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by Sādhaka
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 113
Views: 1711

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

The one Buddhist on this planet that is the most well-known, who most certainly is as traditional as one could possibly get, namely His Holiness the Dalai Lama, has said many times, that he prefers socialism, and that he is a Marxist. And he also said that he had “no worries” about Donald Trump get...
by Sādhaka
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 113
Views: 1711

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

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by Sādhaka
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Freemasonry
Replies: 20
Views: 590

Re: Freemasonry

In Theosophy, I believe that, in the past at least, the more involved you became with the Theosophical Society as an organization, you would eventually go through Masonic style initiations. Likely more along the lines of so-called Egyptian Rite Masonry as opposed to UGLE style Freemasonry. I could b...
by Sādhaka
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 113
Views: 1711

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

Buddhadharma is not liberal, conservative, or even moderate. Dharmic conduct invokes wisdom according to circumstances: Sometimes liberal, sometimes moderate, and sometimes conservative. I do however think there is a reason that Asian Buddhist cultures have always been conservative leaning. I doubt ...
by Sādhaka
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 137
Views: 3410

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

The offtime yogas of sleeping, waking, bathing, clothing, eating, passion (for lay people), and so on meant to be practiced by beginners, from day one. Well I guess that I did not formulate my question and thoughts on that thoroughly enough. But I digress for now. I suppose just bring Vajrayāna int...
by Sādhaka
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 137
Views: 3410

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

Sure. At the same time, I think this is with the assumption that the, well, sādhaka will close to the start become proficient in Tsa Lung, Trul Khor, Tummo, the Four Joys, etc. and that the sense pleasures will be enjoyed in that context. Unfortunately most people nowadays don’t seem to get that op...
by Sādhaka
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 137
Views: 3410

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

If you have received any Vajrayāna empowerment, you are required by samaya to take sense pleasures for your own enjoyment. Sure. At the same time, I think this is with the assumption that the, well, sādhaka will close to the start become proficient in Tsa Lung, Trul Khor, Tummo, the Four Joys, etc....
by Sādhaka
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 137
Views: 3410

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

If one is really at the level that they can take sense pleasures onto the Vajrayāna Path, then their ‘hedonism’ has a useful context. If however someone believes that their sole origin lies within some sea sludge single organism and that they eventually came from some ape like being period, and that...
by Sādhaka
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Saka Dawa 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1578

Re: Saka Dawa 2019

All I had to do was open up a Tibetan calendar to see that from the New Moon on Losar to the Full Moon on Chotrul Duchen, Anniversaries of the Buddha Śākyamuni and Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche, would all be Merit-multiplying days. https://fpmt.org/edu-news/ideas-and-advice-for-losar-and-the-fifteen-miracle...
by Sādhaka
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chos-'Khor Dus-Chen Earth Boar Year (2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Chos-'Khor Dus-Chen Earth Boar Year (2019)

All I had to do was open up a Tibetan calendar to see that from the New Moon on Losar to the Full Moon on Chotrul Duchen, Anniversaries of the Buddha Śākyamuni and Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche, would all be Merit-multiplying days. https://fpmt.org/edu-news/ideas-and-advice-for-losar-and-the-fifteen-miracle...
by Sādhaka
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chos-'Khor Dus-Chen Earth Boar Year (2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Chos-'Khor Dus-Chen Earth Boar Year (2019)

Is Losar, Tibetan New Year, a merit multiplier day?

And if so, does anyone know how many times merits are multiplied on Losar?
by Sādhaka
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Saka Dawa 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1578

Re: Saka Dawa 2019

I’m pretty sure that Solstices & Equinoxes are always merit multipliers. I believe by at least 100,000....

Now is Losar, Tibetan New Year, also a merit multiplier day? And if so, does anyone know how many times merits are multiplied on Losar?
by Sādhaka
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 137
Views: 3410

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

Not to answer for Malcolm.... The difficult part is that we have to do it ourselves and see. I’ll take my chances on the praxis of Bön and Buddhadharma over new age, abrahamism, or secular humanism any day. And this goes back to my earlier post, about the possibility that esoteric Christianity could...
by Sādhaka
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 137
Views: 3410

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

And as you’ve also mentioned before, Guru Chowang, the revealer of the Seven Line Prayer of Guru Rinpoche, said that true Bön is authentic Dzogchen Dharma as well. Yes, Guru Chowang says positive things about Bon, but he imagines Tongpa Shenrab was from Zhang Zhung, which he also sites as the locat...
by Sādhaka
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 137
Views: 3410

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

Moreover, clan histories such as that of Lce clan in Mangyul, point to a cultural origin in "Tazig" as well. The Khon very likely were a part of this eastern movement of Iranian-speaking people into Tibet as well, since their clan history and the clan history of the Lce resemble each other strongly...
by Sādhaka
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 137
Views: 3410

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

Fair enough.

I’m glad that we’ve been able to find more common ground regarding this topic that seemed to be lacking earlier in the thread.
by Sādhaka
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 137
Views: 3410

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

All interesting info, and it will take me some time to digest it.... Anyway, if the Twelve Small Tantras are not a complete path, yet they are authentic Bönpo Dzogchen not necessarily dependent on Buddhist Dzogchen, then what exactly is their origin? Does anyone have a good idea? Edit: I see that yo...
by Sādhaka
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 137
Views: 3410

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

Also, what then is the origin of the Twelve Small Tantras, that Chögyal Namkhai Norbu said are authentic Bönpo Dzogchen implying not necessarily dependent on the specific Dzogchen Teachings that Tonpa Garab Dorje gave when he appeared?
by Sādhaka
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 137
Views: 3410

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:40 pm
Mahākalapa.

Thank you.

Then Tonpa Khyeu Nangwa Dampa was the first Dzogchen Teacher in this current Mahākalapa....
by Sādhaka
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen
Replies: 137
Views: 3410

Re: Practical difference between Bön and Nyingma Dzogchen

Here we go again.

As shown above, even by yourself Malcolm, Dzogchen did not start with Tonpa Garab Dorje, nor did it start with Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche.

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