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Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 733
Views: 58947

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

According to ChNN, sems sde must be practiced in conjunction with regular creation and completion stage, that is the point I am making. Sems de, unlike man ngag sde, is not an independent system of practice. I never heard him say that, but I have no reason to don't believe you. Anyway the "man ngag...
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 733
Views: 58947

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

This set of books is about sems sde, and was also written before he met Kumaraja. If you say so, but I don't see how that matters actually. Sems sde is also Dzogchen. /magnus According to ChNN, sems sde must be practiced in conjunction with regular creation and completion stage, that is the point I...
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Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?
Replies: 21
Views: 494

Re: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?

Also, it makes a big difference how long you can rest in the natural state because the omniscient quality need some time to flower fully. /magnus Can you please elaborate on that? I have never heard of this, but it would explain some things. I am not sure what to elaborate on. These are oral instru...
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Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?
Replies: 21
Views: 494

Re: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?

Also, it has been mentioned before by Malcolm in a different thread, that at the end of a mahakalpa the realms empty from the hells upwards, leaving every single being in some kind of buddhahood, but when the next mahakalpa starts they lose that state. Edit: which creates the question what happens ...
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Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?
Replies: 21
Views: 494

Re: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?

In have no idea where you get this karma reset from, can you provide a quote? There is no way to avoid cause and effect not even at the end of a mahakalpa. According to the Vima Nyingtik once you gain liberation there is no reversion possible, it is "like being cured of smallpox". Also, it makes a ...
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Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?
Replies: 21
Views: 494

Re: What happens at the end of a mahakalpa?

I think you didnt't read the quotes carefully. The implication as it stands is that if you are not on the 16th bhumi by the end of the mahakalpa, you are frak along with everyone else connected to you. I just readed what was quoted, i'm sorry if I didn't get it all. there is no karma reset, that I ...
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 53
Views: 2241

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR, Leslie Hays says CTR tortured a cat. Is there anyone here that actually know Leslie Hays and that can vouch for her stories? /magnus Magnus, are you suggesting that we should not just take everything that Hays says at face value but that we shoul...
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR
Replies: 53
Views: 2241

Re: Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR

Leslie Hays says Akong R kidnapped and tortured SMR, Leslie Hays says CTR tortured a cat.

Is there anyone here that actually know Leslie Hays and that can vouch for her stories?

/magnus
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ema kiri
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Ema kiri

Can someone please explain to me the origins of this text published by Rangjung Yeshe in Precious songs of Awakening. "Ema Kiri kiirii" Here is a translation from the original Oddiyana language by Longchenpa to Tibetan and then to English by David Christensen. http://levekunst.com/the-song-of-the-v...
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3577

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

I do not think the Dharma is important because there are a few stories of outrageous behavior by Indian or Tibetan masters. I personally think western students focus on these examples too much because they are titillating and exotic. I never said you did Malcolm, I just said these stories didn't tu...
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3577

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

I also want to say that I really disagree with the title of this thread, I would never post in such a thread.

/magnus
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 248
Views: 9235

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

PSM wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:48 pm
I've almost finished watching the brilliant Wild Wild Country. I can't help but think it's highly relevant to this thread.
Yes, I agree.

/magnus
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3577

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

Is it good, is it bad, it is very difficult to say. Somehow these stories don't make people loose faith in the Dharma because in that case neither you nor me would still be feeling that Dharma is the most important thing in our life as we in fact do, both of us, after all these years. I do not thin...
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3577

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

The notion that there is a person to destroy is pernicious and false. This is annihilationism. Malcolm, I am not saying there is a "person to destroy" I am saying that the natural state is not our ordinary state of confusion. The distinction between mind and rigpa. /magnus Do you think you have to ...
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3577

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

I am pretty sure none of you think that Naropa let Tilopa abuse him to the point of death without Naropa getting some realisation, some awakening in the process. That would be very stupid on his part and I think we all know that Naropa wasn't stupid. 1) Naropa was already an advanced Vajrayāna prac...
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's the point of abusive gurus?
Replies: 93
Views: 3577

Re: What's the point of abusive gurus?

I am a little surprised at this discussion and several others recently. Vajrayana (including Dzogchen) is not really about finding a nice teacher that can teach you nice things, right? It is about recognising the natural state, decide on that and gain full realisation in the natural self liberation...
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 248
Views: 9235

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

I am pretty sure none of you think that Naropa let Tilopa abuse him to the point of death without Naropa getting some realisation, some awakening in the process. That would be very stupid on his part and I think we all know that Naropa wasn't stupid. Many of these crazy stories are horseshit fabric...
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 248
Views: 9235

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

I am a little surprised at this discussion and several others recently. Vajrayana (including Dzogchen) is not really about finding a nice teacher that can teach you nice things, right? It is about recognising the natural state, decide on that and gain full realisation in the natural self liberation ...
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to End Samaya?
Replies: 44
Views: 1273

Re: How to End Samaya?

Simon E. wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:37 am
Incidentally the late Akong Rinpoche said that CTR was in many ways a pioneer and an extraordinary teacher but that he had breached samaya long before he reached the West so that in effect he was not a guru and had no students in the traditional sense.
Can we have some details?

/magnus
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guru Rinpoche and Lineages
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Guru Rinpoche and Lineages

ratna wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:04 pm
Vima Nyingtik doesn't go through Padmasambhava. Also Semde and Longde.
Semde and Longde go through Vairochana.

/magnus

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