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by Namgyal
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: No beginning?
Replies: 19
Views: 3617

Re: No beginning?

'Kyemal! This restless flickering awareness, which we call our 'mind', appeared in the beginning at the very same moment as Samantabhadra. Even so, it is he who is liberated, since he knows himself, whereas we sentient beings wander astray in endless Samsara, because we do not recognise our own tru...
by Namgyal
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: No beginning?
Replies: 19
Views: 3617

Re: No beginning?

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'First thinking 'me' they fixate on self, then thinking 'this is mine' attachment to things develops.' (Chandrakirti)
by Namgyal
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Best academic studies on (tibetan) buddhism?
Replies: 14
Views: 3996

Re: Best academic studies on (tibetan) buddhism?

Yudron wrote:I'm currently most interested in Jacob Dalton, Holly Gayly, and Sam Van Shaik.
Sam is an accomplished scholar and a practising Buddhist (Longchen Nyingthig). Amongst Buddhist Buddhologists, the best is probably Professor Geoffrey Samuel (ChNN).
:namaste:
by Namgyal
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Article on Sexual Abuse & Harassment in Buddhist Communities
Replies: 132
Views: 18279

Re: Article on Sexual Abuse & Harassment in Buddhist Communi

shel wrote:Unicorns have meaning. That doesn't mean that they are more than mythical creatures
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'The unicorn is a supernatural being and an auspicious omen.' Jorge Luis Borges.
by Namgyal
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why makes Buddhism true ?
Replies: 52
Views: 7176

Re: Why makes Buddhism true ?

'However, the more sophisticated extremists meditate on the coarse impermanence of birth, aging, sickness, death, and so forth; they know the suffering of this life and of the desire realm; they affirm that coarse substances such as material forms lack a true reality; they decrease their attachment...
by Namgyal
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How they choose the Dalai Lama?
Replies: 18
Views: 3134

Re: How they choose the Dalai Lama?

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by Namgyal
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Doubts about Pure land
Replies: 76
Views: 15809

Re: Doubts about Pure land

In places like China, one have to look back into how religious factors, politics and social conditions paved way for development of exclusive and dual practice, hence today, we have the legacy of the exclusive practice according to Master Shan Dao's Tradition during the Tang and the dual practice b...
by Namgyal
Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How they choose the Dalai Lama?
Replies: 18
Views: 3134

Re: How they choose the Dalai Lama?

State Religious Affairs Bureau Order No.5.'...an important move to institutionalize management on reincarnation of living Buddhas. The selection of reincarnates must preserve national unity and solidarity of all ethnic groups and the selection process cannot be influenced by any group or individual ...
by Namgyal
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Article on Sexual Abuse & Harassment in Buddhist Communities
Replies: 132
Views: 18279

Re: Article on Sexual Abuse & Harassment in Buddhist Communi

...don't forget it is own mind what is deluding us, and this can become visible by the shining lamp of an awaken teacher... '...so come up and see my tantric etchings'. I disagree that the advice I received was conditional and simply 'needed at that moment'. It is possible, and indeed advisable, to...
by Namgyal
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Doubts about Pure land
Replies: 76
Views: 15809

Re: Doubts about Pure land

Mantra recitation/Buddha name recitation isn't a form of meditation? :? You do realize that the goal is explicitly called "Buddha Remembrance/Recitation Samadhi" (Buddhanusmrti Samadhi)... As far as whether or not there's a guaranteed rebirth, the sutras are pretty specific... even in the Pali Sutt...
by Namgyal
Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Doubts about Pure land
Replies: 76
Views: 15809

Re: Doubts about Pure land

...how can anyone with a sane mind believe in something that sounds so irrational and fairy tale like? Not to mention the anti woman sentiments in one of the vows? The vow appears to apply only to women who specifically wish to be men. For my part, I have no problem believing that a Cosmic Buddha i...
by Namgyal
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Kent UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1831

Re: Hello from Kent UK

Welcome Remain :hi:
(I visited the Old Courthouse in 1999; its a wonderful building.)
:namaste:
by Namgyal
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Article on Sexual Abuse & Harassment in Buddhist Communities
Replies: 132
Views: 18279

Re: Article on Sexual Abuse & Harassment in Buddhist Communi

'...The relationship students have to their Buddhist teachers is like the relationship PhD candidates have to their advisors combined with the relationship clients have with their psychotherapists, mixed in with the relationship super fans have to their favorite rock stars.' Once I asked an old mon...
by Namgyal
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Third Eye
Replies: 147
Views: 22784

Re: The Third Eye

Okay. These snide "country club" references are of no help to anybody...No more snide remarks. My apologies for any offence caused to members, I was merely adopting an extreme position for the purposes of debate. My own views are very different. As for this thread, my advice for Motova would be sam...
by Namgyal
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Third Eye
Replies: 147
Views: 22784

Re: The Third Eye

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:namaste:
by Namgyal
Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ahoi
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: Ahoi

Ahoi there! :hi: and welcome.
:namaste:
by Namgyal
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Third Eye
Replies: 147
Views: 22784

Re: The Third Eye

Some practitioners are looking for special things in Tibetan Buddhism. They take on practices trying to develop channels and so on. They hope for results. Some even do three year retreats and follow practices such as the 6 yogas and so on. Some practitioners gain some understanding and others do no...
by Namgyal
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Crisis at KPC in Maryland
Replies: 54
Views: 9248

Re: Crisis at KPC in Maryland

Adamantine wrote: Penor Rinpoche was not one of my own Gurus...He also recognized Steven Seagal. My pure vision would struggle with that.
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by Namgyal
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Third Eye
Replies: 147
Views: 22784

Re: The Third Eye

There are no separate conventional and ultimate views and that's what 'purity' means. 'On the relative and conventional level you have death, impermanence, the suffering of samsara and so forth, all of which are deceptive appearances, nevertheless experienced as such. On the ultimate level the mode...
by Namgyal
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Third Eye
Replies: 147
Views: 22784

Re: The Third Eye

When you believe that empty rainbows appear and therefore exist in some way, albeit relatively, you are mistaken. And that applies also for your worship of deities. Perhaps you are conflating conventional and ultimate views, for so-called conventional beings, deities are very real. As for 'the subt...

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