Vimalamitra cycle

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Vimalamitra cycle

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:16 pm

Malcolm once mentioned a tradition that every 100 years Vimalamitra sends a disciple or comes himself (I forget) to bless & help humanity.

Does anyone know where, on our calendar, the 100 year cycle ends & begins? For example, at the 27th year of our centuries - or when?
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Vimalamitra cycle

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:06 am

Not at all. If the last one hit his majority around 1900, that suggests that around 2000 the present one (who?) became active and will continue so for 30,40, 50 years. So I will posit that the Vimalamitra century turns at the beginning of a new one. So 2100, 2200 etc.
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Vimalamitra cycle

Postby Adamantine » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:15 am

Yeah he's probably active now we just need to recognize him.
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Re: Vimalamitra cycle

Postby Yeti » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:53 pm

I have also heard, from sources I trust in these matters, that both HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and HH Penor Rinpoche were such emanations of Vimalamitra.
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Re: Vimalamitra cycle

Postby tingdzin » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:46 pm

All the teachers mentioned above seem to be excellent. Really, though, one should not put much stock in someone's having been declared an emanation of an illustrious person, any more than one should accept a "tulku" as a teacher without examining him. Listen carefully to such declarations and you can often hear the sound of an axe being ground in the background.

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Re: Vimalamitra cycle

Postby Yeti » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:45 pm

"When a Dzogchen Yogi hears Shakyamuni Buddha turning the Wheel of the Dharma of the Four Noble Truths he hears Samathabhadra proclaiming the most profound Dzogpachenpo." - Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche


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