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by philji
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Re: vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam

saḿsāra-dāvānala-līḍha-loka- trāṇāya kāruṇya-ghanāghanatvam prāptasya kalyāṇa-guṇārṇavasya vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam The spiritual master is receiving benediction from the ocean of mercy. Just as a cloud pours water on a forest fire to extinguish it, so the spiritual master delivers the materi...
by philji
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

Re: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche

The claim had been replied to by Phakchok Rinpoche on his personal website. He refuted the claim, explaining that the publisher of the article had ulterior motives for publishing it. He advised his students to continue with their practice and if in doubt speak to him about it. The website has since ...
by philji
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 66
Views: 2832

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

You cannot unbaptise..your stuck with it...... now look at your mind. 😜
by philji
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 89
Views: 3672

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

If you make offering to mundane deities you can reborn in their retinue. Something to avoid, we want to free from samsara. Brahma, god, bad spirits, good spirits, etc. Regarding mundane beings i would reccomend only make contact with beings who have and keep samaya, like local guardians. So if we m...
by philji
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 119
Views: 6954

Re: New Rigpa letter

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:58 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:50 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:48 pm
I don't care.
You don't care if it sounds like you are calling SDR a hypocrite?
Nope. Intelligent people will understand that I am not saying that, and stupid people are not my problem.
Why are stupid people not your problem.. are only intelligent ones worthy of enlightenment?
by philji
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 89
Views: 3672

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

If you make offering to mundane deities you can reborn in their retinue. Something to avoid, we want to free from samsara. Brahma, god, bad spirits, good spirits, etc. Regarding mundane beings i would reccomend only make contact with beings who have and keep samaya, like local guardians. So if we m...
by philji
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 89
Views: 3672

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

Worldly dieites can be benficial for worldly activity. What would you say about buddhists going to hindu temples or churches...would you worry about this?
by philji
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the purpose of chanting?
Replies: 40
Views: 1687

Re: What is the purpose of chanting?

There is a good explanation here of the meaning of devotional chanting in tibetan buddhsim in this video by the american Lama, Tulku Sherdor.
by philji
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

Re: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche

As far as what questions to ask, in my experience with teachers: ask Dharma questions or questions about medicine, astrology, divination, etc, but don't ask worldly questions (unless you really want to). Also be careful how you phrase things. If tells you to do a certain practice, you really should...
by philji
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Spirit attack
Replies: 21
Views: 1358

Re: Spirit attack

I'm very reluctant to be making this thread, but it feels like I have to as I have nowhere else to turn. For the past year or so I have been experiencing medical troubles. In recent months I have been having repetitive dreams of being attacked by a spirit. The spirit appears in many different guise...
by philji
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 119
Views: 6954

Re: New Rigpa letter

Nicely worded letter, i hope it can bring a satisfactory result
by philji
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tulku Urgyen's Guru Yoga
Replies: 8
Views: 1398

Re: Tulku Urgyen's Guru Yoga

I believe on lhasey lotsawa it says the text is for those who have received transmission ‘ and Permission’ by one of the Rinpoche’s.
Just checked and yes at the end of the text this is what it says.
by philji
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Public vs Private Mala???
Replies: 32
Views: 1810

Re: Public vs Private Mala???

Shall keep that in mind and to heart. Also does the public mala need to be blessed before being used? I assume if I get new private mala,I need it to be blessed by lama first before using it. I have done several retreats with the Lama that gave me this information. He say like this: 1. Always get y...
by philji
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Worldly wish fulfilling mantras?
Replies: 69
Views: 3332

Re: Worldly wish fulfilling mantras?

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:34 pm
And don't be afraid to make friends with the "older people" at the center, they may have daughters your age! ;)
:twothumbsup:
by philji
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

Re: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche

So, after 2 days of attending his teachings, I feel an immense devotion to him and very inspired by him. First of all I would really want to say he is a very good talker and he can keep the crowd interested as far as I think. So, to the people who are very close with him , what kind of teacher is h...
by philji
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

Re: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche

Erh quick question : does he not favours people who are unconfident ,not independent and shy ? ( I’m not trying to say something bad I am just curious ) ( he is very nice ) Have no idea as to why this question is asked or of an answer. My experience is that there are all sorts of students comng to ...
by philji
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

Re: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche

As Heart says above, Phakchok Rinpoche is very unique, he is modern in his way of presenting dharma but when it comes to oractice vey traditional. As you probably know by now he is straight talking but with great sense of humour. He cares vey much for his students and has designed a number of progra...
by philji
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Public vs Private Mala???
Replies: 32
Views: 1810

Re: Public vs Private Mala???

I know very little about this subject but what i have heard from my teacher is that a mala is not just for counting mantras. It is a samaya substance, a sacred substance,It is a manifestation of the yidam, obviously when we consecrate a mala this is more obvious. I guess speak to a teacher who is mo...
by philji
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Public vs Private Mala???
Replies: 32
Views: 1810

Re: Public vs Private Mala???

One of my teachers talks about the correct use of mala quite often in bis dezcription ov Vajrayana practice.
This link has some relevant information.
https://samyeinstitute.org/wisdom/malas ... yer-beads/
by philji
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 101
Views: 6139

Re: The Future

Dharma is doing very well in many parts of the Far East. Perhaps us westerners are too impatient. We want to talk about it, read about it, teach it.. but practice it.. this is where perhaps we lack the diligence. Dharma centres seem to be a western invention. Often more of a social gathering than a ...

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