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by Adamantine
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 4862

Re: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction

Whether a teaching is high or low, ultimate or relative, depends mostly on you and your receptivity to the truth. Siddhartha got the most profound understanding of the meaning and purpose of renunciation just by going for a ride on his chariot. How often do we drive around and what understanding do...
by Adamantine
Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 4862

Re: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction

Can't say I've experienced anything which I can label as being restricted through being in the West. If I was a full time monastic or a full time lay practitioner (such as Ngagpa) I would of course be able to do more. However, aside from the language issue, I can't think of anything I would have re...
by Adamantine
Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Book of Three Beliefs
Replies: 20
Views: 3727

Re: The Book of Three Beliefs

tamdrin wrote:found it:

http://web.archive.org/web/200606132327 ... opic=31179" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I don't think that's the thread I was referring to... what's more, I couldn't even get to the second page, it said there was a server error
by Adamantine
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Book of Three Beliefs
Replies: 20
Views: 3727

Re: The Book of Three Beliefs

yo, what really happened to Roach? I mean it seems like that guy does have a wealth of knowledge about dharma but that he did go a bit off track. In his teaches prior to his 3 year retreat I heard him saying that if someone is an arya they will never say it publicly. THen what does he do he makes a...
by Adamantine
Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 4862

Re: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction

conebeckham wrote:My teacher teaches the entire path, soup to nuts. But you had best be prepared to do some serious practice, and some serious retreat, over a seriously extended time.

I wouldn't have it any other way.
same here!
by Adamantine
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are we on the right track in learning Buddha
Replies: 124
Views: 15466

Re: Are we on the right track in learning Buddha

Sad to see how that which could be "right energy" is uselessly wasted through clinging to wrong views. Kind regards Don't sweat it. According to adherents.com (not sure their method for compiling this info) there are only about 329 million Buddhists worldwide. This is in contrast to almost 2 billio...
by Adamantine
Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nyala Pema duddul's Tulku
Replies: 39
Views: 7600

Re: Nyala Pema duddul's Tulku

A Buddha incarnate would have no karma, so how could he experience disease? From what cause could a disease arise? Or could he just appear to have a disease for some reason, like Shakyamuni perhaps? No, that was for blessed tulku if I got your post right. I'm talking about a full blown Buddha incar...
by Adamantine
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Signs of wrong practice.
Replies: 19
Views: 4206

Re: Signs of wrong practice.

One of my Teachers, when approached by some beginning meditators with excited reports of seeing lights and hearing sublime sounds, looked at them with profound compassion and said: "Keep meditating. These things will go away." Perhaps it is more helpful to focus on signs of proper post-meditation. ...
by Adamantine
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are we on the right track in learning Buddha
Replies: 124
Views: 15466

Re: Are we on the right track in learning Buddha

CSEe wrote: Hi laura , is hard for me to explain my view , so I hope you could try since my english is not good .
Hi CSEe, where are you from? What is your native language?
by Adamantine
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are we on the right track in learning Buddha
Replies: 124
Views: 15466

Re: Are we on the right track in learning Buddha

Hi Adamantine , thks for the story yes i do enjoy it alot . I could easily agrees . As I belief all living / non-living in this world and entire universe is a form of energy that constantly tranformed / evolved / changing shapes / under-go purification process , to be pure / to be empty - to be Bud...
by Adamantine
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are we on the right track in learning Buddha
Replies: 124
Views: 15466

Re: Are we on the right track in learning Buddha

Hi CSEe, It is said that the Buddha's realization was inexpressible, and this is why he sat under the Bodhi tree for a week after attaining enlightenment, without closing his eyes. After this, through compassion he began the journey of communicating this realization in conditional relative ways, thr...
by Adamantine
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Phurba Peace Mandala Project in North America
Replies: 0
Views: 593

Phurba Peace Mandala Project in North America

This has been an auspicious ongoing project for years, undoubtedly profound merit will follow whomever helps it's completion. This is happening in Iowa, right on the Mississippi River, as this was determined to be the most powerful placement for maximum planetary energetic effect. Lama Dawa Chhodak ...
by Adamantine
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Book of Three Beliefs
Replies: 20
Views: 3727

Re: The Book of Three Beliefs

Actually from my brief experience with it, -the Yantra Yoga that is taught in Namkai Norbu's mandala does include a basic cycle very similar to surya namaskar. The lineage is said to trace back to Vairochana. However, the way the breath and attention are worked with, as well as the rythm of the move...

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