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by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dream of being Hayagriva
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: Dream of being Hayagriva

This night I dreamt I was Hayagriva. I was very wrathful, and I was continuously repeating his mantra as my natural speech. In the dream I was climbing a tree, and I was fighting against beings trying to follow me. Now, I have only read about Hayagriva but never received any transmission. He is one...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5679
Views: 503778

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Worldwide Transmission July 21-22, 2018 Anniversary of Padmasambhava Follow it here: http://webcast.dzogchen.net/ All over the world the Dzogchen Community celebrates the anniversaries of Garab Dorje, Guru Padmasambhava, and Adzom Drugpa, which fall on the 15th day of the first month, the 10th day ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 19567

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Can we preorder right now? Have you considered kickstarting it? Highly recommended. (You definitely have to work on your facial hair, you know. As far as I am concerned, it is still the dealbreaker.) Just as well that it is the facial hair that does it, because the head hair is starting to get a bi...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 19567

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

The necessary next step is a photo of Greg and the Aro people. I will releasing my terma next week. Came to me straight from the mouth of Samantabhadri, thus (thankfully) bypassing the need for me to find a lineage. Stay tuned people! :smile: Can we preorder right now? Have you considered kickstart...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 19567

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

The necessary next step is a photo of Greg and the Aro people.
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 5881

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

Wayfarer wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:24 am
Disappointed by the rationalisations here.
+1
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 5881

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

The Common Boundary magazine article that broke the CTR story in the first place is still worth reading. It is also in the footnotes of the Wikipedia entry, but is easily overlooked. Bits of it are truly hair-raising: My friend later felt confused and embarrassed about that afternoon, but not bitte...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 5881

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

She did what she wanted to do and then changed her mind about it later The very notion of "doing what one wants" is pure fantasy. We are not free, rationally-minded agents joyfully and responsibly pursuing what is best for us, nor even what we crave, as I'd think would be obvious to any Buddhist. I...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Troma Nagmo
Replies: 35
Views: 1316

Re: Troma Nagmo

Lhasa wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:13 pm
I don't remember ChNN using this Dakini in his Chod.
ChNN's Chod sadhana does feature Throma Nagmo as the yidam (although one may substitute Simhamukha for her, too).
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 42
Views: 1012

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

AilurusFulgens wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:51 pm
For us ordinary people I can only say: we all try our best. Everyone has a different background. Sometimes I think that the real siddhi is to be compassionate and modest. I certainly am far from that.
Exactly what I keep hearing from my teachers.
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 43
Views: 1496

Re: Enlightenment

:good:
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 43
Views: 1496

Re: Enlightenment

Sure meaningless drudgery is one of the faults of samsara. And that had to be recognized before one turns the mind toward dharma. But that doesn’t mean dharma is a vacation, because vacations are also a meaningless spoil of time and carry disappointments. Dharma is meant to be a joyful endeavor. Al...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 43
Views: 1496

Re: Enlightenment

Sure meaningless drudgery is one of the faults of samsara. And that had to be recognized before one turns the mind toward dharma. But that doesn’t mean dharma is a vacation, because vacations are also a meaningless spoil of time and carry disappointments. Dharma is meant to be a joyful endeavor. Al...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed May 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kim Katami (Pema Rinpoche, the terton) dangerous?
Replies: 13
Views: 1935

Re: Open Heart/Kim Katami and Song of Vajra

Hello, does anybody know anything about this group? They will be giving lung (although they call it empowerment) to Song of Vajra and some text by longchenpa. Does anyone know anything about them? It seems kinda fake-ish. https://www.facebook.com/events/402470300219298/ http://www.en.openheart.fi/3...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 25, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 13197

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

I guess it all boils down to this:

One can use the Dharma as a vehicle of liberation. Once can also use it as an identity-building project.

EOT as far as I am concerned.
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 25, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 13197

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Aryjna wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 5:11 pm
There are many other not restricted texts that discuss this matter in any case. If you are saying there is a secret way to interpret it where the meaning is reversed, I don't think this makes any sense.
Talk to to Elio or Jim if you really want to know, as simple as that. You have their e-mails.
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 25, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 13197

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Disparaging refers to pointing out the faults of these religions to their followers, being contemptuous or offensive. It does not mean one should not see their errors. In this case even bringing up disparaging other religions is completely out of place as this is a Buddhist forum. Actually, what I ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 25, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 13197

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

In what way?? Which text says that we should not point out the errors of tirthika dharmas? No clue. But I have heard it, often very strongly stated, from every single Vajrayana teacher I have received teachings from. ChNN was particularly adamant here. More than once, too. Garchen Rinpoche says tha...
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri May 25, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 13197

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

To have aversions towards other belief systems and disparage them is also against Buddhadharma & Dzogchen. In what way?? Which text says that we should not point out the errors of tirthika dharmas? No clue. But I have heard it, often very strongly stated, from every single Vajrayana teacher I have ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun May 20, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 13197

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

There's a quote by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche that I've come across a couple of times, could somebody tell me where it's from? “Most Westerners receive a Christian education and in the Christian tradition God is very diffused. God is recognized as something outside. They don’t know that God is ...

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