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by krodha
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: L ron gardner
Replies: 24
Views: 890

Re: L ron gardner

His ignorance is astounding. The subject of the most recent post he authored was a claim that Longchenpa promulgates the same transcendent "I" as Ramana Maharshi. His evidence was a brief section of Longchenpa's Dharmadhātu-ratna-kośa-nāma-vṛtti where he references an excerpt of the Kulayarāja tantr...
by krodha
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: L ron gardner
Replies: 24
Views: 890

Re: L ron gardner

I actually have no problem with someone claiming a personal understanding of Dzogchen which differs from how it’s normally taught (although how seriously they’ll be taken without serious scholarly and yogic credentials is an interesting question) or for that matter, disagreeing with the Dzogchen te...
by krodha
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: L ron gardner
Replies: 24
Views: 890

Re: L ron gardner

This Facebook quote was the best one though:
  • I say I have "cracked the code" and understand Dharma, including Buddhadharma and Dzogchen, on a level above anyone else writing on this stuff.
    -- L Ron Gardner

Like Cone said: you can't make this up!
by krodha
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 64
Views: 1595

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:55 am
krodha wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:21 am
Perhaps "grew into it like a weed" is better.
Sounds a bit disparaging.
Death to false dharma.
by krodha
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 64
Views: 1595

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:41 am
Adamantine wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:57 am
So then this must be something that's crept into Chinese Buddhism
from Taoism?

Well, "crept into" sounds kind of melodramatic.
Perhaps "grew into it like a weed" is better.
by krodha
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: dalai lama conflict science buddhism change
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: dalai lama conflict science buddhism change

The Dalai Lama also said: Buddhism draws the critical division differently— i.e., between sentience and non-sentience— because it is primarily interested in the alleviation of suffering and the quest for happiness. In Buddhism, the evolution of the cosmos and the emergence of the sentient beings wit...
by krodha
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17
Replies: 94
Views: 2641

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17

chimechodra wrote:The page currently says "Waiting for event to go live." I'm assuming it's the same for everyone else? Or am I at the wrong place? Either way, happy that this was organized :) :anjali:
Same for me, they took a half hour break. Will fire up again shortly with brief talk from Malcolm then lung.
by krodha
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 153
Views: 16485

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

The term "ultimate reality" does not exist in Buddhist texts. This is a very misleading English gloss. The terms we have for an "ultimate" are 1) ultimate truth, i.e, paramārtha or don dam , which means "ultimate meaning" or "ultimate sense"; suchness, i.e. tatāta or de bzhin nyid ; dharmatā or cho...
by krodha
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 153
Views: 16485

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Yes, of course [the Bhagavad Gita proposes a freedom from the cycle of birth and death], all Indian schools who propose liberation propose that liberation means freedom from the cycles of birth and death. Buddha disagreed with all of these schools completely, and taught it was only through adopting...
by krodha
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddha nature vs Soul
Replies: 81
Views: 2340

Re: Buddha nature vs Soul

It sounds quite strange, but I suppose not every Theravadin holds that view. Not all of them, but this view is gaining strength in online circles. Perhaps to some extent it is a view that was developed to contradict Mahayana? Perhaps, but I think it's more likely that some Theravadins simply place ...
by krodha
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddha nature vs Soul
Replies: 81
Views: 2340

Re: Buddha nature vs Soul

The aforementioned trend of indeterminacy in regards to selflessness [anātman] is strange given that the entire purpose of the skandhas, dhātus and āyatanas is to provide a model that demonstrates a lack of an enduring, core essence [svabhāva], which would be required for a self. But alas, some peop...
by krodha
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddha nature vs Soul
Replies: 81
Views: 2340

Re: Buddha nature vs Soul

Isn't that contradictory to the basics of buddhism, how can anyone say that the buddha did not answer whether there is a self or not. There is one instance in a sutta where the Buddha is asked directly whether there is a self or not and he remains silent because he knows the particular disciple he ...
by krodha
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddha nature vs Soul
Replies: 81
Views: 2340

Re: Buddha nature vs Soul

There is one instance in a sutta where the Buddha is asked directly whether there is a self or not and he remains silent because he knows the particular disciple he is addressing would only be further confused by an answer. Somehow these examples have been misinterpreted as "the Buddha never teachi...
by krodha
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddha nature vs Soul
Replies: 81
Views: 2340

Re: Buddha nature vs Soul

Behoves us all to remember that when the Buddha was asked 'does the self exist, or not' that he didn't answer. This is a strange narrative some Theravadins founded that has now seeped into many corners of the internet. Has led to much indeterminate confusion. Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu Is at the root of it...
by krodha
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddha nature vs Soul
Replies: 81
Views: 2340

Re: Buddha nature vs Soul

Behoves us all to remember that when the Buddha was asked 'does the self exist, or not' that he didn't answer. This is a strange narrative some Theravadins founded that has now seeped into many corners of the internet. Has led to much indeterminate confusion. Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu Is at the root of it...
by krodha
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tögal for dzogchen beginners?
Replies: 126
Views: 17966

Re: Tögal for dzogchen beginners?

Am I missing something? Is webcast worldwide transmission on guru yoga sufficient to start the Togal practice on our own? Thanks. Yes. You are missing a teacher who can guide you. No, WWT is not sufficient. Hi Malcolm, How closely can these top teachers work with individual students? From my experi...
by krodha
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddha nature vs Soul
Replies: 81
Views: 2340

Re: Buddha nature vs Soul

smcj wrote:Of course the alayavijnana, the 8th consciousness which goes from life to life, has bee accused of being akin to a soul.
You really like souls and Jesus.
by krodha
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thodgal
Replies: 31
Views: 1872

Re: Thodgal

Dear Friends I would like to learn Thodgal. I read there are gazing visual and breathing exercises. Which are best books to get instruction? Are there illustrations for the exercises? Thank you Kathy It is important to receive instructions on thögal from a living teacher. Really any and everything ...
by krodha
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 12094

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

Via Dzogchungpa's signature: Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Well, either he is disingenuous, ill informed, or open minded. Given how open ...
by krodha
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 12094

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

Again, I am truly sorry if I am coming across as angry or upset. this You aren't coming across as angry or upset at all. I caught some hints of salt. The learned and accomplished "Dzogchenpas" of DW get kind of agitated when anyone disagrees with Malcolm and often engage in projection as a coping m...