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  1. Recently , I was reading this book by Tarthang Tulku , on the chapter :Transcending Emotions the student asked . student :Does it help to meditate on our negative emotions , on our anger ? Rinpoche :What we can do is concentrate on the anger , not allowing any thoughts to enter . That means we sit with our angry thoughts , focusing our concentration on the anger ---not on its object----so that we make no discriminations , have no reactions .Likewise , when anxiety or any other disturbing feeling arises , keep the feeling concentrated .It is important not to lose it .But it is also important not to think further about it or act on it ; just feel the energy , nothing more . My question are : Are we concentrating the angry thoughts example :I really cannot stand my neighbour or are we concentrating the feeling we felt when we are angry like our body feel hot when angry
  2. Is this correct meditation :If one breath in and aware of the sensation of the breath coming in , hold the breath and put the awareness on the tip of the nose and breath out and aware of the sensation of the breath leaving ?Can this method develop single pointed concentration ?Normal breathing meditation was breath in and breath out and not deliberately hold the breath .
  3. I came across the teachings on Precious Human Rebirth . The first contemplation is that we have a precious human rebirth. Our human rebirth is difficult to obtain and is extremely rare. Our precious human rebirth has the eight freedoms from eight unfavorable states of existence. To me after contemplating ,Our human rebirth is difficult to obtain and is extremely rare is just words is just a concept and I do not feel that human rebirth is difficult to obtain and is extremely rare . Is like when someone tell me "blue" and told me to contemplate on the meaning of "blue" and I have not seen blue how am I suppose to feel that . My question is there are many topics in Lam rim for contemplation and how to arise that feeling in one's heart not in the head so that the teaching can sink in .
  4. I find myself having difficulty focussing when listening to dharma teaching .What it means is that when Rinpoche gave teaching I always end up not remembering what he says .He can says something and the next moment I cannot remember it .This also occurs in my daily life also .Is this negative karma ?How to remedy it ?Any advice ?
  5. Recently I went for a 2 days retreat .My mind is full of negative thoughts .Negative thoughts about Vajra master . Mostly thinking Vajra master having sex and most of time .Thinking my retreat master full of greed . lust , jealousy etc .All this flow in my mind effortlessly .I know all this come from my mind I think I am going to be crazy if this go on .What happen to me ? Any solution
  6. In Chenrezig practice , we visualize nectar flow from him and comes to my bodies and all sentient beings negative karma are purified . 1)Can such visualisation really purified my negative karma and sentient beings negative karma ? 2)What is the reasons for doing such visualization ?I want to have the correct and complete understanding when doing such practise .
  7. Confused about the term guru in Vajrayana ? After received lam-rim teaching from Rinpoche , does that automatically make him my guru without me thinking that he is my guru ? After received kriya tantra initiation from Rinpoche , does that automatically make him my guru without me thinking that he is my guru ? After received highest yoga tantra intitation from Rinpoche , does that automatically make him my guru without me thinking that he is my guru ? When does the relationship of Guru - student is established ? example : The student acknowledge that this Rinpoche is my guru and he need not go to the Rinpoche to ask him to be my guru .Does that make Rinpoche as his guru ?
  8. why does drinking water thinking : I am drinking it to benefit sentient beings create the causes for enlightenment . what is motivation ?Why setting motivation is important ? Pls share how you normally set your motivations and how you adjust them .
  9. I try meditation and there are several strong thoughts come : why are you harming me ? why are you always bothering me and pls stop poking your nose into my business ? I was told when thoughts arises during meditation one just let go .My question is after meditation how should we deal with Athis thoughts or we do not deal with it .We just leave it .If that is the case we just leave it and do not question our thoughts then no matter how many times we meditate we will never see the faults on oneself .We may have awareness on our thoughts but we did not work on oneself . It is said that meditation is about understanding oneself , understanding our own mind . Thank you to all the people who have taken the precious time to answer my questions in the past as well in the future .
  10. Does having pleasure cause suffering ? Pleasure is not the cause of suffering but attachment to pleasure is suffering . That is the cause of suffering stated in 2nd noble truth . Pleasure feeling arises from looking at beautiful things , eating nice food , having sex . Should we avoid all this things , do not look at beautiful things .When a beautiful woman walk past us we look on the floor , eat tasteless food , stop having sex .Is this the correct way ?It is easy to listen to teaching but practising it correctly is another thing .I do not believe in suppressing oneself .We are living in a city day in day out we are bombarded with all the stimulants . Many of us know about this teaching .Question is how to REALIZE that attachment to pleasure is suffering .And how to handle pleasure ?===>Reject or accept it .
  11. The methods for pacifying thoughts and kleshas can be divided into the techniques of abandonment , transformation and recognition . The abandoment of the kleshas , which is based on seeing the kleshas as a problem and therefore being motivated to let them go . The second approach is Transformation is the characteristics of the vajrayana .Whenever a klesha arises like pain , problem instead of attempting to abandon it , you visualize yourself as deity manifesting it .Example in dealing with desire , we can visualize ourself as Amitabha. Why does visualize oneself as deity can help us to transform our klesha ? How does that work technically ?
  12. The lotus family of Amitabha works with the energy of deluded attachment .The colour red represents the burning passion we feel for desirable objects, whether people or things , and this intense passion is often so all - consuming that we are blinded by it .Anyone here know how to use the above explaination to transmute intense passion .
  13. Recently I went for a one day zen retreat .I was told to to be aware of the feeling when I breath in and out at the nostrils .I was to be aware about the feeling when I am walking when I lift up my leg and when the foot touches the ground . I was told to be aware of the feeling of the food in my mouth .Why are we doing all this ?Buddhism teaching is about eradicating our 3 poisons and increase our compassion and wisdom .I want to have a complete understanding why we are doing all this and hw does this awareness of the feeling of breathing , walking and eating link to eradicating our 3 poisons and increase our compassion and wisdom .
  14. my root lama is very far away from me he is in india .
  15. What strong vajrayana meditation method for someone whole day fantasy having sex with woman , seeing naken woman in their minds effortlessly ?I need strong method to eradicate sexual desire .
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