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by Salomon
Mon May 06, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Completion of the path of Tögal
Replies: 204
Views: 37316

Re: Completion of the path of Tögal

Not sure who or what teachings say this. This may be true within the context of some other system with its own unique definition of rainbow body/body of light, but this is not the perspective of Dzogchen or its definition of this body. The truth body is the Dharmakaya and one does not realize the r...
by Salomon
Mon May 06, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Completion of the path of Tögal
Replies: 204
Views: 37316

Re: Completion of the path of Tögal

Well, IMO, there's no way to actually know until we accomplish total realization. It seems obvious to me that conceptual thought has serious limitations. But until that point of total realization, we can hear the teachings, see the arguments they present to support their assertions about rainbow bo...
by Salomon
Sun May 05, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Completion of the path of Tögal
Replies: 204
Views: 37316

Re: Completion of the path of Tögal

Lastly, according to the Dzogchen teachings themselves, accomplishing the body of light as uniquely defined in Dzogchen (a similarly named, but not identical accomlishment is mentioned in other paths) is indeed the highest possible accomplishment and involves a level of benefit to beings that is sa...
by Salomon
Sun May 05, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Completion of the path of Tögal
Replies: 204
Views: 37316

Re: Completion of the path of Tögal

The danger is not that the practice will destroy you or make you go crazy, the danger is that it won't work because you are basing your practice on delusion and fantasy and not on concrete knowledge and realization. We have seen many teachers in our time who embody the realization of dzogchen perfe...
by Salomon
Sun May 05, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Completion of the path of Tögal
Replies: 204
Views: 37316

Re: Completion of the path of Tögal

Lastly, according to the Dzogchen teachings themselves, accomplishing the body of light as uniquely defined in Dzogchen (a similarly named, but not identical accomlishment is mentioned in other paths) is indeed the highest possible accomplishment and involves a level of benefit to beings that is sa...
by Salomon
Sun May 05, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Completion of the path of Tögal
Replies: 204
Views: 37316

Re: Completion of the path of Tögal

From personal experience, secrecy around togal--or actually nto secrecy but rather simply the advice not to read about it or learn about on your own instead of learning it from your lama who's determined you're ready--is not a fear game in the slightest. It has everything to do with not approaching...
by Salomon
Sun May 05, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Completion of the path of Tögal
Replies: 204
Views: 37316

Re: Completion of the path of Tögal

He says that talking about these things or even hearing about them before you are ready can ruin the whole path for you. There are some things that he and most other lamas think should be kept secret, and togal certainly tops the list. So everyone is saying this without explaining why? That's the f...
by Salomon
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sudden jolt movement or emit sound while practice
Replies: 23
Views: 5476

Re: Sudden jolt movement or emit sound while practice

You say no offense, it's like spitting on someone and then saying no offense. I know that we all share the same kind of experiences as human beings that we can easily recognize from some point of what we have experienced in our lives. Delusion wouldn't be the experience, it has its truth value, I wo...
by Salomon
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sudden jolt movement or emit sound while practice
Replies: 23
Views: 5476

Re: Sudden jolt movement or emit sound while practice

Saloman, Be careful, you are coming across as someone who is qualified to offer advice on Trekcho, which I'm sure you are not (I come to this conclusion by reading your various comments on Trekcho) I mean this with respect, but it is very easy to shift from the role of aspiring practitioner to some...
by Salomon
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sudden jolt movement or emit sound while practice
Replies: 23
Views: 5476

Re: Sudden jolt movement or emit sound while practice

Perfectly normal to me. You will be surprised how much your body will move on its own while your practice Trekcho. This is a kind of purification. So don't worry and keep going until your reach the point of freedom from self. Rely on your insights, they have been a tremendous help to me. Sometimes, ...
by Salomon
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why was E-Sangha controversial?
Replies: 143
Views: 22769

Re: Why was E-Sangha controversial?

J'ai de l'espoir en ce forum. Je pense qu'il y a assez d'intelligence ici pour améliorer les choses.

Edit: Haha I spoke in French...

I said I have hope in this forum. I think there are enough smart people here to improve things.
by Salomon
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana in China
Replies: 21
Views: 3576

Re: Vajrayana in China

What a nightmare, thank you for sharing this, both of you and thank you for the OP for bringing this subject.
This will probably affect my travel to China.
by Salomon
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Tony Duff/Pema Karpo Dictionaries
Replies: 31
Views: 8622

Re: Tony Duff/Pema Karpo Dictionaries

Yes virus alert for me with Avast.
by Salomon
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why was E-Sangha controversial?
Replies: 143
Views: 22769

Re: Why was E-Sangha controversial?

With an increase in mindfulness and mental composure there can be a decrease in the passion and aggression that lead to useless argumentativeness instead of substantive discussion of the Buddhadharma. There can also be a decrease in the urge to engage in frivolous discussions. Yes, I agree if this ...
by Salomon
Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why was E-Sangha controversial?
Replies: 143
Views: 22769

Re: Why was E-Sangha controversial?

Jnana wrote:Plus, this life is too precious and too short to spend it arguing on internet forums!
Except if you can meditate while doing this :D
by Salomon
Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajra Hell
Replies: 61
Views: 11231

Re: Vajra Hell

That's funny that you didn't answered my question, why would I bother answering yours. If you are not talking from experience, you wouldn't be able to understand where I am and so being of help like you pretend to be here, but I see a different picture.(this refers to the second question) You didn't...
by Salomon
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajra Hell
Replies: 61
Views: 11231

Re: Vajra Hell

Are you talking from experience here or from knowledge you get somewhere? I have never understood people not allowing "others" to experience what should be experienced until they will experience what should be experience, depending of all kind of degree of realizations. My experience/realization now...
by Salomon
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajra Hell
Replies: 61
Views: 11231

Re: Vajra Hell

Yes, others are related to me. I don't know if you are aware of an aspect of others and that is especially what I talk about when I said that they can be really harmful to you or to me. I am talking about a silent energy interaction that can either bring harmony or be source of destruction in any re...
by Salomon
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajra Hell
Replies: 61
Views: 11231

Re: Vajra Hell

L'enfer, c'est les autres. Agree. Others are in my experience the greatest obstacle to go further. That's true that our own thoughts/emotions and experiences are really challenging, but others have the power to make you feel worse in your conditions if you haven't the luck to be well-surrounded. An...
by Salomon
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rajapadanam sasanam- the king is the first donor
Replies: 36
Views: 5446

Re: Rajapadanam sasanam- the king is the first donor

Very interesting Topic, Thank you for this. I know a friend who is from China and he is working for the government. And guess what, he is completely interested in the Dharma, just recently due to what I have experienced. He was already in the knowledge of the Dharma, but from my example, he has been...

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