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Postby kitsune901 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:18 am

so here lately as i have been meditating on my deities. i noticed that in my Google feed and friend recommendations. Tara stuff has been popping up, so i was curious as to how i should approach it? i have meditated on my other deities(my path is personal but i include Tibetan Buddhism in it) so what should i do? i apologize if this sounds like a silly question or something.
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Re: questions?

Postby Jikan » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:53 pm

I recommend you read all you can about Tara. There are a number of helpful and authoritative books on the subject. When you can, find a capable teacher and ask his or her for guidance. Here's one to start with:

http://www.amazon.com/Taras-Enlightened ... 1559392878

Of course it wouldn't hurt at all to learn some more about what Buddhism is about and how it works...

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Re: questions?

Postby lisehull » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:16 pm

Another good book is How to Free Your Mind: Tara the Liberator by Thubten Chodron
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Re: questions?

Postby Konchog1 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:27 pm

Tara is a sweetheart
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: questions?

Postby kitsune901 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:30 pm

thanks for the help everyone :)
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Re: questions?

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:54 pm

Note that, in the higher tantras, there is talk of a self and an I, even though in the lower teachings the absence of self and the absence of I is what is always proclaimed. - Tony Duff
To educate the educated is notoriously difficult. - Jacques Barzun
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Re: questions?

Postby lobster » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:13 pm

Konchog1 wrote:Tara is a sweetheart


She is a Buddha Babe.
Where you focus, your mind arises. :woohoo:

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