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by Jnana
Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Cittamattra/Yogachara - how to purify the latent seeds?
Replies: 26
Views: 2946

Re: Cittamattra/Yogachara - how to purify the latent seeds?

How are the latent seeds deposited in the alayavijnana purified in the Cittamatra/Yogachara schools ? Hi Kirt, The short answer is that one hears and reflects upon the dharma, then develops the first 29 of the 37 factors of awakening to the degree necessary to penetrate the four noble truths, and t...
by Jnana
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Yoga: the heart of Vajrayana?
Replies: 46
Views: 5681

Re: Guru Yoga: the heart of Vajrayana?

Hi all, It's also helpful to keep in mind that "guru" is dynamic, and if we are open and present, then every experience is a learning opportunity. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche: When speaking of spiritual masters, there are four types of teachers that we should follow, all of whom are indispensable and can ...
by Jnana
Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

.. but it is still unfortunate whenever atheistic/materialistic views are presented as accurate representations of the dharma. I am not sure what you mean with this, can you elaborate? I meant that any teachings which dismiss or marginalize karma and rebirth aren't the Buddha's dharma. It's unfortu...
by Jnana
Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Every lineage don't have to be going back to the Buddha himself but they do have to have an enlightened source. Indeed. The way Theravada is taught today in the west, removing rebirth and karma, is quite sad. Well then it isn't really Theravāda or Buddhadharma at all; but it is still unfortunate wh...
by Jnana
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Well this whole thread is about Westerners knowing, rather than realizing, the true meaning of Buddhism a lot better than the Asian teachers. As already mentioned previously in this post , it isn't about "Asian" versus "Western." Traditional versus Academic suits you better? There have been countle...
by Jnana
Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

heart wrote:Well this whole thread is about Westerners knowing, rather than realizing, the true meaning of Buddhism a lot better than the Asian teachers.
As already mentioned previously in this post, it isn't about "Asian" versus "Western."
by Jnana
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

heart wrote:You have to first realize it, then change the way you communicate it. Not the other way around.
Who here has suggested otherwise?
by Jnana
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Chaz wrote:It seems like American-born male Buddhist teachers are oftentimes "tall" - Karl is one.
Karl is German. My guess is that he was probably born there?... Certainly a good and knowledgeable teacher.
by Jnana
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

So you know exactly what the Buddha taught and to who he taught it exactly how? The basis of what he taught has been preserved in the Pāḷi Nikāyas and the Sanskrit Āgamas. The basic dharma that was inspired by him is all there. So your point is that Buddha wrote them himself? No, that's not my poin...
by Jnana
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

And in some of the earliest textual remnants we can clearly see a desire to return to the ascetic path initiated by the śramaṇa Gautama. Where is this from? For example: Boucher, Daniel. Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahāyāna: A Study and Translation of the Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcch...
by Jnana
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

heart wrote:So you know exactly what the Buddha taught and to who he taught it exactly how?
The basis of what he taught has been preserved in the Pāḷi Nikāyas and the Sanskrit Āgamas. The basic dharma that was inspired by him is all there.
by Jnana
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

All the Tibetan Buddhist lineages. Magnus does not seem to be a native English speaking but in fact all the Tibetan Buddhist lineages and virtually all Buddhist lineages claim to be an unbroken lineage going back to Shakyamuni Buddha that have preserved his teaching or have kept his teaching intact...
by Jnana
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Buddhism is not a work in progress. Buddhism is a all about preserving the path the Buddha taught, not improving it, changing it in any way. Sorry, but I would suggest that this is only partially accurate. One can have faith without throwing one's intellect out the window. The historical "Buddha," ...
by Jnana
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Hi all, I really don't think it's about "Tibetan" versus "Western" at all. I think the idea of "rebelling" here must necessarily include taking a good hard look at Western culture and beginning to let go of these consensual "norms" also. One of my concerns with Indo-Tibetan dharma as it is developin...
by Jnana
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mind sense power
Replies: 12
Views: 1352

Re: Mind sense power

It depends on which cognitive model one is using. Yes. Your quotes reflect Mind Only, right? Do you know also for (possibly gelug) Sautrantika and Middle Way? According to Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche it was Ju Mipham's understanding that "After the first moment of sense perception mental percep...
by Jnana
Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mind sense power
Replies: 12
Views: 1352

Re: Mind sense power

Another question about cognition. Mental consciousness is aware of external reality through sense consciousness. But sometimes we are aware of sights, sometimes of sounds etc. Is it that at the moment when we are aware of sights: a) only eye sense consciousness works b) or is it that all five sense...
by Jnana
Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Well we have to REALLY develop the intention to attain some kind of awakening and not just play around with superficialities in our life. Once that happens the fruit will blossom. Indeed. But we may also be living in the last century of true Buddhist tantra (at least Highest Yoga Tantra) at least o...
by Jnana
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

My point is that many people are quick to identify and eliminate anything they believe to be "cultural baggage" and dismiss it. Rinpoche isn't "many people." He's a fully qualified Tibetan lama. This honest and open appraisal by him is actually long overdue. I know senior Western lamas who've been ...
by Jnana
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

mr. gordo wrote:So does he explain how Buddhism and in particular meditation from a Vajrayana perspective will be taught without cultural baggage?
What need is there for Tibetan cultural baggage when it comes to vajrayana meditation?
by Jnana
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12864

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

What is it with people feeling the need to "do away with cultural baggage" when it comes to Buddhism? It isn't that bad to visit Buddhism in a different culture. Most of the time such perceptions of "cultural baggage" are due to western arrogance towards Asian cultures where the expectation is that...

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