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by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Aro tradition,is it an IRL group?
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Aro tradition,is it an IRL group?

They were once highly disparaged and ridiculed as inauthentic. Then they somehow rehabilitated their reputation, which isn’t easy to do. I don’t remember the details of how that all came about. I personally don’t have an opinion about them one way or another. However even an organization with a good...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Chariot Example in Chandrakirti
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: Chariot Example in Chandrakirti

I like the Greek version of the chariot thought experiment... ...It’s a Greek thought experiment (I think), but it illustrates the Buddha’s point about emptiness pretty well. That is very useful! I've only ever heard the Ship of Theseus example, which doesn't go further, as yours does, in making a ...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Neurodharma by Rick Hanson
Replies: 53
Views: 1364

Re: Neurodharma by Rick Hanson

The Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha can be thought of as enlightenment, the communication of enlightenment, and the physical manifestation of enlightenment. They have their esoteric equivalents too: Dharmakaya, Sambogakaya, and Nirmanakaya. Put the two ideas together and you get a definition for Sambogak...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Heatwave England
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: Heatwave England

That works if it’s dry heat. But if it’s humid…
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Heatwave England
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: Heatwave England

But unfortunately none of us has control over the weather…
Speak for yourself. One of Malcolm’s teachers was HHDL’s appointed rainmaker for Tibetan farmers in India.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Chariot Example in Chandrakirti
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: Chariot Example in Chandrakirti

I like the Greek version of the chariot thought experiment. In that experiment, you take a chariot and you take a wheel off. You replace the wheel with a new wheel. And then you take the axle off. And you replace it with a new axle. And then you take the other wheel off and replace it and so forth o...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validation statement in Vajrayana
Replies: 33
Views: 893

Re: Validation statement in Vajrayana

lol, I saw those sketchy photos in the 90’s Your talking illusory body, not rainbow. Which btw is nothing like the art work. Just saying. Like I said, go in person. See for yourself (when and if you can). Maybe you’ll see nothing, but maybe you will. It’s worth the price of the ticket to find out.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, greetings from Italy!
Replies: 10
Views: 1204

Re: Hi, greetings from Italy!

Are you the guy that stole the election from Trump?

(just kidding)
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validation statement in Vajrayana
Replies: 33
Views: 893

Re: Validation statement in Vajrayana

Or a guru turn into a body of light. Once H.H. Karmapa gets his hat back (if ever) I suggest you buy a ticket to a Vajra Crown ceremony. And keep your eyes open. It’s “liberation through seeing”. What you see will be subjective. Different people see different things, and the same person won’t see t...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 239
Views: 64137

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Malcolm wrote:The closest thing to grace in Buddhism is the Pure Land concept of "other power."
https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.p ... 9&start=20
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Neurodharma by Rick Hanson
Replies: 53
Views: 1364

Re: Neurodharma by Rick Hanson

Beginner's Mind wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:24 pm
Schrödinger’s Yidam wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:37 pm Does the book discuss the mind in the bardo too?
Nowhere in the book is the word bardo used.
Didn’t think so. If you’re equating the physical brain with mind you’re looking at “this life” only. That’s missing the point.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Neurodharma by Rick Hanson
Replies: 53
Views: 1364

Re: Neurodharma by Rick Hanson

Buddha Activity is spontaneous, but not unilateral. We’ve got to do our part too.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Neurodharma by Rick Hanson
Replies: 53
Views: 1364

Re: Neurodharma by Rick Hanson

If we wanted to get granular, I'd ask what it means for blessings to "spontaneously manifest" in a practitioners mind; because in actual practice it mainly seems to happen with great preparation. As per the last chapter of The Uttaratantra, Buddha Activity does not entail any thought, del...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Neurodharma by Rick Hanson
Replies: 53
Views: 1364

Re: Neurodharma by Rick Hanson

The practitioner must take the action. Without that the blessings cannot come. So in that sense it is 100% up to the practitioner. However once the practitioner has opened their mind with sufficient faith and devotion, the blessings of the Lama and the 3 Jewels can spontaneously manifest in their mi...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Neurodharma by Rick Hanson
Replies: 53
Views: 1364

Re: Neurodharma by Rick Hanson

Does the book discuss the mind in the bardo too?
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Neurodharma by Rick Hanson
Replies: 53
Views: 1364

Re: Neurodharma by Rick Hanson


Anyway about Grace. My friend once told me that Buddhism differs from some of the other contemplative traditions in that it does not offer Grace.

I was wondering, what does the Buddha say about Grace?
a.k.a. “blessings”.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 239
Views: 64137

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Matt J wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:30 pm
Schrödinger’s Yidam wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:00 am
However I have not been able to resist forming opinions about myself and others.
I have recently developed an amazing siddhi: the ability to NOT always share that opinion online. :lol:
:good:
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Importance and Benefit of Ngondro
Replies: 203
Views: 6657

Re: Importance and Benefit of Ngondro


What do you mean by ‘open the mind’?
To allow for something new, unknown, and different than what was already known to be credible.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 239
Views: 64137

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=36740&start=80 The assumption I work with is that we cannot say anything about anyone's karma unless we are buddhas ourselves. I’ve been taught that, and I accept it. The corollary is you therefore cannot properly assess anybody’s person’s sp...

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