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by StrangeGuy
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: A question on malas
Replies: 15
Views: 4699

Re: A question on malas

Hello Everyone, I recite several different mantras and have set goals of 100,000 recitations per mantra for myself. My question is should I have a single mala, with counters, for each mantra or should I just stick with a single mala for all mantras and attach multiple counters? Thank you in advance...
by StrangeGuy
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: malas (again)
Replies: 19
Views: 2448

Re: malas (again)

some questions... ivory: Gyatrul Rinpoche mentions that elephant ivory is best, however it is obviously not trustworthy as most of it is blood ivory or even if it "isn't" it most likely is. so what about fossilized stegodon ivory or mammoth ivory? that involves no killing and is related to elephant...
by StrangeGuy
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Apsaras
Replies: 9
Views: 1668

Re: Apsaras

I've been meaning to draw some apsaras, their fluid design is almost mermerizing. But I'm not quite sure what they are exacly. Are they just minor devas? Do they serve some purpose other than aesthetics?
by StrangeGuy
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Deities
Replies: 14
Views: 2066

Buddhist Deities

How would anybody explain the “reality issue” of Buddhist Deities (as in the Tibetan system ) to somebody who tries to understand it? Some try to explain it, that Buddhist Deities are Jungian Archetypes. Others explain it as “quasi real aspects” as in they’re not real and at the same time real and “...
by StrangeGuy
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness
Replies: 188
Views: 20312

Re: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness

hmm...when I get into meditation (Anapanasati) I sometimes get into a state where the "I" feels dissolved and part of a larger "void" so to speak. Don't know if that makes any sense or if the experience is supposed to be like that. :shrug: With nada yoga I still wait for a similar experience, defini...
by StrangeGuy
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Phowa with psychological disorder
Replies: 9
Views: 2284

Re: Phowa with psychological disorder

Maybe get advice not only from a lama/monk but from a "Buddhist mental health specialist" (PhD Clinical level) as well. Here are some links about that topic:
by StrangeGuy
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 87691

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

Food for religious people food can really be a tough one. For the non religious, who have accepted moralism as a substitute religion, turning it into an ideology the same difficulty perseveres. I think it really should come down to how you want to be involved with life and not trying to impose the o...
by StrangeGuy
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: When the Dalai Lama Dies...
Replies: 6
Views: 2053

Re: When the Dalai Lama Dies...

Well, maybe the Dalai Lama will take rebirth as a woman, outside of China's influence ;) Reminds me of that movie where that Chinese general says "...will and alyways be part of Ch..Chch..China!". ^^ Just joking. ...
by StrangeGuy
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: the psychedelic community: pros and cons
Replies: 134
Views: 19958

Re: the psychedelic community: pros and cons

That reminds me of the story of the westerner going to India and giving LSD to a Yogic. After taking it, the Yogic said it's really good stuff, but Yoga get's you into even higher states (Yoga = meditation according to him) with the ability to stop the experience when you want it to stop - instantly...
by StrangeGuy
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Karma
Replies: 3
Views: 839


Here's what a Indian Yoga guru says about Karma, what you think?
by StrangeGuy
Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Buddhist Tantra Talk
Topic: Tibetan Buddism
Replies: 0
Views: 866

Tibetan Buddism

What a strange thig happened to me. A couple of years ago I attended out of the blue the Garchen Rinpoche centre near my hometown. There was a ceremony where nuns were throwing themselves on the ground and, I think it was Garchen Rinpoche, who used a Vajra and a bell. I wanted to know if there's som...
by StrangeGuy
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bodichitta
Replies: 2
Views: 811


I sometimes try to meditate on Bodhichitta but more often on emptiness. Now I'm thinking to focus a bit more on the Bodichitta meditational aspect. I wanted to know what you practitioners think about this piece of information? Helpfull?
by StrangeGuy
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

New Guy

Hi, I'm new here, I'm interested in meditation,making of electronic music, crazyness, other dimensions, UFO's & contactees and tobacco plants. I like Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoy the technique over strength aspect, though I fail often to use it. I just wanted to say hello. Regards StrangeGuy

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