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by Vasana
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Eclipse Prayer & Aspiration
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Eclipse Prayer & Aspiration

As the sun and the moon merge together, May the dualistic mind of the beholder, Be that which is eclipsed, for even just a moment. May those watching in the Americas and those around the world be greeted by waves of epiphanies as the dark shadow of the moon appears on the Earth, our secret skin. As ...
by Vasana
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 27234

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Yeah you're right. Pre-Sahaja and 'after' it's become a default mode of being/knowing is slightly more accurate. As for the stuff related to the nervous system, I won't even go there cos then it'll require the comparison of yogic and tantric subtle anatomy and that's a whole other topic. Most tradit...
by Vasana
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 27234

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

... I'd rather find more out about the Sahaja Samadhi as spoken of by Ramana [see above]and that of Mahamudra/Dzogchen If you look in the book, Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, there is a wealth of info about Sahaja Samadhi. [...]Of course mind here means dualistic mind. Resting in the natural state...
by Vasana
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 27234

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

With respect Anon, that is not a route of discussion I care to go down. If you want to start a new thread about those opinions then you're welcome. It's an important topic no doubt but I'd rather find more out about the Sahaja Samadhi as spoken of by Ramana [see above]and that of Mahamudra/ Dzogche...
by Vasana
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 27234

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

With respect Anon, that is not a route of discussion I care to go down. If you want to start a new thread about those opinions then you're welcome. It's an important topic no doubt but I'd rather find more out about the Sahaja Samadhi as spoken of by Ramana [see above]and that of Mahamudra/ Dzogchen...
by Vasana
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Zen
Replies: 247
Views: 7792

Re: Tibetan Zen

If you subscribe to the emptiness of emptiness, you will have to conclude that emptiness is conditioned. No, you just have to conclude that emptiness also has no nature. This is why I told you, and still tell you, your qualm is a nonissue. Otherwise, the pervasion follows that the unconditioned is ...
by Vasana
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 27234

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Refutation is a scholarly game played out by pundits and theologians. Buddhism was established because of refutation, not in spite of it. Do you think Buddhism would even exist if the Buddha didn't initially refute the tenets of the systems of his day? Do you think Chan would exist if it's adherent...
by Vasana
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 27234

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

I wonder what people's thoughts are on the Sahaja samadhi as explained below by Ramana and the Sahaja as found in Mahamudra /Dzogchen? From what I can tell, Sahaja is the resultant state in Advaita where as in Dzogchen the result is taken as the path. Any other differences I'm missing? Advaita also ...
by Vasana
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Namkhai Norbu Chod
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Namkhai Norbu Chod

Can someone please direct me to the Namkhai Norbu's Chod sadhana used in Tsultrim Allione's Tara Mandala Community? Where can I get the text, is there a pdf version? Thanks :thanks: Maybe also contact TaraMandala if Tsultrim Allione Rinpoche gave you the transmission? I'm sure it's probably the sam...
by Vasana
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4409
Views: 358434

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu - ECLIPSE EDITION

Any particular recommended things to do during the upcoming eclipse? PM'd with what the D.C calendar it's self says. Also, + 1 for the prayer of Kuntuzangpo Prayer of Kuntuzangpo (Tib. ཀུན་བཟང་སྨོན་ལམ་, Kunzang Mönlam; Wyl. kun bzang smon lam) — a famous Dzogchen aspiration prayer from the Gongpa Z...
by Vasana
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 27234

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Please don't misunderstand. I am not advocating Advaita at all, and especially that it is some how the same or better/worse than some Buddhist teachings. There have been some great masters from that tradition, make no mistake about that. Whether you are in a position to see this is another matter. ...
by Vasana
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 27234

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

To illustrate my point which cannot be illustrated.......... Langye Huijue said: Mahakasyapa did not know the World-Honored One's samadhi. Ananda did not know Mahakasyapa's samadhi. Sanavasin did not know Ananda's samadhi. Up to now, although I have samadhi, you do not know it. Eihei Dogen said: Th...
by Vasana
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddha Nature
Replies: 19
Views: 301

Re: Buddha Nature

OK so Buddha Nature isnt exactly what I thought it was.. I'm looking for a list of like Buddha Qualities.. some kind of list that shows like the virtues and qualities of a Buddhist.. Like for example: Compassion, Non Violence, Mindfullness, Self Control, etc. is there something like that in Buddhis...
by Vasana
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 27234

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

To illustrate my point which cannot be illustrated.......... Langye Huijue said: Mahakasyapa did not know the World-Honored One's samadhi. Ananda did not know Mahakasyapa's samadhi. Sanavasin did not know Ananda's samadhi. Up to now, although I have samadhi, you do not know it. Eihei Dogen said: Th...
by Vasana
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 210
Views: 4705

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

When one takes any empowerment refuge in the guru comes before refuge in the Three Jewels. I didn't know it contains refuge in the guru. I thought it contain refuge in Padmasambhava. And containing also, asking lama to give refuge in liturgy. I didn't know translation of every word, not even half. ...
by Vasana
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 210
Views: 4705

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

I really think it's as simple as Malcolm said earlier which was roughly something like 'If you have confidence you've received it, then you did.' I don't think it is that easy: what if the lama did not have the training to give the empowerment? The realisation? What if the empowerment procedure/tex...
by Vasana
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 464
Views: 27234

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

It was just a friendly reminder, not an admonishment. I always found discussions with adherents of one tradition inevitably either dismissing the other or just not being able to get what the other is saying. All traditions have distinct ideas about liberation and the way to get there, if a school d...
by Vasana
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 210
Views: 4705

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

Well, Greg, it should perhaps make everyone breathe a sigh of relief regarding samaya, eh? :shrug: I really mean it when I say that we are all "aspirational" Vajrayana practitioners. I think there are some "real" Vajrayana practitioners, but I don't think they're going to be pos...
by Vasana
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 764
Views: 25113

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Surely if even just 1 out of 5 tulkus are authentic rebirths, this is enough to justify the tulku system, no? If a genuine tulku will be able to fast track their education and inherit various resources to further the teachings and continue where they left off, this is surely a good thing regardless...
by Vasana
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 210
Views: 4705

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

One cannot practice Secret Mantra without empowerment. Right. However you have somewhat muddied the waters for me in this discussion. Am I getting you - you think that unless one has understood 100% what's going on during the empowerment one has not received the empowerment? Pretty much. If you did...

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