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by oldbob
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5722
Views: 506541

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Releasing animals "To The Spiritual Master, Buddha of Infinite Life, Amitayus, And to his bodhisattva disciples, I bow. I will now briefly explain the benefits Of ransoming and releasing animals. To ransom and release animals Constitutes a flawless practice To be done with pure motivation and applie...
by oldbob
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5722
Views: 506541

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

When practitioners from various countries asked what practices they could do for my illness, I replied that they should do Vajrasattva purification and Ganapuja. I did not tell them to do long-life practice for me. Why? Because first the weak points had to be healed. If we do not know how to work o...
by oldbob
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?
Replies: 69
Views: 8171

Re: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?

From: http://www.purifymind.com/AdviceFromHeart.htm Ven. Longchenpa Sixteenth Advice Concerning the third initiation, there is the descending of the essence and so on. One may think that the way of the other's body will lead to outstanding progress. But on this path of the impure many great meditato...
by oldbob
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?
Replies: 69
Views: 8171

Re: Why is Oral Sex Considered Sexual Misconduct?

Delicate personal matter. Perhaps best spoken with your own teacher, privately, at the right time and in a suitable context. That said. I heard from several sources that when HH Dudjom Rinpoche was asked a similar question he replied, "any hole will do." That said. The profound danger of AIDS in thi...
by oldbob
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West
Replies: 37
Views: 1219

Re: Strategies for Keeping Practice in the West

Good posts all - especially pemachophels. This is a question that everyone who is a practitioner - who aspires to realization - must face and solve for themselves. My 2 cents, Just go for it as you are able, and see what happens. Do something / anything towards your aspiration. One step leads to ano...
by oldbob
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5722
Views: 506541

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I do hope we in the dc succed in this, so many total realized beings appears from the west and the transmission keep living in a continuous way. for acceptance, much work is needed as a comunitary behaviour that reflects the development of a primordial practice. enthusiasm is not enough. Im sure th...
by oldbob
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 733
Views: 58921

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Can someone comment abit about the relationship between practising yidams and dzogchen? What is the common trend now? Do we need to practise yidam in order to practise dzogchen and how many yidams, dakinis and protectors do we need? any related comments or experiences in this area thanks! :namaste:...
by oldbob
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Monastic Ordination the Better Option for Single Dzogchen Practitioners?
Replies: 86
Views: 2086

Re: Is Monastic Ordination the Better Option for Single Dzogchen Practitioners?

That's right. I was quite surprised when a Yungdrung Bon teacher placed Ngondro first. Not sure why but I had thought, like ChNN, they may be 'DI first' in approach. For several reasons I didn't pursue it after speaking with him. The Nyingma approach, at least with my root lamas (not counting ChNN,...
by oldbob
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga
Replies: 20
Views: 1577

Re: Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga

I too would be interested in this. Although from a translation point of view the rather peculiar wording impedes the shining forth of the texts full beauty a little bit, you can the text find here: http://levekunst.com/seeing-deepening-responding-and-arriving dankeschön good posts all Beautiful cle...
by oldbob
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5722
Views: 506541

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I'm wondering if by now there is no senior DC practitioner able to give DI etc. And if so........would people accept it. I do hope we in the dc succed in this, so many total realized beings appears from the west and the transmission keep living in a continuous way. for acceptance, much work is need...
by oldbob
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Clarity and Emptiness
Replies: 5
Views: 660

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: 5722
Views: 506541

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: 5722
Views: 506541

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: 5722
Views: 506541

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: 2048

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: 285

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: 858

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: 423

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: 3577

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: 3577

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 ...

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