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by Malcolm
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 133
Views: 2206

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

David Brooks' current OP on how the Democrats are not taking on Trumpism : the Democratic campaign is inadequate to the current moment. It offers no counter-narrative to Trump, little moral case against his behavior, no unifying argument against ethnic nationalism. In politics you can’t beat someth...
by Malcolm
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 133
Views: 2206

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

I don't think you understand how good cop, bad cop works. It means the cops collude to put on a show that makes you think one is good and the other is bad. But really they are tricking you and both work for the same boss. The good cop is only pretending to be your friend. This is very lazy thinking...
by Malcolm
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 168
Views: 3185

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

The fact that you personally express ChNN's transmission as 'problematic', doubt its veracity, advise others to treat it with caution, not to see it as a matter of trust, etc etc, whilst weirdly claiming not to do so, is the problem here. If you have received that empowerment from that 'someone who...
by Malcolm
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 168
Views: 3185

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

We would have to look at older texts that deal with Drolo in the various terma traditions, and there are quite a lot of those. One thing is for sure, though, the Drolo texts in the termas as Adzom Drukpa's and Dudjom Tersar include mention of the tigress as the consort rather than as a subjugated B...
by Malcolm
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 168
Views: 3185

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

Could ChNN have encountered Ati Muwer as a Zhang Zhung Tibetan being to which Bonpos then ascribed one set of characterisitics, and Buddhists another? I'm also wondering if there were perhaps two totally different figures of that name in Zhang Zhung. It basically boils down to the difference betwee...
by Malcolm
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 168
Views: 3185

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

Adzom Drukpa calls the tigress the consort. Yes,in his Drollo ter cycle, the medium length sadhana refers to the tigress as the sbyor yum, "the consort for union," who is a passionate (ngar ma) bengal tigress (rgya stag). In another place, a long praise, the tigress is referred to as the "sgrol yum...
by Malcolm
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 168
Views: 3185

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

I half suspect it was through historical research and textual analysis. ChNN's knowledge of how Bon and Buddhism related to one another was second to none. I think the most likely explanation is that the legend of Khyidron being the consort is quite late (I can find no reference to it earlier than ...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite
Replies: 32
Views: 2515

Re: Dzogchen Community Naga Rite

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:38 am
Does the DC practice have a torma?
No. It is a kind of sang with offerings of milk, etc
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 168
Views: 3185

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

So, we find this in the Taksham Namthar of Tsogyal: Riding the upon the tigress, into which the girl, Khyidren had been transformed, the Guru in union with Yeshe Tsogyal remained absorbed in the samadhi of Vajrakila... -- Lady of the Lotus Born, pg. 96 This is without doubt the source of the identif...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 168
Views: 3185

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

Most terma traditions say that the tigress is female and one of the transformed consorts of Guru Rinpoche (usually Tashi Chidren as she has a Bhutan connection... This is not certain. I have read many Drollo cycles. Actually, I have never seen any Drollo cycle explicitly identify the nature of the ...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:28 pm
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: 109
Views: 8173

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

Vasana wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:09 am
I forgot to tune in. Was it recorded via Zoom or elsewhere?
I am afraid it was not.
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 168
Views: 3185

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

Tersar lamas don't teach that Drolo is "the essence of Vajrakilaya".
Obviously, there are Tersar Lamas that do, which I have already shown.
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 168
Views: 3185

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

Total success. ChNN always gave transmissions exactly as he got them. So if you found a contradiction in Adzom’s writings, now Is the time to put up or shut up. Why? The onus is on you because you raised the issue. Everyone else trusts their teacher. as I really can't be arsed to find where he says...
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 168
Views: 3185

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

According to the late SHENPHEN DAWA RINPOCHE, HH Dudjom Rinoche's son by his second wife, Drollo and Putri Regpung both share Namchag Putri as the source for their further Dzogchen instructions. If you don't believe him, or you doubt my testimony about what he said to me personally, what else can I...
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 133
Views: 2206

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

I don't think you understand how good cop, bad cop works. It means the cops collude to put on a show that makes you think one is good and the other is bad. But really they are tricking you and both work for the same boss. The good cop is only pretending to be your friend. This is very lazy thinking.
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 168
Views: 3185

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

I agree that the dzogchen teachings in the DT Drolo cycle are limited (to one short text - http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/dudjom-rinpoche/light-of-primordial-wisdom ) and that would entail looking elsewhere for more extensive Dzogchen teaching in the terma tradition, but there is no re...
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 168
Views: 3185

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

michaelb wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:09 pm
I think we should treat the claim with care.
I don't. He is my guru. he was a terton. YMMV.

He maintained the same point of view from 1992 when I first heard this, to the only time he ever taught Drollo, a few years ago.
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 168
Views: 3185

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

Palden Gyatso (17th century) writes in his History of Kilaya : At the cave of the Glorious Tiger's Lair in Paro, he engaged in the practice of Vajrakīlaya and Vajra Wrath (rdo rje khro bo) rode the tiger and liberated all māras and samaya breakers with the magic power of piercing and conquering the...
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 168
Views: 3185

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

This is not something I've ever heard from any tersar lama, and I've specifically asked after Malcolm made that claim. Whereas it is true that Dudjom Tersar Drolo does not have extensive dzogchen teachings, and, if you want to practice dzogchen you might have to take teachings from Namchak Putri or...
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 168
Views: 3185

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

lelopa wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:48 am
In jatson Nyingpos terma the tigress is Yeshe Tsogyal...
There is no mention at all of a tigress in the Konchog Chidu Drollo sadhana or empowerment, much less the tigress being identified as Tsogyal.

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