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Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 29
Views: 729

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

Regarding mundane beings i would reccomend only make contact with beings who have and keep samaya, like local guardians. You only got samaya if you are a Vajrayana practitioner Javier. Here in the west I think most local protectors are not Vajrayana practitioners. Through Sangcho you can develop a ...
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3398

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:32 pm
DGA wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:04 pm
or is it an empowerment (with samaya to observe)?
^^^This^^^ in the Dudjom Tersar.
That is actually the only kind of ngakpa there is, someone who took a particular empowerment and then follow that samaya.

/magnus
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 29
Views: 729

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

If you make offering to mundane deities you can reborn in their retinue. Something to avoid, we want to free from samsara. Brahma, god, bad spirits, good spirits, etc. Regarding mundane beings i would reccomend only make contact with beings who have and keep samaya, like local guardians. So if we m...
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3105

Re: New Rigpa letter

I don't know, need the letter writers themselves to confirm. Also impossible for us to confirm other people's reception of direct introduction even if he allegedly gave it. Yes, but that is how it is in Dzogchen. I only seen Sogyal Rinpoche teach once and he was talking about rigpa all the time. /m...
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3105

Re: New Rigpa letter

I don't know, need the letter writers themselves to confirm. Also impossible for us to confirm other people's reception of direct introduction even if he allegedly gave it. Yes, but that is how it is in Dzogchen. I only seen Sogyal Rinpoche teach once and he was talking about rigpa all the time. /m...
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3105

Re: New Rigpa letter

i agree with Greg that there is a danger in rejecting the entire concept and practice of pure perception. the whole issue of pure perception is a very thorny one fraught with unavoidable danger. i think it's important to remember that the vajrayana is A) inherently dangerous and B) not for everyone...
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3105

Re: New Rigpa letter

I am going by this information from mutsuk: Agreed. I said above that I need to be corrected on that point if necessary. My source for that is the late François Calmes (Rigpa, Paris, he passed away in May 2009 if I remember well) who was Lakar's french translator for years. I heard JLA say the same...
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4971
Views: 423733

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

csmorg96 wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:16 am
are all of ChNN's retreats taught in English?
yes.

/magnus
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 169
Views: 3206

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Once you receive the direct introduction, you moved on with your life, instead of binding your life with the raft. When you receive the direct introduction that is the actual beginning of the path. This also where you realise why you need a Guru. It would seem that you missed out, but it is not to ...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 169
Views: 3206

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

A saying is true when it is true, it does not matter where it come from. Even with your source, the definition 'suffering' is of non-definitive dharma. You seem to have truth on your side Jyoti. :smile: /magnus My side is none other than what is in the scriptures. So we have something common then? ...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 1083

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

I know lung, but what’s the difference to wang and specially Pewang? A pewang is a text blessing after which you can read the texts yourself but you can't pass it onto someone else. With lung you theoretically can do that. /magnus There are differences of opinion on this point. This is what CNR tol...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the purpose of chanting?
Replies: 40
Views: 815

Re: What is the purpose of chanting?

The point of praying in a language you don't understand is to make yourself feel spiritual. The point of praying in a language you do understand is to feel the intention of the prayer. Well, not really. Praying in Tibetan don't really mean you don't understand or feel the intention of the prayer. /...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the purpose of chanting?
Replies: 40
Views: 815

Re: What is the purpose of chanting?

Yeah, we generally only chant the Tibetan as a group, but my teacher tells us that when we're on our own we should first chant the Tibetan, followed by the English to learn what it means. It seems to work pretty well. Before long I can usually just chant the Tibetan while thinking of the meaning. T...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the purpose of chanting?
Replies: 40
Views: 815

Re: What is the purpose of chanting?

That's what I thought, as well. I also have heard from a teacher that saying these prayers etc in Tibetan has some power. perhaps it sounds superstitious, but he said that since that's the language that these prayers were first given to us, saying them in Tibetan is a good thing. If you don't under...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 1083

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

fckw wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:51 am
I know lung, but what’s the difference to wang and specially Pewang?
A pewang is a text blessing after which you can read the texts yourself but you can't pass it onto someone else. With lung you theoretically can do that.

/magnus
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the purpose of chanting?
Replies: 40
Views: 815

Re: What is the purpose of chanting?

If you don't understand the meaning the benefit is limited. Saying them in Tibetan is good when doing them together with Tibetans but when doing them alone it is also good to do them in English. /magnus Chanting in English ? Yes, of course. In order to understand the meaning. And really chanting ar...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 169
Views: 3206

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Who is talking about marathon? Not me. Clearly you are making a concerted effort to avoid understanding me. Fine. Om mani padme hum Kathy I am sorry if I offend you, but this distinction is not done in Buddhism, no matter where the quote is from. Like Malcolm said, pain is the suffering of sufferin...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 169
Views: 3206

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Pain is just a necessary physical sensation. Suffering in the case of pain is (or is caused by) the aversion to pain. It is perfectly possible, though difficult without practice, to experience pain without the aversion. No aversion, no suffering. This is the Second Noble Truth. Om mani padme hum Ka...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the purpose of chanting?
Replies: 40
Views: 815

Re: What is the purpose of chanting?

Only a guess but one of the purposes of chanting may be to get closer to your "buddha-nature" There really is no "chanting", it is either prayers or sadhanas. It is a good idea to get to know what that is. /magnus That's what I thought, as well. I also have heard from a teacher that saying these pr...
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 1083

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

Rroman wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:58 am
wangs at benchen are open their is no need to register. just show up. They will only be wangs, no lungs.
who is planning on going?
thank you for the information Rroman!

/magnus