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by Malcolm
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 3775

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Here we go back on topic. Dzogchen without Buddhism, without an unbroken lineage of realization, transmission and practice is populated by demons and will break your heart, your mind and ruin your life. Or it is a car without an engine. https://image.ibb.co/cNj0c8/fred_flintstone.png The interestin...
by Malcolm
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 33
Views: 1384

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

Hello everyone! I'm pretty active on DWE and I've registered here at DWM in an effort to explore the Mahayana tradition... which I only have a very basic understanding of. My practice is only a few months old, so really I only have a basic understanding of the whole shebang. Mostly modern Insight m...
by Malcolm
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmapalas and Consorts
Replies: 23
Views: 634

Re: Dharmapalas and Consorts

In Kamtsang Bernakchen and Palden Lhamo most often practiced together. There are several forms of Mahakala that are Yabyum, of course. So it's seems pretty clear that Enlightened protectors can have consorts. There are worldly protectors, as well, that have consorts, as noted here. In fact, some wo...
by Malcolm
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 3775

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Crazywisdom wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:55 am
Here we go back on topic. Dzogchen without Buddhism, without an unbroken lineage of realization, transmission and practice is populated by demons and will break your heart, your mind and ruin your life.
Or it is a car without an engine.
by Malcolm
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Will america reelect a wanna be dictator
Replies: 16
Views: 394

Re: Will america reelect a wanna be dictator

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:03 pm
tingdzin wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:13 am
...and not a member of the economic elite, they (and we) have a chance.
Trump is not a member of the U$ economic elite???
Nope. Nouveaux riche slum lord who resents the cultural elites who have always dismissed him as inconsequential.
by Malcolm
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 3775

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:02 pm
Well my teacher, Loppon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche, gives DI, fourth empowerment, preliminaries, sadhana, you name it.

Actually, come to think of it, he is a big fan of preliminaries and supporting practices for the realisation of Dzogchen.
So is ChNN.
by Malcolm
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 3775

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
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 3775

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: 3930

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: 131
Views: 3775

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: 131
Views: 3775

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: 131
Views: 3775

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: 131
Views: 3775

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: 131
Views: 3775

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: 131
Views: 3775

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: 42
Views: 812

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: 42
Views: 812

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: 153
Views: 4120

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: 131
Views: 3775

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...

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