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by Gyurme Kundrol
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 161
Views: 9173

Re: The autonomic nervous system

Tasshi delek, Seen the topic Lsd ( see also here https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=20415&start=20) , was my question in how far visions are based on the autonomic nervous system para sympathetic & sympathetic system. With visions are meant all possible human visions. The eyes are also in...
by Gyurme Kundrol
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 7412

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Ok, let's clarify something: I personally did not assume that the quote was being put forth to mean "conceptual thought is rigpa" in the way people seem to be assuming. For someone to think that, they would have to have pretty deficient knowledge. I've seen people claim things like this in FB group...
by Gyurme Kundrol
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 359
Views: 27319

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

Question for the vegans in the crowd, would a vegan refuse to eat insect-derived protein on the grounds of vegan principles? Would a vegan consider an insect to be an animal? Absolutely refuse, for the same reasons. Insects are sentient animals. It's the reason why honey is not vegan. :smile: The o...
by Gyurme Kundrol
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 7412

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Concepts are not rigpa, because if they were there would be no need for a path, direct introduction, training, or anything really. Dharma would be pointless, and all teachers would be wasting their time. In this context concepts means not recognizing the self-appearances of the basis as self-appeara...
by Gyurme Kundrol
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 7412

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

I'm asking how to work with appearances in contemplation, once you have certainty distinguishing mind from nature of mind, I admit it's a pretty abstract question. I'm not big into secondary practices in the first place. I know like two tantric practices well and couldn't absorb any more;) I cant r...
by Gyurme Kundrol
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.
Replies: 143
Views: 46918

Re: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.

It is a set of commitments one makes to the guru, one's vajra siblings, and the path in general. Though they are in fact secret, they are openly discussed by many people here all the time. karma-mechanically speaking, it is more than that though, right? What role do they play as an essential compon...
by Gyurme Kundrol
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 28
Views: 3211

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

A psychotherapist friend who has a deep background in Zen said he's come to believe after decades of work with Buddhist practitioners that spiritual health and psychological health are really quite different, that one doesn't at all necessarily follow the other. In particular, he thinks, people who...
by Gyurme Kundrol
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can buddha nature be proved?
Replies: 74
Views: 6424

Re: Can buddha nature be proved?

I think that Buddha Nature can only be proven within the realm of ones own experience, or phenomenologically. If you want it proved with phenomenal science, this probably wont happen. Faith in it can be inspired by listening to teachers, reading teachings, meditation and so on, but the actual proof ...
by Gyurme Kundrol
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?
Replies: 54
Views: 4488

Re: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?

Not OK if you want to leave Samsara. Fine if you dont mind the round of rebirth. No amount of mental gymnastics makes it OK, either. Being in a relationship or with a wife and kids is not an excuse because those attachments are pure delusion no matter how strongly you identify with your animalistic ...
by Gyurme Kundrol
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 94611

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

Sogyal is not a crazy wisdom yogi. Crazy wisdom yogis break social convention based on their insight and wisdom, not conform to it. What he did is nothing more than what a lot of what we see glorified in music, television and in movies. What he did was just fall prey to the maras that are running ra...
by Gyurme Kundrol
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 200
Views: 36836

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Malcolm wrote:You should understand things from a Vajrayāna point of view, and not reject it. Otherwise, you are just a guy engaged in cosplay.
by Gyurme Kundrol
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 78
Views: 7197

Re: Peeling the onion

There are so many layers of stories we believe in (mistake for real) ... consciously or unconsciously. Like a set of (infinite?) nested dolls. If we keep peeling back the onion layers — relentlessly, mercilessly! — to reveal the story (within the story (within the story (within the story))) ... do ...
by Gyurme Kundrol
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: My Bodhi seed wrist mala color detereoriating
Replies: 9
Views: 1051

Re: My Bodhi seed wrist mala color detereoriating

Are you wearing a mala because its shiny and new, as a fashion accessory? Or are you wearing it to practice?

Try wearing a bone mala. They go from pearly white to a off white/yellow color pretty damned quick. Such is the nature of Samsara though...
by Gyurme Kundrol
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Who can identify this figure?
Replies: 8
Views: 1182

Re: Who can identify this figure?

The serpents on top maybe give a clue? Could it be Nagarjuna or another great Mahasiddha?
by Gyurme Kundrol
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Belief
Replies: 131
Views: 10375

Re: Belief

Heres how I see it: Belief - Is hiding your ignorance in an assumption. E.g. - I believe God created the universe. Well good for you, but since nobody knows really why anything is here its just an assumption. Often our beliefs are like armor, they shield us from things we cannot know or things we do...
by Gyurme Kundrol
Tue May 23, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 45491

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

People are very influenced by the first book they read on a given subject M Damn Skippy. And thankfully the first ones I read were by ChNN. This whole thread is rather painful. Dharmawheel is normally like a dentist visit, but now it's like he's really getting in there and I am just praying for the...
by Gyurme Kundrol
Sun May 21, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 45491

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

But the fact that he continues to state that the point of Dzogchen is the same as Advaita (nondual consciousness) to me shows that he misunderstood the intent of Dzogchen teachings. Not everyone has a need to keep Dzogchen so unique that there can be no comparison (contamination) to anything else. ...
by Gyurme Kundrol
Wed May 10, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 281
Views: 21849

Re: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism

Malcolm wrote:
DGA wrote:so what is shamanism, exactly?

what would a shamanistic influence look like?

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The perfect drug?
by Gyurme Kundrol
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Sadhana Practice
Replies: 223
Views: 22878

Re: Dzogchen Sadhana Practice

Crazywisdom wrote:Im imagining a world where sutras and tantras are like a K-12 education.
Perhaps Sutra is K-12, Tantra is college, Dzogchen is your PhD thesis.
by Gyurme Kundrol
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Sadhana Practice
Replies: 223
Views: 22878

Re: Dzogchen Sadhana Practice

Practice is secondary because practice wont lead beyond the pinnacle of existence, and thus to a higher rebirth. It will purify the substrate from which Samsara and Nirvana arise, but wont reveal their true nature as primordial emptiness from the beginning, nor will it give rise to the knowledge of ...

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