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by Malcolm
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 19
Views: 430

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Queequeg wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:00 pm
redoing NAFTA and resetting trade with China and Europe is the right move.
This is an error, IMO.
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 19
Views: 430

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/opinion/liberals-trump-midterms-2020-election.html Bernie laid out the map. Just cut to the basics that affect all of us and hammer, hammer, hammer: medicare for all, affordable college, infrastructure paid for with taxes on the rich, fix immigration (stop with th...
by Malcolm
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:02 pm
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: 102
Views: 7563

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

Footnote 580 in chapter 40 (The Praise) says that, “The innumerable sentient beings of the six realms of samsara are innate seeds within one’s heart center.” Hmm, that is very interesting. I would like to understand this better. Is this literal or figurative or something else all together? It refer...
by Malcolm
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6229
Views: 561623

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Since questioning SS Publications's wisdom is so heinous I'll leave it to those who clearly know much more about such things: The request for silence refers only to posting memorials and so on of CHNN's passing. It has nothing to do with the normal day to day business of the gars. They are still ru...
by Malcolm
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Purifying disdain and negative thoughts towards spiritual teachers
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Purifying disdain and negative thoughts towards spiritual teachers

Completion stage practice is the best purification.
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 950

Re: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?

I was taught that according to the Buddha, the most difficult obstacle to overcome is clinging to a view. This has made a deep impression on me as it appears to be something unique to Buddhism. So when Malcolm made this comment: .... there are a lot of renowned Buddhist savants in history who have ...
by Malcolm
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Innately present primordial wisdom
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Innately present primordial wisdom

I'm trying to figure out a Tibetan phrase that Khenpo Sonam of Lhündrup Chöling Dharma Center translates as innately present primordial wisdom, or innately abiding wisdom. It sounds like 'len shes rgyas pa’i yeshe' but that doesn't make any sense so can't be right. Can anyone figure out what the ac...
by Malcolm
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Innately present primordial wisdom
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Innately present primordial wisdom

I'm trying to figure out a Tibetan phrase that Khenpo Sonam of Lhündrup Chöling Dharma Center translates as innately present primordial wisdom, or innately abiding wisdom. It sounds like 'len shes rgyas pa’i yeshe' but that doesn't make any sense so can't be right. Can anyone figure out what the ac...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 140
Views: 6949

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

From a lineage perspective the defining feature of the Shambhala organization was the terma system it propagated. The Shambhala teachings were never meant to be mixed with Buddhist teachings at all, and they were never meant to be part of a guru transmitted system. I know this because I know people...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 140
Views: 6949

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

From a lineage perspective the defining feature of the Shambhala organization was the terma system it propagated. The Shambhala teachings were never meant to be mixed with Buddhist teachings at all, and they were never meant to be part of a guru transmitted system. I know this because I know people...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 133
Views: 9362

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

who is Khenpo Namdrol? He is one of a few lamas under Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok who teaches around the world. He is based in Pharping, Nepal. He has given Empowerments and complete transmissions of Guhyagarbha and Chetsun Nyingthig and others in Alameda, CA at Orgyen Dorje Den. and has he recieved CNNR...
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 133
Views: 9362

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

Tenma wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:41 am
Who is left in this modern world now? One of the great masters has gone off. We have Lama Tsultrim and Garchen Rinpoche left of the modern world from what I know, and perhaps his successor. Is there anyone else out there left of this era?
Khenpo Namdrol.
by Malcolm
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 133
Views: 9362

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Update

SwampyFool wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:07 am


Does anyone know if we can still purify our samaya with Rinpoche while he is in this samadhi state?
Yes.
by Malcolm
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Politics and Toxicity
Replies: 90
Views: 1830

Re: Politics and Toxicity

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:22 pm

"part of". Not the whole. And not the whole of the bodhisattva path.
You did not qualify your statement, hence my observation. Had you said, " being solely concerned with purification of the self," I would not have said anything.
by Malcolm
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Politics and Toxicity
Replies: 90
Views: 1830

Re: Politics and Toxicity

This is where Nichiren takes us on a different path. This is precisely the fatalism rejected. I understand your point but you give up on this precious human life too easily. Some will call this attachment. I'll say it's the fact that we still have opportunity to act until this body is ash. Followin...
by Malcolm
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Gil Fronsdal - The Bodhisattva and the Arhat: Walking Together Hand-in-Hand
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Gil Fronsdal - The Bodhisattva and the Arhat: Walking Together Hand-in-Hand

...there are actually an infinite variety of Buddhadharma paths There are really only two: the paths based on sems (citta), and the path based on ye shes (jñāna). That's true but I am referring to the forms taken within the paths. Also within the discussion of the apparent dichotomy of the Bodhisat...
by Malcolm
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Gil Fronsdal - The Bodhisattva and the Arhat: Walking Together Hand-in-Hand
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Gil Fronsdal - The Bodhisattva and the Arhat: Walking Together Hand-in-Hand

I find it interesting that he redifined the terms to suit his own lack of acceptance or lack of understanding of them, and then set up straw-man caricatures of the traditional definitions to make his own definitions seem more credible or viable. But I am not surprised. I knew he was going to do tha...
by Malcolm
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6229
Views: 561623

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

ChNN is no further away from you than the recognition of your own primordial state.
by Malcolm
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Disassembling Dharma Books
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Disassembling Dharma Books

Motova wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:51 am
Is there anything wrong with disassembling dharma books to scan them?

Thank you.
It is like killing sentient beings, if you can restore them whole and perfect, no problem. But if you can't....

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