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by florin
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intellectualism and Dzogchen
Replies: 16
Views: 183

Re: Intellectualism and Dzogchen

I gave away over 1,000 books in the last year, to charity shops, or other practitioners if they were 'restricted' in some way. I have retained a few hundred which are pithy, and some out of pure indulgence as pleasurable reading. Almost everything of value in my life has been derived from experienc...
by florin
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is convincing to you?
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: What is convincing to you?

These are posts that are usually well-reasoned and backed by some kind of evidence, such as a textual citation. This is what tends to convince me. There are lots of people who are parroting what they've heard from their teachers, read in some book while providing textual references to support those...
by florin
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is convincing to you?
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: What is convincing to you?

These are posts that are usually well-reasoned and backed by some kind of evidence, such as a textual citation. This is what tends to convince me. There are lots of people who are parroting what they've heard from their teachers, read in some book while providing textual references to support those...
by florin
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: View in Mahayoga, Anuyoga and Atiyoga
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: View in Mahayoga, Anuyoga and Atiyoga

In "The Practice of Dzogchen - Longchen Rabjam's Writings on the Great Perfection" the following is described in the introduction chapter: However, if you analyze from the standpoint of appearances: according to the view of the glorious Mahayoga tradition, the aspect of appearances is the luminous ...
by florin
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4763
Views: 404226

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

:twothumbsup: Many people start fast and hard and later get tired and lose interest, avoid that. :D I think losing heart and motivation is something that happened to lots of practitioners. There are many examples of famous masters from the past who experienced similar episodes and wanted to give it...
by florin
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4763
Views: 404226

Re: ChNN WEBCAST TOMORROW

Same problem, black screen.
Hopefully they will make the announcement available in written form.
by florin
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?
Replies: 52
Views: 868

Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

ok i just made a few jokes... but two things...this thread should be moved to somewhere...maybe suggestion box... and secound there is no mafia or elite... we have some really fine people who are far better than google for they are able to infer their opinion with the teachings which has proven its...
by florin
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?
Replies: 52
Views: 868

Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

A lot of people are intimidated to join, because they fear reprisal from a perceived " DharmaWheel elite" who will cruelly reprise them if they post something unfavorable. It is an issue with all fora. Maybe there should be a closely moderated facility in each subforum where only beginners are allo...
by florin
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mahayana & philosophical background for Dzogchen
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: Mahayana & philosophical background for Dzogchen

I feel that it might be beneficial to study some non-tantric texts that are relevant to Dzogchen. My current knowledge is based mainly on tertiary sources and relatively concise explanations by lamas in the context of short retreats. In figuring out what comes next, I've decided I should probably r...
by florin
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Prince Harry Engaged to Meghan Markle
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Prince Harry Engaged to Meghan Markle

Mantrik wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:56 pm
I'm not at all bothered about Royals, but this is good news.

Some people. however, have raised the ethnicity issues, and challenged the wisdom of the match.

Look, Harry can't help being ginger and people should stop picking on him!
She is a professional, very well trained.
by florin
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4763
Views: 404226

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

ok, so I ordered the book because Rinpoche recommends it...however, can anyone clue me in to the reason why he wants everyone to read it? Because you've got to know the previous life of your future guru ? Yeshe Namkhai is only the guru of those who choose to follow his teachings. In an interview fr...
by florin
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4763
Views: 404226

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

If I want to dedicate time to reading a Dzogchen text, say a tantra or a terma, does it make sense to integrate that into a thun? If so, at what point in the thun should I do it? The goal I have in mind is that being in the right frame of mind should help me get more out of the text, and also readi...
by florin
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1858

Re: Nothing further to seek...

Yes, because you have a tendency towards sems sde extremism. Whats this extremism you are referring to? Explain At the time of the basis there is no one or two. However, when buddhas and sentient beings appear, then there is a one and a two, and a three, etc. And is one two three or whatever is man...
by florin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1858

Re: Nothing further to seek...

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:38 pm
florin wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:24 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:16 pm


Yes, is that a problem?
I guesss, in the way i understand things, it is.
Yes, because you have a tendency towards sems sde extremism.
Whats this extremism you are referring to?
Explain
by florin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1858

Re: Nothing further to seek...

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:16 pm
florin wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:12 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:00 pm


Bodhicitta arises naturally through the recognition that the source of all suffering is clinging and addiction.

Isnt the recognition a cause, a condition?
Yes, is that a problem?
I guesss, in the way i understand things, it is.
by florin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1858

Re: Nothing further to seek...

What troubles me about this is that only detachment, only letting go, is an end in itself. But what about that gives rise to bodhicitta? Where is the 'energy of compassion'? Bodhicitta arises naturally through the recognition that the source of all suffering is clinging and addiction. Isnt the reco...
by florin
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: A different look at Guru Yoga
Replies: 51
Views: 1617

Re: A different look at Guru Yoga

And what is the other perspective that Ringu tulku's is different from ?
by florin
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 687
Views: 20575

Re: The DJKR Topic

I find this quite distasteful.
He probably hopes that he can challenge people's views and attitudes to achieve some positive growth but unfortunately all he manages to do is upset everyone.
by florin
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 88
Views: 3668

Re: enlightment in one life

Im just relaying information that is quite obviously a part of the discourse. Check Longchenpas references in his autocommentary to the choying dzod or tsig don dzod. The KG isnt the end all be all, or the only tantra. You're grossly minimizing the subject. Sure.. but you forget that in my OP i sta...
by florin
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 88
Views: 3668

Re: enlightment in one life

Since everything, all obstacles all errors all non understandings all types of ignorance are nothing more than energetical manifestations of enlightenment it would be absurd to generate new categories for things that are separate from primordial state. Isn't that called monism? (The emperor has no ...