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by conebeckham
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bumpa
Replies: 29
Views: 1065

Re: Bumpa

If you are doing practices that involve vase generation, you basically are a lama. I've noted that in many Tibetan households you'll find a bumpa on the shrine, which laypeople use for "Chab" (blessing the daily shrine offerings in the morning). Of course, if one understands the actual procedure fo...
by conebeckham
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bumpa
Replies: 29
Views: 1065

Re: Bumpa

You don't need a Bumpa for your home shrine, unless a lama is coming to bless your house. True, no doubt, for most people, but you could be doing a practice with vase generation, when you should really have one. But by the time you get to that stage, you would probably have learnt what you need to ...
by conebeckham
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Santa La Muerte
Replies: 162
Views: 4053

Re: Santa La Muerte

Fair enough then. Guess even her followers aren't to be trusted. Then how do I escape? Or is there no need as I did dharmapala practice? You constantly ask questions here but you never accept the answers. And you keep thinking you're qualified to do dharmapala practice. You're not. You haven't rece...
by conebeckham
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 6009

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

That will plunge the country into deeper debt unless we can reduce spending in some other places, but first priority should be to pay it all off rather than increasing the burden on future generations. Austerity is the path to bankruptcy. Kirt It already is bankrupt.http://www.usdebtclock.org http:...
by conebeckham
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1147

Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:18 pm
Dranyen wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:29 pm
Hi- Can anyone advise on what form of Yamantaka this is?

I have reached out to the hosting center to ask, but haven’t heard back.

Thanks!
Vajrabhairava,

13 deity? Solitary? Mal Luk?

I know Sakyas maintain many lineages of VajraBhairava......
by conebeckham
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Very good text
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Very good text

:twothumbsup:
by conebeckham
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 3693

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Cloudburst, I think I have identified the passage. Is there a nature that has such qualifications as the master Nagarjuna claims? Yes, it is the “reality” of which the Bhagavan spoke extensively, saying, “Whether tathagatas appear or not, the reality of phenomena remains.” What is this “reality”? It...
by conebeckham
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bumpa
Replies: 29
Views: 1065

Re: Bumpa

Thank you. And the deity vase is different from the bumpa? There are two vases, typically. One is the activity vase, the contents of which are visualized as wrathful deities. The other vase is the as mentioned above, the vase that represents the mandala. It contents are visualized as the deity, man...
by conebeckham
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1809

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

I am just hoping for the day when compassion for every single being will be expressed on DW either by words or holding back on personal digs. Criticism & analysis fine, just save the zingers - if possible. That's right, post inflamatory nonsense and blame other people for reacting to the nonsense. ...
by conebeckham
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1809

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

irresponsibly shitting 5 decades worth of US Foreign Policy. As though those five decades of foreign policy have done much good. Sometimes "much good" merely means "staving off the really, really BAD." You have noted the response to Lord Dampnut's announcement, I take it. I forecast much BAD coming...
by conebeckham
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1809

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

Could political or personal beliefs ever overcome compassion for all our mother sentient beings? No, certainly not possible there could be any nominal Buddhists. If one truly possessed perfect compassion for all our mother sentient beings, there would be no personal or political beliefs to be held ...
by conebeckham
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 3693

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Rather than just claiming I am misinterpreting Chandrakirti, perhaps address the quotation I supplied. Here again for your consideration where Chandrakriti states that emptiness, a cessation, exists Is there a nature that has such qualifications as the master Nagarjuna claims? Yes, it is the “reali...
by conebeckham
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1809

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

It will take a few years to actually have a building for the US Embassy in Jerusalem, but the President of the US has stated as policy what Israel declared in 1950. https://stream.org/why-it-matters/ Most religious Jews & Christians are pleased. Dunno about "most," but I am especially sure the Domi...
by conebeckham
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Breaking (or is it fake?) News..... ;)
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Breaking (or is it fake?) News..... ;)

This will be very interesting......AP and Reuters already saying he claimed Trump himself told him to contact the Russians. We shall see....
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yes, you need a teacher.
Replies: 266
Views: 8278

Re: Yes, you need a teacher.

There are also personal teachers who have ongoing relationships with students, and who can guide students gradually based on that relationship. The sort of personal communication that exists in such relationships is the basis by which students are guided. This was frankly the norm in Vajrayana in T...
by conebeckham
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yes, you need a teacher.
Replies: 266
Views: 8278

Re: Yes, you need a teacher.

If the monastic side of things is put aside, then there aren't really any clear cut definitions, even though there seem to be a few general ideas of what a teacher is. So, here's my first take on it: Primarily, when there is a talk of a personal teacher, that sounds like having a therapist/coach wh...
by conebeckham
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yes, you need a teacher.
Replies: 266
Views: 8278

Re: Yes, you need a teacher.

The quotes I provided are imperatives. Imperatives are what one should do, it is the recommended way. A necessity, a need, is somewhat stronger and more restrictive. Im-per-a-tive. Adjective 1.Of vital importance; crucial. 2. Giving an authoritative command; imperative. Noun An essential or Urgent ...
by conebeckham
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.
Replies: 108
Views: 10822

Re: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.

Samaya is a practice of bhakti 'devotional faith'. Thomas No, it's not. Some folks think it is, though--including some Vajrayana practitioners. Frankly, the only way to understand samaya is to receive empowerment and practice assiduously. Just as an example, in Sarma practices one recites the vario...
by conebeckham
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Grigoris!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Happy Birthday Grigoris!!!

All the Best, Greg.....
by conebeckham
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yes, you need a teacher.
Replies: 266
Views: 8278

Re: Yes, you need a teacher.

I don't understand what people find so strange about the need for a teacher. Because some teachers are shmucks. I suppose that could be a reason for some, but I think it more likely that people have (anti)-authority issues, or an unwillingness to enter into a relationship which goes against the "Ru...