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by Grigoris
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Monastic Ordination the Better Option for Single Dzogchen Practitioners?
Replies: 85
Views: 2005

Re: Is Monastic Ordination the Better Option for Single Dzogchen Practitioners?

But if you think that you would want to improve your capacity for dzogchen through tantra, then ordination in order to receive a tantric education, i believe is one way to go about it. Sorry dude, but I am going to call BS on this one. Nyingma monastics practice Dzogchen and ChNN teaches tantric te...
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West
Replies: 37
Views: 1189

Re: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West

Miroku wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:28 pm
And way bigger chance to get brutally attacked by the police or some right wing youth or drug users. Guess it is better to have a stable income.
All of these can happen to you on a stable income too, especially if you are black or brown... ;)
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West
Replies: 37
Views: 1189

Re: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West

I am just mentioning it because lately I think a lot of people here seem to suggest that as long as someone is a Dzogchen/Mahamudra practitioner there is no need for renunciation etc. But unless the person in question is of extremely high capacity that does not seem correct. I agree with you, just ...
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West
Replies: 37
Views: 1189

Re: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West

The view that if you practice during daily life you do not need many hours of formal practice as well. It goes without saying that you should always be practicing during other activities. If, when one is introduced to the nature of mind they "get it" and can "maintain it", of what value is formal p...
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West
Replies: 37
Views: 1189

Re: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West

Aryjna wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:29 pm
Some, if not most, of the most prominent masters of Dzogchen do not share that view though. Also, you do not have to live a worldly life in order to have your realization tested against various circumstances.
The view that practice is not just the time you put in on the pillow?
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West
Replies: 37
Views: 1189

Re: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West

weitsicht wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:13 pm
And Dream Yoga counts in that?
I see no reason why it wouldn't. Thing is: Will you be doing dream yoga or will you just be dreaming? Dream yoga is so easy and yet so difficult...
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: laughing Buddha?
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: laughing Buddha?

Vajrakilaya laughs. His laugh is a bit hair raising, but it is a laugh nonetheless!
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West
Replies: 37
Views: 1189

Re: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West

If one's job creates merit, then more than half your practice is already done for the day. From there on all you need to do is keep your samaya. Realistically, how many of us are going to reach enlightenment in this life? So, if you want to hedge your bets (you listening CW? :tongue: ) then generati...
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 96
Views: 2807

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

Dude you’re so judgmental. I must be desperate for human contact to keep coming back here just to be berated day after damn day. Berated? Judgemental? All I have said is that gambling does not seem to be considered in a good light in Buddhism. If you identify so closely with what you do, that you c...
by Grigoris
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Offerings...
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Offerings...

The seven bowls of water represent: 1 Argham - water for drinking 2 Padyam - water for bathing/washing 3 Pupe - flower garland 4 Dupe - incense Aloke (a candle, not a bowl of water) - light 5 Gendhe - food 6 Nivedya - fragrant water for washing 7 Shabda - music They are the traditional (Indian) ord...
by Grigoris
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 96
Views: 2807

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

Here’s a point from Dzogchen: knowledge is merit. You can try and jive me with Dharma justifications all you like, what I want is ringside seats when you try to jive Yama. Come to think of it wouldn’t it be so cool if there were a forum for vajrayana practitioners to discuss Tantra online? One can ...
by Grigoris
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 248
Views: 9176

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

greenvajrapani wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:47 pm
The question is what if you don't "Keep samaya with your current guru" then you are breaking samaya "with all your guru(s).
That's a new question and a pretty irrelevant one, as I am sure you know the answer.
by Grigoris
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 248
Views: 9176

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Hello smcj There is the little matter of breaking "Samaya" by "You do not need approval to leave their company and move on either". No there is not. If you keep the samaya for any one yidam, then you keep them for all yidam you have received, from any teacher you have received them from. The essenc...
by Grigoris
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 96
Views: 2807

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

The point is that for a monastic (or anybody) to have the economic/material means to practice they have to accure the cause and conditions for these means. There is no point bitching about not having money when we know very well what the causes and conditions for having money in this (and future) li...
by Grigoris
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 96
Views: 2807

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

dzogchungpa wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:14 pm
Very good, but may I suggest that you are insufficiently chilled?
No! :tongue:
by Grigoris
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 96
Views: 2807

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

dzogchungpa wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:01 pm
Well, he didn't tell him to stop gambling either.
Don't talk nonsense. He didn't tell him not to stick red hot pokers in his eyes either...
The point is, chill.
I am chilled.

The point is: Don't use Dharma to justify your afflictions.
by Grigoris
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 96
Views: 2807

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

Crazywisdom wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:39 pm
And to be clear no amount of pujas will train you for a job. You have to gain the wisdom of knowledge and experience in worldly affairs. Pujas help will patience and stuff.
Pujaris make a pretty decent living in some places... ;)
by Grigoris
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 96
Views: 2807

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/images/thumb/c/cc/GK30-Tantipa.jpg/436px-GK30-Tantipa.jpg Tantepa retired into a cremation ground (after losing everything) where he met a yogi that gave him a practice based on his strongest obsession-affliction: "Just as you lost all your money at dice ...
by Grigoris
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 96
Views: 2807

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

I’m just giving an example. The example of people working summers and practicing winters is just as good. Pls don’t order me around. I’m not a Communist from europe. Before running off at the mouth you may wish to consider that there are readers that do not have nuanced understandings about the wor...
by Grigoris
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 96
Views: 2807

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

Crazywisdom wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:28 pm
Well. That’s why we do mandala offerings, ganapuja and stuff. And honestly I don’t have that much Merit I really have to work on it.
So recommend to people to do these, rather than recommending they gamble on the stock market.

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