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by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 169
Views: 3254

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

: But the more one reads DW, the more it appears that in order to make heads or tails of the most basic and the most essential things he teaches (and thus properly practice them), you need to spend years reading around, studying Madhyamaka, Abhidharma, Vajrayana tantras, Dzogchen commentaries -- pr...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 169
Views: 3254

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

What do you think "resting in rigpa" means? Let's define our terms here. Exactly what Rinpoche means when he says "being in the natural state," "being in the state of Guru Yoga," "being in your primordial state," "being in instant presence," etc. This is too vague. And you are not telling me what Y...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 169
Views: 3254

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

When one is in perfect śamatha, one will not feel pain. Śamatha in fact was the historical Buddha's ibuprofen. This is mentioned in more than one sutta. Well, Rinpoche disagrees, assuming resting in rigpa entails being in perfect śamatha. What do you think "resting in rigpa" means? Let's define our...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 169
Views: 3254

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

[...] when you are in this state, mental factors associated with pain of the body have no means of arising. I have heard ChNN say, and more than once, that when you are resting in rigpa the pain does not disappear tout court. It may lessen (he actually used the modal verb here) or be experienced di...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 169
Views: 3254

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Yes, rig pa is used in many different ways in Dzogchen texts. In this case, rig pa refers one's continuum of unmodified consciousness that is momentary. Hence "instant presence." In this case rig pa is referring to the knower, rather than a kind of knowledge as it is used in other contexts. It basi...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN on presence
Replies: 71
Views: 2641

Re: ChNN on presence

My advice would be to take things you read from (most) people online with a large grain of salt (including me haha). Better to rely on authentic teacher's explanations whether oral or written. For example contemplation hasn't got much to do with the thinking faculty or intelligence as far as I know...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: bar rlung
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: bar rlung

Studying, as usual. Well, studying what exactly? If the poster had been able to study, they would have answered their own question. If you mean that we could direct them to useful authoritative text that deals with the issue, then why not just do it instead of debating the problem in the public? Ev...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: bar rlung
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: bar rlung

Lukeinaz wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:08 am
Sorry for asking this question here I will refrain from doing so again.

That said, I did get a clear answer to my question.
Asking such as yours is OK, I think. It just seems to me that one should reply in PMs.
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: bar rlung
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: bar rlung

Of course it is perfect if questions can be solved by our Gurú or a yogin, but in the mean time we should do research and be of use, there is a lot of litterature prepared for that. I had myself strugled too much with this criteria while i was younger, and it has no value.. Old practitioners should...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: bar rlung
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: bar rlung

These are restricted practices, you know. Not to be talked about in the public. In any case, there is no one on any online message board authorised by ChNN to answer such questions. If you need an answer, write to one of the instructors. Of course it is perfect if questions can be solved by our Gur...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: bar rlung
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: bar rlung

These are restricted practices, you know. Not to be talked about in the public.

In any case, there is no one on any online message board authorised by ChNN to answer such questions. If you need an answer, write to one of the instructors.
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4972
Views: 423871

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Ati Yoga Teaching Retreat December 28, 2017 - January 1, 2018 Open Webcast December 28 4pm - 5pm Introduction to the retreat teaching and the transmission of
 Ati Guru Yoga. 5:15pm - 6:15pm Gana Puja for the day of Padma Sambhava 6:30pm -7:30pm Khaita Dances December 29 10am - 12pm We do the practi...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4972
Views: 423871

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Fa Dao wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:13 am
Anyone know the schedule yet? Its only a couple of days out...
One day to go.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas (Thangka)
Replies: 17
Views: 450

Re: Merry Christmas (Thangka)

Grigoris wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:57 am
That is... incredible. There is hope for this world yet.
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 5600

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

The Buddha was definitely prosperity and profit oriented in his advice to lay people, at least the way he is represented everywhere in the sūtras. Speaking to an audience 2500 years ago, the audience that lived in a world 2500 years away from ours -- the audience consisting of people starkly differ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 5600

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:37 pm
So your imagined wobbly factory is not privately owned by its workers? And profit is not an end? That isn't even Buddhist.
Evidently your Buddha is not my Buddha.

Thank goodness Buddhism =/= Buddhadharma.
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 5600

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Capitalism: (1) private ownership of the means of production (which implies the owner/worker division), and (2) production for profit. Economics 101. In other words: no, cooperatives are not intrisically capitalist, though they may co-inhabit the economic space with capitalist enterprises (assuming ...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 5600

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:00 pm
treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:56 pm
PuerAzaelis wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:35 pm
What's a Wobblie.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industria ... _the_World
Just capitalism by another name.
Black is white, etc.
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 285
Views: 5600

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:32 pm
treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:29 pm
I think it is high time we agreed to disagree, Malcolm.
What's the point of that?
I am not quite sure if I understand your question.