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by Malcolm
Sun May 27, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition
Replies: 53
Views: 1357

Re: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition

I can tell you that HHDL has said that all religions including Buddhist use fear. He said it is wrong and does not approve. When one who is a Vajrayana practitioner comits suicide, one is literally killing one’s aggregates, whose real nature is the five Buddha families. Hence, you completely break ...
by Malcolm
Sun May 27, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition
Replies: 53
Views: 1357

Re: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition

There is much symbolism in Tibetan Buddhism. If there is symbolism to vajra hell, what is it? How does it come from suicide? I can tell you that HHDL has said that all religions including Buddhist use fear. He said it is wrong and does not approve. When one who is a Vajrayana practitioner comits su...
by Malcolm
Sun May 27, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition
Replies: 53
Views: 1357

Re: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition

amanitamusc wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 1:21 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 8:59 pm
AlexanderS wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 10:13 am
What are the karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition?
Vajra hell.
Would be the same for killing ones parents?
Yes.
by Malcolm
Sat May 26, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition
Replies: 53
Views: 1357

Re: Karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition

AlexanderS wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 10:13 am
What are the karmic consequences of suicide in the tibetan tradition?
Vajra hell.
by Malcolm
Fri May 25, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 10496

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

You speak with a forked tongue. This is predicted on your mistaken assumption that Buddhist and nonbuddhist traditions aim to climb the same mountain — that's why kyle termed you a perennialist I was tweaking the classic "paths up the mountain" image in a somewhat subversive way, not endorsing it as...
by Malcolm
Fri May 25, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 10496

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Whereas what I am suggesting is more like an extension of the rimé approach to our contemporary globalized context. You explore different approaches while keeping an understanding of what is distinctive about each. And you may commit yourself especially to a particular tradition, as I have. This is...
by Malcolm
Fri May 25, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 10496

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

This thread should have been put down weeks ago.
by Malcolm
Fri May 25, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Why Eastern Tibet?
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Why Eastern Tibet?

Kathog, Dzogchen, Shechen, and Palyul are all in Eastern Tibet. The two Nyingma monasteries in Central Tibet are Mindrol Ling and Dorje Drak. The Geluk Hegemony in Central Tibet stifled the other three schools very heavily. In Kham there was more distance, and thus, more life for Sakya, Kagyu and N...
by Malcolm
Fri May 25, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 10496

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 1:08 am


Cave men had no idea about God...
Are you quite sure? And how did you come to this astonishing conclusion?
by Malcolm
Fri May 25, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 10496

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:49 am
Aryjna wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 8:58 pm
The point is, God, as seen by the Christians, does not exist, as can be proven by very basic logic
If you were evolved a million times more than you are now....would your logic be the same ?
Logic is logic, no matter how evolved one is, just as 2+2 = 4 in all math.
by Malcolm
Fri May 25, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Why Eastern Tibet?
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Why Eastern Tibet?

Why are nearly all the contemporary Dzogchen masters known in the Western world, not to mention a large proportion of Nyingma and Kagyu lamas in general, from Eastern Tibet? Especially from the region of Kham, it seems. There are exceptions, but name a lama in one of these traditions and odds are t...
by Malcolm
Fri May 25, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 10496

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

He's in good company when we look at what Buddhist tantrikas did from early on. No. Buddhist Vajrayāna, and even Mahāyāna, use of nonbuddhist figures was done in the context of conquest, domination and apppropiration, not fitting them pleasantly into a Buddhist scheme. The same applies to Tibetan c...
by Malcolm
Fri May 25, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 10496

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

PSM wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 2:49 pm
Can refuge be taken in such figures if they are understood to be emanations and the Buddhist view is maintained?
No.
by Malcolm
Thu May 24, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 10496

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

He's in good company when we look at what Buddhist tantrikas did from early on. No. Buddhist Vajrayāna, and even Mahāyāna, use of nonbuddhist figures was done in the context of conquest, domination and apppropiration, not fitting them pleasantly into a Buddhist scheme. The same applies to Tibetan c...
by Malcolm
Wed May 23, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 10496

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

And suppose a formally Christian, Jewish, or whatever person does study Buddhist philosophy and then has a spontaneous realization of emptiness in their direct experience. not possible. now ask why. Actually, though. There are many people whose adherence to Christian doctrine, for example, is reall...
by Malcolm
Wed May 23, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 10496

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Spelare wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 10:02 pm


And suppose a formally Christian, Jewish, or whatever person does study Buddhist philosophy and then has a spontaneous realization of emptiness in their direct experience.
not possible. now ask why.
by Malcolm
Tue May 22, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 599
Views: 23808

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

The second amendment was originally instituted in order ensure the right of southern militias to fetch escaped slaves. i always thought it was a snub towards the British who outlawed civilians to have guns during the revolution. Nope. It was an amendment designed to appease slave owners. https://ww...
by Malcolm
Mon May 21, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 599
Views: 23808

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

The second amendment was originally instituted in order ensure the right of southern militias to fetch escaped slaves. I dunno, Greg. I mean, it seems like countries with greater gun constraints also have more constraints on other things, too. Aussies have more constraints on both guns and on the in...
by Malcolm
Sun May 20, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 10496

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

And thus begins the program of interpreting sūtras and tantras according to what one wishes they said Malcolm, when I have to choose whom I trust, either you or the realized Tibetan masters from whom I have received teachings on phowa and the bardo, I choose the realized Tibetan masters. Deal with ...
by Malcolm
Sun May 20, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 10496

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

PS: not saying it has to be interpreted this way, I'm just saying those passages don't neccessarily have to be taken literally. And thus begins the program of interpreting sūtras and tantras according to what one wishes they said, instead of what they actually say and what authentic masters such as...