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by florin
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 60
Views: 1883

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

Florin, I respected your wishes regarding not sharing restricted quotes in the public forum but there’s no way I’m continuing this discussion in the private messages. The prospect of a long drawn out discussion on pm is daunting. I always view these interactions as collective ventures in a way, in ...
by florin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 60
Views: 1883

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

Such a view is not incorrect. The fact that phenomena are already liberated does not mean you possess a working knowledge of this. Vairocana: At the time of vidyā, wisdom arises as the dhātu; at the time of avidyā, wisdom appears as samsara. [/i] The idea was that the view from that passage does no...
by florin
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 60
Views: 1883

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

There are lots of dzogchenpa's that hold the following view: When the mind is deluded, that is cyclic existence. If the mind is undeluded, that is called enlightenment. Unfortunately this is completely incorrect . Such a view is not incorrect. The fact that phenomena are already liberated does not ...
by florin
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 60
Views: 1883

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

The Secret Essence Tantra says: Unbound from the beginning, so there is no new liberation, Buddha's phenomena are perfectly accomplished from the beginning. There are lots of dzogchenpa's that hold the following view: When the mind is deluded, that is cyclic existence. If the mind is undeluded, that...
by florin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1101

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

...there is also the view that no lineage doesn't always mean no wisdom lineage. In that case, how does one establish credibility? The fact that someone has lineage does not guarantee that they have wisdom knowledge related to original mind. Of course not. However if they do not add their own inter...
by florin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1101

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

Receive instructions and guidance from a master, in a complete path; with an unbroken lineage. Hello, How would I go about finding an unbroken lineage? When searching for a teacher and when the question of lineage arises it is useful to be aware of a couple of things.The fact that someone has linea...
by florin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1101

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

I was hoping that someone could spell out what needs to be cultivated, practiced, aspired, meditated on, etc in a sequential like order. Or at least point me to some direction or literature that spells it out exactly as such. And seeking a teacher IMO is a cop out answer so if anyone can please pro...
by florin
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?
Replies: 135
Views: 2094

Re: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?

When Venerable Dōgen says that rocks, trees, various things, have Buddha-nature, he says it is because they are synonymous with mind. He further points out that mind is synonymous with the sentient being. Whose mind? Surely not the rock's. IMO Further: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=2...
by florin
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5827
Views: 522268

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

LoveFromColorado wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:52 pm
Thanks all! Last dumb question - where does one become a member?
You can find some useful information here.
http://tsegyalgar.org/membership/tsegya ... embership/
by florin
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5827
Views: 522268

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Regarding the upcoming webcast from Merigar west, is it about how Rinpoche would advise practicing fixation on an object to relax the mind to recognize the state of guru yoga more easily? As the title says it is just an introduction to contemplation. Based on the program of this retreat it appears ...
by florin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: DC: gcer grol
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: DC: gcer grol

Are the Four Chogshag basically an expansion or explanation of gcer grol? In Rinpoche's Cycle of Day and Night he explains self liberation through the terms gcer grol, shar grol and rang grol. Are the Four Chogshag essentially contained in his explanations or is there something special that I misse...
by florin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: DC: gcer grol
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: DC: gcer grol

They are three levels of capacity for self-liberation of experiences during the process of integration.
by florin
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5827
Views: 522268

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Is there any good and reliable explanation on the Internet about how to do it that way? There is an interesting Vajrasattva Mind Terma by Jigme Puntsok Rinpoche that can be practised without an empowerment. This is the subject of a book by a senior teacher of Larung Gar Khenpo Yeshe Puntsok and is ...
by florin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5827
Views: 522268

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

This is a note that appears on the webcast page. It's probably been there long time but i I only noticed it last week. Maybe there are some points here that are relevant to the discussion that took place here. "It’s easy to mistake official membership in The International Dzogchen Community as somet...
by florin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 3136

Re: Charging for Dharma

Dharma is a commodity. You always pay a price one way or another. If you attend a teaching for free and by that teaching you achieve liberation you are repaying your teachers, the people connected with you and many other beings through your own realization.The biggest prize one can pay for the dharm...
by florin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rechungpa's Tulku
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: Rechungpa's Tulku

:thanks: Do we know the English name of this tulku? It's interesting, the timing you mention. 17th Gyalwang Karmapa OTD was born in 1985! According to this site his name is Jason Mayo. Jason Mayo reincarnate of Rechung Dorje Drakpa, was born in 1979 in Crestone Colorado. He was recognized as a high...
by florin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 3136

Re: Charging for Dharma

It is the custom of secret mantra, described in the tantras themselves, that a fee is charged for initiation. End of story. If a teacher is willing to grant empowerment and instructions free of charge, one should feel blessed, and make offerings of whatever wealth one has for the teachings. This is...
by florin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rechungpa's Tulku
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: Rechungpa's Tulku

there is a footnote on p. 221-222 in the book: The Biographies of Rechungpa: The Evolution of a Tibetan Hagiography about this https://books.google.de/books?id=Fv6SAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA221&lpg=PA221&dq=american+rechung+drakpa++tulku&source=bl&ots=xlP126yewq&sig=MXOPns3qMuF0SFYg6vCE6GVWnP8&hl=de&sa=X&ved=2...
by florin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rechungpa's Tulku
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: Rechungpa's Tulku

Anyone knows what happened to Rechungpa's tulku, the american boy that was recognised by the previous karmapa ? 20180731_121925.jpg Strange, I thought Garchen Rinpoche was the incarnation of Rechungpa. Garchen Rinpoche is one of a few recognized reincarnations of Rechung Dorje Drakpa. There are oth...

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