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by Grigoris
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Is it unhelpful to start practicing dhyana if i'm already involved with tantra?
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Is it unhelpful to start practicing dhyana if i'm already involved with tantra?

SonamGyatso wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:50 pm
I am okay with doing them both.
You should be. They are complementary, not mutually exclusive.
by Grigoris
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2139
Views: 174688

Re: Music time

bokki wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:17 am
grace is a rock star.
here, 4 u kanji , two dozen, a madness, a trip, so easy
I would expect no less from the son of Fela Kuti!

by Grigoris
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Tsongkhapafan wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:49 am
Buddha's image
Depends on who created it and why.
Buddha's speech are dependent related but completely reliable.
Yup. But we did not have the good karma to hear it.
by Grigoris
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Why then is it so difficult to accept the idea of spiritual purity - that pure Buddhist teachings are the teachings of Buddha with nothing added and nothing taken away? Because all dharma are compounded. Sure, so that means that all Dharmas depend. Purity is also then a dependent quality and it dep...
by Grigoris
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Tsongkhapafan wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:56 am
Why then is it so difficult to accept the idea of spiritual purity - that pure Buddhist teachings are the teachings of Buddha with nothing added and nothing taken away?
Because all dharma are compounded.
by Grigoris
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Tsongkhapafan wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:42 am
It is only ordinary appearance that means that we view statues as works of art rather than actual Buddhas.
It is only ordinary appearance that means that we view Buddhas as "actual", rather than expressions of our own true nature.
by Grigoris
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

I don't think it developed from the Nyingma tradition, it came from Atisha. Think again. The Kadam were founded by Dromton. Dromtönpa was born in Tolung at the beginning of the period of the second propagation of Buddhism in Tibet. "His father was Kushen Yaksherpen (sku gshen yag gsher 'phen) and h...
by Grigoris
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

What about the fact that the Kadampa tradition developed out of the Nyingma. Does that mean mean that it is an "impure" tradition?
by Grigoris
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DhammaWheel
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: DhammaWheel

Coëmgenu wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:38 pm
This thread can probably be shut down too.
I agree! But then I am always looking for an excuse to shut down a thread. :tongue:
by Grigoris
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Yes, true, so paradoxically we need to find a valid Teacher to start with who can give us valid teachings so that we can develop wisdom. I guess if we find the wrong teacher then we might end up like Angulimala, if we have no innate wisdom from previous lives. Luckily wisdom accumulates over lifeti...
by Grigoris
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

I respectfully disagree that it's not possible to have a pure motivation in samsara because we can train in renunciation and bodhichitta and our motivation, which might not initially be pure, becomes purer and purer. Angulimala had pure motivation and absolute faith in his teacher too... Yes, true,...
by Grigoris
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Tsongkhapafan wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:52 am
I respectfully disagree that it's not possible to have a pure motivation in samsara because we can train in renunciation and bodhichitta and our motivation, which might not initially be pure, becomes purer and purer.
Angulimala had pure motivation and absolute faith in his teacher too...
by Grigoris
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mahayana and The Trolley Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Mahayana and The Trolley Problem

Why think in boxes? Blow up the tracks!
by Grigoris
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: It’s incumbent on all of us to think better
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: It’s incumbent on all of us to think better

I think passel should take the time to explain exactly what is being discussed here, otherwise this discussion is useless.
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 681

Re: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?

TharpaChodron wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:51 pm
umm what did I just watch? With that Midnight Express soundtrack too? :shock:
And you got to see the guys tackle at the beginning of the video! Bonus!!! :smile:
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's a "pure tradition"?
Replies: 102
Views: 2009

Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Be aware: I am watching this conversation REALLY closely.
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3051

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Topic cleaned up

From here on keep discussion of a specific demon worshiping cult to an absolute minimum (ie zero).
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is lineage enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 1268

Re: Is lineage enough?

Among other things, I think there needs to be a change in culture among Dharma practitioners, particularly in the West. Specifically, there needs to be a lot less credulity and passive acceptance of make-believe. Practitioners need to be increasingly intolerant of bullshit behavior. Be grownups. Be...
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3051

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:39 am
"Crazy wisdom" is exclusive to Tibetan Buddhism.
Many Hindu sects are into the idea too.
by Grigoris
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 77
Views: 3051

Re: Independent investigation confirms “physical, sexual, emotional abuse” by Sogyal Rinpoche

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:00 am
The behavior of Harvey Wienstein, etc., and Osel Mukpo, Sogyal, Trungpa, Joshu Sasaki, Eido Shimano, etc., was aided and abetted at all levels by people who depended upon them for power, money, or status, or all three.
You forgot about Patriarchy. That had a role to play as well.

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