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by Aryjna
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: 100,000 candles??
Replies: 56
Views: 1292

Re: 100,000 candles??

yah it looks like around $5000 is the cheapest i can be expecting to pay here. I don't have that kind of money lol. There's got to be some other way of going about this. You can visualize the candles. haha i thought of this too, but i don't think that's what my lama wants me to do. Marpa: "Build me...
by Aryjna
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: 100,000 candles??
Replies: 56
Views: 1292

Re: 100,000 candles??

Hey everyone, I need to burn 100,000 candles as offering. Does anyone know where i can get a ton of candles for cheap?? You can get 100 tea lights for 5$US, but that would still be 5000$US total. Probably the cheapest candles I can think of getting. yah it looks like around $5000 is the cheapest i ...
by Aryjna
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Is this true? (Dharani Sutra)
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: Is this true? (Dharani Sutra)

This is kriya tantra, not a sutra, so it requires transmission (probably). As for the results, if you have the prerequisites, you can always try. But it is not easy as it specifies perfect concentration all day for one month. Sadhanas and tantric texts were gradually translated and incorporated int...
by Aryjna
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Is this true? (Dharani Sutra)
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: Is this true? (Dharani Sutra)

This is kriya tantra, not a sutra, so it requires transmission (probably). As for the results, if you have the prerequisites, you can always try. But it is not easy as it specifies perfect concentration all day for one month.
by Aryjna
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 4070

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

Thank you for your remark. After that, I will always think several times before posting anything. In that context of killing, it is not for consumption. I used those points to show how the narrative was shifted without showing correlation. The power of mantra, heavenly rebirth, karmic connection, e...
by Aryjna
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 4070

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

The quotations by GrapeLover are relevant of course. But, I think we come back to what I said (at least I think I said) earlier: Mahayana is about intention. Some sutras say you should not eat meat, which makes perfect sense, when you suspect you may be responsible for the death of the animals or s...
by Aryjna
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 4070

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

Of course killing animals to eat them is not good. But this is a different issue. I think this is getting to the point of tension. What I discern is one view that says, "Ah, damned if you do damned if you don't, so says these prayers over the food and you do you." This just condones anything. There...
by Aryjna
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 4070

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

Yes, I didn’t mean to argue that you need to be a siddha to benefit beings. However, you generally need to have some realisation in order to properly/safely perform what would otherwise be a negative deed (eg killing) in order to benefit beings. Various sutras establish eating meat as negative, eg ...
by Aryjna
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 4070

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

Yes, I didn’t mean to argue that you need to be a siddha to benefit beings. However, you generally need to have some realisation in order to properly/safely perform what would otherwise be a negative deed (eg killing) in order to benefit beings. Various sutras establish eating meat as negative, eg ...
by Aryjna
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 4070

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

What I find curious is the way that the ritual rules around consuming meat seem to be presented in a way that conveniently justifies developed world consumer choices. I would expect that to really practice tsok, it really demands a very high degree of seriousness, and the casualness of picking out ...
by Aryjna
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 4070

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

Tuesday night. Nothing special. Just a day in the life. I am not advocating general meat-eating on a regular basis. It just seems pointless to decide never to eat meat. As for supply and demand, there are arguments against that in the various vegetarian debate threads. There is also the fact that a...
by Aryjna
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 4070

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

Tuesday night. Nothing special. Just a day in the life. I am not advocating general meat-eating on a regular basis. It just seems pointless to decide never to eat meat. As for supply and demand, there are arguments against that in the various vegetarian debate threads. There is also the fact that a...
by Aryjna
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 4070

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

I understand consumption of meat in a ritual context. I could even understand consuming meat when it is served to a person where they had no input in the choice of food. What does this mean in the situation of most dietary choices. When I buy a whole, butchered chicken at the store, I am the one ma...
by Aryjna
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 4070

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

if it is offensive, please delete it. :anjali: I cannot delete it :D but my point is that no one here said that you should be killing animals to eat meat. It is more a case of not rejecting meat, when it is available, because rejecting it does nothing for the animal, while eating it is helpful. Any...
by Aryjna
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 4070

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

This is irrelevant to the topic, and also offensive. if it is offensive, please delete it. :anjali: I cannot delete it :D but my point is that no one here said that you should be killing animals to eat meat. It is more a case of not rejecting meat, when it is available, because rejecting it does no...
by Aryjna
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 4070

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

People should remember the refutation of Dharmakriti against the ritual killing of animals by certain groups in India. Those Brahmin in their justification claimed power of mantras, power of particular sacred rite, transference from lower birth to heavenly world for the killed animals, etc. His sar...
by Aryjna
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 4070

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

Okay, sure since we are doing this I have to ask. Since meat being eaten by a tantrika can give causes for liberation of the animal, why not just go to a local pasture and recite mani to animals? Or go to a local hill and put namgyalma mantra there, etc.? We have many methods to ensure liberation u...
by Aryjna
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism
Replies: 148
Views: 4070

Re: If You Eat Meat You Are Not a Kagyupa - Karmapas and strict vegetarianism

I know this was not supposed to be a vegetarianism debate, but it has turned into one anyway, so I guess it's ok to continue, though most if not all the arguments presented so far have been brought up in the other thread. Now look at tsampa. Before sowing the barley, the fields have to be ploughed, ...
by Aryjna
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Anam Thubten
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Re: Anam Thubten

His Dharma Brother Mingyur Rinpoche Talking here: Yes indeed, careful. One should examine potential teachers, so the above does not apply in this context. Edit: I've never read or heard anything by Anam Thubten so I don't have an opinion, only answering to the above post. There is a difference betw...
by Aryjna
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Anam Thubten
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Re: Anam Thubten

His Dharma Brother Mingyur Rinpoche Talking here: The tantric path of Buddhism is complex and arduous, but its surprising culmination is the practice of spaciousness, ease, and simplicity known as Dzogchen, the Great Perfection. One of the first things I learned as a Buddhist was that the fundament...

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