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by Virgo
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 41
Views: 655

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

thus, baptism is not of my interest and i received it without discrimination nor consent. I was, litterally, offered. Well there has been much historical debate concerning baptism. People have debated how one should be baptised, what makes a baptism legitimate, including at what age one should be b...
by Virgo
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 41
Views: 655

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

Hello all, the question is ¿is there a specific way to remove christian/catholic/etc baptism? I mean removing this in fact, not in an administrative way. This is a personal choice, not a sectarian determination. I searched a bit if there was the question already, but couldn't find it. Best regards....
by Virgo
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 285
Views: 5373

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:16 am

People who believe "truth" and "authority" as ultimate principles just plant the seeds for fundamentalism in their own minds.


Kevin
by Virgo
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 41
Views: 963

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

If a person rests in the natural state, their energies become harmonized, but it doesn't mean that all their chronic afflictions and diseases caused by conflict of the elements are removed. As Malcolm said, if it did, someone who was realized would be able to live in perpetuity. Kevin Would tummo p...
by Virgo
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 41
Views: 963

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

If a person rests in the natural state, their energies become harmonized, but it doesn't mean that all their chronic afflictions and diseases caused by conflict of the elements are removed. As Malcolm said, if it did, someone who was realized would be able to live in perpetuity.

Kevin
by Virgo
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 285
Views: 5373

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:47 pm


I dig. Maybe I'll give that Pema Khandro Rinpoche another chance!
You need to be able to make a valid cognition.

Kevin
by Virgo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 48
Views: 878

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

Sonam Wangchug wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:27 pm
It's called refuge.
Which one in the Three Jewels or in everlasting God?

Kevin
by Virgo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 48
Views: 878

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

Maybe that was his intent. Perhaps. Maybe to demonstrate to people that they should abandon refuge, take faith in a God, and believe in an eternal soul. And smoke chillums. :thumbsup: Kevin I hear they have really good weed in CO. Perhaps he is smoking Blue Buddha Bud: https://allbud.s3.amazonaws.c...
by Virgo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 48
Views: 878

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

so what's the big whoop about a Shaivite. Nothing. But in this context, it means he is a non-Buddhist and the tulku system failed. Kevin Maybe that was his intent. Perhaps. Maybe to demonstrate to people that they should abandon refuge, take faith in a God, and believe in an eternal soul. And smoke...
by Virgo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 48
Views: 878

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

Sonam Wangchug wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:09 pm

so what's the big whoop about a Shaivite.
Nothing. But in this context, it means he is a non-Buddhist and the tulku system failed.

Kevin
by Virgo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3698

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

The Aro Authenticity Debate is here: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=27652

Virgo
by Virgo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 285
Views: 5373

The Aro Authenticity Debate.

The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Split from: What it means to be a Ngakpa (viewtopic.php?f=49&t=27612&start=140).
by Virgo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3698

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Yes, a little bit of diversion is fine of course, so the conversation can flow, but at this point I would ask everyone to return to topic please.

Thank you,

Kevin


:focus: :focus: :focus:
by Virgo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3698

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:09 pm
And we are evenly occasionally invaded by crazy Malaysian Buddhist scholars who insist that black is white and white is black!
C'mon Malcolm now you sound like you have been following Teachers...

Kevin
by Virgo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3449

Re: New Rigpa letter

dzoki wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:49 pm


I don´t think it refers to Sogayl thing, I think it refers to the outrage about Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche´s comments and jokes on the facebook. If it were a reaction to Sogyal scandal, it would seem a quite late to the party. Just my opinion.
Perhaps dzoki, it's hard to say.

Kevin
by Virgo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3449

Re: New Rigpa letter

dzogchungpa wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:49 am
A message from Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche that seems to be referring to the current kerfuffle:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dudjomr ... 854709277/
Sad.

Kevin
by Virgo
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 3535

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

I did not come here to learn anything, I am just a buddhist scholar who is feeling bore, because no one can discuss the definitive dharma with me. Now it seems clear to me that this dzogchen forum does not have the people I am looking for, my expectation is too high I guess, I will moved on as I di...
by Virgo
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4985
Views: 425376

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I thought I should post an update, on the off-chance anyone was led to question SSI-USA's service based on my previous post. I contacted them and it turns out they had send all four of my items the same day, three days after I placed my order. Each download link was a separate email, but they all h...
by Virgo
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN on presence
Replies: 72
Views: 2816

Re: ChNN on presence

In general, people can become familiar in retreat, or semi-retreat, and then when they understand how to work with the mind it is easy to apply even in daily life, with whatever you meditation object you have, such as GY, etc. You are simply learning how to make the mind coalesce on it's object of m...
by Virgo
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche
Replies: 24
Views: 531

Re: Kyabgön Phakchok rinpoche

As far as what questions to ask, in my experience with teachers: ask Dharma questions or questions about medicine, astrology, divination, etc, but don't ask worldly questions (unless you really want to). Also be careful how you phrase things. If tells you to do a certain practice, you really should ...