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by krodha
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 9781

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Update

The title of this thread is somewhat vague. This really isn’t any old “update,” not that the title needs to state anything explicitly, but it falls short of capturing the importance of this, and could be easily overlooked.
by krodha
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 9781

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Update

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:14 am
please mods, delete this thread. let's keep this quiet as is supposed.
The Namkhai Family has announced it and therefore wish it to be known. No need to keep it quiet.
by krodha
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 9781

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

FROM MERIGAR ITALY: Dear friends, Tonight, Thursday 27 September, at 9 pm our beloved Master left this earthly existence in a serene and peaceful way, at his residence, Gadeling, Merigar. The Namkhai Family We ask everyone to respect the privacy of the Family and the request for silence and reflecti...
by krodha
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6244
Views: 565135

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Maybe this is a stupid question, but if one has the freedom and means to travel to Merigar (not to say that it would be easy, far from it) and is a student of ChNN, should it be endeavored at this time or is it better to practice at home? It's hard to know what to do in this situation. Now is the t...
by krodha
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6244
Views: 565135

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Nice turnout in Berkeley tonight. Our sangha is fairly small so glad to see numbers like this. Hopefully everywhere else is experiencing the same during this important time.

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by krodha
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3164

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

Also per Malcolm, from the sgra thal ‘gyur tantra: The faults of not meditating are: the characteristics of samsara appear to one, there is self and other, object and consciousness, the view is verbal, the field is perceptual, one is bound by afflictions, also one throws away the path of the buddhah...
by krodha
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3164

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

Noteworthy prior examples of what Malcolm has written on this subject: Samadhi/dhyāna is a natural mental factor, we all have it. The problem is that we naturally allow this mental factor to rest on afflictive objects such as HBO, books, video games, etc. Śamatha practice is the discipline of harnes...
by krodha
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3164

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

Śamatha needn’t be Dzogchen specific.

As mentioned above the mental factors that accompany the first dhyāna are an ideal foundation for Dzogchen practice. The “first dhyāna” means the initial dhyāna in the very same dhyānic strata cultivated in sūtrayāna.
by krodha
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 63
Views: 3033

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

Florin, I respected your wishes regarding not sharing restricted quotes in the public forum but there’s no way I’m continuing this discussion in the private messages. The prospect of a long drawn out discussion on pm is daunting. I always view these interactions as collective ventures in a way, in t...
by krodha
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 63
Views: 3033

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: 63
Views: 3033

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: 63
Views: 3033

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: 1109

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: 1109

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: 1109

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: 74
Views: 1813

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: 5612

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: 5612

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: 5612

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...

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