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by booker
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: NON-DUALITY
Replies: 57
Views: 5573

Re: NON-DUALITY

Dronma wrote: So, Mariusz had a very strong point when he was talking about Zombification
Sure the point is valid. What was invalid was Mariusz's assumption on my post, where he believed I advocated such a thing.... :consoling:
by booker
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: NON-DUALITY
Replies: 57
Views: 5573

Re: NON-DUALITY

So it seems to me you, as ordinary being, are writing how minimize the suffering a little, how reduce it to neutral feeling, like some kind of zombie. Yes I am an ordinary being, but the rest of your assumptions about my post you got wrong. And quite interestingly you went so easily to find a fault...
by booker
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: NON-DUALITY
Replies: 57
Views: 5573

Re: NON-DUALITY

mindyourmind for some reason when the [dualistic] mind dissapears the suffering also dissapear. It's like you would cool down the fire. And then you also know why you suffer and where and why does it come from. But there's no "you" in that, and by that it's also terrifying. Maybe not instantly ever...
by booker
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Question about Zen School
Replies: 31
Views: 3323

Re: Question about Zen School

Wesley1982 wrote:I do think it will be interesting to try and incorporate the art of Zen buddha into my Christian prayer life.
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by booker
Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: NON-DUALITY
Replies: 57
Views: 5573

Re: NON-DUALITY

mindyourmind for some reason when the [dualistic] mind dissapears the suffering also dissapear. It's like you would cool down the fire. And then you also know why you suffer and where and why does it come from. But there's no "you" in that, and by that it's also terrifying. Maybe not instantly ever...
by booker
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mantras
Replies: 28
Views: 3346

Re: Mantras

Do mantras have meaning? Or are they empty of meaning? Take the words of a sutra. Take these words as mere optical symbols when read and mere acoustical symbols when heard. These symbols are empty of meaning. They are utterly meaningless in that there does not inhere the slightest meaning in the sy...
by booker
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This forum is da bomb!
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: This forum is da bomb!

Food_Eatah wrote:Some of the other forum I've been to are simply stress inducing, with what people claiming what the Buddha "said" or "is" or what not!
No worries, this is unescapable. Also on this forum :D
by booker
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dealing with Christian Fundamentalists
Replies: 31
Views: 4003

Re: Dealing with Christian Fundamentalists

be buddha. Don't be Buddhist. You can't engage fundamentalism of any kind with reason. You must reach it where it clings - in its human factor. Everyone understands feeling like crap. Touch into the human common ground. That is all. Everyone suffers, this we can agree on. Ideology need not be a fac...
by booker
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tögal for dzogchen beginners?
Replies: 126
Views: 19364

Re: Tögal for dzogchen beginners?

as an exemple, Django Reinhardt did prove it's also possible without a teacher ... Really, are we limited to one life only? Well also Buddha Shakyamuni proved it's possible without a teacher (in terms He discovered what none of teachers of His time known) however as far cumulation of merit&wisdom g...
by booker
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Buddhahood in Chan
Replies: 203
Views: 22601

Re: Buddhahood in Chan

klqv wrote: may i please ask: ok it is the orthodoxy that they are buddhas i am sorry for slandering anyone: but what about mind to mind transmission. what is it?? really??? :focus: :oops: ???
It means you arrive at the state of mind the same of the master.
by booker
Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Knowing... what does it mean?
Replies: 20
Views: 1557

Re: Knowing... what does it mean?

Tim, I know every being has Natural State which can't be lost/attained, but I can't tell I have rigpa, why? Simple, because I'm not in the state of rigpa. I'm in a state of marigpa.

So, just as I am now... marigpa. :)

Best to you too.
by booker
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tögal for dzogchen beginners?
Replies: 126
Views: 19364

Re: Tögal for dzogchen beginners?

If you read the book a little more closely, Thrangu Rinpoche says on p.205, "If you want to do any of these types of practices then you should get instruction from a lama and meditate according to their instructions. If you just do it on your own without any instructions, it will not be easy and yo...
by booker
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is your marital status?
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: What is your marital status?

Married (in a Catholic Church ritual! :D yeha, we didnt' really knew what we're doing ;) doomed to hell we're now OMG :crazy: )
by booker
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Knowing... what does it mean?
Replies: 20
Views: 1557

Re: Knowing... what does it mean?

no need to argue, just experience your every day state. i know that non duality is popular, but experienceing rigpa in the non dual state is no different from experienceing it in a dual state. i have experimented with these different states. non dual perception merely comes when one has dissolved t...
by booker
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: If Mahakashyapa was first Zen/Chan patriarch..
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

Re: If Mahakashyapa was first Zen/Chan patriarch..

Sravakas do not meditate?!!!!! Perhaps I was overgeneralising, there are streams where meditation is performed but is regarded as a method for a very advanced practitioners only. If you read some modern interpretations, like from Sujin Boriharnwanaket clearly the base is on listening and reflecting...
by booker
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: If Mahakashyapa was first Zen/Chan patriarch..
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

Re: If Mahakashyapa was first Zen/Chan patriarch..

then isn't Chan/Zen a Sravakayana school Nope it's not. 1) Sravakas know no buddha nature concept 2) Sravakas do not meditate, method is to listen to teachings and reflect upon them and that creates conditions for sati to arise and with it, they can have an insigth into the reality directly. In Zen...
by booker
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 43
Views: 3702

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

Ye who knows what it's going to be said durring these two days, def. worth attending in my book. Maybe they'll say the same like Namdrol, maybe not, who knows :)
by booker
Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 401742

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Why doesn't ChNNR require his students to take refuge in the Three Jewels prior to recieving DI? I guess that would be like asking someone to first believe in God in order to be able to enter the Church to have a peek, no? Other than that I don't know :) I'd think the ultimate refuge is one's Natur...
by booker
Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lazy people should just give up, right?
Replies: 265
Views: 14770

Re: Lazy people should just give up, right?

@padma norbu, I'd really seek an advice from a Master,mate. I mean, really.
by booker
Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 43
Views: 3702

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

Nope, He doesn't and noone is asked about formal Three Jewel ritual in order to receive the introduction. As to refuge it is a part of short, medium and long Tuns (practices) so you'll get them every time anyway ;) Dzogchen is Buddhist, after all. Hehe, this might be interesting one Dzogchen Without...