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by Malcolm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 36
Views: 25

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Some people might need more assistance. But in fact ChNN also made a vast library of all of his secondary practices, including both his own termas and other lineage practices such as Green Tara, with complete explanations. Which is great, but it is not enough. Yes, it is, by ChNN's own design. He h...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: My father died on Dec 2
Replies: 12
Views: 115

Re: My father died on Dec 2

Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:00 pm
Please mention Yesh Paul Puri in your prayers. And me too. My whole family, mom, dad and brothers are all dead.
Condolences.
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Methods for keeping Samaya clean
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:46 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Reciting Vajrasattva long mantra 21 times a day prevents degeneration.
Does reciting Vajrasattva short mantra 108 times a day prevent degeneration as well?
Better to do the long one.
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Methods for keeping Samaya clean
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:33 pm
Is any transmission or empowerment necessary to recite the long Vajrasattva mantra?
Generally, everyone who has received an anuttarayoga empowerment has the transmission.
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 36
Views: 25

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Good on you! But I did not say anything about being attached at the hip. My teacher lives 5,432km away and I see him once a year for a week. It is one thing to do practices that are taught as part of an established lineage and another thing to practice the terma of a specific teacher that are not p...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 36
Views: 25

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

There are, but honestly the impact is somewhat limited when all you can do is email someone, valuable as that can be at times. There are no gars near me or anything, no DC practitioners to meet up with. I personally don't want to attempt something like the Tuns simply from a book. The DC practices ...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 36
Views: 25

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Good on you! But I did not say anything about being attached at the hip. My teacher lives 5,432km away and I see him once a year for a week. It is one thing to do practices that are taught as part of an established lineage and another thing to practice the terma of a specific teacher that are not p...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Methods for keeping Samaya clean
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

I was looking to get a general list of methods used for keeping Samaya clean. I know there's the usual ones such as the Vajrasattva mantra and participating in tsok practices, but I was wondering if there were any others. Does a daily practice session count? Or guru yoga? All of the above? Reciting...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 36
Views: 25

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

I use to feel the need to be attached at the hip to the Guru. Now I don't. Good on you! But I did not say anything about being attached at the hip. My teacher lives 5,432km away and I see him once a year for a week. It is one thing to do practices that are taught as part of an established lineage a...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 36
Views: 25

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Just to be clear, is it this book? http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=74_75&products_id=332 How do I even obtain that Ngondro? I don't remember if I received the lung for it either. CHNN gave this lung frequently. Just look up retreats you gave attended on line, and ...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 36
Views: 25

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

I completed the full accumulations for the Kagyu Ngondro, but when I started practicing in the Dudjom Tersar; LOTR asked me to do accumulations of the concise Dudjom Tersar Ngondro too. And this is very excellent. However, JD's root guru is the late ChNN. There is no reason for him to practice othe...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

The whole thing is idiotic.
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 36
Views: 25

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

However, JD's root guru is the late ChNN. Not trying to be disrespectful or anything, but what does it mean to have a root guru that is no longer incarnate? Especially in regards to their terma. It means you have a root guru who has passed, that's all. It changes nothing. It is something that I hav...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 36
Views: 25

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Is one needed, or just a lung? You don't really need this. All you need is the medium thun, since you are a DC guy. And if you want to practice a Ngondro, well, there is the Ati Lamgi Ngondro. I completed the full accumulations for the Kagyu Ngondro, but when I started practicing in the Dudjom Ters...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 36
Views: 25

New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.

Discussion moved from here.
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:18 am
Is one needed, or just a lung?
You don't really need this. All you need is the medium thun, since you are a DC guy. And if you want to practice a Ngondro, well, there is the Ati Lamgi Ngondro.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Media
Topic: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:36 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:26 pm
As above, the dominant culture of Bactria, etc., was Persian.
Maybe, but you haven't really provided any evidence.

The ruling strata though, were definitely Hellenistic.
Read a history devoted specifically to Central Asia.
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form

It seems the name that has been omitted in the above was Alexander the Great, whose empire it was that straddled Gandhara, and whose language and artistic culture had profound influence in that part of the world. The Questions of Kind Milinda were an account of a dialogue between a Buddhist monk, V...
by Malcolm
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form
Replies: 24
Views: 510

Re: oldest, dateable depiction of the Buddha in human form

Here's a nice video to put things in historical context: https://youtube.com/watch?v=IQATsepKoLE&t=748s It was not a "Greek Empire" it was a Hellenistic Empire of Macedonians. There was no Greece back then, there was the Macedonian Empire that had initially conquered and unified Hellenic city state...
by Malcolm
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 190
Views: 28990

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=6591#p78290 I'm assuming that 2018 Malcolm overrides 2012 Namdrol? One statement is made from the point of view of Great Perfection, the other statement is made from the point of view of general Vajrayāna. While the vehicles may contradict each other, the low...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 190
Views: 28990

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

A Vajrayāna practitioner, by virtue of their practice, can gather the two accumulations necessary for full buddhahood in a very short period of time. This is impossible in the cause vehicle. Of course there are some fools who think that gathering the two accumulations are unnecessary for buddhahood...

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