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by florin
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 126
Views: 3044

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

I think he is talking about preliminaries after direct introduction. Shouldn't they be called postliminaries then? http://dhammawheel.com/download/file.php?id=2654&sid=234a354480f0e25eb2cb75b2f3be4e1a Not really. There are preliminaries for accumulating merit and wisdom and various preliminaries to...
by florin
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 126
Views: 3044

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Someone kindly pointed me to the following text, explaining the different vehicles viewed from a Dzogchen perspective: The Art of Nakedness: Bearing it all for the single nature of mind, a look at Buddhist salvation (written by Omega Point). Who is omega point? What is his (I am sure it is a "he") ...
by florin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 3996

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

If we're talking about Dzogchen, then the answer is; not many. Classification of practitioners by capacity is based on application, not intelligence. Numerous instructions exist offering the same sentiments as the 'old dogs' text. But the capacity for dzogchen is dependent, among other things on a ...
by florin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 3996

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

If we're talking about Dzogchen, then the answer is; not many. Classification of practitioners by capacity is based on application, not intelligence. Numerous instructions exist offering the same sentiments as the 'old dogs' text. But the capacity for dzogchen is dependent, among other things on a ...
by florin
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5050

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Shangpa Kagyu’s ChagChen Ga’uma has a definite Pointing Out ritual, FWIW—“like a burglar stealing a glimpse.” For the sake of argument I'll label methods with DI as 'revelatory' which may need to be followed by 'developmental' practice, and those without it as mainly being 'developmental' alone, as...
by florin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5050

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

I have read LTN's arguments on the matter but i am still unclear on the reasons why he believes that there are differences in results. Anyway, he clearly rejects the idea that the budhahoods of sutra and tantra are indentical to that of dzogchen. But he says something interesting about the reason w...
by florin
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5050

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

I have read LTN's arguments on the matter but i am still unclear on the reasons why he believes that there are differences in results. Anyway, he clearly rejects the idea that the budhahoods of sutra and tantra are indentical to that of dzogchen. But he says something interesting about the reason wh...
by florin
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5050

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

I was fascinated by rainbow bodies because it represents one of the potential objectively observable phenomena that may be helpful in propagating Dharma in this world gripped in a materialist worldview. That said, there is really nothing clear about its utility values with respect to potential of b...
by florin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5050

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

If this is so "correct" as you state that is what i doubt greatly. "In other traditions of Tantrism, there's also something we often call jalu. There are manifestations after death in these other levels of Tantrism where the body disappears. But the method is different. It employs always what's cal...
by florin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5050

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

It means,that without Thögal one can attain the Light Body? Correct. If this is so "correct" as you state that is what i doubt greatly. "In other traditions of Tantrism, there's also something we often call jalu. There are manifestations after death in these other levels of Tantrism where the body ...
by florin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5050

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

The body of light is also realised in sutrayana since ultimate view in sutras maintained that Buddha Sakyamuni has never enter Mahaparinirvana, it is due to obscuration of beings that we see otherwise. Oh that is brand new to me that Arhats can attain the Body of Light without remains. Change right...
by florin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5050

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

That would imply that the realization of mahamudra would equal the attainment of rainbow body, which is uncommon in dzogchen too (to be attained by application of certain specific practices only). So might we rather say: the realization of dzogchen trekchod is the same as in mahamudra, while the at...
by florin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5577
Views: 490884

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

:? I don't get the Rushens thing, Rinpoche has done Rushens plenty on open webcasts. First day was great though. Yeah but I think it's because Rinpoche was giving transmission for them. I suspect they don't want people attending who don't already have transmission (like Mantrik mentioned). You mean...
by florin
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arrogance
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Arrogance

Hello all, How one's arrogance can be anihilated? There are many methods for diminish it, but still, ¿how can it be totally annihilated? One way is by understnding the emptiness of the proud self ad its object of pride. Sutra methods are very good for this. One of this could be the pratyekabuddha m...
by florin
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 43
Views: 1373

Re: Enlightenment

Most people don't have the capacity to practice dzogchen. What does having the capacity entail ? In the context of dzogchen, capacity has a very specific meaning. After the initial interest we need to have a few other things in place in order to connect in a meaningful and correct way with the tran...
by florin
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 43
Views: 1373

Re: Enlightenment

That is debatable, given that most people already put enormous effort in things that are completely meaningless, careers, riches, etc. It’s not debatable. Every master including Buddha undergoes tremendous sacrifice and effort. But it’s not meaningless. It means everything. It is a matter of perspe...
by florin
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls
Replies: 20
Views: 861

Re: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls

In Tibetan Buddhism, all those who have taken refuge have the privilege of wearing the maroon zen/shawl and some/many Lamas encourage this. Really? This is the first I've heard of it. I ocassionaly saw lay practitioners wearing the maroon shawl and that confused me.I thought are they monks, are the...
by florin
Wed May 30, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kim Katami (Pema Rinpoche, the terton) dangerous?
Replies: 14
Views: 1496

Re: Open Heart/Kim Katami and Song of Vajra

He seems to quite enjoy his new role as a dzogchen guru: "We had a wonderful City Retreat in Dublin last weekend with 22 people from UK, Ireland, Norway and Finland. We did many dzogchen nonmeditations, guru yoga chanting, resting, dzogchen dance and dzogchen metta." Very multicultural, dancing, cha...
by florin
Sat May 26, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 12386

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Does this then mean there are countless gods, as the individual natures of countless sentient being's minds, that do not actually create anything? That would be the consequence. Why call it a god at that point? I don't really know. I have my guesses but don't intend to pollute this forum with them....
by florin
Wed May 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Trekchod/pointing out instructions
Replies: 26
Views: 1745

Re: Trekchod/pointing out instructions

Selflessness, illusion, etc., are core Dzogchen principles. Formally a dzogchen teacher would no introduce these when introducing dzogchen teachings. Don't be silly. Of course they would. It is for this reason that Longchenpa wrote a long commentary on just the eight examples of illusion, the sgyu ...

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