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by pael
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5497
Views: 477122

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Are empowerments required for dream yoga? If so is there someone in the ChNN sangha authorized to teach (and does so)? Thanks for your advice. Not needed. Guruyoga is dream yoga. Michael Katz travels a lot around the globe and gives talks and stuff. Also Tenzin Wangyla Rinpoche is great when it com...
by pael
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nāgārjuna's Fourfold Negation & Śrāvakayāna
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Nāgārjuna's Fourfold Negation & Śrāvakayāna

My friend (He is God-believer) didn't like Fourfold Negation. He did say it is
"empty rhetoric"
. :tantrum: Help?
I did say that Nagarjuna says:
things are not-A, not-B, not-AB, neither not-A-not-B
.
by pael
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5497
Views: 477122

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

When trid-lungs start? Not working.
by pael
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what do we mean by faith?
Replies: 54
Views: 2023

Re: what do we mean by faith?

I don't find definition of astitva. What is it? Aside from what the quote defines, I do not know. Read more carefully... It is complete and firm conviction = (abhisampratyaya) with respect to what exists = (astitva) , serene joy = (prasāda) relative to good qualities = (guṇavatna) and the aspiratio...
by pael
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what do we mean by faith?
Replies: 54
Views: 2023

Re: what do we mean by faith?

In case Asanga bodhisattva has not been quoted (sorry if he has, have not read entire thread.) What is astitva? Which things belongs to it? What are good qualities? Sakyatva is Capability in what? Here is Asanga's root text, translated, chock full of descriptions and definitions: http://www.fairfun...
by pael
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Some questions on Karma and Merit
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: Some questions on Karma and Merit

In which case the motivation or view is supramundane, not the karma itself? For example: giving without conceiving of the three objects (the giver, the thing being given and the receiver of the thing) vs giving based in a dualistic view; where the karma in both cases is giving, whereas the view/mot...
by pael
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what do we mean by faith?
Replies: 54
Views: 2023

Re: what do we mean by faith?

In case Asanga bodhisattva has not been quoted (sorry if he has, have not read entire thread.) 8. What is faith (śraddhā)? It is complete and firm conviction (abhisampratyaya) with respect to what exists (astitva), serene joy (prasāda) relative to good qualities (guṇavatna) and the aspiration (abhi...
by pael
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5497
Views: 477122

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hansei wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:01 am
Is the webcast working for anyone?
Not for me.
by pael
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Importance of Memory in Dharma
Replies: 28
Views: 1345

Re: Importance of Memory in Dharma

dzoki wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:14 pm
Motova wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:38 pm
How important is memory in practicing Dharma?
Do the practice and recitation ... Manjshurinamasamgiti tantra.
Does it need lung etc.?
by pael
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 3481

Re: Hello All

nonbuddhist masters, the height of their wisdom and words do not even reach the bottom slopes of the Buddha's incomparable wisdom. Dao De Jing: The Reason that can be reasoned is not the eternal Reason. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. Could you tell wiser words than these, pleas...
by pael
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How are Madhyamaka and Yogacara teachings actually realised?
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: How are Madhyamaka and Yogacara teachings actually realised?

They practice the same path, the six perfections. But how did they realise the specific teachings in their systems? If they practiced the same things why were their teachings/realisation different? Their realization differed because their view differed. From the perspective of Candrakīrti, for exam...
by pael
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 119
Views: 5872

Re: New Rigpa letter

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:57 pm
We begin by meditating that all phenomena are empty, free from extremes.
All phenomena are beyond coming and going?
by pael
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16617

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

...'' fake termas." There is no authority upon which we may rely, apart from our own judgement. But we are not omniscient, and many teachings loudly once decried as fraudulent are now praised everywhere without question. Who is to say that Aroter is not something like this? You? Me? Anyone? I read ...
by pael
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th
Replies: 16
Views: 913

Re: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th

Lhasa wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:54 pm
pael wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:44 pm
Nyedrag Yeshe wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:32 pm

I remember the commitments for all empowerments, as Gyalwa Rinpoche stated them before the Chenresig Wangchen. If you want me to tell them, ask and I'll PM it to you!
Yes, please.
yes, please
Need to know.
by pael
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th
Replies: 16
Views: 913

Re: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th

Teaching, Avalokiteshvara Empowerment and Long-Life Offering January 14th: 9:00am - 12:00noon IST January 15th: 9:00am - 12:00noon IST January 16th: 9:00am - 12:00noon IST 13-Diety Yamantaka Empowerment January 18th: 9:00am - 12:00noon IST (prepararion) January 19th: 9:30am - 11:30am & 12:30pm - 2:...
by pael
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 5666

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:43 pm

Knowledge is not an obscuration.
How about knowledge of other religions? I know many stories from Bible, Koran and Book of Mormon. Is it obstacle?
by pael
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN on presence
Replies: 72
Views: 3921

Re: ChNN on presence

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:26 pm

Mastering śamatha is a preliminary practice for Dzogchen.
How high Jhana/Dhyana? Form or Formless? Or nirodha-samapatti?
by pael
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is the purpose of chanting?
Replies: 40
Views: 1439

Re: What is the purpose of chanting?

I recently attended the first day of a retreat in the Nyingma lineage. The first thing I noticed was that there was a whole lot of chanting going on and not much meditation. They did a Dharmapala which apparently is an hour and a half of chanting. I've only practiced in the Zen tradition, so this w...
by pael
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th
Replies: 16
Views: 913

Re: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th

It is hard to say for sure what the commitments will be, but you can make reasonable guesses. Definitely daily Six Session Guru Yoga. Almost certainly daily recitation of Yoga of Three Purifications. Quite possibly a daily Yamantaka sadhana, if not two. Even throught webcast? All watchers are not d...
by pael
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th
Replies: 16
Views: 913

Empowerments by Dalai Lama on 14th-16th&18th-21th

Teaching, Avalokiteshvara Empowerment and Long-Life Offering January 14th: 9:00am - 12:00noon IST January 15th: 9:00am - 12:00noon IST January 16th: 9:00am - 12:00noon IST 13-Diety Yamantaka Empowerment January 18th: 9:00am - 12:00noon IST (prepararion) January 19th: 9:30am - 11:30am & 12:30pm - 2:...