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by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 14
Views: 162

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

Greg, I did say that, in the story, the yogi had "accomplished dream yoga," i.e. , had, in your words, "perfected" the practice. The story I recounted also clearly showed that even a momentary lapse in that accomplishment made the yogi susceptible to all the habitual rules of samsara. No argument o...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 14
Views: 162

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

DarkenTheWorld wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:30 pm
(I was always for some unexplainable reason drawn to Lilith, or should I say obsessed)
Shall I assume that you have not taken Refuge in the Triple Gem?
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 14
Views: 162

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

Greg, "But we still have to get out of the way of moving buses." When I received the transmission for dream yoga, the Teacher told a story about a yogi who was practicing dream yoga on the east side of Mt. Kailash. Having accomplished dream yoga, he realized that the bardo of waking life is no diff...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen // Middle Way
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Dzogchen // Middle Way

The state of Dzogchen spontaneously results from the Dzogchen practice. We are all f****d then. ... that would make the state of dzogchen a result that arises from causes, no different from the other eight yanas When you increase the sensitivity, for example, of a microscope, then, for example, bac...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths
Replies: 40
Views: 1039

Re: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths

I guess I believe an enlightened appearance is one that is most suitable for the needs of a particular being on the path? I can see the logic in this. If your teacher told you to take this current form (the consequence of afflictions) as enlightened, then who am I to argue with them? It is rather u...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 14
Views: 162

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

Life is not "just a dream", that is not what the teachings say. They say that life is "like a dream". It may seem like an irrelevant detail, but it is actually a very significant difference. From what I have read so far (I know that intellectual reading can't replace actual experience) it seems to ...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen // Middle Way
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Dzogchen // Middle Way

Viach wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:07 pm
"the meaning of the experience" is included in the description of the experience.
:roll:
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen // Middle Way
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Dzogchen // Middle Way

You are trying to understand non-duality with your dualistic mind. This is fundamentally not true. The state of Dzogchen spontaneously results from the Dzogchen practice. It can not be understood - it can only be experienced. It should and can be understood. Why do you think all those teachers wrot...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clashes with the concept of individual karma?
Replies: 50
Views: 676

Re: Theravadan critique - absolving karma through Bodhisattvas (other power?) clashes with the concept of individual kar

One of the disorienting things about change and that leads to misperceptions is that the mind changes more rapidly than many of the things we observe. So, a ceramic cup appears stable to us, but only because the cup is reasonably durable, while our mind changes moment to moment. Part of the source ...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen // Middle Way
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Dzogchen // Middle Way

You are trying to understand non-duality with your dualistic mind. This is fundamentally not true. The state of Dzogchen spontaneously results from the Dzogchen practice. It can not be understood - it can only be experienced. It should and can be understood. Why do you think all those teachers wrot...
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 14
Views: 162

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

PS Have you taken refuge?
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: A question about Dream Yoga
Replies: 14
Views: 162

Re: A question about Dream Yoga

Life is not "just a dream", that is not what the teachings say. They say that life is "like a dream".

It may seem like an irrelevant detail, but it is actually a very significant difference.
by Grigoris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths
Replies: 40
Views: 1039

Re: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths

I used to think I'd have to appear as having a protrusion on my crown or dharmacakras on my palms at the instant of samyaksambodhi, but now when I self-generate as the deity I just imagine myself as I currently appear: boring, bespectacled, and mundane. So, if you believe that your current karmical...
by Grigoris
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Fastest Growing Religion In Birmingham Revealed
Replies: 21
Views: 556

Re: The Fastest Growing Religion In Birmingham Revealed

That Eastern front between Germany and Russia probably would made the first world war look like a blip. The Battle of Stalingrad (which lasted five months) lead to 235,000 German and allied troops (900,000 total casualties) and 479,000 Russian troops (1,129,619 total casualties) being killed. The c...
by Grigoris
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 177
Views: 13038

Re: Saint Stalin

Greg, "And no matter how strange it may seem to you in your little bubble, ..." How dare you impugn my bubble size! "It is quite as big for me, said he, as yours is big for you." That's fine, all of us live inside our little bubble, but the Russian bubble is HUGE and it does not conform all that we...
by Grigoris
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: There is clearly a lack of a third
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: There is clearly a lack of a third

Viach wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Buddha never created any kind of religion ~ Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
Pretty funny quote considering ChNN's religious heritage and the fact he founded a religious organisation.
by Grigoris
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socialism & Communism
Replies: 177
Views: 13038

Re: Saint Stalin

So Communism died when the Soviet Union died...?? Old habits are the hardest to break. https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-47964774 No, it didn't actually. You forget Vietnam and Laos (for example). A newer addition would be the Republic of South Africa (the ANC instituted heavily so...
by Grigoris
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: There is clearly a lack of a third
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: There is clearly a lack of a third

There is clearly a lack of a third, Buddhist yogi. That is, Buddhist yoga, with its understanding of the dreamlike nature of what is happening, is the middle path between two extremes (science and religion). Hate to be the one that breaks it to you, but Buddhism is a religion. Buddhist yoga is reli...
by Grigoris
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Offering mandala plates
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Offering mandala plates

Lingpupa wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:22 am
I'm lucky if there are more than a half-dozen grains still on the surface.
It is not about how much rice sticks to the plate, but about how much Dana sticks in the mind! :smile:
by Grigoris
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Offering mandala plates
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Offering mandala plates

I'm doing another one. I did the Karma Kamtsang one quite a few years ago. I only continued doing a bit of that, because to make it "round" it's nice to do the whole set, but there is quite a lot of "overhead" in that one - you'd probably spend the best part of an hour getting through it if you mis...

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