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by WeiHan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

From footnotes: Translation and commentary by Lopon Tenzin Namdak, “Heart Drops Of Dharmakaya“ ….Mahamudra is the union of emptiness and bliss, and as Tsongkhapa explained very clearly the emptiness referred to is that of the Madhyamika view; this is not the view of emptiness referred to in Dzogche...
by WeiHan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

The closest to Great Transference Body attainment I know of in recent years is Choying Dorje Rinpoche in Tibet also known as Norsok Lama. He was known to have told his disciples that he was capable of manifesting this if the conditions are right and that they will not even be able to see him if he m...
by WeiHan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Answer by DKR: Can. There are various methods to attain rainbow body, it can also be attained by practicing six or ten paramitas, even if one practices the Mahayana bodhisattva path, rainbow body can similarly be attained. Yes, but that takes three incalculable eons, not in one lifetime. But the po...
by WeiHan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Hevajra Sadhana and Bodhisattva Vows Renewal
Replies: 1
Views: 1821

Hevajra Sadhana and Bodhisattva Vows Renewal

Hi,

Is reciting and practicing the Hevajra Sadhana, either Unmistaken meaning or The Six Limbs, renews the Bodhisattvas vows?

Thankyou.
by WeiHan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

I am not sure if this has already been posted in English but I found a teaching (question and answer) by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in Chinese language that practicing of sutrayana method can attain rainbow body too. I'll post the link of the teaching in chinese and try my best to translate only tha...
by WeiHan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Also just as a side note to what has been brought up so far in this thread, I was at a teaching with Garchen Rinpoche about three years ago when a question was asked about working with elements and integrating back to the essence or basis. Garchen Rinpoches anwer was something like: We can focus on...
by WeiHan
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

If he can't explain, maybe i can help him. Only Thogal practice which is present in Atiyoga can achieve body of light. This body of light, sometimes called Great Transference body (GTB) is different from the kind that the body just shrink in size or even disappear. "Body of light" mentioned by Sach...
by WeiHan
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Then like i explained in Bön Dzogchen sources the Buddhood of Sutra and Tantra / Mahamudra is not seen as full Buddhahood. I think it is fine that someone want to state this. There are a few choices on how to progress from here. 1. start calling each other names. 2. Maybe you can discuss how is the...
by WeiHan
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

KY, it is not at all clear that Rinpoche means what you say he means in your quote, and at this point the idea of there essentially being "different Buddhahoods" is not well defined. This is why I asked for further sources for clarification. If we want to say the answer is simply experiential that ...
by WeiHan
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

I was fascinated by rainbow bodies because it represents one of the potential objectively observable phenomena that may be helpful in propagating Dharma in this world gripped in a materialist worldview. That said, there is really nothing clear about its utility values with respect to potential of b...
by WeiHan
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

I was fascinated by rainbow bodies because it represents one of the potential objectively observable phenomena that may be helpful in propagating Dharma in this world gripped in a materialist worldview. That said, there is really nothing clear about its utility values with respect to potential of bu...
by WeiHan
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Do Bonpo teachers say that Tantra and Dzogchen lead to different fruits? I say this because I assume Tantra in Bon roughly corresponds to Mahamudra. In my limited experiences with Bon tachings (and I do have a little) Dzogchen seems interspersed throughout the various levels of teaching, which woul...
by WeiHan
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen question
Replies: 49
Views: 5239

Re: Tonglen question

I think great masters have explained how karma was purified. Karma whether good or bad is akin to seeds. It grows into a plant when the right conditions such as sun light, water, fertile soil etc...are available. However, once the seeds are scorched, no matter what right conditions are fulfilled la...
by WeiHan
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Oh that is brand new to me that Arhats can attain the Body of Light without remains. Change right on from Dzogchen to Sutrayana, guess i have made the wrong choice somehow. :rolleye: In you long post above, you claimed that you have all the sutras. i wonder if you have just left them there and did ...
by WeiHan
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

The body of light is also realised in sutrayana since ultimate view in sutras maintained that Buddha Sakyamuni has never enter Mahaparinirvana, it is due to obscuration of beings that we see otherwise. Oh that is brand new to me that Arhats can attain the Body of Light without remains. Change right...
by WeiHan
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

That would imply that the realization of mahamudra would equal the attainment of rainbow body, which is uncommon in dzogchen too (to be attained by application of certain specific practices only). So might we rather say: the realization of dzogchen trekchod is the same as in mahamudra, while the at...
by WeiHan
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

kalden yungdrung wrote: Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:33 pm In the meanwhile we maintain that if the Path is different the Fruit is also different, if you don´t mind it.
Why maintain the view while it was never established?
by WeiHan
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 19061

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Dear, Can you help me to understand the differences and similarities between Dzogchen and Mahamudra? Thanks. Tashi delek, Bön Dzogchen has Trekchöd and Thogal Mahamudra can be seen as equal to Trekchöd, practised in Bön Dzogchen Teached in Bön Dzogchen by our Yongdzin Rinpoche that if the Path is d...
by WeiHan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The merit of supporting Christian monastics?
Replies: 11
Views: 1465

Re: The merit of supporting Christian monastics?

Is it safe to say that giving to monastics of other traditions brings less merit? Yes. This is definite as they are not included in "The Triple Gems". The reason why offering to buddhist monastics carries vast merit is because, as text explained, they are the supreme merit field. Of course, sentien...
by WeiHan
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 49
Views: 8638

Re: Tiantai Meditation

From my limited understanding of the Tiantai school from reading chinese materials, Master Zhi Yi wrote a practical repentance practice based on the last fascicle of Lotus sutra and The Samantabhadra Contemplation Sutra. The practice is indeed elaborated and detailed as someone has mentioned which v...

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