Theravadra Vipassana (Laktong in Tibetan) is a stage in (Sutra) Mahamudra practice on the path towards the realisation of Mahamudra. Mahamudra is not a type of analytical meditation. True Mahamudra is beyond observer(practitioner), observed(mind) and observation(mindfulness).
Darwid Halim wrote:They do not have the teaching of Buddha Nature and they have the mindset that this mind is originally deluded, so let's clean it.
Yes, well this is only partially true. Actually in Sutra Mahamudra purification is a necessary component of the practice irregardless of the presence of ones enlightened nature.
We need to practice both accumulation and purification. It is important to gather the accumulations and purify the obscurations.
Darwid Halim wrote:Because of that, in their practise, they restraint this and that as if there is something really dirty and sinful.
This is not a practice which is specific to Theravadra, it exists in Sutra Mahamudra too.
Again Gampopa says:
There is a verse taught by the Buddha that appears at the conclusion of the water torma offering:
"Perform no bad actions,
perfect the practice of good actions,
and tame your own mind:
That is the teaching of the Buddha.
In addition to avoiding all bad actions, we must practice accumulating good actions and tame our minds.
and he says:
Relatively, while there are still thoughts of self and others, all good and bad actions will be real, so you must be extremely careful when it comes to good and bad actions. All good actions you perform from now on will ripen as good results in a future life. All the bad actions you perfrom from now on will ripen as bad results, as suffering in the lower existences. There is no result without a cause and buddhahood cannot come from wrong or inferior causes.
This statement is just plain wrong:
Darwid Halim wrote:...The vipassana in Theravada is normally done after you master the samadhi.
Lama (in which lineage/tradition are you a Lama? I searched your profile and there was no information there.)Tsewang said:
Lama Tsewang wrote:the prevous contributor said something very strange.
I would say that Darwid Halim said things that are more than strange, they are just plain wrong.
PS All the abovementioned Gampopa quotes are from the Buddhist Institute of Tibetan Classics
book Mahamudra and Related Instructions
from a series of lectures by Gampopa called "A String of Pearls".