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by krodha
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 37
Views: 749

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

The Jonangpas have an interesting take on it and quite a history to go with it. For the Jonangpas, the emptiness of ultimate reality should not be characterized in the same way as the emptiness of apparent phenomena because it is prabhāsvara-saṃtāna, or "clear light mental continuum," endowed with ...
by krodha
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4595
Views: 390590

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

dharmafootsteps wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:15 am
Is it appropriate to have images of the guardians and Guru Tragphur, Simhamukha on the shrine in my room, to assist with visualisation in thun practice?
Yes.
by krodha
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 37
Views: 749

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

CT, there's quite a bit of discussion about something called 'self' or 'bdag nyid' in "The Marvelous Primordial State", which I think you would find interesting. Here is Elio Guarisco's explanation of the term, from his discussion of the second chapter in his introduction to the book: Either Esler ...
by krodha
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 37
Views: 749

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

CT, there's quite a bit of discussion about something called 'self' or 'bdag nyid' in "The Marvelous Primordial State", which I think you would find interesting. Here is Elio Guarisco's explanation of the term, from his discussion of the second chapter in his introduction to the book: Thus, this wo...
by krodha
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 37
Views: 749

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

Already like it, share more ;) Depending upon which system of Dzogpachenpo you are using there can be between seven and nine positions one can take in relation to the basis [gzhi]. Vairocana's view of choice was bdag nyid chen po, however that is only one facet of the basis and therefore grasping a...
by krodha
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 37
Views: 749

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

If I remember correctly I saw a quote where Malcolm spoke about there most definitely being a "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism. Definitely not. The delusion of a self (and grasping to that delusion) is the root of samsara. You cannot be liberated if any delusion of self remains, no matter how subtle or g...
by krodha
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 65
Views: 2176

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Any alleged Dzogchen or Vajrayāna practitioner who openly broadcasts their own practice, attainments etc., is someone who cannot be taken seriously, IMO.

Luckily people who talk about such things are few and far between. Seems most are with the program.
by krodha
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1970

Re: Rabbit's Horns

There is as far as the Geluk presentation is concerned, as stated before there are four. If they were not existents they would not be objects of knowledge and could not appear to the mind. Unconditioned phenomena cannot be direct objects of knowledge (i.e., objects of mind), they do not appear to t...
by krodha
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1970

Re: Rabbit's Horns

There is the selfless: divided into two, non-existents, and existents. What is "the selfless"? All phenomena are selfless because they lack an essential nature. There is no entity called "the selfless" that is capable of being divided or remaining undivided. A synonym of 'non-existent' is 'non-phen...
by krodha
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1970

Re: Rabbit's Horns

But cessations are existent phenomena... A cessation is merely an absence of a cause, and absence of arising, etc., if cessations are existent then they are conditioned by definition. You just cited the two forms of cessation below as unconditioned dharmas, which they are, therefore they are not co...
by krodha
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1970

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Yes it would be correct to say it [nirvana] does not exist. Not according to Madhyamaka. Overall, nirvāṇa is a cessation and cessations are not existent entities, so I would argue the fact that nirvāṇa lacks existence goes without saying. Then there is also the undeniable point that only conditione...
by krodha
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1970

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:45 pm
krodha wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:44 am
Grigoris wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:15 am
It is not true for the unconditioned.
Do you mean to suggest there is an "unconditioned" that possesses some sort of existence?
Nirvana is unconditioned, right? Would it be correct to say that it does not exist?
Yes it would be correct to say it does not exist.
by krodha
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1970

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:15 am
Aryjna wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:03 am
:D That is true for everything anyway...
It is not true for the unconditioned.
Do you mean to suggest there is an "unconditioned" that possesses some sort of existence?
by krodha
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1970

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Just as the horns on rabbits' heads,
Do not exist except in the imagination,
Phenomena are all precisely like that,
Merely imagined, having no existence.
- Dharmadhātustava
by krodha
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Choosing Yogacara over Madhyamaka
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: Choosing Yogacara over Madhyamaka

The Hevajra tantra says one should employ Madhyamaka in the wake of learning about Yogācāra to ensure no misconceptions of substantialism form or remain. Also worth noting, the implications of this (post Yogācāra application of Madhyamaka) is that Madhyamaka is capable of refining Yogācāra. Which m...
by krodha
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Choosing Yogacara over Madhyamaka
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: Choosing Yogacara over Madhyamaka

The Hevajra tantra says one should employ Madhyamaka in the wake of learning about Yogācāra to ensure no misconceptions of substantialism form or remain.
by krodha
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to believe in rebirth
Replies: 134
Views: 9652

Re: How to believe in rebirth

But who can provide evidence of the existence of other realms and other life-bearing planets? I am open to any evidence, but what evidence is there? There are organisms that live in volcanic vents at the bottom of the ocean, that in and of itself demonstrates (i) that our notion of a proper "life b...
by krodha
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 2759

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

smcj wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:48 am
When a westerner can do the things I've seen Tibetans do then fine. Until then, stick to the undiluted source.
Tibetans are also exempt from misinterpretation and misassumptions?
by krodha
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 2759

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

If someone wants to practice he Vajrayana this subject is important to understand. Given the common misinterpretations made by westerners I suggest asking a lama from Tibet. He will assume you understand the answer if he gives a brief explanation. Make sure you make your questions clear, otherwise ...
by krodha
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 2759

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

Hold your teacher in high regard, but don't be naive or dumb about it. Obviously if they're out of pocket and start getting weird you should wise up and call a spade a spade. That’s exactly not seeing your teacher as a Dharmakaya Buddha. See your teacher as a dharmakāya Buddha when receiving teachi...