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by florin
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Receiving pointing out without knowing
Replies: 15
Views: 903

Re: Receiving pointing out without knowing

I am of the opinion that pointing out occasions should always be clearly indicated. If they are not, then we might have situations like these where there is doubt as to whether something happened or not.
by florin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2055

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

Some questions arise though about whether there are samayas to uphold in the case where say, an individual coming from theravada is interested in dzogchen and participates in a word empowerment without ever receiving tantric initiations. Will that person have any samaya to uphold when not in the na...
by florin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2055

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

It's pretty simple. When I asked Him, Norbu Rinpoche told me years ago that if you're in your primordial state then there are no samayas but if you aren't there are. This discussion started with my statement about dzogchen transcending the ten natures of tantra. And “dzogchen” here means the primor...
by florin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2055

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

Our teacher considered the sgra thal gyur to be the most important of these tantras. I dont’t pay much heed to opinions of western scholars, they warp people’s views of our tradition, and the Jaxes of the world follow them, misleading themselves and taking others with them. Right. Then in the futur...
by florin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2055

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

The nature of the mind does, but not the mind. It’s important to make a distinction between these two. When we see the ten principles of tantra being rejected in dzogcheb texts, they being rejected from the point of view of the basis, but not necessarily the path, which is why the Rigpa rangshar, t...
by florin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2055

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

Actually there are samayas in Dzogchen. https://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Samaya /magnus Actually dzogchen transcends the 10 natures of tantra. The nature of the mind does, but not the mind. It’s important to make a distinction between these two. When we see the ten principles of tantra bei...
by florin
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2055

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

Actually there are samayas in Dzogchen. https://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Samaya /magnus Actually dzogchen transcends the 10 natures of tantra. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu said a number of times over the years, that by receiving direct introduction, you also receive samaya, which includes the twe...
by florin
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2055

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

You don’t need tantric vows to practice dzogchen. What you need is direct introduction from a teacher that meets all the qualifications, I.e. a teacher that teaches in perfect harmony with Garab Dorjes three statements. Then later if your interested, you can discover the differences between initiat...
by florin
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kunjed Gyalpo - translation/commentary
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Kunjed Gyalpo - translation/commentary

Hi Can anyone recommend some decent translations/commentary of the Kunjed Gyalpo tantra, please? I see that Namkhai Norbu wrote a commentary, and was wondering about the quality of other authors' work before purchasing. Many thanks There is also Zhenpen Oser’s commentary translated by Jim Valby. ht...
by florin
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 834

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

Norwegian wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:49 pm Yes, that's him.
Thanks. I wasn’t sure.
by florin
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 834

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

If you are looking for Longdé teachings, you should try to meet Tokden Rinpoche (of the Drigung Kagyüs). He received the complete transmission from Düdjom Rinpoche and taught the main texts on the Four Symbols from the Kama around the late 1980s in France. He very well knows how the practice should...
by florin
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra
Replies: 209
Views: 6273

Re: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra

We've established there is no such thing, other than as a name for prajñāpāramitā, to inspire unfortunate yogis. just saying: Mahamudra, in the Kagyu lineage, has three different classifications or approaches to practice: sutra Mahamudra, mantra Mahamudra, and essence Mahamudra. there is no such th...
by florin
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7479
Views: 904244

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

No prob, thanks for sharing. Is the secret rushen of the Dra Thalgyur different from the ‘standard’ secret rushen of the mind? According to CNNR the rushens from Ratna Lingpa’s re-descovered terma are easier for practitioners and slightly different form the ones contained in the Nyingthig of Vimala...
by florin
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7479
Views: 904244

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

It’s already passed, right? Unless, maybe, there was a recording? On the registration page there was an option to purchase the recording. I dont know if it is publicly available though. And yeah, the retreat has passed, sorry. I thought it will be in July. No prob, thanks for sharing. Is the secret...
by florin
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7479
Views: 904244

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

https://www.dzamlinggar.net/en/schedule/secret-rushen It’s already passed, right? Unless, maybe, there was a recording? On the registration page there was an option to purchase the recording. I dont know if it is publicly available though. And yeah, the retreat has passed, sorry. I thought it will ...
by florin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What to Recite at Graveyards?
Replies: 21
Views: 1336

Re: What to Recite at Graveyards?

What sort of dharanis and mantras should I recite at an old graveyard/charnel ground, if there is any in particular? Any trees or signs to look out for? If you dont know any mantras or rituals, read the tombstones connect with their stories, rest in that understanding and spread love inside the fee...
by florin
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Kilung life release
Replies: 25
Views: 1073

Re: Kilung life release

If you want to perform life release go to a petshop. There you can find live crickets and worms for cheap. Life is life. Lots of pet shops in places where crickets don't normally exist, carry crickets (and likewise for other fish, insects, and so on.) So one shouldn't release animals that don't nat...
by florin
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Kilung life release
Replies: 25
Views: 1073

Re: Kilung life release

If you want to perform life release go to a petshop. There you can find live crickets and worms for cheap. Life is life.
by florin
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Ichinen Sanzen/Mahavairocana /Gohonzon/?Rigpa?
Replies: 172
Views: 6376

Re: Ichinen Sanzen/Mahavairocana /Gohonzon/?Rigpa?

So Johnny Dangerous, let me try to explain synthetically and respectfully: the Dzogchen texts really speak of two types of practices that are performed by two types of individuals: the Lamrimpas and the Cigcarpas, that is, those who follow the gradual path and those who follow the sudden path. Ther...

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