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by Malcolm
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1155

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

My teacher said in Europe there are teachers who may give Dzogchen teachings without any Buddhist prerequisites, but in our lineage (Nyingma) "where the breath of Dakinis is still warm", we believe in practicing the preliminaries, i.e. Ngondro, first. That's what I follow. He also said any intellec...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bön Sarma
Replies: 34
Views: 3841

Re: Bön Sarma

H.H. Kundrol Drakpa Rinpoche - 016.jpg According Jean Huang, Have unofficial translation as follows: Bön and Nyingma both the heart of Dharma. Kagyu is such as the eyes of the Dharma. Gelug is such as ornaments of the Dharma. Therefore I don’t have any Partiality. H.H. Kundrol Darkpa Rinpoche is no...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1155

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Snowbear wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Snowbear wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:32 pm


How in the world can anyone receive a DI that early?
Good karma.
No, in the DC case it's just because of the massive public events.
It is good karma to attend those "massive public events."
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1155

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Seriously? I'd like to know which Lama said this. Me. Or does it have to be a Tibetan? A Western, classically-trained ācārya is not good enough for you? No. I need a lineage holder. So, Tulku Orgyen, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, and Kunzang Dechen Lingpa are not good enough for you? Or would you prefer s...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1155

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Snowbear wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Mantrik wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:30 pm
Snowbear wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:20 pm


Seriously? I'd like to know which Lama said this.
If you attend a retreat with ChNN and receive DI, are you saying that before it can have effect you must first have learned about Buddhism, or taken Refuge....?
How in the world can anyone receive a DI that early?
Good karma.
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1155

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

How in the world can anyone receive a DI that early? By turning up. The effect that DI transmission may have will vary, of course, but receiving it has no prerequisites that I know of other than the master being willing to give it and the disciple being willing to receive it at the same time. OK. I...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1155

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Snowbear wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:20 pm
Mantrik wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:18 pm
Snowbear wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:02 pm


Who said this?
He did. lol :
But I'm sure he has a good basis for saying it, if that's what you are seeking.
Seriously? I'd like to know which Lama said this.
Me. Or does it have to be a Tibetan? A Western, classically-trained ācārya is not good enough for you?
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1155

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Widur wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Are there any ways to verify the recognition more thourougly?
You need to study with a realized Dzogchen or Mahāmudra teacher. Otherwise, you will always be in doubt.
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 14
Views: 303

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

Meditation and yoga seem in some cases to inflate the ego. Like a cyst that needs to reach a certain size to be lanced maybe there's art to the practice? What say you, Dharmawheelers? https://qz.com/1307380/yoga-and-meditation-boost-your-ego-say-psychology-researchers/ A well-made point. Not at all...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Meditate and grow your ego
Replies: 14
Views: 303

Re: Meditate and grow your ego

Meditation and yoga seem in some cases to inflate the ego. Like a cyst that needs to reach a certain size to be lanced maybe there's art to the practice? What say you, Dharmawheelers? https://qz.com/1307380/yoga-and-meditation-boost-your-ego-say-psychology-researchers/ The article is predicated on ...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 152
Views: 3829

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

If we're talking about Dzogchen, then the answer is; not many. Classification of practitioners by capacity is based on application, not intelligence. Numerous instructions exist offering the same sentiments as the 'old dogs' text. But the capacity for dzogchen is dependent, among other things on a ...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1155

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

There is no such thing as Dzogchen without Buddhism. You are going to have to substantiate this, as I have seen you argue the complete opposite in the past and wish to know what the new justification is. :smile: I have never argued there is Dzogchen without Buddhism. I have argued that one can dire...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1155

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

There is no such thing as Dzogchen without Buddhism.
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: My new neighbor
Replies: 31
Views: 792

Re: My new neighbor

Jim1 wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:23 pm

Of course I'd feel the same way.

And way to pile on here man. Very Buddhist of you.
You brought it up. I just asked you some questions.
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

"Being projected by the same action that projects the pūrvakālabhava, an intermediate being has the form of this being." <-- does this mean that, for the sake of example, a being to be embodied as a cat has something of a form of a cat in the bardo? Or an asura, to use a more conventional example? ...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

"Being projected by the same action that projects the pūrvakālabhava, an intermediate being has the form of this being." <-- does this mean that, for the sake of example, a being to be embodied as a cat has something of a form of a cat in the bardo? Or an asura, to use a more conventional example? ...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

We're dead, so I am assuming that the sense-media, in their traditional understanding, either do not apply or apply very differently. Which consciousnesses are operative before embodiment? all, since we have complete aggregates, sense bases, and sense elements in the bardo. Is there form in the bar...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 398

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

Coëmgenu wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:03 pm
We're dead, so I am assuming that the sense-media, in their traditional understanding, either do not apply or apply very differently.

Which consciousnesses are operative before embodiment?
all, since we have complete aggregates, sense bases, and sense elements in the bardo.
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4969

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Sakya is amazing. I took Khön Vajrakīlaya from HHST. I really value it a lot. What I mean to say is one not so self directed w Kagyu. Yes, HHST is a supreme gem of the three realms. As to self-direction, I guess so. I guess the main difference is that in Sakya, the names mahāmudra and dzogchen are ...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4969

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

most people will have more opportunities for Dzogchen nowadays. And honestly there are so so many ways to advance in Dzogchen. Mahamudra is a bit more limited in terms of transmission and practice. Not so easy to get the big thumbs up from a lama due to being tied up with monk life. The experientia...

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