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by mutsuk
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Script?
Replies: 61
Views: 7127

Re: Dakini Script?

Aro's lineage (not to be confounded with the Sems-sde lineage from A-ro Ye-shes 'byung-gnas, *9th c.) is fake because it is based on the supposed teachings of Aro Lingma, a woman said to have lived around the late 19th-early 20th century. However, there never was any Aro Lingma, and there was never ...
by mutsuk
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

Re: Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche

Many thanks for this Lhasa! The old tradition Menri Ponlob talks about consists in writing the names of all Bönpo Geshes on individual pieces of paper and have these hidden inside small balls of tsampa. All these balls are then put inside a vase which is shaken by an elder monk until two or three ba...
by mutsuk
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

Re: Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche

This is Lopön Trinley Nyima Rinpoche, the renown Lopon of Menri , Dolanji. I can't get the whole statement as my internet connexion is low and the video keeps on buffering, but in the part I've been able to listen to, he says that he's been asked by many people to make a statement. So he basically s...
by mutsuk
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

Re: Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche

The translation of the previous statement :
Lopon translation..jpg
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by mutsuk
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

Re: Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche

Yongdzin Rinpoche's statement about the passing of HH Menri Tridzin :
Lopon tib.jpg
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by mutsuk
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

Re: Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche

A nice hommage to Rinpoche in pictures and music :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHXGgJDqNeU
by mutsuk
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

Re: Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche

A book had been published earlier this year, in June, containing tens and tens of praises, prayers and supplications addressed to HH the Menri Abbot.
The table of contents can be seen here :
http://www.himalayabon.com/book/magazin ... 3/958.html
by mutsuk
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

Passing of HH Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche

I just received the sad news from JLA a minute ago that HH the 33rd Menri Tridzin, Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, passed away earlier today. He was one of the greatest Bön teacher from the (pre-exile) older generation and one of the most knowledgeable Dzogchen masters in the history of Bön. It is of...
by mutsuk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 239
Views: 27354

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

so do they have 100000 accumulation since 13th century or that part have been introduced later? it was not introduced later, it clearly predates the Phyag-khrid itself. on a side note it is above my head how anyone can accomplish such a task in 100 days let alone 49. i am doing 1200-1300 full prost...
by mutsuk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 239
Views: 27354

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

1) Guru Yoga, 2) meditation on impermanence, 3) 100 syllable mantra, 4) bodhicitta, 5) refuge, 6) mandala offering, 7) 3 essence mantras, 8) body offering, and 9) lineage prayer.
by mutsuk
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 239
Views: 27354

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

Following the teachings of the Phyag-khrid (mid-13th century but the contents are obviously older), Bonpos generally do their 'bum-dgu (900 000) preliminaries in 49 days for those of highest capacities and 100 days for those of lower acumen.
by mutsuk
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ON, A, HUM &/or A, OM, HUM
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: ON, A, HUM &/or A, OM, HUM

If possible i will ask this Lopon La If possible ? I don't think Lopon knows you... and how this mix has to be explained, He has explained that already, several times. The borrowings come from Kagyu texts that were copied by Bonpos. You have an idea of Bon which is totally far from reality. I canno...
by mutsuk
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ON, A, HUM &/or A, OM, HUM
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: ON, A, HUM &/or A, OM, HUM

Oh he of course knows. Lopon has read and studied so many buddhist scriptures (Nyingma Tantras, Sarma ones, Longchenpa, Mipham, and so forth), he is well-aware of the borrowings. He even discussed entire borrowings from Zhi-khro cycles made by Bonpos from Kagyu texts. So he definitely knows all this.
by mutsuk
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ON, A, HUM &/or A, OM, HUM
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: ON, A, HUM &/or A, OM, HUM

There are many similarities between Bön and Dorje Thekpa, but they are not similar. Of course they are similar, similarities and correspondances between both Bon and Buddhist Paths are the subject of several Bon works from masters such as dBra-ston pandita and others. For the sake of readers' under...
by mutsuk
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ON, A, HUM &/or A, OM, HUM
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: ON, A, HUM &/or A, OM, HUM

Does anyone have experience working with both Buddhist and Bon traditions? Yes. It's exactly the same principle. Is there any conflict in switching the OM and A based on the practice? No conflict at all. In some New Bon ( bon-gsar ) teachings, you will even find indifferently Om-A-Hum or A-Om-Hum, ...
by mutsuk
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 348
Views: 35670

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

TharpaChodron wrote:on this subject, kind of, what's everyone's general consensus on John Reynolds?
I don't think there is a general consensus about him. You'll get an answer from people who like his work, a different one from people who can read and translate tibetan, and still another from tibetologists.
by mutsuk
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bardo of Dying
Replies: 23
Views: 2654

Re: Bardo of Dying

Hello, I am unsure of when the bardo of dying starts. Does it start after someone has taken their last breath and would technically be pronounced dead or does it start like say if someone were in a hospice and only had a few days to live would it start around that time? Thank you. Yongdzin Rinpoche...
by mutsuk
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why plants don't have citta?
Replies: 52
Views: 7383

Re: Why plants don't have citta?

There is however the inconvenient statement by Padmasambhava in the Khandro Nyinthig rgyab chos where he declares that the distinction between the sentient and the insentient is not to be believed, and that it in fact disappears when one attains rainbow body. FWIIW. You mean the passage about bem (...
by mutsuk
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why plants don't have citta?
Replies: 52
Views: 7383

Re: Why plants don't have citta?

Insentients having a Buddha Nature is already gone way too far. Far outside Buddhism actually. There is however the inconvenient statement by Padmasambhava in the Khandro Nyinthig rgyab chos where he declares that the distinction between the sentient and the insentient is not to be believed, and th...
by mutsuk
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why plants don't have citta?
Replies: 52
Views: 7383

Re: Why plants don't have citta?

Hongaku is usually translated into English as "Original Enlightenment" and is a strain of thought that emerged in Japanese Buddhism where it was believed no effort on the path is necessary because we are already enlightened. Oh, I see, so those advocatng this theory can display at will the Bodies, ...

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