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by trevor
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Renunciation
Replies: 46
Views: 5211

Re: Renunciation

For dealing with the passions, we can use the example of a poisonous plant. According to the Sutra interpretation, the plant must be destroyed, because there is no other way to resolve the problem of its poison. The Sutra practitioner renounces all the passions. According to the Tantric system, the...
by trevor
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN's terminology
Replies: 22
Views: 2090

Re: ChNN's terminology

What about released shine? Is it equal with instant presence?
by trevor
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lojongs, Rushens, and Semdzins
Replies: 86
Views: 10807

Re: Lojongs, Rushens, and Semdzins

Are there some online instructions for these practices, or which books should I look for?
by trevor
Sun May 27, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4714
Views: 400356

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Malcolm wrote:here you go...
Thank you :thanks:
by trevor
Sun May 27, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4714
Views: 400356

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Is it possible to find online the picture of aum in thigle that CNN showed today?
by trevor
Sun May 20, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: buddhahood that reverts to the basis
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

buddhahood that reverts to the basis

...According to Garab Dorje, prior to the arising of the basis which is latent during the dark eon interval, nevertheless there are traces of affliction and action remaining from the previous eon. Because of these traces, the basis is stirred, the five lights appear and so on (this is why the Dzogc...
by trevor
Thu May 17, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: protection from lower realms
Replies: 15
Views: 1680

Re: protection from lower realms

Is Guru Yoga sufficient for protection?
by trevor
Thu May 17, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: mind/matter dichotomy
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: mind/matter dichotomy

While we're at it... A more important contradiction between sutra, tantra and Dzogchen is that the latter is a vehicle beyond cause and result, whereas both sutra and tantra are vehicles of cause and result. Could you please explain this a bit more? It has something to do with accumulating merit and...
by trevor
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Understanding of the Natural State
Replies: 67
Views: 7381

Re: Understanding of the Natural State

This phrase "The mind looking at itself is the same mind as the mind that is being looked at" The mind looking (A) is the same as the mind being looked at (B) A=B or, more accurately, B doesn't exist whatsoever except as a reflexive property (deviation) of A looking for itself, which can never happ...
by trevor
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Understanding of the Natural State
Replies: 67
Views: 7381

Re: Understanding of the Natural State

alpha wrote:The mind looking at itself is the same mind as the mind that is being looked at.
And if nothing else, gives a hell of a headache :rolling:
by trevor
Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Understanding of the Natural State
Replies: 67
Views: 7381

Re: Understanding of the Natural State

But you have to agree that this is how lots of teachers instruct their students by giving them directions of how the knowledge can turn on itself. I have never heard my teachers (ChNN, Kunzang Dechen Lingpa) say anything like this ever. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_QHms8p0xfXw/S_ImbFRaRRI/AAAAAAAACyk/...
by trevor
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?
Replies: 229
Views: 15200

Re: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?

cloudburst wrote:mustn't advise sentient beings that drinking mirage milk and actual milk are same
Reminds me of Chandrakirti milking the painting of a cow :)
by trevor
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?
Replies: 229
Views: 15200

Re: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?

The "illusion-like" view is standard Gelugpa teaching. Thanks. I've found this in "The Gelug/Kagyü Tradition of Mahamudra" by H. H. The Dalai Lama and Alexander Berzin: "Our illusion-like mind, however, generates our problems and can realize liberation from them, whereas an actual illusion can do n...
by trevor
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?
Replies: 229
Views: 15200

Re: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?

But with 'see things like an illusion' it seems like the parent is speaking. Not everything is explained - as a parent would do - and so its something we need to have a little faith. But if we can find that faith somewhere, somehow, then it actually becomes very simple. Maybe your parents told you ...
by trevor
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?
Replies: 229
Views: 15200

Re: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?

Illusion is something that gives a false impression. Is it true that all appearances give false impression of being inherently existent? It is not true. Who sees the suchness of appearances does not see the imaginary, imputed, and false impression of them being inherently existent. Why would that m...
by trevor
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?
Replies: 229
Views: 15200

Re: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?

Illusion is something that gives a false impression. Is it true that all appearances give false impression of being inherently existent? If yes, then why is it not correct to say that appearances are illusions?
by trevor
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?
Replies: 229
Views: 15200

Re: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?

Your "like" version is now exactly the definition of illusion (object exaggerated with mistaken impressions). no, because its not the cakes fault that there is exaggeration. the exaggeration comes from the apprehending mind... All illusions are exactly like that, aren't they? The illusion itself is...
by trevor
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?
Replies: 229
Views: 15200

Re: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?

What's wrong with "producing a misleading impression"? are you trying to get rid of mistaken impressions about the cake, or the cake? the cake is like an illusion means the cake is exaggerated with mistaken impressions , such as permanence or true existence. the cake being an illusion means theres ...
by trevor
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?
Replies: 229
Views: 15200

Re: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?

Illusion is something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression. Real cannot be found on analysis, but most people have the impression that it can be found. Therefore it fulfills the definition of illusion. thats the only sense in which existing things are an illusion: things them...
by trevor
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?
Replies: 229
Views: 15200

Re: What is the concept of "reality" in Buddhism?

Time to unleash Namdrol :popcorn: