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by haha
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1496

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

If one talks about Mahayana, then one cannot separate it from Bodhicitta, which will make the whole story different. It is about the person who has generated bodhicitta. It means that one’s realization or enlightenment for the sake of other sentient beings, not for own liberation. Such person life-f...
by haha
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1496

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

If one destroys the binding cause of existence, there will be nothing that will sustain the life-force. Only option is “holy cause”; taking ordination is unavoidable. If one does not have sensual desire, she or he will not waste the time in sensual stimuli. If one is complete free from anger, she or...
by haha
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment
Replies: 51
Views: 2143

Re: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment

Teachings are empty. They do not exist. They are not the letters, words or sentences. And yet they appear to exist. Buddha is not the letter B, nor the letters u, d , dh, or a. (quoted from Lankavatara sutra) The hot plate is empty. It does not exist. Your hand is empty and does not exist either. Y...
by haha
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1139

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

Practice of generosity or giving is not only about hard cash. It sounds like other items are not included. Money is only one aspect of generosity (i.e. about wealth). A. giving wealth, B. giving fearlessness, and C. giving Dharma. ....You should not give your body to beings who are influenced by the...
by haha
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 6237

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

weitsicht wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:27 am
Interesting, I had that feeling already. Good to get this somehow confirmed!
Even "doing long life prayer" is considered good.
by haha
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 6237

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

After the DI, ChNNR generally used to give some instructions or advice about what to do next; if one felt, one was not certain about it. During that time everyone has experienced that. But one may not be certain about it. Sometimes following his instruction, sometimes reading other highly realized m...
by haha
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1139

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

Probably, other people have faced it differently. Whether one should give money to alcoholic or not? Whether one should give money to regular fraud (who has the bigger business of begging)? And so on. Sometimes, directly offering the food could be a solution; but such person may reject the offer. Ge...
by haha
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6699
Views: 687221

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

ChNNR has taught the mirror of Vajrasattva. Is there any dzogchen tantra that we can link with it (especially the instructions)? If so, which one is that?
:anjali:
by haha
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Last thought before the death of a man
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Last thought before the death of a man

One wakes in the morning. Is she or he same person or different person then previous day? If one forgets the memory of previous, then the answer will be different. Continuum may make the sense. There are some theories about Patisandhi Citta. The last thought is something related to "rebirth taking c...
by haha
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 10668

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

The posts here are illuminating to me. I have noticed something interesting. It is a kind of self-defense. Defending what one is holding or the way one is holding. I am really thankful. :namaste: My understanding is that Vedanta is more close to Rangtong then Shentong. Why I am saying this. I rememb...
by haha
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is magic?
Replies: 28
Views: 1228

Re: What is magic?

What is magic?

It is an art of depiction. Because one shows right hand, then complete his/her dirty work with left. lol
by haha
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 10668

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

One can regard that the sphere of infinite consciousness is ultimate. One will experience this consciousness is so pure and vast. And then feel I am that. From another tradition: 2. When Buddha says “the mind is not to be found,” this indicates that luminosity and knowing nature are not the mind’s d...
by haha
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 10668

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

Dolpopa was not trying to convert Tibet to Hinduism. He was taking the experience of some Kalachakra practitioners he had met and putting their experience of enlightenment into scholarly terms. But he broke a big taboo in doing so. He said that there was an Ultimately Reality which is separate from...
by haha
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 10668

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

You can just take Dolpopa's teachings on their own accord. See where that gets you. See how much you agree or disagree with that. It takes time but I can check that. Thanks for suggestion. What is the subject of the Vedanta? Their subject is the investigation of Brahma. How does it Fit to Dolpopa’a...
by haha
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 10668

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

Now I can add a hearsay story about Khenpo Tsultrim. Besides, Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen's view can be included in 4th. May be other people here know better then I do. To the best of my knowledge the version of Shentong espoused by Dolpopa was never fully accepted by the Karma Kagyu. It’s considered t...
by haha
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 10668

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

Sorry I wrote 3rd and changed it to 4th.Thanks for the info on the 3rd but do you know any TB lamas who teach from the 4th group? If not what group in particular are you talking of? Thanks. Now I can add a hearsay story about Khenpo Tsultrim. Besides, Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen's view can be included ...
by haha
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 10668

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

What TB teachers are in the third group? Later Tibetan Buddhist thinkers like Shakya Chokden would also work to show the compatibility of the Alikākāravāda sub-school with Madhyamaka, arguing that it is in fact a form of Madhyamaka.[95] Likewise, the Seventh Karmapa Chödrak Gyamtso has a similar vi...
by haha
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Object of Meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 971

Re: Object of Meditation

:namaste: Most of the time Buddhist literature and teachers ask you to focus on the breath. Is there any other meditation object that may be quite as effective in creating jhanic states like piti or sukha? :anjali: Just my speculation. Mental object in the breath is easier than other objects becaus...
by haha
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 6237

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

One of the possible sigh is that one does not need to worry about "the discursive mind". Even if one is certain about it conceptually, it should be regarded a great gain.
by haha
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 10668

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

One group believes their philosophical position is definitive and others provincial. Another group believes the opposite. Third group tries to harmonize between two. Then, another group claims that it is Vedantic view without definitive understanding about vedantic position. I found my understanding...

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