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by WeiHan
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?
Replies: 22
Views: 3528

Re: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?

Hello, I'm new in vajrayana buddhism and as very rational and skeptical person, I'm looking for a proof for chakras and work with some energies. Because if it can't be proven, then I don't see any differences between this and the belief in a God. So if you believe in this, then why? Is it something...
by WeiHan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?
Replies: 22
Views: 3528

Re: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?

Hello, I'm new in vajrayana buddhism and as very rational and skeptical person, I'm looking for a proof for chakras and work with some energies. Because if it can't be proven, then I don't see any differences between this and the belief in a God. So if you believe in this, then why? Is it something...
by WeiHan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Khandro Tsering Chodron rainbow body
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Re: Khandro Tsering Chodron rainbow body

I am wondering whether the part that the two lamas held to was a cushion that Khandro's kudung was placed on or it was her legs crossed in vajra posture?
by WeiHan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Khandro Tsering Chodron rainbow body
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Khandro Tsering Chodron rainbow body

Rainbowbody.jpg I am not sure if someone else has already posted the topic. But this was a photo of the late Khandro Tsering Chodron rainbow body I found in chinese websites. I am aware of some comments when previous rainbow bodies were posted. I am only keen in opinions/reasoning on whether the si...
by WeiHan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 2714

Re: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?

What if something is scientifically proven? It still doesn't matter and it doesn't matter if a master believes the earth is flat with only four continents and a tall mountain at the center? My view is that past masters are often using observable facts or common beliefs at their time to make Dharma ...
by WeiHan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 2714

Re: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?

Malcolm wrote: Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:58 pm

No, he is saying they do not gave any eyes at all.
I understand. I meant when he "knew" that ants don't appear to have good sight,by judging from their behavior, he just concluded that ants have no eyes. So, it appears to me that he is someone who does pay attention, and observe with care.
by WeiHan
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5239

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

I’m not sure of that ; if the key to propagating a religion was emphasizing its peacefulness, Jainism would probably be the dominant global faith. I’d personally say Buddhism’s popular appeal largely comes from its understanding of mind, and its promise of freedom through meditative practice. I do ...
by WeiHan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 2714

Re: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?

I was taught that according to the Buddha, the most difficult obstacle to overcome is clinging to a view. This has made a deep impression on me as it appears to be something unique to Buddhism. So when Malcolm made this comment: .... there are a lot of renowned Buddhist savants in history who have ...
by WeiHan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5239

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

Aryjna wrote: Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:50 pm

Preaching and reaching an audience is not the point.
There is no right or wrong answers for this.
by WeiHan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5239

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

Basically, you are saying that violence in Buddhism is allowed as long as it has a good justification. But then, which religions resort to violence without good justifications? In fact, who in the world resort to violence without good justifications? Does anyone need Buddhism to teach them non-viol...
by WeiHan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5239

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

Basically, you are saying that violence in Buddhism is allowed as long as it has a good justification. But then, which religions resort to violence without good justifications? In fact, who in the world resort to violence without good justifications? Does anyone need Buddhism to teach them non-viole...
by WeiHan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 2714

Re: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?

I was taught that according to the Buddha, the most difficult obstacle to overcome is clinging to a view. This has made a deep impression on me as it appears to be something unique to Buddhism. So when Malcolm made this comment: .... there are a lot of renowned Buddhist savants in history who have ...
by WeiHan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5239

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

Aryjna wrote: Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:09 pm
It is impossible to determine all the causes for anything without being omniscient.
Then, it will be impossible to avoid all the causes for anything. then the teaching of karma is useless.
by WeiHan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5239

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

Aryjna wrote: Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:02 pm
Ripened karma cannot be stopped. Even if Mao had hypothetically been murdered, why would this make a significant difference? There are many others to take his place.
Who's karma? What kind of karma committed that deserved this result?
by WeiHan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5239

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

The idea is you can kill enemies of dharma, like samaya breakers. But you do a ritual it’s Murder by sorcery. Actual physical killing is reserved for those who harm the guru. Then the bodhisattva can kill one to save many, like the assassin who wanted to sink a boat and kill 500 Arahats. It’s prett...
by WeiHan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5239

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

The idea is you can kill enemies of dharma, like samaya breakers. But you do a ritual it’s Murder by sorcery. Actual physical killing is reserved for those who harm the guru. Then the bodhisattva can kill one to save many, like the assassin who wanted to sink a boat and kill 500 Arahats. It’s prett...
by WeiHan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro vs. Yidam?
Replies: 14
Views: 1579

Re: Ngondro vs. Yidam?

What is the difference between Ngondro practice and yidam practice? Ngondro is more focused in the cultivation of right attitudes such as renunciation, faith in law of karma, sense of futileness in worldly activities, bodhicitta etc..and then, prostration, Vajrasattva is mainly for the purpose of p...
by WeiHan
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro vs. Yidam?
Replies: 14
Views: 1579

Re: Ngondro vs. Yidam?

What is the difference between Ngondro practice and yidam practice? Ngondro is more focused in the cultivation of right attitudes such as renunciation, faith in law of karma, sense of futileness in worldly activities, bodhicitta etc..and then, prostration, Vajrasattva is mainly for the purpose of p...
by WeiHan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngondro: A Stand Alone Practice For You?
Replies: 20
Views: 2748

Re: Ngondro: A Stand Alone Practice For You?

This is mainly a question for those who have finished their ngondro or at the very least a good chunk of the way through. Do you think it is better to do ngondro as a stand alone practice, meaning focusing only on that and not doing any other daily practices? Or do you feel there is some benefit to...
by WeiHan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )
Replies: 29
Views: 4244

Re: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )

I’ve come to realised that perhaps the ngondro Everyday thing for me didn’t really work out for me, so maybe a more “ concised “ one could help, lest I become stressed and uptight again. I'm not sure a different, shorter ngöndro will help the issue you're having. I presume you want to develop some ...

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