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by cyril
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mundane Wants?
Replies: 33
Views: 3102

Re: Mundane Wants?

So I have been doing a Manjushri sadhana of Garchen Rinpoche for a while and its sadhana says to visualize all beings becoming Buddhas, conflicts being erased, etc. However, with difficulties within worldly life, how does one incorporate the practice into improving circumstances rather than just pr...
by cyril
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Dealing With Demons
Replies: 34
Views: 4124

Re: Dealing With Demons

I was curious about what different traditions of Buddhism say about "demonic" entities and how to deal with them. Parittas in Theravada, various sutras and dharanis in Mahayana, tonglen, sang & serkyem, various dokpa practices, chod, action mantas, etc in TB. Always been interested in learning abou...
by cyril
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on Arya Tara
Replies: 12
Views: 1539

Re: Books on Arya Tara

From a Gelug perspective,

Gelek Rinpoche - ”The Practice of the Triumphant Ma
Khensur Rinpoche - ”A Commentary on Praises to the Twenty-one Taras
Ven. Thubten Chodron - ”How to Free Your Mind: The Practice of Tara the Liberator
by cyril
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quote of my day
Replies: 26
Views: 3031

Re: Quote of my day

The future ain’t what it used to be.
- Yogi Berra -
by cyril
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 6441

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

Now, in all fairness, I don't know much about Hinduism but it occurred to me that whenever they worship mahatmas or mahavatars, the guys in question are usually dead. Does RT knows something that we don't?
by cyril
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 6441

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

But on the other hand, the cult of Trump is still way behind the Professional League

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by cyril
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 6441

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

There is a divine spark in every creature, according to Hinduism. Maybe this is what those guys are trying to worship. Or maybe they badly want the Green Card and they came up with this strategy after reading "The Art of the Deal"..
by cyril
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jerusalem syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Re: Jerusalem syndrome

Would it be accurate to ascribe this type of madness to gyalpo provocation? Definitely a kind of provocation. Fascination with purity, etc., indicates devabhutagraha, i.e., possession by demonic devas. So, what could possibly induce the provocation? Are those devas offended in any way, do they have...
by cyril
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jerusalem syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Re: Jerusalem syndrome

https://youtube.com/watch?v=lUTuWHLiAcI There might be no more than 50-100 hospitalizations per year but we don’t know much about the number of those manifesting psychotic episode yet not hospitalized; so I wouldn’t rush out yet saying that the incidence is highly exaggerated. It could be the case ...
by cyril
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jerusalem syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Re: Jerusalem syndrome

Would it be accurate to ascribe this type of madness to gyalpo provocation? Why not just say it has to do with the five poisons? Why is it that the gyalpos always get the rap? Of course, fundamentally it all comes down to the five poisons; in particular pride is the culprit when it comes to gyalpos...
by cyril
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jerusalem syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 1153

Jerusalem syndrome

Would it be accurate to ascribe this type of madness to gyalpo provocation?
by cyril
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charnel grounds
Replies: 26
Views: 2230

Re: Charnel grounds

Crazywisdom wrote: Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:25 am There are scary places. I hear cemeteries in England can be haunted.
Meh. Brazilian cemeteries are the real deal now.





by cyril
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charnel grounds
Replies: 26
Views: 2230

Re: Charnel grounds

kalden yungdrung wrote: Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:12 pm On photos i have some shimmering ghosts who dwell / float above the little house where the live music is played, (the Indian flute).
That's interesting. Could you post some of those photos online?
by cyril
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing
Replies: 35
Views: 3152

Re: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing

Any ideas on this one? Preferably, a way without looking weird(no, prayer wheel fidget spinners haven't quite worked nor rapping chants). There is a practice called Avalokitesvara Korwa Tongtrug that Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche often transmits. I'd say, receive transmission, get the booklet with...
by cyril
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tricycle : Ancestors : Bidia Dandaron
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Tricycle : Ancestors : Bidia Dandaron

Lama Tsydenov was one of the Buryat delegates who went to the enthronement ceremony of Tsar Nicholas II. It is said that he was the only person attending the ceremony who refused to bow down in front of the Tsar, reasoning that doing so would be against the Vinaya. When being told that all the other...
by cyril
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charnel grounds
Replies: 26
Views: 2230

Re: Charnel grounds

Doesn’t their practice somehow is a bit similar with Tibetan yogis? ( eg. everything is inherently pure, natural state - no fear or disgust ) ... I sometimes wonder if they can be liberated like this? I think at least some of them might have attained some realization akin to that of an accomplished...
by cyril
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Deathbed visions
Replies: 15
Views: 1868

Re: Deathbed visions

This is a good and concise book that describes the dying process, and can possibly give some insight in this matter. https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1320517798l/224852.jpg Thanks, Aryjna. Yes, I read that book a while ago; indeed, it describes concisely the dying process and the four bardos exac...
by cyril
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Vinaya doesn't prohibit smoking -tobacco-, but...
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Re: Vinaya doesn't prohibit smoking -tobacco-, but...

I have seen this video, so i would like to ask to those of you who are more learned in the Vinaya scriptures if it is true that tobacco isn't prohibited. And also if substances alike are so. ++ Thank you Bhikku Shravasti Dhammika talks about this issue in his book “The Broken Buddha”. According to ...
by cyril
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The owl
Replies: 25
Views: 3117

Re: The owl

I've always heard that crows/ravens are emissaries of Mahakala. Eagles and hawks are dra-la and commonly signify protection. Seeing them is typically considered good. Living in Colorado, we see a lot. Never been told anything about owls, but I love them. Once was asked to get vulture feathers for a...
by cyril
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Practise to recall past incarnations
Replies: 24
Views: 2710

Re: Practise to recall past incarnations

Are there ways to recall past incarnations? Any buddhist or non-budhdist practises with that goal in mind? Curious if it would be helpful for learning seeing outcomes of situations, actions and their reactions, consequences. Mastering the first 4 jhanas should allow you to recall past incarnations ...

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