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by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 171
Views: 3008

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: 171
Views: 3008

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: 29
Views: 333

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: 29
Views: 333

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: 338

Re: "Secular" mindfulness apps?

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by DGA
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 171
Views: 3008

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: 171
Views: 3008

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: 338

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: 171
Views: 3008

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: 171
Views: 3008

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: 171
Views: 3008

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.

🤔
by DGA
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Arya Sanghata Sutra
Replies: 11
Views: 1941

Re: The Arya Sanghata Sutra

I believe it is a grave transgression to slander the Dharma, and as this text is Dharma, I can only bow to it with revence and respect. Nevertheless, from my limited viewpoint here in Samsara as a defiled being, I must admit there is much about this sutra that puzzles me. I seem to have failed to r...
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 37
Views: 471

Re: -ise vs -ize

However, Captain Beefheart wants to Booglarize Ya Baby.... It works best on West German TV. "a right burlesque title..." [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tit5gHtVEls[/media] IMO it's the weakest track on what must be Beefheart's strongest album. I can and sometimes do listen to this crap all ...
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 37
Views: 471

Re: -ise vs -ize

I've lived in the US my whole live and never heard anyone use the word "burglarizer" in the way bristollad describes. I have heard the term "burglarize" in gangster movies from the 1930's. But never in modern language. Must be a cop term: "Three Stooges Burglarize Cell Phone Store" Burglarize, sure...
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3606

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Of course defining yourself by a narrow set of criteria is a limitation. Taking vows is a limitation. Hello! Vows in Vajrayana are liberatory. Remember? A famous Khenpo, the teacher of my teacher Khenpo Migmar, told Khenpo Migmar, "Sometimes, taking a vow is taking a vow to create more nonvirtue." ...
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3606

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

This is why, I think, the language ChNN uses around vows as an appropriate limitation for a Hinayana practitioner might not be appropriately applied in this context. ChNN (long life to him) is a particular teacher, in a specific lineage, with a certain view. Now while his views may be of tantamount...
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3606

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:32 pm
DGA wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:04 pm
or is it an empowerment (with samaya to observe)?
^^^This^^^ in the Dudjom Tersar.
This is why, I think, the language ChNN uses around vows as an appropriate limitation for a Hinayana practitioner might not be appropriately applied in this context.
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 171
Views: 3008

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

For those who are just now joining us, previous episodes of this program can be enjoyed at the links below: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=11438 https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=6455 https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=6408 more to the point... the contributions of mem...
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 37
Views: 471

Re: -ise vs -ize

I've lived in the US my whole live and never heard anyone use the word "burglarizer" in the way bristollad describes. If someone did, that person would sound really weird, like an idiot trying to sound intelligent by making up big words. I’ve only heard it once, by Judge Judy on her courtroom progr...
by DGA
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 3606

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

I don't know, but I'm guessing ChNN doesn't use the Ngakpa label for his followers because it immediately creates limitations. Perhaps that's best. Limitations??? Anyway, I guess you should just follow your teacher's advice and I should follow mine and that way we will all be happy. Of course defin...