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by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: My new neighbor
Replies: 26
Views: 610

Re: My new neighbor

Jim1 wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:23 pm

Of course I'd feel the same way.

And way to pile on here man. Very Buddhist of you.
You brought it up. I just asked you some questions.
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 20
Views: 310

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

"Being projected by the same action that projects the pūrvakālabhava, an intermediate being has the form of this being." <-- does this mean that, for the sake of example, a being to be embodied as a cat has something of a form of a cat in the bardo? Or an asura, to use a more conventional example? ...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 20
Views: 310

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

"Being projected by the same action that projects the pūrvakālabhava, an intermediate being has the form of this being." <-- does this mean that, for the sake of example, a being to be embodied as a cat has something of a form of a cat in the bardo? Or an asura, to use a more conventional example? ...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 20
Views: 310

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

We're dead, so I am assuming that the sense-media, in their traditional understanding, either do not apply or apply very differently. Which consciousnesses are operative before embodiment? all, since we have complete aggregates, sense bases, and sense elements in the bardo. Is there form in the bar...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 20
Views: 310

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

Coëmgenu wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:03 pm
We're dead, so I am assuming that the sense-media, in their traditional understanding, either do not apply or apply very differently.

Which consciousnesses are operative before embodiment?
all, since we have complete aggregates, sense bases, and sense elements in the bardo.
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4819

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Sakya is amazing. I took Khön Vajrakīlaya from HHST. I really value it a lot. What I mean to say is one not so self directed w Kagyu. Yes, HHST is a supreme gem of the three realms. As to self-direction, I guess so. I guess the main difference is that in Sakya, the names mahāmudra and dzogchen are ...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4819

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

most people will have more opportunities for Dzogchen nowadays. And honestly there are so so many ways to advance in Dzogchen. Mahamudra is a bit more limited in terms of transmission and practice. Not so easy to get the big thumbs up from a lama due to being tied up with monk life. The experientia...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: My new neighbor
Replies: 26
Views: 610

Re: My new neighbor

Any shred of respect that I had for her is now completely gone. Perhaps they have an open relationship. Maybe she is polyamorous. Maybe the first guy is gay and they hang out a lot, sleepovers even. If this were a guy seeing multiple woman, would you feel the same way? If not, examine yourself for ...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4819

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

most people will have more opportunities for Dzogchen nowadays. And honestly there are so so many ways to advance in Dzogchen. Mahamudra is a bit more limited in terms of transmission and practice. Not so easy to get the big thumbs up from a lama due to being tied up with monk life. The experientia...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Triskandhadharmasutra - The Three Heap Sutra
Replies: 14
Views: 3257

Re: Triskandhadharmasutra - The Three Heap Sutra

This is a Mahayana sutra for purification through confession and prostrations to the 35 Buddhas listed in the sutra. Lama Zopa says in his instructions that the seven Buddhas of the Medicine Buddha Sutra can be appended to the list of the 35 Buddhas. This sutra is also called the Sutra of the Three...
by Malcolm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4819

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

One of the texts Magnus posted above mentions two different kinds of Mahamudra. http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/jamgon-kongtrul/mahamudra-swift-lord-of-realization The Dharma is vast and it has many forms, But the teachings that bring Buddhahood in a single lifetime Are the two ultimate...
by Malcolm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1234

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

weitsicht wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:37 pm
Right now, Tibetan monastics have employment status. They are granted income, bank account, car, mobile phone, pension.
No, this is paid for by their families and or patrons.
by Malcolm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4819

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Is it correct that Dzogchen starts off with DI and develops on the basis of that whereas Mahamudra offers a gradual part in which the guru is NOT directly and unmistakenly showing the nondualist view to the student? No, it is not correct to say this. Is guru in mahamudra giving sorts of DI like in ...
by Malcolm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4819

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

weitsicht wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:41 pm
Is it correct that Dzogchen starts off with DI and develops on the basis of that whereas
Mahamudra offers a gradual part in which the guru is NOT directly and unmistakenly showing the nondualist view to the student?
No, it is not correct to say this.
by Malcolm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4819

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

WeiHan wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Rigpa in a non-conceptual perception of emptiness which corresponds to path of seeing.

That is not rigpa.
by Malcolm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4819

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

So Dzogchen is name of a path as well as name of the fruit? The path that can be followed and practiced by non-aryans are practices like those in Rushens... Yes, it seems so. In any case, ChNNR always says that Dzogchen is a separate path. Can be, but niot necessarily, and the 17 tantras state one ...
by Malcolm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4819

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Can you explain the Bon position here? I am not sure I understand it, do they assert different Buddhahoods, are simply claim that vehicle below Dzogchen do not lead to full Buddhahood? From footnotes: Translation and commentary by Lopon Tenzin Namdak, “Heart Drops Of Dharmakaya“ ….Mahamudra is the ...
by Malcolm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Hevajra Sadhana and Bodhisattva Vows Renewal
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Hevajra Sadhana and Bodhisattva Vows Renewal

WeiHan wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:34 pm
Hi,

Is reciting and practicing the Hevajra Sadhana, either Unmistaken meaning or The Six Limbs, renews the Bodhisattvas vows?

Thankyou.
yes, of course.
by Malcolm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4819

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Yeh, insulting other ones teachers and also here the members in public that should always be avoided, out of respect, so i have learned that by the years. But sometimes it happens. I have nothing but respect for Loppon Tenzin Namdak, but I think the Bonpos are mistaken on this particular point. YMM...
by Malcolm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 4819

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Yeh, insulting other ones teachers and also here the members in public that should always be avoided, out of respect, so i have learned that by the years. But sometimes it happens. I have nothing but respect for Loppon Tenzin Namdak, but I think the Bonpos are mistaken on this particular point. YMM...

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