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by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 48
Views: 1268

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Any takers for the question regarding Doc Chogyam's teachers?
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 48
Views: 1268

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

You wouldn't bother making the effort to receive or work with the pure vision practices etc.without some faith. Indeed not. You're making it an 'either/or' issue, which it isn't. No I am not. Paying lip service and performing sadhanas etc. while dissecting and testing them for this and that, with n...
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 48
Views: 1268

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

All of which is irrelevant as far as the Aro themselves are concerned. Scientologists are also not concerned with what people think of them, their beliefs and their practices. I have met many of them. They are fully functioning adults who have made a conscious choice in going with their teachers. S...
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 48
Views: 1268

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Again, you invent what I did not say in order to argue against it. 'Just.....' was not my assertion. I didn't say it was. I was not accusing you of making this assertion. Unfortunately for the Aro gTer mob "just" is all they have. It is surely simple logic that if someone claims to have a pure visi...
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 48
Views: 1268

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

And let's just run a quick rational review of the situation: Aro gTer have no lineage. No amount of "To quoque" logical fallacies can deny this. The terma has not be ratified/certified/recognised by anybody other than it's writer and thus it's legitimacy is questionable. This leaves us with one more...
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 48
Views: 1268

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Are you people on drugs or something? Have you lost all capacity for independent discriminating wisdom and awareness? OK, let's turn the 'fake terma' stuff around for the sake of balance here. What about LOTR's Kali practice and its derivation? Whay about ChNN's Longsal visions and teachings? I hap...
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 48
Views: 1268

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Are you people on drugs or something? Have you lost all capacity for independent discriminating wisdom and awareness? You are seriously comparing Doc Togden and the Aro cult to Dudjom Lingpa and Martin Luther King??? All because Malcolm had some sort of epiphany and is now grovelling to seek favor f...
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Blessing Images?
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Blessing Images?

If you cannot get a blessed image by a lama then the one you made will suffice. Your practice will bless it until you can find a lama to do it.
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings
Replies: 29
Views: 729

Re: Pagan Deity Propitiation by Dharma Siblings

If you make offering to mundane deities you can reborn in their retinue. Something to avoid, we want to free from samsara. Brahma, god, bad spirits, good spirits, etc. Regarding mundane beings i would reccomend only make contact with beings who have and keep samaya, like local guardians. Who gave y...
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3105

Re: New Rigpa letter

The post was pretty clear. If one does not have pure vision, don't call out others for their lack of pure vision. If one does, one is a hypocrite, it does not matter if one is a beginner or a high tulku. I made absolutely no assessment of any particular person's mental state. There, now even stupid...
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3105

Re: New Rigpa letter

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:58 pm
Nope. Intelligent people will understand that I am not saying that, and stupid people are not my problem.
Oh, okay, I get it: anybody that misinterprets your post because of it's lack of clarity is stupid. :roll:
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3105

Re: New Rigpa letter

I find that as I get older, I tend to prefer apophatic practice; but certainly when I was younger in the Dharma, I was very enthusiastic about cataphatic practices (Greg, this is your cue to lecture me about misusing Greek words). I do like practicing Chö liturgies though. Well, Chö is a very phati...
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3105

Re: New Rigpa letter

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:48 pm
I don't care.
You don't care if it sounds like you are calling SDR a hypocrite?
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 48
Views: 1268

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

So you need to put yourself in their place, and see how things feel from their point of view, and frankly, stop being so unkind to them with your self-righteous denunciations. Just as you cannot prove the validity of your tradition, you also cannot prove their tradition is false. You taking a cut o...
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3105

Re: New Rigpa letter

More to the point, if one has to train in pure vision one is afflicted. If one is afflicted, one's vision is not pure. One's vision will not become pure by imagining that one is a buddha in the middle of a palace surrounded by gods, goddesses, and so on. It will not become pure by imagining one's g...
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3105

Re: New Rigpa letter

If one”s own vision of all phenomena is not pure in every way, tellling other people to practice pure vision is pure hypocrisy, whether or not one is a teacher. I'm sorry, but did you just call Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche a hypocrite? Of course not. Well then, you should be careful with how you comment,...
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3398

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

This is why, I think, the language ChNN uses around vows as an appropriate limitation for a Hinayana practitioner might not be appropriately applied in this context. ChNN (long life to him) is a particular teacher, in a specific lineage, with a certain view. Now while his views may be of tantamount...
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 48
Views: 1268

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

So you need to put yourself in their place, and see how things feel from their point of view, and frankly, stop being so unkind to them with your self-righteous denunciations. Just as you cannot prove the validity of your tradition, you also cannot prove their tradition is false. You taking a cut o...
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3398

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

DGA wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:04 pm
or is it an empowerment (with samaya to observe)?
^^^This^^^ in the Dudjom Tersar.
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3398

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Mantrik wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Of course defining yourself by a narrow set of criteria is a limitation. Taking vows is a limitation.
Hello! Vows in Vajrayana are liberatory. Remember?