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by Crazywisdom
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is Dualism truly?
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: What is Dualism truly?

smcj wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:52 pm
What is dualism exactly?
This then leads to the question “what is non-dualism exactly?”
There isn’t. It’s a name of someone for whom duality no longer carries any weight.
by Crazywisdom
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2867

Re: Wrathful deities

Any lineage heads that give teachings on a regular basis in North America? HHDL, HH Chetsang Rinpoche. Garchen Rinpoche is like a trusted general and a teacher to HHCR. HH Taklung Matul Rinpoche. HH Karmapa. Good to know there are more out there, thanks. I am focused on some other things now but wi...
by Crazywisdom
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2867

Re: Wrathful deities

How hard is it these days to find a trustworthy guru? Lineage heads make good starter lamas. Any lineage heads that give teachings on a regular basis in North America? HHDL, HH Chetsang Rinpoche. Garchen Rinpoche is like a trusted general and a teacher to HHCR. HH Taklung Matul Rinpoche. HH Karmapa.
by Crazywisdom
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2867

Re: Wrathful deities

How hard is it these days to find a trustworthy guru? Lineage heads make good starter lamas. Starter lama ? :) Thank you for that. Gave me a good case of what a friend of mine calls "view giggles." ... As for the signs under discussion, they are rejected in Dzogchen as being mental phenomena, not p...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unrestricted Chenrezig Sadhana
Replies: 49
Views: 1137

Re: Unrestricted Chenrezig Sadhana

TrimePema wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:14 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:07 pm
IMO you can always visualize yourself as chenrezig and recut mani.
You mean you can always visualize chenrezig in front of you and recite mani...
Drikung makes self gen a free for all
by Crazywisdom
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unrestricted Chenrezig Sadhana
Replies: 49
Views: 1137

Re: Unrestricted Chenrezig Sadhana

IMO you can always visualize yourself as chenrezig and recut mani.
by Crazywisdom
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is Dualism truly?
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: What is Dualism truly?

So, I've begun studying for psychology now and have so far encountered in a textbook over different ideas such as the mind-brain problem followed by conflicting Buddhist ideas with these(though I'm pretty sure I have a very wrong view, so someone here answer please). What is dualism exactly? What i...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2867

Re: Wrathful deities

The mantras don’t match up, transliteration schemes notwithstanding, the bija don’t match. So I know there are different source texts for this. Then, the books notwithstanding, KN re wrote the book via oral transmission, by that I mean the arrangement of the mandala don’t match either book, among o...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2867

Re: Wrathful deities

Having trouble pasting, but KN and GD don’t match. They’re using different originals. He says, Ati of Maha. As well manifold Ati. Atiyoga in this context, the main emphasis is on the Maha aspect of Ati as well as the Ati of Maha. They are not using different originals, GD's thesis is the word by wo...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2867

Re: Wrathful deities

Someone mentioned peaceful deities were about stillness and wrathful for movement in ChNN. That actually does jibe with GGT, since the main practice of the peaceful mandala is recitation, and the main practice of the wrathful mandala is the dance of suppression.
by Crazywisdom
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2867

Re: Wrathful deities

Having trouble pasting, but KN and GD don’t match. They’re using different originals. He says, Ati of Maha. As well manifold Ati. Atiyoga in this context, the main emphasis is on the Maha aspect of Ati as well as the Ati of Maha. They are not using different originals, GD's thesis is the word by wo...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to face false accusation
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: How to face false accusation

I am usually good at responding false accusations at my work place but even with mindful practice, I found myself not good at unexpected false accusations in public, especially when some one accuses you something that you did not do, unexpectedly. I can let go of the hatred feeling soon after this ...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2867

Re: Wrathful deities

It is possible to clarify the lower by means of the higher, but one cannot elevate the lower to the higher. As for the dark practice recommended in this passage, it is based on the Kalacakra approach of the saḍaṅgayoga, not the dark practice of the Great Perfection. Why? Because it mentions the fiv...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Black fringe
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Black fringe

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:23 pm
Black Fringe, because we all need to add more Tibetan gear for our practice...
Supposedly padampakalamukha brought this up. As if... hmmf.
by Crazywisdom
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2867

Re: Wrathful deities

No. This is not possible to do. The Guhyagarbha does not belong to the unsurpassed secret cycle. For example, one can also comment on the Mañjuśrināmasaṃgīti from the POV Dzogchen Yangti or Kalacakra, but still, the Mañjuśrināmasaṃgīti is a Cāryayoga tantra. I don’t agree with that. He’s saying the...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2867

Re: Wrathful deities

With respect to Rongzom, Longchenpa says his opinion is irrelevant in one place, incorrect in another, and mentions him positively twice, amounting to four mentions, none of this amounts to a serious refutation. Longchenpa's commentary clearly depends on Rongzom's. With respect to the description o...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2867

Re: Wrathful deities

It is not so much that he refuted it, he chose to emphasize in his commentary a Dzogchen sems sde perspective on the Guhyagarbha, following the system of Rongzom, rather than that of Zur. Doesn’t explain why he place pith instructions on the four visions of togal in the peaceful mandala. He’s also ...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2867

Re: Wrathful deities

ChNN was talking about this not from a Mahāyoga POV, ala Guhyagabhra, but rather, Anuyoga, i.e., Zhitro. In Mahāyoga the peaceful and wrathful deities are separate mandalas with separate sadhanas and separate empowerments. In anuyoga, this is not the case. Well. I guess Longchenpa refuted the Mahay...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2867

Re: Wrathful deities

The peaceful deities, located in the heart, are related to the eight consciousnesses. The wrathful deities, located in the brain, are related to the sense organs. Well, that is one way. Another way according to the wrathful mandala itself is the 20 wrathful female deities constitute all that. ChNN ...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful deities
Replies: 70
Views: 2867

Re: Wrathful deities

I think must be his own upadesha. I’ve not see. That distinction in other terma. If someone knows better that’s helps. The peaceful deities, located in the heart, are related to the eight consciousnesses. The wrathful deities, located in the brain, are related to the sense organs. Well, that is one...

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