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by Marc
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 35
Views: 3260

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

no problem for asking. when I say that I cannot travel I mean that right now I have no car and I have few money , just that ........unfortunately. thanks for the answer. Hi LattediTigre   Oldbob very auspiciously shared with you a nice opportunity. However, if may, go back to your situation:   Sure...
by Marc
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 139
Views: 12851

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Wisdom has it. Another very interesting and informative podcast.It would be nice if wisdom makes available the other three hours. Seconded. Tripled ! Really great as always. So rich in nuances & details ! May be if enough of us kindly asked Wisdom Pub they would consider it ? Or may be, Malcolm ask...
by Marc
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?
Replies: 31
Views: 1563

Re: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?

Could you please elaborate a bit on this distinction? The abhidharma approach is to break down conventional phenomena to ultimate constituents, i.e. dharmas, so there is no person, there are only the five aggregates, and those five are impermanent, etc. The madhyamaka approach is to break phenomena...
by Marc
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?
Replies: 31
Views: 1563

Re: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?

Astus wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:05 pm
Madhyamaka in the early times differed from the Abhidharma approach in that it took a different view to vipasyana. Later Madhyamaka is another matter.
Hi Astus,  
Could you please elaborate a bit on this distinction ?
Thx in advance,  
Marc
by Marc
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 35
Views: 3260

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

Hi LattediTigre Your interest in Dzogchen is a wonderful thing. But as you have probably already read before, Dzogchen is a living knowledge that is ideally communicated directly & in person from a qualified master. Sure... There are some things online. The late Chögyal Namkhai Norbu used to give di...
by Marc
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Samadhi
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Samadhi

Hello, Is Samadhi a Pali word or a Sanskrit word? If it is a Sanskrit word is it different than Dhyana? Thank you. Sanskrit and Pali being both indic languages, they have a lot in common.   Samadhi is used in both. As for its relationship to Dhyana (Skt.) / Jhana (P.), here is something very approx...
by Marc
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 579852

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Maybe this is a stupid question, but if one has the freedom and means to travel to Merigar (not to say that it would be easy, far from it) and is a student of ChNN, should it be endeavored at this time or is it better to practice at home? It's hard to know what to do in this situation. I'd +1 Krodh...
by Marc
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?

Hmmm... This is easier said than done but:   Whenever he's on your back, correcting you, you have a precious opportunity to see and feel the mechanism of the ego at work: Tensing & tightening up, defending one's point of view etc...   You could, (if you remember to !!!), try to simply notice and see...
by Marc
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?

I'm glad these few words could be of some help :namaste: Marc, there is great wisdom in what you've said. Difficult people can be opportunities for us to grow and develop patience and compassion, if we choose to relate to it that way. There is power in that and powerlessness in succumbing to these d...
by Marc
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: How do we deal with working amongst unprofessional co workers?

I am in the process of looking for a decent job while I attend school online to further my education. In my current job, I work around others who are often rude and just plain unprofessional. How can I deal with these types of individuals while maintaining my composure and own sense of professional...
by Marc
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: my vision shines and wobbles when I concentrate? Is that normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: my vision shines and wobbles when I concentrate? Is that normal?

When I am able to get my mind into a concentrated mode, sometimes colors embed themselves in my vision and shine like light. Shapes of everything wobble like i'm using a hallucinogen. Is this ordinary activity of open-eyed meditation or should I seek medical assistance? Do not worry. Nothing wrong,...
by Marc
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Re: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?

Hi Spelare,  

There are plenty of practitioners that do follow Bön & Buddhists teachings.  
I am one them, and as far as I can tell, am doing just fine :tongue: since, as Malcom just pointed, contradictory historical claims are a complete non-issue for me...
by Marc
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Art Engle talking about Bodhisattvabhumi
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Art Engle talking about Bodhisattvabhumi

Thx for these videos & interesting feedbacks :namaste:
by Marc
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 32
Views: 1009

Re: Enlightenment

Hmmm... A little "sales pitch"  for Samyaksambuddha-hood:   - Complete freedom from cognitives obscurations = Twofold Omniscience: Knowledge of all phenomenas of the 3 times & 10 directions, both in the multiplicity of their appearance as well as the singleness of their essence (or non-essence if yo...
by Marc
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3452

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

We tend to artificially reduce Shamatha to a "technique", i.e watching the breath, focusing on A etc... However, it is more a quality to be developed rather than mere technique. Therefore, whatever practice helps in pacifying / tranquilizing / stabilizing the mind is a kind of Shamatha. Whether one'...
by Marc
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts
Replies: 78
Views: 3124

Re: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts

Sorry for moving backward and interrupting the intersting discussion on vipaka that is going on... But: Do the Bodhisattva Vows and Tantric vows clearly allow the practitioner to break the precepts occasionally... When motivated out of compassion and wisdom . This was precisely my point: In the mere...
by Marc
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3452

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

In other words, Is the Vissudhimagga standard for attaining Jhana and Shamatha necessary for the attention to one-pointedly focus on the Rigpa? Or Kamalashila's or other Sutta style Jhanas? Where on the sliding bar standard of light to deep Jhanic abosrption is sufficient to begin being exposed to ...
by Marc
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts
Replies: 78
Views: 3124

Re: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts

I personnally find Ajahn Thanissaro Bikkhu's point of view (though Theravadin) quite compelling: That is what is known as a Hinayana approach: ie the motivation to guarantee one's personal liberation, leads one to not take actions that could well reduce the suffering of others. Hi Greg, Hmmm... Sor...
by Marc
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )
Replies: 29
Views: 1664

Re: Yuthok nyingthik ( your views? )

Actually, I tend to be very stressed of the daily ngondro practices. I have heard that in the YN, they belive in the swift blessings of the lineage. The 7 days ngondro, due to its concise-ness, will actually act as an incentive to make me do more of it in the future. Yes I’ll be telling my teacher ...

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