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by Karma_Yeshe
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen in Germany
Replies: 15
Views: 967

Re: Dzogchen in Germany

I think it comes from translating "Dzogrim" as "Vollendungsstufe" and Kyerim as "Erzeugungsstufe". So "Dzog" is translated as "Vollendung", thus Dzogchen (Santi Maha) is translated as "Grosse Vollendung". Since "Maha" means "great", I think "Grosse Vollendung" is not that bad. "Totale Vollkommenheit...
by Karma_Yeshe
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen in Germany
Replies: 15
Views: 967

Re: Dzogchen in Germany

by Karma_Yeshe
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1025221

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

So they put out guidelines that make it impossible to be part of the whole thing and teach any other thing than sutra to newbies: The main characteristic of Public Courses is that everything related to Sutra teachings can be freelytaught in the three aspects of View, Meditation and Behavior, whereas...
by Karma_Yeshe
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 3212

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

:good: People don't seem to understand that when conferring an empowerment, the Guru transmits a method to the student. If the student is not realised during the empowerment, he or she should follow that method afterwards, because otherwise, there is not much sense in giving and receiving the empowe...
by Karma_Yeshe
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 80
Views: 4667

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

If you are a bodhisattva, practice the inner tantras (or anuttarayoga) and have developed a certain capability of doing inner and outer things, you will use your skills naturally when the circumstances demand it. And you will do it without making a big fuss about it. There really is no need to specu...
by Karma_Yeshe
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1025221

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I really wish the DC all the best for the benefit of all beings but the whole talk by Adriano Clemente seems to come from a state of denial. From the talk: "and some people say that the membership is half of what it was last year and that many problems are arising." I you give such a talk via webcas...
by Karma_Yeshe
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 15580

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Grigoris wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:15 pm But these are a part of any HYT empowerment anyway.
Not really. It is more a Sarma-Thing. I received Empowerments with different sets and numbers of vows specific to the practice.

KY
by Karma_Yeshe
Mon May 04, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 6331

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

Buddhism is the only religion I ever had, thanks to my parents. I don't see anyone practice even shamata in monotheistic religions so you would have to invent something new even on that level. /magnus You don't see because you choose not to see. Christianity has shamatha, mantra recitation as well ...
by Karma_Yeshe
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Alzheimer's Disease
Replies: 13
Views: 1199

Re: Alzheimer's Disease

My mother was here now 100% on an emotional level. And she was conscious about social interactions. What was damaged was her cognitive thinking. Skills, comprehending and analyzsing were damaged. She never knew how old she was and what was this house she was living in, but she knew very well if a p...
by Karma_Yeshe
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Alzheimer's Disease
Replies: 13
Views: 1199

Re: Alzheimer's Disease

Thank you very much for your answer. You really described the ambiguity of Alzheimer. My step-grandmother had Alzheimer and my wife and me visted her often. She died over 5 years ago but I still have not really gotten what Alzheimer is. Although I am sure that the brain is not the conciousness, Alzh...
by Karma_Yeshe
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: First rate translators in non-English European languages
Replies: 19
Views: 2002

Re: First rate translators in non-English European languages

To the OP: Lama Henrik Havlat did a few very good translations together with his then consort Lama Waltraud. They translated directly from tibetan into german. They translated only Karma Kamtsang Texts, as far as I know. Usually I read the english first-hand translations from the original texts, but...
by Karma_Yeshe
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Alzheimer's Disease
Replies: 13
Views: 1199

Alzheimer's Disease

Dear community, what is the view of Alzheimer's Disease regarding Sutra (and maybe also Tibetan Medicin)? My understanding is that the brain is damaged and so the skandha of consciosness (विज्ञान vijñāna) is in a way out of order. What are the karmic causes of this damage and how does it affect the ...
by Karma_Yeshe
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 51
Views: 3660

Re: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism

Things or material objects have different qualities, a bag of garbage is different from another bag of garbage that holds inside a person's wristwatch that she had accidentally put there through her absent-mindedness. Later the person realised what had happened and ran frantically searching through...
by Karma_Yeshe
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1025221

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

This joyful event will take place in the course of two days, at the end of which the participants will have received the transmission and in all respects will be practitioners of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. This sounds a bit crazy. You cannot be a pracitioner (meaning student) of some master you have ne...
by Karma_Yeshe
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Merits from listening recorded chanting
Replies: 9
Views: 1321

Re: Merits from listening recorded chanting

weitsicht wrote: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:03 am I think activation of the own speech chakra is better
- and if this is humming or murmuring only
(rather than listening)

helpful for beings in the bardo states though
since the listening capacity is the last sense to fade
(not sure about the sense order when coming to existence)
:good:
by Karma_Yeshe
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 74
Views: 8116

Re: Secular Buddhism

Queequeg wrote: Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:45 am Hey, parents... who's doing their best to raise Buddhists? If that doesn't happen, then Buddhism will never go native.
We do.
by Karma_Yeshe
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I have been offered a management position within my company, but...
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: I have been offered a management position within my company, but...

It is hard to judge, when one is not nearby.
The way you explain it sounds about right.

Don't worry too much!
KY
by Karma_Yeshe
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Non-Zen Koan For Vajrayana Students
Replies: 35
Views: 3915

Re: A Non-Zen Koan For Vajrayana Students

The tibetans have a saying that when there is much dharma, there is also much mara.
by Karma_Yeshe
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Do the nine yanas have to be progressed in order?
Replies: 11
Views: 1786

Re: Do the nine yanas have to be progressed in order?

In a post-ngöndro nyingma-saddhana, you usually do all nine yanas combined.
by Karma_Yeshe
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ways to Identify Naga Incense
Replies: 11
Views: 1928

Re: Ways to Identify Naga Incense

I'd recommend to use guggul (Commiphora wightii) on charcoal, like one does when doing sang, instead of using incense.

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