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by AJP
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: tibet dieteis are real or story
Replies: 14
Views: 1086

Re: tibet dieteis are real or story

I called out to Tara in a nightmare and a very tall lady appeared who had a big smile on her face; she radiated compassion and joy. She said "you call me, I come" very playfully. I have no doubt that it was Tara. She came with a big group of Buddhist monks who taught me about the importance of tend...
by AJP
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land mystycism
Replies: 19
Views: 2438

Re: Pure Land mysticism

If you want to establish Other-Power Faith you need a living teacher who has it. Is there an agreement among purelanders that this is true ? Who teaches this ? Where I trained that’s how it was explicitly stated. May be viewed differently elsewhere. May be cases where Faith has spontaneously arisen...
by AJP
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Path
Replies: 6
Views: 988

Path

How is the Path best described in Dzogchen?
by AJP
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3236
Views: 396846

Re: Music time

tkp67 wrote: Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:35 pm @AJP - That talent is a gift ty for sharing

That’s very kind of you!!!
by AJP
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3236
Views: 396846

Flamenco Album by me



Available on all major platforms if you want links I can add them :)
by AJP
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?
Replies: 68
Views: 4018

Re: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?

Tsonkyi Rinpoche talks about a lot of westerners have problems sourced in the subtle body. Phowa might be a good practice the Drikung one is very famous. Keep an eye out for it. Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse and Chögyal Namkhai Norbu have both said that Guruyoga is the best Powa. I think for most people (p...
by AJP
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?
Replies: 68
Views: 4018

Re: Hope for attainment in this life.what are my options?

I hold Dzogchen as the highest yana and I believe mahamudra is just as good.I would describe myself as rime,even being accepting of the Bon religion.but my practice is entirely Nianfo practice.I want to change that.I have trouble meditating and visualizing because of Brain fog and OCD racing negati...
by AJP
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitofo or amituofo?
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Amitofo or amituofo?

The third syllable in 阿弥陀佛 is 陀 which is pronounced tuó But either way of saying it as part of 阿弥陀佛 is fine. It’s a Chinese pronunciation of “Amitabha” In the Chinese translation, “bha” is replaced by “fo” 佛 meaning “Buddha” So, the name “Amitabha” is shortened to “amita” and the Chinese translatio...
by AJP
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha looking back
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Amitabha looking back

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Remember this form of Amitabha from my Jodo Shinshu training.

“Amitabha looking back”

Shows his nature always looking back to Samsara to rescue sentient beings.
by AJP
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pray to White Tara
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Pray to White Tara

javier.espinoza.t wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:33 am
AJP wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:15 am Can literally anybody pray to White Tara I am sure I read Garchen Rinpoche said they could but I can’t find the quote?

I know anybody can pray to Guru Rinpoche and I guess any Sūtra level Deity.
yes, afaik one don't need permision nor transmission to pray.
Wonderful thank you Javier👍
by AJP
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pray to White Tara
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Pray to White Tara

Can literally anybody pray to White Tara I am sure I read Garchen Rinpoche said they could but I can’t find the quote?

I know anybody can pray to Guru Rinpoche and I guess any Sūtra level Deity.
by AJP
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dalai Lama Bodhicitta
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Dalai Lama Bodhicitta

by AJP
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Consequences of doing Sojong?
Replies: 12
Views: 888

Re: Consequences of doing Sojong?

Anyway gossiping is wrong speech as classified in the eightfold path, but interesting to explore some secondary aspects as instigated by the OP

:namaste:
by AJP
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Consequences of doing Sojong?
Replies: 12
Views: 888

Re: Consequences of doing Sojong?

When beings harm they steal the life force of the recipient, gossiping in particular may steal away future opportunities. Damage reputation. You don't steal your life force, that implies that you gain their life force. And, gossiping may damage reputation and remove future opportunities but you can...
by AJP
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Consequences of doing Sojong?
Replies: 12
Views: 888

Re: Consequences of doing Sojong?

Not eating meat is also not gossiping. By gossiping you eat some energy, which are « carnivore ». I knew someone vegetarian but who criticise all the time. Physically he eats vegetables, but he eats many corpses in another way. .... Not stealing have a deeper meanings. It is important not to steal,...
by AJP
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garab Dorje Three Points
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Garab Dorje Three Points

Can Dzogchen be said to be anything other than Garab Dorje’s Three Points? Ultimately? The three phrases are just a bare outline of the basis, path, and result. If one is extremely intelligent, they maybe sufficient. But obviously they were not sufficient because if they were, Dzogchen literature w...
by AJP
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for Tsoknyi Rinpoche Disciples
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Question for Tsoknyi Rinpoche Disciples

Hello

Are the guided meditations on the Tsoknyi Rinpoche website fine to do for non tantric common Mahayana practitioner?

I know the Fully Being course is fine for everybody just wondered about the meditations here: https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/guided-meditations/ ?
by AJP
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Garab Dorje Three Points
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Garab Dorje Three Points

Can Dzogchen be said to be anything other than Garab Dorje’s Three Points?

Ultimately?
by AJP
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unconsecrated thangkas
Replies: 15
Views: 1030

Re: Unconsecrated thangkas

Könchok Thrinley wrote: Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:51 pm I mean, probably best to get it consecrated and or filled. But Jigten Sumgon mentioned that if one develops a true love for all beings and looks at artefact to be empowered then it gets empowered.
:anjali:

Love to hear more of what you know about Jigten Sumgon should start a thread for it.
by AJP
Sun May 31, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does the lung and wang empowerment of a deity and sadhana allow you to use other versions of the sadhana?
Replies: 17
Views: 1231

Re: Does the lung and wang empowerment of a deity and sadhana allow you to use other versions of the sadhana?

An empowerment help to access your wisdom mind and express it in the form of green tara. Empowerment is not about « autorisation ». It is about maturation. One essence, multiple ways to express it. Focus on the essence and you will become free. But by all means, do follow your Guru as he/she expres...

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