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by PeterC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 14729

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Sorry i am used to that answer about the bad English which is boring me enormous. Some can understand the same statements perfect and others do not. Therefore i was very clear with Lopon Tenzin Namdaks explanations, what can be investigated . If this is not clear than i must be the cause ? Your lev...
by PeterC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 14729

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

About Mahamudra we / i can say that Dzogchen is Trekchod and Thögal as indivisible. Take we out Thögal then we do not get Dzogchen anymore but Mahamudra. ZZNG is teached as Mengagde and then Trekchöd and Thögal are indivisible. Well i did explain that so many times, is that so difficult to understa...
by PeterC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 14729

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

About Mahamudra we / i can say that Dzogchen is Trekchod and Thögal as indivisible. Take we out Thögal then we do not get Dzogchen anymore but Mahamudra. ZZNG is teached as Mengagde and then Trekchöd and Thögal are indivisible. Well i did explain that so many times, is that so difficult to understa...
by PeterC
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 14729

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

For others it is and will be Trekchöd and Thögal = Dzogchen and Dzogchen - Thögal = Mahamudra. The Rainbow body is exclusive for those who see Trekchöd and Thögal as indivisible the ones who take out / delete of Dzogchen the Thögal are first no Dzogchenpas and will not attain the status of a Dzogch...
by PeterC
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: non-physical heat during dzogchen meditation
Replies: 40
Views: 3445

Re: non-physical heat during dzogchen meditation

What does the literature you read tell you about the need for a guru and transmission as a prerequisite for practice? Or about the ability to practice without receiving the relevant empowerments? It tells me that the highest guru is your own natural state, that texts can be transmissions and that e...
by PeterC
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: non-physical heat during dzogchen meditation
Replies: 40
Views: 3445

Re: non-physical heat during dzogchen meditation

Sooner or later you will need to rely on the expertise of a living master. Sure, If there was a dzogchen teacher who had successfully lead at least one of his western students at least to the result of "small rainbow body", I already would have applied to become his/her student. As this is not the ...
by PeterC
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 14729

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

For others it is and will be Trekchöd and Thögal = Dzogchen and Dzogchen - Thögal = Mahamudra. The Rainbow body is exclusive for those who see Trekchöd and Thögal as indivisible the ones who take out / delete of Dzogchen the Thögal are first no Dzogchenpas and will not attain the status of a Dzogch...
by PeterC
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell
Replies: 64
Views: 6742

Re: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell

From what I read, Avīci is not Vajra Hell. Many texts indicate that 'only samaya breakage leads one to Vajra Hell, no other karma would'. Vajra Hell may be kind of Avīci though. Avici is the lowest hell. Vajra hell is different from any hell described in sutrayana, including avici, according to <lu...
by PeterC
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 11374

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Personally, I’m completely put off by the animus on both sides*. * And to be clear, I don't think Tsongkhapafan has displayed animus in his posts that I've read over the last couple of years, even if perhaps he used to. Jeff - there are two discussions here, and I think it’s helpful to separate the...
by PeterC
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 11374

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Great, then please explain for us in what sense your interpretation of Gelugpa teachings are "traditional". The point being made here by others is that you represent a minority position not particularly consistent with the historic or contemporary Gelugpa mainstream. Rather than addressing that poi...
by PeterC
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 11374

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

We really aren't. Back to Dharma...... We are talking about the Dharma. We haven't left the topic. Something that can be observed in these recurring debates, TKPF, is that you're very happy bashing Dzogchen on the basis of Tsongkhapa's views (or rather, your reading of them), and people entertain y...
by PeterC
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 11374

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

now we are getting somewhere. We really aren't. Back to Dharma...... We are talking about the Dharma. We haven't left the topic. Something that can be observed in these recurring debates, TKPF, is that you're very happy bashing Dzogchen on the basis of Tsongkhapa's views (or rather, your reading of...
by PeterC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls
Replies: 25
Views: 3985

Re: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls

After his laundry mishap it was a pink and purple mess. I had to wash mine. I have been wearing it on and off for the past two or so years and then wore it ten days straight in Thailand (Bangkok). Those ten days were the last straw, it was just too smelly and stained to not be washed... Cold water ...
by PeterC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls
Replies: 25
Views: 3985

Re: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls

Our teacher instructs those of us that have taken a certain HYT empowerment to wear the striped zen and white shantab during practice and teachings. Recently I made the mistake of washing my striped zen and now it is red and pink instead of red and white. I wonder what the significance of that is? ...
by PeterC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?
Replies: 34
Views: 3047

Re: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?

Decent summary of the relevant citations here: https://info-buddhism.com/sangha_schism.html Apart from the Parikuppa Sutta (AN 5.129), that's all Vinaya proceedings. There is also the Sanghabheda Sutta (Iti 18) not mentioned in that article. As for a not Vinaya but Sutra definition, here's a Mahaya...
by PeterC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell
Replies: 64
Views: 6742

Re: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell

Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:50 am
PeterC wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:45 am
Crazywisdom wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:52 am


Your head will be split into seven pieces.
By a blazing khatvanga, if you're really lucky
Nope. The club of the raging Yaksha.
That would do to too....I guess it depends on the sadhana
by PeterC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell
Replies: 64
Views: 6742

Re: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell

Crazywisdom wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:52 am
Motova wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:03 am
If it is certain one is going to Vajra Hell, does one display any mental or physical symptoms?
Your head will be split into seven pieces.
By a blazing khatvanga, if you're really lucky
by PeterC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?
Replies: 34
Views: 3047

Re: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?

Astus wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:44 pm
PeterC wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:57 am
Sanghabheda is defined pretty well in the sutras. I can dig out the references if you’d like. It is, as they say, a thing.
If you have a different definition, please provide it.
Decent summary of the relevant citations here:
https://info-buddhism.com/sangha_schism.html
by PeterC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?
Replies: 34
Views: 3047

Re: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?

No, Weihan is correct, in fact, just the other day during the Lamdre Triple vision teachings, HH Sakya Trizin mentioned this specifically. Vasubandhu writes about the schism that causes birth in Avici for a kalpa: "Where does schism take place? 100b. Elsewhere. Not where the Tathagata is found Schi...
by PeterC
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?
Replies: 34
Views: 3047

Re: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?

5. Splitting the Sangha - I have read that this is also impossible unless you lived in Buddha's time. It's possible today, but you would need to cause a certain number of members of the ordained Sangha to oppose others on a specific doctrinal topic - so basically it's very unlikely that you would h...

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