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by kirtu
Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lamas who never (or almost never) give empowerments
Replies: 45
Views: 4589

Re: Lamas who never (or almost never) give empowerments

Nyungne and ngondro are very, very good with ngondro of course being the foundation of higher tantric practice and study. Yes, they are. I'd be thrilled to start Ngondro, but this is impossible with my current sangha for reasons I've described in my other threads. In fact, my main goal now is to be...
by kirtu
Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lamas who never (or almost never) give empowerments
Replies: 45
Views: 4589

Re: Lamas who never (or almost never) give empowerments

in the end the Karmapa ordered him to do this Unless one has an over lordship political, worldly lean on ones home regional monastery, this only makes sense. nothing to do with dharma at all. sorry that this gets included. imp sure we would like to believe it is all the workings of a Buddha :anjali...
by kirtu
Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lamas who never (or almost never) give empowerments
Replies: 45
Views: 4589

Re: Lamas who never (or almost never) give empowerments

For the technical answer to this issue we only need to look up Jamgon Kongtrul's Encyclopedia where he discusses tantric gurus and the sections where he goes into the mechanics of tantra itself. Can you tell me which book specifically is this? No. It would be basically spread out under specific top...
by kirtu
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lamas who never (or almost never) give empowerments
Replies: 45
Views: 4589

Re: Lamas who never (or almost never) give empowerments

Different schools handle this differently but basically mostly only the high lamas give empowerments. An empowerment incurs a deep karmic relationship even if the empowerment isn't from highest yoga tantra (or maha, anu, ati in Nyingma). In "Blazing Splendor", the memoirs of Tulku Urgyen (but really...
by kirtu
Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddha figure on altar
Replies: 16
Views: 2410

Re: Buddha figure on altar

Although I don't practice Tara, would it matter if I put a Tara figure on the altar instead of a Shakyamuni one? The traditional answers (at least from Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism) are either Buddha Shakyamuni or Buddha Amitabha. However if you have Tara or Vajradhara as you said then they are...
by kirtu
Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please pray for my dad.
Replies: 14
Views: 1794

Re: Please pray for my dad.

Clarence - may your Dad quickly be reborn in the Pure Lands, attain perfect enlightenment and then save all beings from samsara.

OM AMI DEWA HRIH
OM MANI PEDME HUNG
OM AH HUNG BENZAR GURU PEDME SIDDHI HUNG
by kirtu
Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Manifestation of Rainbow Body by Khenpo Acho
Replies: 2
Views: 2613

Re: Manifestation of Rainbow Body by Khenpo Acho

OM AH HUNG
by kirtu
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Regarding practice for purification of damaged samaya
Replies: 35
Views: 4297

Re: Regarding practice for purification of damaged samaya

Isn't the Vajramaster who confers the empowerment automathicly ones Guru? Yes. But that does not mean that h/she, the Vajramaster is one's root guru right? Otherwise, I cannot imagine if one goes for 101 empowerments, one will have 101 root gurus... :popcorn: I think Atisha had over 100 gurus. Howe...
by kirtu
Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Regarding practice for purification of damaged samaya
Replies: 35
Views: 4297

Re: Regarding practice for purification of damaged samaya

Hi. Lately I have been overcome by severe doubts causing me to fear that I have prematurely entered the Vajrayana. I have attended a Green Tara empowerment and a Kalachakra empowerment. Both were given without reading transmission and oral explanations. You can take them (consider them now, after t...
by kirtu
Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please pray for my dad.
Replies: 14
Views: 1794

Re: Please pray for my dad.

Clarence wrote:Please pray for my dad ....
TADYATHA OM BEYKANZE BEYKANZE MAHABEYKANZE BEYKANZE RAJA SAMUGATE SOHA
OM AMI DEWA HRIH
OM MANI PEDME HUNG
OM TARE TUTARE TURE SOHA
by kirtu
Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Result is Buddhahood
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: Result is Buddhahood

These were not thoughts caused by lectures. These is the condensed but accurately reported teaching of one of my teachers And since they were written in the form of a list like these he had to have given the teaching as an outline just like this. Even with no paper I still only write verbatim what t...
by kirtu
Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Result is Buddhahood
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Result is Buddhahood

I found these notes on the back of a checkbook I was going to shred (apparently I ran out of paper). Judging from the check dates, these notes were made in 2006 either at the Palyul Retreat Center in New York or at Tsechen Kunchab Ling in Walden, NY or possibly at Sakya Phuntsok Ling in Silver Sprin...
by kirtu
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: The source of the Vajra/Dorje
Replies: 11
Views: 2676

Re: The source of the Vajra/Dorje

I don't remember my teachers talking about the origin of the vajra in Vajrayana but will see if my notes address this.

However the outer meaning of the vajra is a representation of method.

Kirt
by kirtu
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: HH Sakya Trizin clips
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

Re: HH Sakya Trizin clips

WOW! And there seem to be a ton of clips of HH out there! Thanks very much!

Kirt
by kirtu
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 28209

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

Rainbow body is also explicitly mentioned as a result of Vajrayogini practice in the Sakya tradition and not as a result of Dzogchen in this case. This was in fact the point of my statement to Namdrol on the similar esangha thread. are you sure Vajrayogini leads to rainbow body? I am sure that In t...
by kirtu
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dorje Drollo
Replies: 20
Views: 2268

Re: Dorje Drollo

but actually outer demons are just inner kleshas' injected mirror image; as one terma said, five poisons correlate to five demons, such as attachment and greed link to poisonus Nagas etc. That's something HH Thinley Norbu said: the five poisons if indulged in become the five demons but in reality t...
by kirtu
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Human Need.
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Human Need.

Haven't taken a look at Maslow in a while but the Mahayana (as well as the Theravada) is dedicated to both the temporal and ultimate happiness of all beings. The SGI and other groups (often Nichiren but not just by any means) chanting for prosperity and well-being in this life is totally valid as an...
by kirtu
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kunzang Dorje Rinpoches parinirvana
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: Kunzang Dorje Rinpoches parinirvana

May the great beings, Buddhas in human form, not abandon us to the vicious waves of samsara, all churned and created by our own minds, but may their lives and health remain firm. May Kunsang Dorje Rinpoche and all the other great beings who have recently left this world quickly return to gladden and...
by kirtu
Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Earth Store Bodhisattva celebration
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Earth Store Bodhisattva celebration

Will wrote:Running from 5 Sep. through 11 Sep. 2010 Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva is praised.

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Hi WIll! Is this an annual observation?

Kirt
by kirtu
Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please pray for my friends.
Replies: 6
Views: 1132

Re: Please pray for my friends.

May Bill and Suz and all beings be well, happy and peaceful. May Bill and Suz quickly be healed of their illnesses. May they recover their health. May Bill's open heart surgery go perfectly and completely resolve his heart problem. May Bill and Suz be completely free from pain and may they not be tr...

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