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by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

Wait, so the only dakinis that appear in this world are flesh eating karma dakinis, Dakinis live in the three upperworlds, but are not humans, asuras or devas, but one of the sanskrit words for a human female with magical powers is dakini? Who said it was a Sanskrit word for a human female? You may...
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Sensations While Chanting
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Sensations While Chanting

Worse still, the effects tend to linger after I disengage from that session: racing thoughts, an inability to focus, impaired balance, and sensitivity to sensory stimuli. This is symptomatic of vatta disorder. https://www.banyanbotanicals.com/info/blog-the-banyan-insight/details/signs-symptoms-of-v...
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 63
Views: 2012

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Just because Malcolm is cool and accessible doesn't mean one should be a gomer. Personally, I'm interested in what languages Loppon knows, what his favourite non-Buddhist books are, and what he has memorized. I bet he has read 1000+ books. Just Tibetan and English, smattering of Sanskrit. I used to...
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

What is the Sanskrit word for "witch" ḍākinī, siddhayoginī, yoginī. Wait, so the only dakinis that appear in this world are flesh eating karma dakinis, Dakinis live in the three upperworlds, but are not humans, asuras or devas, but one of the sanskrit words for a human female with magical powers is...
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4570
Views: 389828

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Here, you mean: https://www.amazon.com/Times-Jamyang-Khyentse-Ch%C3%B6kyi-Lodr%C3%B6/dp/1611803772#reader_1611803772 ? Yeah, pg. 32 onwards until end. When you compare with ChNN's account, seems to be a huge difference of opinion about Chago Tobden's devotion to Heka Lingpa. That's not the only dif...
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

Varis wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:05 pm
What is the Sanskrit word for "witch"
ḍākinī, siddhayoginī, yoginī.
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

cyril wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:49 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:00 pm
Varis wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:54 pm


Are they human beings or spirits?
They are ḍākinīs.
So, within the six realms scheme, which one do they belong to?
In three higher realms. But not humans, not asuras, and not devas.
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4570
Views: 389828

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:41 pm
Here, you mean:
https://www.amazon.com/Times-Jamyang-Kh ... 1611803772
?
Yeah, pg. 32 onwards until end. When you compare with ChNN's account, seems to be a huge difference of opinion about Chago Tobden's devotion to Heka Lingpa.
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4570
Views: 389828

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Would you be so kind as to summarise the whole mysterious business in two-three sentences? I have an awful feeling that everybody in the room is talking about an incident I should so obviously know about -- but do not... Retainers of Chokyi Lodo had problems with retainers of Chokyi Wangchuck. This...
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4570
Views: 389828

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Would you be so kind as to summarise the whole mysterious business in two-three sentences? I have an awful feeling that everybody in the room is talking about an incident I should so obviously know about -- but do not... Retainers of Chokyi Lodo had problems with retainers of Chokyi Wangchuck. This...
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

Malcolm is there a books (one or a few) that you would recommend that go over these understandings? I feel like Dzoghen has some understandings of the path that are deeply meaningful. These would be such. There is virtually nothing in English yet that clearly explains these points. Working on it. A...
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

Varis wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:54 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:48 pm
The only ḍākinīs that appear in the world are flesh-eating karma ḍākinīs.
Are they human beings or spirits?
They are ḍākinīs.
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

Malcolm is there a books (one or a few) that you would recommend that go over these understandings? I feel like Dzoghen has some understandings of the path that are deeply meaningful. These would be such. There is virtually nothing in English yet that clearly explains these points. Working on it.
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Vipasyana Meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Vipasyana Meditation

Riju wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:32 pm
Vipassana in Mahayana is done by watching with awareness the body pains/movements/sensations without any reaction.

No, vipaśyāna in Mahāyāna is the realization of the emptiness of all phenomena while resting in śamatha.

In Vajrayāna, vipaśyāna corresponds to the completion stage.
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: Enlightened and mundane Dakinis

I've been reading a bit about Dakas/Dakinis, and I was hoping someone could give me some clarity on the subject. Are enlightened dakinis still considered to be witches like mundane dakinis are, albeit, enlightened witches? Is the state of being a Daka/Dakini a state of realization, an occupation (e...
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1412

Re: Nothing further to seek...

I guesss, in the way i understand things, it is. Yes, because you have a tendency towards sems sde extremism. Whats this extremism you are referring to? Explain At the time of the basis there is no one or two. However, when buddhas and sentient beings appear, then there is a one and a two, and a th...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1412

Re: Nothing further to seek...

florin wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:24 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:16 pm
florin wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:12 pm



Isnt the recognition a cause, a condition?
Yes, is that a problem?
I guesss, in the way i understand things, it is.
Yes, because you have a tendency towards sems sde extremism.
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1412

Re: Nothing further to seek...

What troubles me about this is that only detachment, only letting go, is an end in itself. But what about that gives rise to bodhicitta? Where is the 'energy of compassion'? Bodhicitta arises naturally through the recognition that the source of all suffering is clinging and addiction. Isnt the reco...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1412

Re: Nothing further to seek...

Wayfarer wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:57 pm
What troubles me about this is that only detachment, only letting go, is an end in itself. But what about that gives rise to bodhicitta? Where is the 'energy of compassion'?
Bodhicitta arises naturally through the recognition that the source of all suffering is clinging and addiction.
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 20
Views: 494

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

If I remember correctly I saw a quote where Malcolm spoke about there most definitely being a "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism. I have a feeling I know how he meant this but I would like maybe Malcolm and or others to explain how Tibetan Buddhism and Dzoghen/Mahamudra understand Self. :) No form of Tibet...