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by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

Varis wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:54 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:48 pm
The only ḍākinīs that appear in the world are flesh-eating karma ḍākinīs.
Are they human beings or spirits?
They are ḍākinīs.
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

Malcolm is there a books (one or a few) that you would recommend that go over these understandings? I feel like Dzoghen has some understandings of the path that are deeply meaningful. These would be such. There is virtually nothing in English yet that clearly explains these points. Working on it.
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Vipasyana Meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Vipasyana Meditation

Riju wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:32 pm
Vipassana in Mahayana is done by watching with awareness the body pains/movements/sensations without any reaction.

No, vipaśyāna in Mahāyāna is the realization of the emptiness of all phenomena while resting in śamatha.

In Vajrayāna, vipaśyāna corresponds to the completion stage.
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

I've been reading a bit about Dakas/Dakinis, and I was hoping someone could give me some clarity on the subject. Are enlightened dakinis still considered to be witches like mundane dakinis are, albeit, enlightened witches? Is the state of being a Daka/Dakini a state of realization, an occupation (e...
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1398

Re: Nothing further to seek...

I guesss, in the way i understand things, it is. Yes, because you have a tendency towards sems sde extremism. Whats this extremism you are referring to? Explain At the time of the basis there is no one or two. However, when buddhas and sentient beings appear, then there is a one and a two, and a th...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1398

Re: Nothing further to seek...

florin wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:24 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:16 pm
florin wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:12 pm



Isnt the recognition a cause, a condition?
Yes, is that a problem?
I guesss, in the way i understand things, it is.
Yes, because you have a tendency towards sems sde extremism.
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1398

Re: Nothing further to seek...

What troubles me about this is that only detachment, only letting go, is an end in itself. But what about that gives rise to bodhicitta? Where is the 'energy of compassion'? Bodhicitta arises naturally through the recognition that the source of all suffering is clinging and addiction. Isnt the reco...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1398

Re: Nothing further to seek...

Wayfarer wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:57 pm
What troubles me about this is that only detachment, only letting go, is an end in itself. But what about that gives rise to bodhicitta? Where is the 'energy of compassion'?
Bodhicitta arises naturally through the recognition that the source of all suffering is clinging and addiction.
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

If I remember correctly I saw a quote where Malcolm spoke about there most definitely being a "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism. I have a feeling I know how he meant this but I would like maybe Malcolm and or others to explain how Tibetan Buddhism and Dzoghen/Mahamudra understand Self. :) No form of Tibet...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

If I remember correctly I saw a quote where Malcolm spoke about there most definitely being a "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism. I have a feeling I know how he meant this but I would like maybe Malcolm and or others to explain how Tibetan Buddhism and Dzoghen/Mahamudra understand Self. :) No form of Tibet...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bon as a form of Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Bon as a form of Buddhism

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:08 pm

In Bön is Buddha Shakyamuni accepted, as one of the students of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche.
According Bön, Buddha Shakyamuni got instructions from the Buddha Tönpa Shenrab to teach Dharma into this world.
Liker I said, alternate universe with alternate history.
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4553
Views: 389047

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Spelare wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:43 am
If I want to dedicate time to reading a Dzogchen text, say a tantra or a terma, does it make sense to integrate that into a thun?
Practice Ati Guruyoga in the beginning. Read with mindfulness and awareness. Authenticate with a dedication in end.
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4553
Views: 389047

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Aryjna wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:09 am
In the Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja ChNNR says that gana refers to the accumulation of merits.

This is also true, the term gaṇa (tshogs) definitely means a group/grouping of both/either things and beings.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 58
Views: 1690

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

CedarTree wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:43 pm
Sometimes your a bit of an ass haha but still a treasure source of knowledge :)
Was that absolutely necessary?
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 367

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

In this, these traditions have accomplished precisely what they set out to do - preserve Dharma in this Degenerate Age. So has Shingon, Chan, Zen, Theravada, Tibetan Buddhism in general, and so on. The polemics between this school and that are largely rubbish meant for the choir. You're a funny guy...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1733

Re: Rabbit's Horns

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:46 pm
What do you think of Mabja Jangchub Tsondru's commentary of the Dharmachakra committee's translation?
It's pretty good. But it does not negate my point.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1733

Re: Rabbit's Horns

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:23 pm

Of course it's not always easy to decide when Nagarjuna is making an opponent's argument or his own
It's is very easy. Just follow Buddhapalita.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 367

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

If anything, Nichiren and Pure Land Buddhism have been the vehicles that have preserved Buddhism in Japan long beyond the collapse of institutional Buddhism. In this, these traditions have accomplished precisely what they set out to do - preserve Dharma in this Degenerate Age. So has Shingon, Chan,...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1733

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Cessations simply don't exist. In which case, following the same statement you cite: ... nonexistents are conditioned ... a cessation, since it "simply doesn't exist", is conditioned. No, this does not follow since existents are productions, whereas cessations are not. You are confusing bhava and a...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1733

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Nagarjuna says in MMK 25:7-8: If Nirvana is not a [positive] existent, how will nirvana be an "absence"? Where there is no existent, there is no "absence". And if nirvana is an "absence" how can nirvana be non-dependent? There is no absence that exists without dependence. So it's not possible to ma...