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by Cinnabar
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can you just be a Buddhist without having to be loyal to just one branch?
Replies: 30
Views: 680

Re: Can you just be a Buddhist without having to be loyal to just one branch?

I practiced exclusively in one tradition of Tibetan Buddhism for a decade. Then I met teachers in another tradition who were very important to me. One I’ve studied with 20+ years now. I lost half of my dharma friends from the first tradition. They said I had broken my samaya. I had gone to a degener...
by Cinnabar
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A single sadhana or practice
Replies: 27
Views: 776

Re: A single sadhana or practice

I have been told this is an incorrect view, but so be it... ... I have always felt the most important thing was faith in my teacher and reliance on the lineage. I have always let that inform me. I am my teachers’ student. That is karma. I didn’t find my teachers because I was looking for a certain p...
by Cinnabar
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: «Western Sadhana» by Dechen Lamkhen (Nova Scotia)
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: «Western Sadhana» by Dechen Lamkhen (Nova Scotia)

I see it as making a humorous point.

better not tolerate that
by Cinnabar
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro as a complete path to enlightenment
Replies: 74
Views: 2286

Re: Ngondro as a complete path to enlightenment

Hello. I've heard it from a number of sources that Ngondro can serve as a complete path to enlightenment, rather than being thought of merely as "preliminaries." I am curious if you yourself, or anyone you know of, has decided to practice Ngondro this way, devoting themselves to it completely as a ...
by Cinnabar
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is there a place for me in Tibetan buddhism?
Replies: 108
Views: 2868

Re: Is there a place for me in Tibetan buddhism?

Well, this thread has drifted from what one person, Mr. Artzie, believes and thinks.... ... to nobody with wrong views should enter the Tibetan Buddhist path. I guess I started my practice wrong. I harbored a combination of eternalist and nihilist views when I came to Buddhism. It took me some time ...
by Cinnabar
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is there a place for me in Tibetan buddhism?
Replies: 108
Views: 2868

Re: Is there a place for me in Tibetan buddhism?

I guess I started my practice wrong. I harbored a combination of eternalist and nihilist views when I came to Buddhism. It took me some time to eradicate those. Some years really. If I hadn’t had faith in my teacher I wouldn’t have persevered. I’d get a text and not understand anything and pray and ...
by Cinnabar
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is there a place for me in Tibetan buddhism?
Replies: 108
Views: 2868

Re: Is there a place for me in Tibetan buddhism?

To me that shows very little faith in the blessing of the guru and lineage masters. And shows little faith in the efficacy of the practice. If we had right view we would not need practices, studies, devotions. We’d see reality as it is. I have seen in myself and my fellow dharma siblings wrong views...
by Cinnabar
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is there a place for me in Tibetan buddhism?
Replies: 108
Views: 2868

Re: Is there a place for me in Tibetan buddhism?

I think a lot of people are getting caught up in abstraction.

I would just practice with faith and devotion.
by Cinnabar
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question Regarding Samaya Pollution
Replies: 25
Views: 1500

Re: Question Regarding Samaya Pollution

Isn’t this a slow underhand pitch regarding samaya? I mean, let’s be real. We’re all samaya corruptors. Just one instant of not holding phenomena as primordially pure and one has broken one’s samaya. The way you describe it, it is hard to be a samaya corruptor. I’ve probably met maybe one or two peo...
by Cinnabar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 2356

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Going through this with my own teacher, the sense was not that if one is overehelmed by appearances while on the path-- that one is a rudra, a demon, that should be forcefully liberated.

It takes more than that to be a "samaya transgressor" in this context.
by Cinnabar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 2356

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

How is it hard to transgress? If it was hard to transgress, why are we always doing Vajrasattva, confessions, ganachakra, and so on, to restore the vows? You can repair higher pledges and so forth. One is purification practices, another is self blessings and the view. There are I believe differences...
by Cinnabar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 2356

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

That's right. But isn't a failure to actually skillfully do this-- make one a samaya corruptor? We don’t take the 5 negative emotions as something to reject or renounce, Skillful means are engaged to work as a direct path to liberation the 5, primordial by nature, as pristine awarenesses. Ignorance ...
by Cinnabar
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 2356

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

:?: So what is the difference between a “Samaya violator” who should be liberated and a regular practitioner on the path? I struggled once with a pair of expensive shoes. They really were a total pain to wear, so I put them aside and decided they were too painful to wear. A big costly mistake I thou...
by Cinnabar
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 2356

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

So what is the difference between a “Samaya violator” who should be liberated and a regular practitioner on the path? I struggled once with a pair of expensive shoes. They really were a total pain to wear, so I put them aside and decided they were too painful to wear. A big costly mistake I thought ...
by Cinnabar
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 2356

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Aren’t we all getting voted off the island? zhing bcu - ten defects or the ten objects are: 1) The enemy of the Three Jewels, 2) the enemy of the master, 3) The samaya violator, 4) the perverted one, 6. the hostile one, 7. The samaya enemy with a wicked character, 8. The one arriving to the congrega...
by Cinnabar
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 2356

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

zhing bcu - ten defects or the ten objects are: 1) The enemy of the Three Jewels, 2) the enemy of the master, 3) The samaya violator, 4) the perverted one, 6. the hostile one, 7. The samaya enemy with a wicked character, 8. The one arriving to the congregation, 9. the harmer of everyone, 10. the th...
by Cinnabar
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is transmission needed to recite the Immaculate Confession Tantra?
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Is transmission needed to recite the Immaculate Confession Tantra?

Which category of texts can one engage like this-- without a lung with the aspiration that one would get a lung as soon as possible? Yes, you need lung. However, if you have strong faith in this shakpa, you can begin without lung as long as you make the strong intention that you will get the lung as...
by Cinnabar
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 2256

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

I guess I have a different experience, interact with my teachers differently, or perhaps my brain works differently. In things related to practice I try to clarify what the underlying principles are. That way if I have nobody to ask and find myself in different circumstances I can respond. Maybe not...
by Cinnabar
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?
Replies: 54
Views: 2256

Re: Is it okay to re-offer candles weve had to put out?

I think you may have missed my main point. In this as in all things follow what YOUR teachers says to YOU. And I think you missed my main point. Some of us try to glean a procedure from our teachers. Some of us try to glean general principles from our teachers. If I was the first type, then there's...
by Cinnabar
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What qualifies as restricted reading?
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: What qualifies as restricted reading?

transmission only matters in tantra? So a person can't read the Heart Sutra, or a like HH Dudjom Rinpoche's history of Nyingma lineage, or a namthar of Guru Rinpoche, or Shantarakshita's madhyamakalankara, without a lung? whatever one dones''t have transmission for, quialifies as restricted. one has...

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