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by krodha
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 55
Views: 1678

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

Here we are talking about essential views of yanas and not about explanations of inner workings or processes. This is not entirely true. It is very useful if we can make a distinction between view that represents the essence of a given teaching and classifications, categorizations and explanations ...
by krodha
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 55
Views: 1678

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

There are lots of dzogchenpa's that hold the following view: When the mind is deluded, that is cyclic existence. If the mind is undeluded, that is called enlightenment. Unfortunately this is completely incorrect . Such a view is not incorrect. The fact that phenomena are already liberated does not ...
by krodha
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 55
Views: 1678

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

There are lots of dzogchenpa's that hold the following view: When the mind is deluded, that is cyclic existence. If the mind is undeluded, that is called enlightenment. Unfortunately this is completely incorrect . Such a view is not incorrect. The fact that phenomena are already liberated does not ...
by krodha
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kenshō the first Bhumi?
Replies: 22
Views: 833

Re: Kenshō the first Bhumi?

Thanks for your insight Meido. You and I are saying the same thing, just coming from two different traditions. When I say “equipoise” [tib. mnyam bzhag] I mean samadhi infused with prajñā just as you describe. In the system I practice, Dzogchen, the path is likewise considered incomplete until equip...
by krodha
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kenshō the first Bhumi?
Replies: 22
Views: 833

Re: Kenshō the first Bhumi?

Realization and insight are always sudden and immediate An unstable realisation is not realisation at all, only a passing feeling. Attaining a stage of the path means not losing it later. The insight is what one does not lose, but the experiential equipoise resting in a direct knowledge of one’s na...
by krodha
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kenshō the first Bhumi?
Replies: 22
Views: 833

Re: Kenshō the first Bhumi?

is Kenshō considered the first Bhumi Going by the stages is the gradual path. Seeing nature means the realisation of buddha-mind, and as such it is the attainment of buddhahood. "[The teaching that one can] cultivate the six perfections and the myriad practices in order to achieve Buddhahood—this i...
by krodha
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 71
Views: 1015

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

passel wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:26 pm
How is that different from a place that is not a power place?
The region in general is clearly a hotbed of conflict, tumultuous uprising and activity of the like.
by krodha
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 4635

Re: Who is America ?

The point isn’t to advocate for violence, but rather to convey that non-violent solutions are generally ineffective with these types of people. Imagine if MLK had that view... Imagine how much more black people would have been beaten and/or died. Anyone who tells others that violence is the only wa...
by krodha
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 4635

Re: Who is America ?

The point isn’t to advocate for violence, but rather to convey that non-violent solutions are generally ineffective with these types of people.
by krodha
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 4635

Re: Who is America ?

A lot of fascists were routinely punched when I was a kid going to punk rock shows in the Bay Area. Some were killed unfortunately. The violence was effective. We didn’t have nazis in the Bay Area scene. Nowadays things are different. The older crews who had the zero tolerance policies towards fasci...
by krodha
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Immutable Nature of the Primordial State
Replies: 68
Views: 2251

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: 40
Views: 1412

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: 68
Views: 2251

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: 40
Views: 1412

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: 68
Views: 2251

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: 40
Views: 1412

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: 40
Views: 1412

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: 68
Views: 2251

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: 2097

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: 11538

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 ...

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