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by dzogchungpa
Wed May 23, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 17
Views: 251

Re: Thread with no words

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by dzogchungpa
Wed May 23, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 336
Views: 8071

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

I kind of like the way Tai Situ Rinpoche puts it: Pramana helps us to get these things right. Another example is the concept of a god as a creator. I am quite sure that most of you know that in Buddhism we believe in all the gods but we don’t believe somebody created us. Yet we understand and apprec...
by dzogchungpa
Wed May 23, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 336
Views: 8071

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Spelare wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 4:22 pm
Do you mean that one can realize emptiness experientially without receiving an intensive scholastic training? Isn't that the case for many Dzogchen masters?

Indeed, see: https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.p ... 36#p407436
by dzogchungpa
Wed May 23, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 17
Views: 251

Re: Thread with no words

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by dzogchungpa
Tue May 22, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 16583

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

Saw this on FB today and found it quite amusing:

by dzogchungpa
Tue May 22, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Eleven Vehicles"
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: "Eleven Vehicles"

In a footnote to his commentary, Reynolds says regarding this expression: Here, with respect to these Eleven Vehicles (theg-pa bcu-gcig), the meaning is not quite certain since the usual system is that of Nine Vehicles (theg-pa dgu) as outlined previously. Occasionally a tenth vehicle is distinguish...
by dzogchungpa
Tue May 22, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?

It is interesting to note that Ngawang Zangpo translates "naljor" as "welcome of our/the genuine state" in his recent translations in "The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra" series.
by dzogchungpa
Mon May 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?

A really nice book with some good stories about various Tibetan yogis is "Blazing Splendor: The Memoirs of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche" but, of course, there are many, many books that discuss them.
by dzogchungpa
Mon May 21, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 336
Views: 8071

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

And thus begins the program of interpreting sūtras and tantras according to what one wishes they said, instead of what they actually say and what authentic masters such as Karma Chagme state about them: "The duration of one whole fortunate kalpa Is just one day in Sukhavati." I think it just seems ...
by dzogchungpa
Sun May 20, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?

I am trying to find historical / scholarly information about the Naljorpas and their tradition. Like many, I suppose, I first read about them in Alexandra David-Neel's Mystery and Magic in Tibet . I am surprised, however, that that seems to be the main source--in English, at least--of information a...
by dzogchungpa
Sun May 20, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 336
Views: 8071

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 1:57 pm
The question was answered in the second post of the thread:

http://ylonhost-eu.com/melong.com/wp-co ... ror108.pdf

That really was a great post, now that I look at it again.
by dzogchungpa
Sat May 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 336
Views: 8071

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Virgo wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 7:58 pm
dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 7:36 pm
Not to mention the Spinal Tap factor.
You have to listen to Spinal Tap for a million years?

Kevin...

Well, not quite as bad as that. :smile:
by dzogchungpa
Sat May 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 336
Views: 8071

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

So, to be clear, the party line is that every being who has ever been liberated has realized the Dzogchen view (which we could say = Prajñāpāramitā = Mahāmudrā, except in manner of presentation and practice; same result, except for the varieties of rainbow body)? And this regardless of the level of...
by dzogchungpa
Sat May 19, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Practitioner to Amitabha-like Buddha
Replies: 42
Views: 1134

Re: Dzogchen Practitioner to Amitabha-like Buddha

Wicked Yeshe wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:26 pm
dzogchungpa wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:16 pm
Wicked Yeshe wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 4:49 pm
Sounds promising. But Sukhavati seems so pleasant i wouldn't mind being there for that long time.

I used to feel the same way but this really opened my eyes.
Thank you.

No problem.
by dzogchungpa
Fri May 18, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Practitioner to Amitabha-like Buddha
Replies: 42
Views: 1134

Re: Dzogchen Practitioner to Amitabha-like Buddha

Wicked Yeshe wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 4:49 pm
Sounds promising. But Sukhavati seems so pleasant i wouldn't mind being there for that long time.

I used to feel the same way but this really opened my eyes.
by dzogchungpa
Fri May 18, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 336
Views: 8071

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

There is actually no evidence for the historical personality, Jesus of Nazareth, apart from Christian sources. Uh huh. And how many contemporaneous records do we have about Sakyamuni? Nāgārjuna? Padmasambhava? Milarepa? Unlike Christianity, the integrity of the Buddhist teachings do not depend on t...
by dzogchungpa
Fri May 18, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Practitioner to Amitabha-like Buddha
Replies: 42
Views: 1134

Re: Dzogchen Practitioner to Amitabha-like Buddha

Motova wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:06 am
How long would it take a Dzogchen practitioner to make a Pure Land better than Buddha Amitabha's?

Thanks.

Finally, a truly practice-related question.
by dzogchungpa
Thu May 17, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 336
Views: 8071

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Non Buddhist spiritual practitioners (who have no Buddhist attainments) can gain siddhis. ChNN is a Buddhist master, so I would think it was because of that. Kevin... Yes. Also....there are 84,000 "Gates" (Doors)....and other religions could be included, as there are so many types of personalities,...
by dzogchungpa
Wed May 16, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 336
Views: 8071

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Aryjna wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 10:56 pm
In theory, there could actually be a point in discussing this, but in practice it almost always leads nowhere I suppose.

Learning about CRR's great devotion to Jesus and Mary made the whole thread worthwhile for me.