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by cky
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment success rate
Replies: 248
Views: 22418

Re: Enlightenment success rate

Good one indeed! :applause:
by cky
Sun May 28, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Teacher-Disciple Relationship
Replies: 30
Views: 3402

Re: The Teacher-Disciple Relationship

Dharma Flower wrote:If someone doesn't answer an email, for example, that doesn't mean they don't appreciate you. It depends on their situation.
Not sure what your specific situation is, but remaining silent sometimes can be a powerful tool in communication.
by cky
Fri May 19, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: An odd question on Pīti
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: An odd question on Pīti

Jesse wrote:Alas, there really is no way to find a concrete answer, it's just something I'll have to stop thinking about.
Talk to your teacher?
by cky
Thu May 18, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: An odd question on Pīti
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: An odd question on Pīti

Sounds a bit like Jhana to me.
by cky
Wed May 03, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Considering returning to forums for a bit.
Replies: 19
Views: 2388

Re: Considering returning to forums for a bit.

I don't know you, but welcome back anyway! :)
by cky
Mon May 01, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How old were you when you first became interested in Buddhism?
Replies: 29
Views: 3124

Re: How old were you when you first became interested in Buddhism?

Raised a catholic from a religious mother and an atheist father, I had an interest in eastern philosophy from an early age on. There was a series of books by Stephen K. Hayes on Ninjutsu that included "meditation instructions" which I tried to do in quite a serious manner when I was around 10. In sc...
by cky
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Aren't all Tantras essentially mind termas/pure visions?
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Aren't all Tantras essentially mind termas/pure visions?

Oh. I have misread Malcolm's answer. Thought the answer meant the opposite (that there *is* an essential difference) from just skimming over the text from the topic. Thank you and sorry for my confusion.
by cky
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Aren't all Tantras essentially mind termas/pure visions?
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Aren't all Tantras essentially mind termas/pure visions?

Malcolm wrote: Not really.
What's the difference?
by cky
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngöndro experience and motivation
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Ngöndro experience and motivation

When looking back do you feel the ngöndro had an impact on you and your practice? Still doing Ngöndro, so the past tense doesn't apply for me, but I'll answer anyway. Its a beautiful and profound practice, all of it, and especially the Four Thoughts. Contemplating the Four Thoughts deeply, not just...
by cky
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Discriminating Wisdom
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Re: Discriminating Wisdom

There's a teaching by Thrangu Rinpoche available that I found useful: http://www.rinpoche.com/teachings/5families.pdf
by cky
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Namgyal Rinpoche - Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 1709

Re: Namgyal Rinpoche - Canada

A while ago, I happened to stumble upon the same questionable comments about Namgyal Rinpoche on the internet. Since one of my teachers was a student of NR, I flat out asked him what he thought of it. His reply was that he had heard some rumours long ago. Having been a former attendant of NR, he add...
by cky
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure vision
Replies: 9
Views: 1105

Re: Pure vision

One of the reasons training in pure vision is recommended could be that we become aware how we're always "visualizing" anyways. Just usually we project impure images and assumptions onto the world and ourselves.
by cky
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Calling the lama from afar
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Re: Calling the lama from afar

Adding to the good answers by ClearBlueSky and heart: Its one of those practices you often do when you really feel like things are falling apart, nothing works anymore, you feel lost and lonely. You're crying to your Guru, more often than not literally. Therefore, maybe in this situation its better ...

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