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Lamrim.
« on: March 26, 2010, 01:56:53 pm »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamrim

Just your Basic Wikipedia info.  :pray:
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010, 07:57:15 pm »
Learning about Lam Rim was what convinced me I had to stop trying to sneak into heaven and start at the roots. I.e. I was a conceited Dzogchenpa (like a lot of dzogchenpas don't let's go there) - now I'm a humble student. Lam Rim is such a gift.
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Re: Lamrim.
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010, 08:17:22 pm »
Learning about Lam Rim was what convinced me I had to stop trying to sneak into heaven and start at the roots. I.e. I was a conceited Dzogchenpa (like a lot of dzogchenpas don't let's go there) - now I'm a humble student. Lam Rim is such a gift.

Yes it is reconmend you never abandon this even at HYT, it is so very precious.  :pray:
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Re: Lamrim.
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010, 08:58:32 pm »
I was a conceited Dzogchenpa (like a lot of dzogchenpas don't let's go there) - now I'm a humble student. Lam Rim is such a gift.

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010, 01:56:20 pm »
The circular path to enlightenment

Tsong-kha-pa wrote The Great Treatise to combine the three types of persons (people of small capacity, medium capacity, and great capacity) with the three principles of the path of enlightenment (the determination to be free, the spirit of enlightenment, and the correct view of reality).

“For persons of small capacity, Buddha taught the discipline of not harming others; through practicing nonharm, they could attain a good rebirth in the next lifetime,” Cutler said. “For persons of medium capacity, he taught the discipline of even-mindedness—a kind of sensitive and balanced state of mind that is free of hostility and attachment. And for persons of great capacity, he taught the discipline of altruism—through this, to obtain the goal of complete enlightenment, becoming Buddhas.”

Eventually, Cutler said, you can reach a point where while practicing the lower levels, you are eager to practice the higher levels and while practicing the higher levels, you are eager to practice the lower levels. “So there is a circle,” he said.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 05:52:47 pm »
www.lamrim.com

A series of teachings focused on none other than Lamrim, Three Principle Aspects, etc..

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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2010, 06:13:30 pm »
OK, a show of hands. How many of us actually meditate on death? :no:
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 07:37:46 pm »
Not quite there yet.

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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2010, 09:23:53 pm »

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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2010, 01:37:57 am »
OK, a show of hands. How many of us actually meditate on death? :no:

One of my favourites, along with Kusali Tsog (and now Chod).

It is one of the key stages on the path ('body like a water bubble decays and dies so very quickly').   Surely you can't get far in Lam Rim without really internalising the impermanence of this sack of flesh and guts.

Should I get treatment for this, as in the UK your doctor is likely see this as a most unhealthy obsession ?

LOL :)
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2010, 02:53:28 am »
OK, a show of hands. How many of us actually meditate on death? :no:

I do, but I don't practice lamrim.

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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2010, 03:21:34 am »
OK, a show of hands. How many of us actually meditate on death? :no:

I do, but I don't practice lamrim.

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Meditating on death is part of the Lamrim, as is karma, the defects of samsara, and the precious human rebirth.

There cand be more than that, but those are still lamrim.
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2010, 05:51:58 am »
OK, a show of hands. How many of us actually meditate on death? :no:
Not quite there yet.
I'm just getting started. Right now, just focused on the sufferings of the lower realm and perfect human rebirth. I imagine that initially P.H.R. is a little more uplifting topic to conduct one's meditations on.  :D

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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2010, 07:12:31 am »
OK, a show of hands. How many of us actually meditate on death? :no:

I do, but I don't practice lamrim.

Spiny
Meditating on death is part of the Lamrim, as is karma, the defects of samsara, and the precious human rebirth.

There cand be more than that, but those are still lamrim.

Same here. 

Not ready for lam rim yet.

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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2010, 11:52:21 am »
Just in case some newbie like me could use my story, I'll tell it: after some time looking for a way to stablish a practice, I found (my ignorance knows no limits :blush:) gelug school, and lam rim into it. It helps me a lot to have an structured approach, having a plan for practice makes me very comfortable and reassures me. I have issues overcoming my laziness, and some of them are easier with a structure to rely upon.

I got Lam Rim Chen Mo (doing a first read now) and Liberation in the palm of your hand, so I can have one more light the times I don't understand something (which are a lot, really). And, as a steering wheel for all these high teachers, and.. I'll say a more gentle and modern presentation of the topics, I'm listening to the teachings of Ven. Thubten Chodron on my mp3. It's been really helpful, it helps me a lot to commit to the practice having access to these wonderful teachings. I live in a medium Spanish town, and there's not a lot of Lamas giving teachings around here, really, at least not in a constant way, so it makes me very happy to have access to the Dharma teachings from here (it seems like some of the topics on perfect human rebirth are beginning to sink in... :teehee:)

For what it's worth, I'm starting with it... for now, entering Perfec Human Rebirth topic, next I'll head to meditation on death.

Sergio

 


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