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by Malcolm
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 98
Views: 1291

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

The tripitaka is very systematic and strict on what is definitive and what is not. The above criterias are fixed (not subject to doubt) and there are more. No, actually it isn't —— and it is for this reason that there are disputation and multiple opinions about what is provisional and what is defin...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 98
Views: 1291

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Jyoti wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:48 am

thus the term 'suffering' does not exist (nor necessary) in the definitive teaching of mahayana.
Making up the Dharma as you go along, huh? Can you find me even one master in any tradition who maintains this point of view you are proffering?
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 937

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

:thanks: Is there a book that you recommend on the commitments and vows? BTW, this only counts for Vajrayāna materials... I did think so, is there an equivalent for sutra materials? Nothing apart from the general exhortation to regard anyone from whom one receives Dharma teachings to be like a Budd...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 39
Views: 625

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

I take my personal cue from the lineage lamas of the tradition I follow, and while things like the ‘hair vow’ are still conferred, cutting the hair is optional. Yes, in Dudjom Tersar, most people with the hair empowerment cut or trim their hair. For some of us in other traditions, while the other g...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Parinirvana without remainder
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Parinirvana without remainder

What´s the difference between parinirvana without remainder between hinayana and dzogchen? Conceptually speaking. The difference is that the hinayāna nirvana without remainders is a faux nirvana, it is merely a samādhi of cessation after an arhat dies. The nirvana without remainder in Atiyoga is ra...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 937

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:03 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:21 pm
Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:45 pm

What commitments does it entail?
The same as receiving an empowerment, but not as strong.
:thanks: Is there a book that you recommend on the commitments and vows?
BTW, this only counts for Vajrayāna materials...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where are 1% of Americans?
Replies: 25
Views: 427

Re: Where are 1% of Americans?

Keep the poor whites and poor blacks at each other's throats so they don't stop to realize this guy is screwing them both: https://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/scale_small/0/3766/642443-monopoly.jpg That's exactly what it is. If poor whites and blacks can unite it would be a powerful force. This is...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 98
Views: 1291

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Well, Rinpoche disagrees, assuming resting in rigpa entails being in perfect śamatha. What do you think "resting in rigpa" means? Let's define our terms here. Exactly what Rinpoche means when he says "being in the natural state," "being in the state of Guru Yoga," "being in your primordial state," ...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 937

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

Yes, there is a saying in Tibet, "Even a dog's tail can give a lung." Basically, if you have the lung, you can give the lung. Whether anyone would want to lung from you is another issue, since receiving a lung from someone entails commitments to that person. What commitments does it entail? The sam...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 937

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

I know lung, but what’s the difference to wang and specially Pewang? A pewang is a text blessing after which you can read the texts yourself but you can't pass it onto someone else. With lung you theoretically can do that. /magnus Now I am puzzled. I have never heard that a lung authorizes you - ev...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Parinirvana without remainder
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Parinirvana without remainder

What´s the difference between parinirvana without remainder between hinayana and dzogchen? Conceptually speaking. The difference is that the hinayāna nirvana without remainders is a faux nirvana, it is merely a samādhi of cessation after an arhat dies. The nirvana without remainder in Atiyoga is ra...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 98
Views: 1291

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

I have heard ChNN say, and more than once, that when you are resting in rigpa the pain does not disappear tout court. It may lessen (he actually used the modal verb here) or be experienced differently. When one is in perfect śamatha, one will not feel pain. Śamatha in fact was the historical Buddha...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 937

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

A pewang is a text blessing after which you can read the texts yourself but you can't pass it onto someone else. With lung you theoretically can do that. /magnus There are differences of opinion on this point. This is what CNR told me while giving me a pewang, I never heard anything else about it. ...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what is your approach to Dharma?
Replies: 40
Views: 1139

Re: what is your approach to Dharma?

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:40 am
Temporary (relative) happiness...

is called the suffering of change.
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 937

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

heart wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:32 pm
fckw wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:51 am
I know lung, but what’s the difference to wang and specially Pewang?
A pewang is a text blessing after which you can read the texts yourself but you can't pass it onto someone else. With lung you theoretically can do that.

/magnus
There are differences of opinion on this point.
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN on presence
Replies: 71
Views: 2475

Re: ChNN on presence

pael wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:51 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:26 pm

Mastering śamatha is a preliminary practice for Dzogchen.
How high Jhana/Dhyana? Form or Formless? Or nirodha-samapatti?
Perfect śamatha = first dhyāna
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 39
Views: 625

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

PeterC wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:06 pm
your most pressing problem is masturbation.
Snicker...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 39
Views: 625

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

As the title says it all - how is being a ngakpa an important significance ? What can the ngakpa do and not do due to the 14 vows? Also is being a ngakpa very hard in the modern world? Does being a ngakpa make practice easier ? What if you break the vows, does that make u are destined for hell? Soc...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN on presence
Replies: 71
Views: 2475

Re: ChNN on presence

MiphamFan wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:37 pm


Directed thought is like a text-reciter who does his recitation silently. Evaluation is like him simply contemplating it.

Just wanted to add, vitarka and vicara are mental factors accompanying all minds in the desire realm, not just the first dhyāna.
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Indus Valley people & genetics
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Indus Valley people & genetics

Apologize for my ignorance of the subject... But could someone summarize what implications this study will have? It will help settle the long standing debate between Western scholars and Hindutva adherents. The former claim Indo-European peoples gradually penetrated India between 1500 BCE and 1000 ...