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by AmidaB
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa
Replies: 36
Views: 1274

Re: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa

Many thanks everyone for this most interesting discussion. I'm still wondering if anyone has a link or a source for the Hevajra sadhana linked to this empowerment? Thanks. Thashi delek to you all! It will be a truly wonderful occasion indeed. Furthermore, I also would like to know that is there a s...
by AmidaB
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5266

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

With the foreword of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche.

http://www.vietnalanda.org/thong-bao/ba ... hichtuehai

May all beings benefit
by AmidaB
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5266

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

Compared to Sukhavati how hard is to be born in Guru Rinpoche's pure land? Is there some kind of 'list' or 'lists' for the needed qualifications to be born in Zangdokpalri? Is getting enlightened possible there? In a teaching awhile back I asked this question and the answer was 1 million Guru Rinpo...
by AmidaB
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5266

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

Thanks, very interesting. Any clue why the 'OM MANI PADME HUM' is better facilitator to Guru Rinpoche's pure land than his own mantra? Anyway: 'OM A HUM VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM' :thumbsup: It is often considered that Amitabha, Avalokiteshvara, and Padmasambhava are the three kayas, so not diffe...
by AmidaB
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5266

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

Aside from the vivid descriptions of various pure lands are there any delog revelation in relation to the neccessary qualities for entering into them? There are mentions here and there, but these are not necessarily definitive statements I suppose. For example. from Dawa Drolma's "Delog": From the ...
by AmidaB
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5266

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

Aside from the vivid descriptions of various pure lands are there any delog revelation in relation to the neccessary qualities for entering into them?
by AmidaB
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5266

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

Tashi delek to all! I am really enjoying the scholarly side of this dicussion and already learned a lot from it, but I had no intention starting a thread where the Tibetan pure land doctrines clashes with the equally respectable East-Asian teachings. I feel we are intentionally or unintentionally lo...
by AmidaB
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5266

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

We can reasonably assume Vajrayana is not practiced in Dewachen because the sentient beings that are born there lack sex organs. The necessity for sexual organs seems to apply only in the context of particular classes of tantra and/or schools. Gender differentiation applies In all four classes of t...
by AmidaB
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5266

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

PadmaVonSamba wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:25 am You can’t fit an infinite Buddha within a finite space.
You are correct. If my interpretation of the Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra is correct not one but an infinite number of Buddhas fill even an infinitely little space. :smile:
by AmidaB
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5266

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

you are learning from the Dharmakāya itself... This isn't possible. Only buddhas can perceive the dharmakāya. Not even tenth stage bodhisattvas can perceive the dharmakāya. And, Amitabha's buddhafield is most certainly a nirmāṇakāya buddhafield. This means that the Buddha's statement in the Lanka a...
by AmidaB
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5266

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land


As for the OP: You're already living in the best pureland, Sakyamuni's pureland. Don't waste the opportunity.
A good point. Thanks :anjali:
by AmidaB
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5266

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

Thanks, very reassuring, at least to me.
by AmidaB
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5266

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

Tashi delek! Which Pure Land is the best place to get enlightened? And also: why Amitabha's Devachen isn't suitable for this purpose? Thanks ab What makes you say it is not suitable? E.g. Lama Yeshe: "If we are born in the pure land of Vajrayogini, then we can definitely achieve enlightenment there...
by AmidaB
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5266

Enlightenment in a Pure Land

Tashi delek!

Which Pure Land is the best place to get enlightened? And also: why Amitabha's Devachen isn't suitable for this purpose?

Thanks
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by AmidaB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful/fierce deity's iconography
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Wrathful/fierce deity's iconography

Thanks a lot for the help. So tusks, that was a lucky guess. I have heard about the four mode of laughing, seen the wave-like tongue of the deities on thangkas and watched a couple of bollywood movies depicting Kali in her bad hair day. Still don't know how the tongue is moved threateningly. Any fur...
by AmidaB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: gektor colors and ornaments
Replies: 20
Views: 1234

Re: gektor colors and ornaments

Looking at the video, Lama Tharchin's gektor is one of numerous variations (that I have seen) on this general idea. If one doesn't know how to make a specific torma, one can always use a cookie or small cake or even just a small plate or bowl of rice. It is the visualization that is most important....
by AmidaB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful/fierce deity's iconography
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Wrathful/fierce deity's iconography

Tashi delek to y'all, I would like to ask you about two iconographic aspects of some wrathful deities: 1. What does the expression 'tongue threateningly moving' means and how it is visualized in sadhanas? 2. What is the meaning (symbolism) and function of the colored ball-like-objects and white 'fan...
by AmidaB
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Dharma Chats
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Wisdom Dharma Chats

Thank you very much Malcolm Smith for this goldmine and for the others too.

https://wisdomexperience.org/wisdom-dha ... m-smith-2/
by AmidaB
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Chod phowa and lifespan
Replies: 16
Views: 1556

Re: Chod phowa and lifespan

Clear. Many thanks.
by AmidaB
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Chod phowa and lifespan
Replies: 16
Views: 1556

Re: Chod phowa and lifespan

I try to rephrase and expand the question (in this time not excluding other forum members). So, what makes the difference between the lifespan shortening and non-lifespan-shortening versions of phowa? Thanks.

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