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by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4540
Views: 387820

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Spelare wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:43 am
If I want to dedicate time to reading a Dzogchen text, say a tantra or a terma, does it make sense to integrate that into a thun?
Practice Ati Guruyoga in the beginning. Read with mindfulness and awareness. Authenticate with a dedication in end.
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4540
Views: 387820

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Aryjna wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:09 am
In the Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja ChNNR says that gana refers to the accumulation of merits.

This is also true, the term gaṇa (tshogs) definitely means a group/grouping of both/either things and beings.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 52
Views: 1442

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

CedarTree wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:43 pm
Sometimes your a bit of an ass haha but still a treasure source of knowledge :)
Was that absolutely necessary?
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 303

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

In this, these traditions have accomplished precisely what they set out to do - preserve Dharma in this Degenerate Age. So has Shingon, Chan, Zen, Theravada, Tibetan Buddhism in general, and so on. The polemics between this school and that are largely rubbish meant for the choir. You're a funny guy...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1655

Re: Rabbit's Horns

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:46 pm
What do you think of Mabja Jangchub Tsondru's commentary of the Dharmachakra committee's translation?
It's pretty good. But it does not negate my point.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1655

Re: Rabbit's Horns

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:23 pm

Of course it's not always easy to decide when Nagarjuna is making an opponent's argument or his own
It's is very easy. Just follow Buddhapalita.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 303

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

If anything, Nichiren and Pure Land Buddhism have been the vehicles that have preserved Buddhism in Japan long beyond the collapse of institutional Buddhism. In this, these traditions have accomplished precisely what they set out to do - preserve Dharma in this Degenerate Age. So has Shingon, Chan,...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1655

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Cessations simply don't exist. In which case, following the same statement you cite: ... nonexistents are conditioned ... a cessation, since it "simply doesn't exist", is conditioned. No, this does not follow since existents are productions, whereas cessations are not. You are confusing bhava and a...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1655

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Nagarjuna says in MMK 25:7-8: If Nirvana is not a [positive] existent, how will nirvana be an "absence"? Where there is no existent, there is no "absence". And if nirvana is an "absence" how can nirvana be non-dependent? There is no absence that exists without dependence. So it's not possible to ma...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1655

Re: Rabbit's Horns

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:36 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:21 pm
Doesn't apply.
it's the exact portion of chapter 25 that discusses nonexistence of Nirvana which is exactly what we're talking about.
It does not apply as a rebuttal to my point. You cited it without giving a context for why you were citing it.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 303

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

The bit about the Nation... Goes all the way back to Prince Shotoku. Possibly further, but Shotoku is definitely credited with establishing a state in the Sinic sense. Prince Shotoku is credited with bringing Buddhism to Japan, and setting up Buddhist practice for the benefit of the nation. We can ...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Script?
Replies: 61
Views: 1647

Re: Dakini Script?

mutsuk wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:05 pm
Using that method and a proper set of equivalences, I have seen JLA transcribed some of Düdjom Lingpa's dakini scripts pretty easily.
The same applies to the Dakini script in Rinchen Phuntsog's Yangzab. There is a key, and one finds mostly names of predicted people.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 303

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

DGA wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:43 am
The bit about the Nation...
Goes all the way back to Prince Shotoku.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1655

Re: Rabbit's Horns

The characteristic of cessation is absence of arising. Absence of arising of what? Apologies Malcolm, I wasn't trying to be cute here, it was a sincere question. When you often say things like "cessation is absence of arising" do you mean ALL arising? As in, cessation is the non arising of appearan...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1655

Re: Rabbit's Horns

They have the same existence as anything which cannot be/is not produced. They simply don't. ? 7. If Nirvana is not a [positive] existent, how will nirvana be an "absence"? Where there is no existent, there is no "absence". 8. And if nirvana is an "absence" how can nirvana be non-dependent? There i...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 52
Views: 1442

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

liuzg150181 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:28 am
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:29 pm

I never discuss my practice. Long standing policy.
Personal policy or due to nature of secret Mantrayana? :thinking:
Both.
by Malcolm
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 40
Views: 1299

Re: Morality of stockholding

Well, the term is so watered down now, it has become meaningless, just a way for people to feel trendy and "in" about what they're doing. Kind of like "Buddhism" too. I don't see may "fake Guru Rinpoche quotes" on the internet. Well, Dzogchen will never be trendy since it cannot be practiced withou...
by Malcolm
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 52
Views: 1442

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

CedarTree wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:53 pm
Things in practice that you wish you could tell your younger self.
Stay in retreat and never leave.
by Malcolm
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1655

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
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 52
Views: 1442

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Maybe not, but you're a semi-famous person, especially in the Buddhist scene, have written some books, done translations, so if not a "public" person per se, something pretty close where someone might want to write a bio / wikipedia article, amazon.com bio, etc one day, so was curious. I discourage...