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by Malcolm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra

In English dictionaries alpha as a modifier is 'dominant' or 'first'. I would hope that 'dominant' purity is not the gist - sounds like a battle among purities. Without translators we the unwashed louts would be far worse off. Yet they are fond of carving out new or unique frames for Dharma words. ...
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

Re: Upcoming book by Karl Brunnhölzl on The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra

Looks like Brunnhölzl has opted to render ka dag as "alpha-purity." I recall that being a contentious choice around these parts when Keith Dowman employed it in his work. But apparently it meets KB's more rigorous standards. A quick search showed that usage had already appeared in works by Chögyam ...
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination

Link Here : http://www.lotsawahouse.org/indian-masters/nagarjuna/heart-dependent-origination In verse 6, he says, "Then, as for extremely subtle entities, Those who regard them with nihilism, Lacking precise and thorough knowledge, Will not see the actuality of conditioned arising." Can anyone expl...
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination

I might be wrong, but I am pretty sure that this stanza points to the following-- If one refutes the aggregates, if one refutes their conventional existence, thus perceiving them as non-existent--this is nihilism, then you will be unable to see Nagarjuna's final intention that emptiness and depende...
by Malcolm
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 24
Views: 474

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

That's why I also put it in terms of the wealth distribution system. As I see it, we all have a right to share in the prosperity of our civilization. The question is how do we fairly distribute this wealth? The system we have now is not working. And robots will make it worse. No one in the US is go...
by Malcolm
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Backwards Ati
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: Backwards Ati

Again, Trungpa Rinpoche gave his students TGS transmission when we entered into the vajrayāna, and therefore his students would usually be on an emotional roller coaster throughout the four ngöndro practices. I think that’s because of the disruptive quality of the TGS transmission itself Guru yoga ...
by Malcolm
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question on Duality/Other
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: Question on Duality/Other

All of the universe and beings, samsara and nirvana have one basis. The two paths and two results are the enchantments of knowledge (rig pa) and ignorance (ma rig pa)... The basis being discussed, as clarified here by Jigme Lingpa, is not the original, generic basis (aka the unfabricated mind essen...
by Malcolm
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 26
Views: 2018

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Thanks, I was wondering if this was something that was due to personal insight or whether it was some sort of 'formally acknowledged' thing by an 'authority'. It has to do with the first Dudjom, Duddul Dorje, a famous terton in his own right, who had a vision of Padmasambhava in which Padmasambhava...
by Malcolm
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 893

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

How do I even obtain that Ngondro? I don't remember if I received the lung for it either. CHNN gave this lung frequently. Just look up retreats you gave attended on line, and track down the lung list. I am 100 precent certain you will discover you have received this transmission. Anyway, there is n...
by Malcolm
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Achi Chökyi Drolma as Padmasambhava’s consort
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Achi Chökyi Drolma as Padmasambhava’s consort

Seems to me to be a past life reference. Hi folks, There’s an Achi sadhana From Achi Peibum, and composed by Achi where she says, she’s the Karmamudra of Padmasambhava and the most tenacious one. The sadhana contains the Harinisa mantra, which is connected with the dakini sadhanas of Padmasambhava. ...
by Malcolm
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 26
Views: 2018

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

The short Dudjom Tersar ngon-dro is wonderful. Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche was Guru Rinpoche's regent in this time. (some say Guru Rinpoche Himself.) There have been many great Lamas in the last 100 years, but Dudjom Rinpoche is most definitely one of the very greatest. So if you have any inclination of...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question on Duality/Other
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: Question on Duality/Other

Thank you Malcolm, that is indeed very helpful. Speaking colloquially (due to my small understanding), would it be then safe to say that each consciousness has as its base its "own" rigpa? Would rigpa be a manifestation arising from the dharmakaya? Thank you for these clarifications - this is indee...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question on Duality/Other
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: Question on Duality/Other

I am still working my way through the beginning of the book. At the beginning, it is explained how Samantabhadra is before all activity in consciousness, effectively once awareness arises and recognizes itself. Samantabhadra is thus the same in all mindstreams. This is also an error of interpretati...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question on Duality/Other
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: Question on Duality/Other

Hi everyone, if I am correct in understanding the teachings I have heard and books I have studied, rigpa is the single ground awareness, the dharmakaya. This is an incorrect understanding. There is no such thing as a "single ground awareness." Our consciousness is a manifestation of this ground awa...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 893

Re: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.

i heard a similar insinuation from a lotsawa friend: "idc havn't produced any realized practitioner/instructor in the entire world". This person must have amazing clairvoyance to be so confident of their opinion; however, what it actually shows is that they know nothing at all about Dzogchen teachi...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Methods for keeping Samaya clean
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Jangchup Donden wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:13 am
BTW best method to repair samaya is completion stage.
Are you talking about the dissolution stage during deity yoga or the physical practices like the six yogas of Naropa?
The former.
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Methods for keeping Samaya clean
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

BTW best method to repair samaya is completion stage.
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 893

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Unfortunately, I cannot be responsible for my empowerment. Greg, we are talking about people who have already received transmission from ChNN. Not new people who never met him. That is a different problem, one the community in the west will in time resolve. We already know that in China there is a ...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 893

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Some people might need more assistance. But in fact ChNN also made a vast library of all of his secondary practices, including both his own termas and other lineage practices such as Green Tara, with complete explanations. Which is great, but it is not enough. Yes, it is, by ChNN's own design. He h...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: My father died on Dec 2
Replies: 24
Views: 350

Re: My father died on Dec 2

Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:00 pm
Please mention Yesh Paul Puri in your prayers. And me too. My whole family, mom, dad and brothers are all dead.
Condolences.

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