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by Crazywisdom
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?
Replies: 70
Views: 1148

Re: Is Buddhism a methodological solipsism?

Methodological solipsism is an agnostic variant of solipsism. It exists in opposition to the strict epistemological requirements for "knowledge" (e.g. the requirement that knowledge must be certain). It still entertains the points that any induction is fallible. Methodological solipsism sometimes g...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Genghis Khan and India?
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: Genghis Khan and India?

Mughals were not led by GK. This comment was about GK's decision only. This is what PC was referring to: Babur and Humayun (1526–1556) Main articles: Babur and Humayun Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire, and his warriors visiting a Hindu temple in the Indian subcontinent. The Mughal Empire was...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Help - Mindfulness, Vipassana, Shamata, Samadhi, Jhana, Dzogchen, Mahamudra - I'm so confused
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Help - Mindfulness, Vipassana, Shamata, Samadhi, Jhana, Dzogchen, Mahamudra - I'm so confused

How many Buddhist meditations are there? Mindfulness (Sati) Shamata Vipassana Dzogchen Mahamudra 5? More? What am I missing? What are the differences? I'm only familiar with Shamata which is object meditation. (Right?) Mindfulness, it's that awareness of breath or the 'moment'? (Right?) What is Vip...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: At what stage of meditation do you start to experience something really profound?
Replies: 43
Views: 1491

Re: At what stage of meditation do you start to experience something really profound?

The word profound in buddhism has a special sense of that which liberates. So to experience something profound in meditation implies being liberated. One is liberated from destructive emotions in meditations then that is profound. One sees what wisdom means through insight then it is profound. All e...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche - Meditational Instructions.
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Garchen Rinpoche - Meditational Instructions.

Thank you for your reply, Ayu. From what I am sensing, is that to explain this on the most fundamental level is that as Garchen Rinpoche says, we are all Buddhas. But until one actually becomes Enlightened and enters that constitutional position of their Buddhahood in true extinction, on the Path t...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Subduing and Oath Binding
Replies: 42
Views: 1545

Re: Subduing and Oath Binding

Nemo wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:18 am
Crazywisdom wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:50 am A master like Guru Padmasambhava is said to have subdued spirits and bound them by oath to serve mantra folks. So why isn't everyone subdued and bound by oath?
Wadda ya think happened when you drank the Samaya water ding dong? :anjali:
The wicked witch is dead...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Equivalent to thogal
Replies: 144
Views: 4805

Re: Equivalent to thogal

Completion stage also has symbols. One can practice completion as creation and vice versa or as a unity. This all depends on one's understanding. Just because the symbol is utilized does not mean less real and some other being taken as real. None of it is real. None of it nonfiction. The aspects bei...
by Crazywisdom
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Equivalent to thogal
Replies: 144
Views: 4805

Re: Equivalent to thogal

Does visualized mean imaginary? If so, then why not create our own visualizations? Every school criticizes every school. No school goes uncriticized. What gives thogal an advantage is it is natural and not visualized. Hard to argue the imaginary surpasses nature. The images were not created. They w...
by Crazywisdom
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: Best Evidence for Afterlife - BICS ESSAY COMPETITION - $ 500,000 Prize

Lucas Oliveira wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:36 am
Crazywisdom wrote: Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:22 pm There's a Netflix series on this. The episodes on Near Death Experiences and reincarnation where especially compelling.
yes, they are surprising .. especially because of the scientific evidence.

:namaste:
I agree
by Crazywisdom
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: In what sense is the brain and consciousness not just biochemicals
Replies: 102
Views: 2394

Re: In what sense is the brain and consciousness not just biochemicals

In the movie below, Johnny Depp spooks his partner by assessing her emotions through the levels of biochemicals in her brain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendence_(2014_film) According to my psychiatrist, the meds he is prescribing me for my OCD balances the chemicals in my brain. Does it wo...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Subduing and Oath Binding
Replies: 42
Views: 1545

Re: Subduing and Oath Binding

Merit is not the right word for this. There may be some connections but a demon lacks merit. That's why there are wrathful means,, to overpower those without merit so they can start gaining some. Next someone will say they were actually emanations of Bodhisattvas disguised as demons just to fool us...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Subduing and Oath Binding
Replies: 42
Views: 1545

Re: Subduing and Oath Binding

It's a truly odd question. I don't remember where it is said but the historical buddha clearly rejected the idea that an enlightened being can "cause" realization in anyone else in the sense like flipping on a switch. So, why should Padmasambhava be able to do such a thing? This is the Crux of the ...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Subduing and Oath Binding
Replies: 42
Views: 1545

Re: Subduing and Oath Binding

It’s quite straightforwardly true that to encounter and make a connection with an enlightened being requires merit, even if they use wrathful methods to tame you. It’s difficult to see how pointing this out would indicate that one sympathises with mundane imperialism or the principle of “might make...
by Crazywisdom
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Subduing and Oath Binding
Replies: 42
Views: 1545

Re: Subduing and Oath Binding

Exactly Guru Padmasambhava was a Dharma King and conquered the local primitives and their ghosts for the benefit of the world. And that's why we all get to practice Vajrayana today. Can be one point of view.
by Crazywisdom
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Equivalent to thogal
Replies: 144
Views: 4805

Re: Equivalent to thogal

Just curious, did this ever see thögal singled out for doubt or criticism by Sarma schools? Every school criticizes every school. No school goes uncriticized. What gives thogal an advantage is it is natural and not visualized. Hard to argue the imaginary surpasses nature. Yeah, I practise in Nyingm...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Equivalent to thogal
Replies: 144
Views: 4805

Re: Equivalent to thogal

Is there any equivalent to thogal in mahamudra or among the New Tantra schools? Nope. Just curious, did this ever see thögal singled out for doubt or criticism by Sarma schools? Every school criticizes every school. No school goes uncriticized. What gives thogal an advantage is it is natural and no...
by Crazywisdom
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: At what stage of meditation do you start to experience something really profound?
Replies: 43
Views: 1491

Re: At what stage of meditation do you start to experience something really profound?

Padmist wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:14 am Profound - going to some 'land', hearing and seeing the Buddha or devas, etc.
This part is not the most profound. But you should read about nimitta.
by Crazywisdom
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Equivalent to thogal
Replies: 144
Views: 4805

Re: Equivalent to thogal

Virgo wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:32 pm
Johndoe wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:13 pm Is there any equivalent to thogal in mahamudra or among the New Tantra schools?
No. Although there are instructions related to Hevajra (if I am not mistaken) which lead to rainbow body.

Virgo
The Kalachakra is the closest in sarma.
by Crazywisdom
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Subduing and Oath Binding
Replies: 42
Views: 1545

Re: Subduing and Oath Binding

The concept of subduing and binding spirits exists in every culture. There was even an entire genre of books about the subject that used to be very popular in Western culture until the enlightenment era. To Tibetans it's very literal. Which brings us back to the original question: A master like Gur...
by Crazywisdom
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Subduing and Oath Binding
Replies: 42
Views: 1545

Re: Subduing and Oath Binding

It's a truly odd question. I don't remember where it is said but the historical buddha clearly rejected the idea that an enlightened being can "cause" realization in anyone else in the sense like flipping on a switch. So, why should Padmasambhava be able to do such a thing? This is the Crux of the ...

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