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by Norwegian
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu books and so forth?
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu books and so forth?

The only books that are necessary to mention on a public forum are his public books. And as such I think "The Crystal and the Way of Light: Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen" is well worth a mention. Very good book that goes to the essence of the teachings.
by Norwegian
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Amazon links are bugged
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Amazon links are bugged

It's not a bug, you just need to use the URL-Tag, like this [url]http://www.amazon.com/Miphams-Beacon-Certainty-Illuminating-Perfection/dp/0861711572[/url] then it works: http://www.amazon.com/Miphams-Beacon-Certainty-Illuminating-Perfection/dp/0861711572 It has not been the case that you needed to...
by Norwegian
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Amazon links are bugged
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Amazon links are bugged

There is this problem, where Amazon links turn invisible: http://www.amazon.com/Miphams-Beacon-Certainty-Illuminating-Perfection/dp/0861711572 The above link will now not show in this post (and is replaced by a lot of space - it is still in the post but you have to quote my post to see it). However,...
by Norwegian
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: An Interesting Book to share
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: An Interesting Book to share

Your link does not appear in your post. Edit: I copypasted the Amazon URL, and I got nothing showing up in my post as well. Seems to be a DW bug. I'm splitting the URL so that it will be visible (copy URL without space after the dot): https://www.amazon. com/Tibetan-Zen-Discovering-Lost-Tradition/dp...
by Norwegian
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 69
Views: 1069

Re: Rabbit's Horns

We disagree. It is not a question of agreement or disagreement, it is a question of basic definitions which come from Abhidharma. The question of whether space and cessations were existents was settled a thousand years before Tsongkhapa. The only way one can argue that space and cessations are exis...
by Norwegian
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Assisted Suicide/ euthanasia
Replies: 59
Views: 2440

Re: Assisted Suicide/ euthanasia

I've wondered how it's viewed from a Buddhist standpoint. I'm pretty sure it's a no-no... Correct - as Buddha in the Sutta-Nipata put it: Laying aside violence toward all living creatures, both the firm & unfirm in the world, one should not kill a living being, nor have it killed, nor condone killi...
by Norwegian
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakabuku Woes
Replies: 104
Views: 1326

Re: Shakabuku Woes

Perhaps Minobu will find this interesting:
Pema Chödrön’s commentary on Atisha’s famed mind-training slogans that utilize our difficulties and problems to awaken the heart.
https://www.lionsroar.com/dont-give-up/
by Norwegian
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakabuku Woes
Replies: 104
Views: 1326

Re: Shakabuku Woes

Well M, all I can say is, thank you for your final pronouncement on Zhiyi. In all seriousness, hopefully Jikai will be able to lead the discussion on Mohezhikuan as planned and you will join us. It was not a final pronouncement, since I rather doubt all of Tien tai thought can be reduced to this sl...
by Norwegian
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17004

Re: The DJKR Topic

smcj, If you want to understand guru yoga, then you should receive teachings on this from a qualified teacher. Merely reading books will not do it I'm afraid. I live in a Karma Kagyu monastery. I’ve specifically asked about GY from the resident retreat master for the 3 year retreats. Is there somet...
by Norwegian
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17004

Re: The DJKR Topic

smcj,

If you want to understand guru yoga, then you should receive teachings on this from a qualified teacher. Merely reading books will not do it I'm afraid.
by Norwegian
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 386773

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Mantrik,

Please edit and remove that second line of yours. It's highly inauspicious to utter such things.
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 386773

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

If Rinpoche will come for the Worldwide Transmission to the Gönpa, please be aware of His delicate health situation. We request you - not to come to personal contact with Him, leave the space in front empty and sit more in the distance. It is recommended to use respiratory mask for people who are c...
by Norwegian
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Harming spirits
Replies: 52
Views: 1156

Re: Harming spirits

Good answer, Magnus. But, if it's Naga sang , then only on Lu-theb days when the Nagas are amenable to offerings. Otherwise, it will actually create problems with the Nagas. If it's Riwo Sangchod or some other general sang-chod, then every day or whenever you want, most typically in the morning, an...
by Norwegian
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17004

Re: The DJKR Topic

His post from earlier today on facebook is perhaps his most repellent statement yet. The last one was hard to beat. What was the post? I cannot find it. This one: "There have been many inquiries about the upcoming Rigdzin Sogdrup and Dorje Nyingpo empowerments at Tashiding in West Sikkim on 16-22 N...
by Norwegian
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 17004

Re: The DJKR Topic

Josef wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:31 am
His post from earlier today on facebook is perhaps his most repellent statement yet.
The last one was hard to beat.
What was the post? I cannot find it.
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 2613

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

The Heart of Compassion: The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva by Dilgo Khyentse So here the context is the five powers, and "faith" is the first. However, not all teachers uses the English term "faith" for this first point. Chogyal Namkhai Norbu presents it as "Participation". A...
by Norwegian
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 386773

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I added this on Vajracakra, October 12: http://melong.com/chnn-health-update/ There's also been a couple posts on Facebook, primarily this one by the Gekö, Rabjyi, at October 25: Just share a good news, we have just finished medical check up of Rinpoche’s health this morning, and the doctor was very...
by Norwegian
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: I use to think "inner winds" were silly... Now...
Replies: 25
Views: 705

Re: I use to think "inner winds" were silly... Now...

Questions coming up from practice: Lately in my practice I have been doing more intensive meditation and I have noted some things. Usually in the past when bliss states have arisen they seem more of a mental variety. I have now been experiencing the random arising of what seem like body bliss state...
by Norwegian
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantric Liberation, Padmasambhava and Bonpos, etc.
Replies: 114
Views: 2169

Re: Tantric Liberation, Padmasambhava and Bonpos, etc.

Passivity is the Hinayāna attitude. HHDL is both a pacifist and political leader. As the leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the 14th Dalai Lama says he practices compassion to such an extent that he tries to avoid swatting mosquitoes "when my mood is good and there is no danger of malaria," sometimes watc...