Mother Tantra Pledges

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Mother Tantra Pledges

Postby Konchog1 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:35 am

I'm thinking of putting it here so a discussion can start. But a mod can move it to Tantra Talk if they want.

I was reading this:
http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/ar ... edges.html

Do the Mother Tantra pledges prohibit

1. a non-tantric sexual relationship with a ordinary person (i.e. a spouse)

and

2. being a monk?

Or am I understanding them wrong?
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Re: Mother Tantra Pledges

Postby smcj » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:34 am

Personally I'm overwhelmed by my beginner's practice. The chances that my practice will ever utilize anything like that are slim to none.

Just sayin'...
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Re: Mother Tantra Pledges

Postby Caz » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:55 am

Konchog1 wrote:I'm thinking of putting it here so a discussion can start. But a mod can move it to Tantra Talk if they want.

I was reading this:
http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/ar ... edges.html

Do the Mother Tantra pledges prohibit

1. a non-tantric sexual relationship with a ordinary person (i.e. a spouse)

and

2. being a monk?

Or am I understanding them wrong?



I have 1. on good authority that its applicable only if it can be for example if you are in a relationship its not always possible, So don't worry to much ask your Lama. :namaste:
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Re: Mother Tantra Pledges

Postby maybay » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:17 am

You're starting a discussion about tantric pledges in a public forum. Might as well stick a knife in the toaster while you're at it.
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