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Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 1322

Re: sems and rigpa

I find it extremely unlikely that Magnus realizes this distinction. Sems is exactly this distinction, it have no other meaning. You should know this. /magnus Achard notes in his translation of Six Lamps that in rare cases the word sems is actually used the way Josef used it. That is possible, I don...
by heart
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 1322

Re: sems and rigpa

There’s no problem with saying sems is confused, as you do here. The problem is in saying that sems=confusion. Confusion can be an aspect of sems but it is obviously not what it is, period. You are using sems as referring to mindstream as such, in the broadest sense of the word -- which is presentl...
by heart
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 1322

Re: sems and rigpa

That in no way agreed with “sems is confusion”. Nobody is arguing that sems is the basis. Khenpo Gangshar: It is very important to distinguish the difference between mind (sem) and awareness (rigpa). The Great Omniscient One said, The elephants pretending to know ati now a days Claim that discursiv...
by heart
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 1322

Re: sems and rigpa

Coincidentally Malcolm just answered this question on Facebook. I won't quote him directly as he prefers his posts not shared elsewhere, but his answer is in agreement with Heart. And he points out, as he has done here before, that what distinguishes Dzogchen from the path of transformation, includ...
by heart
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 1322

Re: sems and rigpa

Definitely not. I don’t think sems is confusion because it obviously is not. Confusion can be an affliction of the mind but since the minds nature is naturally perfect the mind can not be defined as confusion. This is actually pretty obvious and surprising that someone who’s been doing this as long...
by heart
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 1322

Re: sems and rigpa

and, that means that the way liberation is described in the tantras and their commentaries positions Dzogchen as a vehicle that is beyond any notions of accumulations, purification, or any other conventional notions of stages etc that we see in other yanas. Sure there is individual progress but act...
by heart
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 1322

Re: sems and rigpa

The six characteristics of Samantabhadras liberation totally refute the notion of accumulating anything. And? and, that means that the way liberation is described in the tantras and their commentaries positions Dzogchen as a vehicle that is beyond any notions of accumulations, purification, or any ...
by heart
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 1322

Re: sems and rigpa

That's not what I said. Ironically though if we look into the connate ignorance and wisdom of the basis there isnt really much of a difference there either. The resolution of ignorance at the ground of liberation is just the same nature but there is no longer any confusion about it. So you don't th...
by heart
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 1322

Re: sems and rigpa

The distinction between sems and sems nyid is only relevant to establishing the recognition of sems nyid. There is no difference between sems and sems nyid. There is no difference between confusion and knowledge? :smile: /magnus That's not what I said. Ironically though if we look into the connate ...
by heart
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 1322

Re: sems and rigpa

I'm asking what sems "becomes" when there is recognition. It's a Dzogchen specific question. I mean in Tantra we say that the purified aggregates becomes the wisdoms etc., I am wondering if this applies to sems at all, or if the correct answer in Dzogchen terms is that sems is "pure from the beginn...
by heart
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 1322

Re: sems and rigpa

I'm asking what sems "becomes" when there is recognition. It's a Dzogchen specific question. I mean in Tantra we say that the purified aggregates becomes the wisdoms etc., I am wondering if this applies to sems at all, or if the correct answer in Dzogchen terms is that sems is "pure from the beginn...
by heart
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: sems and rigpa
Replies: 85
Views: 1322

Re: sems and rigpa

I'm asking what sems "becomes" when there is recognition. It's a Dzogchen specific question. I mean in Tantra we say that the purified aggregates becomes the wisdoms etc., I am wondering if this applies to sems at all, or if the correct answer in Dzogchen terms is that sems is "pure from the beginn...
by heart
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation in animals
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Reincarnation in animals

I hope i'm posting this post in the right section... anyways What are you guys' take on reincarnation in animals? Are there any suttas where shakyamuni Buddha explicitly confirms this possibility? I have always believed in reincarnation, and i also believe that at a certain time in "history" we hav...
by heart
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnated Lamas
Replies: 30
Views: 1108

Re: Reincarnated Lamas

smcj wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:53 am
The Jataka Tales establish his karmic trajectory. That’s different than having realized a bhumi.
Of course he did, but in Shravakayana they have a different set of Bhumis: https://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Eight_bhumis

/magnus
by heart
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnated Lamas
Replies: 30
Views: 1108

Re: Reincarnated Lamas

that is the theravada view, isnt it? or are you distinguishing between arya reincarnations and sentient beings? No, read my lips: there is no Buddhism where Shakyamuni Buddha is seen as "being an ordinary human who happened to become enlightened". /magnus Umm...what? I’m of the same understanding a...
by heart
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnated Lamas
Replies: 30
Views: 1108

Re: Reincarnated Lamas

... OR one could see it as Shakyamuni Buddha being an ordinary human who happened to become enlightened because He worked hard and followed the correct path. There is no Buddhism where Shakyamuni Buddha is seen as "being an ordinary human who happened to become enlightened". /magnus that is the the...
by heart
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnated Lamas
Replies: 30
Views: 1108

Re: Reincarnated Lamas

If the enlightenment is causing you to not be reborn in samsara again, unless you wish to be reborn again for the sake of all sentient beings, then why minds of the ones who have decided to do so are again ordinary or at least not as highly realised as is was in their former lifes? Why these master...
by heart
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnated Lamas
Replies: 30
Views: 1108

Re: Reincarnated Lamas

TrimePema wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:43 pm
... OR one could see it as Shakyamuni Buddha being an ordinary human who happened to become enlightened because He worked hard and followed the correct path.
There is no Buddhism where Shakyamuni Buddha is seen as "being an ordinary human who happened to become enlightened".

/magnus
by heart
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnated Lamas
Replies: 30
Views: 1108

Re: Reincarnated Lamas

Maybe I'm wrong about this but my understanding is: In the Hinayana, it is said that Shakyamuni Buddha was an ordinary human being who attained enlightenment through practice in this very lifetime and, having discovered that path, turned the wheel of dharma. The jataka tales about Shakyamunis previ...
by heart
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnated Lamas
Replies: 30
Views: 1108

Re: Reincarnated Lamas

Maybe I'm wrong about this but my understanding is: In the Hinayana, it is said that Shakyamuni Buddha was an ordinary human being who attained enlightenment through practice in this very lifetime and, having discovered that path, turned the wheel of dharma. The jataka tales about Shakyamunis previ...

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