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by Adamantine
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 161
Views: 13757

Re: Hallucinations

pemachophel wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:46 pm Lama Tony Duff suggests that "relative truth" or "conventional truth" is most correctly translated as "fictional truth." To me, that says it all.
:thumbsup:
by Adamantine
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 161
Views: 13757

Re: Hallucinations

Not interested at all in discussing man ngag sde in an online Dzogchen forum, let alone a sub dedicated to general Dharma. I'm not sure how you'd think this is appropriate, or who could possibly benefit. :good: He’s a Bonpo so you have to cut him some slack... the Bonpos are very open about Dzogche...
by Adamantine
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Jamgon Ju Mipham transmissions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Re: Jamgon Ju Mipham transmissions?

Certainly Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche gives Gesar
transmissions from Mipham Rinpoche... they (PBC) have a whole book of Mipham Gesar practices they translated.
by Adamantine
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 6665

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

A quotation comes to mind, which I think is accurate, but unfortunately I can't recall it's source..Maybe Gore Vidal? "Hippies, whose rejection of money is equalled only by their love of what it buys". In my experience, especially true when the money was a Govt benefit. Spending their dole money br...
by Adamantine
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 6665

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

Some photo examples for good measure. Malas as jewlery is the new black. It just happens to be contrary to Vajrayana etiquette. Malas as fashion wear started in the 60's. Indeed, and that was before my time so I can’t have any certainty... however I believe the role of Dharma center gift stores in ...
by Adamantine
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 6665

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

Well current marketing of dharma in the West via center gift shops, online stores and so on, often involves the selling of fancy fashionable looking malas...clearly part adornment.. which wouldn’t mix so well with some of these pith instructions for serious mantrikas. :tongue: Some photo examples f...
by Adamantine
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 6665

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

Well current marketing of dharma in the West via center gift
shops, online stores and so on, often involves the selling of fancy fashionable looking malas...clearly part adornment.. which wouldn’t mix so well with some of these pith
instructions for serious mantrikas. :tongue:
by Adamantine
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 6665

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

There’s much more so these are teasers:
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by Adamantine
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 6665

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

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by Adamantine
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 6665

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

From the aforementioned book:

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by Adamantine
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 6665

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

Simon E. wrote: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:52 pm The 'really?' was in response to the idea that someone felt that they would go mad if they did not have their mala upon their person.


Really?
I’m going to presume this was a figure of speech...
by Adamantine
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 6665

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

When I stopped wearing my mala, it felt like I was going mad and that I has removed one of my limbs. I don't get why people won't wear them. All the blessings of your sadhana carry around within your mala. Really?.... :thinking: There’s also another conduct that’s taught: never to let your mala lea...
by Adamantine
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 6665

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

Seconded. I think that there has always been some 'leakage' from 'Hindu' practice, particularly where the two traditions coexist, particularly in the Himalayas. The idea that malas have to be kept ritualistically pure is not something that I have been taught. when you have completed the circuit of ...
by Adamantine
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 6665

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

When you say retreat do you mean a strict 14 sessions/10 hours a day kind of retreat? This is normally taught when going through the use of vajra/bell/damaru in a strict retreat. /magnus 14 sessions / 10 hrs a day? Those sound like quite short sessions! 43 minutes? Sorry, 4 sessions a day all toget...
by Adamantine
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 6665

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

Seconded. I think that there has always been some 'leakage' from 'Hindu' practice, particularly where the two traditions coexist, particularly in the Himalayas. The idea that malas have to be kept ritualistically pure is not something that I have been taught. when you have completed the circuit of ...
by Adamantine
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life
Replies: 88
Views: 6665

Re: Question for those who carry a mala in daily life

No, the point of the hidden mala is that you only use it while in retreat and so it is a part of Samaya. The normal human biological processes are not the problem. /magnus Again while not arguing that is never taught, it's worth pointing out that it is not a universal teaching. I have done a number...
by Adamantine
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 111
Views: 16925

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

heart wrote: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:28 pm
Adamantine wrote: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:25 pm That’s encouraging, however it doesn’t really change any of the potentially problematic issues, or the need for the above questions to be adequately answered, does it?
No, I just shared what I heard. Perhaps she can step up and answer them herself.

/magnus
Yeah that’d be ideal!
by Adamantine
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 111
Views: 16925

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

I find it troubling that instead of answering a number of (still unanswered and unaddressed) issues and questions raised by members here in this and related threads, Pema Khandro / Kali Ma’s students (or her sockpuppets) instead resort to intensively petitioning and pressuring the staff here to eli...
by Adamantine
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 111
Views: 16925

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

I find it troubling that instead of answering a number of (still unanswered and unaddressed) issues and questions raised by members here in this and related threads, Pema Khandro / Kali Ma’s students (or her sockpuppets) instead resort to intensively petitioning and pressuring the staff here to elim...

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