The Aro gTér: some answers and questions

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


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Re: The Aro gTér: some answers and questions

Postby Mr. G » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:49 pm

I think this thread has served it's purpose and both parties have addressed the points put to them. We should all be minimizing our Dharma gossip and get on with our practice, whichever practice we have chosen to undertake.

The thread is locked for the time being.

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Re: How are teachers like Mangos?

Postby Dronma » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:20 pm

Years ago, I had read the book: "Dangerous Friend, The Teacher-Student Relationship in Vajrayana Buddhism" by Rigdzin Dorje, Shambhala publications.
I think it can be a useful guide for new people.

An excerpt from the back-cover of the book:

"Although Tibetan Buddhism continues to grow in popularity, the crucial relationship between teacher and student remains largely misunderstood. Dangerous Friend offers an in-depth exploration of this mysterious and complex bond, a relationship of paramount importance in Tibetan Buddhist practice.

According to Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the student must have complete trust in the teacher (the "dangerous friend") if he or she is to achieve any understanding. It is the teacher's responsibility to uphold the integrity of the tradition, the basis of which is compassion for all beings, by transmitting it properly to an appropriate student. Likewise, it is the student's responsibility to meet the challenge of carrying on the lineage of teachings. By entering such a relationship, both teacher and student accept the burden of protecting those teachings by understanding them completely and correctly, by practicing them fully and faultlessly, and by transmitting them without omission.

Dangerous Friend includes discussions of the following topics:

• Meeting and recognizing an appropriate teacher.
• Understanding the gravity of entering the teacher-student relationship.
• Shifting one's approach from spiritual materialism to genuine Buddhist practice.
• Accepting the challenge of being truly kind, honest, and courageous."
"My view is as vast as the sky, but my actions are finer than flour"
~ Padmasambhava ~

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"My view is as vast as the sky, but my actions are finer than flour"
~ Padmasambhava ~

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Re: How are teachers like Mangos?

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"My view is as vast as the sky, but my actions are finer than flour"
~ Padmasambhava ~

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Re: How are teachers like Mangos?

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Re: How are teachers like Mangos?

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"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: How are teachers like Mangos?

Postby DGA » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:27 pm

I'm sorry to continue with the off-topic comments, but to clarify: I was referring to the cowboy look. I've spent a significant part of my life in the rural American West. There's nothing more ridiculous than fake cowboy gear. Can it possibly look anything other than ridiculous in Europe, on Europeans with notably poor posture for people who profess to teach any kind of meditation?

a question for another thread.

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Re: How are teachers like Mangos?

Postby Grigoris » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:46 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: How are teachers like Mangos?

Postby ngodrup » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:30 pm

So now we discus fashion?
Who here is more flamboyant then David Bowie?

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Re: How are teachers like Mangos?

Postby Sönam » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:37 pm

By understanding everything you perceive from the perspective of the view, you are freed from the constraints of philosophical beliefs.
By understanding that any and all mental activity is meditation, you are freed from arbitrary divisions between formal sessions and postmeditation activity.
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