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by oldbob
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: receiving transmission
Replies: 30
Views: 875

Re: receiving transmission

wow, thank you for the amount of information on this everyone! I really appreciate it. I did participate but i think due to being ill i did not connect to it. however i will be attending the pundarika retreat in 2018 for a in person direct introduction! I seem to be struggling with understanding th...
by oldbob
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 38
Views: 1226

Re: Morality of stockholding

:good: Joseph. Yes, the Dzogchen view is unlimited, but in truth, saying even that is a limit. The moment you have Dzogchen and not Dzogchen, or limit and not limited, there is duality and error and non-error. :smile: So morality and immorality and stockholding and non-stockholding are the same in t...
by oldbob
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: receiving transmission
Replies: 30
Views: 875

Re: receiving transmission

:good: in fact really good posting. :applause: also Federica wrote to Norbunet: Hello ! Around the world we all call the practice of the main anniversarys like Transmission of Guru Yoga. not introduction, not practice, but Transmission. My question is what is actually being transmitted or passed fro...
by oldbob
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nagkpa or Nyingma shawl and dress
Replies: 46
Views: 2812

Re: Nagkpa or Nyingma shawl and dress

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-TIBETAN-BUDDHIST-MONK-TANTRIC-ZHEN-NGAKPA-COTTON-MEDITATION-SHAWL-BHUTAN-/351985383193?hash=item51f3f6b719:m:mZNXuiYBIjZF2_4huAx2Inw Great price - and quality. "Get yourself an outfit and be a yogi too." That said, there is a practical side of aspiration to practice tha...
by oldbob
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nagkpa or Nyingma shawl and dress
Replies: 46
Views: 2812

Re: Nagkpa or Nyingma shawl and dress

Hello everybody, I have the aspiration of wearing these robes and be a yogi. I like the idea of not being a monk nor a layman but a dharma practitioner. I have read all the threads about this topic and I still have many questions regarding this so I hope you can clarify this for me. First of all, b...
by oldbob
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Introduction Always Works
Replies: 72
Views: 5860

Re: Direct Introduction Always Works

Even Buddhanusmrti always works. You can't decide not to have mahakusalacittas. It's like a mirror and a reflection. What to say about meeting with the teacher. It can not fail. You can fail without doing what you got. :good: So if you receive DI and all your activeity, or non-activity, of body, sp...
by oldbob
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 387030

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

In his books, especialy about phat semdzin and rushen practices, Norbu Rinpoche warns that using these might wake up some sleeping entities nearby that can cause disturbance to you that you might not be able to deal. What are such beings? My 2 cents. Don't want to hog the thread - sometimes I don't...
by oldbob
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Don't pay for Dharma Books? (from: "Buddhahood in this life")
Replies: 40
Views: 1870

Re: Don't pay for Dharma Books? (from: "Buddhahood in this life")

I personally prefer the Chinese tradition of the wealthy and temple members contributing to give away free Dharma Books - great karma: this is a great organization - The Young Men's Buddhist Association of America. http://www.ymba.org/free-books I remember back in the '90's they left stacks of book...
by oldbob
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 387030

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

If you can learn the kumbaka and 7th Lojong in a course like this it is ideal. The Semzins are taught separately from YY, and while these can be learned from a book, I think it wise and prudent to take a course from a qualified teacher. If you have the opportunity to learn Yantra Yoga from John Ren...
by oldbob
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 387030

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks for your words of experience, OB. I always enjoy your reading your postings. So I went ahead and just tried to purchase the books mentioned before I had gotten a response here, and it was a success. I think these texts should keep me pretty busy for a while. Do you think this (http://shop.sh...
by oldbob
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 387030

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hello all, Back again with some more questions directed to the senior practitioners in the DC. So I attended the webcast of Garab Dorje's anniversary. I'm going to have to do some secondary practices, since I didn't "get it" when the transmission took place. I'm kind of in dire financial straits at...
by oldbob
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: And now for something completely different
Replies: 16
Views: 946

Re: And now for something completely different

I thought I'd make a new thread rather than distract from the Tsongkhapafan feeding frenzy. And since the mind is a sense the pink unicorn is as "real" as that horse over there. As real as a dream, which is to say: not real at all. For Buddha, yes. Those things would be phenomena apprehended by a d...
by oldbob
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 387030

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Reminder. 12th March. Sunday 3:00-3.30am. We do Guru Garab Dorje’s Jyin-beb. [WWT world wide transmission] 3:30- 3:35am. I give the Lung of the Thun Book. 10:00-10:25am. I give the Lung of many collective practices and the root text of Mandarava. 10.25-12:00pm. We do the last Mandarava practice of t...
by oldbob
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 201
Views: 19308

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

:namaste: Good postings all and from each viewpoint correct. The problem is that some poor people do not have the strength of personality to ask that someone buy a book for them. Some do not have a computer or easy internet access. Some have never heard of the Library of Congress. Some have never he...
by oldbob
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 201
Views: 19308

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

I can't believe we even have to talk about pirating dharma books. Just buy a copy, its worth it. :good: That said, there appears to be a difference between doing translations as a Dharma activity with the motivation to make appropriate teachings as available as possible, and on the other hand, doin...
by oldbob
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Khetsun Sangpos's "Strand of Jewels" Chapter 1
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Khetsun Sangpos's "Strand of Jewels" Chapter 1

Anne Klein has posted a portion of her new traslation "Strand of Jewels" here: https://www.academia.edu/31774903/STRAND_OF_JEWELS_Chapters_I_Root_and_Commentary.pdf It contains her introduction, a reminiscence about her meetings with Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche, the first chapter of the root text and t...
by oldbob
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Introduction Always Works
Replies: 72
Views: 5860

Re: Direct Introduction Always Works

You have misunderstood my post. I am not comparing direct introduction to water. I am stating, direct introduction always works because it is direct introduction, it can not be anything else. In the same way that water is always water, it can not be anything else. If something is direct introductio...
by oldbob
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Introduction Always Works
Replies: 72
Views: 5860

Re: Direct Introduction Always Works

oldbob, I'm not going to quote your post in my reply for obvious reasons! :rolling: Just wanted to say thank you for the energy and intention you put into your reply. :twothumbsup: If you wish to understand in a precise way how direct introduction works and how three transmissions in direct introdu...
by oldbob
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Introduction Always Works
Replies: 72
Views: 5860

Re: Direct Introduction Always Works

:namaste: All excellent comments and all exactly correct. :soapbox: It was long ago and far away in a land over the sea and the King sent his 7 blind wise men to check out a newly arrived, very strange animal. So, the blind men went as a group to the “elephant” and then returned to the king and repo...
by oldbob
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Introduction Always Works
Replies: 72
Views: 5860

Re: Direct Introduction Always Works

. Getting the DI is not very important Why is it not important ? How can one work with the methods and the principles of knowledge without the transmission of knowledge ? :namaste: Good question. Sorry for the confusion. There is getting and "Getting." It certainly is important to "show up" and get...