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by oldbob
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Qualifications of a Lama
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Qualifications of a Lama

Bodhicitta is the litmus test. Yup! To quote KDLR Rinpoche, "If you want to know why I am on the throne, look at how I am benefiting them." Also, you can look if their consorts are content and satisfied. Also, can they read you book, chapter, verse, line and word and are you content with that? Also...
by oldbob
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6258
Views: 565982

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

What are the requirements to be able to read the Precious Vase? I want to use it to get into the preliminaries in a deeper sense. My 2 cents: Though others may say otherwise ( and I respect their right to do so) I do not feel there is any requirement to have a Direct Introduction before reading the...
by oldbob
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6258
Views: 565982

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I just hope that the Longsal terma will not be lost. I only received the Janadakini transmission. I'm also curious about SMS since no one to my knowledge has completed all levels. I hope that Rinpoche will manifest in ways that this lineage may continue. DS The Longsal Terma will not be lost. If I ...
by oldbob
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: Regret and Guru Yoga-Chatral R.

Wonderful picture and cascade of word images. :applause:

Many blessings and devotions. :thanks:

Showing up and practicing.

"red laser from the :heart: "
by oldbob
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6258
Views: 565982

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Playing off that last sentiment, I just want to express appreciation for all the vajra siblings on this thread. Rinpoche changed my life, and despite living near Seattle there’s no Ling remotely near me, so it feels good to be in touch in some way with other practitioners for help and support. Ofte...
by oldbob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6258
Views: 565982

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4052&start=5920#p465509 The Guru Yoga here is ChNNR's usage - being in the state of natural awareness. This is what is called for when anyone is dying. If you are distracted, then Shitro, or other practices as the DC websites suggest are fine. Do your bes...
by oldbob
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Earthquake Victims on Lombok
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Buddhist Earthquake Victims on Lombok

Greetings everyone, You probably heard about the terrible 6.9 magnitude earthquake on Lombok island, Indonesia, one week ago. It caused general destruction and loss of life on the whole island, with strong aftershocks continuing. Confirmed deaths were 347 by yesterday. You may not know that there is...
by oldbob
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6258
Views: 565982

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Igor is starting now!! Great connection in NJ USA.
by oldbob
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6258
Views: 565982

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Very nice teachings by the Italian Brothers and Sisters! :good: Yes, there are many long time practitioners who have achieved something from their practice that would be useful to share. While Elio and Adriano are known outside of Merigar, the others are not. These are all outstanding practitioners...
by oldbob
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6258
Views: 565982

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

http://melong.com/jin-dag-generosity-in-action/ "But when we think a little of ancient times and how it [Buddhism] started, there is a possibility that we can go in that same way. The teachings are for people who are interested, not only for people who have money." This quote is from Rinpoche's Melo...
by oldbob
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6258
Views: 565982

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

:namaste: Further thoughts on equal access to the Teachings. http://melong.com/jin-dag-generosity-in-action/ "But when we think a little of ancient times and how it [Buddhism] started, there is a possibility that we can go in that same way. The teachings are for people who are interested, not only f...
by oldbob
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: A question on malas
Replies: 14
Views: 1744

Re: A question on malas

Hello Everyone, I recite several different mantras and have set goals of 100,000 recitations per mantra for myself. My question is should I have a single mala, with counters, for each mantra or should I just stick with a single mala for all mantras and attach multiple counters? Thank you in advance...
by oldbob
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6258
Views: 565982

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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by oldbob
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?
Replies: 24
Views: 1146

Re: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?

[Split from Yidam and Dzogchen ] How it is possible? Is it somehow related to “Youthful Vase Body” (Wyl. Gzhon-Nu Bum-sku) which can be "broken" even after the buddhahood, when from it will arise the Appearances of the Basis (Wyl. Gzhi-sNang) and they will be not spontaneously accomplished (Wyl. Lh...
by oldbob
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Monastic Ordination the Better Option for Single Dzogchen Practitioners?
Replies: 87
Views: 3177

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

@oldbob and you were the lucky one? Maybe you have me confused with someone else. https://www.amazon.com/Divine-Madman-Sublime-Drukpa-Kunley/dp/8177690132/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1532388508&sr=1-2&keywords=drukpa+kunley Or Aku Tenba - If anyone has a pdf, or other source of the Aku Tenba sto...
by oldbob
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice
Replies: 20
Views: 1304

Re: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice

Just remember, the ultimate aim is to cut through attachment. I recall a Lama saying that the reason a kangling was first used was that the chodpa was in a cemetery and felt the need to call on the guests, so he picked up the first thing he could find as a horn, and it happened to be a thighbone! A...
by oldbob
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6258
Views: 565982

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: 6258
Views: 565982

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...

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