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by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 37
Views: 412

Re: -ise vs -ize

However, Captain Beefheart wants to Booglarize Ya Baby.... It works best on West German TV. "a right burlesque title..." [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tit5gHtVEls[/media] IMO it's the weakest track on what must be Beefheart's strongest album. I can and sometimes do listen to this crap all ...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3062

Re: New Rigpa letter

The post was pretty clear. If one does not have pure vision, don't call out others for their lack of pure vision. If one does, one is a hypocrite, it does not matter if one is a beginner or a high tulku. I made absolutely no assessment of any particular person's mental state. There, now even stupid...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3062

Re: New Rigpa letter

You don't care if it sounds like you are calling SDR a hypocrite? Nope. Intelligent people will understand that I am not saying that, and stupid people are not my problem. Why are stupid people not your problem.. are only intelligent ones worthy of enlightenment? How did you get there? Nope. Intell...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 47
Views: 586

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

oh,..I am sorry, this was not my intention to spread this discussion to the little bit different direction. I just want to only know where is he now.:-) Not whether 16.Karmapa is like that or that. and so on. (anyway for me he is buddha, and Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche is buddha for some of you) I am ap...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3062

Re: New Rigpa letter

I find that as I get older, I tend to prefer apophatic practice; but certainly when I was younger in the Dharma, I was very enthusiastic about cataphatic practices (Greg, this is your cue to lecture me about misusing Greek words). I do like practicing Chö liturgies though. Well, Chö is a very phati...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 47
Views: 586

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

& how about the faith that Patrul rinpoche elucidates in WOMPT, or Jigme lingpa's presentation for that matter (4 levels). "Vivid faith, Eager faith, and confident faith". ""Just as taking refuge opens the gateway to all teachings and practices it is faith that opens the gateway to taking refuge " ...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3062

Re: New Rigpa letter

:coffee: One does not start a sadhana, for example, beginning with pure vision. Yeah, you do. Jeez, the internet... :lol: No, you don't. You start a sadhana from the state of emptiness free from proliferation. Prior to that, in one's ordinary impure form, one goes for refuge, generates bodhicitta, ...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3062

Re: New Rigpa letter

"It will not become pure by imagining one's guru is a buddha." (italics mine) agreed. it becomes pure by recognizing, i.e., directly experiencing, one's guru is Buddha. One will never actually recognize that one's guru is a Buddha until one discovers buddhahood within oneself. This is a profound po...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 47
Views: 586

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

I understand faith according to its basic definition provided by the Kośa: "śraddha (dad pa) is a mental factor that brings clarity to the mind." I don't have much use for faith beyond that. I do respect other's faith, but not when they use it as an argument in a discussion. & how about the faith t...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3062

Re: New Rigpa letter

Malcolm what do you think about training in all paramitas, bodhicitta, kyerim and dzogrim, in fact - by all those trainings - i do train in pretending beeing awaken. Is it also worthless becouse of mental afflictions? Pāramitās are not pāramitās unless one is free from grasping, right? Bodhicitta w...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 47
Views: 586

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

Fair enough. But do you believe it, and why? Is it not because you trust in your teacher, and is that not in fact a virtue instead of a hindrance. I don't know that it is true, and I don't know that it is false. I trust my teacher anyway, not because I heard that his teacher experienced the small b...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 37
Views: 1017

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

dzoki wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:57 pm
So if someone points out that alcohol is harmful he is disrespectuful towards alcoholics? This is quite hilarious.
You have not shown that the Aro folks have harmed anyone, that is actually the point. Can you show us someone ill-used by the Aro folk? If not, then...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 37
Views: 1017

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

1. you have not much to say apart from stating that it is their own opinion based on their own decision (which your own counter-opinion is somehow not?) That is the point, my opinion is mine, yours is yours, and it all boils down to what we have decided for ourselves is true, and there is nothing b...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 37
Views: 1017

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

dzogchungpa wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:40 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:50 pm
All we can do is live and let live and each go our separate ways, which is how Tibetans actually deal with these issues. You might try following their lead.

Try to remember that the next time DJKR comes up. :smile:
No chance.
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3062

Re: New Rigpa letter

pael wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:55 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:57 pm
We begin by meditating that all phenomena are empty, free from extremes.
All phenomena are beyond coming and going?
Got it in one!
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 47
Views: 586

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

So do you believe that Chogyal namkhai norbu rinpoche's teacher went into rainbow body? You weren't there. I certainly wouldn't fault you for believing Rinpoche as a credible source, do you think I should? It makes me happy to think that Chanchub Dorje may have manifested rainbow body, but I certai...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 47
Views: 586

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

Do you even have to ask? I'm guessing you haven't spent that much time with the Kamtsang. Anecdotal tales do not constitute proof. So do you believe that Chogyal namkhai norbu rinpoche's teacher went into rainbow body? You weren't there. I certainly wouldn't fault you for believing Rinpoche as a cr...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 110
Views: 3062

Re: New Rigpa letter

"It will not become pure by imagining one's guru is a buddha." (italics mine) agreed. it becomes pure by recognizing, i.e., directly experiencing, one's guru is Buddha. One will never actually recognize that one's guru is a Buddha until one discovers buddhahood within oneself. This is a profound po...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 47
Views: 586

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

I guess I should have been more specific, Who are we to judge the enlightened vision of the 16th gyalwang karmapa. You are because you judged. Your acceptance of this recognition is based in your attachment to the idea that the 16th Karmapa was omniscient. There is absolutely no authority behind yo...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Replies: 47
Views: 586

Re: Another Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

the 16th Karmapa's omniscience is demonstrably true. So you are saying that the 16th Karmapa's omniscience is demonstrably try in the same way that it is demonstrably true that two groups of two pebbles added together makes four pebbles and never five? You are saying that it is demonstrably true th...