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by bhava
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lineage and teaching of Lerab Lingpa, Terton Sogyal
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: Lineage and teaching of Lerab Lingpa, Terton Sogyal

Thanks for your answer. I only know that the Vajrakilaya of Lerab Lingpa is practised in H.H.Dalailamas Namgyal monastery, they say, yearly, doing drubchen, producing mendub. It is interesting that even lineage and termas of, for example Nyakla Pema Duddul, are hard to recieve. Perhaps it has been a...
by bhava
Fri May 14, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche
Replies: 21
Views: 1478

Re: Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche

Thank you so much for sharing, its great and so honest from him to share his thoughts and experiences...There was actually a woman from Germany, a student of Chimed Rigdzin Rinpoche who was about to collect stories about Rinpoche into a kind of biography. She was about to do it many years ago, but p...
by bhava
Fri May 07, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signs of future rebirth
Replies: 16
Views: 761

Re: Signs of future rebirth

Try to look into: The Tibetan Book of the Dead, trans. by Elio Guarisco, foreword by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu: "At the moment of death, signs occur that indicate, in which realm the deceased is going to be reborn. The Tantra Great Secret Union of the Sun and Moon describe these signs as follows: I...
by bhava
Sat May 01, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Tibetan medicine pills
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Tibetan medicine pills

Hi, Id like ask few questions about tibetan medicine pills / formulas - what the effect and usage of a pills / formulas "Rinchen 9 jor" and "Dutsi 11"? - apart from Gurgum 13, are there any other similiar pills to function as hepatic tonic? - in general how to identify the nature...
by bhava
Sat May 01, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: liberation in the bardo of dharmata
Replies: 0
Views: 378

liberation in the bardo of dharmata

Hi, a person who is able to achieve enlightenment of sambhogakaya in the bardo of dharmata thourgh recognition of sound, light, rays/peaceful-wrathful deities as his own manifestation, 1. Does achieve such attainment on the basis of familiarty with thogal or kyerim/dzogrim practices as well as aspir...
by bhava
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yangti Nagpo Question
Replies: 16
Views: 981

Re: Yangti Nagpo Question

Trulshik Dongag Lingpa added.
https://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?tit ... gak_Lingpa
I think nowadays those additional aspects of the Yangti - Three Roots - are also thought a lot by Gyalwang Drugpa, I guess.
by bhava
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Devotion
Replies: 12
Views: 676

Re: Devotion

But shraddha/faith or devotion if you like is a very important mental factor present in all wholesome states of mind. Not sure if thats what you are refering to. But for a tantric practice devotion is a must. Of course not blind devotion, or fanatism. But sometimes it is said that full devotion alon...
by bhava
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Difference between Samskaras and Vasanas
Replies: 10
Views: 4935

Re: Difference between Samskaras and Vasanas

Hi, I think there must me a difference in the sense that vasanas are more like potential, predispositions. Samskara, as 4th skandha, involves active involvment in the process of experience. Eg. 5 omnipresent samskaras, 5 object-ascertaining, are active process that run withing the domain of experien...
by bhava
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan buddhism and tibetan culture
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: Tibetan buddhism and tibetan culture

Of course stuff like tibetan dress, momo, thukpa, are obviously grossly related with tibetan culture, habits etc. Looking more closely, however, how a western practitioner can relate to notion like "all motherly sentient beings" feeling-wise, compared to a tibetan who heard "kindness ...
by bhava
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan buddhism and tibetan culture
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: Tibetan buddhism and tibetan culture

Your answers are relevant and helpful. To put it shortly, there is a timeless element, that is universaly valid. Then there are elements, which become skilful means and aids to the path based on faith or belief. Without it they do not work. Also if challenged by a close, rational investigation, they...
by bhava
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan buddhism and tibetan culture
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: Tibetan buddhism and tibetan culture

Thanks for your answers. In fact I do appreciate tibetan culture a lot. Living among tibetans in India or Nepal gives a sense of how everything is perfumed by principles of dharma. In a way its probably a lack of merits, to live in the West and not among Rinpoches, khenpos, yogis, monks, nuns, and l...
by bhava
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan buddhism and tibetan culture
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Tibetan buddhism and tibetan culture

Hi, in which way one can be able to clearly differentiate which aspects of tibetan buddhism are related with dharma, and which are cultural aspects, linked with both sutrayana an tantric yana. If there is any literature already out there, could you recommend? My point is that for tibetan buddhism, t...
by bhava
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lineage and teaching of Lerab Lingpa, Terton Sogyal
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Lineage and teaching of Lerab Lingpa, Terton Sogyal

Hi, I d like to ask about the lineage and termas of Terton Sogyal, Lerab Lingpa. Who is the main holder now? How do these teachings continue? Thank you.
by bhava
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma protectors
Replies: 8
Views: 1499

Re: Dharma protectors

Thank you for your replies and references.
by bhava
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma protectors
Replies: 8
Views: 1499

Re: Dharma protectors

Which tantras do describe protectors, their nature, activities, their ways of operating etc? Could you send a reference, in english if possible?
by bhava
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma protectors
Replies: 8
Views: 1499

Dharma protectors

Hello, in general there are several terms for guardians of the teachings or dharma protectors - chos skyong, srung ma, dam can, bka' srung, bstan srung etc generally divided into enlightened, worldly and half-worldly, having their respective activities of protectiving teachings and practitioners. Is...
by bhava
Tue May 05, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?
Replies: 94
Views: 7034

Re: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?

According to the theravada Abhidharma, yes, one single object. According to yogachara point of view however, this is not the case. The example given is a drum with many stones beating on it same time. Yogachara Abhidharma gives a different view. However I cannot give a textual reference. My kind tea...
by bhava
Sat May 02, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Analytical meditation of H.H. Dalailama
Replies: 11
Views: 1240

Re: Analytical meditation of H.H. Dalailama

Sorry I was not able to understand the different standpoint of Lama Tsongkhapa and Mipham Rinpoche on ultimate truth from the paper of J.Garfield. What is he saying in a nuthsell? Thanks.
by bhava
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Analytical meditation of H.H. Dalailama
Replies: 11
Views: 1240

Re: Analytical meditation of H.H. Dalailama

Hello, thank you for your asnwers. In general I cannot understand how ultimate reality can ever possibly be an object of analysis. Analysis is to make layers of delusions collapse, prajna as mental factor has its job to undo fixation and grasping, breaking the solidity of subject or objects arising ...
by bhava
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Analytical meditation of H.H. Dalailama
Replies: 11
Views: 1240

Analytical meditation of H.H. Dalailama

hi, does anybody know what H.H. Dalailama means, when he is talking about analytical meditation, as something that really brings about a change in the mind, change in the sense of reducing afflictions? In a general teaching he gave in India few years ago, he said he is doing 5 hours a day vajrayana ...

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