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by Pero
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 2010

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

It's pretty simple. When I asked Him, Norbu Rinpoche told me years ago that if you're in your primordial state then there are no samayas but if you aren't there are.
by Pero
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7477
Views: 901217

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

But there are a lot of people in the DC that been teaching for decades and "lung" is normally not something requiring that the person giving it is fully realised. There are also other masters that can give direct introduction. So it all comes down to the Longsal teachings. If you have taken on a po...
by Pero
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Help with deities of Longchen Nyingtik Refuge Tree
Replies: 15
Views: 825

Re: Help with deities of Longchen Nyingtik Refuge Tree

:?: This I do not understand... is an exclamation mark a sign of being upset? upset about what?? maybe I don't know the meaning of an exclamation mark in a chat or forum, etc.?? No, not necessarily. But the meaning of an exclamation mark is exactly what it says - indicating an exclamation: a sudden...
by Pero
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Help with deities of Longchen Nyingtik Refuge Tree
Replies: 15
Views: 825

Re: Help with deities of Longchen Nyingtik Refuge Tree

Haha, also the sender determines the message too. You could use less (or not at all) exclamation marks.... I actually wondered why you were so upset about this. :smile: :?: This I do not understand... is an exclamation mark a sign of being upset? upset about what?? maybe I don't know the meaning of...
by Pero
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Help with deities of Longchen Nyingtik Refuge Tree
Replies: 15
Views: 825

Re: Help with deities of Longchen Nyingtik Refuge Tree

Yes, I never said otherwise! And if you look what I posted: It wasn't meant as an offend, just as a little improvement.... But: the recipient determines the message Haha, also the sender determines the message too. You could use less (or not at all) exclamation marks.... I actually wondered why you...
by Pero
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dagpo Kagyu empowerments
Replies: 40
Views: 1825

Re: Dagpo Kagyu empowerments

Everyone should read Sapan’s three vows and his Clarifying the Muni’s Intent, even if it pisses them off. He raises excellent questions, and was an amazing scholar and practitioner. He was also the product of a particular era in Tibetan history, and it shows. I found it very difficult to disagree w...
by Pero
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: a confession
Replies: 20
Views: 797

Re: a confession

Not sure if this is real or not haha but while disrespectful you're not going to hell for this. To do that you'd have to do one of the following: Intentionally murdering one's father. Intentionally murdering one's mother. Killing an Arhat (fully enlightened being). Shedding the blood of a Buddha. Cr...
by Pero
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra and level of concentration
Replies: 31
Views: 1205

Re: Tantra and level of concentration

:lol:
by Pero
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Enlightened Society
Replies: 52
Views: 1265

Re: Enlightened Society

Oppositional personality disorder. I'm actually not sure if you're maybe joking but for some reason I can totally imagine it. :smile: Frankly, school bored me to tears. I generally finished reading all my books by the third of fourth week of school (not math though, not a strong point, and I lacked...
by Pero
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials
Replies: 39
Views: 2658

Re: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials

Just think of all the people who waltz into an online empowerment, or tune into a Lama Lena Facebook teaching which is literally open to a billion people, check it out for a while, and then move onto say, Jax. So really, Lena is their guru? Their teacher? Or lets say someone checks out Buddhism for...
by Pero
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials
Replies: 39
Views: 2658

Re: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials

Just think of all the people who waltz into an online empowerment, or tune into a Lama Lena Facebook teaching which is literally open to a billion people, check it out for a while, and then move onto say, Jax. So really, Lena is their guru? Their teacher? Or lets say someone checks out Buddhism for...
by Pero
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials
Replies: 39
Views: 2658

Re: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials

Matt J wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:44 pm Can we refer to them as TINOs? :rolling:

But seriously to Pero, how would one have a teacher if one wasn't actually taught anything?
What does TINO stand for?

Well, one could have a very shitty teacher or be a shitty student. :lol:
by Pero
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Enlightened Society
Replies: 52
Views: 1265

Re: Enlightened Society

Malcolm wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:30 pm
Pero wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:20 pm
Malcolm wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:06 pm I never graduated from a western school, not one, unless you count 6th grade.
Why not? :smile:
Oppositional personality disorder.
I'm actually not sure if you're maybe joking but for some reason I can totally imagine it. :smile:
by Pero
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Enlightened Society
Replies: 52
Views: 1265

Re: Enlightened Society

Malcolm wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:06 pm I never graduated from a western school, not one, unless you count 6th grade.
Why not? :smile:
by Pero
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials
Replies: 39
Views: 2658

Re: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials

Malcolm wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:52 pm
Pero wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:51 pm I mean, it seems to me that if this were true many wouldn't actually have "teachers"...
Correct. They have teachers in name only.
:thinking:
by Pero
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials
Replies: 39
Views: 2658

Re: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials

Not necessarily. How so? For someone to be your guru, you must understand something from them in a concrete way. Just going and listening to some teachings really does not mean anything. I don't know if that makes sense. Then even if you go to a regular empowerment, if you listen, do all you're tol...
by Pero
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials
Replies: 39
Views: 2658

Re: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials

Malcolm wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:34 pm
Pero wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:41 pm If you received teachings from her she is already your guru.
Not necessarily.
How so?
by Pero
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials
Replies: 39
Views: 2658

Re: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials

As far as I know once you receive introduction to the nature of mind or empowerment that person automatically becomes your guru. Actually same for getting lung from someone although I guess to a lesser degree. Of course your relationship with various teachers and their influence on your practice wi...
by Pero
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials
Replies: 39
Views: 2658

Re: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials

As far as I know once you receive introduction to the nature of mind or empowerment that person automatically becomes your guru. Actually same for getting lung from someone although I guess to a lesser degree. Of course your relationship with various teachers and their influence on your practice wil...
by Pero
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials
Replies: 39
Views: 2658

Re: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials

If you received teachings from her she is already your guru.

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