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by Sādhaka
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: 100,000 candles??
Replies: 38
Views: 650

Re: 100,000 candles??

Sādhaka wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:08 pm...yet since this was asked in the Dzogchen sub-forum....

Or I could have sworn it was.

Either it got moved to this subforum, or I was mistaken....
by Sādhaka
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: 100,000 candles??
Replies: 38
Views: 650

Re: 100,000 candles??

There are beeswax candles, soy candles, and I’m sure other types of non-toxic natural waxes. But uh, physical offerings are good; yet since this was asked in the Dzogchen sub-forum, the Natural State is always the best purification, and even visualized offerings can be as effective as physical ones,...
by Sādhaka
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: To account for the cause of this decline in the fortunes of Bön in both Zhang-zhung and Tibet.
Replies: 29
Views: 1001

Re: To account for the cause of this decline in the fortunes of Bön in both Zhang-zhung and Tibet.

Okay, then why wouldn’t Bönpo’s just blame Songsten Gampo for the exile, instead of revising the story to it having been Trisong Detsen?

I’m aware that I should know more about these things after all these years; but since it’s being brought up in this thread now....
by Sādhaka
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: To account for the cause of this decline in the fortunes of Bön in both Zhang-zhung and Tibet.
Replies: 29
Views: 1001

Re: To account for the cause of this decline in the fortunes of Bön in both Zhang-zhung and Tibet.

Malcolm wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:49 pm...to revise the time of assassination of Ligmincha from the mid-7th century at the hands of Srongtsen Gampo to the mid-8th century during the reign of Trisrong De'utsen.

If this is true, then what may be the reason(s) for doing so?
by Sādhaka
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: To account for the cause of this decline in the fortunes of Bön in both Zhang-zhung and Tibet.
Replies: 29
Views: 1001

Re: To account for the cause of this decline in the fortunes of Bön in both Zhang-zhung and Tibet.

There is also this: ...Guru Chowang, the immediate incarnation of Nyangral, and the terton who revealed the seven line prayer. Guru Chowang wrote in his Great Origin of Treasures : "First: the two the supreme of all beneficial qualities, [5/a] the treasure of the true words of Bon emanations: the wa...
by Sādhaka
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3630
Views: 453896

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by Sādhaka
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3630
Views: 453896

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by Sādhaka
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3630
Views: 453896

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by Sādhaka
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3630
Views: 453896

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by Sādhaka
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 931
Views: 85017

Re: Great Vegan Debate

I doubt very much that the cows would be ok with being killed, simply because they are not eaten alive. The idea that purchasing that meat, is somehow entirely divorced from its production, is certainly naive. Its pretty clear that purchasing meat is entirely divorced from its production, consideri...
by Sādhaka
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to purify?
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: What to purify?

PadmaVonSamba wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:59 pm...mental or emotional “baggage”.

You mean vāsanā in wylie :rolling:
by Sādhaka
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to decarbonize your life.
Replies: 27
Views: 972

Re: How to decarbonize your life.

One set of questions I've had the last few years is about what we, as a family, could do to reduce our carbon footprint and have a more ecologically sound lifestyle in general. I think we need to go with silicon-based lifeforms from now on... According to There Are No Forests on Earth —if I remembe...
by Sādhaka
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: A thought experiment concerning the Lotus sutra
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: A thought experiment concerning the Lotus sutra

Yeah I don’t get Nichirenism, personally. To each their own; it’s just that couldn’t you just study the Lotus Sutra and chant the original Sanskrit (Namah Saddharmapundarika Sutra(?)) of the Lotus Sutra, without Nichiren as an ‘middleman’? Saddharma­puṇḍarīka­nāma­mahāyāna­sūtra: https://read.84000....
by Sādhaka
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3630
Views: 453896

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by Sādhaka
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Rebirth
Replies: 45
Views: 2684

Re: Rebirth

Hm, apparently that idea is an misconception then....
by Sādhaka
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Rebirth
Replies: 45
Views: 2684

Re: Rebirth

Well, afflictions are what drive rebirth in samsara, even up the the seventh bodhisattva bhumi. Ah, then that’s why Arhats would—as I’ve seen claimed—start out on the Eighth Bhumi once they’re eventually roused by Bodhisattvas from their temporary Nirvana, that is because they have already eliminat...
by Sādhaka
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Origins of Great Perfection, Trauma and Disocciation
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Origins of Great Perfection, Trauma and Disocciation

The author of the article cites many Dzogchen sources, adresses 17 Tantras and looks at history of Great Perfection teachings using a multidisciplinary approach combining historical studies, psychology and trauma research. It claims that the origin story of Great Perfection - stirring in the basis,...
by Sādhaka
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3630
Views: 453896

Re: Music time

by Sādhaka
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Failing to discover the nature of ones mind in this lifetime.
Replies: 30
Views: 1831

Re: Failing to discover the nature of ones mind in this lifetime.

They're omniscient with respect to knowing how to liberate beings, not omniscient in the sense of knowing everything knowable. Well I remember Malcolm mentioning the quip Dharmakirti made about a Buddha not knowing how many maggots are in the ground in every moment, or something similar; so I searc...
by Sādhaka
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3630
Views: 453896

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