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by haha
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: One truth?
Replies: 126
Views: 4249

Re: One truth?

Actually, the question you have started is very valid, not a waste. Otherwise, there is no point for Dharmakirti to compose Pramanavarttika. There is no point for Kalalasila to write a commentary on Tattvasamgraha. There are few writings that I have read (at least few portions) by Tibetan writers ba...
by haha
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 3912

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

Yes, there are many ways and different ways. There are even some ways that one does not need to plays with dolls. I heard that Vajrayana students train their minds in different emotional places. Does one need to discard his or her pride while entering into the rest room? Does one need to discard his...
by haha
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: One truth?
Replies: 126
Views: 4249

Re: One truth?

Buddha didn't know the answers to these questions. Buddha knew the answers but felt revealing them would hurt rather than help. Buddha found the questions to be unanswerable. Buddha did answer the questions ... at other times, in other sutras. If that is the assertion, Buddha is not Buddha but it s...
by haha
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Rage
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Rage

There are several energy healing therapies or modalities or methods. You can get quick but temporary benefits. You can try those. The best way is to train the mind. If you know how to practice boundless Loving-kindness and Compassion, its result will be more durable. I am not just randomly suggesti...
by haha
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: One truth?
Replies: 126
Views: 4249

Re: One truth?

"In the same way, any brahmans or contemplatives endowed with wrong view, wrong resolve, wrong speech, wrong action, wrong livelihood, wrong effort, wrong mindfulness, & wrong concentration: If they follow the holy life even when having made a wish [for results]... having made no wish... both havin...
by haha
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: One truth?
Replies: 126
Views: 4249

Re: One truth?

If an enlightened Vedanta master, Dzogchen master, and Taoist master all got together to shoot the breeze ... would they agree, in essence, about what makes the world go 'round? Or would they end up having a <very polite> nondual fistfight about who's got it right(er)? If that so. Then, why had so ...
by haha
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 3912

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

For Kriya tantra, it does emphasis on outer purity. If one does healing practice to other based on Kriya deities, one will definitely not feel comfortable to bring that mala in impure place. But there is no problem even if one does whole practice in restroom (esp. for the case of Highest Yoga Tantr...
by haha
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What Exactly is 'Reborn'?
Replies: 59
Views: 2412

Re: What Exactly is 'Reborn'?

It is interesting to know what exactly the Reborn is. Jain believes Jiva (self or soul) goes from one life to another. Advaita Vedanta believes Susma sarira that goes to one life to another; probably same to Samkhya philosophy. Different groups give different approach. Buddhism in general gives solu...
by haha
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Story of Tobacco in Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Tobacco in Buddhism

Astus wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:03 pm
haha wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:44 pm
basis in sutra?
Tobacco was brought to India in the 17th century (no Buddhism in India by then), so if the story is about tobacco, it is quite modern.
Ahh! Thank you. (I did not know the history of tobacco.)
by haha
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Story of Tobacco in Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Story of Tobacco in Buddhism

As I was searching about Garab Wangchuk, I happened to encounter the following story. What is the source of the following story? Is it just a folk tale or it has some basis in sutra? ….……In the past, in India, when Buddha sets the Dharma wheels in moition, the demon king Garab Wangchuk, consumed wit...
by haha
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 54
Views: 1586

Re: Peeling the onion

When one is completely absorbed by one philosophy, she or he will always see or identify same narrative in other philosophical system or modern days theories. Example, some groups, who are attached to vedic literatures, always identify any new innovation of modern days in their literature, their myt...
by haha
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 54
Views: 1586

Re: Peeling the onion

Peeling is itself not peeling; the question you are asking is quite appealing. / By peeling one onion you may discover the knowledge of peeling of all onion; but you cannot discover the knowledge of peeling of an orange. All peeling is, by definition, appealing. It's only when you've abandoned the ...
by haha
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 54
Views: 1586

Re: Peeling the onion

Rick, Peeling is itself not peeling; the question you are asking is quite appealing. By peeling one onion you may discover the knowledge of peeling of all onion; but you cannot discover the knowledge of peeling of an orange. I can relate your first possible answer to Nagarjuna’s emptiness. But you m...
by haha
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Consciousness - is it really ever ‘switched-off’
Replies: 20
Views: 901

Re: Consciousness - is it really ever ‘switched-off’

Generally, our definition of the consciousness is mostly base on waking state. And that consciousness completely ceases in another state; it does not have the same characteristics the way we are defining it as in the waking state. It is said that Arhats’ mind lapse into the bhavanga during the sleep...
by haha
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Vivid Dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Vivid Dreams

Such things might occur naturally; but in actuality, they would appear due to dependent arising. As I can relate your experience in some point, it might be due to entering some Chi in some veins. There are many people who have experience of some clarity in dreams without know about it or without pr...
by haha
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment
Replies: 51
Views: 2205

Re: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment

The question you have arisen was the major topic for philosophical discussion in development of buddhist and non-buddhist theories. Different traditions hold different view-point – for enlightenment. For the reincarnation, once I was watching Past Life Regression training lecture, the test subject ...
by haha
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Approach to attachment/grasping in Varjayana
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Approach to attachment/grasping in Varjayana

Can anyone recommend any texts where the differences in approach to/conceptualisation of attachment/grasping of phenomena in Varjayana as opposed to Mahayana and “Hinayana” etc is discussed in detail? Primary or secondary texts are of equal interest. Many thanks Not exact answer, what you have aske...
by haha
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does Tibetan Buddhism have Metta practice?
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Does Tibetan Buddhism have Metta practice?

Does Tibetan Buddhism have techniques for increasing loving-kindness the way Theravada does? I can be a very angry, resentful, and selfish person and would like to increase my loving-kindness. Please check out the seventh chapter of Gampopa, “The Jewel Ornament of Liberation”. Personally, it was be...
by haha
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths are
Replies: 42
Views: 1727

Re: The Four Noble Truths are

When cured already found , just swallow it . Doubt is necessary though . Through investigation doubt is cleared then faith come . Faith perseverance mindfulness concentration wisdom . Only1in a million if to achieve liberation without a teacher guidance . Doubt is not necessary. Quite the contrary,...
by haha
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 2187

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

"As for "unsuitable friends" what is meant here is those who have the effect on you of increasing your three negative emotions - hatred, attachment, and stupidity - and who encourage you to commit negative actions." Page 74 "An unsuitable friend is one who is fond of distractions, totally immersed ...

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