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by Caz
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: one reason why Bodhisattvas practice patience....
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: one reason why Bodhisattvas practice patience....

Je Tsongkhapa, in LRCM: "Given that there are a great number of living beings whose behaviour is bad and who you are constantly in danger of meeting, you need a powerful conditioning to patience as a remedy for giving up on their welfare For all our Mahayana aspirations, this really hits home! So I...
by Caz
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami News
Replies: 21
Views: 2071

Re: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami News

Such a terrible disaster It would be nice if everyone recited the Heart Sutra at least once to clear obstacle for them...
by Caz
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding a teacher...
Replies: 142
Views: 9627

Re: Finding a teacher...

I was listening to Thubten Chodron's Lamrim teachings this morning, and she gave some good advice which was relevant to someone like me (new and without a connection to a teacher), and she said we could use Buddha as a teacher for the Lamrim meditation, Relying on a Spiritual Guide. I liked that, s...
by Caz
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding a teacher...
Replies: 142
Views: 9627

Re: Finding a teacher...

Not quite the same as your general reading of it. . .It is an express train- In Vajrayana the chela is likened to a snake in a bamboo tube-- you'll either shoot straight to Buddhahood or directly to the hell realms. There is no in-between any longer. In the general 'rising and falling' that you spe...

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