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by oldbob
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Clarity and Emptiness
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Clarity and Emptiness

Good question. Good answer. There is no end to intellectual ratiocination. Even if you memorize all the books and have all the philosophical / psychological definitions / paradigms exactly correctly understood, it still doesn't pacify the mind. Direct introduction, confidence. and continuation works...
by oldbob
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5680
Views: 503785

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Just published on Norbunet in Italian (Google translation). Worthy of support. ______________________________________________________________ Dzogchen Community Merigar Gift Master Hello to all, Virginia is Aloia, I live near Merigar, and for 38 years I follow Rinpoche and his teachings. With a smal...
by oldbob
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5680
Views: 503785

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yes the card from the Dzam store card looks good, (and one assumes that it is approved by ChNNR) but a key point is that the letters should have effect beyond the intellectual component of the practice. Any static, two dimensional, image only points to (is symbolic of) the natural state. When you ad...
by oldbob
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5680
Views: 503785

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Does anyone have a link to a good image of the syllables of the Three Vajras? All the images I find online are either too dim, or without a thigle etc. Here are the three syllables with tigle and I assume approved by ChNNR as this from the USA DC bookstore. http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?mai...
by oldbob
Wed May 23, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Long Life Prayer for ChNN?
Replies: 21
Views: 2037

Re: Long Life Prayer for ChNN?

All excellent posts!!! My 2 Cents. _______________________________________________________ May the lotus feet of Longtsal Rolpai Dorje remain firmly planted on the earth and his manifestation in this life, in good health, continue to ripen the enlightenment of all sentient beings, until the universe...
by oldbob
Tue May 08, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Great Fifth
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: The Great Fifth

Good questions!!! https://www.amazon.com/Dalai-Lamas-Secret-Temple/dp/0500289611 These are Dzogchen pictures. Yes, it is an unbroken lineage. The current HHDL has written books and given teachings on Dzogchen. https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Meditation-Discovering-Innermost-Awareness-ebook/dp/B01C64RSG...
by oldbob
Tue May 08, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rolpa energy
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: Rolpa energy

rolpa is liked to form, sambhogakaya and nirmanakaya has form, so rolpa energy in nirmanakaya aspect is manifesting in our vision right now. this is the workframe explained in the "The Crystal and the Way of Light" book of ChNN. you should check, investigate more on this. however tsel, dang and rol...
by oldbob
Wed May 02, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Reversal vs. Purification
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Reversal vs. Purification

Greetings all, Was digging around past topics trying to answer some questions in my own practice. Reversal of the lokas vs. Purification, any insights on the difference between the two methods? There is a few older post but not much discussion. As I see it (probably wrong) reversal is about getting...
by oldbob
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Illusion in Dzogchen
Replies: 71
Views: 3546

Re: Illusion in Dzogchen

:good: all. Lots of crickets here in New Jersey. Can you hear them during the day? Or the million stars of the night sky. Can you see them during the day? Hence - the importance of dawn and dusk. In the end - sometimes hard to tell who is who or what is what: the swirl of illusion and reality. From ...
by oldbob
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Illusion in Dzogchen
Replies: 71
Views: 3546

Re: Illusion in Dzogchen

Beyond both subject and object how can there be experience? Well that is the point, we call it self Awareness and it has to be experienced, like everything in Buddhism. Beyond object and subject that means in Dzogchen "meditation", without the use of he consciousness and that makes Dzogchen not so ...
by oldbob
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Illusion in Dzogchen
Replies: 71
Views: 3546

Re: Illusion in Dzogchen

No end to words (thought forms) - no end to the arising of pure from the beginning and spontaneously arising words. So all words are permanent - not illusion - if flavored by, informed by, non-dual contemplation. :meditate: and All words are empty - total illusion - if flavored by - informed by, no...
by oldbob
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Illusion in Dzogchen
Replies: 71
Views: 3546

Re: Illusion in Dzogchen

This is the nub / fulcrum / key point of the matter, direct experience / the pointing out instruction presents consciousness with a new / old way of perceiving which cannot be stated in words. It is like trying to write on air or water; yet cognizant experience happens. There is a take-a-way but it ...
by oldbob
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Illusion in Dzogchen
Replies: 71
Views: 3546

Re: Illusion in Dzogchen

:namaste: :good: :good: :good: and Going back to the question of Illusion in Dzogchen the original poster asked: "Am interested about: - Your reasoning and your vision about illusion. - In how far do you see illusion as "realistic"?" I don't have any credentials in Dzogchen but I can say what works ...
by oldbob
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5680
Views: 503785

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Also looks like Vajranatha will be teaching Simhamuka from the HH Dudjom Tersar soon: March 16-17-18, 2018 Practices of the Wrathful Lion-Headed Dakini Simhamukha Zvolen, Slovakia [Weekend meditation workshop] Generally, in terms of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dakini represents the autonomous feminine pri...
by oldbob
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5680
Views: 503785

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Don't be shy to write to John R directly. He is very kindly and helpful. :twothumbsup: :cheers: :twothumbsup:

http://vajranatha.com/contact.html

You might want to look at the other books on his site.

VERY hard to find information.

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by oldbob
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN retreats?
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: ChNN retreats?

I would like to go if the secondary causes allow it. Also June.

viewtopic.php?t=285#p2039

old bob
by oldbob
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN retreats?
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: ChNN retreats?

Good questions Temicco. http://melong.com/complete-schedule/ Wonderful for you that you have the leisure and opportunity to go to a retreat. For many it is not so easy. Don’t be put off by all the information below – you can show up to a retreat with no preparation and do fine. You can pick things u...
by oldbob
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 6314

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Crazywisdom is correct. Of course there is no benefit to suffering and taking medicine to avoid medical issues / pain is just common sense. In the relative world - heaven and hell exist. The Dzogchen path - integrating ALL experiance with Instant Presense - doesn't mean being passive in the face of...
by oldbob
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 6314

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1178&p=430647#p430647 and https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=27594#p429178 It's as Reibeam describes it. "My understanding is that this would be like any other experience except potentially more difficult. You would have the sensation of pain in...
by oldbob
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just call me Sönam
Replies: 24
Views: 3274

Re: Just call me Sönam

Just heard the sad news. https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=18069&p=261385#p261385 https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=18069&p=261385#p261385 https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=17690&p=255990#p255990 https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=17553&p=254231#p254111 htt...

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