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by SleepingTurtle
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can someone explain me Vajrayana like im 5?
Replies: 17
Views: 1200

Re: Can someone explain me Vajrayana like im 5?

All the comments were super helpful! I got the general idea of it now :3 I really wish to reach Vajrayana teacher, but there are many flavors/paths/schools(?) of it(according to google). Sadly, Vajrayana communities are not so close to where I live and I will have to travel in real life. Therefore, ...
by SleepingTurtle
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can someone explain me Vajrayana like im 5?
Replies: 17
Views: 1200

Can someone explain me Vajrayana like im 5?

As a new follower of Dharma, reading about Buddhism can sometimes feel overwhelming. I was very curious about the main differences between Therevada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. After searching google for a while, I have stumbled upon this article . To my surprise, I found the following statement: An ad...
by SleepingTurtle
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: More personalities than bodies?
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: More personalities than bodies?

Keep in mind, there is no ‘self’ that takes rebirth. In a sense, you could say that tanas, or cravings, you could say, “coalesce” as the samsaric illusion of “sentient beings”. Yeah, I keep this in mind all the time! That's why I used term "personalities". Im still very confused about this problem ...
by SleepingTurtle
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: More personalities than bodies?
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: More personalities than bodies?

Keep in mind, there is no ‘self’ that takes rebirth. In a sense, you could say that tanas, or cravings, you could say, “coalesce” as the samsaric illusion of “sentient beings”. Yeah, I keep this in mind all the time! That's why I used term "personalities". Im still very confused about this problem ...
by SleepingTurtle
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: More personalities than bodies?
Replies: 10
Views: 665

More personalities than bodies?

As Im discovering Buddhism, one problem appeared upon me. New people are being born all the time, and so are Tanhas with them. Now, all those personalities would need another body after death. However, we have older ones too which had not reached Buddhahood yet. So whats the deal with this? Populati...
by SleepingTurtle
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Difficulty understanding Vijnana/Consciousness
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: Difficulty understanding Vijnana/Consciousness

Thank you so much Astus, it all fits nicely now :)
by SleepingTurtle
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Difficulty understanding Vijnana/Consciousness
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: Difficulty understanding Vijnana/Consciousness

Thank you both on your reply :) This has been truly insightful for me!

Astus, I have a question for you: people form fetters by clinging/avoiding things, based on emotional response that arises from contact?
by SleepingTurtle
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Difficulty understanding Vijnana/Consciousness
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: Difficulty understanding Vijnana/Consciousness

Dear Astus and PadmaVonSamba, thank you both so much for reading my post and taking your time to reply to it! Astus, your clarification was amazing! I grasped it immediately :) Now, I still have one more question left, and its regarding emotions/feelings. When we cognize something, does that cogniti...
by SleepingTurtle
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Difficulty understanding Vijnana/Consciousness
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Difficulty understanding Vijnana/Consciousness

Dear members, I am new to Buddhism, but I have a long history of practice in other tradition. By profession, I am clinical psychologist. I read few books on Buddhism, including The Three Pillars of Zen, The Undying Lamp of Zen, The Rinzai Zen Way and What the Buddha Taught. So far I really dig what ...

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