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by Crazywisdom
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is an existential threat to Dharma?
Replies: 84
Views: 3113

Re: What is an existential threat to Dharma?

Simon E. wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:13 pm
Crazywisdom wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:35 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:21 am
The nonsense spouted by Buddhists is the greatest existential threat to Dharma. :tongue:
No it is actually part of their path of learning.
Not convinced. The number of debates which simply go in circles suggests that learning may not always be an outcome.
That’s the lesson.
by Crazywisdom
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is an existential threat to Dharma?
Replies: 84
Views: 3113

Re: What is an existential threat to Dharma?

Existential threat 1: Grasping to existence.

Existential threat 2: Time.
by Crazywisdom
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is an existential threat to Dharma?
Replies: 84
Views: 3113

Re: What is an existential threat to Dharma?

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:21 am
The nonsense spouted by Buddhists is the greatest existential threat to Dharma. :tongue:
No it is actually part of their path of learning.
by Crazywisdom
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16776

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

There is no yardstick for 'authenticity' at all, for any group, none. Authenticity in this context is a willothewisp, a mirage, a fond illusion. The only yardstick is the fruits of practice, and the Aro show that in spades unlike a number of groups one could point to who have an undisputed pedigree...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16776

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

The lineage concept is totally overdone. The point is for the real teachings that effect the result, whether lineage or not, to be preserved so they won’t degrade. But just because there’s a lineage does not guarantee that. And just because there is not does not refute that. There must be a baseline...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 5735

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Could someone comment on how tremendous physical pain (such as gout or a kidney stone) would be experienced if one were to be able to be in instant presence during that moment? My understanding is that this would be like any other experience except potentially more difficult. You would have the sen...
by Crazywisdom
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 5735

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Could someone comment on how tremendous physical pain (such as gout or a kidney stone) would be experienced if one were to be able to be in instant presence during that moment? My understanding is that this would be like any other experience except potentially more difficult. You would have the sen...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The siddhi of winning wars
Replies: 76
Views: 3182

Re: The siddhi of winning wars

Are you saying that the Kalacakra tantra does not contain specifically wrathful (in the literal sense) practices? Or are you saying that the tantra resolves the practical and ethical issues of when to use them? It’s says that those metaphors don’t mean what you think they mean and they stand for yo...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What do 'emanation of' means according to vajrayana?
Replies: 17
Views: 839

Re: What do 'emanation of' means according to vajrayana?

For example, for many, James Bond “embodies” the qualities of a dashing playboy.
by Crazywisdom
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 2725

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:27 am
amanitamusc wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:48 am
dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:04 am


This.
Is foolish.
And this...
Is a fool
by Crazywisdom
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Dharmakaya in Mahayana
Replies: 64
Views: 2219

Re: What is Dharmakaya?

Hello all, I have been coming across this concept several times in my exploration of Mahayana, and I am simply baffled as to what it is supposed to be. is the Dharmakaya essentially 'God' in Buddhism? A being that exists as the 'source' of all things seems to fit in very well conceptually with the ...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 107
Views: 6714

Re: enlightment in one life

Well, not so. It is a concrete real experience. It’s just not made of concrete.
by Crazywisdom
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The siddhi of winning wars
Replies: 76
Views: 3182

Re: The siddhi of winning wars

I know of those interpretations, but they are certainly not the only ones, The Kalacakra sort of resolves all these questions. Are you saying that the Kalacakra tantra does not contain specifically wrathful (in the literal sense) practices? Or are you saying that the tantra resolves the practical a...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 107
Views: 6714

Re: enlightment in one life

Mind nature is like a reflation, not litterally a reflation. Empty, here, in hell, and in sukhavati. This kind of talks makes me feel strange 😱 It’s kind of literal, except you are the face and the mirror in a dream. That's clarity, any way yep, all might be just an imagination. I wonder why if we ...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 2725

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

Intentional action is always a product of the sems 'byung or caitta , called " cetana " or volition; a mental factor always which accompanies the mind ( citta, sems) . Thank you for your response Malcolm. Does the spontaneous compassion of the basis produce action in the same way that mind produces...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Does Tarthang Tulku teach dzogchen?
Replies: 26
Views: 1419

Re: Does Tarthang Tulku teach dzogchen?

He doesn’t teach anymore.
by Crazywisdom
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Does Tarthang Tulku teach dzogchen?
Replies: 26
Views: 1419

Re: Does Tarthang Tulku teach dzogchen?

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:22 am
Does Tarthang Tulku teach dzogchen?

Does a Yeti shit in the Himalayan mountains?
Nope
by Crazywisdom
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The siddhi of winning wars
Replies: 76
Views: 3182

Re: The siddhi of winning wars

What, then, does give the authority to use these abilities? Nothing actually. Rather the acts of killing, etc., have an entirely different meaning, related to the stopping of winds in the central channel. I know of those interpretations, but they are certainly not the only ones, The Kalacakra sort ...
by Crazywisdom
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 107
Views: 6714

Re: enlightment in one life

my point is that there is no reason to relly on enlightenment as a goal and that the misunderstandigs on this only makes mind "to bite it's tail" the concept of enlightenment the concept of what people think is enligntenment the concept of what schoolars think is enlightenment the concept of what t...
by Crazywisdom
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Neuroscience Article has Huge Implications
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: This Neuroscience Article has Huge Implications

Ricky wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:01 pm
How so?
Let’s see if anyone can spot the issues.