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by krodha
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 299
Views: 5853

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

practitioner wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:45 am
I've been reading this thread wondering when he would come up. I'm curious if he now gets the same benefit of the doubt as the Aro folks?
Jax actively demeans his teachers and essentially lies about the extent of his personal and experiential knowledge of the teachings.
by krodha
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 299
Views: 5853

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:45 am
Some of Jax's stuff I see on FB from time to time seems pretty well spoken to me.
Used car salesmen are also known for being well spoken.
by krodha
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 41
Views: 677

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

Btw guys, is not the name "baptism" my business on this, but the bound made to this deva... Even the presumption that the religion in question is connected to some sort of deva is lending a bit too much credibility in their direction, in my opinion. I was baptized as a child and attended Sunday sch...
by krodha
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 299
Views: 5853

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

I attended an Aro puja in Alameda (not too far from Pema Osel Ling) maybe 8 years ago before the local sangha disbanded, wasn't my cup of tea but nice people. The practice was done primarily in English which is unique.
by krodha
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 3553

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Everyone one has a choice in their lives, some choose to follow a guru, some follow a career, some practice in solidary, some devote to study of sutra and develop their own thesis, some a mixture of this and that, I myself am a mixture of career and study. Direct introduction is important, but it i...
by krodha
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 3553

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

That's right, only apply to the scriptures concern where just seeing those words, we can establish with certainty whether the scriptures are definitive. Other sources we have to verify by the meaning being communicated and not just the words. This is quite damning for your so-called "third turning."
by krodha
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 3553

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Also, the vast majority of "third turning" sūtras require a great deal of interpretation. Their expositions are certainly not direct and explicit in meaning. Rather they are indirect and implicit, requiring interpretation. Which often why we see the literal minded err into substantialism and eternal...
by krodha
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 3553

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

These are of the second turning which are considered definitive only with interpretation. The tripitaka is very systematic and strict on what is definitive and what is not. The above criterias are fixed (not subject to doubt) and there are more. The "three turning" model became big in Tibet and Eas...
by krodha
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN retreats?
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: ChNN retreats?

The dates labeled "retreat" with no additional info are most likely "to be announced" at a later time. Most DC retreats consist of Rinpoche's teaching in the morning along with an opportunity to meet with Rinpoche afterwards, and then dancing later in the afternoon. Depending on the location there m...
by krodha
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 3553

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

It seems so according to logic, reason as well as common sense, but if one had read a chinese definitive scriptures before will say otherwise, only the buddha knows better what is in his scriptures and we should follow the advice that he has stated in the sutras. Like beauty, what is definitive in ...
by krodha
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 3553

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

In any case, the Mahāyāna Sūtrālaṃkara , a summary of the third turning sūtras, beautifully states: This is not a definitive sutra since it discusses sentient beings and samsara. My point of the citation is just to answer your two questions. Your first question is rooted in the basis of nondefiniti...
by krodha
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 3553

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Relevant stories about Sabchu Tulku and a siddha by the name of Lama Tenje: Here is another story about the previous Sabchu Tulku - not the child who lives nowadays in Swayambhu, but in one of his former lives. The first Sabchu was a disciple of Situ Pema Nyingje, Jamgön Kongtrül and Jamyang Khyents...
by krodha
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 3553

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

You'd think after a multi-year hiatus we would get a different Jyoti.
by krodha
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Do Admins/Mods have access to read our PMs?
Replies: 22
Views: 588

Re: Do Admins/Mods have access to read our PMs?

Probably just means you need to delete some messages. You are only allowed 100 in your box at a time.
by krodha
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?
Replies: 34
Views: 1126

Re: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?

At any rate, the last time you posted here some years ago there was a huge language barrier issue, so hopefully we can remain mindful of that. I am not aware I have change any of my language now as compare to that time. And I basically intented to use certain preferred term hoping my audience read ...
by krodha
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?
Replies: 34
Views: 1126

Re: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?

But this is directed at you, so take it or leave it: my advice for dealing with difficult situations in everyday life would be to remain mindful of impermanence and the apparent peaks and valleys of experience. You will have difficult times, and you will have good times. Fully expect difficult time...
by krodha
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?
Replies: 34
Views: 1126

Re: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?

The force of prajñā in instances of equipoise burns away mental obscuration, and said afflictions are not dispelled any other way. Like a massive release of tension in one's continuum, and then in post-equipoise negative emotions are diminished, in some cases nearly altogether. Certainly altogether...
by krodha
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?
Replies: 34
Views: 1126

Re: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?

The force of prajñā in instances of equipoise burns away mental obscuration, and said afflictions are not dispelled any other way. Like a massive release of tension in one's continuum, and then in post-equipoise negative emotions are diminished, in some cases nearly altogether. Certainly altogether...
by krodha
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?
Replies: 34
Views: 1126

Re: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?

The force of prajñā in instances of equipoise burns away mental obscuration, and said afflictions are not dispelled any other way. Like a massive release of tension in one's continuum, and then in post-equipoise negative emotions are diminished, in some cases nearly altogether. Certainly altogether ...
by krodha
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?
Replies: 34
Views: 1126

Re: pre-emptive contemplation in difficult situations?

We all get distracted in out lives and all have times that we get completely lost and/or emotionally hijacked. It seems like it could be a good idea to practice guruyoga, get into a state of contemplation, and then intentionally think about the type of situation that would trigger me, with the goal...