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by Michael126unknown
Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: 100k Vajrasattva mantra preliminary
Replies: 6
Views: 3725

Re: 100k Vajrasattva mantra preliminary

I completed Ngondro when I thought I was in a Gelug Sangha. Took over 2 years. It had no real value I can identify, whereas intensive practice in the way advised by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche produced effects after a few days. So make absolutely sure this is the best method for you. Hi, I am a Sakya pr...
by Michael126unknown
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Question on merit multiplication
Replies: 2
Views: 2142

Question on merit multiplication

Hello, first of all, I would like to apologize for my last question here. I realized after posting it that such a thing would be unbeneficial to a dying being even though I did not think about that at the time and I would like to thank the person who pointed that out to me as well. That being said, ...
by Michael126unknown
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Question on mantra for dead and unconscious beings
Replies: 2
Views: 1875

Re: Question on mantra for dead and unconscious beings

I don't have any mantra to recommend nor the qualifications to do so, but regarding reviving them... wouldn't that simply hinder from progressing further? For all we know their next one is a precious human body. I understand. You may be right. I have recited the Mani mantra many times and dedicated...
by Michael126unknown
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:27 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Question on mantra for dead and unconscious beings
Replies: 2
Views: 1875

Question on mantra for dead and unconscious beings

Hello, this will sound strange to ask so bear with me, is there any mantra or practice to revive a small animal such as an insect or small fish from unconsciousness or death? I am asking because my pet fish has died; I have done a lot of practice so that it may have a better next life instead of an ...
by Michael126unknown
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Vajra Armor path is all the way from Ngondro through Thogal? Is this real?
Replies: 1
Views: 2260

Vajra Armor path is all the way from Ngondro through Thogal? Is this real?

I read somewhere the Vajra Armor practice path is all the way from the Sutra teaching all the way through Thogal over a long period of time, is this real? What is Vajra Armor? Which teachers do this, and do Malcolm, Sangye Khandro or Lama Chonam teach in these methods?
by Michael126unknown
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Tashi Choling...
Replies: 1
Views: 1886

Tashi Choling...

Greetings. I think you all should view Tashi Choling's schedule and transmissions. For example, EVERY NEW MOON, except for breaks in their schedule, Tashi Choling does the transmission of a concise Chod practice relating with Troma Nagmo (Other names for this deity include Krodhi Kali, and the Wrath...
by Michael126unknown
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Every New Moon... Tashi Choling does this Chod transmission.
Replies: 0
Views: 1893

Every New Moon... Tashi Choling does this Chod transmission.

Greetings. EVERY NEW MOON, except for breaks in their schedule, Tashi Choling does the transmission of a concise Chod practice relating with Troma Nagmo (Other names for this deity include Krodhi Kali, and the Wrathful Black Mother). http://www.tashicholing.org/programs.html This is the schedule you...
by Michael126unknown
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: If one is Transgender and Dzogchen/Vajrayana practice…
Replies: 4
Views: 2504

Re: If one is Transgender and Dzogchen/Vajrayana practice…

Here is my question. If one is transgender then does this mean they cannot practice Vajrayana or Dzogchen because I remember hearing some things about the channels in the body having relation with the gender, etc. and also I am wondering if since the h*rmones and also g*nitals are changed it has an...
by Michael126unknown
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Killing animals... Is it acceptable in Dzogchen
Replies: 8
Views: 2910

Re: Killing animals... Is it acceptable in Dzogchen

Can we kill or hunt if we are a Dzogchen practitioner, or should we avoid killing animals unless it is necessary? Further, may the meat/corpse from a dying animal be given in any type of offering practice (At least visualizing it as offered) or would it be disrespectful (not sure if this is the rig...
by Michael126unknown
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: If one is Transgender and Dzogchen/Vajrayana practice…
Replies: 4
Views: 2504

If one is Transgender and Dzogchen/Vajrayana practice…

Hey, I was going to post this on Malcolm’s forum but I figured it is a controversial subject and I did not want to cause problems on his website. So I will post it here. I don’t intend for this to cause any negative issues - It is a genuine question that I am asking. Here is my question. If one is t...
by Michael126unknown
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Killing animals... Is it acceptable in Dzogchen
Replies: 8
Views: 2910

Re: Killing animals... Is it acceptable in Dzogchen

Do not regard Dzogchen as something separate from ethics. That's a mistake beloved of the "it's-all-good" failed hippie mindset. That is not what I meant at all, I know a lot of people have a mistaken idea dzogchen is separate from karma etc. I meant whether in general it is acceptable fo...
by Michael126unknown
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Killing animals... Is it acceptable in Dzogchen
Replies: 8
Views: 2910

Killing animals... Is it acceptable in Dzogchen

Can we kill or hunt if we are a Dzogchen practitioner, or should we avoid killing animals unless it is necessary? Further, may the meat/corpse from a dying animal be given in any type of offering practice (At least visualizing it as offered) or would it be disrespectful (not sure if this is the righ...
by Michael126unknown
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Zangdok Palri isn't a fully purified realm?
Replies: 2
Views: 726

The Zangdok Palri isn't a fully purified realm?

Raksashas and so on in Zangdok Palri... I have read that there is such a thing and the realm is not fully pure but it is harder comparatively to be reborn in Sukhavati. Why? I thought Amitabha's 18th vow was that even if you think ten thoughts of wanting to be reborn in his realm and recite his name...
by Michael126unknown
Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: How do we accumulate millions of mantras?
Replies: 8
Views: 3158

Re: How do we accumulate millions of mantras?

Thank you, all.
by Michael126unknown
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: How do we accumulate millions of mantras?
Replies: 8
Views: 3158

How do we accumulate millions of mantras?

The last thing I'd want is to let this precious life that lets me practice pass without being diligent, but if I am lazy instead of using this opportunity, that might just be what occurs. How can I come to accumulate millions of mantras like the masters of the past, quickly but profoundly and with s...
by Michael126unknown
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Vajrayana
Replies: 12
Views: 5469

Re: Dzogchen and Vajrayana

Dear "Katty3n", Please don't misunderstand what Dzogchen Community means. Actually, it is a specific group that was made by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. But they are not the only ones that teach Dzogchen. You may be interested in Lama Lena. She gives teachings online. But I ask you something, co...
by Michael126unknown
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What cognitive skills does one need?
Replies: 13
Views: 1948

Re: What cognitive skills does one need?

What is the method for increasing faith in our teachers? You have to reflect on their kindness, compassion, wisdom, and qualities over and over again until you feel it in your bones. Do you have tips for how to do it? Hello Sir, I would recommend also that lineage prayers have a similar function in...
by Michael126unknown
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Did the Buddha teach against killing a being quickly out of mercy?
Replies: 23
Views: 7651

Re: Did the Buddha teach against killing a being quickly out of mercy?

Thanks for the responses, everyone. This is quite a bit to consider.. Johnny Dangerous, I think your point makes a lot of sense, all things considered - In the case you mentioned, people using it to ignore the discomfort of seeing death, it’s just about a pity that makes you depressed rather than ge...
by Michael126unknown
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Did the Buddha teach against killing a being quickly out of mercy?
Replies: 23
Views: 7651

Did the Buddha teach against killing a being quickly out of mercy?

Hello,

It is an interesting question... The answer is probably somewhat obvious but I want to be sure. Is it true that the Buddha taught against killing beings in a lot of suffering, out of mercy? For example, euthanasia for a sick dog etc.?

Thank you.
by Michael126unknown
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Having some doubts recently...
Replies: 7
Views: 1637

Re: Having some doubts recently...

I wanna give an update here. I think my main error was not doing much reflection to get some certainty before I began a session of practice and maybe this is where any sort of subtle misunderstandings or confusion before might’ve come in, not sure but it helped me; Now that I’m doing that more, thes...

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