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by Malcolm
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness
Replies: 30
Views: 466

Re: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness

So emptiness is conditioned? Of course not, but the mind that realizes it is conditioned. But if the experience of an object is dependent on the mind experiencing it, doesn't that make the object conditioned? Emptiness is not really an object, it is the state of things. In sutra, emptiness is arriv...
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness
Replies: 30
Views: 466

Re: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness

Are they different emptinesses, or are they the same emptiness being perceived in a coarse way and a subtle way? ('perceived might not be the best word to use but I'm not sure other word to use). Emptiness is not an objective thing. Therefore, its subtly or coarseness depends on the mind that reali...
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness
Replies: 30
Views: 466

Re: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness

Are they different emptinesses, or are they the same emptiness being perceived in a coarse way and a subtle way? ('perceived might not be the best word to use but I'm not sure other word to use). Emptiness is not an objective thing. Therefore, its subtly or coarseness depends on the mind that reali...
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 335
Views: 8515

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

A class action based on physical assault would be what I would advise. With another reading of the letter something became obvious to me. Since it is all the top people in the organization that are making the complaint, then going to court would be ridiculous. They'd be suing themselves! No, they w...
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness
Replies: 30
Views: 466

Re: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness

There is actually a difference in the object: sūtra emptiness is the coarse emptiness, realized by a coarse, analytical mind. Vajrayāna emptiness is a subtle emptiness, realized by a subtle, nonanalytical mind. Are they different emptinesses, or are they the same emptiness being perceived in a coar...
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness
Replies: 30
Views: 466

Re: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness

There is no difference between the meaning of emptiness in Sutra and Tantra There is however a great difference in how they are realized. If this were not the case, there would be no difference between Sutra and Vajrayāna. Of course, but there's no difference in the object. There is actually a diff...
by Malcolm
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 335
Views: 8515

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

I'll go by the eight senior signatories who composed the letter to Sogyal outlining the harm and abuse. I am going to trust their account, as they are the closest to him and have seen and witnessed his actions and the results of his actions. They are also long-term Dharma practitioners and are best...
by Malcolm
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17
Replies: 17
Views: 493

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

Tolya M wrote:Will the transmission by reading be given for the guru-yoga of Vimalamitra? Thank you!


It will be taken under advisement. we will see.
by Malcolm
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness
Replies: 30
Views: 466

Re: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness

Tsongkhapafan wrote:There is no difference between the meaning of emptiness in Sutra and Tantra


There is however a great difference in how they are realized. If this were not the case, there would be no difference between Sutra and Vajrayāna.
by Malcolm
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness
Replies: 30
Views: 466

Re: Tantra vs Sutra Emptiness

There has been some discussion that Tantra provides a deeper understanding of Emptiness than Sutra. I thought it would be of benefit to contrast how Sutra and Tantra handle emptiness and broaden our understanding of Dharma. To those that are knowledgeable about Mahamudra and Dzogchen please elabora...
by Malcolm
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17
Replies: 17
Views: 493

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

pael wrote:
Malcolm wrote:

On September 15, 2017 Zangthal Editions and Wisdom Publications present a conversation between Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche and Daniel Aitken (Publisher, Wisdom Publications) from 5:00-6:00

Is hearing of this conversation necessary for receiving transmisson?



Nope.
by Malcolm
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 335
Views: 8515

Re: Very sad news

Reting was a student of Chatral Rinpoche, and had deep experience in Dzogchen teachings. HHDL has never expressed anything other than admiration for Reting. Reting hatched a plot to have Taktra murdered. The Dalai Lama explains that he saw the order in Reting's own handwriting. Let's not get carrie...
by Malcolm
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 335
Views: 8515

Re: Very sad news

Reting was a student of Chatral Rinpoche, and had deep experience in Dzogchen teachings. HHDL has never expressed anything other than admiration for Reting. Reting hatched a plot to have Taktra murdered. The Dalai Lama explains that he saw the order in Reting's own handwriting. Let's not get carrie...
by Malcolm
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Most Powerful Dharmapala?
Replies: 38
Views: 858

Re: Most Powerful Dharmapala?

I would add that all Dharmapālas protect all Dharma practitioners, whether they are Vajrayāna practitioners or not —— that's their job.
by Malcolm
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17
Replies: 17
Views: 493

Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

Who: Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche Where: First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 3 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts What: Buddhahood in This Life Reading Transmission When: 5:00-9:30 PM On September 15, 2017 Zangthal Editions and Wisdom Publications present a conversation between Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche...
by Malcolm
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 335
Views: 8515

Re: Very sad news

Thank you! Which regent did HHDL speak out about? Surely not the Reting Rinpoche, who was murdered? I don't know that he specified which Regent. HHDL indicated that it was Taktra Rinpoche, the regent appointed by the Shugden faction who had deposed Reting. Reting was a student of Chatral Rinpoche, ...
by Malcolm
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 335
Views: 8515

Re: Very sad news

People are not supposed to perform divination at all. And in the West there is very little opportunity to avail oneself of Tibetan (or other) practices such as mirror gazing. And we cannot expect people just coming to the Dharma to do so anyway. Kirt . In Hinayana people are not supposed to resort ...
by Malcolm
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 335
Views: 8515

Re: Very sad news

kirtu wrote:
Norwegian wrote:And there are different kinds of divination practices. It's not just connected to Manjushri.


Of course. And most of those not connected to Manjushri are really esoteric and locked away.

Kirt


Not at all.
by Malcolm
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Most Powerful Dharmapala?
Replies: 38
Views: 858

Re: Most Powerful Dharmapala?

I've been a bit curious, who is the most powerful dharmapala? Also, who would be the most fastest dharmapala with quick results and which dharmapala would be the most wisest? Not only that, but which dharmapala would be the safest especially for a fourteen year old to practice and which would be th...
by Malcolm
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 335
Views: 8515

Re: Very sad news

Khenpo Ngachung's commentary on the "Examining the Teacher" section of WoMPT begins as follows: Examine the teacher from a distance by what you hear said about him, from close up by what you can see for yourself, and by such means as divination and mirror gazing. People are not supposed t...

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