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by javier.espinoza.t
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: One of these days
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: One of these days

Haha i believe that many remarkable people once were buddhist practitioners: P
by javier.espinoza.t
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: One of these days
Replies: 2
Views: 473

One of these days

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by javier.espinoza.t
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is the location of the mind
Replies: 68
Views: 8401

Re: What is the location of the mind

Dear Friends, i am looking for information on determining the location of the mind. i found an interesting dialogue in the Surangama Sutra on the subject. is there any other dialogue or discussion on its location? if we think of language, is that a good metaphor for the Mind? we 'possess' a languag...
by javier.espinoza.t
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 9366

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

The small and middling enlightenments that are described in Buddha's sutra teachings are not actual states of liberation, this is more the point I was making. Buddha gave provisional teachings on many different levels. The main point I was wanting to make is that only the attainment of meaning clea...
by javier.espinoza.t
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lower Realms and Tathagata Gharba
Replies: 51
Views: 3987

Re: Lower Realms and Tathagata Gharba

Does a dog have buddha nature? yes, obscured mainly by ignorance about it. Animals can achieve buddhahood but in general not through teachings intended for other beings nor can be tamed in conventional way. First we need the capability of comunicate with them effectibly, second we need the right me...
by javier.espinoza.t
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what does emotional detachment mean?
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: what does emotional detachment mean?

when one has become emotionally detached from people and things what does it mean? due to the fact that detatchment is not indifference but this two can be confused, in experience can happen two things -at least- we authentically feel that everything is just fine -which means progress-. or we propi...
by javier.espinoza.t
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Adultery and Being a Buddhist
Replies: 134
Views: 22447

Re: Adultery and Being a Buddhist

Many years ago I started practicing Buddhism, in it's most basic form. I dropped away from it after multiple deployments to Iraq because I felt conflicted with being a Buddhist and fighting in a war. At any rate, I am retired from the military now and I feel Buddhism calling me back, but I have ano...
by javier.espinoza.t
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Shrine Crystal
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: Shrine Crystal

What do dzogchen practiconers use the crystal for? Divination? crystals are used by practitioners to remember the teachings on the base of our nature. The Base can be read at "Dzogchen Teachings" -and other books- By Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. Fortunately, Base explanation -and at least some crystal us...
by javier.espinoza.t
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: breathing faster
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: breathing faster

When I use the breath as a meditation object then I find that my breath speeds up and feels unnatural. Does anyone else get this? Is it something detrimental to the meditation practice? happens sometimes when we create tension while using a support -object of meditation-. Give a try without support...
by javier.espinoza.t
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Degenerate age
Replies: 19
Views: 2985

Re: Degenerate age

Cakkavatti Sutta: The Wheel-turning Emperor ... In the future, as morality continues to degenerate, human life will continue to shorten to the point were the normal life span is 10 years, with people reaching sexual maturity at five. "Among those human beings, the ten courses of action (see AN 10.1...
by javier.espinoza.t
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6780
Views: 711414

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Another question: How does one know whether Yantra Yoga, pranayama or kumbhaka is needed? What signs manifesting in practice suggest a need for one or more of these practices? Thanks! it depends on what you are focusing, but the specific benefits of each yantra and pranayama are described in the co...
by javier.espinoza.t
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?
Replies: 271
Views: 32044

Re: Mahamudra same as Dzogchen?

Lama Lena gave this very simple and direct summary: In Dzogchen we recognize the nature of mind. Whenever we don't recognize it, we cut through to the essence, until we recognize it again. In Mahamudra we recognize the nature of mind. Whenever we don't recognize it, we pray to the lama for blessing...
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and the Two Truths Doctrine
Replies: 51
Views: 6071

Re: Dzogchen and the Two Truths Doctrine

Thank you Malcolm. So, generally, a Dzogchen teacher would not even teach this doctrine to his/her students? Truly dzogchen -atiyoga- is not a doctrine. Since is not a doctrine, there is no "subdoctrines" nor any need for them. There are only a few precepts and groups of methods related to those pr...
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 8173

Re: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?

Please forgive my ignorant question, but it is sincere. Is smoking pipe tobacco an obstacle to realization, in and of itself? I have read a post: http://vajracakra.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=3477&hilit=Tobacco. This seems to point to 'yes', Can a senior student of the DC confirm this for me? Note tha...
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dream Yoga experience
Replies: 10
Views: 3198

Re: Dream Yoga experience

maybe there was some tension in visualizing the tibetan white A. If it is tibetan or not seems to be of lesser importance, i also used latin A.
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there any reason to believe that the Lotus Sutra is not the words of the Buddha?
Replies: 18
Views: 2077

Re: Is there any reason to believe that the Lotus Sutra is not the words of the Buddha?

I have been doing quite a deal of research on the Lotus Sutra as i've been practicing Nichiren's form of Buddhism for a while and just would like some insight here. So many claim that chanting Namu Myoho Renge Kyo (and I can't deny that there is something to the efficacy of this practice) has helpe...
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 9366

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

Tawa, my friend, the point of view in the path. the point of view in the circumstances of the Blessed-One speech was emptiness. the point of view in the circumstances of Dzogchen practices is -in general- contemplation. The focus at the time of the Blessed-One appears to be cessation through the und...
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

Re: Question

What deities or sadhanas would be most effective in countering a curse where someone called upon Santa Muerte? I'm asking for future reference. For background, Santa Muerte is a Central American death goddess who is very popular in Mexico and among those who are from Mexico. Dakini Singhamuka fits ...
by javier.espinoza.t
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Scorpion Symbolism
Replies: 15
Views: 5202

Re: Scorpion Symbolism

Excellent, this is usefull. Thank's.
by javier.espinoza.t
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Scorpion Symbolism
Replies: 15
Views: 5202

Re: Scorpion Symbolism

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Ouch, that's gotta hurt....

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Hello,

Any one knows how to autenticate/make active the potentiality of this amulets? or are this already operating?

Hope my english to be clear.

Cheers.

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