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by dakini_boi
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6982
Views: 765103

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

How important it is to treat those who receive transmission with us in a good way. And what happens if we don't. I wish he'd do a full retreat on that topic alone. :namaste: It is very important, and probably one of the most damaged samayas. For one thing, it can have a negative impact on the teach...
by dakini_boi
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Consequences of caesarean birth
Replies: 15
Views: 9230

Re: Consequences of caesarean birth

According to Taoist medicine, the uterine contractions at birth put pressure on the newborn's soft fontanel. This stimulates the brain and causes the baby to gulp and swallow a portion of essence (jing), which descend from the brain to the lower abdomen. This is called "swallowing the mud pill" (mud...
by dakini_boi
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Regarding lama as enlightened being and devotion
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: Regarding lama as enlightened being and devotion

Thanks do the replies. What if a lama asks me to practice a mantra for lifetime? Does that establish a guru disciple relationship automatically? Technically, once you take an empowerment from a lama, that establishes a guru-disciple relationship (even if you never see them again) and you are suppos...
by dakini_boi
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)
Replies: 19
Views: 5537

Re: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)

So I suppose I'm reiterating myself but in short, if there are any supernatural beings that need my compassion I would freely and openly give it to them. That's the spirit! So why not assume they exist (even as a metaphor) and offer it. Even the idea of offering compassion to all physical beings th...
by dakini_boi
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)
Replies: 19
Views: 5537

Re: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)

Interesting. I appreciate your explanation and now I understand more where you are coming from. Re. belief in invisible beings - one thing that Buddhism has definitely given me faith in, is the fact that my mind, as I experience it currently, is extremely limited. And that possibilities exist that I...
by dakini_boi
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)
Replies: 19
Views: 5537

Re: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)

certainly a source of demerit for you. probably the more virtuous thing to do would be to refrain from comment. sorry I shouldn't have said this, I know you're just expressing your opinion. . . but my point is, you could be missing out on an opportunity to accumulate merit by "rejoicing" in another...
by dakini_boi
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)
Replies: 19
Views: 5537

Re: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)

To me the whole concept behind preta-dana is about sacrificing oneself and one's ego for the good of all beings, and in this case those beings that suffer more than humans. I usually stop it at that -- it's a quaint notion. But to actually believe that you can summon ghosts and direct them to other...
by dakini_boi
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advice against expectations about practice or Awakening
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: Advice against expectations about practice or Awakening

Milarepa said something like, "Practice all your life, but don't expect realization." Sorry I don't have the source or exact quote.
by dakini_boi
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditations that reduce attachment
Replies: 4
Views: 1340

Re: Meditations that reduce attachment

Hey. Im dealing with a separation from my girlfriend. Its been a while since ive felt this sad feelings and is getting kind of hard not to reject them. I dont want it to be a problem for my dharma practice, since i have already reduce the amount of time practicing do to depression. It comes and goe...
by dakini_boi
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?
Replies: 140
Views: 20005

Re: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?

My understanding is that the strength of the afflictive emotions is stronger in the degenerate age, so the path of renunciation is more difficult. Transformation, on the other hand, is quite practical for those with intense emotions. It's said that tantric methods actually work better in these degen...
by dakini_boi
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?
Replies: 140
Views: 20005

Re: Is sex considered vulgar to Buddhists?

. . . I get the impression that not only are the Buddhist texts very contradictory, they simply have a perspective that is, in modern times, untenable. You can't propose a religion for enlightening the world and bringing peace and harmony when its founder says that sex is like playing with poop it'...
by dakini_boi
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Desire
Replies: 8
Views: 2107

Re: Desire

So what would you consider to be a healthy sexuality that is in compliance with the teaching that desire is the cause of dukkha, or is there such a thing? For Mahayana - sex motivated by the wish to share pleasure with your partner. And dedicate to the happiness and liberation of all beings. For Hi...
by dakini_boi
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: heart sutra basics explanation ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: hmmmm

So what is the significance of emptiness ? So what if 1,2,3,4,5 has to exist together ? I don't think the significant point is that the skandhas are dependent on one another. I think the point is, the skandhas are dependent on causes and conditions, constantly in flux, thus they have no independent...
by dakini_boi
Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Would you say that mdma experience of all out love is valid?
Replies: 17
Views: 3674

Re: Would you say that mdma experience of all out love is valid?

kirtu wrote:
Ervin wrote: Drugs are nothing but delusion (well, not necessarily, nothing - HHPR said that they were also the physical embodiment of demons).
What about prescription psychiatric drugs (SSRI's, etc)?
by dakini_boi
Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Departure
Replies: 36
Views: 6543

Re: Departure

The truth is, I usually just scroll down to read his posts. Then I read bits and pieces of others for context.
by dakini_boi
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: When do you believe or know that is ok to lie?
Replies: 17
Views: 2355

Re: When do you believe or know that is ok to lie?

The 7 nonvirtues of body and speech (killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, harsh, divisive, and idle speech) are actions which generally cause harm to beings. However, according to Mahayana principles, any of these are ok if the sincere intention is to benefit beings.
by dakini_boi
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen in English
Replies: 42
Views: 7038

Re: Dzogchen in English

Probably the best 2 intro books are Dzogchen the Self Perfected State and The Crystal and the Way of Light , both by Namkhai Norbu. The great news is, if after these books you find you would like to practice Dzogchen, the author teaches frequently all around the world, and most of his teachings are ...
by dakini_boi
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6982
Views: 765103

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

i don't, except for occasional outbursts :?
by dakini_boi
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Offering cloud mantra
Replies: 4
Views: 2660

Re: Offering cloud mantra

ཨོཾ་ནམོ་བྷ་ག་ཝ་ཏེ། བཛྲ་སཱ་ར་པྲ་མརྡ་ནེ། ཏ་ཐཱ་ག་ཏཱ་ཡཱརྷ་ཏེ། སམྱཀྶཾ་བུདྡྷ་ཡ། ཏདྱ་ཐ། ཨོཾ་བཛྲེ་བཛྲེ་། མ་ཧཱ་བཛྲེ། མ་ཧཱ་ཏེ་ཛ་བཛྲེ། མ་ཧཱ་བི་དྱཱ་བཛྲེ། མ་ཧཱ་བོདྷི་ཙིཏྟ་བཛྲེ། མ་ཧཱ་བོདྷི་མཎྜོ་པ་སཾ་ཀྲ་མ་ཎ་བཛྲེ། སརྦ་ཀརྨཱ་བ་ར་ཎ་བི་ཤོདྷ་ན་བཛྲེ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ Salutations and homage to the Buddha who crushes ignorance with ...
by dakini_boi
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Your beliefs and or knowledge create karma
Replies: 77
Views: 9081

Re: Your beliefs and or knowledge create karma

It's not enough to "stop believing in karma." You have to actually purify your perception to the point that you actually know karma is an illusion, without a doubt. That's what dharma is for. But in the meantime, to just say "I don't believe in karma, therefore it doesn't exist," you are fooling yo...

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