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by Josef
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Relationship between Dzogchen tantras and Nyingthiks
Replies: 21
Views: 1788

Re: Relationship between Dzogchen tantras and Nyingthiks

It takes approximately 5 days for the lung of the 17 tantras. Any senior Nyingma Lama can grant this lung. Probably the best people to receive it from at present are Dzongsar Khyentse, Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche or Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche (who is actually a Kagyu master). This is not to exclude the ma...
by Josef
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translators
Replies: 19
Views: 1028

Re: Translators

in my experience erick is american far right wing kook politically. totally lacking in any compassion for others. that makes me suspicious of his translations. an acedemic not a compassionate buddhist. In your experiance.... You know the guy? His name sounds greek. The website to me just is a list ...
by Josef
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...
Replies: 94
Views: 2221

Re: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...

Pratyeakabuddhas realize the selflessness of persons but not phenomena. Emptiness of self and rupaskandha, but not the mental skandhas. Gorampa's Distinguishing the Views, pp.119-121, Chodung Karmo trans.: [the sravaka path] does not take the lack of true existence of the skandhas as its main mode ...
by Josef
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...
Replies: 94
Views: 2221

Re: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...

But it is asserted that both do not realize the full emptiness of phenomena, pratyekabuddhas only have a partial realization of the emptiness of pheneomena. Buddhas realize two-fold emptiness completely. Dudjom Rinpoche at least clarifies that what pratyekabuddhas realize is that there are no partl...
by Josef
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...
Replies: 94
Views: 2221

Re: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...

ford_truckin wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:12 am
...if none of the sutras were spoken by Shakyamuni Buddha himself? Why or why not?
No, because the same argument could be made for the Pali canon, and bodhicitta is obviously without flaw.
by Josef
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translators
Replies: 19
Views: 1028

Re: Translators

in my experience erick is american far right wing kook politically. totally lacking in any compassion for others. that makes me suspicious of his translations. an acedemic not a compassionate buddhist. This. And he has been known to take payment for translations and never deliver the ordered product.
by Josef
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Daily Practice
Replies: 20
Views: 652

Re: Daily Practice

I’m sort of new to formal practice. So far I just meditate about 5 times a week for about 20 minutes. I also meditate at a Chan temple once a week. I attend teachings at a Gelug place and at a Nyingma temple. What suggestions do you all have for a wholesome daily practice? If you cultivate bodhicit...
by Josef
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Relationship between Dzogchen tantras and Nyingthiks
Replies: 21
Views: 1788

Re: Relationship between Dzogchen tantras and Nyingthiks

The Lung for the 17 tantras (as well as the Vima and Khandro Nyinthigs) still exists and is still transmitted. Hi Malcolm, Any specific holder of that lineage that comes to mind ? Do you know how long it would approximately take for such a Lung to be transmitted ? A few days ? A week ? More ? May b...
by Josef
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question
Replies: 42
Views: 1450

Re: Question

¿How is that you are here then? Have any clue? You havent discovered it in the past and even if you had received teachings in a previous lifetime that doesnt mean you fully realized them. This is the fundamental principle of the first statement of Garab Dorje. Once one has recognized their true nat...
by Josef
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Beginner in Mahamudra
Replies: 31
Views: 1189

Re: Beginner in Mahamudra

Hello I am interested in Mahamudra. I am in doubt between two books. I want to buy only one. Which one do you recommend? What is the most complete and best introduction for beginners in Mahamudra? The Practice of Tranquillity and Insight by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Ma...
by Josef
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question
Replies: 42
Views: 1450

Re: Question

The basis once rediscovered seems perfect (whatever perfect mean) but ¿how can it be covered and then discovered over and over? ¿How is this play possible?l Why do you think it's covered and discovered over and over? The basis once rediscovered seems perfect (whatever perfect mean) but ¿how can it ...
by Josef
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question
Replies: 42
Views: 1450

Re: Question

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:18 am
The basis once rediscovered seems perfect (whatever perfect mean) but ¿how can it be covered and then discovered over and over? ¿How is this play possible?l
It’s not covered and discovered over and over.
by Josef
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6464
Views: 606194

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hi folks. First post. Periodic lurker. :smile: First, for anyone celebrating Christmas, Merry Christmas. Hope you and yours are well and happy. I have 2 questions. Hopefully someone doesn’t mind answering or PMing a response. 1. I have received DI but became involved with the DC long after 2006 whe...
by Josef
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6464
Views: 606194

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Alright, thanks for the reassurance Johnny and Josef. I am more confident to practice more frequently now, instead of waiting till I am able to get another transmission :) Rinpoche's teachings on Guru Yoga contained in the GY book are in my opinion, timeless teachings on par with the great works of...
by Josef
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6464
Views: 606194

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

That's what the WWTs were. If you are unsure of what you received, there are practices to resolve doubts, You can certainly get the Guru Yoga book and begin there. I purchased the Guru Yoga and Song of Vajra e-book recently. The Guru Yoga book talks about the importance of the oral and symbolic tra...
by Josef
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6464
Views: 606194

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

As far as I know, if you had received Direct Introduction from Rinpoche, this is enough to practice Guru Yoga of the White Ah, Song of The Vajra. Generally speaking the materials available through SSI are adequate to understand the practices, the Guru Yoga book is indispensable if you do not own it...
by Josef
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1
Replies: 61
Views: 12911

Re: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1

Lamrim is a category of literature. Not all Lamrim texts include all Buddhadhama. It doesnt really make sense to classify a literary device as superior to dharma. Lamrim is not a category of literature, it's the very essence of all of Buddha's teachings. If a 'lamrim' text doesn't contain the essen...
by Josef
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1
Replies: 61
Views: 12911

Re: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1

Still, nothing can be said to have inherent qualities. An examination has to be made by each person to determine which Dharma has the greatest effect on their life... and whoever you ask, you'll get a different answer. Well said. This is also why Lamrim is such a powerful teaching tool. Since it in...
by Josef
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1
Replies: 61
Views: 12911

Re: Lam Rim Discussion: Part 1

One question that arose yesterday that seemed like an apparent contradiction - in the Lam Rim, "Great misdeed are terminated spontaneously" - as I understand that, it prevents one from ever repudiating the Dharma, considering one flavor or path to be superior or to give any version more respect or ...
by Josef
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6464
Views: 606194

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

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