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by krodha
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Immutable Nature of the Primordial State
Replies: 63
Views: 1600

Re: Immutable Nature of the Primordial State

smcj wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:08 pm
Saying it is separate and Real is just adding emphasis.
Is it though?
by krodha
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: rtsal, shared samsaric vision, “other” sentient beings
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: rtsal, shared samsaric vision, “other” sentient beings

The view is that the so-called external world is not mind, nor is it other than mind.

Adepts such as Longchenpa were very cautious in their explanation of this issue and are in no way advocating for a concrete, artifact-like external world.
by krodha
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Immutable Nature of the Primordial State
Replies: 63
Views: 1600

Re: Immutable Nature of the Primordial State

I struggle to see any difference between shentong and a Madhyamaka-Yogacara synthesis. If I recall correctly, Brunnholzl makes the argument that what is called shentong is simply that. In any case, gzhan stong as a view in itself is at odds with Dzogchen... however describing Dzogchen as a Madhyama...
by krodha
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: rtsal, shared samsaric vision, “other” sentient beings
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: rtsal, shared samsaric vision, “other” sentient beings

Hi all! So, if all appearances are rtsal manifestations of the basis of each individual, then is it the case that the rtsal manifestations are shared “vision” among samsaric sentient beings? Also, if all appearances are the energy of the basis of each individual, then how are appearances shared by ...
by krodha
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Immutable Nature of the Primordial State
Replies: 63
Views: 1600

Re: Immutable Nature of the Primordial State

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:25 pm
Nine of these passages support your claim.
Mine or smcj’s?
by krodha
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: rtsal, shared samsaric vision, “other” sentient beings
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: rtsal, shared samsaric vision, “other” sentient beings

The uniqueness of the Dzogchen cosmogony is maintained up through the onset of the imputing ignorance [kun brtags] and then the ālaya forms and you can look to the Yogācāra container universe model. The collective traces of sentient beings manifest a common reality that coincides with the karmic dis...
by krodha
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: rtsal, shared samsaric vision, “other” sentient beings
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: rtsal, shared samsaric vision, “other” sentient beings

Hi all! So, if all appearances are rtsal manifestations of the basis of each individual, then is it the case that the rtsal manifestations are shared “vision” among samsaric sentient beings? Also, if all appearances are the energy of the basis of each individual, then how are appearances shared by ...
by krodha
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Immutable Nature of the Primordial State
Replies: 63
Views: 1600

Re: Immutable Nature of the Primordial State

Page 300 of "The Big Red Book" in the chapter titled "Superiority of Atiyoga". Remember, he is not discussing sutra here. He is discussing Dzogchen and why it is superior to the lower 8 yanas. Also worthy of note is the fact that he says that Nagarjuna/2nd Turning and Asanga/3rd Turning are both co...
by krodha
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1845

Re: all or nothing? what will it be....

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:21 pm
krodha wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:10 am
The Buddhist view of emptiness is an epistemic insight into the misconception of ontological entities which reveals ontology is truly impossible.
Negation of ontology is also impossible.
A perception of ontological status is a figment of ignorance.
by krodha
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10554

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Snowbear, you’ve got to understand that for a lot of guys on this board Malcolm is like some kind of god and whatever he says is gospel, even when it contradicts other things he’s said. For saying what everyone knows but doesn't want to say, he deserves the title. Neither of you have any businesss ...
by krodha
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 363
Views: 31019

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Now, there are Buddhist masters and texts that talk about mind essence or self-existing wakefulness (Rangjung Yeshe). If one cannot distinguish between these two (i.e. Withness and self-existing wakefulness), one will definitely dwell in the middle of both assertions for a long time. “Self-existing...
by krodha
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1845

Re: all or nothing? what will it be....

Buddhism is like the negative photo of Hinduism: Buddhism sees the self as ultimately empty, and if everything is empty, then all is One too. Phenomena that are empty are unfindable. It is impossible to posit a universal or singular entity if no entities can be located. Hinduism, specifically non-d...
by krodha
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 363
Views: 31019

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

this master must have refined his insight to a degree that others have not. There no accomplishment that you or any master (even crazy wise ones) will ever attain, that othrs have not. Think of enlightenment as subtraction more than addition (see removing obscuration/buddha nature/etc...). Dont for...
by krodha
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 363
Views: 31019

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

Brahman, taught right, is just a metaphor/raft to be left behind at "the other shore." But it's the last, stickiest metaphor to go in Advaita. That is debatable. An Advaita teacher I know said that he’s only encountered a single master of Advaita state that even Brahman or consciousness is not foun...
by krodha
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1845

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

smcj wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:57 pm
Correction: Situ R’s “Ground, Path and Friution” Rangtong Ma-yin-gag view.
Correction to what?
by krodha
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1845

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

Khenpo Tsultrim is one of the leading proponents of the Karma Kagyu view on Shentong alive today. And he is certainly aware of the taboo of having the same view as Advaita Vedanta. So when Malcolm bragged... I once forced Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso to admit (I have a witness, incidentally) that there w...
by krodha
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1845

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

The Buddha specifically and categorically denied that view. True, Sakyamuni specifically and categorically denied that view. No doubt about that. But all the Karmapas since Ranjung Dorje (Karmapa III, 1284-1339) have embraced it. So it kinda depends on which authority you’re referencing. You seem t...
by krodha
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 4578

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

I know this is only part of the way back to the original topic, but I wanted to share this: a bit of digging turns up strong evidence (I'd put it at 98% confidence) that "omega point" is a pen name for one Daniel Ingram. Make of it what you will. Could be, but this Omega Point character has always ...
by krodha
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 4578

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

What is unconvincing or does not make sense, for example? The whole preoccupation with painting the samsaric modes of becoming as a perpetual tragedy of endless suffering, thus stirring denigrating judgments and devaluations, cultivating aversions, cultivating volitions to cessate it all, escape it...
by krodha
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 4578

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

..but I'm afraid I find the buddhist underpinnings not very convincing at all. I have ordered and read some books about dzogchen, and while much of it makes very much sense, the parts occupying themselves with buddhist philosophy and assumptions do not. What is unconvincing or does not make sense, ...

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