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by PeterC
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4785

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Is guru in mahamudra giving sorts of DI like in dzogchen at the beginning or is it showing it during the practice based on students experience? Which Mahamudra are you talking about? The result of the two stages is real mahāmudra. In any empowerment, direct introduction is given during the fourth e...
by PeterC
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1227

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

"Ethnic" monastics and lay practitioners have a role in their respective societies, but what role do western monastics and lay clergy have in western society? Would it make any difference to funding if the monastic knew why certain things were placed on the shrine in a certain way? Somehow I don't ...
by PeterC
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1227

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

It's a difficult problem with no obvious solution. But her article lays the blame at some nebulous "Tibetan Buddhism" when it looks like there's a few things going on. 1. She ordained into a group which didn't enable her to be useful. There are sanghas that, when they ordain Western monastics, steer...
by PeterC
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 143
Views: 3531

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

In the same breath what is Mipham's treatise but a peerless example of analysis? If one agrees with his arguments and view of Madhyamaka, then one is assenting to the efficacy of analysis. In any case, when all is said and done, everyone is doing guru-yoga to get there, Gelugs included. Mipham was ...
by PeterC
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: what do you think of this article on Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: what do you think of this article on Tibetan Buddhism?

To be fair to the writers of articles like this, it’s not as if the Tibetans ever wrote texts warning of the dangers of vajrayana in general, the importance of a genuine qualified guru, and the dangers of a false guru. No, don’t recall ever seeing any of that, not at all. And there were definitely ...
by PeterC
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: what do you think of this article on Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: what do you think of this article on Tibetan Buddhism?

To be fair to the writers of articles like this, it’s not as if the Tibetans ever wrote texts warning of the dangers of vajrayana in general, the importance of a genuine qualified guru, and the dangers of a false guru. No, don’t recall ever seeing any of that, not at all. And there were definitely n...
by PeterC
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 143
Views: 3531

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

In the same breath what is Mipham's treatise but a peerless example of analysis? If one agrees with his arguments and view of Madhyamaka, then one is assenting to the efficacy of analysis. In any case, when all is said and done, everyone is doing guru-yoga to get there, Gelugs included. Mipham was ...
by PeterC
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 143
Views: 3531

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Analytical Meditation is a tool. Yes, but it's the principal method for realising emptiness (or any object of Buddhadharma for that matter) For you and/or your lineage, perhaps. There are other methods which do not rely on analytical meditation. Not an unimportant point at all. Since we’re talking ...
by PeterC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: what do you think of this article on Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: what do you think of this article on Tibetan Buddhism?

Hi everyone I have found this article and it is interesting, so I thought of sharing it here and see what others think of it https://alannak.com/the-dangers-of-buddhist-tantra-power-struggles-faulty-gurus-and-alternatives/ The same website has an online “alchemical astrology logical certification p...
by PeterC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4785

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Sorry i am used to that answer about the bad English which is boring me enormous. Some can understand the same statements perfect and others do not. Therefore i was very clear with Lopon Tenzin Namdaks explanations, what can be investigated . If this is not clear than i must be the cause ? Your lev...
by PeterC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4785

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

About Mahamudra we / i can say that Dzogchen is Trekchod and Thögal as indivisible. Take we out Thögal then we do not get Dzogchen anymore but Mahamudra. ZZNG is teached as Mengagde and then Trekchöd and Thögal are indivisible. Well i did explain that so many times, is that so difficult to understa...
by PeterC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4785

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

About Mahamudra we / i can say that Dzogchen is Trekchod and Thögal as indivisible. Take we out Thögal then we do not get Dzogchen anymore but Mahamudra. ZZNG is teached as Mengagde and then Trekchöd and Thögal are indivisible. Well i did explain that so many times, is that so difficult to understa...
by PeterC
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4785

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

For others it is and will be Trekchöd and Thögal = Dzogchen and Dzogchen - Thögal = Mahamudra. The Rainbow body is exclusive for those who see Trekchöd and Thögal as indivisible the ones who take out / delete of Dzogchen the Thögal are first no Dzogchenpas and will not attain the status of a Dzogch...
by PeterC
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: non-physical heat during dzogchen meditation
Replies: 41
Views: 732

Re: non-physical heat during dzogchen meditation

What does the literature you read tell you about the need for a guru and transmission as a prerequisite for practice? Or about the ability to practice without receiving the relevant empowerments? It tells me that the highest guru is your own natural state, that texts can be transmissions and that e...
by PeterC
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: non-physical heat during dzogchen meditation
Replies: 41
Views: 732

Re: non-physical heat during dzogchen meditation

Sooner or later you will need to rely on the expertise of a living master. Sure, If there was a dzogchen teacher who had successfully lead at least one of his western students at least to the result of "small rainbow body", I already would have applied to become his/her student. As this is not the ...
by PeterC
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4785

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

For others it is and will be Trekchöd and Thögal = Dzogchen and Dzogchen - Thögal = Mahamudra. The Rainbow body is exclusive for those who see Trekchöd and Thögal as indivisible the ones who take out / delete of Dzogchen the Thögal are first no Dzogchenpas and will not attain the status of a Dzogch...
by PeterC
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell
Replies: 64
Views: 2059

Re: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell

From what I read, Avīci is not Vajra Hell. Many texts indicate that 'only samaya breakage leads one to Vajra Hell, no other karma would'. Vajra Hell may be kind of Avīci though. Avici is the lowest hell. Vajra hell is different from any hell described in sutrayana, including avici, according to <lu...
by PeterC
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 143
Views: 3531

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Personally, I’m completely put off by the animus on both sides*. * And to be clear, I don't think Tsongkhapafan has displayed animus in his posts that I've read over the last couple of years, even if perhaps he used to. Jeff - there are two discussions here, and I think it’s helpful to separate the...
by PeterC
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 143
Views: 3531

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Great, then please explain for us in what sense your interpretation of Gelugpa teachings are "traditional". The point being made here by others is that you represent a minority position not particularly consistent with the historic or contemporary Gelugpa mainstream. Rather than addressing that poi...
by PeterC
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 143
Views: 3531

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

We really aren't. Back to Dharma...... We are talking about the Dharma. We haven't left the topic. Something that can be observed in these recurring debates, TKPF, is that you're very happy bashing Dzogchen on the basis of Tsongkhapa's views (or rather, your reading of them), and people entertain y...

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