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by fckw
Sat May 30, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 88
Views: 1927

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

Also, may I kindly point you to a recommendable book whose title might be of relevance in this context. I was hoping that t was a link to a hardcore porno mag, that would have been of more concrete benefit for my instant liberation. :tongue: Nah, that would be against forum rules. But I'm sure you ...
by fckw
Fri May 29, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 88
Views: 1927

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

If you hold on to the dzogchen doctrine, then it can be done in a lifetime. Quite a persistent delusion this one. Pretty common among Westerners, since they do not believe in countless lifetimes before this one. While in my previous post I still had taken the view of a gradual path for the sake of ...
by fckw
Fri May 29, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 88
Views: 1927

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

What are the chances that an advanced practitioner would be turning to Dharmawheel for this kind of advice? I think this question in comparison is irrelevant. Why bother about other people's motives or levels of realization? Irrespective if the questioner is a total beginner or a fully realized bud...
by fckw
Fri May 29, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 88
Views: 1927

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

And, it turns out, this is in fact an excellent question. It is, as the ensuing discussion evidences, an "angels dancing on pin heads" question. Completely irrelevant to one's practice, with no foreseeable relevance in the near (or distant) future. To prove how irrelevant it is I will ask you a que...
by fckw
Fri May 29, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Upcoming translations of Bon texts
Replies: 16
Views: 2045

Re: Upcoming translations of Bon texts

The Twenty-One Nails by Tapihritsa has also been published and is now available (e.g. from Amazon). Note that there already exist other/earlier translations of this book.
by fckw
Fri May 29, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 88
Views: 1927

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

You recognised the nature of mind after one empowerment? This is not at all what the questioner wrote. What s/he wrote was this: After Recognition of Nature of Mind... is there any further need for empowerments? Nowhere does s/he claim that after one empowerment the nature of mind was recognized. O...
by fckw
Tue May 26, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus
Replies: 36
Views: 1214

Re: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus

Well, my father was a Christian counselor who had had close ties to an organisation that was, not exactly a sect, but close enough to being one. It took me a decade to get rid of the sh** implanted in me. So, what are the karmic consequences of growing up in a family where the parents define themsel...
by fckw
Sun May 24, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyungne
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Nyungne

I once did a 7 day fasting, but not as a a nyungne practice. I cannot say that it was exactly a pleasant experience but interesting nonetheless. There are a few rules you should follow for extended fasting. 1. drink plenty of water, more than usual. This helps against headaches. 2. Already reduce fo...
by fckw
Wed May 20, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of online empowerments
Replies: 36
Views: 1061

Re: Validity of online empowerments

Well, let's hear the Buddha's own words: A monk approached the Thatagata. He spoke: "Oh noble one, what if there were a follower of the dharma to receive empowerment from a teacher far away through Indra's net by the means of a Zoom connection, or by means of a Skype connection, or, oh noble one, ev...
by fckw
Tue May 12, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Uploading the ego to the cloud
Replies: 72
Views: 1446

Re: Uploading the ego to the cloud

The word "dharma" derives from "dhṛ," "to hold, to bear," and generally, among ten definitions of "dharma," the one relevant here is "bearer of characteristics." So they are comparable to the ‘substance and attribute’ model of Aristotelian metaphysics? I had always been told that Buddhism eschewed ...
by fckw
Mon May 11, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Uploading the ego to the cloud
Replies: 72
Views: 1446

Re: Uploading the ego to the cloud

Imagine the following situation. Far in the future when technology has progressed a lot an unfortunate human being has an accident and loses a hand. Technology is very advanced, so they replace the hand with an artificial one. Now, it happens that this being is really utterly unfortunate. It also lo...
by fckw
Mon May 11, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Uploading the ego to the cloud
Replies: 72
Views: 1446

Re: Uploading the ego to the cloud

Isn't DNA information that results in a being ? Not at all. Some decades ago it was common believe that you could "decode" DNA as you could a software program. If you just can put your hands on all of the DNA, you'd understand it completely. It turned out, this assumption was quite wrong. The DNA d...
by fckw
Sun May 10, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 3472

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

That’s a key reason why I can’t be Christian. I cannot reconcile the existence of evil with divine omnipotence. There are other reasons for my preference to Buddhism too, but this one came up in the context of this thread. Yeah, same reason I am not Buddhist. I just can't reconcile the idea that al...
by fckw
Wed May 06, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Info on Khandro Nyingthig
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: Info on Khandro Nyingthig

I'd also be interested to know which teachers are known to every now and then teach the Khandro Nyingthik cycle.
by fckw
Wed May 06, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?
Replies: 23
Views: 745

Re: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?

I think that’s actually really good advise. ;)
by fckw
Wed May 06, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?
Replies: 23
Views: 745

Re: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?

heart wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 10:57 am

Are you saying that the understanding of mind degenerate the higher the level of practice is?

/magnus
What does your Dzogchen master say about this?
by fckw
Wed May 06, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?
Replies: 23
Views: 745

Re: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?

My point was that it has nothing to do with levels of practice, theravada or dzogchen is exactly the same when talking about ordinary deluded mind. It can hold only one object at the time. Ok - and I pointed out to the person who created the initial post that during Guru-Yoga practice you - apparen...
by fckw
Tue May 05, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?
Replies: 23
Views: 745

Re: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?

At a certain point it becomes a time vs. space question, so when we say "at a time", this of and within itself carries a pretty significant assumption that can be examined in meditation. Yes, exactly. Yet such instructions don't exist in Therevada-Vipassana. At least, not to my knowledge. And thus ...
by fckw
Tue May 05, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?
Replies: 23
Views: 745

Re: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?

It has nothing to do with levels of practice or levels of teaching, it is just how an ordinary deluded mind works. /magnus This is redundant to what I said, because the mentioned level of practice for Therevada-Vipassana, where it is possible to observe that the mind indeed contains only one single...
by fckw
Tue May 05, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?
Replies: 23
Views: 745

Re: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?

It has nothing to do with levels of practice or levels of teaching, it is just how an ordinary deluded mind works. /magnus This is redundant to what I said, because the mentioned level of practice for Therevada-Vipassana, where it is possible to observe that the mind indeed contains only one single...

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