Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa Contradiction that Bothers Me

Re: Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa Contradiction that Bothers Me

Postby adinatha » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:08 am

gregkavarnos wrote:
tamdrin wrote:while for most of us it is hard/impossible to rest in direct perception thus many methods are needed.. though I would imagine that many people would be happy to be given karmamudra as one of the (lower level practices) and a suitable consort at that too...
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Re: Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa Contradiction that Bothers Me

Postby Gyalpo » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:54 am

gregkavarnos wrote:
tamdrin wrote:while for most of us it is hard/impossible to rest in direct perception thus many methods are needed.. though I would imagine that many people would be happy to be given karmamudra as one of the (lower level practices) and a suitable consort at that too...
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Re: Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa Contradiction that Bothers Me

Postby Mother's Lap » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:20 pm

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Re: Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa Contradiction that Bothers Me

Postby smcj » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:56 pm

There's a relatively obscure one that I like called "Drinking the Mountain Stream". It is a collection of his songs, much like the "100k Songs", but has a gentler tone and a nice introduction. It lists the author as either Jetsun Milarepa or Lama Kunga Rinpoche on the used book website I use. (K.R. is a Sakya lama that was abbott of a monastery that specialized in Vajrayogini practice.)

In general I stay away from translations by Guenther.
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Re: Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa Contradiction that Bothers Me

Postby Wayfaring_Man » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:06 am

Enochian wrote:Once a regular human, like any of us, obtains Buddhahood DURING LIFE his physical body should become a Sambhogakāya, a body of light.


Buddha himself continued to have a physical body after attaining Buddhahood. Or was Buddha not a Buddha until Parinirvana? But then, how could Buddha teach Buddhahood and the path to Buddhahood without being a Buddha before death?

Consider perhaps that Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya, and Nirmanakaya are non-dual, and that a Bodhisattva of even just the first Bhumi can have a hundred physical manifestations. Why is it that a being, attaining Buddhahood even in this very life, cannot continue to have a physical body? How are we even discussing a Buddha, beyond dualistic conceptualities like subject as object, as something that can have anything? Dharmadhatu and Dharmakaya arise simultaneously as one, and this samsaric illusion exists within that void nature, simultaneously appearance and emptiness.

There is no contradiction, there's an apparent lack of understanding. Through some practices, a bodhisattva may demonstrate their attainment through dissolving the physical manifest body into the light body, but the simultaneous existence of both is not impossible. Why should it be?
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Re: Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa Contradiction that Bothers Me

Postby smcj » Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:32 am

Once a regular human, like any of us, obtains Buddhahood DURING LIFE his physical body should become a Sambhogakāya, a body of light.

Where'd you get that idea?

Dharmakaya=enlightenment
Sambogakaya=communication of enlightenment
Nirmanakaya=physical manifestation of enlightenment.

When all 3 are together, like with Shakyamuni, it's called the "Svabhavikakaya".
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Re: Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa Contradiction that Bothers Me

Postby Konchok Namgyal » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:08 pm

wow .......ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yeah
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Re: Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa Contradiction that Bothers Me

Postby conebeckham » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:15 pm

The "Physical Body" which ignorant beings like us perceive is the Nirmanakaya. But all Buddha bodies are primordially inseperable. If you yourself can perceive a Buddha as a "Light Body," you are perceiving Sambhogakaya. Traditionally, this would mean you are on the Bhumis. If you are Buddha, then you yourself perceive the Dharmakaya, or, rather, you ARE the Dharmakaya. The Dharmakaya is said to be the "Benefit for oneself" while the other Kayas are the "Benefit for others."
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Re: Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa Contradiction that Bothers Me

Postby narraboth » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:03 pm

For vajrayana practitioners, it is possible that the enlightenment has reach the highest level but they still temperally keep the original bodies. When the current 'matured' body's karma exhausted, it turns into minimum element or light, or, some body parts are left for the benefit of beings or some karmic reason (Marpa said Milarepa was supposed to be able to fully transform his body, but because he only finished 8 great difficult tasks rather than 9, Milarepa got a little bit karma left unpurified so will have a bit body left).

A nearly breaking out bird is already a bird, just it's not out of egg shell yet so it look similar to other eggs.
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Re: Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa Contradiction that Bothers Me

Postby Konchok Namgyal » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:11 pm

I am fairly certain that fully enlightened beings can manifest any way they see fit.
Why wouldnt they be able to have all 3 kayas at once ?
Why would they be held by the relative constructs of our perception ?
I see no contradiction .
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