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by cloudburst
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dorje Yudronma safe or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 2311

Re: Dorje Yudronma safe or not?

Sorry to reawaken an old thread, but I have a relevant question. Yudronma has an oracle.........I've seen a video of the oracle at Nechung Monastery. Is she enlightened? If so, how can she have an oracle? Thanks. Yudronma is a mundane emanation of Vajrayogini. Hi Could you kindly clarify this idea?...
by cloudburst
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 5510

Re: Collective karma

I assume by everything you mean the realization of emptiness. If so, yes, below the path of seeing the ultimate truth of things is an inferential ultimate only. This also applies to Dzogchen and has been discussed by Khenpo Ngachung among others. yes, that was sloppily put, I am typing in a rush I ...
by cloudburst
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 5510

Re: Collective karma

I assume by everything you mean the realization of emptiness. yes, that was sloppily put. Can emptiness be a samanyārtha? This is the big argument between Sakya and Gelug. In the former, emptiness below the path of seeing is an inferential exclusion devoid of an object. It seems in Gelug, it takes ...
by cloudburst
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 5510

Re: Collective karma

"The cognition in which there is no conceptual construction is perception." (Dignaga: Pratyaksapariccheda, in Dignaga on Perception, p 25, tr Hattori) can you clarify please: what is this "conceptual construction?" all conceptual, ie non-direct perceptions must have them, is there there a conceptua...
by cloudburst
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 5510

Re: Collective karma

"The cognition in which there is no conceptual construction is perception." (Dignaga: Pratyaksapariccheda, in Dignaga on Perception, p 25, tr Hattori) can you clarify please: what is this "conceptual construction?" all conceptual, ie non-direct perceptions must have them, is there there a conceptua...
by cloudburst
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 42
Views: 2695

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

Ye shes is a quality of rig pa. Thank you. Further, can one manifest yeshe without manifesting rigpa? What is it a about rigpa that is not captured by the term 'yeshe'? In answer to question one, Rig pa is the means by which ye shes "manifests", though in Dzogchen it is a little strange to parse it...
by cloudburst
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 42
Views: 2695

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

Could you please clarify as to whether, from your point of view, there are any differences between yeshe and rigpa, and if so what they are? Ye shes is a quality of rig pa. Thank you. Further, can one manifest yeshe without manifesting rigpa? What is it a about rigpa that is not captured by the ter...
by cloudburst
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 42
Views: 2695

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

There are two levels of ye shes, pristine consciousness. The first level is the three pristine consciousnesses of the basis, essence, nature, and energy they are ultimate, unconditioned, etc. Then there are five relative pristine consciousnesses which are something like the rtsal of the basis, whic...
by cloudburst
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 5914

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Your position is akin to the Svatantrika position that things exist not truly, but by virtue of their characteristics. Svatantrikas say that things like the process of production exist on the conventional level and that to deny this is to posit a complete nonexistence. Prasangikgas assert that thin...
by cloudburst
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 5914

Re: Rabbit's Horns

They have the same existence as anything which cannot be/is not produced. They simply don't. The example for how things exist is space. The example for how space exists is hair on a tortoise— it just doesn't grow. I guess its you vs Chandrakiriti then It isn't actually. It's between me and how you ...
by cloudburst
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 5914

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 cloudburst
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 5914

Re: Rabbit's Horns

I don't accept that space etc., are existents even in the sloppy everyday context. if you dont believe cessations can be known by mind, in the everyday conventional sense of course, I suppose theres not much that can be done for you. I don't accept that everything that can be "known by a mind" need...
by cloudburst
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 5914

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Horns of rabbits can be known by the mind as well, therefore you have accept they are existents by your definition. ha ha! cute When I talk about these things, I use Dharma language, not sloppy everyday language. congratulations. My point here is that terms can be used in different ways at differen...
by cloudburst
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 5914

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Horns of rabbits can be known by the mind as well, therefore you have accept they are existents by your definition. ha ha! cute When I talk about these things, I use Dharma language, not sloppy everyday language. congratulations. My point here is that terms can be used in different ways at differen...
by cloudburst
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 5914

Re: Rabbit's Horns

The only way one can argue that space and cessations are existents is to accept the existence of nonarising existents, which of course eliminates one's ability to refute atmans, and other permanently functional phenomena. This is that same old nonsense, the term "existent" is being equivocated. Spa...
by cloudburst
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 5914

Re: Rabbit's Horns

The only way one can argue that space and cessations are existents is to accept the existence of nonarising existents, which of course eliminates one's ability to refute atmans, and other permanently functional phenomena. This is that same old nonsense, the term "existent" is being equivocated. Spa...
by cloudburst
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 73914

Re: Very sad news

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 carried away. You guys got sources for your histories? Melvin Goldstein, among others. HHDL talked about it in the context of the teacher student relationship some...
by cloudburst
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 73914

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 cloudburst
Tue May 09, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 281
Views: 17716

Re: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism

Malcolm wrote:
cloudburst wrote:
The implications of your statement are that Padmasambhava did not regard his main practice as the path. This makes no sense to me, could you clarify?
It was his main recitation practice.
Thanks
by cloudburst
Tue May 09, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 281
Views: 17716

Re: Shamanistic influence on Tibetan Buddhism

You think Sri Heruka or Hevajra are not Dzogchen? I should say, the may not be, but they may also be included as "dzogchen" practice. well there seem to be differing opinions on this here. People like yourself and magnus often claim that everything can be Dzogchen, whereas Malcolm, while not explic...

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