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by Enochian
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Signature in the Cell by Stephen Meyer
Replies: 60
Views: 11595

Re: Signature in the Cell by Stephen Meyer

For those whose prejudice against ID..... Judge Jones: "The overwhelming evidence at trial established that ID is a religious view, a mere re-labeling of creationism, and not a scientific theory. " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitzmiller_v._Dover_Area_School_District#Decision" onclick="window.open(...
by Enochian
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Is Pure Land "Buddhism" contradictory to Buddhism?
Replies: 51
Views: 10017

Re: Is Pure Land "Buddhism" contradictory to Buddhism?

Namdrol explained that Pure Lands are actually Bardo realms for those who cling to the idea of a buddhist heaven.
by Enochian
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras
Replies: 67
Views: 15410

Re: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras

Namdrol wrote: present at Shri Parvata (Sri Sailam in modern India) in Andhra Pradesha as a sambhogakāya.

You mean right now?

I've been there!
by Enochian
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Head and eyes becomes very heavy while meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 4984

Re: Head and eyes becomes very heavy while meditation

The Dalai Lama for one. He calls it the Clear Light of Sleep.
by Enochian
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Head and eyes becomes very heavy while meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 4984

Re: Head and eyes becomes very heavy while meditation

Embrace it

In meditation you can actually make the whole body go asleep, yet the mind stays awake

numerous psychic powers can then be accessed
by Enochian
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras
Replies: 67
Views: 15410

Re: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras

The yogas underpinning the mahāmudra movement and tantras and their terminology as we know have non-Buddhsit origins and are heavily informed by Ayurveda, etc. N Why do you say this? Do you have something more than Alexis Sanderson's work? Oh, the sadanga yoga in Guhyasamaja, five vāyus in Ayurveda...
by Enochian
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras
Replies: 67
Views: 15410

Re: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras

Namdrol wrote: The yogas underpinning the mahāmudra movement and tantras and their terminology as we know have non-Buddhsit origins and are heavily informed by Ayurveda, etc.

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Why do you say this?

Do you have something more than Alexis Sanderson's work?
by Enochian
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa
Replies: 172
Views: 27335

Re: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa

Namdrol wrote:
samdrup wrote:
Does Atisha speak much about Dzogchen? Comments?
Not at all.

Why not?
by Enochian
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras
Replies: 67
Views: 15410

Re: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras

Ok how can someone learn about him?

Namdrol, do you have any good Internet or book sources?
by Enochian
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras
Replies: 67
Views: 15410

Re: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras

There is very little info on Krishnacarya on the internet

1. Who was he?

2. Did he really exist?

3. What are the top 3 teachings of his commentorial tradition?

4. Why does he have a name of a Hindu god in his name?
by Enochian
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sunyata and dependent origination
Replies: 154
Views: 23034

Re: Sunyata and dependent origination

adinatha wrote:Re interconnectedness. This is also the case. In a sense, everything give rise to everything. The causal complex is so complex that it cannot be sorted out and discrete boundaries are not known.

Even causality itself is "empty" :thumbsup:
by Enochian
Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:25 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras
Replies: 67
Views: 15410

Re: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras

Because visualizing them brings the winds into them, then people do this for they various purposes: bliss, illusory body, etc. Yeah but you can do this by feel. For example you literally feel the navel. There is no need to create an artificial visualization of the navel chakra. After a couple of ye...
by Enochian
Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras
Replies: 67
Views: 15410

Re: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras

Namdrol wrote:
Enochian wrote:You feel it in the classical chakras like throat, heart etc.

where there are a lot nerves...

Which is why I never understood the point of visualizing chakras in the mind.

Chakras are more or less natural physical structures that you can feel.
by Enochian
Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras
Replies: 67
Views: 15410

Re: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras

You feel it in the classical chakras like throat, heart etc.
by Enochian
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras
Replies: 67
Views: 15410

Re: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras

No matter the "history", chakras are real.

Where do you think you feel your emotions in the physical body?

You don't have to be a Vajrayana practitioner to know this.

You just have to go on a job interview, a date or to the DMV (i.e. emotional situations)
by Enochian
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:34 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras
Replies: 67
Views: 15410

Re: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras

The principle unique development in Buddhist Indo-Tibetan Yoga seems to be Dzogchen. N There was actually a recognition school of Trika shaivism. Surprisingly there is zero information about it on the internet. But in Gavin Flood's book "The Tantric Body", he talks about it. They even had a mirror ...
by Enochian
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:10 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras
Replies: 67
Views: 15410

Re: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras

adinatha wrote: That's wrong. The Chakrasamvara refers to the channels, and raising of heat, but in code-language.
Right that is what later commentators said. That the tantra is in code.
by Enochian
Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras
Replies: 67
Views: 15410

Re: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras

Only later did this tantra come to be interpreted through creative commentary as being about tummo. From what I can tell, tummo as practiced today has no textual justification save for a couplet from the Hevajra tantra. Not that it matters, since these things were taught by omniscient Mahasiddhas.
by Enochian
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras
Replies: 67
Views: 15410

Re: Sakya POV on the origin of the Cakrasamvara Tantras

Has anyone read David Gray's book on this tantra?

I have.

Apparently the ORIGINAL purpose was all about jizzing in a menstruating vagina and then eating that shit. I'm not joking.
by Enochian
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 197601

Re: God in Buddhism

The funny thing is that even in Advaita Vedanta, which Serenity mentions, it is FORBIDDEN to think of God as separate from oneself.

This is stated in The Essential Vedanta by Eliot Deutsch and Rohit Dalvi.

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