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by Malcolm
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 23
Views: 753

Re: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar

Lhasa wrote:Does khrid need to be live in person, or if the Lama says read this book, it's good enough?



If the guru says read this book it is enough.
by Malcolm
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and mindfulness
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Rigpa and mindfulness

CedarTree wrote:I am no Dzogchen student or master, but do you think Rigpa is somewhere? ;)


Rigpa has a location. Ditto about what said above.
by Malcolm
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and mindfulness
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Rigpa and mindfulness

If you want to understand what this means you need to find a Dzogchen master and dedicate yourself to the teachings. Your speculations are way off base. But I cannot correct them because this is not a proper forum fir doing so. This quote seems to relate to a question I have had recently but have no...
by Malcolm
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 23
Views: 753

Re: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar

This I can understand. So since the mandala is different one would need to initiated into the specific mandala. Okay. As for the practice and mantra, it makes sense that one would need a lung. But I am talking more from the angle of the essential nature of the Yidam. The Nyingma view is that if you...
by Malcolm
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 92
Views: 1103

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

Strive wrote:Kali yuga is nonsense. we live in more peaceful time than ever before in human history. and average human age is increasing too.


Uh huh, sure.
by Malcolm
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Zen
Replies: 247
Views: 7768

Re: Tibetan Zen

I could not find your quotation in Sutta Nipata. It is in the sutta where someone asks the Buddha what happened to a given arhat who had died. The closest I could find is this "For when a person is inwardly quiet, there is no where a self can be found; where then could a non-self be found?&quo...
by Malcolm
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 206
Views: 4564

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

actually there are three questions. 1)why cannot can one make Buddha Mahavairocana their guru , even though you cannot meet them in person. 2) so one can never make a Buddha their Guru, or just Buddha Mahavairocana as your guru ? 3) I heard different Tibetans Lamas met with Buddha goddess Tara, Bud...
by Malcolm
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wangdu prayer flags, and new vs old termas
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Wangdu prayer flags, and new vs old termas

Loppon, When you say your teacher (H.H. Kunzang Dechen Dorje?) told you it's better to practice newer terma because there is less chance the lineage has been damaged by broken samaya, are we talking about one's own particular lineage or all existent lineages of a terma cycle? He named Longchen Nyin...
by Malcolm
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 206
Views: 4564

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

Losal Samten wrote:
Malcolm wrote:You can't meet Mahavairocana in person.

As an aside, can 8th bhumi bodhisattvas meet the mahasambhogakaya, or only regular sambhogakayas?


They meet whoever is in Akanistha
by Malcolm
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 23
Views: 753

Re: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar

I never heard anyone, except you, say this. Do you have a source for this? /magnus Well, Ayang Rinpoche mentioned this in a retreat. Bakha Tulku reaffirmed it when he gave us the Guhyagarbha empowerment, since I asked him about it. Maybe I don't understand but are you saying that if you have the Sh...
by Malcolm
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 206
Views: 4564

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

Minobu wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Minobu wrote:how does one go about making Buddha Mahavairocana one's guru without any human contact, or human guru?
It would seem like the best option , if it is available.


You can't.

why?


You can't meet Mahavairocana in person.
by Malcolm
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wrathful Black Hayagriva
Replies: 24
Views: 526

Re: Wrathful Black Hayagriva

Toenail wrote:Lung is a tibetan invention.



No, in fact it is grounded in how Vedic texts were passed on.
by Malcolm
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller
Replies: 75
Views: 4996

Re: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller

heart wrote:
antbird wrote:Hello Friends, have some one ordered here recently successfully?
No respond, no book so far...


I also ordered and got nothing. Pretty bad.

/magnus


Some people when through this before with eric.
by Malcolm
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 23
Views: 753

Re: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar

The Nyingma view is that if you receive a Shitro empowerments, then all you really need for any deity is the lung and khrid. I never heard anyone, except you, say this. Do you have a source for this? /magnus Well, Ayang Rinpoche mentioned this in a retreat. Bakha Tulku reaffirmed it when he gave us...
by Malcolm
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Zen
Replies: 247
Views: 7768

Re: Tibetan Zen

I see. You are speaking from ultimate truth perspective. That is fine. But it still does not mean that once cessation occurs, there is nothing left. From Cula-sunnata Sutta: "Thus he regards it as empty of whatever is not there. Whatever remains, he discerns as present: 'There is this.' And so...
by Malcolm
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller
Replies: 75
Views: 4996

Re: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller

antbird wrote:Hello Friends, have some one ordered here recently successfully?
No respond, no book so far...



As far as I know he has been at Tara Mandala translating for their Drupchen.
by Malcolm
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?
Replies: 206
Views: 4564

Re: Successful empowerment and conferral of samaya?

Everything is included in the guru — this is why one's choice of guru is so crucial, and why the importance of choosing a qualified one is paramount. how does one go about making Buddha Mahavairocana one's guru without any human contact, or human guru? It would seem like the best option , if it is ...
by Malcolm
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 23
Views: 753

Re: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar

The two main Dudjom Tersar Drolo practices discovered by Dudjom Rinpoche have the same lineage, the same mandala (pretty much), and the same mantra, but require different empowerments. Always wondered why but if it's like that with one Dudjom Tersar yidam, I imagine it would be the same for others....
by Malcolm
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 23
Views: 753

Re: Empowerment question Krodha Kali / Dudjom Tersar

This I can understand. So since the mandala is different one would need to initiated into the specific mandala. Okay. As for the practice and mantra, it makes sense that one would need a lung. But I am talking more from the angle of the essential nature of the Yidam. The Nyingma view is that if you...
by Malcolm
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wangdu prayer flags, and new vs old termas
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Wangdu prayer flags, and new vs old termas

With respect to older termas, and traditions, the problem is mainly that accumulation of broken samaya in the lineage overtime. On the other hand, if you receive an older terma or teaching on Lamdre for example, from a highly realized person, then it is the same as receiving a fresh terma. However,...

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