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by cyril
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 31195

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

As a general rule, anything or person that offers a distraction from the three trainings of the path— discipline (ṡīla), one-pointed concentration (samadhi), and wisdom (prajñā) — can also be regarded as a personification of Mara. Thus, how can a buddha offer distractions from the path of awakening...
by cyril
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 31195

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Sure it does, a buddha cannot manifest as a mara, for example. All the activities of a buddha are determined by a buddha”s prior path aspirations. I imagine that, if Buddhas emanate into the preta realm, they would do so in a form able to communicate Dharma to the pretas. I therefore assume that su...
by cyril
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Short Tara Praise Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2077

Re: Short Tara Praise Question

What is the name of this praise? Is there any recording available? Thank you. OM chom dän dä ma lha mo dröl ma la chhag tshäl lo Chhag tshäl dröl ma TARE päl mo TUTTARA yi jig kün sel ma TURE dön nam tham chä ter ma SVAHA yi ger chä la rab dü AFAIK Atisha received this condensed form of the 21 prai...
by cyril
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Guan Yin oracles?
Replies: 6
Views: 1207

Re: Guan Yin oracles?

Tiago Simões wrote: Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:52 pm Although I heard they use e-mail.
Yup, I heard that too.
by cyril
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Guan Yin oracles?
Replies: 6
Views: 1207

Re: Guan Yin oracles?

What do you think about those mediums and oracles of Guan Yin? Do you mean the one in the video? I haven't watched the video yet. I know some a few who are very good at what they do. Not necessarily only those in the video. But rather all those who claim to be oracles for enlightened beings such as...
by cyril
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Guan Yin oracles?
Replies: 6
Views: 1207

Guan Yin oracles?

What do you think about those mediums and oracles of Guan Yin? Are they faking taking trance and all that? Can an enlightened being really take possession of a medium just like an ordinary spirit? And if they can't, then what kind of entity masquerades there as Guan Yin? https://www.youtube.com/watc...
by cyril
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Astrological marks of a Dharma person
Replies: 12
Views: 2487

Astrological marks of a Dharma person

For all astrologers who frequent this board, which aspects of a natal chart would indicate, in your opinion, a person's inclination towards studying and practicing Dharma?
by cyril
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tantra in Sukhavati
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: Tantra in Sukhavati

Is it possible to pratice Tantra in sukhavati? If so, why bother to pratice in this life ? If not , why does TB has prayers to be reborn there ? Maybe kriya & charya. I doubt you could practice HYT in Sukhavati since you would need the red and white essences from your mother and father respectively...
by cyril
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana and War
Replies: 87
Views: 8852

Re: Mahayana and War

What difference would have that made in terms of outcome? Could of been a better outcome, he might of been able to save his whole or some of his clan from being slaughtered by using violent force. What would of happened if the states never declared with nazi germany? Can any buddhist in his or her ...
by cyril
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana and War
Replies: 87
Views: 8852

Re: Mahayana and War

It depends on your understanding the real situation of samsara. If you don't understand— you join in, pick sides, and go to three lower realms. This is called having a one-lifetime view. If I understand correctly, your place in samsara appears as a result of your karma, which derives from your inte...
by cyril
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana and War
Replies: 87
Views: 8852

Re: Mahayana and War

The Buddha sat on a hillside under a dead tree watching Kapilavastu being sacked and his relatives being enslaved by King Ajatasatru after having dissuaded Ajatasatru on an earlier occasion from invading. What we do in Mahāyāna in response to pure evil is keep our eyes open and act as witnesses. On...
by cyril
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3247
Views: 399829

Re: Music time

by cyril
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 42
Views: 4955

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

First, is there such a thing and second if there is why is that whenever we ask for advice on our mundane worldly situation or on certain health issues we are advised, almost always, that we do the second best thing, tantric practice that is ? My question points towards something specific not just ...
by cyril
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 89
Views: 8706

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

If you make offering to mundane deities you can reborn in their retinue. Something to avoid, we want to free from samsara. Brahma, god, bad spirits, good spirits, etc. Regarding mundane beings i would reccomend only make contact with beings who have and keep samaya, like local guardians. Who gave y...
by cyril
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3247
Views: 399829

Re: Music time

by cyril
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Future
Replies: 101
Views: 14722

Re: The Future

People have been saying whether one becomes a buddhist has something to do with the person's merit and karmic connection. So..I am wondering.... Buddhists and great masters have been liberating animals in huge number. Before being liberated, holy prayers, mantras and powerful aspirations have been ...
by cyril
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Spirit attack
Replies: 21
Views: 5507

Re: Spirit attack

This spirit first appeared in the form of a westerner in Tibetan robes, telling me to stay away from old aged teachers. The first time it attacked me we spoke about Buddhism before it attacked. And in another dream it forced me to prostrate before it. Whatever it is, I believe it has some sort of c...
by cyril
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Spirit attack
Replies: 21
Views: 5507

Re: Spirit attack

I'm very reluctant to be making this thread, but it feels like I have to as I have nowhere else to turn. For the past year or so I have been experiencing medical troubles. In recent months I have been having repetitive dreams of being attacked by a spirit. The spirit appears in many different guise...
by cyril
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The world is getting worse and worse
Replies: 42
Views: 5890

Re: The world is getting worse and worse

Today, I incidentally stumbled upon this : https://www.la-croix.com/France/Alain-Delon-Je-quitterai-monde-sans-regrets-2018-01-11-1300905045 "I will leave this world without regret. Life has nothing worthwhile to offer me anymore. I've seen them all, done them all. But especially, I hate this [curre...
by cyril
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3247
Views: 399829

Re: Music time

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