Termas and Cultural Paradigms

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Termas and Cultural Paradigms

Postby Indrajala » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:54 am

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Re: tibetan buddhist monasticism in the west

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Re: tibetan buddhist monasticism in the west

Postby Yudron » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:31 am

Great topic, Husung... I suggest a new thread on it.

The origins of the tantras that are definitely from India are believed to be from much more fantastical origins than termas--so I don't know how a scientific rationalist is going to be comforted by going back to the original source material. Plus written documents from 1200 or more years ago inevitably have lots of scribal errors, like the Bible does.
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Re: Termas and Cultural Paradigms

Postby Konchog1 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:49 am

I predict a "scripture only" orthodoxy movement for Theravada westerners and a logic driven Nalanda type Buddhism for Tibetan Buddhist westerners. E.g. instead of "this guru/lineage founder/sutra says this; therefore it is correct" it will be "this is correct because of a, b, and c; therefore this guru/lineage founder/sutra is correct. Thus, we should have faith in them."

I can see only benefit in both views.

As long as we practice more and materialism/new age interpretations don't increase in influence, everything will be fine.
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Re: tibetan buddhist monasticism in the west

Postby Ukigumo » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:51 am

All compound phenomena are like a dream;
a phantom, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning
That is how to meditate on them
That is how to observe them

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Re: Termas and Cultural Paradigms

Postby Ukigumo » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:01 am

All compound phenomena are like a dream;
a phantom, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning
That is how to meditate on them
That is how to observe them

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Re: Termas and Cultural Paradigms

Postby Konchog1 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:58 am

Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

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Re: Termas and Cultural Paradigms

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Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats

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Re: Termas and Cultural Paradigms

Postby muni » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:31 am

When termas appear in analytical thoughts, they are what these analytical thoughts percieves.

Grasping words = no terma.

Comparing the value of awakening tools is like throwing all (84000) medicines for all different beings together on one table and discussing what medicine is the best.


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