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by krodha
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kyab Rig
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Kyab Rig

This is very helpful. I always felt there was some contradiction or a missing explanation with regard to the sequence of matter, light, yeshe, and I had in fact meant to ask this question for a long time. Would it be possible to say a bit more about the two types of pristine consciousness and how t...
by krodha
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dog thread
Replies: 39
Views: 578

Re: Dog thread

I don't like dogs. Ha
by krodha
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: Goodbye

Excerpt from a peterson speech: And I'm tellin ya BUCKO you don't want to go there, it's a really dark place. And once you get there it's hard to get out. Solzhenitsyn talks about this, and I've read Solzhenitsyn. It's DARK STUFF BUCKO. Never mind that the CIA wrote it, it's DARK STUFF. And you don...
by krodha
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

Re: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

Krodha, from my perspective you were trying to correct a Theravada practitioner about the true nature of reality. Just offering other perspectives in a setting where the Theravada position is highly promulgated and said views tend to err into substantialism. The Theravadins on Reddit are good at re...
by krodha
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

Re: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

Again, Kyle, this is too narrow. But I am not going to discuss it here other than to say one does not need to be an ārya to be said to know Dzogchen directly and experientially. You are mixing up sūtra and Dzogchen here. I was attempting to offer an example of another distinction that is somewhat s...
by krodha
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

Re: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

And the "Dzogchenpa" distinction allows both of us to maintain our points of view in a rather harmonious way. Maybe check out my second post that wasn't approved until later, it might be worth entertaining. Seems 'dzogchenpa' can be used in both contexts. Both dictionaries define it as 'practitione...
by krodha
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

Re: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

Yes we can have different opinions so here's mine—you're teaching dzogchen on reddit and positing some questionable views. I've never taught Dzogchen in my life and have no interest in doing so. Saying someone practicing according to empowerment/instruction isn't practicing dzogchen just seems like...
by krodha
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

Re: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

Actually, I use the term generally and don't believe I'm in a position to "delegate" it. You assign it the meaning you feel is appropriate, just as I do. This was your main premise, that because the people at our retreats might lack recognition (according to you), they aren't practicing dzogchen. R...
by krodha
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

Re: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

So far, I haven't seen a case made for why it matters. It doesn't matter, ultimately. I personally view a "Dzogchenpa" as someone who has come to know something quite specific about the nature of their own mind and phenomena. The notion isn't something I attribute or delegate loosely. You choose to...
by krodha
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

Re: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:33 am
Yup, but let’s be sure not to turn that nature into an object too.
I try to remain mindful of that.
by krodha
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

Re: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

Just don't see the point in establishing this rigid intellectual trapping of the word. They have Theravadins, Mahayanists, Tantrikas, etc., but those in dzogchen lineages can't be called dzogchenpas? Doesn't seem to make sense. We have tulkus in our lineage and even at a few years old, I don't have...
by krodha
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

Re: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

That you or your family are not practicing Dzogchen is not an assertion I made. I merely asked what it means to be an "atiyogin." I feel Malcolm's distinction between a "Dzogchen practitioner" and a "Dzogchenpa" answers the question in a way that satisfies both sides of the inquiry. You asserted th...
by krodha
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

Re: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

Krodha, I wasn't so offended but for me, saying I practice dzogchen isn't a big deal considering that's all I've been around since I was a kid. Then you're essentially saying that me and my family are not practicing dzogchen (multiple times) so I was really just pointing out the ridiculousness of t...
by krodha
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

Re: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

The guy you are arguing with does have a point; you don't know yourself for sure if someone really is resting in their nature of mind, in fact you can't even know unless you have some siddhis. But in the end, does it really matter to you? That's between the guru and student. This was my point thoug...
by krodha
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

Re: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:09 am
krodha wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:49 pm
The first instance of recognizing said nature is the point that "practicing Dzogchen" begins, at least in my understanding.

This is when you become a Dzogchenpa, not just a Dzogchen practitioner.
Makes sense.
by krodha
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

Re: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

This is too narrow a definition. If you are practicing practices characteristic of Dzogchen, etc., then you are a Dzogchen practitioner. For example, if you are solely a practitioner of Lamdre, you are not a Dzogchen practitioner. On the other hand, there is no difference in meaning between Dzogche...
by krodha
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

Re: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

ChNNR says in 'Longchenpa's Advice from the Heart' At the beginning, we may dwell in our real potentiality or real nature for five or ten seconds in a period of twenty-four hours. Then, applying the practice more and more, we may be able to remain for some minutes, then for some hours, thus becomin...
by krodha
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

Re: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

My point was this: I wouldn't call someone a mechanic if they have never touched a car engine. These individuals may be practitioners engaged in sadhānas, sure. Aspirants, certainly. But yogins of ati, I personally feel that is something different. Even if they claim to be practicing tregcho and so ...
by krodha
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 38
Views: 1227

What Does It Actually Mean to Practice Dzogchen?

I am interested to hear what the general consensus is on this, as this topic has come up recently on another forum where someone stated "My opinion is that if you're practicing dzogchen, you're a dzogchen practitioner," to which I inquired what it actually means to practice Dzogchen? This individual...
by krodha
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wiccan arts and the Mahayana
Replies: 65
Views: 877

Re: Wiccan arts and the Mahayana

MatthewAngby wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:05 am
krodha wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:45 am
MatthewAngby wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:03 am
Main reason why I love Wiccan arts is because of their dancing naked in the moonlight and because they are so dark and look so scary ( which I love ).
Vajrayāna ganacakras used to feature such activities as well.
Do they still do?
Perhaps somewhere in the world.