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by Andrew108
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & rainbow body
Replies: 91
Views: 9809

Re: Dzogchen & rainbow body

Dzogchen attitude is quite unique. Very special. The idea of wanting to have rainbow body or wanting to achieve enlightenment doesn't fit. I guess, according to you , that ChNN is a fool then for having stated countless times that he hopes he can achieve rainbow body, that he wants to achieve rainb...
by Andrew108
Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: On Nirvana
Replies: 25
Views: 2141

Re: On Nirvana

This is from a commentary on the Kunjed Gyalpo. So this is coming from a Dzogchen POV.
by Andrew108
Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & rainbow body
Replies: 91
Views: 9809

Re: Dzogchen & rainbow body

So the "primal" mind does not only have the passive ability for insight, but also has the active force to "dissolve" things or to transform them. Well perhaps it seems to you that I'm being unfriendly and I apologise if that's the case. If we look at the idea you have posted then this is behind the...
by Andrew108
Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: On Nirvana
Replies: 25
Views: 2141

Re: On Nirvana

And yet there are consequences............. Dutsi Chuthig states: "I manifest in everything in the universe. Although I appear everywhere, I cannot be seen. Relax in the realm which cannot be seen. I pervade the entire animate and inanimate universe. Although I pervade everything, I cannot be identi...
by Andrew108
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & rainbow body
Replies: 91
Views: 9809

Re: Dzogchen & rainbow body

Aspiration for rainbow body and aspiration for liberation are not the same thing. Liberation is the exhaustion of craving and it is this attitude of not craving that one brings to ones practice in order to end this craving. To replace one type of craving (worldly) with another (spiritual) is not the...
by Andrew108
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: On Nirvana
Replies: 25
Views: 2141

Re: On Nirvana

Baselessness or unconditioned isn't a thing - so it isn't a conditioned state or object. But it does have energy and consequences. This is a key issue that sometimes gets ignored. It is not that you can find this baselessness and yet this not finding has consequences and therefore it is wrong to say...
by Andrew108
Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & rainbow body
Replies: 91
Views: 9809

Re: Dzogchen & rainbow body

Citation, Andrew. In the Mejung Chapter 23. The Marvelous Primordial State: The Mejung Tantra. And so you conclude from these citations that one ought not wish for freedom from suffering? That the entire Buddhist path is mere foolishness? That the wish to attain awakening (bodhicitta) should be giv...
by Andrew108
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & rainbow body
Replies: 91
Views: 9809

Re: Dzogchen & rainbow body

Citation, Andrew. In the Mejung Chapter 23. The Marvelous Primordial State: The Mejung Tantra. "When one becomes expert in all views, all training collapses. Any form of training is not the [real] training. Not training in anything is the training of me, the wise one." About this passage Nubchen Sa...
by Andrew108
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & rainbow body
Replies: 91
Views: 9809

Re: Dzogchen & rainbow body

Malcolm wrote:
Andrew108 wrote:There is another key concept in Dzogchen which is something like 'those who wish to achieve are the ones who will never achieve'.
Oh really, in what Dzogchen teaching is this taught? Citation please.
It's outlined in Kunjed Gyalpo, Mejung. Nubchen writes about it as does ChNN.
by Andrew108
Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & rainbow body
Replies: 91
Views: 9809

Re: Dzogchen & rainbow body

There is another key concept in Dzogchen which is something like 'those who wish to achieve are the ones who will never achieve'. This actually takes precedence over the wish to attain buddhahood and go rainbow. Something to consider.
by Andrew108
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: On Nirvana
Replies: 25
Views: 2141

Re: On Nirvana

Abhidamma texts speak of nirvana as an ultimate in that it can't be stripped down to something more essential or basic. In these texts it is referred to as the unconditioned or deathlessness or baselessness. Actually even in Dzogchen texts the so-called ultimate nature of reality is said to be basel...
by Andrew108
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & rainbow body
Replies: 91
Views: 9809

Re: Dzogchen & rainbow body

Can I ask you why it is you would like to achieve rainbow body?
by Andrew108
Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for Esoteric Buddhists
Replies: 25
Views: 3055

Re: Question for Esoteric Buddhists

Mkoll wrote:
Yuren wrote:
Sherab Dorje wrote:You are a Vajrayana practitioner Yuren?
Why do you ask?
Yuren says "your tradition" in his first post so one would assume he doesn't practice "your tradition" but "his tradition". If he does in fact practice Vajrayana, then he would be disingenuous in using those words.
Chill out. Let him ask.
by Andrew108
Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for Esoteric Buddhists
Replies: 25
Views: 3055

Re: Question for Esoteric Buddhists

Yes as Alfredo said. Some teachings are kept secret because perhaps the students would freak out and start quoting doctrine. Teachings such as there is no cause and effect. No Buddhahood. No path. Those types of teachings.
by Andrew108
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: still new...questions on mindstream
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: still new...questions on mindstream

I'm so incredibly new to all of this. The more I learn and practice, the more questions I have. How do you know the difference between a random/coincidental dream vs one with meaning. Is it possible for a lama/rinpoche who you may or may not know to enter your dreams? How would they do this? Especi...
by Andrew108
Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: In the eyes of Mahayana
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: In the eyes of Mahayana

Hello, A couple of questions if I may; 1) Can someone clarify how the Mahayana schools see Theravadin practices like Vipassana and the Jhanas? 2) Does 'Emptiness' as described by the Prasangikas fit into the Pali Canon or is it a whole new interpretation? Thanks, M... Vipassana is a key method of p...
by Andrew108
Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Physicalist Theory of Mind
Replies: 250
Views: 13304

Re: A Physicalist Theory of Mind

Ok, a little time out. What are the definitions of: physicalist Thinks minds come from brains. Well....Yes a physicalist would say that minds come from brains, but if we open up the terms a little we know that the relationship between consciousness and the brain is very intimate and that according ...
by Andrew108
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Unreality of Thoughts
Replies: 167
Views: 7608

Re: Unreality of Thoughts

I have stated that interdependence is emptiness. In fact I would go as far as to say that the universe is full and that absence is refering only to the fact that whilst full, nothing in the universe has it's own identity. This is what makes the universe tick. There is no emptiness to be found. Even ...
by Andrew108
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Physicalist Theory of Mind
Replies: 250
Views: 13304

Re: A Physicalist Theory of Mind

@smcj. Yes I'm a monist. But just to make it more complicated, I understand both existence and non-existance to be characteristics only. And you see monism as being compatible with materialism? I see it as being on the extreme other end of the scale. Again it depends on how you define matter. It's ...