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by Malcolm
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6070
Views: 544733

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

From what I understand, Rinpoche went home today to his house at Merigar. That’s all I know.
by Malcolm
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Only thirteen buddhafields?
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: Only thirteen buddhafields?

In mahayana there is an inmeasurable number of nirmanakaya and sambhogakaya buddhafields, but in dzogchen there are only thirteen buddhafields (zhing khrams) is this correct? There are thirteen buddhafields apart from this one where Dzogchen teachings may be found. This is the meaning. It is meant ...
by Malcolm
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers
Replies: 57
Views: 1578

Re: Dalai Lama, visiting the Netherlands, gets tough with abusers

Right now, young people are not showing interest in Buddhism. You really think that’s true? I’m not sure about all of that. It's documented that young people in developed countries show decreasing levels of interest in religion across the board. Anecdotally, it's commonly observed that Western sang...
by Malcolm
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Only thirteen buddhafields?
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: Only thirteen buddhafields?

In mahayana there is an inmeasurable number of nirmanakaya and sambhogakaya buddhafields, but in dzogchen there are only thirteen buddhafields (zhing khrams) is this correct? There are thirteen buddhafields apart from this one where Dzogchen teachings may be found. This is the meaning. It is meant ...
by Malcolm
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: Jay Garfield and Guy Newland on Metaphors in Buddhism

kirtu wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:31 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:15 pm
Following metaphors can get you wet, too.
What??? Porque? :shrug:

Kirt
Metaphors can be misleading, like misreading GPS machines.
by Malcolm
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6070
Views: 544733

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I mean that the individual meanings of the the two parts trul and khor do not seem to be able to lead to a meaning of 'posture'. Unless this is often not a factor in Tibetan. The Sanskrit equivalent is yantra. Thus it is an inept translation. Thanks, I am just asking out of interest about how this ...
by Malcolm
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6070
Views: 544733

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Is there some reasoning in the meaning based on the two parts of the word in such cases, or is it mostly unrelated? It is a bad translation. I mean that the individual meanings of the the two parts trul and khor do not seem to be able to lead to a meaning of 'posture'. Unless this is often not a fa...
by Malcolm
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6070
Views: 544733

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/sprul_pa%27i_%27khor_lo Looks like it may mean navel center or something related in this case after all :D It means machine, device, posture, etc. Is there some reasoning in the meaning based on the two parts of the word in such cases, or is it mostly unrelated? I...
by Malcolm
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6070
Views: 544733

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Aryjna wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Aryjna wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:50 pm


I hadn't noticed that trulkhor means magical wheel. It sounds much cooler now.
It doesn't.
http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/spru ... %27khor_lo Looks like it may mean navel center or something related in this case after all :D
It means machine, device, posture, etc.
by Malcolm
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6070
Views: 544733

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Aryjna wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:50 pm
treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:28 pm
The Primal Rosary of Precious Stones:
A Long Life Prayer for His Eminence Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoché
༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཆོས་རྒྱལ་ནམ་མཁའི་ནོར་བུ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ལ་བརྟན་གསོལ་རིན་ཆེན་དང་པོའི་ཕྲེང་
I hadn't noticed that trulkhor means magical wheel. It sounds much cooler now.
It doesn't.
by Malcolm
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 87
Views: 5797

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Ignorant_Fool wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:25 pm
This looks amazing, and I would love to get it, but is it something a fledgling practitioner would be able to comprehend? :emb:
You will understand somethings and not others. But if you have Dzogchen transmission then you should have this book.
by Malcolm
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6070
Views: 544733

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

"Dear friends,
we would like to inform you that the health of the Master is in decline due to natural causes. We are not aware of the time left to him. The Master has a peaceful appearance and does not feel pain. - Namkhai family"
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 17
Views: 1638

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

A mutual friend told me that the issue was that DHS classified all the people (the monks and nuns) who are with him in Assam as potential terrorists. The issue being that DHS has simply decided to blanket classify people from Assam in this way. If it were merely an issue of not being able to travel...
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 17
Views: 1638

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

Unfortunately he is currently forbidden from teaching in the United States (and has been for years) because of issues that DHS has with classifying people who live in Assam. Hopefully he has been able to teach elsewhere in the past few years. Kirt No, it is because they won’t let him travel with mo...
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2043

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Astus wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:31 pm
The current issue of the 'migrants' looks very much like the same old racist and antisemitic fear mongering. It is unfortunate if the Dalai Lama has little understanding of what slogans like 'X-land belongs to X-people' means to the majority.
:good:
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 17
Views: 1638

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

Unfortunately he is currently forbidden from teaching in the United States (and has been for years) because of issues that DHS has with classifying people who live in Assam. Hopefully he has been able to teach elsewhere in the past few years. Kirt No, it is because they won’t let him travel with mo...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2043

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

This kind of essentialism results in holocausts. You are assuming that because people think in a certain manner (or within certain conceptual frameworks) in our era that they did so 5000 years ago. Well they don't. I am not assuming anything. I gave you the example of Herodotus but you chose to triv...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2043

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

It should be obvious that given we humans populate a tiny little planet floating in vast space, arguing that human beings can really be divided into nationalities is an incredibly pre-modem and regressive idea.
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2043

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

None of this answers the question as to why anybody should care what HHDL's view on European migration policy is. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a major international figure. That usually means whatever such a person says or does, is viewed with interest. He is a Nobel Laureate (the Nobel Peace Pri...

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