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The Silent Master

Postby Astus » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:05 pm

I don't know many teachers from Tibetan schools that's why I ask this question.

Is it common, or normal, that a highly educated lama teaches to his Western community some sadhanas, gives the necessary empowerments, but otherwise gives no lectures on general Mahayana nor on Tantra? What could be a reason for this?
Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.



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Re: The Silent Master

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Re: The Silent Master

Postby Astus » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:32 pm

I'm talking about a resident teacher and not just someone who came by, gave an empowerment and went on.
Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.



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Re: The Silent Master

Postby heart » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:31 am

"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Re: The Silent Master

Postby Astus » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:05 am

He has a small group of dedicated practitioners, about 5-6 people I met there, and I asked them about what teachings were given throughout the years.
Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.



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Re: The Silent Master

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:16 am

If a blessing empowerment is given, permission for mantra, or an empowerment which enables a student to do a sadhana it would be typical for some teaching to be given along with it. And explanation of the symbolism associated with the deity for example, would be typical. Or an explanation of the nature of the deity and how we can relate to that as practitioners.

I don't know why that didn't happen in this case but I'm confident that the lama had his reasons. Perhaps he expected that the students were coming into the situation with some level of knowledge, or any other number of reasons which I could only venture to guess.

In any case it's typical to have a bit of teaching along with permissions and transmissions/blessings. I'm curious as to what the other students had to say about the event, but if you're not comfortable sharing that Astus then that's okay.

Kind wishes,
Laura

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Re: The Silent Master

Postby Astus » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:36 pm

I didn't mean there were no teachings for the empowerment for there were. I meant he gives no teachings generally, you know, Dharma speeches.
Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.



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