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by mzaur
Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Please help - notification reply issue
Replies: 15
Views: 3813

Re: Please help - notification reply issue

Weird. I never had this work for me either. Checked spam and nothing. I never get emails for topic notifications or new PMs.
by mzaur
Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Chan, Mahamudra, and Tibet
Replies: 13
Views: 2413

Re: Chan, Mahamudra, and Tibet

Thanks everyone for the replies
by mzaur
Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Chan, Mahamudra, and Tibet
Replies: 13
Views: 2413

Re: Chan, Mahamudra, and Tibet

tingdzin wrote: He is correct, however, in saying that a lot of the received "history" of Buddhism in Tibet definitely reflects various agendas, rather than being simple factual accounts.
Could you say more about this or direct me to a resource?
by mzaur
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Chan, Mahamudra, and Tibet
Replies: 13
Views: 2413

Re: Chan, Mahamudra, and Tibet

What Dunhuang text is Reggie referencing and how is it relevant? I heard that there maybe was a Tibetan Chan lineage that died out. if there was such a text proclaiming that Chan was superior, couldn't that just indicate that there were Chan supporters during that time? I don't see how he uses that ...
by mzaur
Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Chan, Mahamudra, and Tibet
Replies: 13
Views: 2413

Chan, Mahamudra, and Tibet

Hi everyone, I was just listening to a Dharma Ocean podcast (130: Pure Awareness) and Reggie Ray said some things which he said may be a bit heretical to some but actually are historically accurate. To me it sounds very odd, and I haven't heard these things before. I was hoping someone with more exp...
by mzaur
Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Natural Luminosity
Replies: 91
Views: 12507

Re: Natural Luminosity

Malcolm, thanks for the post. Very interesting.

is the ground clear light experienced at death something else then? I always thought of this as literally experiencing light
by mzaur
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Some Questions about DC
Replies: 42
Views: 4479

Re: Some Questions about DC

Śakyamuni is one of the twelve teachers of Dzogchen teachings, beginning with Buddha Nanga Dampa and ending with Garab Dorje. Do we know what Dzogchen teachings Shakyamuni taught? Are there any tantras specifically revealed by Shakyamuni? If you read a little about Garab Dorjes life I think you wil...
by mzaur
Wed May 30, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6374
Views: 590730

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I have the following to give away, if anyone wants just PM me: Tundus Tundrin Tungyas dvd, Tun practice book, Supreme Source
by mzaur
Thu May 24, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 119429

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

I have also said that Dzogchen is a personal experience, as you well know. If someone comes to Dzogchen who is a rabbi, for example, they do not need to shed their rabbi skin just because they are a Dzogchen practitioner. They can continue just as they are. Dzogchen is not a matter of belief. Havin...
by mzaur
Wed May 23, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6374
Views: 590730

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Anyone want the new Guru Yoga book? I have a brand new copy that I want to give away (as long as you promise to do GY and eat your vegetables) - PM me only if you have received transmission
by mzaur
Tue May 22, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 119429

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Xabir elucidated the difference above :)
by mzaur
Tue May 22, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 119429

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

What Username has termed here "pure ultimate space" is just a synonym for emptiness. Of course, in Dzogchen, we are not focusing solely on emptiness but also on the innate potential for manifestation, inseparable from emptiness, which obviously can't be denied. If you remember that despite whatever...
by mzaur
Tue May 22, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 119429

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Actually, he is. I am talking about Ācārya Dharma Vajra in that article. He is talking about Madyamaka not Dzogchen Define empty. Is Atman free from extremes or not? Empty = lacking inherent existence, devoid of permanent substance, etc. Atman is not free from extremes. Atman is Brahman, and Brahma...
by mzaur
Tue May 22, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 119429

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Yes, Advaita does teach that there is an ultimate space which is the source of all reality, all phenomena. But this is wrong view according to Buddhadharma. The Chos dbyings mdzod states "Everything arises from the dharmadhātu, everything subsides into the dharmadhātu..." N Longchen sounds like a c...
by mzaur
Tue May 22, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 119429

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

It's actually very easy to differentiate the two. http://awakeningtoreality.blogspot.com/2009/02/madhyamika-buddhism-vis-vis-hindu.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Sridhar SJB Rana's reponse first of all is just crypto-realism: "First of all, to the Buddha and Nagarjuna, Samsara ...
by mzaur
Tue May 22, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 119429

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

What Username has termed here "pure ultimate space" is just a synonym for emptiness. Of course, in Dzogchen, we are not focusing solely on emptiness but also on the innate potential for manifestation, inseparable from emptiness, which obviously can't be denied. If you remember that despite whatever...
by mzaur
Tue May 22, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 119429

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Eckhart Tolle says experiential wise Dzogchen is identical with Advaita and Zen. Malcolm seems to be echoing the same words now. Not saying that's a bad thing. It's probably true. Eckhart Tolle only talks about presence. He hasn't realized non-dual yet. I don't see how Dzogchen and Zen can be exper...
by mzaur
Tue May 22, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 119429

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

But I am saying that when you study these things, philosophically, at any rate, it is very hard to show the difference between Advaita and Madhyamaka. [/quote] It's easy to differentiate the two. This is worth the read http://awakeningtoreality.blogspot.com/2009/02/madhyamika-buddhism-vis-vis-hindu...
by mzaur
Tue May 22, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 119429

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Eckhart Tolle says experiential wise Dzogchen is identical with Advaita and Zen. Malcolm seems to be echoing the same words now. Not saying that's a bad thing. It's probably true. Eckhart Tolle only talks about presence. He hasn't realized non-dual yet. I don't see how Dzogchen and Zen can be exper...
by mzaur
Tue May 22, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 119429

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

If we want to understand emptiness in Dzogchen, we do not need to engage in any analysis at all -- we need to merely reflect on the examples of illusion -- that is sufficient for understanding everything is unreal -- no analysis required, no fancy Madyamaka analysis, we don't even have to use the w...

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