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by Drenpa
Fri May 31, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Troma nagmo and rainbow body
Replies: 52
Views: 3972

Re: Troma nagmo and rainbow body

So it is said that thirteen of the initial practitioners of the Dudjom troma nagmo sadhana attained rainbow body. And more attained it in the subsequent generation. What makes this mantra/sadhana/deity so special that it can lead to that, as opposed to all other mantras? Can Vajrakila do the same f...
by Drenpa
Wed May 29, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who do psychics talk to?
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: Who do psychics talk to?

Queequeg wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 7:21 pm
Drenpa wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:58 pm
£$&^@ wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:19 pm


1) Themselves.
2) Their accountants.
Yes, could be exhibit A on proposed thread for DW gold. :rolling:
Done! viewtopic.php?f=36&t=31260
:twothumbsup:
by Drenpa
Tue May 28, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who do psychics talk to?
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: Who do psychics talk to?

Who do psychics talk to in TV shows like "Britain’s Psychic Challenge" when they say they talk to people who have died long ago? After all, according to Buddhism, they have long been reborn. 1) Themselves. 2) Their accountants. Yes, could be exhibit A on proposed thread for DW gold. :rolling:
by Drenpa
Fri May 24, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 23
Views: 2232

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

ChNN has said that for longevity you do Amitayus practice, for Wisdom..Manjushri, for compassion..Chenrezi..etc. What is Ngondzog Gyalpo practice done for? Besides the obvious, Realization/Enlightenment... Kye-rim. Control of vayu is the root of all siddhis. All of the qualities are complete in eve...
by Drenpa
Fri May 24, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.
Replies: 55
Views: 2170

Re: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn-wj4pRpIE Jump to 2:48 to see simple but difficult. Any first year rock guitar student knows the pentatonic scales, and figuring out the patterns being played is no big deal. Anyone can learn a hammer-on or pull off. Sweep picking a very simple concept too. So, simp...
by Drenpa
Thu May 23, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 23
Views: 2232

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

ChNN has said that for longevity you do Amitayus practice, for Wisdom..Manjushri, for compassion..Chenrezi..etc. What is Ngondzog Gyalpo practice done for? Besides the obvious, Realization/Enlightenment... Kye-rim. Control of vayu is the root of all siddhis. All of the qualities are complete in eve...
by Drenpa
Wed May 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding Your Guru
Replies: 55
Views: 2644

Re: Finding Your Guru

Here's my question on this subject: When one finds a teacher they feel a connection to and have gone through the whole examining the teacher process and have confidence, how does one ask them to be your teacher? Maybe it's not necessary to ask them in a formal way to be your teacher, but is it help...
by Drenpa
Tue May 21, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding Your Guru
Replies: 55
Views: 2644

Re: Finding Your Guru

Thank you! This is a great reply. Indeed I thought samaya was like adultery in that regrard, great to know I can do exploration as it feels right. I try my best to not be discriminatory - but that does not mean I cannot judge good and bad. Therefore I will make judgement on various guru's, but with...
by Drenpa
Sun May 12, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Finding Your Guru
Replies: 55
Views: 2644

Re: Finding Your Guru

There's nothing to decide when it comes to "root guru" in Vajrayana. Your root guru, or plural is some cases maybe, is the one(s)who's instructions bring you to real knowledge of your own nature. To total confidence in this. Full stop. If you decide something based on outer appearances, like "Hey th...
by Drenpa
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6695
Views: 683249

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: 2509

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: 1099

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: 8134

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: 8134

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: 8134

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: 6155

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: 6155

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: 6155

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: 6155

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: 6155

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...

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