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by Tenma
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10775

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

"What proof do we have for Shariputra's claim that the fish, fly, and dog that were being abused by a woman was her father, mother, and brother of that life reborn, while the baby she was cradling was her enemy reborn? Master Kim's attainment of higher knowledge regarding the past lives of self and...
by Tenma
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10775

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

"What proof do we have for Shariputra's claim that the fish, fly, and dog that were being abused by a woman was her father, mother, and brother of that life reborn, while the baby she was cradling was her enemy reborn? Master Kim's attainment of higher knowledge regarding the past lives of self and ...
by Tenma
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sur Offering
Replies: 26
Views: 669

Re: Sur Offering

Thank you PeterC for chipping in as well!! I know of an acquataince who specifically goes to haunted areas to offer Sur Offering, he's not initated as well, but I guess to be cautious after hearing what everyone have said here, I willl not go to anywhere new to do Sur Offering I know of a friend of...
by Tenma
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10775

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

Opa, do you base everything off of faith?
by Tenma
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10775

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

The Copper-Coloured Mountain was/is actually inhabited by rakshasas (flesh-eating ‘demons’) which is why Guru Rinpoche went there to tame them. According to Karma Chakme, there are both normal rakshasas there who simply regard Guru Rinpoche as a harsh king, as well as those with pure perception who...
by Tenma
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10775

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

Why did Buddhism die out in India? Anyway, all evidence suggests that anthropologically, rakṣasas were a tribe of ocean-going cannibals. They used to be the dominant people in Śṛī Lanka, before they were all exterminated from that island by Indians. The mythos of Ravana, Dasagriva being defeated an...
by Tenma
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10775

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

And if it truly is Buddhist, why isn't Buddhism there anymore... Why did Buddhism die out in India? Anyway, all evidence suggests that anthropologically, rakṣasas were a tribe of ocean-going cannibals. They used to be the dominant people in Śṛī Lanka, before they were all exterminated from that isl...
by Tenma
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10775

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

Still voting for Madagascar. If I may ask, isn't the Copper Colored Mountain supposed to be a sacred pureland? If so, then shouldn't it be a very peaceful place and a blissful one? Why would a sacred land be on some island like Madagascar, the site of Queen Ranavalona I, a bloodthirsty queen that m...
by Tenma
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10775

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

Intriguing... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambava If you look at the map of Madagascar there are a hundred places that have names with a distinct sanskrit flavour, for example: Mahajanga , (Great Vehicle, Mahayana); Mandritsara , (Lake of Nectar, Amritasara); Mahabo , (Great Enlightenment, Mahabo...
by Tenma
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Copper Colored mountain location?
Replies: 105
Views: 10775

Re: Copper Colored mountain location?

Possibly of interest: Locating the Copper-Colored Mountain Still voting for Madagascar. If I may ask, isn't the Copper Colored Mountain supposed to be a sacred pureland? If so, then shouldn't it be a very peaceful place and a blissful one? Why would a sacred land be on some island like Madagascar, ...
by Tenma
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dealing with Hatred
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Dealing with Hatred

Now, I'm a reasonable guy sometimes. I like to think I've got a caring heart, open to others, etc. But I effing hate hate HATE Cards Against Humanity. I have a physical reaction of disgust that is hard to hide whenever it comes out. It is a dumb game for idle-minded persons who can't think of their...
by Tenma
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Who Are These People?
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Re: Who Are These People?

The reference to these names was mentioned from a teaching that one of the last Lama Mani teachers was giving to a crowd of Tibetans that you can find in the following link (time is at 9:00), I'm trying to find out a little more on what he means by the 3 sets of parents (is everyone's parents the na...
by Tenma
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Who Are These People?
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Who Are These People?

Does anyone who Thekchok Dechen and Sherab Sel-Shing Tongpa are? All I know are that they are father and mother respectively but are they other names for Samantabhadra and Samantabhdri or what?
by Tenma
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Difference between Avalokiteśvara and Sitatapatra
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Difference between Avalokiteśvara and Sitatapatra

I meant between Guan Yin and Sitatapatra as I am getting their amulets. Guan yin is the same as Avalokiteshvara. Just a sex change. Otherwise, the same. But not the same as Sitatapatra. What specific differences are you looking for? Technically, isn't Sitatapatra a form of Tara and Tara herself bei...
by Tenma
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: PERSONAL OPINIONS: Can people who don't practice buddhism enlighten
Replies: 47
Views: 1190

Re: PERSONAL OPINIONS: Can people who don't practice buddhism enlighten

Shotenzenjin wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:43 pm Buddhism is the only path that leads to liberation
What made it so? What is "liberation?"
by Tenma
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Palden Lhamo Mantra Query
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Palden Lhamo Mantra Query

Hello Dharmic gurus! I have question regarding recitation of Mantra of " Palden Lhamo" .Can an ordinary human being like me recite it? What are the do's or don't? My friend, a long time ago when I was part of a schismatic, spirit-based cult's online world, I was told that it was alright to practice...
by Tenma
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Translation of two dhāraṇī sūtras parallel to pāli suttas
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Translation of two dhāraṇī sūtras parallel to pāli suttas

Google Translate from Chinese to English thinks Manjushri is King Kong Hahhaa, Vietnamese to English will translate a lot of dharma terms to the names of countries, because they're teh same word. Like 'Dharma' in Vietnamese sometimes gets translated to "France." As a consequence to this, "Buddha dh...
by Tenma
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Achi Empowerment and Seven Taras Supplication Teachings
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Achi Empowerment and Seven Taras Supplication Teachings

Does the Seven Taras require a daily commitment as well?
by Tenma
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does Anyone Know a Resource of Tibetan Musical Notations?
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Does Anyone Know a Resource of Tibetan Musical Notations?

Out of curiosity, does anyone know a great resource for learning how to read the squiggly musical notations that Tibetans have? I wish to know out of curisoity, thanks!
by Tenma
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for the great James Randi!
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Prayers for the great James Randi!

This news just shocked me down to the core, though the beloved skeptic James Randi has passed on this Tuesday: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/22/926717787/amazing-escape-artist-magician-and-skeptic-james-randi-dead-at-92 May he be reborn in the higher realms! Praises to he for cutting through the cloud...

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