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by dzogchungpa
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 180
Views: 3144

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Dudes, I just totally had a pure vision of Mami Wata! :woohoo: For a moment I thought we were going to re-litigate this masterpiece https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=23725&sid=b8ca2510fba0101eadeebc82624ad924 :reading: That really was a great thread, now that I look at it again.
by dzogchungpa
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 180
Views: 3144

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

PeterC wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:27 am
dzogchungpa wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:17 am

Dude, you are, like, totally planting the seeds for fundamentalism in your own mind.
But isn’t fundamentalism totally valid, too?

Touché.
by dzogchungpa
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 180
Views: 3144

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

I’m struggling a bit with the extreme relativist position here. Not because of its logical consistency or inconsistency - more because of its practical implications. If you take it purely at face value then you would conclude that, say, Kim Katami might be on the 8th bhumi, Dominic Geshe Rinpoche m...
by dzogchungpa
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 180
Views: 3144

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Dudes, I just totally had a pure vision of Mami Wata!

:woohoo:
by dzogchungpa
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 180
Views: 3144

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

I dig. Maybe I'll give that Pema Khandro Rinpoche another chance! Feel free. At least she has taken the pains to acquire a solid academic foundation in Buddhist Studies —— that is always encouraging. When we harbor suspicions about all these fruiting bodies sprouting from invisible rhizomes in the ...
by dzogchungpa
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 180
Views: 3144

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

And let's just run a quick rational review of the situation: Aro gTer have no lineage. No amount of "To quoque" logical fallacies can deny this. The terma has not be ratified/certified/recognised by anybody other than it's writer and thus it's legitimacy is questionable. It is not like there is a t...
by dzogchungpa
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Murder Most Foul.
Replies: 19
Views: 363

Re: Murder Most Foul.

Jeff H wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:24 pm
I'd like to see this one added: Image which I think I copied from one of dzogchunpa's posts a couple of years ago.

Posts like this make all my hard work here worthwhile.
by dzogchungpa
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3324

Re: New Rigpa letter

I find that as I get older, I tend to prefer apophatic practice; but certainly when I was younger in the Dharma, I was very enthusiastic about cataphatic practices (Greg, this is your cue to lecture me about misusing Greek words). I do like practicing Chö liturgies though. Well, Chö is a very phati...
by dzogchungpa
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Murder Most Foul.
Replies: 19
Views: 363

Re: Murder Most Foul.

I would get rid of this one: :thinking:

because it should look like this: Image
by dzogchungpa
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 180
Views: 3144

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:50 pm
All we can do is live and let live and each go our separate ways, which is how Tibetans actually deal with these issues. You might try following their lead.

Try to remember that the next time DJKR comes up. :smile:
by dzogchungpa
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3324

Re: New Rigpa letter

This should be interesting. Well, the Catholic Church murdered Galileo...but guess whose point of view we all have confirmed through reasoning confirmed with valid cognition... Well, I don't really understand what you are trying to say but as a point of information, Galileo was not murdered.
by dzogchungpa
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3324

Re: New Rigpa letter

i agree with Greg that there is a danger in rejecting the entire concept and practice of pure perception. the whole issue of pure perception is a very thorny one fraught with unavoidable danger. i think it's important to remember that the vajrayana is A) inherently dangerous and B) not for everyone...
by dzogchungpa
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 180
Views: 3144

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

:popcorn:
by dzogchungpa
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3324

Re: New Rigpa letter

This should be interesting.
by dzogchungpa
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3324

Re: New Rigpa letter

Well, SDR's son Namgay Dawa Rinpoche posted it to the H.H. Dudjom Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje FB group, of which he (NDR) is an administrator, so presumably it is meant for anyone who is interested in Dudjom Rinpoche. The letter of the infamous gang of eight was posted to facebook too, does that mean it wa...
by dzogchungpa
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3324

Re: New Rigpa letter

However, this is a missive directed to his own students, given the personal nature of the communication: This guidance comes from me now not as a reprimand, but as a result of the fact that I love you all and I am concerned. It comes because I don’t want you to cultivate more negativity which would...
by dzogchungpa
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3324

Re: New Rigpa letter

I don´t think it refers to Sogayl thing, I think it refers to the outrage about Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche´s comments and jokes on the facebook. If it were a reaction to Sogyal scandal, it would seem a quite late to the party. Just my opinion. Well, the DJKR stuff may have prompted him to get invol...
by dzogchungpa
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3324

Re: New Rigpa letter

A message from Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche that seems to be referring to the current kerfuffle:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dudjomr ... 854709277/
by dzogchungpa
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Becoming a moderator?
Replies: 25
Views: 596

Re: Becoming a moderator?

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:19 am
dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:03 am
Sweet, were you doing the Trekchod retrteat?
Yep! I went last year as well. It was really nice this year to do the Rushen for a week before some Trekchod at the end.

Ah, that explains why you look so spiritual. :smile:
by dzogchungpa
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Becoming a moderator?
Replies: 25
Views: 596

Re: Becoming a moderator?

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:58 am
dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:24 am
Hey TA, I'm digging your new avatar. Was that taken at POL?
Thanks :)

Yes, indeed it was! Just last week, actually.

Sweet, were you doing the Trekchod retrteat?