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by Fa Dao
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Inspiring Thoughts
Replies: 115
Views: 10669

Re: Inspiring Thoughts

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. – Thomas Sowell
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. – Margaret Thatcher
by Fa Dao
Thu May 23, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 20
Views: 1857

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

ChNN has said that for longevity you do Amitayus practice, for Wisdom..Manjushri, for compassion..Chenrezi..etc. What is Ngondzog Gyalpo practice done for? Besides the obvious, Realization/Enlightenment... Kye-rim. Control of vayu is the root of all siddhis. All of the qualities are complete in eve...
by Fa Dao
Sun May 19, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?
Replies: 20
Views: 1857

Re: Ngondzog Gyalpo purpose?

Been a while since I posted this...was wondering if anyone had any more info...
by Fa Dao
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Q: on Christopher Wilkinson translations
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Q: on Christopher Wilkinson translations

Actually I have a few of his books. I like them, especially since they are the only translations out there for many dzogchen tantras. I cant tell you how accurate they are as I don't speak/read/write Tibetan. However that being said he appears to be knowledgeable and has a sincere desire to get as m...
by Fa Dao
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6590
Views: 658407

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Nothing radically different but there are some nice tidbits that are different in each one. I recommend them both.
by Fa Dao
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6590
Views: 658407

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Anyone here know how to get a hold of Jim Valby? So far he is the only senior student of Rinpoches that I know of that has any knowledge of Longde. Please feel free to PM me
by Fa Dao
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?
Replies: 66
Views: 2404

Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

First off, and I should have added this before, I am for UBI. Not as a fix-all but as providing a slight financial comfort zone for a large amount of the population. Out of the entire democrat lineup Andrew Yang seems to me to be the most rational and far thinking one of the bunch. I have read throu...
by Fa Dao
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?
Replies: 66
Views: 2404

Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

Not all "wealthy" people live off the backs of the poor. There are those that either had a really great and innovative idea, worked their asses off to get what they have, or were given the money by their parents ( who wouldn't want to set their kids up for life if they could?) So why should people l...
by Fa Dao
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?
Replies: 66
Views: 2404

Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

Woah. Just watched that interview. That might be the smartest guy running right now. I can see the angles where they'll go after him. Looking forward to seeing what he does in the debates. Sadly, I dont think the DNC will let him get that far...remember what they and hillary did to Bernie....he is ...
by Fa Dao
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 5323

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

ok, well, my thought would be that once you have without a doubt had an actual discovering of nature of mind there doesn't seem to be much point in working with anything else as all practices in one way or another go towards that. Thats not to say that you cant do secondary practices as needed thou...
by Fa Dao
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?
Replies: 66
Views: 2404

Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

Saw that interview...awesome! He seems to be the only rational and sane candidate in the entire dem party...the rest are nut jobs, or just saying what they think people want to hear, or running on the platform of "orange guy bad"....or a combination of the three.
https://www.yang2020.com/
by Fa Dao
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 5323

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

ok, well, my thought would be that once you have without a doubt had an actual discovering of nature of mind there doesn't seem to be much point in working with anything else as all practices in one way or another go towards that. Thats not to say that you cant do secondary practices as needed thoug...
by Fa Dao
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 5323

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Once you are without doubt about the nature of mind the next steps are to stabilize and enhance...
by Fa Dao
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious Violence in Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Religious Violence in Thailand

story was also covered by the Washington Post in the US and the Independent in the UK: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/20/thailands-military-eyes-talks-muslim-rebels/ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/buddhist-monks-killed-temple-gunmen-shot-dead-muslim-rebels-thailand-a873...
by Fa Dao
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist Poker Player Donates Winnings-600K!!
Replies: 12
Views: 701

Buddhist Poker Player Donates Winnings-600K!!

nice to see some positive stories about Buddhists in the news for a change:
https://www.foxnews.com/world/buddhist- ... to-charity
by Fa Dao
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6590
Views: 658407

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks but unfortunately a trip to Europe is not possible for me
by Fa Dao
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6590
Views: 658407

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

cool...thanks
by Fa Dao
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6590
Views: 658407

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:48 pm
Fa Dao wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:56 pm
Who, out of Rinpoches senior students, is knowledgeable about and practices Longde? Sure would be nice to get a little help now and again...
Clemente, Guarisco, Landsberg.
cool..any of the three more accessible/open to helping than the others? and if so how can they be contacted?
by Fa Dao
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6590
Views: 658407

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Who, out of Rinpoches senior students, is knowledgeable about and practices Longde? Sure would be nice to get a little help now and again...
by Fa Dao
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rainbowbody Manifestation
Replies: 24
Views: 2272

Re: New Rainbowbody Manifestation

So, silly question, when you achieve rainbow body, you shrink down and get really small??? How does that work? Not a silly question...after the breath etc has stopped the body slowly reverts back to the elements and then into light leaving only the hair and nails behind. As was said previously this...

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