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by Malcolm
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:39 pm
CedarTree wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:37 pm
I proposed this before but there was some hesitation I think maybe now might be a good time on the forum for it.

Astus

Malcolm

Coëmgenu

and other heavyweights *Let's be honest we all know who you are lol*
They all secretly PM dzogchungpa for practice advice.
How did you know?
by Malcolm
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

I proposed this before but there was some hesitation I think maybe now might be a good time on the forum for it. Astus Malcolm Coëmgenu and other heavyweights *Let's be honest we all know who you are lol* Tell us about your practice history, what were some big stand out things that you think happen...
by Malcolm
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu books and so forth?
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu books and so forth?

CedarTree wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:47 pm

Nice, why those ones Malcolm?
Read them and find out.
by Malcolm
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu books and so forth?
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu books and so forth?

CedarTree wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:34 pm
Great Chogyal Namkhai Norbu dharma talks and what are everyones favorite books writings? and why?

links if possible for dharma talks :)
The books Norbu Rinpoche wrote that had the greatest impact on me personally were the Song of the Vajra commentary, the Precious Vase, and Crystal.
by Malcolm
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4531
Views: 386735

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Has ChNNR said that it is better to do a ganapuja instead of thun at home? Everyone does ganapuja on the 10th and 25th days, right? I thought ChNN said we should do it on Full Moon, Guru Rinpoche Day, New Moon, and Dakini Day. Everyone does ganapuja on the 10th and 25th days, right? Generally, if o...
by Malcolm
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17
Replies: 55
Views: 3677

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

My question therefore is: 1. When does one say the 4th vision has been completed or realized? At the culmination point (after stage 1 above), or only once stage 2 is completed as well? 2. Does the second stage have an end, or is going on forever? If so, what is the end? 3. If stage 2 has an end, is...
by Malcolm
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: What is the origin of this mantra?
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: What is the origin of this mantra?

When they stopped being able to understand Latin in Europe, people would hear "Hoc est corpus meus" (This is my body). This happens right before communion, so it is a significant set of words. Some started to believe that "Hoc est corpus meus" was literally a spell that summoned down God as that he...
by Malcolm
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 104
Views: 6732

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

Tenma wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:40 pm
What about the Aleister Crowley who practiced occult such as the Key of Solomon and so on? Working with demons, scrying, magic, sex, and so on are of the path?
Not our path. Though I personally think Crowley was one of the best of his generation, rascal, though he may have been. 93/93
by Malcolm
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: extibetanbuddhist dot com
Replies: 104
Views: 6732

Re: extibetanbuddhist dot com

jkarlins wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:38 pm
fascinating that Blavatsky had real teachers, I always assumed she was just making it up. Cool
She met some mongolian geshes and misunderstood nearly everything they taught her.
by Malcolm
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17
Replies: 55
Views: 3677

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

How can it be confirmed by one's guru? By describing to him a specific experience that you think may be rigpa? You confirm it for yourself based on paying attention to the guru's instructions. Rigpa means knowledge. When you know, you know. If you have to ask your teacher it means you don't know. T...
by Malcolm
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17
Replies: 55
Views: 3677

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

By confirming vidya you mean being beyond doubt (the second point)? Or is it related to thogal? Both. How can it be confirmed by one's guru? By describing to him a specific experience that you think may be rigpa? You confirm it for yourself based on paying attention to the guru's instructions. Rigp...
by Malcolm
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17
Replies: 55
Views: 3677

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

Aryjna wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:55 pm

By confirming vidya you mean being beyond doubt (the second point)? Or is it related to thogal?

Both.
by Malcolm
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17
Replies: 55
Views: 3677

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

Diligence in doing what? I understand that once the 4th vision is completed, there is no more progress or practice required. Thus, there are 2 possible explanations: 1. The level of realization (i.e. which type of rainbow body) is determined entirely BEFORE the completion of the 4th vision. 2. Afte...
by Malcolm
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 22
Views: 586

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

Rick wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:13 pm
"Yes transmissions can be delivered remotely via Skype?"
Yes.
by Malcolm
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17
Replies: 55
Views: 3677

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

fckw wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:59 pm
What then makes the difference that some are able to realize a higher level of rainbow body than others?
Diligence in this life.
by Malcolm
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 69
Views: 1058

Re: Rabbit's Horns

To be less sloppy, horns of rabbits can NOT actually be known by mind, as such a thing never existed. You could perhaps apprehend a generic image of Rabbit horns. The point is that cessations and space, of course, do exist. They have the same existence as anything which cannot be/is not produced. T...
by Malcolm
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 69
Views: 1058

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Namkhai Norbu said The calm state is the condition of the mind in which no thoughts arise. An example of this is the space that exists between the disappearance of one thought and the arising of another, a space that is usually imperceptible. The term "space" here is not nam mkha' . The term here i...
by Malcolm
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: False Memories and Questionable Buddhist Lore
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: False Memories and Questionable Buddhist Lore

First is a teaching where he "says" "There have been Religions and Philosophies for thousands of years, yet human character and the consequences of human conduct remain unchanged. Therefore I say we must apply ourselves to our own salvation." This seems to be mashup of a statement by bertrand russe...
by Malcolm
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17
Replies: 55
Views: 3677

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

fckw wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:48 pm
My question is simply this: Once someone has gone through the fourth vision in terms of Dzogchen is there any sort of further development thereafter?
No. At this point you attain samyaksambuddhahood and you are done.
by Malcolm
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 69
Views: 1058

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Anyway it is strange to assert that all sides agree to the conventional truth that Nirvana is attained but at the same time it’s forbidden to assert cessation exists even conventionally. Seems pointless. Who says we agree on this? I don't. As Nāgārjuna points out, since there are no aggregates in n...