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by davyji
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian Vajrayana
Replies: 148
Views: 13777

Re: Indian Vajrayana

dzogchungpa wrote:
Malcolm wrote:If we were elephants, Samantabhadra would appear to be a blue elephant.
And if we were drunks he might appear to be a pink elephant.


Image
No, would appear to be a blue drunk!
Dave
by davyji
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Belief
Replies: 131
Views: 7678

Re: Belief

Gyurme Kundrol wrote:Heres how I see it:

So belief is useless, faith is a tool or placeholder for experience, experience is of real value.
I have been trying to sell my beliefs & no one is buying them, appearing they have no use :tongue:

Dave
by davyji
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How old were you when you first became interested in Buddhism?
Replies: 29
Views: 2222

Re: How old were you when you first became interested in Buddhism?

I was 12 and faced with attending Lutheran Catechism classes, I did not believe in God, yet wanted to honor my mother by attending the classes. That is when i realized God was just an idea and my then brother in law introduced me to meditation & no self. The best part of catechism was the break in t...
by davyji
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism
Replies: 521
Views: 34206

Re: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism

one is based on ascertaining the nature of the mind, the second is confirming rig pa in one's direct perception via ones sense organs. :anjali: So if I get you right, this distinction is one of the superiorities of Thögal over Trekchö ? Right ? That is one way to put it. This post really gets to th...
by davyji
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?
Replies: 210
Views: 11253

Re: Mahamudra or Dzogchen without tantric empowerment?

I'll tackle that question,
the nature of a conceptual mind is conceptualizing, always on the move
the nature of an open mind is openness, clear & luminous

dave
by davyji
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music
Replies: 46
Views: 3596

Re: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music

In response to the OP, I am a student of Norbu Rinpoche I am also a hatha yoga instructor I am also a meditation instructor I am also a poet I am also a muscician I am also a gardener I am also a biomedical engineer that teaches physicians, techs & nurses how to use medical equipment I am a son a f...
by davyji
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music
Replies: 46
Views: 3596

Re: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music

I do not teach Dzogchen, just try to stay open.

Dave
by davyji
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music
Replies: 46
Views: 3596

Re: (carefully) Broadcasting Dzogchen through music

In response to the OP, I am a student of Norbu Rinpoche I am also a hatha yoga instructor I am also a meditation instructor I am also a poet I am also a muscician I am also a gardener I am also a biomedical engineer that teaches physicians, techs & nurses how to use medical equipment I am a son a fa...
by davyji
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 33227

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

I knew Sam Harris (a famous, outspoken atheist) had some connection with Dzogchen, but hadn't heard this story before. For instance, I once had an opportunity to study with the great Tibetan lama Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in Nepal. Before making the trip, I had a dream in which he seemed to give me t...
by davyji
Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 23698

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

[Mod-note: Edit.] maybay, recalling & talking about atrocities is legitimising their actions? I work with a conservative mormon white guy who has given me that speech repeatedly. He does not believe in human caused climate change or that racism exists in amerika and on and on..... He says paraphras...
by davyji
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 489
Views: 41706

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Responding to original post: Shankara proved that the personal ishta-devata would be the Brahman of the scriptures. It is their merit to have come to the conclusion. That's why they named it non-duality: 1 god, not 2 gods. K Tsomo, " Coming to the conclusion" is exactly one place the Dzogchen path ...
by davyji
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bliss
Replies: 44
Views: 4329

Re: Bliss

Dzogchen is not only a state of peace, goes beyond, peace, bliss, etc. dave Hi Dave, I never said it was. Sherab Dorje misunderstood me, and you are simply repeating what he said. People should kindly read more carefully. Thanks, Kevin Kevin, yes, I should have broke my comment up into two parts. S...
by davyji
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bliss
Replies: 44
Views: 4329

Re: Bliss

Also, it is important for us to guard against falling into a state of peace, and these states are known the help facilitate that state. Dzogchen is a state of peace? I mean the nirvana of cessation. Virgo, nirvana as stillness (nirodha) rather than cessation has helped my sutric & tantric practice....
by davyji
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5823
Views: 520171

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Where can i get a "Trekchod Stability" certification?

dave
by davyji
Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body in Hindhuism
Replies: 30
Views: 3270

Re: Rainbow Body in Hindhuism

KY said "I guess in the Bardo they can have results like Dzogchenpas, based on their practice." I am not sure they can, yet I hope so for their own liberation! The natural state is elusive, for all but the skillful & lucky. A friend sent a message from Babaji, in a nutshell don't be sarcastic (so mu...
by davyji
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body in Hindhuism
Replies: 30
Views: 3270

Re: Rainbow Body in Hindhuism

KY, looking at Edwin & Litsa's Home page they state "You are simply a software-program of the brain called awareness that arises out of deep sleep and subsides back into it." This is highly problematic methinks for a Vajrayana & Ati Yoga practitioner. dave Tashi delek D, Yes some things are non sen...
by davyji
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body in Hindhuism
Replies: 30
Views: 3270

Re: Rainbow Body in Hindhuism

KY, looking at Edwin & Litsa's Home page they state
"You are simply a software-program of the brain called awareness that arises out of deep sleep and subsides back into it."
This is highly problematic methinks for a Vajrayana & Ati Yoga practitioner.

dave
by davyji
Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Very clear statements about the Dzogchen path- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
Replies: 63
Views: 7279

Re: Very clear statements about the Dzogchen path- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Rebutting something you are not prepared to actually rebut? Well, I guess it is just the internet after all... I said his statement was not correct. Why? Because I don't see how it could be established. I can provide more quotes that I feel support the idea that RM would not have accepted an "ultim...
by davyji
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The winds entering the clear light.
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

Re: The winds entering the clear light.

Hey dawnbird, your question, "3) There is a mechanism unknown to me by which, from complete emptiness and cessation, energy winds yet again arise, but without dualistic perception." There are some here that can fully answer this question with doctrinal citations, a clear intellectual explanation can...
by davyji
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the fringe and on the fence - questions from a would be tantric
Replies: 58
Views: 4475

Re: On the fringe and on the fence - questions from a would be tantric

When I had Samatha presented to me as only the tool with which to do the real meditative work I was very intrigued. I've also met teachers I respect a lot who've 'graduated' to Vajrayana after many years of practicing both yoga and other forms of Buddhism. On a much more mundane level, as someone w...

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