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by Karma_Yeshe
Wed May 31, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Refuge and Empowerment Through Tech?
Replies: 16
Views: 2175

Re: Refuge and Empowerment Through Tech?

Which presupposes that one's understanding of the Dharma is complete, in which case one would not need a teacher anyway. ;) Patrul Rinpoche writes in the "Words Of My Perfect Teacher": All the qualities complete according to purest Dharma Are hard to find in these decadent times. But trust the teac...
by Karma_Yeshe
Wed May 31, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Refuge and Empowerment Through Tech?
Replies: 16
Views: 2175

Re: Refuge and Empowerment Through Tech?

I mean, that is what qualified masters are there for anyway: to validate our views. :roll: No, but when you are thinking about making a Vajra connection with a teacher, you should check if his or her views and actions are in accordance with the Dharma. And what you think to be in accordance with th...
by Karma_Yeshe
Wed May 31, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Refuge and Empowerment Through Tech?
Replies: 16
Views: 2175

Re: Refuge and Empowerment Through Tech?

Grigoris wrote: Best to go with what your Lama says.
Better to think just a little about what an empowerment is, how it is supposed to work and so on and then search for a qualified Master who has the same view.
by Karma_Yeshe
Fri May 12, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 281
Views: 23483

Re: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism

That does not make it Protestant. Arguably, the saying in fact goes back to Virgil, "facilis descensus Averno," i.e., falling into hell is easy. I wasn't implying that it makes it Protestant, just that Protestants are the one's that are prone to referring to the quote. As for Virgil: Virgil would h...
by Karma_Yeshe
Thu May 11, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 281
Views: 23483

Re: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism

Lhasa wrote: Please don't tell me to ask my Lama, I don't have an available tantric teacher.
:thinking:
Then you shouldn't do sang if you have no confidence in your own abilities.
by Karma_Yeshe
Thu May 11, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 281
Views: 23483

Re: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism

dzogchungpa wrote:
amanitamusc wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
says the silliest of them all...
:rolling:
You guys are silly.
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by Karma_Yeshe
Wed May 03, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Books for beginner Gelug students
Replies: 51
Views: 7364

Re: Books for beginner Gelug students

Again, this is a weird sort of infatuation and appropriation (CA) of Tibetan culture. You sound like an Armenian talking about the genocide in Turkey or something. Stop living in the past. Futhermore, have you even read Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand? Tell that to an Armenian who's family neve...
by Karma_Yeshe
Wed May 03, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Books for beginner Gelug students
Replies: 51
Views: 7364

Re: Books for beginner Gelug students

Ayu wrote: Okay, you recommend this and Lama Zopa recommends reading the Pabonka book. :shrug: Who is the authority here?
Maybe you should mention that Gelug is not your lineage.
Yes, Gelug is not my lineage. That is why I won't recommend Pabonkapha. This is not about authority, it is about history.
by Karma_Yeshe
Wed May 03, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Books for beginner Gelug students
Replies: 51
Views: 7364

Re: Books for beginner Gelug students

smcj wrote:LitPoYH is a good book.
We should not import sectarianism.
Keep that in mind as you read it and the book is just fine.
We should not import it, but buying it is ok for you :shrug:
I highly recommend to read Je Tsongkhapa himself if you want to know the source of the whole Geluk tradition.
by Karma_Yeshe
Wed May 03, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: a question on the six exercises of Naropa
Replies: 15
Views: 3178

Re: a question on the six exercises of Naropa

nonabiding wrote: It would be ideal to learn the material from a teacher who has the transmission and accomplishes the practice to some extent himself.
This is not ideal, this is the only way it can be done!
by Karma_Yeshe
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bronze vs Iron Phurba
Replies: 60
Views: 6993

Re: Bronze vs Iron Phurba

Mantrik wrote:
The person who decides if a practitioner is ready to perform lower activities is their Guru.

Nobody else can decide upon that.
Ahm, I think the practitioner herself/himself can (or should) also know it.
by Karma_Yeshe
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bronze vs Iron Phurba
Replies: 60
Views: 6993

Re: Bronze vs Iron Phurba

Wrathful practices are a tad over rated. Too much of them and your life becomes a mess. You can choose a life without being constantly surrounded by murder, madness, mayhem and wickedness. Saving people at the last conceivable minute is fun, but tiring. It takes a toll. This has also much to do wit...
by Karma_Yeshe
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Sadhana Practice
Replies: 223
Views: 24392

Re: Dzogchen Sadhana Practice

My point is that having seen the true nature and realising that everything derives from this, then everything becomes a means to realisation. The true nature of obstacles is, after all, identical to the true nature of the solution to these obstacles. That is what the Mahamudra teachings on "one tas...
by Karma_Yeshe
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism
Replies: 521
Views: 49080

Re: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism

Everything is Dzogchen. There is nothing that is seperate to the Nature of Mind. Nothing. If you have been introduced to the Nature of Mind and are still seeing paths, then the introduction failed. "Nature of mind" ( Skt. cittatā; Tib. སེམས་ཉིད་, Wyl. sems nyid) is not really a Dzogchen-Term, isn't...
by Karma_Yeshe
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism
Replies: 521
Views: 49080

Re: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism

Not if you practice it like Tulku Urgyen suggest you do, resting in the natural state allowing the expression of awareness arise as the development stage. It is actually an enhancement. I know what Kunjed Gyalpo says, but this is actually for people trying to recognise the natural state. As you kno...
by Karma_Yeshe
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Food for retreat
Replies: 19
Views: 2714

Re: Food for retreat

Your point is taken, but i figure that as humans we all share pretty similar necessities in regards to basic nutrition, allergies and illnesses withstanding. No, actually we don't. According to all traditional eastern medical systems there are various types of people with completly different needs ...
by Karma_Yeshe
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Food for retreat
Replies: 19
Views: 2714

Re: Food for retreat

Your diet should correspond with your needs. It needs to be good for your body, not mine. So I do not see much point in following others people diet. Also my teacher gave some advise about what to eat at special daytimes. I say this because your diet should fit to the practice you want to do. All th...
by Karma_Yeshe
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues
Replies: 83
Views: 9562

Re: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues

From a buddhist POV, identity is part of the problem, not part of the solution. If you were a monastic that isolated yourself from society, then sure, but that's not a practical view when you're a layperson. Because both cases ARE views. I am not a monk, but I think it is a very practical view in t...
by Karma_Yeshe
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are Tibetans racist?
Replies: 40
Views: 3612

Re: Are Tibetans racist?

i care, because racism is a root problem in this century :shrug: It was much worse in the centuries before this one (e.g. racial segregation in South Africa and in the USA, the Holocaust, Japanese Racism/Nationalism towards China, the way the european conquerors treated the Natives in the Americas ...
by Karma_Yeshe
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues
Replies: 83
Views: 9562

Re: Transgender, Gender and Gay issues

My point is, we can call the growing letters of the acronym "ridiculous" or we can try to understand how certain identities are important because they're intrinsically related to how we interact with fellow human beings. From a buddhist POV, identity is part of the problem, not part of the solution.

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