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by padma norbu
Sun May 29, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Help Fund the Documentary on Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Re: Help Fund the Documentary on Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

Did anyone go to the prescreening at the Rubin Museum?
by padma norbu
Sun May 29, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajra Hell
Replies: 152
Views: 19703

Re: Vajra Hell

I have no idea. I first received transmission from Namkhai Norbu and he does not talk a lot about what you can and can't do, from what I've heard. He often says that if you can't control yourself, then you take a vow. I have heard him say that. When I have heard him say that, I always felt like he ...
by padma norbu
Sun May 29, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Adhi Buddha(s)
Replies: 36
Views: 6982

Re: Adhi Buddha(s)

All lineages begin in Samantabhadra, but the Sambhogakāya who communicates this is called Vajradhara, Vajrasattva, etc. Sometimes you see texts in Dzogchen where Samantabhadra is directly teaching Vajradhara. Are these texts to be taken literally? What you've just said here really put me in mind of...
by padma norbu
Sun May 29, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajra Hell
Replies: 152
Views: 19703

Re: Vajra Hell

Best advice: "You don't worry. You do your best." Drinking: I drank heavily for years without being able to stop the desire. And then after taking the 5 precepts (from a Rinpoche) I never had the desire again and that has been about 20 years ago. So, have you taken that precept? I have no idea. I f...
by padma norbu
Sun May 29, 2011 2:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: lacking the capacity
Replies: 47
Views: 7878

Re: lacking the capacity

I went from Vajrayana to Dzogchen back to Vajrayana. Don't come down on yourself because your "low capacity". Ask yourself if you enjoy your current practice and if you see a positive effect of your practice in daily life. I readily admit I am "low capacity" :smile: I am in a similar position, exce...
by padma norbu
Sun May 29, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajra Hell
Replies: 152
Views: 19703

Vajra Hell

So, I was reading "Rainbow Painting" by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and he suddenly brings up a point he says he hates to tell us, but it's true: a Vajrayana practitioner is like a snake in a tube; he can either go up or down, not left or right. He goes on to explain that the powerful blessing of Vajrayan...
by padma norbu
Sun May 29, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Hello!

It is nice to see there is a well-rounded Buddhist community here. If an administrator happens to see this, I wonder if it is possible to correct an error I made when I signed up. I should have put a space between padma and norbu. Not a big deal, but it would be nice if I could fix it. Anyway, happy...

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