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by amanitamusc
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 3904

Re: time traveling?

Whether time travel is a genuine phenomenon is not the point in the context of a forum dedicated to 'the discussion of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism'. The only question is does time travel aid enlightenment? And a swift perusal of those claiming to experience that phenomena suggests that it does ...
by amanitamusc
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling
Replies: 14
Views: 1151

Re: Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling

Good luck with your future endeavours, but I think you need to relax a bit, be more practical, and less superstitious. Dharma, above all, is about motivation. Anything motivated by the eight worldly concerns is not pure Dharma/virtue. Every action performed without the eight worldly concerns is pur...
by amanitamusc
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling
Replies: 14
Views: 1151

Re: Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling

Tomorrow I'm leaving behind my life in New Zealand to start a new career in Korea. I'm wondering about travelling with Dharma materials (a mala) and books. I've heard that in Tibetan Buddhism, one should not take sacred objects into a bathroom. This thing about 'unclean areas' is one of the only th...
by amanitamusc
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling
Replies: 14
Views: 1151

Re: Treatment of Dharma books and materials while travelling

ratna wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:00 am
If you put this mantra from the Manjushri Root Tantra between the pages of your Dharma book, there will be no fault when the book is stepped over, etc.

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Very nice.I will make many a copy.Thanks.
by amanitamusc
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 3904

Re: time traveling?

For my part I can say that my "feeling" is that they are genuine, I think you mean your "wish" is that these are genuine. From what I see here no evidence of any kind is advanced for this stuff. They are just shaggy dog stories, like those from folks whom claim near death experiences where they met...
by amanitamusc
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Tattoos of Thailand
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: The Sacred Tattoos of Thailand

This one? https://samyeinstitute.org/instructors/somananda-yogi/ Yup, that's the guy. Me and Somananda outside the Mahadevi temple in Bangkok, Thailand. me and somananda.jpg Nice pic.You guys could be brothers. Does he have some Sak Yants?
by amanitamusc
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Tattoos of Thailand
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: The Sacred Tattoos of Thailand

I think Esoteric Theravadan Buddhism is fascinating, so it cool seeing stuff like this and learning more about it. I also think the Reusi/Lersi role is really interesting as a tradition of yogis/ascetics. It seems to have some things in common with Ngakpas and other Vajrayana yogi traditions, altho...
by amanitamusc
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 11202

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

You can actually benefit a lot from asking questions about practice to your dharma friends. But this particular subject, the mind instructions in Dzogchen and Mahamudra, is not one of them in my experience. No one is patronizing you. /magnus Not me specifically, i'm not personally insulted or anyth...
by amanitamusc
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 11202

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:34 am
amanitamusc wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:32 am
I think you like thinking about thoughts. :tongue:
Well, i'm not running away from them;)
:cheers:
by amanitamusc
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 11202

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

I think you like thinking about thoughts. :tongue:
by amanitamusc
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 11202

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

It's a good answer, and this is my understanding as well. In many ways though, it seems that this means functionally "going backwards", we are back to the Two Accumulations approach, we are working with Karmic situation. Now wait for the ensuing poopstorm as I insult other practitioners by insinuat...
by amanitamusc
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: my local Karma Kagyu center is closed cult?
Replies: 25
Views: 2324

Re: my local Karma Kagyu center is closed cult?

You could contact this Karmapa.https://www.karmapa.org/

You still have not given the center you are talking about. :shrug:
by amanitamusc
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: my local Karma Kagyu center is closed cult?
Replies: 25
Views: 2324

Re: my local Karma Kagyu center is closed cult?

So I was talking to other Tibetan Buddhists from another forum, and they said that it is normal for them to read books about Buddhism from various teachers and scholars. I was told that it is normal to even read books from different lineages and branches of Buddhism. However, lately I have noticed ...
by amanitamusc
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 11202

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

I'm assuming nearly everyone participating in this thread has had introduction....the theme is 'what next'... Namkhai Norbu used to say that after introduction we repeat that G.Y method or other different ones until we have some clarity as to what our nature is. Then once we have some confidence ab...
by amanitamusc
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Sacred Tattoos of Thailand
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: The Sacred Tattoos of Thailand

You don't see that every day.I don't have a tattoo but I would get one of those.
by amanitamusc
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 11202

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

So, simply stated....thoughts are not equivalent to the Nature of Mind. However, the nature of thoughts is at all times equivalent to the nature of mind. The nature of concepts is beyond concepts. The nature of mind is beyond "mind," but not beyond the Knowledge of Mind's own nature, which is Rigpa...
by amanitamusc
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Media
Topic: New airport at Lumbini
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: New airport at Lumbini

Yes, it's so sad. Western students of Tibetan Buddhism are among the beneficiaries of the extraordinary Tibetan lineages, yet in the cradle there are real challenges in just being able to practice. With the current construction of Uiger-like re-education camps, the future looks even more bleak. I p...
by amanitamusc
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 11202

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

So, simply stated....thoughts are not equivalent to the Nature of Mind. However, the nature of thoughts is at all times equivalent to the nature of mind. The nature of concepts is beyond concepts. The nature of mind is beyond "mind," but not beyond the Knowledge of Mind's own nature, which is Rigpa...
by amanitamusc
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7098
Views: 814585

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Just out of curiosity, can you tell me where Rinpoche himself ever mentioned paid membership as an important thing? I'm not doubting it, but I'd love to know his actual thoughts on it. He has said that membership in the DC is important for many reasons, only one reason being to financially help sup...

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