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by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music
Replies: 46
Views: 2869

Re: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music

philji wrote:I know very little about Dzogchen but am wondering if Dzogchen has a point of view? If so what is it? Just curious.
The view is tawa, lta-ba, direct, nonconceptual vision of the ground, which is our true condition of completeness.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?
Replies: 69
Views: 2865

Re: The doctrine of no-self - teaching device or metaphysical truth?

Since the only truth is beyond concepts what else can "no-self" be except a method, i.e. a teaching device. Since nothing exists everything is method.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question about processes
Replies: 139
Views: 5477

Re: Question about processes

Wayfarer wrote:Awful avatar, if you don't mind me saying.
That is incidental.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question about processes
Replies: 139
Views: 5477

Re: Question about processes

... Madhyamaka philosophers emphasize a distinction between the actual ultimate (the actual nature of reality that is completely beyond all concepts and elaborations) and the approximate ultimate (trying to approximate the ultimate by describing it as a negation). Madhyamaka uses negation as a tool...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question about processes
Replies: 139
Views: 5477

Re: Question about processes

Wayfarer wrote:... the notion that 'awakening is a temporary experience' doesn't actually square with the teachings ...
Since temporary and eternal are simply ideas, awakening has nothing to do with either.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Free Speech Wars Have Begun
Replies: 82
Views: 3447

Re: The Free Speech Wars Have Begun

Malcolm wrote:I don't see left wing people facing down the ATF and FBI, armed to the teeth, anywhere.
That's because they're too busy snorting their cocaine in between their bisexual sex orgies in their New York penthouses the day after drafting their book proposals about raising the awareness of arugula.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Flower Ornament Sutra -- did Shakyamuni Buddha really talk like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Flower Ornament Sutra -- did Shakyamuni Buddha really talk like this?

Thus I have heard. At one time, the Buddha was in the country of Magadha, at the bodhi field of Áranya-dharma, upon initially realizing Proper Enlightenment. ... Innumerable Bodhisattvas and all the assemblies in their bodhimandas gathered there together, issuing the light of all Buddhas and inconc...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Free Speech Wars Have Begun
Replies: 82
Views: 3447

Re: The Free Speech Wars Have Begun

Grigoris wrote:Then ask yourself if you would trust anybody that believed what Icke says.
You are only saying that because you are in cahoots with our Anunaki overlords.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Shikantaza and Mahamudra
Replies: 12
Views: 1032

Re: Shikantaza and Mahamudra

Buddhists are even more humorless than the Catholics.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Retroactivity of Awakening
Replies: 40
Views: 1825

Re: Retroactivity of Awakening

Minobu wrote:what is MMK
and it is a nice post by the way..i will reread it a few times...like all things like this one needs to study it.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C5%ABla ... 1rik%C4%81
:twothumbsup:
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Retroactivity of Awakening
Replies: 40
Views: 1825

Re: Retroactivity of Awakening

if there was a time when no one was deluded and there would be a time when there were no Buddhas. Fro there would be nothing to save... A nonstatic time is not grasped. Nothing one could grasp as Stationary time exists. If time is not grasped, how is it known? If time depends on an entity, Then wit...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Retroactivity of Awakening
Replies: 40
Views: 1825

Re: Retroactivity of Awakening

In my next incarnation the age of the universe may have changed.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Shikantaza and Mahamudra
Replies: 12
Views: 1032

Re: Shikantaza and Mahamudra

Matylda wrote:I cannot understand why there are so often attempts to compare different traditions ...
If we can't denigrate other traditions what else would there be to talk about?
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Retroactivity of Awakening
Replies: 40
Views: 1825

Re: Retroactivity of Awakening

Once upon a time there was a man. Every 100 years he was permitted to walk from the east coast of the US and drop one grain of sand in the Grand Canyon. When the Grand Canyon was full, he was permitted to drop one grain of sand into a second Grand Canyon. Then he had to start again with the first Gr...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: THE ART OF SEXUAL KUNG FU - inner alchemy
Replies: 22
Views: 1279

Re: THE ART OF SEXUAL KUNG FU - inner alchemy

It's a good article, but those techniques should be approached with caution. IMHO the costumes should be chosen with utmost care. The last time I found a clown hat, a little nose horn, a witch's tunic and wizard's cap with appropriate cups and wands. Also remember, if you fall asleep, keep your eyes...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: how to be a buddhist?
Replies: 43
Views: 2614

Re: how to be a buddhist?

I think (danger :smile: ) that many on this forum talk about Buddhism but at least in the forum, do not practice it. You are correct. I was just talking to someone from this forum the other day who was drinking a kale smoothie and who was not even a Buddhist. IMHO to be a Buddhist you must surrende...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Meditation and Pain
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: Meditation and Pain

The first example you are referring to is probably Thich Quang Duc, a South Vietnamese monk who self-immolated to protest the oppression of Buddhists in that country.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 31960

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Vidyavajra wrote:Excuse me if I’m misunderstanding you, but I was under the impression that “non-existence, period” is one of the extremes, and falls into nihilism, i.e., not being the truth of the Middle Way.
I wouldn't worry. Statements like that can't cause much harm.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 31960

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Truth is not Advaitic Truth and Zen Truth and Dzogchen Truth - it is one Truth. Good day. It's not the same, because monism is different from emptiness. Emptiness is nonexistence, period. A non-affirming negation. Not mystical nonexistence, not "pregnant" nonexistence, not being-nonexistence, nonex...