ChNN's Lifespan?

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ChNN's Lifespan?

Post by Motova » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:14 pm

Has Rinpoche given any specifics, hints, or clues on how long he will live?

Thank you.
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Re: ChNN's Lifespan?

Post by krodha » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:36 pm

To my knowledge all he has said about his lifespan is that he would have died long ago if it weren't for his daily Mandarava practice.

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Re: ChNN's Lifespan?

Post by Motova » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:44 pm

krodha wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:36 pm
To my knowledge all he has said about his lifespan is that he would have died long ago if it weren't for his daily Mandarava practice.
Yes.

He is 79 tomorrow.

I remember him saying two Lamas said he would die in his 50's (I forget exactly which year), but due to his Mandarava practice he survived his cancer.
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Re: ChNN's Lifespan?

Post by Motova » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:47 pm

I think I remember saying his Mandarava practice could extend ones life by a number of years that I forget though I have an idea of what it might be.

Is that him giving us a clue on how long he will live?
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Re: ChNN's Lifespan?

Post by javier.espinoza.t » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:18 am

Motova wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:47 pm
I think I remember saying his Mandarava practice could extend ones life by a number of years that I forget though I have an idea of what it might be.

Is that him giving us a clue on how long he will live?

I'm not sure if the life-span increases with each retreat done with that purpose

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Re: ChNN's Lifespan?

Post by Motova » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:02 am

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:18 am
Motova wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:47 pm
I think I remember saying his Mandarava practice could extend ones life by a number of years that I forget though I have an idea of what it might be.

Is that him giving us a clue on how long he will live?

I'm not sure if the life-span increases with each retreat done with that purpose
I'll have to reread it when I get the time. But I remember the potential life increase being substantial. I don't want to say. Maybe I can, but I want to habituate my mind more to be more secretive about these things. :emb:
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Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

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Re: ChNN's Lifespan?

Post by Miroku » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:07 pm

I don't know and don't want to know. I think the best is to pray and practice for his long life and do our best to keep samayas. :D At least it is better than trying to guess his paranirvana.
Child, if you are not hypocritical and out of control, that is conduct.
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You say such clever things to people, but you do not apply them to yourself.
The faults within you are the ones to be exposed.
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Re: ChNN's Lifespan?

Post by javier.espinoza.t » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:12 pm

Motova wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:02 am
javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:18 am
Motova wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:47 pm
I think I remember saying his Mandarava practice could extend ones life by a number of years that I forget though I have an idea of what it might be.

Is that him giving us a clue on how long he will live?

I'm not sure if the life-span increases with each retreat done with that purpose
I'll have to reread it when I get the time. But I remember the potential life increase being substantial. I don't want to say. Maybe I can, but I want to habituate my mind more to be more secretive about these things. :emb:
That's good, longsal teachings are upadesha. That means secret hahaha

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Re: ChNN's Lifespan?

Post by Motova » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:13 pm

Happy Birthday Rinpoche!
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
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Re: ChNN's Lifespan?

Post by Hansei » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:57 pm

Miroku wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:07 pm
I don't know and don't want to know. I think the best is to pray and practice for his long life and do our best to keep samayas. :D At least it is better than trying to guess his paranirvana.
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