Guru Manjughosha ! Ever showering them with tender love, He yet burns the friends of darkness. Though He has cut off the toughest bonds He binds himself tightly with compassion. Ever possessed of peaceful equanimity He cherish...
by Aemilius
Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: RuShi ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5670

Re: RuShi ?

Hi Aemilius, Never met Keith Dowman. I find his translations very difficult to read. I think the lineage tree on his site is ok but for some reason he don't mention that Guru Rinpoche was a student of Shri Singha also and from him comes many important Dzogchen teachings, for example Khandro Nyingthi...
by Aemilius
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: RuShi ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5670

Re: RuShi ?

Hello Heart !
Have you met Keith Dowman, in Kathamandu or elsewhere? What do think of his Lineage tree of dzogchen? -viewable here:http://keithdowman.net/lineage/lineage_trees.htm

Is your name a shortened version of Padma-heart? -or is it something else ?
by Aemilius
Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Lotus Sutra
Replies: 136
Views: 25588

Re: The Lotus Sutra

There are different visualisations that can be done as a preparation to reading the sutras, and there is the Sutra opening verse ( of Chinese/ Japanese mahayana tradition), World or appearance is merely imagination, then you imagine that Shakyamuni is present before you and he speaks the sutra you a...
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Lotus Sutra
Replies: 136
Views: 25588

Re: The Lotus Sutra

Most people seem to be oblivious to the nature of the history of humankind. It is not so long ago that most people in Europe could not read, they possessed no books, there was no television, no papers. People knew stories and songs by heart in vast quantities. The stories were told over and over aga...

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