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by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 69
Views: 702

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

No, I just don't see DC as traditional Dharma. Well, people with jaundice can't see conch shells as white, either. So basically, you can take your uninformed opinions and shove them up where they belong. My point proven. I need a lineage holder. All you have proven is that you do not know what you ...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 69
Views: 702

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Why don't you just go the traditional route? Do retreat in a Nyingma lineage, do preliminaries, until you reach Dzogchen. Well, that is not actually the traditional route. There is no traditional route. Every student is different and has different capacities. Let's put ChNN aside for a minute. I un...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 69
Views: 702

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

It is clear from Snowbear's posts, in other threads as well, that he either has not bothered to familiarize himself with the basics of Vajrayana and/or Dzogchen or that he is trolling. No, I just don't see DC as traditional Dharma. Well, people with jaundice can't see conch shells as white, either....
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 69
Views: 702

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Snowbear wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:56 pm

Why don't you just go the traditional route? Do retreat in a Nyingma lineage, do preliminaries, until you reach Dzogchen.
Well, that is not actually the traditional route.

There is no traditional route. Every student is different and has different capacities.
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 69
Views: 702

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Or simply degeneration. :lol: Really, you are accusing Chogyal Namkhai Norbu of causing the degeneration of the teachings? You do realize the karmic consequences of criticizing bodhisattvas, right? You have learned enough Buddhism to understand that point, right? My opinion is that it is, yes. Well...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 69
Views: 702

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

No, in the DC case it's just because of the massive public events. It is good karma to attend those "massive public events." Or simply degeneration. :lol: Really, you are accusing Chogyal Namkhai Norbu of causing the degeneration of the teachings? You do realize the karmic consequences of criticizi...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 69
Views: 702

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

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 someone who caters to your obvious preconceptions? I'd like quotes. I deal in personal experiences, i.e., the number of people I know who took direct intr...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 69
Views: 702

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: 69
Views: 702

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: 69
Views: 702

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: 69
Views: 702

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: 69
Views: 702

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: 69
Views: 702

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: 11
Views: 194

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: 11
Views: 194

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: 148
Views: 3725

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: 69
Views: 702

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...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 69
Views: 702

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

There is no such thing as Dzogchen without Buddhism.
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: My new neighbor
Replies: 28
Views: 706

Re: My new neighbor

Jim1 wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:23 pm

Of course I'd feel the same way.

And way to pile on here man. Very Buddhist of you.
You brought it up. I just asked you some questions.
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 384

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

"Being projected by the same action that projects the pūrvakālabhava, an intermediate being has the form of this being." <-- does this mean that, for the sake of example, a being to be embodied as a cat has something of a form of a cat in the bardo? Or an asura, to use a more conventional example? ...

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