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by Barney Fife
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Khechara
Replies: 8
Views: 840

Re: Khechara

From Jamgon Kongtrul, The Treasury of Knowledge Books 9 and 10: Journey and Goal: Khecara: Concerning Khecara, there are two aspects: the greater state of Khecara and the lesser states. [4.193.a] Greater State In conjunction with these siddhis, the greater state of Khecara is one endowed with the ei...
by Barney Fife
Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Jes Bertelsen?
Replies: 128
Views: 12894

Re: Jes Bertelsen?

Namaskar, O.K., in summary: This is (metaphorically) Jes Bertelsen’s astral body: Kool Aid.jpg And this is (metaphorically) the (pedagogical) message of Jes Berteslsen and his partisan adherents: keep smiling kool aid.jpg And for those newly arrived sincere seekers of the Dzogchen teachings and the ...
by Barney Fife
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Jes Bertelsen?
Replies: 128
Views: 12894

Re: Jes Bertelsen?

Namaskar, From Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche’s book, “Rainbow Paintings” p.120: "Some people believe that they should just keep on meditating, and someday their egg will hatch and they will fly out of the shell and ascend to a completely different level. Actually, it’s not like that at all. We should not th...
by Barney Fife
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Knots
Replies: 47
Views: 4051

Re: Knots

by Barney Fife
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to stop thinking negatively
Replies: 13
Views: 1711

Re: How to stop thinking negatively

hi
i posted a reply recently that relates to this. it is on the "Wellness, Diet, and Fitness" forum. the thread is called "What to Do When Depressed?". here is the link:
http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=110&t=13500

good luck!

b.f.
by Barney Fife
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What to do when depressed
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: What to do when depressed

of course, if it is deep-rooted depression, some kind of psychological treatment is considered very helpful by most modern buddhist teachers. a lot of buddhist practitioners use cognitive based psychotherapy as a support for buddhist mindfulness and meditation practices. another good one is to learn...
by Barney Fife
Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Jes Bertelsen?
Replies: 128
Views: 12894

Re: Jes Bertelsen?

Thank you very much, Sonam and Malcolm. You raise important questions and offer helpful clarifications. Malcolm wrote: In Dzogchen, one is to train in the recognition of the "natural state" while having experiences. Bliss, clarity and non-conceptuality are distinct experiences used for this purpose....
by Barney Fife
Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Jes Bertelsen?
Replies: 128
Views: 12894

Re: Jes Bertelsen?

thank you,

b.f.
by Barney Fife
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Jes Bertelsen?
Replies: 128
Views: 12894

Re: Jes Bertelsen?

O.K., so people have finally gotten bored of this topic. No surprises there. Thank you, Lhodroe Rapsal (Henrik), for your sincere questions and posts on this thread. Your great questions have promoted a broad discussion. And thanks to all contributors to this thread for the clarity they have given t...
by Barney Fife
Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen practiced on different solar systems?
Replies: 79
Views: 7308

Re: Dzogchen practiced on different solar systems?

Thank you malcolm, that is interesting, it does sound what I remember hearing. Don't know about past and future tense in the Tibetan language, if it is always obvious or not. Richard Barron translates Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche's accounts of the twelve Dzogchen Buddhas in the past tense. But some of thes...
by Barney Fife
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen practiced on different solar systems?
Replies: 79
Views: 7308

Re: Dzogchen practiced on different solar systems?

cool. great details, etc. i also heard that there may be a listing of 64 Dzogchen Buddhas in their respective aeons and with their respective buddhafields and world systems. I heard that all the details of these, including how many beings each buddha liberated, are given in the second chapter of the...
by Barney Fife
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen practiced on different solar systems?
Replies: 79
Views: 7308

Re: Dzogchen practiced on different solar systems?

Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche may be referring to the twelve Nirmanakaya Dzogchen Buddhas, one of whom is Buddha Shakyamuni, who spread the Dzogchen teachings in their respective Nirmanakaya pure realm world systems. These twelve are discussed in Dudjom Rinpoche's "The Nyingma School of Tibetan Bud...
by Barney Fife
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Jes Bertelsen?
Replies: 128
Views: 12894

Re: Jes Bertelsen?

It looked like Wisdom was referring to the book “Essence of Mind” by Jes Bertelsen, and also maybe in part to this quote from another of Bertelsen’s books: On p. 1 of this thread, Otsal offered his own translation of the passage below from Jes Bertelsen’s book, Bevidsthedens flydende lys (The Flowin...
by Barney Fife
Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa vs. Nature of Mind
Replies: 87
Views: 9099

Re: Jes Bertelsen?

Thank you, asunthatneversets. An excellent clarification for sharpening experiential understanding. asunthatneversets wrote: The nature of mind is the inseparability of emptiness and clarity. A state free of thought is simply resting in clarity. Clarity must be recognized as empty for recognition of...
by Barney Fife
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa vs. Nature of Mind
Replies: 87
Views: 9099

Re: Jes Bertelsen?

Thank you wisdom, good guidelines. I'm new here and learning the ropes. Thanks also Malcolm. Malcolm wrote: Rig pa is not the nature of the mind. and, The term "sems nyid" is the term translated as the "nature of the mind". Rig pa is knowledge of your primordial state. They are not the same thing. N...
by Barney Fife
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa vs. Nature of Mind
Replies: 87
Views: 9099

Re: Jes Bertelsen?

Does it sound reasonable to ask a moderator to step in and remove the recent personal stuff, just leaving the comments that are about the teachings, practice, and topic? This is a quite an interesting thread with so many good contributors, it seems a shame to muddy the waters with things that are no...
by Barney Fife
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Jes Bertelsen?
Replies: 128
Views: 12894

Re: Jes Bertelsen?

Thank you everyone for the diverse and interesting contributions. Read several times over and contemplated all the posts from the early part of page 4 up to this point in the thread. Really helpful info, especially when read all together. Fascinating details about how Dzogchen understands those deep...
by Barney Fife
Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Jes Bertelsen?
Replies: 128
Views: 12894

Re: Jes Bertelsen?

Quote from "Essence of Mind: An Approach to Dzogchen" by Jes Bertelsen: Perhaps the meaning of life is to discover that everything has emerged from unity consciousness? Perhaps the physical universe is a windfall event, a celebration sprung from divine cosmic creativity? Perhaps from a certain persp...
by Barney Fife
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Jes Bertelsen?
Replies: 128
Views: 12894

Re: Jes Bertelsen?

Thanks everyone who is contributing here, nice discussions. Wisdom, that post had many good answers and questions. Wonderful summary of Gnostic view vs. Dzogchen. It seems like Wisdom and Fa Dao raise similar questions. Wisdom writes: Furthermore the reification of the Absolute as God prevents full ...
by Barney Fife
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Jes Bertelsen?
Replies: 128
Views: 12894

Re: Jes Bertelsen?

thank you very much, sonam. so, if all those views are not the understanding of dzogchen, it would be fascinating to hear any key points of the Dzogchen view on those deep questions, if anybody has time or inclination at some point. (will read wisdom's answer now!)



thanks,

b.f.