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by Crazywisdom
Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "Eternal" Buddha?
Replies: 110
Views: 18692

Re: "Eternal" Buddha?

And the Buddha's activities are ceaseless. Samsara has no end.
by Crazywisdom
Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: What is "mind" in mahamudra
Replies: 22
Views: 10835

Re: What is "mind" in mahamudra

Mental event: I will make tea. [grabbing tea]
Mind: [tea in hand]
by Crazywisdom
Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "Eternal" Buddha?
Replies: 110
Views: 18692

Re: "Eternal" Buddha?

Sherab Dorje wrote:
asunthatneversets wrote:Because one will liberate you and the other will not.
Emptiness does not liberate, it is just the way things exist. It is neither liberatory nor enslaving.
Emptiness is endowed with Buddha's activities.
by Crazywisdom
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Some advice requested from students of ChNNR please
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: Some advice requested from students of ChNNR please

The book on The Song of the Vajra is a good place to start. Maybe book on the short tun if you have that lung.
by Crazywisdom
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is Blessing?
Replies: 38
Views: 3660

Re: What is Blessing?

It's just like how Avalokiteshvara was able to give the Heart Sutra bc Buddha entered into contemplation and bc Sariputra had that interest. Blessings arise this way in Vajrayana.
by Crazywisdom
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dr. Sanderson: Phowa etc. are directly from Saivism
Replies: 239
Views: 36079

Re: Dr. Sanderson: Phowa etc. are directly from Saivism

In the Chinese community I see Lamas teaching everything from the point of view of lower tantra. Tsok are vegetarian. And monks and nuns attend. The sutra influence is very strong. As is the whole super polite chinese culture. These are like upper castes. The words bliss of union are used but not ex...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Beginner's Vajrayana Practice - next step
Replies: 12
Views: 2109

Re: Beginner's Vajrayana Practice - next step

Some time ago (nearly 10yrs) a friend advised me that the following practice would be a good starting point: Three prostrations while saying the refuge prayer, Chanting one mala of OM MANI PEMI HUNG, Finish with around 5min. Sitting meditation. Do this 3-5 times a day. I am just wondering what this...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Why do only very few practitioners attain rainbow body?
Replies: 92
Views: 16540

Re: Why do only very few practitioners attain rainbow body?

I believe that the points that I was making were entirely in keeping with the traditional Nyingma approach to Dzogchen. How would you know? Not all Nyingma teachers teach Dzogchen …. That's what I just said. …. or have a deep understanding of Dzogchen, much less a deep practice of Dzogchen . (forma...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Why do only very few practitioners attain rainbow body?
Replies: 92
Views: 16540

Re: Why do only very few practitioners attain rainbow body?

This poor success rate for Westerners (0.000%) seems very disconcerting and leads to a lot of questions. I disagree that the rainbow body phenomena is the the only validation to the mastery of Dzogchen realization, or any style/level of enlightenment. furthermore, people making progress on the Path...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book
Replies: 70
Views: 16105

Re: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book

Malcolm wrote:
Crazywisdom wrote: I'm sure she will find the teachings again.
Then why paint such a condemning picture?
Her students will not. She received Longchen Nyingthig. Her students received Earth Visions.
by Crazywisdom
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book
Replies: 70
Views: 16105

Re: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book

No. They did not. They completely misunderstood the teachings. They might have seen bindus but they did not understand the part about not conceptualizing them and not concretizing or universalizing them. Do you know them personally, or are you basing your opinion merely off of their books? Also, do...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book
Replies: 70
Views: 16105

Re: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book

She understood what chos nyid mngon gsum was well enough... Just out of curiosity, how do you know that? Because they received the teachings, and knew what they meant. No. They did not. They completely misunderstood the teachings. They might have seen bindus but they did not understand the part abo...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book
Replies: 70
Views: 16105

Re: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book

She's going to go into the bardo thinking she's supposed to see "essence... nothing, not nothing" When she sees the deities, she'll freak out and be in hell. I don't think so. She understood what chos nyid mngon gsum was well enough, this alone is enough to prevent rebirth in lower realms forever. ...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book
Replies: 70
Views: 16105

Re: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book

The woman has died. You cant criticize someone just because they've died. You got that backwards. You can't venerate someone just because they died. Everyone dies. The problem is the litter preceding the wake. Here is one bit from their books: "Thogal visions are always the same for everyone." This...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book
Replies: 70
Views: 16105

Re: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book

The woman has died. You cant criticize someone just because they've died. You got that backwards. You can't venerate someone just because they died. Everyone dies. The problem is the litter preceding the wake. Here is one bit from their books: "Thogal visions are always the same for everyone." This...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book
Replies: 70
Views: 16105

Re: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book

I pray she finds the nirmanakaya realm. Their book will not instruct anyone to attain liberation. It's sad that a life was spent pursuing this and simply failed. It makes me really really sad to see this happen. Never let yourself fall away from the grace of the guru. Never assume oneself is free fr...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Western Buddhism an (ethnic) identity-based Buddhism?
Replies: 57
Views: 7874

Re: Is Western Buddhism an (ethnic) identity-based Buddhism?

Is Western Buddhism an (ethnic) identity-based Buddhism? I think it is, yeah. Judging by the relics thread, the OP exclaimed about "the West" a lot. Seems "the West" expects Buddhism to 1) not be a religion, 2) to be rational, and 3) not violate scientific principles. I know many in "the West," and...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist "relics"?
Replies: 75
Views: 10246

Re: Buddhist "relics"?

Shariraṃ, relics, are the small pellet—like secretions found in the ashes of Buddhist saints when they are cremated. They look like pearls. These are but one kind. There have been many Kagyu masters whose eyes, tongue and heart fused in cremation. Some manifested bija on their teeth. Some manifeste...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist "relics"?
Replies: 75
Views: 10246

Re: Buddhist "relics"?

I suppose what I'm ultimately trying to do is define the term "relic." Shariraṃ, relics, are the small pellet—like secretions found in the ashes of Buddhist saints when they are cremated. They look like pearls. These are but one kind. There have been many Kagyu masters whose eyes, tongue and heart ...
by Crazywisdom
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: giant pressure in between my eyebrows
Replies: 13
Views: 6096

Re: giant pressure in between my eyebrows

Too much concentration meditation. Stare into the open sky and it will improve.

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