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by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3518

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

DKR has said if you want to know what it's like to be realized, it's something like star wars ... OK, this: https://dharmawheel.net/download/file.php?id=3675 makes more sense now. :smile: BTW, it turns out there's a book called "The Dharma of Star Wars". Who knew? Exactly. I loved when he handed Kh...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3518

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

"Tertons are always challenging to people because they often act unconventionally. I have had the extreme good fortune of being the disciple of three great tertons. None of them behaved in any strange way. And, they could not be kinder human beings. Of course, it's not the case that every terton wi...
by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3518

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

I would also like to mention for the sake of clarity, miraculous actions and activities without the life force of bodhichitta are nothing more than parlor tricks and hardly worthy of any consideration. A great guru's worth is not about the kind of Siddhis he or she can manifest, but rather the degre...
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3518

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

Right, because rinpoches are infallible by definition and they don't shit anything but sunshine and unicorns. It all depends on the level of your purification and realization. Yup. What you are talking about is a bunch of conceptual proliferation which labels this and that as "pure" as opposed to "...
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3518

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

I am sorry, but this following statement is very silly: These kinds of put-downs are simply not necessary. He is a Rinpoche so they must necessary. Right, because rinpoches are infallible by definition and they don't shit anything but sunshine and unicorns. It all depends on the level of your purif...
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3518

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

Right, because rinpoches are infallible by definition and they don't shit anything but sunshine and unicorns. That's the view. Maybe it's better you stick with the sutras. Indeed it is. In general, I rather dislike bringing up teachers and what they say especially in non public settings. I just am ...
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3518

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

He is a Rinpoche so they must necessary. Right, because rinpoches are infallible by definition and they don't shit anything but sunshine and unicorns. That's the view. Maybe it's better you stick with the sutras. Indeed it is. In general, I rather dislike bringing up teachers and what they say espe...
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3518

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

You’re kidding I hope. No, which kind of vajrayana are you practicing? The one that critics the guru? Sorry haven't heard of that one yet. Must be new. Good luck with that. Sakya Pandita states: "Criticism" does not refer to criticizing the master out of some slight anger. "Criticism" refers to sta...
by Sonam Wangchug
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3518

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

He cant seem to resist an opportunity to belittle the people who pay for his privileged lifestyle. You cannot seem to resist an opportunity to belittle Rinpoche in whatever public forums come up. I don't think it's particularly helpful as a Vajrayana practitioner to slander teachers of the dharma w...
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Replies: 23
Views: 1067

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

by Sonam Wangchug
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Replies: 23
Views: 1067

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

I really enjoyed his recently released teaching "Compassion, Avalokiteshvara and the Thousand Hands Sutra " which was given in Korea.

Here's part 1/4

by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 63
Views: 1862

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

Aryjna wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:55 pm
Sonam Wangchug wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:24 am
As well as the present Neten chokling rinpoche who made a movie about the life of Milarepa.
Which movie is that?
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by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 63
Views: 1862

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

The point is that these stories have provided students throughout the centuries inspiration and insight in relating with their own teachers and practice. The point is that these stories do not offer anything positive for modern students. When Western Vajrayana practitioners vigorously defend storie...
by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 63
Views: 1862

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

We know there are outrageous stories of many guru's occurring down to the present time, the Kagyus have no trade mark on that. Not particularly impressed with outrageous stories. The point is not to be impressed by them but to acknowledge that they exist and have a place. As do their opposite. The ...
by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 63
Views: 1862

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

However, it would seem such 'abusive' tactics also can work to transmit the essence of Dzogchen, As in the famous case with Dza patrul rinpoche and his Lama Do khyentse yeshe dorje. Of course, the story of Marpa treating Milarepa abusively is pure fiction, elaborated centuries after the fact by Tsa...
by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 63
Views: 1862

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

Do you think the whole Dakini persona identification that some, insofar as I'm aware Western, female practitioners engage in is a bit of wishful thinking? In general, I find there is a lot of weird fantasy tripping in which Vajrayāna practitioners in the West engage. They range from the masochistic...
by Sonam Wangchug
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Short Dudjom v Longchen Nyingthik ngondro
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Short Dudjom v Longchen Nyingthik ngondro

Are there any major differences between the short dudjom tersar ngondro and outer longchen nyingthik ngondro? The Longchen Nyingthik Ngondro is lengthier and more detailed. The Short dudjom tersar is condensed, and is very brief. However it contains all of the same meaning and blessing. If you woul...
by Sonam Wangchug
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Extraordinary Women Practitioners
Replies: 28
Views: 1253

Re: Extraordinary Women Practitioners

Ani Zamba
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by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Extraordinary Women Practitioners
Replies: 28
Views: 1253

Re: Extraordinary Women Practitioners

Sangyum rigdzin wangmo
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by Sonam Wangchug
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Extraordinary Women Practitioners
Replies: 28
Views: 1253

Re: Extraordinary Women Practitioners

Khandro tsering chodron
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