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by Josef
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Guru yoga
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Guru yoga

Bruce wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:17 am
Josef wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:13 pm
Seven Treasuries is a sort of compilation sadhana combining elements from several different GR sadhanas from different terma.
Thank you. still curious if it is the same thing as Dechen Namdrol?
They are both outer guru Yoga practices as far as I know. Just different litergies.
by Josef
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Guru yoga
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Guru yoga

Seven Treasuries is a sort of compilation sadhana combining elements from several different GR sadhanas from different terma.
by Josef
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Types of emanations
Replies: 24
Views: 418

Re: Types of emanations

... nepotism ... Blink, blink. That’s ... a pretty hopeless word. Pretty difficult for practitioners doing their best in this 21st century not to throw the baby out w the bath water after “nepotism” ... It’s fitting though. I recognize that difficulty. We’re trying to do something very difficult.
by Josef
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Types of emanations
Replies: 24
Views: 418

Re: Types of emanations

It's a way to make sure several wealthy patrons or prominent families get a son recognized as a tulku. :applause: Sigh, yes. Makes sense. I wish I could stop being cynical. I don’t think it’s cynical really. We should be able to at the very least hold our own community accountable for hypocrisy and...
by Josef
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Types of emanations
Replies: 24
Views: 418

Re: Types of emanations

I've never seen or heard an explanation of any difference between them. The only thing I know is that typically the mind emanation is the most important. For example, Dudjom Lingpa had five emanations of body, speech, mind, qualities, and activity. Dudjom Rinpoche was the mind emanation of Dudjom L...
by Josef
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Types of emanations
Replies: 24
Views: 418

Re: Types of emanations

It's a way to make sure several wealthy patrons or prominent families get a son recognized as a tulku.
by Josef
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Books for beginner Gelug students
Replies: 40
Views: 2131

Re: Books for beginner Gelug students

Atisha's Lamp for the Path
Bodhicaryavatara
by Josef
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 386717

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

As usual, I'm amazed at the clarity of his transmission. Beyond anything. He truly is my Guru in that sense. And yet, as usual, I'm unsure how to continue in the Dzogchen Community. I practice the Short Tun, have met the small local sangha, and I know the SMS program exists. But really, what is the...
by Josef
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Script?
Replies: 60
Views: 1475

Re: Dakini Script?

Aro's lineage (not to be confounded with the Sems-sde lineage from A-ro Ye-shes 'byung-gnas, *9th c.) is fake because it is based on the supposed teachings of Aro Lingma, a woman said to have lived around the late 19th-early 20th century. However, there never was any Aro Lingma, and there was never...
by Josef
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Script?
Replies: 60
Views: 1475

Re: Dakini Script?

I've been reading Buddhism for Vampires, and found this link from there from what seems to be a Nyingmapa lineage called Aro: http://www.aroencyclopaedia.org/shared/text/k/khandro_script_ca_01_01_eng.php From what was said, it said that dakinis use both language and body language as their own langu...
by Josef
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 33
Views: 1133

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 ...
by Josef
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa centers in singapore
Replies: 16
Views: 253

Re: Ngakpa centers in singapore

May I also know more about their lineage? Is their lineage all focused on chod? Or are there actually more practises in it that I’m unaware of at the moment? There are a great number of practices in the Dudjom lineages. You will have to receive instructions and practice in order to find out what yo...
by Josef
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 33
Views: 1133

Re: Morality of stockholding

tingdzin wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:26 am
Josef wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:22 pm
Because the dzogchen view can be applied to any aspect of our daily lives, finances included.
How delusional.
Really?
Explain to us how the Dzogchen view is limited.
by Josef
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Harming spirits
Replies: 52
Views: 1154

Re: Harming spirits

Although nagas might be angry about the destruction of their habitat, why would they take it out on other poor, ignorant fellow victims, such as the people living in the area who are there because of economic necessity? I always gravitate towards these areas, and I try to feel compassion for the pe...
by Josef
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Harming spirits
Replies: 52
Views: 1154

Re: Harming spirits

There are great stories of Patrul Rinpoche pacifying spirits who had been harmed by teaching the Bodhicaryavatara in their habitat.
He also instructed his disciples to teach the Bodhicaryavatara to spirits etc.
by Josef
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16989

Re: The DJKR Topic

There’s a website called “Cult Education Institute” that has a section on lamas. You guys that want to go all lynch mob can probably have fun over there. I don’t see a lynch mob. I see people actually discerning whether or not a certain lama is behaving appropriately. This examination of the behavi...
by Josef
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16989

Re: The DJKR Topic

MalaBeads wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:46 am
My question is: does djkr have pure perception? Somehow this entire conversation would rest more easily with me if I could be sure that this is something he himself has 'accomplished' I guess we will never know but can only assume. Therein is the problem.
Excellent point.
by Josef
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16989

Re: The DJKR Topic

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:37 am
Malcolm wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:53 pm
This is why we are instructed to observe teachers for a long while.
that's advice that everyone gives but no one follows.
I can't even think of on example of someone doing this.
I do this.
Ive also gotten very lucky when I havent.
by Josef
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16989

Re: The DJKR Topic

Interesting, HH Dilgo khyentse rinpoche ( who most, if not all Nyingthig practitioners revere) Didn't seem to think so. Dilgo Khyentse (unfortunately) isnt around anymore. You do realize that Rinpoche is the reincarnation of one of his Root guru's right? That's the great thing about enlightened bei...
by Josef
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 16989

Re: The DJKR Topic

Unless if your teacher is Sogyal Rinpoche, (you could take it an an insult) then i'm not sure what you're referring to. Rinpoche didn't "insult" anyone, he actually just reported what someone said about him. I have frankly never heard Rinpoche insult a single teacher, except some harsh language aim...