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by Grigoris
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 20
Views: 1523

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Does the DC practice have a torma?
by Grigoris
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sarlo's Guru Rating Service
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Sarlo's Guru Rating Service

One may ask: What are the criteria for rating the teachers? To which the reply would be: whatever pleases the blog owner (or fulfills his agenda). Especially given: Where I'm Coming From First off, and most important i suppose, my religious history. I was raised as rather an agnostic Canadian, with ...
by Grigoris
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 20
Views: 126

Re: Chan Texts: Translations & Studies

Does Zen follow the Four Noble Truths? If so what texts do they get it from? Classically, Zen does not "follow" or posit any doctrines. Except maybe that it doesn't follow any doctrines. "A separate transmission outside the teachings, not establishing words and letters, pointing directly at the hum...
by Grigoris
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 112
Views: 2199

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

People. I think we have solved the "preliminaries" issue. It is off-topic anyway, so back to the topic please.

:focus:
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 121
Views: 2069

Re: TRUCK FUMP

yeah i get that ..it's a whole other reality for countries that are smaller population and resources compared to countries with infinite resources and money...Canada has a population of 36 and 1/2 million...America is325.7 million...greece 10.75....greece is really doing over and beyound what is ex...
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 121
Views: 2069

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Here is one that is a poke in the eye and a kick in the ass for republicans. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/laura-bush-separating-children-from-their-parents-at-the-border-breaks-my-heart/2018/06/17/f2df517a-7287-11e8-9780-b1dd6a09b549_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.42ac57dc2c73 that m...
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 112
Views: 2199

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Let's get back to the topic please.
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Naga Offering
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Naga Offering

No takers at all?
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 112
Views: 2199

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Someone kindly pointed me to the following text, explaining the different vehicles viewed from a Dzogchen perspective: The Art of Nakedness: Bearing it all for the single nature of mind, a look at Buddhist salvation (written by Omega Point). Who is omega point? What is his (I am sure it is a "he") ...
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 112
Views: 2199

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

They are usually a preliminary to main practice in a Sadhana. When I received the lung for "Buddhahood Without Meditation" from LOTR it came with a pledge (samaya) to do 1,200,000 Vajra Guru mantra. So... It seems that preliminaries come even for reading texts, if the teacher believes that it is im...
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 112
Views: 2199

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Well my teacher, Loppon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche, gives DI, fourth empowerment, preliminaries, sadhana, you name it.

Actually, come to think of it, he is a big fan of preliminaries and supporting practices for the realisation of Dzogchen.
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sarlo's Guru Rating Service
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Sarlo's Guru Rating Service

You know it is wrong, when Osho and Krishnamurti get a top rating.
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 112
Views: 2199

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

No. I need a lineage holder. You are not going to find one around here, although Malcolm is authorised and you treated him with complete disrespect (and a slew of teachers too). That sort of attitude will lead your path in the completely opposite direction of a lineage holder. Causes and conditions...
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 112
Views: 2199

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Someone kindly pointed me to the following text, explaining the different vehicles viewed from a Dzogchen perspective: The Art of Nakedness: Bearing it all for the single nature of mind, a look at Buddhist salvation (written by Omega Point). Who is omega point? What is his (I am sure it is a "he") ...
by Grigoris
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 112
Views: 2199

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Simon E. wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:17 am
I did ngondro. It had real benefits. But did not prepare me in any way for D.I.
You don't feel that Guru Yoga opened you up to the possibility that your teacher's enlightened nature is identical to your own? That you teacher can act as a catalyst for you to recognise your enlightened nature?
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 112
Views: 2199

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Right. I just wasted a good 30 minutes of my life cleaning up the gibberish, from now on please REPORT trolling and let the staff deal with it.

Thank you.
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 112
Views: 2199

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

And you need to stop talking about your experiences as all you are doing to reinforcing a memory, rather than cultivating a living experience.
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 112
Views: 2199

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:51 pm
There is no such thing as Dzogchen without Buddhism.
You are going to have to substantiate this, as I have seen you argue the complete opposite in the past and wish to know what the new justification is. :smile:
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 121
Views: 2069

Re: TRUCK FUMP

I do passionately believe in democracy... And yet you believe that democracy is about a single powerful leader with all those surrounding him (yes, him) towing the line, instead of the statement, discussion and concurrence of dissenting views into a single unified position. Strange view of democrac...
by Grigoris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Protections
Replies: 26
Views: 643

Re: Protections

Dedicate merit.

You can buy certain amulets, etc... and breathe on them after doing mantra, in which case it is the power of the mantra doing the work ,rather than your personal ability. ;)

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