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by SSJ3Gogeta
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can other religions lead to enlightenment?
Replies: 59
Views: 6368

Re: Can other religions lead to enlightenment?

Ikkyu wrote: How so?

Every non-Buddhist system is realist.
by SSJ3Gogeta
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can other religions lead to enlightenment?
Replies: 59
Views: 6368

Re: Can other religions lead to enlightenment?

Jeff wrote:A specific example that is very similar to Dzogchen is found in various threads of Gnostic Christianity. A Buddha is similar to a Christ.

Dzogchen is not even like Mahamudra, yet its similar to Gnostic Christianity?

:rolling:
by SSJ3Gogeta
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddha nature misunderstood as atman.
Replies: 41
Views: 6443

Re: Buddha nature misunderstood as atman.

In Mahamudra, a tantric tradition, Buddha nature simply refers to the nature of mind, which is also known by many other terms in that tradition.
by SSJ3Gogeta
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddha nature misunderstood as atman.
Replies: 41
Views: 6443

Re: Buddha nature misunderstood as atman.

It depends whether you are talking about tantric or sutric Buddha nature, which are two different things. The Tathāgatagarbha Sutras ARE eternalist, and contain some pretty crazy stuff few people are aware of. I've even read somewhere they influenced Advaita Vedanta. The point is that part of the su...
by SSJ3Gogeta
Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: How long for actual Meditation...?
Replies: 25
Views: 3955

Re: How long for actual Meditation...?

Hmm, see I cannot help but think that there is no substitue for silent meditation (for want of a better description). Mantra, Yantra, Bells and Mudras seem to give me more to think abut rather than the opportunity to experience my mind. It feels a little like putting more furniture in the prison ce...
by SSJ3Gogeta
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: How long for actual Meditation...?
Replies: 25
Views: 3955

Re: How long for actual Meditation...?

From the Vajrayana POV, trul khor, tummo, karmamudra etc. is better than contrived meditation.
by SSJ3Gogeta
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: American Buddhist Radio Station
Replies: 1
Views: 467

American Buddhist Radio Station

Why hasn't this happened yet?

Either through regular or satelite?

We have all these christian ones....
by SSJ3Gogeta
Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Females who achieved rainbow body
Replies: 129
Views: 16558

Re: Females who achieved rainbow body

Yeah I suspected it was Kangkar Rinpoche, one of ChNN's main teachers, b7t you kept saying Kunga. :rolling: She doesn't even understand the difference between Mahayana and Madhyamaka. indicate the maha parinirvana sutra is included as one the main sutras relied by the Madhyamaka tradition. Are you ...
by SSJ3Gogeta
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Acceptance or Judgement?
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Re: Acceptance or Judgement?

Dave The Seeker wrote:I understand that there is some minor differences in the lineages of Buddhism.
Major differences.
by SSJ3Gogeta
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Song of Vajra
Replies: 88
Views: 10889

Re: The Song of Vajra

pawel wrote: :heart: (watched twice already)

Did you figure out why the guy has wings on the back of his hoodie??
by SSJ3Gogeta
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to be healthy
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: How to be healthy

I find people come with all sorts of excuses not to weight train.

Kids will say 'Oh it will stunt my growth'

Women will say 'Oh it will make me look like a man'
by SSJ3Gogeta
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to be healthy
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: How to be healthy

The best is weight training with a barbell i.e. squats, deadlifts etc.

Better than any yoga, cardio, diet etc. in terms of getting and staying in shape.
by SSJ3Gogeta
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Females who achieved rainbow body
Replies: 129
Views: 16558

Re: Females who achieved rainbow body

whatever.
by SSJ3Gogeta
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Females who achieved rainbow body
Replies: 129
Views: 16558

Re: Females who achieved rainbow body

Such obsession with the body at the time of death. Why on earth does it matter? Rainbow body is the fixation that ruins many a Dzogchen practitioner. In depends on what you mean by "rainbow body", which as I understand is merely a prevalent English phrase. Malcolm said that one can complete Dzogche...
by SSJ3Gogeta
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Most Sacred Pilgrimage Site in Dzogchen?
Replies: 25
Views: 4132

Re: Most Sacred Pilgrimage Site in Dzogchen?

Malcolm wrote: No, they are different.

Do you take your link's claim as definitive?

If there is an actual true Potala, I would like to know it. :thumbsup:
by SSJ3Gogeta
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Most Sacred Pilgrimage Site in Dzogchen?
Replies: 25
Views: 4132

Re: Most Sacred Pilgrimage Site in Dzogchen?

My suspicion is that Potala is the same as Tirumala mountain, and that the statue of Venkateswara is actually that of Avalokiteśvara.
by SSJ3Gogeta
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Expectations and progress
Replies: 43
Views: 3705

Re: Expectations and progress

Music wrote:Buddhists often say don't expect, just practice. But without expectations, isnt it hard to know if we are making progress? It is confusing. They say just keep meditating. Fine, but how do know if we are moving in the right direction?

Meditation is contrived and conceptual from the Vajrayana POV.
by SSJ3Gogeta
Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Most Sacred Pilgrimage Site in Dzogchen?
Replies: 25
Views: 4132

Re: Most Sacred Pilgrimage Site in Dzogchen?

Ok, what about most sacred Dzogchen site outside India?

:stirthepot:
by SSJ3Gogeta
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Song of Vajra
Replies: 88
Views: 10889

Re: The Song of Vajra

:shrug:
by SSJ3Gogeta
Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Rebirth
Replies: 30
Views: 3337

Re: Rebirth

Viewing the "Akashic Records" is an actual Siddhi spoken of in the Buddha Dharma, it's just not called that. And of course what Occultism calls "Astral Projection"', the Buddha Dharma calls Milam or Dream Yoga. I find Theosophy to be very interesting, and useful to an extent. It's unfortunate that ...