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by Malcolm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Garab Dorje
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Garab Dorje

So does that make all of the Karmapas emanations of Guru Rinpoche? That's the idea. I can't think of distinct examples otherwise right now, but similar things would be like saying that such-and-such is an emanation of Ananda, or of Vimalamitra, etc, and then the subsequent incarnation of the Tulku ...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

But if the Hindu Tantric path is so mistaken then how is it that there are 4 Nath Siddhas (5 if you include the kapala siddha Kapalaka) included in the list of 84 Mahasiddhas? The Naths are very late. The first mention of Goraksha is by the Indian Buddhist Pandita, Vibhūticandra in the early 13th c...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: 51 Mental factors vs 80 Indicative Conceptions
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: 51 Mental factors vs 80 Indicative Conceptions

Can anyone shed some light on the differences between the Abhidharma's grouping of the 51 mental factors (sems byung) and the 80 indicative conceptions (rang bzhin brgyad cu'i kun rtog) which are referenced in Dzogchen texts? Are they completely different systems, are they related? Any reading reco...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Garab Dorje
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Garab Dorje

Do all schools of Tibetan Vajrayana view Garab Dorje as a Nirmanakaya? If not, who doesn't and why? Thanks! Anyone who accepts Dzogchen teachings does. Those who do not, don't. Both the 3rd Karmapa and 5th Dalai Lama are known as being Dzogchen adepts. Does that mean that these schools accept Garab...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Garab Dorje
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Garab Dorje

mechashivaz wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:20 pm
Do all schools of Tibetan Vajrayana view Garab Dorje as a Nirmanakaya? If not, who doesn't and why? Thanks!
Anyone who accepts Dzogchen teachings does. Those who do not, don't.
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: 51 Mental factors vs 80 Indicative Conceptions
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: 51 Mental factors vs 80 Indicative Conceptions

Can anyone shed some light on the differences between the Abhidharma's grouping of the 51 mental factors (sems byung) and the 80 indicative conceptions (rang bzhin brgyad cu'i kun rtog) which are referenced in Dzogchen texts? Are they completely different systems, are they related? Any reading reco...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 51
Views: 1781

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

Since you disagree that in the final analysis, causes and conditions themselves cannot be found, therefore you are holding the position that in the final analysis that causes and conditions themselves can be found. Therefore causes and conditions are real, not illusions. And because you say that ca...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 51
Views: 1781

Re: What is Dzogchen?

That’s the problem with Madhyamaka. Yet appearances do appear. Hence the need for Yogacara. I don't think Madhyamaka denies appearances. If I'm not mistaken, it just prefers not to make much in the way of positive assertions about them, sticking instead to reductive statements about them. Maybe we ...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 51
Views: 1781

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

Nothing that appears in the relative can be found in the final analysis, including the causes and conditions themselves. Agree? It is the causes and conditions that give rise to appearances. Since the causes and conditions themselves cannot be found, therefore it is accurate to say that there is no...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 65
Views: 1271

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Malcolm: you said every Trump supporter is "racist" in this thread? No. I said “Everyone who is not a racist is appalled by Trump.” There are many Republicans who are appalled by Trump, but support his policies. On the other hand, all Trump supporters that I personally know are racists and admit it.
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 51
Views: 1781

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

It is the basis for what? Relative phenomena or ultimate phenomena or both? It is the basis. You can call it the nature of the mind, if you like, thought that is not perfectly accurate. Appearance is Nothing in the final analysis. But Appearance is not Nothing. Therefore, Nothing is Not Nothing See...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 65
Views: 1271

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Norwegian, The sheer ignorance and vitriol you display regarding Trump is what's sad. See the things he's accomplished and re-evaluate yourself. ►Move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This is not a win. ►Pull the United States out of the Iranian nuclear deal. This is not a win. ►Stand up to...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 51
Views: 1781

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

It is the basis for what? Relative phenomena or ultimate phenomena or both? It is the basis. You can call it the nature of the mind, if you like, thought that is not perfectly accurate. Appearance is Nothing in the final analysis. But Appearance is not Nothing. Therefore, Nothing is Not Nothing See...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 51
Views: 1781

Re: What is Dzogchen?

The next person of import is an 11-12th century fellow named Yumo Mikyo Dorje, a master in the Bro lineage of Kalacakra. He is the one who is considered to have elaborated a so called "tantric gzhan stong." What is the difference between "tantric Shentong" and "sutra Shentong"? I've not been able t...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 51
Views: 1781

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

Dzogpa Chenpo is always there to be realized isn't it? So why is there a difference? When Dzogchen is not realized, it is the basis. So ultimate phenomena is the phenomena at the limit of analysis? What is this limit? When you find it, report back to us. Let me guess: the limit of analysis is that ...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 51
Views: 1781

Re: What is Dzogchen?

Is there a basis for this view in any scripture? No, in fact. That's what I thought, and seems to be really a pretty basic mistake if I'm understanding correctly, because any phenomenon whatsoever arises via dependent origination. It's not about finding something 'outside' of this process, but rath...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 51
Views: 1781

Re: What is Dzogchen?

Seeker12 wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:46 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:08 pm
According to gzhan stong, the ultimate (parinispanna) is empty of all relative phenomena (paratantra and parikalpita), and is utterly distinct from it.
Is there a basis for this view in any scripture?
No, in fact.
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is the nature of mind?
Replies: 24
Views: 488

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:45 pm
I may agree with one over the other, but that is just my conceptualising and dualising mind playing games.
I will keep that in mind and ignore all of your comments then, since they are just the random mutterings of your mind and are not to be taken seriously on any level.
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6465
Views: 606317

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Would it be improper to add the Dogpa from the Short Tun to the Guru Yoga of the White A (w/ Garap Dorje) after the last Song of the Vajra and before the Dedication? thanx! One must transform into a deity in order to do this. But, this is not a problem, per se, since the short thun is actually an a...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is the nature of mind?
Replies: 24
Views: 488

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

No, it is not merely an opinion. There is an entire Madhyamaka literature which definitively refutes the Yogācāra school in terms of citations and reasoning. And the Catholics have a few things to say about Protestant and Orthodox Christians... :roll: Greg, you are not conversing in good faith. Now...

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