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by Malcolm
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 36
Views: 3687

Signing Off

Dear Dharma Wheel: The Buddha advised that when groups of practitioners come to a point where they cannot agree, it is better to separate, resulting in the eighteen schools. This is where we are at now. My relationship with the moderating board has become too fraught for a number of reasons. I am pe...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 77
Views: 3356

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

For consistency, then, object of cognition in Malcolm statement has to be a mental representation. But if that is the case, then what is understood ultimately cannot be accurate and cannot be a basis for explaining how Siddhas can have the ability to affect their physical objects such as leaving fo...
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Tsultrim Allione - Open Webcast Transmission - January 20, 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Lama Tsultrim Allione - Open Webcast Transmission - January 20, 2019

Lukeinaz wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:11 pm
Is the Green Tara she gave the same as ChNN would transmit?
Identical.
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dharmadhātu and gzhi
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Dharmadhātu and gzhi

In Dzogchen, they are the same thing. I thought so but couldn't find any confirmation. Thanks! Not so fast, fellers. Is gzhi-snang also Dharmadhatu, or not? The basis is the basis is the basis, whether it "rises up" or not. Anyway, here the basis is just the mind essence, one's unfabricated conscio...
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Tsultrim Allione - Open Webcast Transmission - January 20, 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Lama Tsultrim Allione - Open Webcast Transmission - January 20, 2019

She most certainly has permission to teach this and for quite some time now. This is how it has been advertised even when Rinpoche was alive. One, it is not an empowerment, it is four lungs. Second, SR is correct, there is no problem here. I am aware of her history with ChNN and that she was sellin...
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Lama Tsultrim Allione - Open Webcast Transmission - January 20, 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Lama Tsultrim Allione - Open Webcast Transmission - January 20, 2019

She seems to be advertising Chöd practice of Chögyal Namkha'i Norbu Rinpoche quite heavily as a course, and if you're quick you can get a discount on the price. Whether or not she has permission to give this empowerment, it is pretty crass IMHO to be advertising it commercially at this time and eve...
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China issue death sentence against Canadian
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: China issue death sentence against Canadian

The stupid thing about all this is, this kind of punishment never causes anyone to stop.

Legalize everything, coke, heroin, etc., tax it, pay for treatment programs.
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Sambhogakaya and the mind made body
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: The Sambhogakaya and the mind made body

jhanapeacock wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:24 pm

Are they the same?
No.
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dharmadhātu and gzhi
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Dharmadhātu and gzhi

mechashivaz wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:34 am
What is the relationship between the two?
In Dzogchen, they are the same thing.
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Agency
Replies: 24
Views: 566

Re: Agency

It is merely a question of distinguishing between conventional use of language versus the insight into the nature of phenomena that results from ultimate analysis. So Two Truths, right? Truth of conventional designation, saṃvṛti-satya, and ultimate truth, paramārtha-satya. Is that about the gist of...
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 77
Views: 3356

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

It’s not that I can’t answer your questions, it’s that I have already done so multiple times and have no interest in repeating myself ad nauseaum. I feel tired having to read the similar explanation multiple times, references to authority without giving the reasoning that backed the authority and t...
by Malcolm
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 77
Views: 3356

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

It’s not that I can’t answer your questions, it’s that I have already done so multiple times and have no interest in repeating myself ad nauseaum. What is this object? Any given object has two natures, according to Candrakīrti possesses two natures: one ultimate, one relative. If you are not happy w...
by Malcolm
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 47
Views: 1704

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

In what Buddhist tantra was it taught? Is Achi Chokyi Drolma yidam practice taught in a tantra? Or, for that matter, our Gomadevi? Gomadevi, like Mandarava and Yeshe Tsogyal, is a realized historical personage. In her case, she is a realized Dzogchen master who attained the highest realization. The...
by Malcolm
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Agency
Replies: 24
Views: 566

Re: Agency

Apart from moving, how could there be a mover? I can see the logic, but in everyday experience it is not hard to envisage an object that is at rest, that has been moving. A stone is thrown through the window, evidence of movement is provided by the breakage of the glass and the presence of the ston...
by Malcolm
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Agency
Replies: 24
Views: 566

Re: Agency

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Conventionally/Relatively speaking: the skandha. Except that they are not you. You just think they are you. ;)
If one claims the skandhas are agents, which one is the agent?
by Malcolm
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DOUBLE ENDED PHURBA?
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: DOUBLE ENDED PHURBA?

there are thangkas of the 84 mahasiddhas where lakshminkara has a one-pointed vajra in her hand..... so maybe used not only in shingon! i think you can find it at himalayan- art ressources One even finds one pointed vajras in Tibetan Buddhism, but they are most commonly seen in Shingon and Tendai r...
by Malcolm
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Agency
Replies: 24
Views: 566

Re: Agency

So, just as there is ultimately no cause-ality per the Madhyamaka, there is no do-ality. (Sorry, couldn't resist.) Ferdinand never does X. X is never done, by anyone or anything, period. X simply is, or isn't ... end of story. ? It is best if you consult the investigation into movement in the MMK, ...
by Malcolm
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 47
Views: 1704

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

The Buddhist accounts predate the Nath accounts by some centuries, and this is irrefutable. The written accounts. The oral accounts? Yes, I know this is speculative. The oral accounts are originally Buddhist. To add to this, I am not sure if Dowman's book mentions this, but the context of the histo...
by Malcolm
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Agency
Replies: 24
Views: 566

Re: Agency

Rick wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:50 pm
Is it like the weather:

There is no snowfall agent/doer/entity that causes snow to fall (which it is doing quite nicely today).

?
No, a falling faller does not make any sense. As Nāgārjuna would put it, apart from snow that has fallen or has not fallen, presently there is no falling.
by Malcolm
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DOUBLE ENDED PHURBA?
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: DOUBLE ENDED PHURBA?

What is the symbolism behind the double end? I have lots of information on phurbas but don't recall any explanation of this type. I'll have a stab (awful pun) and guess it is to do with destroying internal and external obstructions? Some describe them as a dorje - but with phurba blades? https://i....

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