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by Punya
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3316

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

Thanks Malcolm. I figured that surrender would be the word you would have difficulty with. It does seem to equate with complete trust in this context, but it is a term more open to being misconstrued. Malcolm said: It is something which takes time to develop... I don't think this necessarily happens...
by Punya
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: You Know You've Been on Dharma Wheel Too Long When...
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: You Know You've Been on Dharma Wheel Too Long When...

Or is it that all roads currently lead to DJKR (in the TB forum at least)? :D
by Punya
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3316

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

And that man without any mention of buddadharma speaks about devotion... BTW, the quote comes from Chapter 7 of The Heart of the Buddha: Entering the Tibetan Buddhist Path, which is entitled Sacred Outlook: The Practice of Vajrayogini. Hopefully that provides sufficient context. https://books.googl...
by Punya
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3316

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

Being a sycophant is unhealthy, but on the other hand each of us needs to continually examine whether the autonomy we seek is actually driven by ego. The point of being a guru is to help sentient beings discover freedom. The point of being a guru is not to have sentient beings surrender themselves ...
by Punya
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3316

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

How can one be devoted to the man who speaks about "ego" and other strange things? There is no "ego" in buddhism. It is fiction. One can't rebuilt the "fortress of ego". For ex one can't rearrange horns of the rabbit. Vaisnavas are egoless in that respect because they are devoted. Nice. And that ma...
by Punya
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana
Replies: 94
Views: 3316

Re: Dzongsar Khyentse on the importance of Mahayana

I think I understand what you are trying to say JD, but your comments remind me of something CTR wrote: At the vajrayana level, we begin with faith in the teachings and the teacher, because we have already experienced the truth and the work-ability of the teachings for ourselves. Then, with the disc...
by Punya
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: How do Lay People Become Khenpos?
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: How do Lay People Become Khenpos?

Do you mean this Motova?

by Punya
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: reads on karma and transmigration
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: reads on karma and transmigration

Finally, I would like to distinguish rebirth from transmigration. You may have noticed that in Buddhism, we consistently speak of rebirth and not transmigration. This is because in Buddhism we do not believe in an abiding entity, in a substance that trans-migrates. We do not believe in a self that ...
by Punya
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 32 marks of the Buddha
Replies: 40
Views: 820

Re: 32 marks of the Buddha

I might be way off here thomaslaw, but I think you may be attempting to understand the Mahayana through the lens of the Theravada. If that is correct it is a recipe for confusion. The Mahayana has to be understood on its own terms. I am concerned the fact that both Theravada and Mahayana texts do n...
by Punya
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chatral Sangye Dorje
Replies: 13
Views: 696

Re: Chatral Sangye Dorje

Anyone know more about Chatral Sangye Dorje than Wikipedia and rigpa wikia? Books? Writings? Dharma Talks? So on and so on? Peoples view on him? *Seems he's top shelf*? * http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters Videos on YouTube, especially those where Sangyum Kamala Rinpoche speaks about Chatr...
by Punya
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 32 marks of the Buddha
Replies: 40
Views: 820

Re: 32 marks of the Buddha

Stanzas one and two of the Uttaratantra (Ken and Katia Holmes' translation): The entire body of history of treatise can be condensed into the following seven vajra points: Buddha, dharma, sangha, Buddha nature, enlightenment, qualities and activity. These are in a natural order and one should know t...
by Punya
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Australia/NZ
Topic: Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche's teachings in Oz & NZ
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

Re: Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche's teachings in Oz & NZ

AUSTRALIA The Power of Pristine Mind January 13 - 16, 2018 MAITRIPA CENTRE, HEALESVILLE (near Melbourne) Padmasambhava’s Meditation Instructions for Transforming the Mind January 20 - 21, 2018 E-VAM INSTITUTE, MELBOURNE Pristine Mind Meditation: Awakening the Enlightenment Within You January 26 - 2...
by Punya
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Believe nothing unless..." quote
Replies: 44
Views: 1113

Re: "Believe nothing unless..." quote

Weitsicht said: nice signature btw :twothumbsup: , just read over this one whilst commuting this morning. I was thinking about this the other day. The context of the quote is that DJKR was not talking about himself. He always says he is not brave enough. Nevertheless, I guess it's up to each of us ...
by Punya
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yes, you need a teacher.
Replies: 263
Views: 5433

Re: Yes, you need a teacher.

Malcolm said:

The main point however is that one cannot receive the Dharma by reading books. One must hear the Dharma from living teachers.
Agreed!
by Punya
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yes, you need a teacher.
Replies: 263
Views: 5433

Re: Yes, you need a teacher.

Just because the method of delivery doesn't appeal to you, doesn't mean the right messages aren't getting through to some of us.
by Punya
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yes, you need a teacher.
Replies: 263
Views: 5433

Re: Yes, you need a teacher.

Malcolm:

When you do, Grasshopper, you will understand there is no happiness in samsara at all.
It is because of DJKR that his students understand this. Please stop misrepresenting him.
by Punya
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 28
Views: 1530

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

This might be a ridiculously naive question (seems to be my specialty) but here goes: Can one receive formal transmissions and pointing-out instructions from a qualified teacher remotely, over an electronic medium such as Skype? If not ... are people who cannot travel to the teacher's actual locati...
by Punya
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Types of emanations
Replies: 24
Views: 593

Re: Types of emanations

Thank you for these fresh perspective on monasteries, Cone.

With some institutions leading the way, I sincerely hope that positive change for all will allow monasteries and nunneries to remain one of the viable means of the transmitting the dharma. Travelling roadshows also have their drawbacks.
by Punya
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 136
Views: 2800

Re: Random Thoughts

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:02 am
Punya wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:27 am
Like your current signature Dzogchungpa. OCR is coming to me hometown very soon and I'm hoping he'll rock my world too.

I just did his dream yoga thing at Pema Osel Ling. His world-rocking abilities appear undiminished.
How fortunate! I hope I get to do that sometime too.
by Punya
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Thoughts
Replies: 136
Views: 2800

Re: Random Thoughts

Personally I prefer youthful innocence to double entendre DGA. In 1964, when the Millie Small version was released most of us were innocents.