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by CedarTree
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: How do I go deeper into Zen practice?
Replies: 39
Views: 2118

Re: How do I go deeper into Zen practice?

Bingo, gaining mind and looking for everything to fit into the discursive aspect of your personhood is going to limit you massively in your life. This is the spiritual quest... This isn't like anything you've ever done or had exposure to before most likely. Either way best of luck :) I think I under...
by CedarTree
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: How do I go deeper into Zen practice?
Replies: 39
Views: 2118

Re: How do I go deeper into Zen practice?

Your teacher is telling you something very deep. Spend time trying to understand/embody it. Hello. I've been practicing Zazen for about 3-4 years now. I try to sit for 30 minutes twice a day (but a lot of times it's more like once). I go to a local (Soto) Zen center on and off, but I've mostly just ...
by CedarTree
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 3144

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

lelopa wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:00 am
florin wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:20 pm
dzogchungpa wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:40 pm



Or, at least, a Dzogchennery.
You mean a dzogchen nunnery ?
:lol:
I thought he was going to recommend himself there for a minute :tongue:
by CedarTree
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: My grandmother died
Replies: 14
Views: 898

Re: My grandmother died

This night my grandmother died. My family is Catholic and they will do the usual rituals in which I will participate. Is there additionaly something I can do that could benefit my grandmother? Two years ago I was in Merigar during Shitro teachings, it was one of my first teachings, and I am quite t...
by CedarTree
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 3144

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

CedarTree, This isn't Tao Bums, just FYI. FYI relax and stop coming at me. This is a forum regardless. Shoot the shit and help share info so others in different traditions can maybe understand the similarities and differences despite different "languages" we have about shared practice information a...
by CedarTree
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 3144

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

Then don't post on forums and close the section completely :) CedarTree, what section was closed? And if you are referring to me (not sure if you still are), I am not a qualified teacher. I share here what I feel is alllowable, and keep back what people should hear from their teachers alone. Kevin ...
by CedarTree
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 6631

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Your so awesome :anjali: It ends with the premise. In fact its over before the premise. Provisional meaning is possible. But it's, you know, provisional. Have you been buzzing around here all this time and missed the whole Madhyamika thing? Good answer. Entering into a place beyond "knowing" and whe...
by CedarTree
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 3144

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:24 pm
CedarTree wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:16 pm
Then don't post on forums and close the section completely :)
All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again.
Multiple characters, Battlestar Galactica
Love it lol :)
by CedarTree
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 6631

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

You guys are familiar with the Sisyphus myth, yes? The dude who's condemned to rolling a rock up a hill for all eternity. Can you imagine a more pointless activity? Who in that circumstance would not wish for a more fulfilling occupation? What Sisyphus desires, and what I would argue we all desire,...
by CedarTree
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 6631

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

It ends with the premise. In fact its over before the premise. Provisional meaning is possible. But it's, you know, provisional. Have you been buzzing around here all this time and missed the whole Madhyamika thing? Good answer. Entering into a place beyond "knowing" and where conceptualization is ...
by CedarTree
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 3144

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

Then don't post on forums and close the section completely :) Many here should be wise enough to know the difference between looking for the crumbs of skillfull information that can be very helpful and looking for the moments of direct encountering with a teacher. I know this is a forum and so do ot...
by CedarTree
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 3144

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

You know I like your views ;) start opening up it's a forum. Its the kind of thing you should hear from a Guru, failing that, an expert like Malcolm, but he doesn't have time to answer every post. Kevin You have learned them, pass it on brother ;) Lol in all honesty you don't give yourself enough c...
by CedarTree
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 3144

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

Virgo wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:46 am
CedarTree wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:55 pm

Please elaborate :)
Namkhai Norbu might teach on this in the next couple of days.

Kevin
You know I like your views ;) start opening up it's a forum.
by CedarTree
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 3144

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

"does not have a mind per say" please expand on this as I think this was a missing bridge I was trying to fill between Zen and Dzogchen understanding which seems there is no difference. In that case there is Dharmakaya but not mind, like we have. The Body, Speech, and Mind of Buddhas is in a differ...
by CedarTree
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Skillful means and Dzogchen
Replies: 48
Views: 3144

Re: Skillful means and Dzogchen

"does not have a mind per say" please expand on this as I think this was a missing bridge I was trying to fill between Zen and Dzogchen understanding which seems there is no difference. Intentional action is always a product of the sems 'byung or caitta , called " cetana " or volition; a mental fact...
by CedarTree
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Pointing out instructions and commitments
Replies: 41
Views: 2373

Re: Pointing out instructions and commitments

I would be interested to know on here who has received pointing out and actually feels and has been confirmed to have encountered the primordial mind and what that was like.... What do you mean by "primordial mind." The term didn't sound right to me but I am in a bit of a rush and don't have much t...
by CedarTree
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Pointing out instructions and commitments
Replies: 41
Views: 2373

Re: Pointing out instructions and commitments

Not to me and that's not what I'm asking. I can't imagine any serious practitioner answering that question on an online forum. Seems like it could be good to avoid everyone having different experiences and thinking it's the same thing ;) Or even worse the whole subjective thing using the same langu...
by CedarTree
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Pointing out instructions and commitments
Replies: 41
Views: 2373

Re: Pointing out instructions and commitments

I would be interested to know on here who has received pointing out and actually feels and has been confirmed to have encountered the primordial mind and what that was like....

Seems that is the obvious question at hand.
by CedarTree
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Occult & Arcane!
Replies: 54
Views: 2263

Re: Occult & Arcane!

Lol the popcorn one sufficed.

Stop being afraid of the knowledge you may be witness to ;)

Seriously I can imagine some like Malcolm (who seems to have studied everything in existence) may actually have some really interesting points on cross-religious understandings and information here!
by CedarTree
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Occult & Arcane!
Replies: 54
Views: 2263

Occult & Arcane!

So ancient sources, insights, experiences into this stuff. Obviously from the Buddhist perspective we have some of this realm in the esoteric traditions of Tibet mostly. What all subjects, practices, experiences, does Buddhism (Tibetan Buddhism only maybe?) share with this larger framework and the p...

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