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by florin
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longde correspondences
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Longde correspondences

When looking at the 4 Da's of Longde and corresponding them to the 3 types of energy, Dang, Rolpa, and Tsal would Dewa be under Rolpa or Tsal? same for Salwa..would it be under Rolpa or Tsal? Mitogpa obviously would be Dang... The way i see it is that all three experiences would be generated due to...
by florin
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: enlightment in one life

how do you think we can reach enlightment in this life? have you never come very close to the goal? This life is primordial enlightenment already. It is the manifest empty clear light of primordial enlightenment. The diverse preliminary methods of dzogchen helps us develop capacity to recognise and...
by florin
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 232
Views: 7917

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

Providing that one has mastered the control over the dream state one could probably manipulate the conditions to such an extent so to make this meeting possible.
Once this is achieved there is no limit to the kind of teachings and empowerments that can be received.
by florin
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Yoga thought experiment
Replies: 74
Views: 2066

Re: Guru Yoga thought experiment

It appears to me that smcj often sees Guru Yoga on an 'outer' level only. Well, yeah--at least as far as this thread goes. I mean, do you know of any scandals involving an inner or secret guru? If the outer guru has given you methods to realize the inner levels of Guru, then regardless of any scand...
by florin
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Belief
Replies: 131
Views: 5019

Re: Belief

The initial approach to dzogchen methodology is ALWAYS based on belief.
"Belief is useless" statement is only valid in the context of already knowing and being familiar with the primordial state.
Once one understands primordial state there is no place left for mind related activities such as belief.
by florin
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 239
Views: 9709

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

You just need a text that explains what the signs are. Just to be clear: I am not being contrary, just trying to flesh out the subject. I am trying to understand here. The reality is that I am quite thick at times: I feel that the problem with this (having the text that explains the signs) is that ...
by florin
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who's ngondro is it anyway
Replies: 239
Views: 9709

Re: who's ngondro is it anyway

dzogchungpa wrote:
Mantrik wrote:
I think prolonged wrangling may be one of the signs of successful ngondro practice.
Unfortunatelly the quality of prolonged wrangling has suffered at times.
But overall we had enjoyed, on most occasions, a quite fine quality of prolonged wrangling.
by florin
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "Potentiality"
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: "Potentiality"

What does ChNN mean when he talks about "potentiality"? It is often used in a way that feels like a pep talk. OTOH, passages like "...the mirror has no idea of checking or accepting the object it is reflecting. The mirror doesn't need any program for that. This is what is called its qualification, ...
by florin
Sun May 28, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4464
Views: 377758

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Mantrik wrote:Has anyone heard if his health has improved enough for the next few retreats to take place?
I was wondering the same thing .
by florin
Thu May 18, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused about nature of mind introduction
Replies: 95
Views: 4668

Re: Confused about nature of mind introduction

philji wrote: John may have his name written on his t shirt. " hi I am John"
In the context of our conversation what does this means exactly ?
by florin
Thu May 18, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused about nature of mind introduction
Replies: 95
Views: 4668

Re: Confused about nature of mind introduction

Thanks for the replies. @Yeti, that must have been quite the experience. I've only seen documentaries and heard various things about Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, but he must have been an awesome person to get to meet. Can I ask, what practices were you doing when you finally recognized? If I'm understa...
by florin
Tue May 09, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Understanding The Basis
Replies: 41
Views: 3412

Re: Understanding The Basis

I understand tsal to include the energy of the seemingly external and rolpa as the seemingly internal energy. All energy seems to be subsumed within these two. I am having a hard time understanding how dang manifests. Dang energy feels like it may include thought, yet this is seemingly internal and...
by florin
Mon May 01, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Understanding non-duality
Replies: 25
Views: 1931

Re: Understanding non-duality

No, it implies that the state of the teacher and student are the same state as in all water is wet, all fires are hot. There is no separation in "all water is wet, all fires are hot," where "all" refers to all instances of wetness or heat. When one takes things as a group, a group is by nature not ...
by florin
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Understanding non-duality
Replies: 25
Views: 1931

Re: Understanding non-duality

However statement like the above where CNNr says that "there is no separation" and "they are one and the same thing" implies very clearly that the student's mind merges with the teacher's mind. No, it implies that the state of the teacher and student are the same state as in all water is wet, all f...
by florin
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Understanding non-duality
Replies: 25
Views: 1931

Re: Understanding non-duality

Please forgive me confusion, I'm fairly new to this and am trying to unpack the following line by ChNN concerning direct transmission: "because the state of the reacher and the student are nondual, it is possible for them to be in that state at the same time. There is no separation; they are one an...
by florin
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 21591

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

Can you explain how awareness is conditioned and relative? Awareness (saṃprajāna) is a mental factor (caitta) which is always associated with mindfulness (smṛti). Mental factors arise simultaneously with a mind. There is no other "awareness" spoken of in Buddhadharma. The mind (citta), consciousnes...
by florin
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The four contemplations and gampopa's mahamudra
Replies: 86
Views: 3939

Re: The four contemplations and gampopa's mahamudra

Non-gradual means basically that they are non sequential. For example, understanding the self perfected aspect of manifestation(the 4th contemplation) is not something that arises as a result of implementing 1, 2 and 3 in order, because it has been there all along but it went unrecognized.So in orde...
by florin
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4464
Views: 377758

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Bear in mind that the sole purpose of the Dharma is to address the occurrence of suffering and how it is experienced and related to. Dzogchen isn't so different in this fundamental respect. The teachings and path can be profound, awe-inspiring and terrifying at times, but if you remember that main ...
by florin
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Anonymity on Buddhist forums
Replies: 105
Views: 4528

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra and Pali Buddhist morals & meditation..

You can introduce yourself as Anonymous X. :) People can maintain their meatspace anonymity while still introducing themselves. Lots of folks have done so. A practice I completely disapprove of. As do I. Buddhist morality includes injunctions about personal responsibility for speech. I question any...