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by Drenpa
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6563
Views: 640391

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Functionally, how can one even have membership in the DC if they lack funds? I'd been through a few webcasted retreats, but had only been student of Rinpoches (unfortunately) for a few years before he passed, which explains why I might not have heard it before. The local gar can sometimes make up t...
by Drenpa
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?
Replies: 26
Views: 2129

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Hm, that is quite a bummer. Can't help but feel a bit down because of it. :) Is it really like that? How can buddhahood be reversible? It invalidates karma (if karma is also reset which is what is sounds like), it also invalidates the Mahayana motivation as everyone will attain some kind of buddhah...
by Drenpa
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Is idiot compassion a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 801

Re: Is idiot compassion a thing?

I get the sentiment OP, but wouldn't call it "idiot" compassion. In a cut-throat world even misguided or misinformed attempts at compassion are far from idiotic and better than the law of the jungle that prevails. Having said that, there's no doubt that understanding of compassion lies along a spect...
by Drenpa
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 161
Views: 6681

Re: Hallucinations

Not interested at all in discussing man ngag sde in an online Dzogchen forum, let alone a sub dedicated to general Dharma. I'm not sure how you'd think this is appropriate, or who could possibly benefit.
by Drenpa
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 161
Views: 6681

Re: Hallucinations

KY Well as a method it would be wrong, but as an ultimate experience yes, it is not wrong at all. Guess that every mental experience is a "valid" one. See LSD in relation to the Thögal Experiences and when i compare both, then i can conclude that lights experienced in Thögal have similarities with ...
by Drenpa
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 161
Views: 6681

Re: Hallucinations

Tashi delek DW members, Hallucinations are experiences within one's mind. Sometimes they can be caused by drugs but sometimes also not. Hallucinations are also in western medicine well known and seen as an "illness" of the mind. You see things who are not there and that is of course an illness. - W...
by Drenpa
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4539

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Longchenpa also says: "Although one might have a simple interest in this spiritual approach, the chances of having the good fortune to perceive it thoroughly are not even that of a one-hundredth portion split from a single hair. There are those who swagger in their undiscriminating ignorance, whose...
by Drenpa
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4539

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

So here is the million dollar question: if thoughts and concepts are not also of the nature of mind, if they can only be born of delusion, then has EVERYTHING that has been said and quoted in this thread purely delusional? Hi Greg, Good question, and this is a conversation worth having, IMO. It's r...
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4539

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

1) You cited the metaphor of crystal/prism. 2) Your sig in no way shape or form indicates that concepts = rigpa. 3) Why is there the critical need for Rushen - to separate Samsara & Nirvana if they are the same thing? "Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, t...
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4539

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Some of the misunderstanding is that Gregs sig is Semde and you are talking Upadesha.The language is different. Yes, fair comment - AND- the answers to the questions underpinning the recent comments in the thread 1) What does one do when they feel they have confidence in the view of Dzogchen, how c...
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4539

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

1) You cited the metaphor of crystal/prism. 2) Your sig in no way shape or form indicates that concepts = rigpa. 3) Why is there the critical need for Rushen - to separate Samsara & Nirvana if they are the same thing? Not even close. You made the claim, I cited Longchenpa who said this is the provi...
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4539

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

You're putting words in my mouth, not sure how you come to the conclusion I'm suggesting conceptual thoughts be pushed away from anything I've said. I'm also surprised that it's not clear what I'm critiquing - Concepts and thoughts are not = to knowledge, Rigpa, nature of mind. That's why I said "I...
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4539

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

This might be relevant to the discussion. The Six Exspanses : The manifestations of unobscured, profound lucidity and beings' fixated thought patterns-- these two are similar, so similar that this could lead to quite an error. And Longchenpa chapter 10 of Treasury of Dharmadhatu : In brief, meditat...
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4539

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Are you saying that Samsra and Nirvana are ultimately different? Because my understanding of Rushen is that the separation one is trying to clarify is a provisional one, part of Dzogchen praxis, but not an end goal. unless Dzogchen is suddenly dualistic ..... I think it's possible that you are miss...
by Drenpa
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4539

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

The point of Rushen is to lay bare knowledge of Rigpa. When this is done correctly/completely, there is no longer any returning to the three realms and one goes beyond doubt. This knowledge is *the* main point which allows one to properly practice Dzogchen meditation and the methods that ripen this...
by Drenpa
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4539

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

1) You cited the metaphor of crystal/prism. 2) Your sig in no way shape or form indicates that concepts = rigpa. 3) Why is there the critical need for Rushen - to separate Samsara & Nirvana if they are the same thing? Not even close. You made the claim, Longchenpa said this is the province of conce...
by Drenpa
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4539

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

The point of Rushen is to lay bare knowledge of Rigpa. When this is done correctly/completely, there is no longer any returning to the three realms and one goes beyond doubt. This knowledge is *the* main point which allows one to properly practice Dzogchen meditation and the methods that ripen this ...
by Drenpa
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4539

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

1) You cited the metaphor of crystal/prism. 2) Your sig in no way shape or form indicates that concepts = rigpa. 3) Why is there the critical need for Rushen - to separate Samsara & Nirvana if they are the same thing? Not even close. You made the claim, I cited Longchenpa who said this is the provin...
by Drenpa
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4539

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

I would say there is a point, because in reality thoughts are none other than the nature of mind. It would be a false dichotomy to say there are thoughts and there is the nature of mind. As far as I am concerned seeing into the nature of thoughts, is the same as experiencing the nature of mind. In ...
by Drenpa
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4539

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

...is there any particular point in working with conventional thoughts and appearances in meditation anymore, rather than simply resting in the nature of mind? I would say there is a point, because in reality thoughts are none other than the nature of mind. It would be a false dichotomy to say ther...

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