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by MalaBeads
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dog's Tooth.
Replies: 41
Views: 760

Re: The Dog's Tooth.

But aren't all sounds one and the same? I mean, what's the point of correct pronunciation if all sound is the same? Couldn't you just use swear words instead of mantras? Makes things easier and understandable,especially if you want to be free from samsara. Until you actually realize it, all sounds ...
by MalaBeads
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Dog's Tooth.
Replies: 41
Views: 760

Re: The Dog's Tooth.

I have no idea if I am a "better source" but I have heard the story too before.
by MalaBeads
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1805

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Just as the horns on rabbits' heads, Do not exist except in the imagination, Phenomena are all precisely like that, Merely imagined, having no existence. - Dharmadhātustava So many things are "merely imagined." I have been wanting to bring up the topic of imagination in tantra in any case. Imagine ...
by MalaBeads
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 65
Views: 1336

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

MalaBeads wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:55 am
Good advice. Don't pay attention to the lineage, just find a good teacher.
by MalaBeads
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 65
Views: 1336

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

Good advice.
by MalaBeads
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17361

Re: The DJKR Topic

I remember the thrill of having a Tibetan name given to me. The delights of discovering momos and Tibetan tea. But it is all too easy to stay there. To become a play Tibetan. To be weekend Tibetans. Yes, I would agree. Perhaps most of the people simply are not ready to be authentic practitioners. M...
by MalaBeads
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17361

Re: The DJKR Topic

Malcolm wrote:
The regent was a western practitioner, he was expected to fail anyway.


By whom?
by MalaBeads
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 45
Views: 1799

Re: enlightment in one life

People say that you must see life like a dream. But Buddha said, "I am awake." Awake, not dreaming. Wake up people!
by MalaBeads
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1256

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

conebeckham wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:45 am

My personal feeling is that an 11 year old can't really be said to have "Trained" in any major way in practice. No matter who one's teacher is. I'm sure there are exceptions.

I would agree. That's why I put "training" in quotes.
by MalaBeads
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1256

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

conebeckham wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:25 pm
Lingpupa wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:22 pm
That wasn't Dudjom R was it? I thought it was Jamyang Khyentse Ch Lodro? (Sorry, writing on mobile phone)
Yes, JKCL. He died in 1959, when Sogyal Rinpoche was 10 or 11 years old.
Yes, JKCL. My most sincere apologies. Hmmm, guess I have to rethink the family link thing.
by MalaBeads
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1256

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

It's more than just "saving face" I think. One of the things that has not been mentioned is the family connection. Sogyal Rinpoche was raised "like a son" by Dudjom Rinpoche as he (Sogyal Rinpoche) so often said. He used to sleep in a small bed at the foot of Dudjom Rinpoche's bed. So there is a fam...
by MalaBeads
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1256

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

Johnny Dangerous wrote: I like what I heave read from Ringu Tulku a lot.

Ditto.
by MalaBeads
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1256

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

I have to say that I did find it difficult to sort out exactly what djkr was saying.
by MalaBeads
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1256

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

Thank you for your participation, smcj.
by MalaBeads
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1256

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

It's no wonder that the lamas tell you to stick to only one teacher. These guys don't agree on very much apparently. It certainly was simpler in old Tibet. Your parents "surrendered" you to a local monastery and you learned that way, end of story. You didn't have any say in this because you were so ...
by MalaBeads
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1256

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

I think smcj means to contrast ringo tulku's gy with djkr's. (Although the I could be wrong, please speak up if I am, smcj)
by MalaBeads
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 2695

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

The Heart of Compassion: The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva by Dilgo Khyentse So here the context is the five powers, and "faith" is the first. However, not all teachers uses the English term "faith" for this first point. Chogyal Namkhai Norbu presents it as "Participation". A...
by MalaBeads
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17361

Re: The DJKR Topic

Malcolm wrote:My certainty in the teachings isn't based on faith.
in utmost sincerity, what is it based on?
by MalaBeads
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17361

Re: The DJKR Topic

My question is: does djkr have pure perception? Somehow this entire conversation would rest more easily with me if I could be sure that this is something he himself has 'accomplished' I guess we will never know but can only assume. Therein is the problem.
by MalaBeads
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17361

Re: The DJKR Topic

Of possible interest: https://tricycle.org/magazine/quit-guru-yoga/ Is there any evidence he practiced guru yoga in the first place? I remember quite well Stephen Batchelor speaking at Green Gulch Farm. At the 'tea on the deck' session afterwards I went up to him and asked him who his teacher was. ...