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by Drenpa
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 74
Views: 3077

Re: What is Dzogchen?

One question that often occurs to me in these debates is, from whence arises the 'energy of bodhicitta' in all of this? After all bodhicitta-compassion is the fundamental driving motivation of the bodhisattva. But it's not something that can be intellectually contrived, in my experience, nor is it ...
by Drenpa
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 74
Views: 3077

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

Malcolm: I have never made such a silly argument in my life.

Sherab:
What then is your definition of the relative and your definition of the ultimate?
RU, like serious?
by Drenpa
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: proof of nirvana?
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: proof of nirvana?

i think you have understood the sutras well; nirvana is a verb not a noun. it is not a place, not a state, not a 'heaven'. perhaps it is a dimension of the mind and with the readiness of time we can drink from its spring. A verb describes an action, state or occurrence - so if you're saying Nirvana...
by Drenpa
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Realization
Replies: 99
Views: 3471

Re: Realization

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:54 pm
Bundokji wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:49 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:29 pm
Of course you can.
What is the condition for impermanence?
What is the cause of emptiness?
Interdependence. Tis the doughnut that makes the hole.
by Drenpa
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts
Replies: 78
Views: 3466

Re: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts

The idea that we can save any being from further suffering is something of a delusion. When we euthanize an animal, we are not putting them out of their misery, we are putting them out of our own misery. We are putting them out of their current misery. No, we are putting them our of our current mis...
by Drenpa
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 166
Views: 15988

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Crazywisdom wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:32 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:31 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:21 pm


High quality.
I try my best.
It’s shows, honestly. So very clear.
Agreed. This subject matter is better served rendered into the clear & sparing prose characteristic of BITL rather than any bloating due to attempts to make the language flowery, poetic or "modern".
by Drenpa
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to marry a Dakini
Replies: 67
Views: 5947

Re: I wish to marry a Dakini

godspeed bro. It's not the worst aspiration I've ever heard. http://tsegyalgar.org/(some already off the market, small community compared to others - but there’s visitors) http://www.kunsangar.org/en/southern-kunsangar/ https://www.dzogchen.it/en/ https://www.dzamlinggar.net/en/ https://www.dzamlin...
by Drenpa
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 166
Views: 15988

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Only 18 more sleeps before Christmas!! (If we're still on track for it to fall on August 28th, this year).
by Drenpa
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello I am Sonam
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Hello I am Sonam

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!!!
by Drenpa
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: I wish to marry a Dakini
Replies: 67
Views: 5947

Re: I wish to marry a Dakini

godspeed bro. It's not the worst aspiration I've ever heard. http://tsegyalgar.org/(some already off the market, small community compared to others - but there’s visitors) http://www.kunsangar.org/en/southern-kunsangar/ https://www.dzogchen.it/en/ https://www.dzamlinggar.net/en/ https://www.dzamling...
by Drenpa
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2418
Views: 200074

Re: Music time

by Drenpa
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Sounds of the Sun
Replies: 38
Views: 1063

Re: Sounds of the Sun

Here's the "real" thing - https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/sounds-of-the-sun "Real" gets :quoteunquote: :quoteunquote: because it's still not real-time and still not originally audible sounds. Fascinating project, though. :namaste: Kim Hi Kim, If that's the case, then then not much can be ...
by Drenpa
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Sounds of the Sun
Replies: 38
Views: 1063

Re: Sounds of the Sun

Sounds like a quartet of light-sabers.
by Drenpa
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Sounds of the Sun
Replies: 38
Views: 1063

Sounds of the Sun



With some amazing technology funded by kind US taxpayers through Nasa & some headphones, we can experience the deep resonance of the natural Sounds of the Sun. Amazing.
by Drenpa
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why do Buddhas never joke?
Replies: 19
Views: 1018

Re: Why do Buddhas never joke?

Viach wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:09 pm
Why do Buddhas never joke?
Just because there aren't any overt thigh-slappers in the Pali Cannon, why make the sweeping assumption that Nirmankaya Buddhas, don't enjoy and even employ humor?
by Drenpa
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 78
Views: 3795

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

So NOT 'all and all'. Funny Simon, the champion of the value of disrespect it is very true, there is a time and place for rejecting things... ....wasnt that you, that called my posts self referencial and like a little dog that you can not shake off? Of course, that was correct.... ...those must hav...
by Drenpa
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 8816

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

http://www.poetspath.com/Scholarship_Pr ... TCHELL.htm

Joni Mitchell's credits CTR with getting her off of Peruvian marching powder.
by Drenpa
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 78
Views: 3795

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

Hello friends, That is basically my experience, 18 y.o. to present (50 y.o.). What comes next? In other words, i learned to accept reality as is, to respect all experiences of others, to care for them and to die (gone). What comes next? If this is your path, and the reality you've learned to accept...
by Drenpa
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 6811

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:40 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:55 am
Here we go back on topic. Dzogchen without Buddhism, without an unbroken lineage of realization, transmission and practice is populated by demons and will break your heart, your mind and ruin your life.
Or it is a car without an engine.
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by Drenpa
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 1865

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

Speaking of "Alpha Males", try doing a search for PUA and meditation. You might find it amusing. :smile: Funny, but illustrative. The idea of "meditation" as it is used in the article and in the culture of preying on women is precisely why the original article about mediation and ego is meaningless...

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