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by Drenpa
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 1599

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

Well actually my intention was limited to giving an example that goes beyond individual experience. So as for 1) yes. As for 2) the author of this anonymized story is a psychiatrist for assessments of legal culpability. I wasn't there, you weren't there. This psychiatrist found the veracity credibl...
by Drenpa
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades

Thanks for the sources cited comments and additional stories folks. Does the modern practice still involve the process of checking with the teacher to make sure understanding is correct, or when the student finally breaks through her doubt in the process of wrestling mightily with the cognitive dis...
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades

Thanks for the sources cited comments and additional stories folks. Does the modern practice still involve the process of checking with the teacher to make sure understanding is correct, or when the student finally breaks through her doubt in the process of wrestling mightily with the cognitive diss...
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:45 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: 27
Views: 1372

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

Woohoo! Really looking forward to the publication of this release! Yeah there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about it. :smile: Lol. That's awesome. It's more than just a bit sad that in a world where millions wait on pins and needles for the latest Marvel movie to drop, that there are ...
by Drenpa
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: A Zen story that stayed with me for decades
Replies: 9
Views: 355

A Zen story that stayed with me for decades

So over in the "heavyweights of Dharma Wheel thread," I asked Astus awhile back after he mentioned some stories that were formative for him if he'd written anything on the subject of koans/stories within the Zen tradition. I somehow missed his response until tonight - After posting on another thread...
by Drenpa
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 73
Views: 4298

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Have you commented here on DW at greater length about the insights gained from these stories/koans? No, I have not. But if there is a koan you want to discuss with others, why not open a topic for that in the Zen section? Sorry Astus, even though you used the quote function, I rely on but missed th...
by Drenpa
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Meido
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Meido

I'm all for posting what is illuminating and rejoicing a bit in the dharma from any school or angle. I've felt downright weird with the reaction I've perceived (could be just from my side too) when professing joy and delight in the insight and accomplishment of sisters and brothers in Dharma. Maybe ...
by Drenpa
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Cymatics: Visible sound
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Cymatics: Visible sound

This is very interesting. Sounds create form. Mantra creates yantra. That is totally "scientific". No superstition. When one chant a mantra, a divine form is generated inside. Beware what kind of "mantras" we sing all day long, because the yantra, our life, responds to it. It's better to sing the m...
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Kumaré: Documentary on Pretending to be a Guru
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Kumaré: Documentary on Pretending to be a Guru

Has anyone else seen this documentary Kumaré? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumar%C3%A9 Is it really this easy to be a guru and have people follow you? The stuff he says is so generic and nonsensical, why do people follow him? It's pretty interesting how people follow someone so easily without doin...
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Cymatics: Visible sound
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Cymatics: Visible sound

This is very interesting. Sounds create form. Mantra creates yantra. That is totally "scientific". No superstition. When one chant a mantra, a divine form is generated inside. Beware what kind of "mantras" we sing all day long, because the yantra, our life, responds to it. It's better to sing the m...
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Cymatics: Visible sound
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Cymatics: Visible sound



There is no computer trickery here - just the use of light and water to make sound visible - In this case the notes of the piano tuned to our western 440.
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 1599

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

Hi Weitsicht, Thanks for your comments intended to put the delicate flower at ease. I talk tough, but am extremely sensitive, as Grigoris, trained in spotting this sort of thing, pointed out. Not a helpful quality posting on a public board. One should cultivate a thicker skin. A bear-hug from Greg i...
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 1599

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

Simon:
Drenpa I didn't take anything you said as an endorsement of nihilism or solipsism. Please stick around.
:namaste:
Hey Simon,

Thanks for clarifying. The wicked flee when none pursueth.
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 1599

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

... No need to apologise. We may all just be misinterpreting what you are saying. Your view may prove to be correct. I just regurgitate dogma and I have no attainments, so most of what I say is just empty words. Anyway... Not everything you said was wrong and not everything I said was correct. I di...
by Drenpa
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 1599

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

Okay. I'm finished discussing this as your characterization that I'm selling anything, or I'm somehow representing as Dharma what I clearly and painstakingly stated were my own observations, are not in the spirit of friendship or fellowship. It would be just as easy for you to admit that your obser...
by Drenpa
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 8260

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Here is another way to look at the ultimate truth - conventional truth conundrum that I have pointed out: If ultimate truth is conventional truth, then since conventional truth is deceptive, the ultimate truth must also be deceptive. If the ultimate truth is not deceptive, then the conventional mus...
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 1599

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

. I may appear in your experience, but you are at the center, and I'm at the periphery of that mandala. Are you sure? Why? I feel that you are at the center of my experience. ...like your idea about Trump and his lawyers communication style, "a good run", central park/nyc, everything one percieves ...
by Drenpa
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 1599

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

If there is something other than personal experience, as you imply above, what does that look like? Non-conceptual experience. Experience that is not self-centered. Like a Buddha, for example. I've personally never had a trans-personal experience, or somehow had an experience that wasn't mine. Mayb...
by Drenpa
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 1599

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

My dear Grigoris - Of course I don't deny that there are children in war zones in the places you mention. Nor did I say anything about relative or ultimate truth - That's your process going on there. See how this works? Yes, I see how you think it works. You seem to be saying that there is no reali...
by Drenpa
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 1599

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

We always experience everything with ourselves as the center, and everything is necessarily filtered through us, originates with us and our own cherished ideals and concepts. dear drenpa the real American egoist )))) It takes one to know one ))), i know, like the children say, and yes I am one. And...