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by Josef
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intellectualism and Dzogchen
Replies: 16
Views: 183

Re: Intellectualism and Dzogchen

I went that direction for a while but tend to fall more in the middle of the road.
Reading Longchenpa, Jigme Lingpa, Patrul, ChNN, and Shantideva support my practice in a well-rounded way.
It really depends on the individual.
by Josef
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: View in Mahayoga, Anuyoga and Atiyoga
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: View in Mahayoga, Anuyoga and Atiyoga

Are these texts online available? Unfortunately I don’t own neither of them and I don’t want to buy more books just for clarifying one detail unless I can dedicate enough time to really read through them. The Treasury of Dharmadhatu and it's autocommentary are pretty essential for Nyingmapa's or an...
by Josef
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 64
Views: 2126

Re: Morality of stockholding

All these replies have to do with Buddhist morality rather than "Dzogchen ethics" as if there were such a thing. That's why my original query was, "why is this in the Dzogchen section?" If it were in the Buddhist ethics section. more people would probably benefit from it as well. Not to pick nits, ...
by Josef
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: young khachab rinpoche a terton?
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: young khachab rinpoche a terton?

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:38 pm
tingdzin wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:42 am
Caveat emptor.
Indeed. Think #metoo
Thirded.
by Josef
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: reads on karma and transmigration
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: reads on karma and transmigration

The sections on karma etc. in Jigme Lingpa's Treasury of Precious Qualities are the best I have read.
by Josef
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 64
Views: 2126

Re: Morality of stockholding

Owning shares of energy companies is wildly unethical and immoral in my opinion. According to buddhist morality: "A lay follower should not engage in five types of business. Which five? Business in weapons, business in human beings, business in meat, business in intoxicants, and business in poison....
by Josef
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 64
Views: 2126

Re: Morality of stockholding

Ricky wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:48 pm
There is nothing immoral about owning stocks as long as they have nothing to do with guns or alcohol.
Owning shares of energy companies is wildly unethical and immoral in my opinion.
by Josef
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Preparation for Ordination in Nyingma
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Preparation for Ordination in Nyingma

It's important to be honest about our motivations and capacities before embarking on any commitments. It seems worth remembering that even the great Patrul was only ordained as a novice monk. He did this intentionally because he was honest about his capacity and his motivation was altruism. A thorou...
by Josef
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra main differences
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra main differences

They are essentially the same.
The only real differences are in methodology.
What we normally think of as Mahamudra is virtually identical to Dzogchen Semde.
by Josef
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to understand the body correctly
Replies: 35
Views: 804

Re: How to understand the body correctly

I think this is on point but we also shouldn't take this to the extreme absurd level. People can understand and apply more than I think sometimes we give them credit for. Especially when we talk about other Buddhists that have lived in monasteries, studied the texts at a near academic level and hav...
by Josef
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to understand the body correctly
Replies: 35
Views: 804

Re: How to understand the body correctly

Pero wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:24 am
Josef wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:51 am
Pero wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:29 am

Which are by Longchenpa on this topic?
Pmed
I didn't get anything?
Weird.
It’s in the tsig don dzod
by Josef
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to understand the body correctly
Replies: 35
Views: 804

Re: How to understand the body correctly

If you really want to understand this topic from the Vajrayana/Dzogchen point of view you will need empowerments, transmissions, direct introduction etc. After that, there are English translations of works by Longchenpa and others that explain the topic clearly. Which are by Longchenpa on this topi...
by Josef
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to understand the body correctly
Replies: 35
Views: 804

Re: How to understand the body correctly

If you really want to understand this topic from the Vajrayana/Dzogchen point of view you will need empowerments, transmissions, direct introduction etc.
After that, there are English translations of works by Longchenpa and others that explain the topic clearly.
by Josef
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3526

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

He is a Rinpoche so they must necessary. You’re kidding I hope. No, which kind of vajrayana are you practicing? The one that critics the guru? Sorry haven't heard of that one yet. Must be new. Good luck with that. The Vajrayana of Longchenpa, Jigme Lingpa, and Patrul. It’s working out just fine.
by Josef
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3526

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

He cant seem to resist an opportunity to belittle the people who pay for his privileged lifestyle. You cannot seem to resist an opportunity to belittle Rinpoche in whatever public forums come up. I don't think it's particularly helpful as a Vajrayana practitioner to slander teachers of the dharma w...
by Josef
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3526

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

His affirmation of the benefits of practicing the Mahayana as a basis for the Vajrayana. I am sorry, but this following statement is very silly: Those who skip the Mahayana path and go straight to the Vajrayana path are obvious from a distance by the gleam of their oily hair. They have at least fou...
by Josef
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4763
Views: 404226

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

lelopa wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:05 am
P.S.:
I do refer to the older red booklet - not this one:
http://www.shangshunguk.org/v1/index.ph ... &Itemid=44
I have the old one.
by Josef
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 64
Views: 2126

Re: Morality of stockholding

Dzogchen is popular? Maybe in some other world system. Interesting response; where do you live? I don't mean popular like Elvis or the Beatles were, I just mean among "spiritual" people. Among that subset of the population, it seems you can't swing a dead cat these days without hitting a "Dzogchen"...
by Josef
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4763
Views: 404226

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Ive read the booklet numerous times, he gives two practices not a combination. You can have a path which combines two or more practices of the same deity. The problem we have is that ChNN does not always use consistent English and may talk of a 'combination' or 'combining' whilst not meaning 'mixin...
by Josef
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3526

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

He cant seem to resist an opportunity to belittle the people who pay for his privileged lifestyle.