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by tingdzin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Nice little story. thanks for sharing it.
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 12378

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

conebeckham wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Different tantras, and different lineages, have various different systems of explaining all this. It really means nothing, though, unless one is actively engaged in practice using these systems.
:thumbsup:

This should be the final word on the subject.
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 2539

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Setting limits is required, both for the child and for the society he or she is growing up in. Most children, and many "adults", will see any attempt to limit the expansion of their ego-selves as punishment.
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 10025

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:51 am
If you drizzled the U$, then the Middle East would be just fine.
Right -- Israel would just go away, and the Sunnis and Shias would start to love each other.
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 12378

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

PeterC wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:37 am
Where is the sarcasm or contempt in any of the discussion above? Everyone has been pretty straightforward about what they think.
:D Sorry if I stepped on some toes. People can be Defenders of the Dharma if that's what floats their boat.
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: How spirit mediums blur gender lines in Southeast Asia
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: How spirit mediums blur gender lines in Southeast Asia

Not only in Southeast Asia. In many forms of Inner Asian and Siberian mediumistic practice, the gender of the "channeled" spirit is not the same as that of the medium. For countless examples, you could read Eliade's massive ethnographic work called "Shamanism" (being aware that many of his historica...
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 12378

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

But among the 'sneering denouncers' you will find people who are pointing out what sutra and tantra actually *says* on this, and what historical precedent is. WEll, I thought I made it clear that I myself don't give much credence to the whole business, and Malcolm's objections, for example, do not ...
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 12378

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

From the highest point of view, Mamaki is the name given to a type of awakened dynamic presence that sentient beings, dumbing it down through ignorance, perceive as "water". Perceiving "her" to be female is to some degree just a matter of convention and convenience. To perceive Mamaki as to be a "go...
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana
Replies: 17
Views: 2425

Re: Dungsey Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche entered into Parinirvana

An authentic and sometimes underestimated teacher in whom the warm breath of the dakinis circulated; when you received teachings from him you knew you were getting the real thing. Another huge loss to sentient beings.
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 12378

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

It seems that there are those who have a vested interest in seeing this as being true, and others who have a similarly strong personal interest in seeing it as false. IMO, there are (more than a few) outright frauds and (many) self-deluded people who are doing worse damage to the teachings of the Bu...
by tingdzin
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 12378

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

I wonder if there's the possibility of a misunderstanding or miscommunication having taken place here. That the Nechung Kuten never said that she is an oracle of Mamaki. Or that this was poorly communicated. Or that this woman is deliberately marketing herself as such, when she never really was sai...
by tingdzin
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 12378

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

See what sloppy punctuation can do. If the article had said "a living oracle, and an emanation of Mamaki" (note the added comma), it would not have been subject to the interpretation that she was channeling Mamaki, which is an absurdity on many levels. As has been noted many times on this forum, the...
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 3211

Re: Zazen and breathing

What's the point in watching TV, hanging out with friends, etc. when you could spend that time practicing the dharma? What makes studying history worse than these other activities? Don't get me wrong -- I love studying history, and have surely spent more time at it than watching TV. it's just that ...
by tingdzin
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Hindu with circumflex?
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Hindu with circumflex?

Actually, the "h"/ "s" difference is from the difference between Indic and Iranian languages; hence the Vedic "asura" being of the same root as the "Ahura" in the Zoroastrian "Ahura Mazda".
by tingdzin
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: in the air
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: in the air

Doomsday is indeed getting close. Practice as hard as you can.
by tingdzin
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Vajrayana is not Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 23
Views: 1965

Re: Vajrayana is not Tibetan Buddhism

Worthless. The only valid points he makes in the article are already well-known among those who study the subject in any depth. Another self-appointed expert with an axe to grind trying to make a reputation for himself.
by tingdzin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 1624

Re: Hell

Thanks.
by tingdzin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 1624

Re: Hell

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:51 pm
There is an old grandmother who gives people a certain tea before they are reincarnated. That tea makes them forget their time in hell.
Wow, that's a new one for me.
Could you tell me where this idea comes from?
by tingdzin
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 3211

Re: Zazen and breathing

One may leave it to scholars and others, but I am not sure if they would come with any serious or reliable outcome. One should practice all of those ways first to have any idea. And we lack time to practice zen, so how one would have time to search in all of this? Another point is that one needs a ...
by tingdzin
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Chinese culture and Buddhism and more
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: Chinese culture and Buddhism and more

#2 May have a basis in Buddhism, but such a belief/ custom is present in no other Buddhist cultures I have seen. It may also be in part due to Confucian beliefs on honoring ancestors. #3 A lot of Buddhists (including myself) drink in moderation. If you have the good fortune to be a full-time Buddhis...

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