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by PSM
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sogyal, etc. split from THE SELF-ARISEN VIDYA TANTRA thread
Replies: 130
Views: 4766

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

There are plenty of disciples in the history of Vajrayana who are grateful that on one occasion or another they were struck or hit by their guru. It can indeed remove obstacles. Everyone knows this. One of my teachers (who I think is also one of yours), after a private interview, gave me a hug then...
by PSM
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Topic
Replies: 96
Views: 4007

Re: New Topic

Lots of stuff there, but I think it's mostly correct. I think the scientific Buddhism thing came from Theosophy and also debates held in Sri Lanka with Theravadins against Christians in the late 19th century. I am in a position where I just don't care about "science says", especially when it is tak...
by PSM
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Topic
Replies: 96
Views: 4007

Re: New Topic

Lots of stuff there, but I think it's mostly correct. I think the scientific Buddhism thing came from Theosophy and also debates held in Sri Lanka with Theravadins against Christians in the late 19th century. I am in a position where I just don't care about "science says", especially when it is take...
by PSM
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum
Replies: 64
Views: 3261

Re: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum

Daniel Aitken wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:53 pm
PSM wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:53 am
When will the further videos of Malcolm be released?
There will be one a week for the next three weeks.
Great - there's a new one today, I see. :smile:
by PSM
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum
Replies: 64
Views: 3261

Re: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum

When will the further videos of Malcolm be released?
by PSM
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum
Replies: 64
Views: 3261

Re: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum

Yes, I got access to Malcolm's videos for $5 - well worth it.
by PSM
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum
Replies: 64
Views: 3261

Re: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum

This would obviously be a question best directed at Malcolm, but what is the best route to being as educated as he is? I have been to many seminars etc., but they are not not in the same level of detail nor deal with the same topics which Malcolm talks about.
by PSM
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?
Replies: 15
Views: 514

Re: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:37 am
Yes, white and red for male and female of course.
But I think when a person thinks of solar deity they think of Vairocana
Not Amitabha?
by PSM
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?
Replies: 15
Views: 514

Re: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?

the sky-father / earth-mother pairing is hypothesized to originate with proto-indo-european beliefs. The reconstructed pair is labelled Dyeus and Dhegom by academics. If that theory is correct, then all the other sky-father figures derived from or were influenced by these beliefs. (I'm not familiar...
by PSM
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum
Replies: 64
Views: 3261

Re: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum

He is carrying on in the Facebook group Ask the Acarya. So do I, but honestly I think this is a better format for him to share his knowledge. It allows him to go deeper Yes, but then I would have to join Facebook, which is a wretched hive of scum and villany I binged on the three modules on Wisdom ...
by PSM
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum
Replies: 64
Views: 3261

Re: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum

I would strongly recommend Malcolm's Dzogchen course on this site. It's excellent. The first lecture is free - it explains the history of the different lineages and empowerments - and that alone is information that's hard to find anywhere else Great lectures from Malcolm - excellent background info...
by PSM
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?
Replies: 15
Views: 514

Re: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:41 am
Usually solar deitys are male, but Amaterasu is a goddess. Why?
Solar (red) is female in Buddhism in general, especially tantric Buddhism. Lunar (white) is male.
by PSM
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Not anywhere, but there it goes?
Replies: 16
Views: 999

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by PSM
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Not anywhere, but there it goes?
Replies: 16
Views: 999

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by PSM
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Not anywhere, but there it goes?
Replies: 16
Views: 999

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by PSM
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Not anywhere, but there it goes?
Replies: 16
Views: 999

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Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Not anywhere, but there it goes?
Replies: 16
Views: 999

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by PSM
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Not anywhere, but there it goes?
Replies: 16
Views: 999

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by PSM
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Not anywhere, but there it goes?
Replies: 16
Views: 999

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by PSM
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Not anywhere, but there it goes?
Replies: 16
Views: 999

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