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by PSM
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Life is not "just a dream", that is not what the teachings say.
Some teachings do say exactly that.
by PSM
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Advice

My wife and I went through a similar experience about 12 years ago. We had some unintentional codependency going on with each other, and we each had our cycle of this type of thing (me being jealous of her at one point and vice versa). The "cure" so to speak for me was to divorce myself emotionally...
by PSM
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Father has cancer.
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: Father has cancer.

Much love and many prayers to you both. I have always loved this prayer, which has a real power to it: dü sum sangye guru rinpoché Buddha of the three times, Guru Rinpoche, ngödrub kün dak dewa chenpö shyab Lord of all siddhis, Great Bliss, barché kün sel düdül drakpo tsal Dispeller of all obstacles...
by PSM
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: In the footsteps of Tilopa and Naropa and Shantideva
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: In the footsteps of Tilopa and Naropa and Shantideva

The Buddha's advice can be found here: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.31.0.nara.html "These four, young householder, should be understood as foes in the guise of friends: (1) he who appropriates a friend's possessions, (2) he who renders lip-service, (3) he who flatters, (4) he who b...
by PSM
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Wrinkles & Aging Skin
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Wrinkles & Aging Skin

Diet is massively important, both to preventing and repairing damage. As for stress, I know some people who are serious meditators who I have no idea how old they are. A lama I know might be anywhere from 30 to late 50s. I am sure this is due to knowing how to deal with stress. He generally just loo...
by PSM
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Wrinkles & Aging Skin
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Wrinkles & Aging Skin

You have to avoid damaging the skin's collagen, keeping it elastic.
  • Most importantly, never smoke
  • Avoid UV exposure
  • Moisturise
  • Make sure you are as hydrated as possible
  • Eat plenty of collagen
  • Minimise stress
by PSM
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4535

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

For me, the most difficult aspect to Dzogchen is that for everything else you might want to do, you have to work for it to achieve what you want. Dzogchen asks the opposite of effort to achieve something - so it is very alien and counter to every habit a person might have. The natural response to "d...
by PSM
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4535

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Here's more from Dr Bunnholzl about what freedom/liberation means in Dzogchen, and how it's different from other approaches - a being is not going from unfree to free, but is recognising their nature has always been free. It is not that thoughts are freed *if* the natural state is recognised, but ra...
by PSM
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4535

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

They are certainly in the way prior to self liberating, so unless someone is resting int he nature of mind 24/7..... I was thinking we are talking about during trekchod practice. If one thinks that thoughts get in the way of trekchod practice, then there isn't recognition. Whenever one thinks that ...
by PSM
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4535

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Pema Rigdzin wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:23 pm
This is book greatly simplified trekchod for me: "The Nature of Mind: The Dzogchen instructions of Aro Yeshe Jungne."
That book is fantastic.
by PSM
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4535

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Here are some quotes I think really clear this up, from Karl Brunnholzl's "a Lullaby to Awaken the Heart": http://oi63.tinypic.com/5ldh5d.jpg http://oi63.tinypic.com/15871vk.jpg http://oi65.tinypic.com/206zfx3.jpg http://oi66.tinypic.com/mccd9s.jpg http://oi68.tinypic.com/2mgvbpd.jpg And from a bit ...
by PSM
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4535

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Fair comment on the ad hom, I'll do better - but it comes from a place of sincere frustration. I'm not missing any nuance of this, but it's not up to me to explain Greg's misunderstanding - It's up to the person who made the claim to support it. I can't go any further regarding the separation of sa...
by PSM
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4535

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

ChNNR gave it twice actually in Teneriffe, I was there the second time together with more than 1300 people. Rinpoche said that he thought far from all where ready to receive these teachings at that time. Anyway, this practice is really difficult, you do need a lot of particular circumstances in ord...
by PSM
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4535

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Thogal is pretty well integrated in Bon traditions, and ideas from it tend to be talked about more openly, even in context of other instructions.I think it is probably not particularly hard to get Thogal instructions from some Bon Lamas if one so desires, but that is an assumption on my part and I ...
by PSM
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4535

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Here's a relevant section from The Great Secret of Mind by Tulku Pema Rigtsal (p44-45), italics mine: Consider these examples from Applying the Mahayana Method by Rongzompa: Seeing the reflection of a snake in water, people have varying reactions: some are afraid and run away; some see its poison an...
by PSM
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4535

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Could be a Mahamudra question too: Once a person begins to have some confidence in distinguishing 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? Is it now time to exa...
by PSM
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?
Replies: 60
Views: 1579

Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

His interview with Joe Rogan was good:
by PSM
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Your recommendations for the Best Green Tara Picture to pray chant meditate to
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Your recommendations for the Best Green Tara Picture to pray chant meditate to

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Personally, this is my favourite image - it's a statue which was commissioned by Tulku Urgyen, and I think it is in Nagi Gompa.
by PSM
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: James Low & Simply Being
Replies: 206
Views: 38599

Re: James Low & Simply Being

I wanted to share this recently posted set of teachings from James Low: "The natural condition and the state of delusion", which is on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpjMTni3nCk This is also on his website in dowloadable audio as "The one ground and its qualities": http://eifelaudio.simp...

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