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by Malcolm
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6083
Views: 542755

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I mean that the individual meanings of the the two parts trul and khor do not seem to be able to lead to a meaning of 'posture'. Unless this is often not a factor in Tibetan. The Sanskrit equivalent is yantra. Thus it is an inept translation. Thanks, I am just asking out of interest about how this ...
by Malcolm
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6083
Views: 542755

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Is there some reasoning in the meaning based on the two parts of the word in such cases, or is it mostly unrelated? It is a bad translation. I mean that the individual meanings of the the two parts trul and khor do not seem to be able to lead to a meaning of 'posture'. Unless this is often not a fa...
by Malcolm
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6083
Views: 542755

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/sprul_pa%27i_%27khor_lo Looks like it may mean navel center or something related in this case after all :D It means machine, device, posture, etc. Is there some reasoning in the meaning based on the two parts of the word in such cases, or is it mostly unrelated? I...
by Malcolm
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6083
Views: 542755

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Aryjna wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Aryjna wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:50 pm


I hadn't noticed that trulkhor means magical wheel. It sounds much cooler now.
It doesn't.
http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/spru ... %27khor_lo Looks like it may mean navel center or something related in this case after all :D
It means machine, device, posture, etc.
by Malcolm
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6083
Views: 542755

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Aryjna wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:50 pm
treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:28 pm
The Primal Rosary of Precious Stones:
A Long Life Prayer for His Eminence Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoché
༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཆོས་རྒྱལ་ནམ་མཁའི་ནོར་བུ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ལ་བརྟན་གསོལ་རིན་ཆེན་དང་པོའི་ཕྲེང་
I hadn't noticed that trulkhor means magical wheel. It sounds much cooler now.
It doesn't.
by Malcolm
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 87
Views: 5770

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Ignorant_Fool wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:25 pm
This looks amazing, and I would love to get it, but is it something a fledgling practitioner would be able to comprehend? :emb:
You will understand somethings and not others. But if you have Dzogchen transmission then you should have this book.
by Malcolm
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6083
Views: 542755

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

"Dear friends,
we would like to inform you that the health of the Master is in decline due to natural causes. We are not aware of the time left to him. The Master has a peaceful appearance and does not feel pain. - Namkhai family"
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

A mutual friend told me that the issue was that DHS classified all the people (the monks and nuns) who are with him in Assam as potential terrorists. The issue being that DHS has simply decided to blanket classify people from Assam in this way. If it were merely an issue of not being able to travel...
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

Unfortunately he is currently forbidden from teaching in the United States (and has been for years) because of issues that DHS has with classifying people who live in Assam. Hopefully he has been able to teach elsewhere in the past few years. Kirt No, it is because they won’t let him travel with mo...
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2008

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

Astus wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:31 pm
The current issue of the 'migrants' looks very much like the same old racist and antisemitic fear mongering. It is unfortunate if the Dalai Lama has little understanding of what slogans like 'X-land belongs to X-people' means to the majority.
:good:
by Malcolm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche
Replies: 17
Views: 1633

Re: Dungse Rigzin Dorje Rinpoche

Unfortunately he is currently forbidden from teaching in the United States (and has been for years) because of issues that DHS has with classifying people who live in Assam. Hopefully he has been able to teach elsewhere in the past few years. Kirt No, it is because they won’t let him travel with mo...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2008

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

This kind of essentialism results in holocausts. You are assuming that because people think in a certain manner (or within certain conceptual frameworks) in our era that they did so 5000 years ago. Well they don't. I am not assuming anything. I gave you the example of Herodotus but you chose to triv...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2008

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

It should be obvious that given we humans populate a tiny little planet floating in vast space, arguing that human beings can really be divided into nationalities is an incredibly pre-modem and regressive idea.
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'
Replies: 91
Views: 2008

Re: Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

None of this answers the question as to why anybody should care what HHDL's view on European migration policy is. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a major international figure. That usually means whatever such a person says or does, is viewed with interest. He is a Nobel Laureate (the Nobel Peace Pri...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Signs from the Dakinis?
Replies: 61
Views: 1606

Re: Signs from the Dakinis?

Until then, I prefer to rely on my superior intelligence and understanding (repeatedly scientifically proven IQ near 160) and on my extensive interdisciplinary studies (mostly dzogchen and mahamudra texts) and my personal practice efforts. This is the reason no one takes you seriously. You do not h...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longchenpa's refuge prayer
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Does anyone know the source text for the following refuge prayer attributed to Longchenpa? Did he compose it or was it received from an earlier source? I've transcribed it from a recording of Adriano Clemente, who was taught it by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche (sorry for any transcription errors): Namkhai...
by Malcolm
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 2813

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

It sounds to me like ChNN is probably quite similar in this respect to TUR. Does anyone know if that's the case? At first I thought ChNNR's approach may be a bit different because I didn't know what other teachers do, but the more I learn about other teachers, those who teach Dzogchen at least so A...
by Malcolm
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?
Replies: 20
Views: 727

Re: Are sun salutations a good substitute for Tibetan-style long prostrations?

What about that yoga history book which said that sun salutations are actually relatively modern and adapted from some exercise drills by some Maharaja IIRC? I guess the historical context isn't that important, but it's still a good, healthy movement? IMO, it is a very good way to protect your back...
by Malcolm
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Three Yanas, Ringu Rinpoche
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: The Three Yanas, Ringu Rinpoche

This idea of checking out a teacher for 8 or 12 years is fine and dandy... but time is running out.. Do we really have the luxury of time...???? If you meet the wrong teacher you could spend kalpas in vajra hell, so 12 years is little compared to that. Of course this is just speaking in theory. In ...

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