Calling the Lama From Afar

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Calling the Lama From Afar

Post by smcj » Sun May 26, 2019 8:55 pm

Does anyone know if Kongtrul has a commentary on “Calling the Lama From Afar ” in his “Treasury of Knowledge”? I’d also be interested in any personal recommendations for other commentaries.

Thanks.
1. No traditional Buddhist sect, Tibetan or otherwise, considers deities to be fictional. (DW post/Seeker242)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against Lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post/by ?)
4. Shentong] is the completely pure system that,
Through mainly teaching the luminous aspect of the mind, holds that the fruitions--kayas and wisdoms--exist on their own accord. (Karmapa XIII)

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Re: Calling the Lama From Afar

Post by Miroku » Sun May 26, 2019 9:03 pm

smcj wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 8:55 pm
Does anyone know if Kongtrul has a commentary on “Calling the Lama From Afar ” in his “Treasury of Knowledge”? I’d also be interested in any personal recommendations for other commentaries.

Thanks.
Garchen Rinpoche recently gave commentary on it. The video should be on youtube if I am correct.
A boat delivers you to the other riverbank.
A needle stitches up your clothes.
A horse takes you where you want to go.
Bodhicitta will bring you to Buddhahood.
~ Khunu Lama Rinpoche

Even non-buddhists have many virtuous accomplishments
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Re: Calling the Lama From Afar

Post by smcj » Mon May 27, 2019 12:42 am

:thumbsup:
1. No traditional Buddhist sect, Tibetan or otherwise, considers deities to be fictional. (DW post/Seeker242)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against Lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post/by ?)
4. Shentong] is the completely pure system that,
Through mainly teaching the luminous aspect of the mind, holds that the fruitions--kayas and wisdoms--exist on their own accord. (Karmapa XIII)

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Re: Calling the Lama From Afar

Post by Aspiring.Monk » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:32 pm

Is there a place where one can purchase the Drikung version of Calling the Guru from Afar?

Thank you.

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Re: Calling the Lama From Afar

Post by Miroku » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:41 pm

Aspiring.Monk wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:32 pm
Is there a place where one can purchase the Drikung version of Calling the Guru from Afar?

Thank you.
In both places I have mentioned above. But it is the same prayer in all traditions as it is made by rime master.
A boat delivers you to the other riverbank.
A needle stitches up your clothes.
A horse takes you where you want to go.
Bodhicitta will bring you to Buddhahood.
~ Khunu Lama Rinpoche

Even non-buddhists have many virtuous accomplishments
~ Jigten Sumgon

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Re: Calling the Lama From Afar

Post by heart » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:04 pm

Miroku wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:41 pm
Aspiring.Monk wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:32 pm
Is there a place where one can purchase the Drikung version of Calling the Guru from Afar?

Thank you.
In both places I have mentioned above. But it is the same prayer in all traditions as it is made by rime master.
Not really, there are many prayers called "Calling the Guru from Afar".

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Re: Calling the Lama From Afar

Post by Miroku » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:21 am

heart wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:04 pm
Miroku wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:41 pm
Aspiring.Monk wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:32 pm
Is there a place where one can purchase the Drikung version of Calling the Guru from Afar?

Thank you.
In both places I have mentioned above. But it is the same prayer in all traditions as it is made by rime master.
Not really, there are many prayers called "Calling the Guru from Afar".

/magnus
I see, well I thought they meant Jamgon Kongtrul's version. :D
A boat delivers you to the other riverbank.
A needle stitches up your clothes.
A horse takes you where you want to go.
Bodhicitta will bring you to Buddhahood.
~ Khunu Lama Rinpoche

Even non-buddhists have many virtuous accomplishments
~ Jigten Sumgon

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Re: Calling the Lama From Afar

Post by catmoon » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:26 am

I have this silly idea, but I'm not QUITE sure it's silly.

If you are serious about calling the guru from afar, wouldn't it be correct to start with directory assistance?
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Re: Calling the Lama From Afar

Post by pemachophel » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:49 pm

The Guru is directory assistance.
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Re: Calling the Lama From Afar

Post by smcj » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:11 pm

He is your SSP (Sambogakaya Service Provider).
1. No traditional Buddhist sect, Tibetan or otherwise, considers deities to be fictional. (DW post/Seeker242)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against Lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post/by ?)
4. Shentong] is the completely pure system that,
Through mainly teaching the luminous aspect of the mind, holds that the fruitions--kayas and wisdoms--exist on their own accord. (Karmapa XIII)

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