Milarepa

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Miorita
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Milarepa

Post by Miorita » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:01 am

I have no ways to accede to what my teachers do now, that is teaching.
No Tibetan words come out of my mouth. I want to but they refuse because of my complacency and laziness. I have no culture whatsoever.
Besides the old injury, the ban on DW and the straight sending to hell by a Rinpoche make me think that this life is very short and I did nothing of essence.



Please enjoy revisiting already known history facts!

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Re: Milarepa

Post by SarathW » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:44 pm

I have no ways to accede to what my teachers do now, that is teaching.
No Tibetan words come out of my mouth. I want to but they refuse because of my complacency and laziness. I have no culture whatsoever.
Besides the old injury, the ban on DW and the straight sending to hell by a Rinpoche make me think that this life is very short and I did nothing of essence.
Is this your personal story?
Are you going to follow the footsteps of Milarepa in finding the Buddha?

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Re: Milarepa

Post by Miorita » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:29 pm

Yes, I am lagging behind everyone else because everyone else figured out their places under the sun.
The better side is that I’m not interested in politics.
No, I can’t be like Milarepa. He is already famous.

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Re: Milarepa

Post by SarathW » Fri May 01, 2020 7:29 am

Miorita wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:29 pm
Yes, I am lagging behind everyone else because everyone else figured out their places under the sun.
The better side is that I’m not interested in politics.
No, I can’t be like Milarepa. He is already famous.
Not figuring out a place under the sun could progress, in my opinion.
This means you do not have views.
Perhaps you have Upekkha (equanimity) which is a great achievement.

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Re: Milarepa

Post by SarathW » Fri May 01, 2020 10:53 am

This movie got a good story.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milarepa

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Re: Milarepa

Post by SarathW » Sat May 02, 2020 1:07 am

Sadhguru tell the story of Milarepa.
It appears What he learned was Hindu Tantric meditation, not Buddhism.
What exactly is Milarapa's teaching?


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Re: Milarepa

Post by Miorita » Sun May 03, 2020 8:57 am

Sadhcuru set his eyes on California with his Isha Foundation.
I saw him entertain the head of the lineage but that's the prerogatives of the head of the lineage: to entertain people and have good human relations.
But for disciples the views remain optional.
See this woman better:

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She is illiterate but not corrupt. I like uncorrupted truth.

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Re: Milarepa

Post by Miorita » Sun May 03, 2020 6:37 pm

The teachings are about taking refuge with a teacher and placing one's trust in them that they will teach you to liberate oneself and then lead others on the their path.

:reading: the alphabet because I have hard time memorizing it.

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Re: Milarepa

Post by SarathW » Sun May 03, 2020 10:34 pm

Thanks for the video.
Now we can see who is contributing to environmental pollution and climate change.

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Re: Milarepa

Post by Miorita » Mon May 04, 2020 4:37 am

:anjali:

Sadhguru describes in his video a karmamudra.

However, the movie does not mention a need for a karmamudra.

The final quote reads:

How senseless to disregard one's life by fighting foes
Who are but frail flowers.

How foolish to spend your lifetime without meaning
When a precious human body is so rare a gift!

Milarepa - The song of the Snow Range

Then The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa have not been taught to me yet, entirely.
It's an oral transmission lineage. Kagyu means oral transmission.
One has to be patient to receive.

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Re: Milarepa

Post by Aloka » Wed May 06, 2020 9:43 pm

Then The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa have not been taught to me yet, entirely.
It's an oral transmission lineage. Kagyu means oral transmission.
One has to be patient to receive.
Hi Miorita,

It's unlikely that you'll find a Kagyu teacher who will teach you the entire hundred thousand songs of Milarepa when you can read them in online resources or in books. Plus the meanings are clear enough to understand without any extra explanations.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/206 ... Volume_One

Anyway, I'm puzzled, what does this Milarepa topic have to do with "Engaged Buddhism" ?

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Re: Milarepa

Post by Miorita » Fri May 08, 2020 12:16 am

Aloka wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 9:43 pm
Then The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa have not been taught to me yet, entirely.
It's an oral transmission lineage. Kagyu means oral transmission.
One has to be patient to receive.
Hi Miorita,

It's unlikely that you'll find a Kagyu teacher who will teach you the entire hundred thousand songs of Milarepa when you can read them in online resources or in books. Plus the meanings are clear enough to understand without any extra explanations.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/206 ... Volume_One

Anyway, I'm puzzled, what does this Milarepa topic have to do with "Engaged Buddhism" ?

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They have not been taught to me entirely. It means that I already listen to a teacher.
when you can read them in online

I don't think you understand that I keep to the rigors of an oral transmission. It doesn't have anything to do with you, it's personal.
Plus the meanings are clear enough to understand without any extra explanations.
I'm glad you are ahead of me.
I don't do "goodreads".
what does this Milarepa topic have to do with "Engaged Buddhism" ?
Nothing! I said it in the first post. I heard of this yogi who achieved liberation and since I don't know when my time is up, I wanted to freelance on the subject. Everything is on a need to know basis.
Thanks!
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Re: Milarepa

Post by Aloka » Sat May 09, 2020 5:07 pm

Miorita wrote:I don't think you understand that I keep to the rigors of an oral transmission.
On the contrary, I understand very well about Tibetan Buddhist oral transmissions. I received personal instructions and practices from a Tibetan teacher for many years, before he eventually died.
Miorita wrote:It doesn't have anything to do with you, it's personal.
So why post it in a public place on the internet ?

:shrug:

Take care, Miorita .


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Re: Milarepa

Post by Miorita » Sat May 09, 2020 11:11 pm

It is a personal commitment to keep to the oral transmission rigors.
I keep the connection and respect with the teachers as much as I can.
So why post it in a public place on the internet ?
Because you can have someone reading it to you and it becomes a teaching. :lol:
If we're not to do the teaching now, then when?
Once permission is given, it is given.
Or do you want that I keep listening to Barbara telling me "tsadaka"? And I say "What? "Today is 31 days in counting the Omer."?
We could do that too.
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Re: Milarepa

Post by Aloka » Sun May 17, 2020 10:59 pm

:zzz:


:saucer:

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Re: Milarepa

Post by Miorita » Mon May 18, 2020 12:18 am

Aloka wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 10:59 pm
:zzz:


:saucer:
Good! Because here it is raining and I got flood watch warning in effect.
I'm teaching in my country of origin. Just started with random selection.
The nature of mind is Dharmakaya;
It is not defiled by forms
And from attributes is free
- p. 273

I have to get my notions in order. It seemed to be clear when ChNN was explaining, but it is not.
It means that "everybody, everywhere" has the same nature of mind. It means that you, everyone, are my Dharmakaya.
"Defiled" is a strong word, with connotations. But yes, the intellect can be abstract, have no shape.
And from attributes is free that's why it left me and I wonder mindlessly through samsara.
That's why my other name is Dharma. Because you don't have to have a mind to teach the Dharma, that is me. :rofl:
It just happens especially when it rains, I can teach you on second degree differential equations. :lol:
But not the Dharmakaya! Because Dharmakaya is everything that arises.

We have to set up a vocabulary of words before we start, something like "Let there be light!" in the beginning.

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