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Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4962
Views: 421834

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: 161
Views: 2528

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: 161
Views: 2528

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: 1027

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: 749

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: 749

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: 749

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: 1027

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: 749

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: 161
Views: 2528

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: 161
Views: 2528

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: 749

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: 1027

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
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 161
Views: 2528

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:33 pm
heart wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Pero wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:24 pm

I meant more like mental suffering. That is not a sensation to me, but perhaps I do not understand the word sensation correctly.
How about mental pain? Is it a sensation?

/magnus

Pain is, as we know well, the suffering of suffering.

Indeed.

/magnus
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 161
Views: 2528

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Is it really? Pain is a sensation. Suffering may not be a sensation. In any case, isn't it that as long as one has a physical body one can experience pain? Buddha had a headache too... I am pretty sure suffering is a sensation. It is true, as long as one has a physical body one can experience physi...
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 161
Views: 2528

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Since pain is the actual basis for suffering it is such strange distinction to make. /magnus 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 ...
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 161
Views: 2528

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Correct. It is frequently attributed to Murakami, but the book to from which it was taken ("What I Talk About When I Talk About Running") was only published in 2007. The quote is documented much earlier than that in Alcoholics Anonymous literature. Murakami just heard it somewhere and used it, like...
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 161
Views: 2528

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

It is Haruki Murakami, however it is used everywhere among western buddhist. But pain is actually suffering and it is connected with our body and our body is caused by our karma. /magnus not his, he just mentioned he heard it from some other marathon runner Correct. It is frequently attributed to M...
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 161
Views: 2528

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

I have heard the quote from many sources, and I suspect it is apocryphal. I know that it has nothing explicitly to do with Buddhism. But it is a propos when talking about the difference between pain and suffering, especially if the two are being conflated. Om mani padme hum Kathy It is Haruki Murak...
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 161
Views: 2528

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Suffering in buddhist context is not physical pain which is temporary, but the unwholesomeness of ignorance which result in endless cycle of rebirth in samsara. However, in the teaching of definitive meaning such as dzogchen and the middle path of buddhism, the concept of suffering does not establi...