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by cky
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Creating an aversion to the Dharma in someone
Replies: 30
Views: 3190

Re: Creating an aversion to the Dharma in someone

Depending on what recording it is, if you did this at my workplace, I could get quite annoyed with it. They used to play these honey-sweet weird (to my ears) mantra recordings with sing-sang style melodies in a Dharma center's kitchen when I had kitchen duty. I didn't say anything back then, out of ...
by cky
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rabbit's Horn and Bull's Horn (from Dzogchen the Self-Perfected State)
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: Rabbit's Horn and Bull's Horn (from Dzogchen the Self-Perfected State)

BTW, DJKR tells an amusing story about the example of the rabbit's horn here : ... at that time I was studying Buddhist Philosophy. I think I was 14 and we were studying about the rabbit, and the rabbit has no horns, and all that. Trungpa Rinpoche and His Holiness (Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche) both sen...
by cky
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are there many former Catholics/Christians here?
Replies: 39
Views: 8136

Re: Are there many former Catholics/Christians here?

Born and raised catholic as well. Stopped going to church around 14 or 15, kinda went atheist during the time. Discovered Buddhism around 18/19. There was a phase in the beginning where I really felt ill-willed towards Christianity, but over the years I've eased more and more into a cordial friendsh...
by cky
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Near-vana"....?
Replies: 186
Views: 16301

Re: "Near-vana"....?

Malcolm wrote: There are in reality not eight different consciousnesses, but rather eight names for consciousness based on its distinct and various functions.


:good:
by cky
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?
Replies: 82
Views: 12127

Re: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?

What exactly is a Dharma teacher, a Lama? The most common requirement, at least as far as I have heard, is that you have to have a clear experience in Nature Of Mind, Buddha nature, Dharmakaya or whatever your tradition calls it. This means you've entered Bhumi 1 from a Bodhisattvayana point of vie...
by cky
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?
Replies: 82
Views: 12127

Re: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?

Too add a bit to Jesse's great post: There seems to be a problem with expectation and projections when it comes to how (western?) students approach Dharma teachers. Let's remind ourselves: What exactly is a Dharma teacher, a Lama? The most common requirement, at least as far as I have heard, is that...
by cky
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dreams of the teacher
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: Dreams of the teacher

When I started studying Buddhism, dreams of teachers were so common, I used to write them down in a little notebook beside the bed. Funny and interesting to come back to them and read them again. Nowadays there are much less of such dreams, also I don't write them down anymore. If a teacher appears,...
by cky
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: rainbow body
Replies: 30
Views: 4394

Re: rainbow body

This thread has potential to serve as a good example on why its best to discuss such matters only with one's teacher and close Sangha friends. :tongue: ojo, the most remarkable thing I've read was this: for maybe 30 years or more I can basically experience anything I want to emotionally and dissolve...
by cky
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?
Replies: 82
Views: 12127

Re: Sogyal Rinpoche - sexual abuse against women?

Anonymous X wrote:
amanitamusc wrote:Have you even met any of these teachers ?
Yes.
Please share your experience with them, if you don't mind!
by cky
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Developing Siddhis
Replies: 28
Views: 4272

Re: Developing Siddhis

The highest superpower to be obtained there is, is compassion.
by cky
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment success rate
Replies: 248
Views: 26112

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: 3887

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: 1516

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: 1516

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: 2675

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: 3619

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: 1003

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: 1003

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: 706

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: 1283

Re: Discriminating Wisdom

There's a teaching by Thrangu Rinpoche available that I found useful: http://www.rinpoche.com/teachings/5families.pdf

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