On Aro gTér

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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby Heruka » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:09 am

respectfully.

did he not claim to receive a certain aro lingmas termas through his dreams, and also recall past life etc?

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Re: On Aro gTér

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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby Yudron » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:29 am


Is there some way we could get the man to respond himself? If anyone reading this is his student, please ask him.


His student David Chapman runs the site http://approachingaro.org, a site the defends this lama from his critics. You can read their perspective there, and ask them anything you want. I did that years ago, asking clarifying questions to David and also discussing him with the close disciples of the lamas he was a past disciple of, and people who have had a close relationship in the past. I'm not bringing up anything about contested facts here... other than whether or not he would say behind closed doors that he is a terton. I'm just going on hearsay here... although thinking back on it it might have been David who told me that, I can't quite remember.

I have never heard the slightest thing about Ngakpa Chogyam having any negative conduct towards his students. He does promote good conduct and his students show those qualities as well. Many of them have been loyal to him for 15 or more years, and that says a lot.
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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby heart » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:24 am

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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby sdw » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:42 am

Whoops yes, he is on Facebook. I don't know how I forgot.


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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby kng » Sat May 24, 2014 2:59 pm

They all are buddhas, they just don't tell me, because they feel ashamed, that I am not.

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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby Adamantine » Sat May 24, 2014 3:33 pm

If you entertain the idea this might be true
you should actually ask Lama Dawa Chhodak R
directly and see how he responds.
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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby Simon E. » Sat May 24, 2014 4:03 pm

Lama Dawa is currently on a prolonged retreat Adamantine.
But after I read David Chapman's blog I did contact him..and he basically confirmed what Chapman claimed.

I suspect that before long the current view of the AroGter will need to be revisited.
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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby dzogchungpa » Sat May 24, 2014 4:35 pm

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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby Simon E. » Sat May 24, 2014 4:42 pm

" My heart's in the Highlands
my heart is not here.
My heart's in the Highlands
chasing the deer."

Robert V.C. Burns.

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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby dzogchungpa » Sat May 24, 2014 5:03 pm

OK, so basically Lama Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche gave him the thumbs up?
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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby Simon E. » Sat May 24, 2014 6:29 pm

He gave the AroGter the thumbs up. As apparently did Kunzang Dorje Rinpoche.
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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby Norwegian » Sat May 24, 2014 6:56 pm

But which Ngakpa Yeshe Dorje did not, and CR Lama did not. So where does that leave us?

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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby Simon E. » Sat May 24, 2014 7:42 pm

With a situation not quite as clear cut as we all once thought it was.. I suspect ?
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My heart's in the Highlands
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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby Simon E. » Sat May 24, 2014 7:46 pm

" My heart's in the Highlands
my heart is not here.
My heart's in the Highlands
chasing the deer."

Robert V.C. Burns.

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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby Adamantine » Sat May 24, 2014 8:17 pm

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Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha

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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby Simon E. » Sat May 24, 2014 8:30 pm

Certainly great caution is needed.
I am just saying that the issues may be less clear cut than I for one, once assumed.
" My heart's in the Highlands
my heart is not here.
My heart's in the Highlands
chasing the deer."

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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby kng » Sat May 24, 2014 8:40 pm

They all are buddhas, they just don't tell me, because they feel ashamed, that I am not.

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Re: On Aro gTér

Postby dzogchungpa » Sat May 24, 2014 8:48 pm

Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu


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