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by LhakpaT
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In 543 AD Emperor Justinian put the Pope in jail for a year
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Re: In 543 AD Emperor Justinian put the Pope in jail for a year

Aemilius wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:19 am I hope I'm not transgressing the border here. I have thought that the name "Jesus" is form or pronunciation of the name "Yashas.
That would be a fun theory if we did not know the etymology already. It has ancient Semitic origins and was a very common name.
by LhakpaT
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1056827

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

No answer is often as meaningful as an answer, isn't it?
by LhakpaT
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: Chod empowerment commitments / samaya
Replies: 0
Views: 400

Chod empowerment commitments / samaya

Hi,

I would be grateful for anyone who has any information on commitments/samaya related to the opening of the sky door empowerment / Rinchen Trengwa.

Thank you :bow:
by LhakpaT
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Ngondro required for Chod?
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Ngondro required for Chod?

Is it necessary to complete Ngondro before receiving a Chod empowerment / teachings (LN, for example) and undertaking the practise?
by LhakpaT
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is 'abandoning the Dharma'?
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: What is 'abandoning the Dharma'?

Abandoning the Dharma means to leave the Dharma and stop practicing and believing in it as a refuge. Although Vajrasattva purifies all negative karma, the following mantra is specific for purifying the negative karma of having left the Dharma. Sarvavid Vairochana Mantra OM NA-MO BHA-GA-WA-TE SAR-WA...
by LhakpaT
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is 'abandoning the Dharma'?
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: What is 'abandoning the Dharma'?

If you mean a monk returning to regular life, or a Buddhist practitioner pushing meditation and other Buddhist Activities and concerns down on their list of priorities, That’s not the same thing as, say, renouncing Buddhism altogether. I was thinking more along the lines of someone becoming an athe...
by LhakpaT
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is 'abandoning the Dharma'?
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: What is 'abandoning the Dharma'?

I've seen this mentioned before especially in relation to the karmic consequences. What do you mean? Like constantly tripping over your shoe laces and face planting into a door, or some other type of pratfall? I'd imagine the karma of abandoning efforts towards realisation would mean no realisation...
by LhakpaT
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is 'abandoning the Dharma'?
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

What is 'abandoning the Dharma'?

I've seen this mentioned before especially in relation to the karmic consequences. But what does it entail? Can someone who this applies to return to Dharma in this life? And if so, can we really talk about anyone abandoning the Dharma if they're still alive and might return to practising?
by LhakpaT
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prophecy of Padmasambhava in the Nirvana Sutra
Replies: 19
Views: 2446

Re: Prophecy of Padmasambhava in the Nirvana Sutra

That depends on whether you are Catholic Tibetan Buddhist, in which case you believe in actual transubstantiation, or a Protestant Tibetan Buddhist, in which case you believe they are merely symbols. :-) As a former Presbyterian, the latter is how I interpret things. Thought Presbyterians go for re...
by LhakpaT
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1056827

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Has Rinpoche ever mentioned who the guardians in the African continent are? I've not come across it, and just checked the Teachings on the Thun and Ganapuja book. If he hasn't perhaps use the 'Local Guardians of Place and Time'? dharma isn't widely spread there, so there is no dharmapala. i think. ...
by LhakpaT
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Hunt begins for reincarnation of Akong Rinpoche
Replies: 0
Views: 556

Hunt begins for reincarnation of Akong Rinpoche

Article here, but it is behind a paywall. First few paragraphs can be read though.
by LhakpaT
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 3668

Re: Greetings and Request for Guidance

Absolutly not true. Rigpa tsel wang is indispensable. No debate whatsoever Okay. Please, why is this so? I always liked the analogy that it is like someone introducing you to another person. They say to you, "This is Bob." Now you know who Bob is. You may have passed by him a hundred times in the p...
by LhakpaT
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1056827

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu


And the logical reasoning provided by traditional Buddhist teachers is hardly persuasive for modern educated people well familiar with logic and critical thinking.
:shock:
by LhakpaT
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do Yogis survive?
Replies: 17
Views: 1872

Re: How do Yogis survive?

Danny wrote: Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:34 am That, and picnic baskets.
More enlightened than your average gomchen
by LhakpaT
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Historical Buddha
Replies: 22
Views: 1742

Re: Historical Buddha

Do we have any historical proof that Shakyamuni Buddha existed ? Besides the sutras and numerous ordination lineages tracing back to Buddha, there is archaeological evidence too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edicts_of_Ashoka And there`s no historical proof of Jesus's existence whatsoever. That's a...
by LhakpaT
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 95
Views: 5555

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

I do want sentience for ever,and I rather be alive and suffering somewhat in the 3 realms then to be nonsentient and not suffering.thats just me.others are maybe different.a Buddha has no vijnana and no awareness,and some argue that a buddha still has some awareness as a living buddha,but a buddha ...
by LhakpaT
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What Future Paths are there?
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: What Future Paths are there?

With years still left in my life, I wanted to ask, what paths or “levels” are there usually in each of the 4 major lineages? I’ve heard the Nyingmapas following ngöndro and Longchen Nyinthig, however, I am not sure on what other paths are like. For now, I’m just a sticking with the basics but when ...
by LhakpaT
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Surgery effect on channels
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Surgery effect on channels

Not sure where to post this... I was wondering what the effect of surgery is on the channels, according to Tibetan medicine? Sinus surgery, for example, is pretty commonplace nowadays - what happens to the channels when that part of the body is operated on, perhaps parts of bone and tissue removed,...
by LhakpaT
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Surgery effect on channels
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Surgery effect on channels

Not sure where to post this... I was wondering what the effect of surgery is on the channels, according to Tibetan medicine? Sinus surgery, for example, is pretty commonplace nowadays - what happens to the channels when that part of the body is operated on, perhaps parts of bone and tissue removed, ...
by LhakpaT
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Another Dzogchen/Ngondro Q...
Replies: 9
Views: 1759

Re: Another Dzogchen/Ngondro Q...

Simon E. wrote: Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:36 pm Sorry, I’m going to demur from the consensus...
Could you elaborate?

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