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by krodha
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 45
Views: 3989

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:46 pm
It is quite clear he knew prior to his passing that he was going to pass soon.
What indication did he give?
by krodha
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do we know our practice is working?
Replies: 59
Views: 2250

Re: How do we know our practice is working?

That makes sense and does not sound contraversial at all to me. I get the not improving nor corrupting the view. Thank you for clarifying. Perhaps not controversial to you, but certainly to those involved with more common systems. Which is why it is best to avoid broadcasting openly. It can inadver...
by krodha
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do we know our practice is working?
Replies: 59
Views: 2250

Re: How do we know our practice is working?

It feels that there is something bordering on nihilism here in this conversation that is out of balance. I get that our experience and mind are dependent arising and that rigpa is beyond both but that does not seem to address the delicate balance of interacting with our experiences. With this prete...
by krodha
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Mahaparinirvana Sutra
Replies: 121
Views: 25092

Re: The Mahaparinirvana Sutra

A couple of observations: The term "true self" is nowhere used in any Indian or Tibetan Buddhist text, not even in gzhan stong texts. Even in the Uttaratantra, where we find the Tibetan term, dam pa'i bdag in the discussion of ātmapāramitā, the Sanskrit text simply gives the term as ātma. The "dam ...
by krodha
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-duality in dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 1302

Re: Non-duality in dzogchen

I suppose the issue I have is that there simply isn't a correct conceptual view which accurately describes the ultimate nature. It simply will not fit into a box. Two excellent quotes from Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche: The major mistake occurs when one intellectually conceives of what Dzogchen is and hold...
by krodha
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-duality in dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 1302

Re: Non-duality in dzogchen

Thank you. Is that from one of his books? If so, which one? I’m not sure which text. The latter quotation is an excerpt of an explanation that is quite a bit longer. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu shares the same sentiments: We speak of a space, or sky. We speak of this space as present within a vase or a r...
by krodha
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-duality in dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 1302

Re: Non-duality in dzogchen

I think Lopön Tenzin Namdak and Kongtrul have differing opinions on this matter. That's ok as far as I'm concerned. To each his own. They don have differing opinions actually, but in your strange misconception of the Dzogchen, you imagine they do. There’s more than one way to skin a cat. :namaste: ...
by krodha
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6387
Views: 594457

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

in the great book "The Mirror", it is said: "it is this decisive knowing, this pure presence of the true original condition, that is called nirvana." so i thought the primordial state is beyond both samsara and nirvana. here it sounds otherwise. thoughts? In a sense, samsara and nirvāna both appear...
by krodha
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6387
Views: 594457

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

in the great book "The Mirror", it is said: "it is this decisive knowing, this pure presence of the true original condition, that is called nirvana." so i thought the primordial state is beyond both samsara and nirvana. here it sounds otherwise. thoughts? In a sense, samsara and nirvāna both appear...
by krodha
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-duality in dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 1302

Re: Non-duality in dzogchen

Here is Lopön Tenzin Namdak elaborating on the thig le nyag gcig , what “single” or “one” means in the context of Dzogchen: That is Chigpu - without any partition. It means that each individual being has mind and the Nature is of a very similar quality. Don't think that there is just one Nature (for...
by krodha
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-duality in dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 1302

Re: Non-duality in dzogchen

One’s nature is individual in a conventional sense, because the individual is likewise conventional. In the actuality of the way things really are there is not any individuality, because entities cannot be established, but this does not mean there is some other ultimate substance that everything is ...
by krodha
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-duality in dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 1302

Re: Non-duality in dzogchen

Diversity and individuality are permitted conventionally in Dzogchen, but not ultimately. Singularity is not held to be tenable conventionally or ultimately. By “conventionally” I mean in the sense of how things appear [snang lugs], and by “ultimately” I mean how things really are [gnas lugs]. In an...
by krodha
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-duality in dzogchen
Replies: 26
Views: 1302

Re: Non-duality in dzogchen

the dharmakaya of all buddhas is one, but mindstreams of sentient beings are separate. Seems there is a fine line to walk between dualism and monism. Not “one” in a monistic sense, but rather “one” in the sense of an identical generic characteristic. Like the heat of all fires is one and the same a...
by krodha
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 155
Views: 14835

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

If Gzhon nu Dpa’ bo stobs ldan is teaching a retinue (which includes Vajrapani) that is merely an emanation of his own pristine consciousness, then when this buddha sees the appearances of six realms of samsara it must be the case that the beings in each realm must also be emanations of his pristin...
by krodha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1402

Re: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?

They manage, however, to cast doubt on people who are likely to play a major role in the future of the DC. The intention isn’t to cast doubt. But that said they do have some big shoes to fill. I hope they remain mindful of that and walk the line. I’m all for individual expression, but not at the ex...
by krodha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1402

Re: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?

Understandable. However, for a year we are supposed to observe a mourning aperiod as requested by the family. And although your concern is for sure based on a good intention now it is not the time to share it. Lets just mindfully chill and do guruyoga. That is all well and good. I’m just responding...
by krodha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1402

Re: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?

Elio has said he would do it differently so probably no need to worry about him becoming an advaitin. Grigoris is right, this is better to take to the man himself. Trust me no one is worried about Elio becoming an Advaitin, certainly not I. He only reconsidered controversial epigraph after the Vajr...
by krodha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1402

Re: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?

Gzhan stong rhetoric has nothing to do with Dzogchen. Well, it seems that for some it does. Gzhan stong is a sūtrayāna system, their principles are no more applicable to Dzogchen than any other sūtra system, arguably less so given that their tenets are in direct conflict with the view of Dzogchen i...
by krodha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1402

Re: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?

If it exists, it is exceptionally rare. Not in Shengtong literature it isn't. There it is basically an epithet for Buddha Nature / Tathagatagarbha. Gzhan stong rhetoric has nothing to do with Dzogchen. And no Indian tathāgatagarbha literature ever used the term “true self” [satyātman]. Why don't yo...
by krodha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1402

Re: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?

While I think this is absolutely silly, i'll let the thread continue if it generates something productive, but IMO given the recent requests regarding behavior, it's pretty borderline. The thread is absolutely silly, and the timing is very bad. “Silly” is not a valid assessment or critique. If you ...

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