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Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2
Replies: 23
Views: 611

Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

Dear Friends: It is my pleasure to announce that Wisdom Publications and Zangthal Editions will collaborate in bringing out the Self-Arisen Vidyā Tantra ( rig pa rang shar ) and the Self-Liberated Vidyā Tantr a ( rig pa rang grol ) as the Seventeen Tantras: Volume 1 & 2 . The first edition of t...
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Sadhana Practice
Replies: 223
Views: 7125

Re: Dzogchen Sadhana Practice

Mantrik wrote:Is this book also useful in understanding the relationship between Dzogchen and Deity Practice?


Yes, it is. Very important. In fact all Tulku Urgyens teachings are very important.

/magnus
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Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Longde Tantras
Replies: 41
Views: 2852

Re: Dzogchen Longde Tantras

Just come to think about this and I remembered that Tsadra is translating the complete Dam Ngak Dzö : http://dnz.tsadra.org/index.php/Main_Page
Volume One of the Nyingma section will contain a number of Dzogchen Longde texts. A very interesting project, Volume 14 on Chö is already available.

/magnus
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Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful Deities
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: Wrathful Deities

Malcolm wrote:
Tirisilex wrote:I dont believe that Wrath is a quality of a Buddha so I don't think Wrathful deities are full of wrath. Are they?


Peaceful deities are related to the eight consciousnesses. Wrathful deities are related to the senses organs.


:good:

/magnus
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tertön
Replies: 38
Views: 1768

Re: Tertön

Just curious when does the "warmth" of a treasure begin to cool down? Does it cool down? Are there factors that cool it quicker? Can it regain warmth? :P 8-) :P When enough people broken their samaya it cools down. Yes, some treasures are rediscovered by a later terton thus giving new lif...
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Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4213
Views: 297616

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Yes, agreed. What I was implying is that the natural state encompasses all actions rendering them harmless and appropriate. There are no choices to be made if one truly is living this as there is only that. Hi Jax, please take your new age pastiche elsewhere. Whoever Jax is, it is not me. There you...
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Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4213
Views: 297616

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

As someone else said, the cultivation of good qualities is present in recognition and continuing in the natural state. All of the perfections are complete in that. Until we actually have stability in the natural state, we still have to know what to accept and what to reject so you're free to contin...
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Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Full disclosure
Replies: 9
Views: 578

Re: Full disclosure

I attended a talk today by Chime R. who is Karma Kagyu and my refuge lama. He said that it is better to do NgonDro first, but if you have a family and are busy it is ok to just go ahead and do Dzogchen. Considering that he encourages his students to have families that is a fairly broad endorsement....
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Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism
Replies: 521
Views: 13284

Re: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism

Malcolm wrote:
heart wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Many people do. They are not the same thing.


I think it is very much out of line to think you know anything about my practice Malcolm. I am really disappointed I must say.

/magnus


Hi Magnus, my comment was not directed at you personally.


Ok, ok, if you say so. Thank you.

/magnus
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Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism
Replies: 521
Views: 13284

Re: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism

Yes, of course. For me that includes using methods from all the yanas, just like ChNNR say we can do. /magnus Using methods from other yanas will not lead even to a hint of the direct perception of rigpa. When people say that we have to use methods from other vehicles like Vajrayana if we practice ...
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Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Purpose of visualization and mantra
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Purpose of visualization and manra

My best suggestion for you is that you do first Guru Yoga with a white Ah (page 72 in the Guru Yoga book). Not once, many times, in one session you can do it 10, 20 or 100 times and these sessions can be done several times a day if you got time. Then add the song of the vajra (it is on the next page...
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Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic retribution vs...
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: Karmic retribution vs...

Hi, I went to a Kagyu dharma center tonight and someone there shared the following teaching (something that this person shares a lot, although it was my first time hearing it): Someone had attended a talk with Kalu Rinpoche where another person asked the following question about karma: “If someone ...
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Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism
Replies: 521
Views: 13284

Re: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism

No, actually, they cannot. You are confusing direct perception of rigpa with resting in a moment of unfabricated consciousness. I am confusing direct perception of rigpa with resting in a moment of unfabricated consciousness? :smile: /magnus Many people do. They are not the same thing. I think it i...
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Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism
Replies: 521
Views: 13284

Re: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism

Malcolm wrote:
heart wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Using methods from other yanas will not lead even to a hint of the direct perception of rigpa.


Of course it will, if you got direct introduction.

/magnus


Nope.


Of course they do, to be obsessed with methods is not Dzogchen.

/magnus
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Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism
Replies: 521
Views: 13284

Re: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism

And while of course one can practice the methods of creation and completion from Vajrayana, or a method from Sutra too if that's something one likes and gets benefit from, it's this often proposed idea people have which is so peculiar, that one must supplement Dzogchen with something else, because ...
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Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism
Replies: 521
Views: 13284

Re: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism

Using methods from other yanas will not lead even to a hint of the direct perception of rigpa. But if you've already had a hint of that direct perception, methods from other yanas can be used while knowing the flavour of the main point. You can still experience brief uncontrived moments intersperse...
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Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism
Replies: 521
Views: 13284

Re: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism

True but at least you know what he's talking about. And you can get the job done when you put your mind to it. Yes, of course. For me that includes using methods from all the yanas, just like ChNNR say we can do. /magnus Using methods from other yanas will not lead even to a hint of the direct perc...
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Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism
Replies: 521
Views: 13284

Re: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism

It's on the guru to point it out so it's obvious, bc there's no difference between dull and sharp faculties. The master pointing it out don't make you capable to continue in that state continuously, unfortunately. Nor does it make it effortless to return to that state when you loose it or even to m...
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Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism
Replies: 521
Views: 13284

Re: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism

Excellent quotes Malcolm. I don't disagree with anything above, which might comes as a surprise for some. From the point of resting in the natural state everything is a deviation, also lodjongs, semdzins and rushan. It assumes that you have this realisation. I think most of us don't have that. So w...

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