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by In the bone yard
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 185733

Re: Buddhist opinions about the Historical Jesus

Most people base their beliefs of Jesus from the Bible. Influences come from different understanding of it...school, church, TV, family, peers, etc. Constantine put the Bible together 300 years after Jesus' death. So it is said. What about the gnostic texts that were left out because they weren't un...
by In the bone yard
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 185733

Re: Buddhism on God

Norwegian wrote:To me God sounds more like a preta anyways...
Of course, it is the biggest concept we have.

There is no worry regarding translations, even with good translations we will each carry away a different meaning according to our karma or spiritual dispositions/beliefs/concepts.
by In the bone yard
Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 185733

Re: Buddhism on God

I think what Jesus was teaching in the Bible was the Pointing Out, pointing out God. "Where once I was blind now I can see" Jesus cured the blind. Ignorance makes us think he literally cured blind people who were clinically blind in the medical sense. I was raised a Catholic and believed this at one...
by In the bone yard
Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Finally! Mahamudra Library of Tibetan Classics Volume
Replies: 11
Views: 3919

Re: Finally! Mahamudra Library of Tibetan Classics Volume

A translator must be able to fully understand what he or she is translating.
How do you know the translators are qualified?

You may get understanding from a translator that isn't very high.
by In the bone yard
Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Amitabha Buddha
Replies: 45
Views: 7415

Re: Amitabha Buddha

:smile:
by In the bone yard
Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Amitabha Buddha
Replies: 45
Views: 7415

Re: Amitabha Buddha

Chogyam Trungpa said that Zen belongs to the Mind Only school. Dzogchen is the teaching of the Universal Ground (or Ultimate Sphere) which contains 2 qualities. Dharma teachings do not conflict if they are from the source. Your level of source determines your level of understanding. Dzogchen require...
by In the bone yard
Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Essential Transmission by Longchenpa
Replies: 42
Views: 8255

Re: The Essential Transmission by Longchenpa

... a cloud from blocking the sun isn't responsible for the sun shining. So we practice, even if such practice doesn't cause the natural state but allows us to recognize it. The sun is always shinning but if the clouds are blocking its light we still can't see it. When we cut through the clouds we ...
by In the bone yard
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tummo buddies
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

Re: Tummo buddies

Sir,
Do you have a teacher?
by In the bone yard
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajra Hell
Replies: 152
Views: 20638

Re: Vajra Hell

Qualifications? Is an apprenticeship in carpentry a good enough qualification so that I can get the nature of mind pointed out to me or do I just need to have paid my membership fee to the respective club? :namaste: Greg, you must be master craftsman! :jumping: All practices have as their ultimate ...
by In the bone yard
Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajra Hell
Replies: 152
Views: 20638

Re: Vajra Hell

Dudjom Rinpoche says it's from when you've taken an empowerment - nothing about having to have recognised anything for samaya to 'stick'. Oh... very good! The book "Light of Fearless Indestructible Wisdom" by Rinpoche's student is very special to me. So many people now get empowerments without qual...
by In the bone yard
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Supreme Source/10 Dolungs
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Supreme Source/10 Dolungs

No problem Fa, the meaning is very deep and takes time.
:smile:
by In the bone yard
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Supreme Source/10 Dolungs
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Supreme Source/10 Dolungs

Aren't those listed on pages 68-72?

:popcorn:
by In the bone yard
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajra Hell
Replies: 152
Views: 20638

Re: Vajra Hell

Hadn't Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche state that Samaya and Vaja Hell are relevant only to those who have discovered the nature of mind?

:popcorn:
by In the bone yard
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Appearances emptiness.
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: Appearances emptiness.

Hi Darwid,

That looks very profound, where did you obtain this teaching?
by In the bone yard
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from MO
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Greetings from MO

:hi:

I live in Barnhart, Missouri.
I look forward to learning with you all.

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