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by Seeker12
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Terminology of Three Natures
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: Terminology of Three Natures

Pari means totally, kalpita means imagined, conceptualized, etc. Para means other; tantra means dependent. niṣpanna means "accomplished" or "perfected, as in completion stage, niṣpannakrama. Thus pariniṣpanna means "totally perfected" Thank you, that's exactly what I was looking for. Other dependen...
by Seeker12
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Terminology of Three Natures
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Terminology of Three Natures

The three natures as presented in the Mahayana are the parikalpita nature, the paratantra nature, and the pariniṣpanna nature. Does anyone know or can any point to any resources on the actual breakdown of these terms? They are translated in various ways, such as Imaginary, Other-dependent & Perfect ...
by Seeker12
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Thaye Dorje regarding Shamar rebirth
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: Karmapa Thaye Dorje regarding Shamar rebirth

Miroku wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:11 pm
Hm, that is interesting. Can't help but wonder what it means.
The obvious implication to me would be that, at least from the perspective of that ‘side’, the rebirth has been found.
by Seeker12
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa Thaye Dorje regarding Shamar rebirth
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Karmapa Thaye Dorje regarding Shamar rebirth

Apparently Thaye Dorje has advised his students to stop saying aspiration prayers regarding the rebirth and recognition of the Shamar tulku. From the bottom of the linked page: “...In conclusion, His Holiness also advised the KIBI sanghas from today onwards to discontinue recitation of Swift Rebirth...
by Seeker12
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Guhyagarbha Empowerment
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Guhyagarbha Empowerment

Anyone know how/when/where one might have the opportunity? Thanks. :anjali:
by Seeker12
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma near Detroit
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Nyingma near Detroit

I am interested if anyone has any firm recommendations in the Detroit area or close-by. We recently have moved here. I'm aware of some places as close as Chicago and Toronto, but both of those are about 4+ hours away. Such a commute is doable on occasion, but it'd be nice to have a connection closer...
by Seeker12
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What causes a Bodhisattva to regress?
Replies: 11
Views: 1386

Re: What causes a Bodhisattva to regress?

afaik, regression is only possible for those devotees below the first bhumi, which is effectively those Mahayanists aspiring toward bodhicitta. Otherwise, actions might stall or delay a bodhisattva’s progress, but those bodhisattvas that have realized the first stage abide on the ground of non-retr...
by Seeker12
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guruyoga with one's enemies?
Replies: 35
Views: 3544

Re: Guruyoga with one's enemies?

Hi, First of all, my apologies, I may have asked this in the past. If I hadn't, then I had meant to,but I cannot find it through the search function. I recently read (in "Beyond Words" by Judith Allen and Julia Lawless) that one of the Dzogchen Tantras recommends the pracatice of guruyoga with one'...
by Seeker12
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 6592

Re: No end to samsara?

The naive imagine cessation
As the annihilation of an originated being;
While the wise understood it
As like the ceasing of a magical illusion.

Yukitsastika
by Seeker12
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 11094

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Just a meta-comment on the overall conversation: Isn't the whole point of Karmapa, and the tulku system generally, that the spiritual and the political are not separate realms? So, yes, this is politics, but it's good politics. It's creative, generous, and forward-looking. It feels like the beginni...
by Seeker12
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 11094

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

I do tend to agree that largely, the tulku system should naturally peter out, and it does seem to be quite questionable in many cases. I also do think that basically practicing the Dharma is the most important thing, far more than holding tightly to outdated systems. But there are good tulkus still,...
by Seeker12
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 11094

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Have abandoned the idea that tulkus are actually tulkus? Or is it just political? Personally, I view it very cynically as all political. An useful tool for social organization perhaps in medieval times but useless now. There is nothing in the Buddha's teachings about tulkus. A Tibetan invention. Ka...
by Seeker12
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 11094

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Fair enough I hadn't seen that. I fully understand that what I will say here may be ... off-putting to some, but so be it if so - we're all presumably adults who can manage our emotions reasonably well. I do think it's interesting to contrast Thaye Dorje's statements as seen in that video with Orgy...
by Seeker12
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 11094

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Also to consider is that having been recognised by their respective teachers - is it even possible for either to say now that they are not the Karmapa without breaking their commitments to their teachers?????? I don't think that will be an issue. Either they will fudge it and one could have a Karma...
by Seeker12
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 11094

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Beru Khyentse always favored recognition of both candidates. :anjali: Which was also what Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche advised. Kirt That seems problematic long-term, however, for example if one dies and the other lives another 10-20 years - what would happen to the lineage moving forward, simply always h...
by Seeker12
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 11094

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

from Beru Khyentse Rinpoche... https://www.facebook.com/BeruKhyentseRinpoche/photos/pcb.2181836498495642/2181829991829626/?type=3&theater Do you think that this is party line for both sides? Or is just what Beru Khyentse R hopes will be beneficial at the present time? I would take that as his perso...
by Seeker12
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 11094

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

So.... should we be registering karmapas.org, or not yet? Maybe a little premature. We don't know how or even if this will eventually play out. There may be one, two or no Karmapas for all we know. Talking of multiple Karmapas, anyone have any news how Dawa Sangpo is taking the latest developments?...
by Seeker12
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seven Nails - Shri Singha
Replies: 5
Views: 1486

Seven Nails - Shri Singha

Has anyone read the translation by Khenchen Palsen Sherab Rinpoche? Is it a good translation? Any other recommendations for Shri Singha in English?

Thanks.

https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Nails-Test ... 0983407479
by Seeker12
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 11094

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

I hate to say it, but many of the most fervent "supporters" of each side in the conflict are continuing to act like schoolboys brawling over their football teams. Do you know of any "fervent supporters" acting like schoolboys still on Thaye Dorje's side? All I have seen is happiness for the meeting...

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