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by florin
Fri May 29, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 52
Views: 1033

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

Sems sde does not have a complete path since it is devoid of the teachings of the secret and unsurpassed secret cycle of man ngag sde. Yeah. Complete nonsense. Misleading people much ? Your late teacher says the following: “In substance, these three phases(The three series) correspond to three aspe...
by florin
Wed May 27, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7078
Views: 812400

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

For those who haven't seen it yet, Ka-Ter Translation Project has released a brief update.
http://melong.com/update-ka-ter-transla ... aoaqlSLHGQ
by florin
Tue May 19, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Who is this Master?
Replies: 17
Views: 869

Re: Who is this Master?

It is quite often nepotism. They are the son, daughter, nephew of some high lamas and are enthroned for the continuation of power.
by florin
Fri May 08, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing without possibility of physical contact with teacher
Replies: 21
Views: 1429

Re: Practicing without possibility of physical contact with teacher

Fascination with dzogchen is an indication of a certain past connection. But you are born into some specific circumstances beyond your context where the current cultural conditioning strengthens past lives tendencies. We don’t know what these tendencies are but when they meet strong currents and con...
by florin
Tue May 05, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Yogachara, the illusory nature of appearances and anxiety
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: Yogachara, the illusory nature of appearances and anxiety

Lately, I have been doing an online Tergar course named "Exploring Reality". They explain the four major philosophical schools within Tibetan Buddhism. When we got to Yogachara and they explained that everything is mind and that all appearances are illusory this generated a strong sense of anxiety....
by florin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7078
Views: 812400

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hi. The DC has a new 'Sangha' app giving events information etc. In order to set it up you need an 'invitation code'. If anyone knows it, please could you PM it to me, as the alternative of visiting a Centre is unlikely to be on my 'to do' list for some weeks. Same problem, same request - if anyone...
by florin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7078
Views: 812400

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Anybody knows the tibetan script version of Dorje Kotrab's mantra as is practiced in DC ?
If you can help please feel free to PM me if you think is more appropriate.
Thank you.
by florin
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Accepting a guru you haven’t personally met?
Replies: 39
Views: 4593

Re: Accepting a guru you haven’t personally met?

You do not need to have a personal relationship with them for them to be your guru. A lama who doesn't know your name, who you've only interacted with by sitting in a crowd in one mass empowerment: you have samaya with that lama just as much as with the lama who has tea with you once a week and giv...
by florin
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Physiological symptoms as a fruition of practice?
Replies: 31
Views: 3030

Re: Physiological symptoms as a fruition of practice?

Hey, DW I was wondering if it was common for physiological symptoms to occur from Vajrayana practices. I have been experiencing some curious things, but nothing alarming. The medical specialists I visit tell me I'm healthy and have no positive results on tests. symptoms vary, and usually, they come...
by florin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4910

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

You couldn't help yourself could you ? How fine of you. I am not surprised. After a few exchanges you always revert to personal and instead of sticking to debating the arguments you always feel the need to undermine your opponent by questioning their capacity and understanding. As you constructed y...
by florin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4910

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

Just concerning the entire reading tantras before receiving empowerment etc. debate. I once met a guy online, on daobums I believe. And what he basically believed is that you dont need a teacher, nor a lineage. You can just read a tantra and practice. And he did practice. I think he had a thing for...
by florin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4910

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

So, I think you've misunderstood this point. You couldn't help yourself could you ? How fine of you. I am not surprised. After a few exchanges you always revert to personal and instead of sticking to debating the arguments you always feel the need to undermine your opponent by questioning their cap...
by florin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4910

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

Citation please. And I doubt this refers to people who have never received any empowerment at all. But we will see when you explain to us where you found this. " Kongtrul further points out that a practitioner of tantra must have three kinds of confidence: confidence in the profound path of tantra ...
by florin
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4910

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

Kongtrul is very clear on this point. Students who have faith and confidence in tantra and strong devotion to the vajra master should get aquatinted with tantras and the commentaries to develop clear understanding of the contents then receive the initiation. Citation please. And I doubt this refers...
by florin
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4910

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

Sure they can. The advice is that people who are attracted to and have faith in vajrayana should study the tantras and commentaries before initiation. They should not. I am not sure from whom you heard this advice, but it is bad advice. Of course these days, everything is published and people are f...
by florin
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4910

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

The education and preparation for entering tantra can take the simple form of being advised to study tantras and commentaries to gain a good understanding of the contents then one can proceed to take the empowerment. That's the point. One cannot study the commentaries and the tantras prior to recei...
by florin
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4910

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

If someone received empowerment, etc., from a qualified master, they've entered Vajrayāna. There is the case where one is present at an empowerment, has the wish to take the empowerment, participates in the empowerment but has no education with respect to what actually happens. I believe that the e...
by florin
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4910

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

the people who run the programs these days, decided that practitioners would gain more benefit by focusing on sutra related methods and reflections. :jawdrop: Well this is a shocker, and a saddening one, for sure. I have friends who have done several retreats in a row and there is lots to be said a...
by florin
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4910

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

If someone received empowerment, etc., from a qualified master, they've entered Vajrayāna. There is the case where one is present at an empowerment, has the wish to take the empowerment, participates in the empowerment but has no education with respect to what actually happens. I believe that the e...
by florin
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video
Replies: 76
Views: 4910

Re: Karmapa VIII & Buddha Nature (Self?) video

which i think is very positive and more relatable. It depends on the person. Some people are less fortunate and do not have the capacity to enter Vajrayāna. Yes, quite possibly that after this few decades long experiment, people who appeared to enter Vajrayana in the end haven’t entered at all. So ...

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