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by DGA
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 254
Views: 4915

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

There is no ultimate truth, ultimately. But go ahead and try to find it. Be my guest. The Dharma is the ultimate truth. That is why we take Refuge in it. hint: "there is no ultimate truth, ultimately" is itself a truth claim that presents itself as eternal and absolute. with that said... the remark...
by DGA
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is an existential threat to Dharma?
Replies: 0
Views: 7

What is an existential threat to Dharma?

In the most recent thread on the Aro gTer, the idea of what may constitute an existential threat to Dharma emerged but got swallowed up again in a number of other claims and positions. I think it would be worthwhile to probe this one in more detail. What, to your mind, constitutes an existential thr...
by DGA
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Book Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Book Recommendations

Dogen's Shobogenzo is available in four PDFs for free download from BDK. It's an excellent translation as near as I can tell. I'm looking forward to reading this in depth when I get the opportunity.
by DGA
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 254
Views: 4915

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

If you practice vajrayana that seems like a wholly unnecessary degree of mental gymnastics Can you offer an alternate explanation to Simon’s that is at least as accurate and requires less conceptual elaboration? For the avoidance of doubt, what question would the explanation be explaining? Simon's ...
by DGA
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 254
Views: 4915

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

I don't think that ANY terma from ANY source is genuine by any 'reasonably objective standard'. Which does not mean that I believe that all termas are fake. And ALL linages are fabricated, which doesn't mean they are not effective. If you practice vajrayana that seems like a wholly unnecessary degr...
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 254
Views: 4915

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Greg, if you are reading this thread still, what do you think of these two posts? BTW, our friend, Doc Togden, is from a recognized lineage too —— he is actually a Dudjom Tersar guy. I know a Bhutanese Khenpo, the teacher of some people here, for example, who attended Chogyam's Dudjom Tersar Troma N...
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 254
Views: 4915

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

BTW, our friend, Doc Togden, is from a recognized lineage too —— he is actually a Dudjom Tersar guy. I know a Bhutanese Khenpo, the teacher of some people here, for example, who attended Chogyam's Dudjom Tersar Troma Nagmo empowerment at Pema Osel Ling. Lama Tharchin certainly expressed no objectio...
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Without Buddha I could Not Be a Christian

problem with this concept is that Buddhadharma is not about understanding god. It is also not short on content. :roll: The author said neither of those things. I think Christians are searching more for a way of experiencing and understanding God This combined with: So I think Buddhism is providing ...
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma kitty
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: Dharma kitty

Excellent!

Ginger cats are the best.
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 254
Views: 4915

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Unless we are discussing Mexican cuisine, the authenticity debate is fruitless. The better question is whether or not a particular Dharma group is helpful or harmful. A related discussion involves what canons of evidence or reason you use to measure harm or help. It's also worthwhile to reflect on w...
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 254
Views: 4915

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Has anybody here seen the terma/teaching/sadhana? We have an answer to that question in a thread you and I both participated in some years ago. sdw, a longtime Aro gTer participant, told us all about it. relevant material before and after this post https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=11438#p147...
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 41
Views: 634

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

I've always thought that this was an interesting topic even outside of Buddhism. I attended a Catholic baptism a few years ago ( I was brought up Catholic so it was interesting to see what happened to me) and although my Latin is not great I recognized that the baptism involved an Exorcism of any s...
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 41
Views: 634

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:08 am
I mean to remove this "empowerment", if you forgive me the expression.
Stop believing in the power of baptism and it will have no power of you.
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Secular" mindfulness apps?
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: "Secular" mindfulness apps?

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 254
Views: 4915

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Dudes, I just totally had a pure vision of Mami Wata!

:woohoo:
For a moment I thought we were going to re-litigate this masterpiece

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=23725&sid=b8ca2510 ... 82624ad924

:reading:
by DGA
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 254
Views: 4915

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Well, if this thread has taught me one thing, it is the danger of denying the validity of relative truth. How quickly and easily denying it's validity leads to ego-centered nihilism. Who is denying the validity of relative truth? Related: Earlier in this thread, you claimed that Dharma is an ultima...
by DGA
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Secular" mindfulness apps?
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: "Secular" mindfulness apps?

As long as you become more irritated you are probably on the right track whatever you're doing. So true... ...so i am sitting in this two day idiot Training in connection with my work. ...then they start talking about something like the mind or the body, total bs. ...so i think about my realization...
by DGA
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 254
Views: 4915

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

I just copy an empowerment from a text I found somewhere and start bestowing it, people believe it as genuine, voila, blessings. :shrug: This is exactly, precisely, the very thing Sakya Paṇḍita accused Nyingmapas of doing, that is, finding old books in the ground for which the they did not have the...
by DGA
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 254
Views: 4915

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

"Harold, what the hell does Marjorie Quinn have to do with Aro?" Well Malcolm It has everything to do with Aro and other questionable lineages. It has to do with the after mat of the devastating damage to these souls. Some have spent decades before discovering the truth and that truth can utterly d...
by DGA
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 254
Views: 4915

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:22 pm
Any takers for the question regarding Doc Chogyam's teachers?
This is a good question to ask if you are thinking of taking teachings from these people, or are a social scientist or historian doing research.

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