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by smcj
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

Dzogchenpas are looking at the world, but what they are watching is themselves. So is pure vision. This is why there is a completion stage. From "The attainment of the Arhats" thread: For a being with a pure mind, Avici hell is no different than Akaniṣṭha Ghanavyuha, the buddhafield of Vairocana/Va...
by smcj
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

So yeah, not being my Lama I do not need to see them in this light... Sorry, this wasn’t directed at you specifically. ...is there a purpose behind such a rhetorical question? It isn’t rhetorical. I’m really interested to see how all these Dzogchenpas understand what it is to see the world we live ...
by smcj
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

So if you’re willing to see the Lama as pure—but only so long as he doesn’t offend you, then... You’re instructed to build on that and see the world and everything in it as “Perfect Just As It Is”, right? So are you going to try to do that while keeping your options open to see the Spanish Inquisiti...
by smcj
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

’ Here is a citation from Tai Situ Rinpoche - XXIst century: :twothumbsup: If someone learned that their Tsawe-Lama had behaved in a manner contrary to their own moral standards, is it possible for that student to break the bond and find another Tsawe-Lama? The student should remember that the bond...
by smcj
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

No need for a citation. If you think you should have pure perception of a criminal guru like the one I mentioned (i.e. murderer, rapist, pedophile, et al.) you are an idiot. Anyone who encourages you to think so is an idiot. Anyone who agrees with them is an idiot. ...in your opinion. Not just in m...
by smcj
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

Before I go any further I think that I need to make it clear I'm an enthusiastic supporter of Minyur R. and HHDL's position on abuse by gurus. Nothing I say should be interpreted to mean that I think somebody should stay in an unhealthy situation. The current discussion I'm trying to have with Malco...
by smcj
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

If your guru engages in murder, pedophilia, rape, theft, or lying and you still see this as pure, you are an idiot and should have your head examined.
Citation plz.
by smcj
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

Do you accept that the guru yoga teachings say that, if you make the commitment, you are to see all the guru's actions as pure no matter how objectionable they seem? That's basically what DJKR's FB post regarding Sogyal was about.
by smcj
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

Any NgonDro commentary on the guru-yoga will give an outline that is effectively being rejected here. Not rejecting anything. I do see a lot of pissing and moaning from you however, complaining about something no one here is rejecting. Cool! So you accept that you are supposed to pray to your guru ...
by smcj
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

What is the theoretical framework of guru yoga? Citations please, not just opinion. Primary sources preferable. Any NgonDro commentary on the guru-yoga will give an outline that is effectively being rejected here. I'm traveling, so I don't have access to my books, but in the guru yoga chapter in "F...
by smcj
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

I’m not a big fan of DJKR, but he does highlight some issues that need clarification. For example? Our attachment to our own cultural values versus our unwillingness to accept even the theoretical framework of the guru yoga. Unfortunately at the present time, the guru yoga teachings are being corru...
by smcj
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

At this point it should be clear that part of what Dzongsar is doing is what's known as "trolling." It could also be called iconoclasm and attacking some remaining post-Trungpa sacred cows. I’m not a big fan of DJKR, but he does highlight some issues that need clarification. Unfortunately he doesn’...
by smcj
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

To be born as a human is usually due to the karma of attachment and desire, isn't it? An emanation taking human form would do so out of bodhicitta and perfect skill in means. In that way, an important distinction exists between a nirmanakaya as a human body and an ordinary human being. It doesn't s...
by smcj
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

But if you become a buddha, you are a buddha, not a human. But still in a human body. If you want to define “human” as being in a state of unawareness I can accept that statement. I can also accept that “enlightened being” and “sentient being” are two completely different kinds of beings. However b...
by smcj
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 153
Views: 16515

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

The Buddha displayed awakening under the bodhitree, but in actuality, buddhahood is achieved in Akaniṣṭha Ghanavyuha according to Mahāyāna sūtra. And in the case of Śākyamuni, eons and eons ago. So you're saying Sakyamuni was not human? Correct, he was an emanation, not a human. https://dharmawheel...
by smcj
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

ibid: "Just like a red, blue, or white lotus — born in the water, grown in the water, rising up above the water — stands unsmeared by the water, in the same way I — born in the world, grown in the world, having overcome the world — live unsmeared by the world. Remember me, brahman, as 'awakened.' He...
by smcj
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

The Buddha displayed awakening under the bodhitree, but in actuality, buddhahood is achieved in Akaniṣṭha Ghanavyuha according to Mahāyāna sūtra. And in the case of Śākyamuni, eons and eons ago.
So you're saying Sakyamuni was not human?
by smcj
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?
Replies: 54
Views: 920

Re: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?

What is attached love? Is it automatically any kind of familial or marital relationship, or maybe specifically self-cherishing in those relationships? I think many married folks would agree that marriage has taught me a great deal about cherishing the well-being of another over myself. I think the ...
by smcj
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

I think we should backtrack a bit and consider a hypothetical situation where the lama in question really is a Buddha. Maybe we should take Padmasambhava as an example. In that scenario is it wrong to deify a human? He seems pretty deified to me in the Nyingma tradition. Yes, it is wrong to deify a...
by smcj
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 151
Views: 3398

Re: The DJKR Topic

I think we should backtrack a bit and consider a hypothetical situation where the lama in question really is a Buddha. Maybe we should take Padmasambhava as an example. In that scenario is it wrong to deify a human? He seems pretty deified to me in the Nyingma tradition.