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by Malcolm
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

Re: The DJKR Topic

Well, it kind of follows, if one has actual conviction in a lama being a "Khyentse." then one wouldn't be so inclined to view their actions through an ordinary lens. It was you who mentioned a quote about Guru's being a mix of positive qualities and faults, which was obviously to undermine my post ...
by Malcolm
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

Re: The DJKR Topic

Before I go any further I think that I need to make it clear I'm an enthusiastic supporter of Minyur R. and HHDL's position on abuse by gurus. Nothing I say should be interpreted to mean that I think somebody should stay in an unhealthy situation. The current discussion I'm trying to have with Malc...
by Malcolm
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

Re: The DJKR Topic

I do not believe that text is referring specifically to Nirmanakaya's who appear in "inconceivable variety, for the benefit of sentient beings." and actually do not take rebirth because of karma but because of compassion. There is a difference between actual nirmanakāyas and recognized tulkus. The ...
by Malcolm
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

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Mostly other people's, not so much his own. That's because he sees himself as the Vajrayana master. In that sense he gets a free pass. That is called "entitlement." And perhaps, that is why he does not like western liberals like myself. We don't care much for authority, aristocrats, and entitled hi...
by Malcolm
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

Re: The DJKR Topic

I do not believe that text is referring specifically to Nirmanakaya's who appear in "inconceivable variety, for the benefit of sentient beings." and actually do not take rebirth because of karma but because of compassion. There is a difference between actual nirmanakāyas and recognized tulkus. The ...
by Malcolm
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

Re: The DJKR Topic

Whatever a lama may do externally, we must be convinced of their integrity. I am absolutely certain in Rinpoche's integrity and I do not view him as the kind of lama who would deceive people what so ever. There are rinpoche's who act right, and say all the rights things in public, that i'm not so s...
by Malcolm
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

Re: The DJKR Topic

If your guru engages in murder, pedophilia, rape, theft, or lying and you still see this as pure, you are an idiot and should have your head examined. Citation plz. No need for a citation. If you think you should have pure perception of a criminal guru like the one I mentioned (i.e. murderer, rapis...
by Malcolm
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

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How does the yogi find a real, human mudra? Normally, she is delivered by his pupil. This is also true for the Kalachakra Tantra. “If one gives the enlightened teacher the prajna [mudra] as a gift,” proclaims Naropa, “the yoga is bliss” (Grünwedel, 1933, p. 117). If a 12- or 16-year-old girl cannot...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?
Replies: 52
Views: 822

Re: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?

Attachment, yes. But sensuality is singled out in the Sutra quote that no one, even DGA, who is trained in the EA tradition, I believe, is willing to address. Why is it singled out? Why does it get so much traction here and throughout history? Because folks, included the Buddha, were hung up on it?...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?
Replies: 52
Views: 822

Re: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?

Attachment, yes. But sensuality is singled out in the Sutra quote that no one, even DGA, who is trained in the EA tradition, I believe, is willing to address. Why is it singled out? Why does it get so much traction here and throughout history? Because folks, included the Buddha, were hung up on it?...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

Re: The DJKR Topic

As an addendum: If your guru engages in murder, pedophilia, rape, theft, or lying and you still see this as pure, you are an idiot and should have your head examined. The four defeats for a monk are also four defeats for a guru. If one does not understand this, one does not understand the Dharma at ...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

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I made a joke and you can't believe how serious people took it" (not an exakt quote). When one is a famous teacher, with a penchant for gab, one eventually learns that one needs to limit what one says, otherwise, one can risk one's reputation. Buddha did not crack jokes, for example. Neither did Gu...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

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Is another way to look at it that in Mahayana, there are teachings of buddha-nature whereas in Hinayana, there are not? Unless I'm very mistaken. I fail to see how my way of thinking and Tathagatagarbha are mutually exclusive. Actually it would seem the complete opposite: Because one has Tathagatag...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

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Do you accept that the guru yoga teachings say that, if you make the commitment, you are to see all the guru's actions as pure no matter how objectionable they seem? They don't say that in fact. For example, of one of one's gurus decided to rain bullets down on a crowd of people listening to countr...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

Re: The DJKR Topic

Uh huh -- I don't see any "liberal western" Tibetan Buddhists around here rejecting this. I do see a lot of pissing and moaning from you however, complaining about something no one here is rejecting. Cool! So you accept that you are supposed to pray to your guru for blessings? One supplicates ( gso...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

Re: The DJKR Topic

What is the theoretical framework of guru yoga? Citations please, not just opinion. Primary sources preferable. Any NgonDro commentary on the guru-yoga will give an outline that is effectively being rejected here. Not rejecting anything. I'm traveling, so I don't have access to my books, but in the...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

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...about how "liberal" westerners and their neuroses can't get past this or that... Is it really nonsense? Coz it seems to me we "can't get past this or that". Seems to me we have been discussing this in never ending circles since it happened but not really proposing anything intelligent apart from...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

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Mandalas are just the Akaniṣṭha Ghanavyuha realm. So yes, if you are not a Vajrayāna practitioner, you are never going to attain Buddhahood in this life. Hi Greg: So we are humans on the periphery of Akanistha training to be Buddhas in order to manifest as beings, that are pretending to become enli...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

Re: The DJKR Topic

I’m not a big fan of DJKR, but he does highlight some issues that need clarification. For example? Our attachment to our own cultural values versus our unwillingness to accept even the theoretical framework of the guru yoga. What is the theoretical framework of guru yoga? Citations please, not just...
by Malcolm
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 129
Views: 2681

Re: The DJKR Topic

smcj wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:44 pm

I’m not a big fan of DJKR, but he does highlight some issues that need clarification.

For example?