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by Josef
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche's termas
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: Mipham Rinpoche's termas

Pema Rigdzin wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:25 pm
Anyone know the name and contents of Mipham Rinpoche's terma cycle? The nature of it, ie Sa ter or gong ter, etc?
Mipham was more of a pure vision composer of liturgical texts than a terton.
by Josef
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guru yoga for longchen?
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: Guru yoga for longchen?

In the meantime you can recite prayers like this one. Prayer to Longchenpa (Adapted from the Words of Mipham Rinpoche) by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche The primordial and spontaneous nature of luminous awareness Is unchanging and of one-taste with all the victorious buddhas. To you who have perceived this...
by Josef
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Are there stages of familiarity with the visions?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Are there stages of familiarity with the visions?

Motova wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:01 am
Josef wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:24 am
Motova wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:13 am
Are there stages of familiarity with each or some of the visions?

Thank you.
yes, but this isnt really the place.
What can be discussed?
In my opinion its not worth having any discussions of these practices with anyone other than ones guru or vajra siblings in a private setting.
by Josef
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Extract, Immaculate Confession Tantra, recited by Patrul Rinpoche
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: Extract, Immaculate Confession Tantra, recited by Patrul Rinpoche

Verses of Confession from the final, 16th chapter of the Immaculate Confession Tantra , from lotsawahouse.org I'm posting this because it was mentioned in Ricard that Patrul Rinpoche recited the Immaculate Confession Tantra just before passing away. ༈ དུས་གསུམ་བདེ་གཤེགས་རྒྱལ་བ་འཁོར་དང་བཅས། ། dü sum...
by Josef
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Are there stages of familiarity with the visions?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Are there stages of familiarity with the visions?

Motova wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:13 am
Are there stages of familiarity with each or some of the visions?

Thank you.
yes, but this isnt really the place.
by Josef
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: How would you translate this?
Replies: 1
Views: 251

How would you translate this?

de la kha dog dbyibs mthong na mtshan ma rig pa' gnas la gol

I have a document that translates it as:

If you see shapes and colors you have strayed from rigpa's presence.

This translation seems to be missing something to me. Any insight would be appreciated.
by Josef
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guruyoga with one's enemies?
Replies: 35
Views: 1587

Re: Guruyoga with one's enemies?

"Whenever we study or practice this Secret Mantra Vajrayana, it is essential to keep in mind the five perfections. As Jigme Lingpa said: He who sees his teacher as a man Will receive the very lowest accomplishment. The teacher should perceive the disciples as Buddhas, and the disciples should perce...
by Josef
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lung always given at time of empowerment?
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Lung always given at time of empowerment?

Sennin wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:44 am
Josef wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:04 am

It’s common for empowerments to be given without a lung.
What about the mantra? Isn't that usually given during the empowerment?
Yes, the mantra is transmitted in the empowerment.
by Josef
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Lung always given at time of empowerment?
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Lung always given at time of empowerment?

So of course nowadays I know that yidam practice functions in dependence on not only wang, but also lung and tri. But once upon a time I didn't know that, so if the lung hadn't been given I wouldn't have even known what I was missing, and now I want to practice some of the sadhanas from those early...
by Josef
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guruyoga with one's enemies?
Replies: 35
Views: 1587

Re: Guruyoga with one's enemies?

"Whenever we study or practice this Secret Mantra Vajrayana, it is essential to keep in mind the five perfections. As Jigme Lingpa said: He who sees his teacher as a man Will receive the very lowest accomplishment. The teacher should perceive the disciples as Buddhas, and the disciples should percei...
by Josef
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hats in the Tibetan Monastic Traditions
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: Hats in the Tibetan Monastic Traditions

Tashi delek, Many thanks to Josef and Mandog :namaste: Have some further questions regarding these beautiful Nyingma Hats. - Are these Hats seen as particular to a Nyingma Rinpoche ? - Nyang Ral - Pema Chogyal - jatson Nyingpo - Longchenpa - Are these Hats seen as belonging to a certain Nyingma Tra...
by Josef
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Qualifications of a Lama
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Qualifications of a Lama

Bodhicitta is the litmus test.
by Josef
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hats in the Tibetan Monastic Traditions
Replies: 18
Views: 1033

Re: Hats in the Tibetan Monastic Traditions

Tashi delek, Nyingma has many Monastic hats, unbelievable, i count 9 Hats. Maybe one of you could give some explanations to these impressive Nyingma Hats? Also the names of these Nyingma Rinpochees are important to know. Thanks Nyingmapa hats - 00.jpg Chatral Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, Trulshik Rin...
by Josef
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 579628

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Did Rinpoche teach and transmit all of his Longsal terma or was there still more? Have his senior students, like Adriano Clemente, received all of them? DS It's not at all uncommon for terma cycles to take multiple generations to be revealed, even then there is often a vast amount that remains hidd...
by Josef
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 211
Views: 6620

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

michaelb wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:57 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:54 pm
ChNN Drolod was a terma from Adzom Drugpa. So different terma have different background narratives.
please show me where Adzom Drukpa said ANYTHING like the tigress is Ati Muwer.
When his tulku repeatedly said it.
by Josef
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guruyoga with one's enemies?
Replies: 35
Views: 1587

Re: Guruyoga with one's enemies?

Huh, I assumed this would be easy to find out. Is anyone familiar with this practice or any other place it has been mentioned or taught? I have not heard of anything like this and it seems quite odd. As I mentioned, I had heard of it before. The person who mentioned it (who may well have read it in...
by Josef
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guruyoga with one's enemies?
Replies: 35
Views: 1587

Re: Guruyoga with one's enemies?

climb-up wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:15 pm
Huh, I assumed this would be easy to find out.

Is anyone familiar with this practice or any other place it has been mentioned or taught?
I have not heard of anything like this and it seems quite odd.
by Josef
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 579628

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

climb-up wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:39 pm
Perhaps there was confusion with Dorje Drollo, who is an emanation of guru rinpoche?
they both are.
by Josef
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Scanning Library Books
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: Scanning Library Books

And here we are again debating the ethics of circumventing publishers of dharma books... It’s this simple, if you want publishers to have the capacity to produce books go through appropriate channels to acquire the books they have already published. If you don’t care about future publications or the...
by Josef
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Scanning Library Books
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: Scanning Library Books

I would say yes.
Scanning and making e-files of copyrighted material amounts to theft and is even worse if those files are distributed.
We should purchase dharma books that we need for our practice and not bother with amassing a collection.

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