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by Norwegian
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4456
Views: 376414

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Long life to your teacher!!! Several weeks ago Chögyal Namkhai Norbu returned to Dzamling Gar to continue resting. Compared to this summer his general health conditions are greatly improved. http://melong.com/chnn-health-update/ It is very nice to see that his health has been improving over the pas...
by Norwegian
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kulayaraja Tantra
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Kulayaraja Tantra

Erik Pema Kunsang wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:12 pm
Wonderful. Thanks. I'll do that.
You're welcome :smile:
by Norwegian
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kulayaraja Tantra
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Kulayaraja Tantra

That means Jim is translating the entire tantra? If yes, that's wonderful news !! I lost touch with him since a decade. How about the commentary by Khenpo Zhenphen Ozer (https://www.tbrc.org/#!rid=P2DB5991) ? I saw it cited someplace. I believe so yes. Jim is translating a number of Semde-related t...
by Norwegian
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kulayaraja Tantra
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Kulayaraja Tantra

The only translations I know of so far, is: - " The Supreme Source ", a translation by Adriano Clemente (Tibetan to Italian), and translated into English from the Italian, by Andrew Lukianowicz. - " Kunjed Gyalpo Series ", a translation by Jim Valby (Tibetan to English), a series consisting of the r...
by Norwegian
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Elemental Mantra?
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Elemental Mantra?

Tenma wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:14 am
Does the "Om Eho Shuddhe Shuddhe..." mantra require empowerment? I've read that it's far more effective than Vajrasattva. So would it be alright to use?
You need transmission. As with any mantra. From a qualified teacher.
by Norwegian
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: L ron gardner
Replies: 24
Views: 857

Re: L ron gardner

He has what we can call, "a condition", because that's the only way to explain all the nonsense he cooks up. Just ignore.
by Norwegian
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Advice for scraping a website.
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: Advice for scraping a website.

Install wget. There may be a command line interface version as well as a GUI one. Pick what you're comfortable with. Read up on command lines via help command and other guides online. It's excellent.
by Norwegian
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 242
Views: 4415

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

With regards to suicides in the context of guns/firearms, here's some info I posted in a thread dedicated to the Orlando mass-shooting last year: Firearm-related death rate per 100,000 population per year : USA : Total: 10.54 Method of calculation: 2014 Homicides: 3.43 (2014) Suicides: 6.69 (2014) U...
by Norwegian
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 242
Views: 4415

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Virtue signaling and righteous indignation are so satisfying to the ego...arent they? Pull your heads out of the clouds..this is samsara..it cant be fixed. Face it..there are bad people in the world who dont care what you think about, well, basically anything...and simply cant be reasoned with and ...
by Norwegian
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 33266

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Ayu wrote:There is so much confusion going on in our Christian minds.
Our Christian minds? Maybe yours. Not mine. I've never been Christian. :smile:
by Norwegian
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 242
Views: 4415

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, not infested with delusional NRA propaganda: - Japan: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-38365729 - Norway: https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-06-16/what-can-us-learn-norways-gun-laws - Germany: https://www.thelocal.de/20160616/five-things-to-know-about-guns-in-germany...
by Norwegian
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 242
Views: 4415

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

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by Norwegian
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Dzogchen meditation

Bubbles wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:42 pm
Are there books or resources that explain effects of dzogchen meditation? Thank you
If you do not have a qualified Dzogchen guru, which is the one to communicate with, then there is no Dzogchen to be practiced in the first place.
by Norwegian
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 799
Views: 33266

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

I think this post by Ratna on Vajracakra is very important to consider: Lamas like to talk about Sogyal's students' supposed breach of samaya. I think more weight should be given to the position of the Lama with whom Sogyal himself has samaya as the disciple, namely HHDL (who, incidentally, is also ...
by Norwegian
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server migration Sept 22
Replies: 43
Views: 1197

Re: Server migration Sept 22

This new reddish color is actually horrendous. It made me wonder if there was an error with my monitor. Can we just go back to the original color scheme used as before, pre-server migration?
by Norwegian
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Scandals in the Buddhist world - what do they really mean?
Replies: 19
Views: 828

Re: Scandals in the Buddhist world - what do they really mean?

I'll just say that with regards to "crazy wisdom", this is a very complicated issue that needs a lot of explanation and context. But in short, with regards to highly unconventional teachers, Mingyur Rinpoche's advice is worth considering: " This tradition of “crazy wisdom” can be authentic, but unfo...
by Norwegian
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Invocations for Harmony
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Invocations for Harmony

Nicholas Weeks,

"Living in harmony with evil-doers" is not harmony, it's a total oxymoron. There can be no harmony around such people. What I pray for is that we will live on a planet where all people benefit the environment and sentient beings. That would be harmonious.
by Norwegian
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Where is this Sutra?
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Where is this Sutra?

Hi, I am trying to find an English copy of the Mahesvara Devaraja Abhijna Upapaduka Saraswati Sadhana. So far, Sea Translate had it until all of the sudden, its link is private. Is there any way to access this sutra? Also, if possible, does anyone know what the mudras they describe look like? Ask a...
by Norwegian
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17
Replies: 94
Views: 2587

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission Webcast: 09/15/17

To those who participated in the live event, and are interested in the Ngondro that Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche gave transmission of before the main text, here are the available English translations, in two different commentaries: 1. " Five Nails: Commentary on the Northern Treasures Accumulation Praxis B...
by Norwegian
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Where is this Sutra?
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Where is this Sutra?

Hi, I am trying to find an English copy of the Mahesvara Devaraja Abhijna Upapaduka Saraswati Sadhana. So far, Sea Translate had it until all of the sudden, its link is private. Is there any way to access this sutra? Also, if possible, does anyone know what the mudras they describe look like? Ask a...