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by Mantrik
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1024566

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

"During his visited he (CNNR) suggested to Lama Tsultrim that Tara Mandala become a "Dam Trog" of the Dzogchen Community, meaning a Samaya Fellowship, an associated organization that operates independently but shares many practices and transmissions. Lama Tsultrim was happy to accept this suggestio...
by Mantrik
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Durga or Kali
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Durga or Kali

the one with the triangle.. look closely and it is like a look done your centre channel and at the bottom is Kundalini . but hey thats me...i see a lot into this stuff others don't...so it is strictly my opinion ... the other one came up as kundalini yantra on google .. No, it is a modern Kali yant...
by Mantrik
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Durga or Kali
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Durga or Kali

The deity on horseback is now definitely defined as Kalki, an avatar of Vishnu. :)

The two 'dancing' ones are either Kali or Bhairav depending who is selling them. Rajasthanis selling very similar ones tell me it is Kali, which is what I was told 20 years ago, but ............ lol :)
by Mantrik
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Durga or Kali
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Durga or Kali

The Tantra on bottom right is Sri Yantra or Sri Chakra. It represents the Divine shakti. Yes, the other is Kali's Yantra. the one with the triangle.. look closely and it is like a look done your centre channel and at the bottom is Kundalini . but hey thats me...i see a lot into this stuff others do...
by Mantrik
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Durga or Kali
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Durga or Kali

philji wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:22 pm The Tantra on bottom right is Sri Yantra or Sri Chakra. It represents the Divine shakti.
Yes, the other is Kali's Yantra.
by Mantrik
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Durga or Kali
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Durga or Kali

The ones on horseback are of a local Rajasthani male deity, Veer Tejaji.
A few people have said the standing ones are Kali, but It looks like they are Bhairab/Bhairava with the dog. So none of them are Kali or Durga. lol :)
by Mantrik
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Durga or Kali
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Durga or Kali

I also bought a bunch of these in Rajasthan almost 20 years ago. At the time, I was told the multi-armed deity was a local Goddess. I don't remember the name. I was told the standing one was Kali, with the dog underneath, and the one on horseback was a local Durga variant. The standing one in crisp...
by Mantrik
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Durga or Kali
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Durga or Kali

I brought these amulets back from Rajasthan some time ago. Do they depict Kali, as claimed, or Durga? (Ignore the more modern Yantras.) Ta. :) https://scontent.flhr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/123070084_1617866345089604_5224254306891025714_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=2&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=kzQMn-oLwiUAX9T...
by Mantrik
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: signs and provocations comprendium
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: signs and provocations comprendium

Javier, Signs can be tricky. They may not mean what one thinks they mean. They also may not be coming from there white side. That's why it's best to rely on one's Guru. As a corollary of that, it is essential to have a living Guru until one has unified one's own mind and the Guru's wisdom mind. I w...
by Mantrik
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Human feces smell
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Human feces smell

Dead rat under the floor, I suspect.
It can be a foul smell for a long time.

Or the Phantom Fart Fairy. We have one.......... I'm married to her. ;)
by Mantrik
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Martial Arts & Buddhist Practice?
Replies: 38
Views: 1452

Re: Topic: Martial Arts & Buddhist Practice?

I'd echo a few of the points made: Traditional martial arts were created for an historical time and culture and specific fighting needs - one sword, two sword, dagger, horseback, armour etc. More modern fighting arts have tried to select the 'best bits' which may work, after a LOT of practice, on th...
by Mantrik
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Martial Arts & Buddhist Practice?
Replies: 38
Views: 1452

Re: Martial Arts & Buddhist Practice?

Many ways to explore this, across many different cultures. I had the short but rare privilege of sharing premises we created with a Dojo on the ground floor and a Zendo above. If you are concerned with compassion, learning how to fight well is very desirable, especially for someone who is likely to ...
by Mantrik
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Merry Xmas from Melania Trump
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Merry Xmas from Melania Trump

Malignant Malania's more likely to be familiar with Krampus .......... maybe 'KRAMPUS for POTUS' would work.......... ;)
by Mantrik
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can I post about my Christian belief anywhere on this forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: Can I post about my Christian belief anywhere on this forum?

Well, if it is classed as 'contemplative' you could maybe post here:

https://dharmapaths.com/
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 2353

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Did people misread the post, or am I ? Either you misread it or I wrote it poorly, probably more the latter than the former. My question was basically this - in order to use wrathful means to 'forcefully liberate' a being, I believe there are certain criteria in place that the being-to-be-liberated...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 2353

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Did people misread the post, or am I ? The post seems to be asking about the qualifications to perform practices, not about the secret aspects of the practices themselves. 'Qualified' to me means 3 possibilities: 1. According to scripture 2. According to a lineage Guru 3. According to possession of...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 2353

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Did people misread the post, or am I ? The post seems to be asking about the qualifications to perform practices, not about the secret aspects of the practices themselves. 'Qualified' to me means 3 possibilities: 1. According to scripture 2. According to a lineage Guru 3. According to possession of...
by Mantrik
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 2353

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Did people misread the post, or am I ? The post seems to be asking about the qualifications to perform practices, not about the secret aspects of the practices themselves. 'Qualified' to me means 3 possibilities: 1. According to scripture 2. According to a lineage Guru 3. According to possession of ...
by Mantrik
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How can I purify second hand dharma objects?
Replies: 20
Views: 1267

Re: How can I purify second hand dharma objects?

I have some second hand malas and offering bowls and pendants etc. How do I ensure they are safe to use? A similar topic on this forum has me worried and theres no safe way to get rid of them. They are from dharma friends. Gifts are different than buying something in a shop second hand, so don’t wo...
by Mantrik
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1024566

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

prior to the arival of dharma there is no reason for a dharmapala to take over. But there are buddhist groups in Africa. The need for a Dharmapala doesn't depend on the beliefs or how many hold them, but on the nature of the practice. I'm pretty sure there must be Vajrayana practitioners in Africa ...

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