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by PeterC
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34410

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

As for "do the math." I am not offended or upset, but I find that to be dismissive and simplistic. Understand. So perhaps you should take the floor here: how would you reconcile Jesus' teaching, as represented by the articles of faith of any major Christian denominations, with the Dharma seals? If ...
by PeterC
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34410

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

Dear climb-up, He is not telling you what you should do -- he is sharing his view -- belief or conviction -- of what is important. Especially he's not telling you what to do -- but sharing what is important -- Dharma and Buddha. And it was done with and in good faith. :anjali: And in my own, incred...
by PeterC
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34410

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

You should absolutely get in touch with ChNN and the Dalai Lama explain the flaws in their view and refuge. Hm, the Dalai Lama clearly says that Christ was a bodhisattva. You may disagree, but thread carefully because this is a grey area and Christ means a lot to billions of people. He must be more...
by PeterC
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34410

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

Jesus taught the existence of an immortal soul. We could examine his teachings further but there's really no point, as it clearly wasn't the dharma, so he clearly was not realized. On this there really can't be any confusion. By implication if you regard him as an Arya Bodhisattva then you may have...
by PeterC
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 34410

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

Jesus taught the existence of an immortal soul. We could examine his teachings further but there's really no point, as it clearly wasn't the dharma, so he clearly was not realized. On this there really can't be any confusion. By implication if you regard him as an Arya Bodhisattva then you may have ...
by PeterC
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: General questions on getting started
Replies: 12
Views: 1468

Re: General questions on getting started

These two points might be the perfect advice for yourself, but as a general advice it is not recommended. Without contact to a good teacher or some spiritual friends an aspirant might fall into the trap of being slightly on the wrong track. Sailors know this phenomenon: if they navigate only 2 angu...
by PeterC
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: General questions on getting started
Replies: 12
Views: 1468

Re: General questions on getting started

Irrespective of the tradition, the advice I would have given to myself when starting out would have been: ... 3. Get absolute clarity about what you are supposed to be doing, then just do it. Don't go back to your teacher or dharma siblings with endless questions. 4. Don't spend time hanging around...
by PeterC
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: General questions on getting started
Replies: 12
Views: 1468

Re: General questions on getting started

Irrespective of the tradition, the advice I would have given to myself when starting out would have been: 1. Always do your practice every single day without fail. 2. Only take on practices that you intend to do every day without fail until you accomplish them, the fewer the better. Receiving one pr...
by PeterC
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 348
Views: 29957

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

Maybe he refers to the Brahmins and Sadhus of the age of Buddha, that existed already before. Namaste odysseus, No that is not what I am saying, I will let you discover it for yourself as a timeless experience which is sure to happen if you practice. As said in my previous post most of the knowledg...
by PeterC
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Zen
Replies: 344
Views: 29891

Re: Tibetan Zen

Seeing a discussion on Zen Vs Dzogchen, the sensible practitioner averts his or her eyes and passes by, much as you don't look too closely at multi-car pileups on a freeway. These things inevitably end up with someone citing badly-translated, out-of-context quotes and saying: look, they use the same...
by PeterC
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Japanese monk in Tibet
Replies: 16
Views: 1555

Re: A Japanese monk in Tibet

IIRC the Tibetans who hosted Kawaguchi were tracked down and punished, in some cases very severely, for assisting him. This was fairly common in that period. Peter Hopkirk's book on this is an entertaining but somewhat depressing read
by PeterC
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 94505

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

With all due respect to him, DJKR needs to get off the fence. He's sufficiently familiar with Sogyal and Rigpa that he should have an opinion on Sogyal as a teacher (as so should OTR). Either he thinks that samaya exists here, and he should be telling the students to do lots of Vajrasattva and apolo...
by PeterC
Tue May 09, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 239
Views: 37846

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Malcolm - this may be an overly broad question, but I'm curious - what would you consider as the essential reading list for a practitioner? What is the minimum set of texts that someone should have received and be familiar with, irrespective of which particular lineage of teachings they practice? I...
by PeterC
Mon May 08, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 239
Views: 37846

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Malcolm - this may be an overly broad question, but I'm curious - what would you consider as the essential reading list for a practitioner? What is the minimum set of texts that someone should have received and be familiar with, irrespective of which particular lineage of teachings they practice?
by PeterC
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How a Negative Karma is Accumulated
Replies: 18
Views: 1667

Re: How a Negative Karma is Accumulated

Thank you Peter, you nailed my problem precisely. So if karma doesn't exist purely from mind then there must be something from the side of the object? This is really the crux for me. Karma is one of the four mind-changings so I think it helps at least to get a good understanding of the basic workin...
by PeterC
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How a Negative Karma is Accumulated
Replies: 18
Views: 1667

Re: How a Negative Karma is Accumulated

On your hypothetical mouse. Your intuition tells you that you have accumulated the full negative karma even if the mouse does not die, because you believed it dead and rejoiced in its death. According to all the standard presentations you have not accumulated negative karma equal to that of killing ...
by PeterC
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to access "specifically" Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 20
Views: 2283

Re: How to access "specifically" Tibetan Buddhism

In many of the stories of the mahasiddhas, the subject only met his/her teacher once, received initiation and instruction, then just practiced alone. Those stories are more numerous than those of the mahasiddhas who spent extensive periods receiving teachings. What a lot of modern students look for ...
by PeterC
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Time taken for short sadhana for Vajra Nairatmya & Vajrayogini
Replies: 28
Views: 4587

Re: Time taken for short sadhana for Vajra Nairatmya & Vajrayogini

Yes,I had also the notification from the local Sakya centre abt it,hope she recovers well and soon. Perhaps,now is not yet the time to receive the empowerment...... That wasn't the message I had in mind Out of curiosity,what message do you have in mind then? :smile: Life is short Great masters will...
by PeterC
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Time taken for short sadhana for Vajra Nairatmya & Vajrayogini
Replies: 28
Views: 4587

Re: Time taken for short sadhana for Vajra Nairatmya & Vajrayogini

Just received an email saying that the visit is cancelled due to HEJK's health. Let us hope she recovers quickly. Perhaps there is a message here for you... Yes,I had also the notification from the local Sakya centre abt it,hope she recovers well and soon. Perhaps,now is not yet the time to receive...
by PeterC
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Time taken for short sadhana for Vajra Nairatmya & Vajrayogini
Replies: 28
Views: 4587

Re: Time taken for short sadhana for Vajra Nairatmya & Vajrayogini

Just received an email saying that the visit is cancelled due to HEJK's health. Let us hope she recovers quickly. Perhaps there is a message here for you...

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