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by haha
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 44
Views: 2047

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

Colleagues, how to get angry qualitatively in the “greenhouse” conditions of tantric retreat (practice of angry yidam)? It is just as difficult to get angry when there is no everyday reason, as well as stop being angry when anger has already arisen (for everyday reasons). Even visualizing yourself ...
by haha
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: contemplating mother's kindness
Replies: 16
Views: 848

Re: contemplating mother's kindness

Do you know any other methods for developing loving-kindness? Thank you very much! I'm so confused. Gampopa's "The Jewel Ornament of Liberation, Chapter 7" could be supportive. First, one chooses the person who is kind to oneself and then one can extend it to other. It is not necessary the person s...
by haha
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature
Replies: 85
Views: 2943

Re: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature

Where does the problem lie?
“So too, friend, the eye is not the fetter of forms nor are forms the fetter of the eye, but rather the desire and lust that arise there in dependence on both: that is the fetter there.

From Samyutta Nikaya
So, it can be applied in view, too.
by haha
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind transcends death
Replies: 41
Views: 1850

Re: Mind transcends death

Yes, that makes sense ... though, again, there can be hunger for primordial awareness, like hunger for enlightenment. The hunger is bottomless pot. How much one puts, it cannot be full. Is this hunger is for body or this hunger is for mind? More you seek, more you read, more you meditate. Or whatev...
by haha
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind transcends death
Replies: 41
Views: 1850

Re: Mind transcends death

Grave step and how! It's pretty much unimaginable to me, to cease all craving for all nutriments, physical and mental. It sounds like death. And a question: The fourth nutriment, consciousness, is meant to be understood as primarily the rebirth consciousness, pathisandhi citta. This implies the fou...
by haha
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind transcends death
Replies: 41
Views: 1850

Re: Mind transcends death

My understanding is that continuity of mind is sustained or caused by "one thing" That is called nutriment. Cessation nutriment is cessation of mind.

The Four Nutriments of Life
by haha
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: what is Original Mind?
Replies: 13
Views: 737

Re: what is Original Mind?

What is shown by the dzogchen master, one may experience during the vipassana practice, too. It may take uncertain time to get certainty while engaging in common vipassana. When one gets certainty, he or she attains the first bhumi in Mahayana that is Darsana marga. That is equavalant “stream enter...
by haha
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Help finding version of Medicine Buddha mantra

Ginkgo22 wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:48 pm
Just guessing based on your description.



by haha
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Nagarjuna and the Nagas
Replies: 12
Views: 1187

Re: Nagarjuna and the Nagas

On the nagas: Do they vary in shape or are they all snake-like Do they live here or in their own realms somewhere else? At Sāvatthī. “Bhikkhus, there are these four modes of generation of nāgas. What four? Nāgas born from eggs, nāgas born from the womb, nāgas born from moisture, nāgas of spontaneou...
by haha
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Desire/Suffering Is a Water Faucet That Can't be Turned Off
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Desire/Suffering Is a Water Faucet That Can't be Turned Off

There are many ways to understand the truth within Buddhism. Learning from past mistake and avoiding it in future is one way. What is called suffering is due to ignorance. Non-attachment could be a way. However, one can avoid suffering by abandoning causes. One can avoid suffering by accumulating th...
by haha
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 2057

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

What happens in terms of the law of karma when we confront our deserved bad karma? Do we worsen our karma even more in this case?   For example, someone is trying to rob us. He was robbed by us in forgiving lives. And it seems that we should put up with a fair (from the point of view of the law of ...
by haha
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Why did the Buddha rarely get specific with meditation instructions?
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: Why did the Buddha rarely get specific with meditation instructions?

Were the detailed instructions passed down orally or something? I am aware of the ānāpānasmṛti guide in Ekottara Agama 17.1, and of the samādhi sūtras, but only the former is truly detailed, in my opinion. Furthermore, I've seen no detailed information on brahmavihārā meditation in any sūtras. The ...
by haha
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: cessation of suffering or cessation of suffering cause
Replies: 26
Views: 1077

Re: cessation of suffering or cessation of suffering cause

It may be useful here. At Sāvatthī. “Bhikkhus, there are these five aggregates subject to clinging. What five? The form aggregate subject to clinging, the feeling aggregate subject to clinging, the perception aggregate subject to clinging, the volitional formations aggregate subject to clinging, the...
by haha
Fri May 10, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Identifying deities
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Identifying deities

If you are interested in Iconography, following books could be helpful. The Iconography of Nepalese Buddhism by Mīnabahādura Śākya The Indian Buddhist Iconography: Mainly Based on the Sādhanamālā and Cognate Tāntric Texts of Rituals by Benoytosh Bhattacharyya The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols...
by haha
Fri May 10, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: spying spirits
Replies: 24
Views: 1546

Re: spying spirits

From above link: When he was ready and began to read the ritual for bestowing the permission, he explained that there is a common option to offer a ritual cake to drive away interfering forces. However, he has decided that seeking to drive such beings away is inconsistent with his avowed wish to hel...
by haha
Sun May 05, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mantra and Dzogchen
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Mantra and Dzogchen

Thank you for the link (i.e. Malcolm's post). Two important points: Now this will be spoken in the symbolic language. The perception through senses is the perception imagined by the mind. (Thus) the knowledge obtained in the utpatti-krama (the process of creation) does not lead to the Enlightenment....
by haha
Sat May 04, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Insect karma
Replies: 40
Views: 2118

Re: Insect karma

Thank you for the provided link. The karma, which is regarded as good in one state of mind, would be regarded as bad in another state of mind. So………… Here is Chiggala Sutta: The Hole SN 56.48 From Gampopa, Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche(trans), The Jewel Ornament of Liberation , Snow Lion Suppose...
by haha
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Third Jewel.
Replies: 35
Views: 1532

Re: The Third Jewel.

Long ago, one Rinpoche said that Sangha is the body of Guru. (may be for vajrayana setting)

When heard the teachings from HHDL, I can regard all sentient beings as my Sangha members without exception. No matter what they believe and what they don’t believe.
by haha
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Visualisations and Dzogchen
Replies: 82
Views: 5213

Re: Visualisations and Dzogchen

If people know the limitation of deity yoga (i.e. in term of visualization), they are likely to give different opinion. Probably one knows which level of absorption he or she will get with the deity. So, visualization has its own benefits as well as limitations. Deity in the highest level is the pa...
by haha
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 18 dhatu and samjna and vedana
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: 18 dhatu and samjna and vedana

It may be useful here. Vedanaskandha is the threefold mode of feeling or experiencing sensation which is painful, pleasant, neither-painful-nor-pleasant. One should distinguish six classes of sensations: those which arise from the contact of the five material organs, the organ of sight, etc., with t...

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