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by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5722
Views: 506470

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

csmorg96 wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:08 pm
Is it necessary to have received the transmission of ati guru yoga in order to view the webcast of the upcoming
Mandarava drupchen?
Not at all. Rinpoche will transmit the Ati GY during the Drupchen.
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism
Replies: 66
Views: 2707

Re: Question about removing christian/etc. baptism

Soma999 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:11 pm
Take that as a blessing, and it will works as a blessing.

Why bring division ? It has been done out of love for you, the priest certainly did it with sincerity. It's not a curse. You have not been doomed. You did not enter a satanic church. Relax.
:good:
by treehuggingoctopus
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5722
Views: 506470

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

FWIW I'm reading a really interesting book called "Spell of the Sensuous." It is, among other things, an introduction to phenomenology and this was precisely one of the early issues in that field; how to acknowledge that we can only know our direct experiences, but not turn it into solipsism. It mi...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 19685

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

If the Dharma, which says that all things are impermanent, is also impermanent, does that mean that there are things etc that are, in fact, permanent and eternal? Hmm... :thinking: I think this thread might be one such thing. https://dhammawheel.com/download/file.php?id=2654&sid=234a354480f0e25eb2c...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 19685

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

You have certainly offered nothing as an objective standard for how to know what to accept and what to reject. I don't think you are up to the challenge either. Karma Dorje said it already and so did I: If it conforms to the Four Dharma Seals then it is Dharma. So then you accept Advaita Vedanta as...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 19685

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Karma Dorje wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:15 pm
Rather, we must not outsource the responsibility for our philosophical decisions to a third party and then cloak ourselves in intolerance for those that make different decisions.
:good:
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5722
Views: 506470

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Spelare wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:34 am
Has Rinpoche ever given the lung for any of Longchenpa's Seven Treasuries? If not, is he likely to do so in the future?
It is highly unlikely. Rinpoche gives only lungs for practices, with some fairly rare exceptions (the Dra Thalgyur tantra, for instance). No time for book-length texts.
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 19685

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

PeterC wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:28 am
empowerments of Jesus in union with kali with Babaji as the dharmakaya
Stranger things have I seen.
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 6331

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

: But the more one reads DW, the more it appears that in order to make heads or tails of the most basic and the most essential things he teaches (and thus properly practice them), you need to spend years reading around, studying Madhyamaka, Abhidharma, Vajrayana tantras, Dzogchen commentaries -- pr...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 6331

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

What do you think "resting in rigpa" means? Let's define our terms here. Exactly what Rinpoche means when he says "being in the natural state," "being in the state of Guru Yoga," "being in your primordial state," "being in instant presence," etc. This is too vague. And you are not telling me what Y...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 6331

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

When one is in perfect śamatha, one will not feel pain. Śamatha in fact was the historical Buddha's ibuprofen. This is mentioned in more than one sutta. Well, Rinpoche disagrees, assuming resting in rigpa entails being in perfect śamatha. What do you think "resting in rigpa" means? Let's define our...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 6331

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

[...] when you are in this state, mental factors associated with pain of the body have no means of arising. I have heard ChNN say, and more than once, that when you are resting in rigpa the pain does not disappear tout court. It may lessen (he actually used the modal verb here) or be experienced di...
by treehuggingoctopus
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Instant Presence and Physical Pain
Replies: 171
Views: 6331

Re: Instant Presence and Physical Pain

Yes, rig pa is used in many different ways in Dzogchen texts. In this case, rig pa refers one's continuum of unmodified consciousness that is momentary. Hence "instant presence." In this case rig pa is referring to the knower, rather than a kind of knowledge as it is used in other contexts. It basi...
by treehuggingoctopus
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN on presence
Replies: 72
Views: 4240

Re: ChNN on presence

My advice would be to take things you read from (most) people online with a large grain of salt (including me haha). Better to rely on authentic teacher's explanations whether oral or written. For example contemplation hasn't got much to do with the thinking faculty or intelligence as far as I know...
by treehuggingoctopus
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: bar rlung
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: bar rlung

Studying, as usual. Well, studying what exactly? If the poster had been able to study, they would have answered their own question. If you mean that we could direct them to useful authoritative text that deals with the issue, then why not just do it instead of debating the problem in the public? Ev...
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: bar rlung
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: bar rlung

Lukeinaz wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:08 am
Sorry for asking this question here I will refrain from doing so again.

That said, I did get a clear answer to my question.
Asking such as yours is OK, I think. It just seems to me that one should reply in PMs.
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: bar rlung
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: bar rlung

Of course it is perfect if questions can be solved by our Gurú or a yogin, but in the mean time we should do research and be of use, there is a lot of litterature prepared for that. I had myself strugled too much with this criteria while i was younger, and it has no value.. Old practitioners should...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: bar rlung
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: bar rlung

These are restricted practices, you know. Not to be talked about in the public. In any case, there is no one on any online message board authorised by ChNN to answer such questions. If you need an answer, write to one of the instructors. Of course it is perfect if questions can be solved by our Gur...
by treehuggingoctopus
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: bar rlung
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: bar rlung

These are restricted practices, you know. Not to be talked about in the public.

In any case, there is no one on any online message board authorised by ChNN to answer such questions. If you need an answer, write to one of the instructors.
by treehuggingoctopus
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5722
Views: 506470

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Ati Yoga Teaching Retreat December 28, 2017 - January 1, 2018 Open Webcast December 28 4pm - 5pm Introduction to the retreat teaching and the transmission of
 Ati Guru Yoga. 5:15pm - 6:15pm Gana Puja for the day of Padma Sambhava 6:30pm -7:30pm Khaita Dances December 29 10am - 12pm We do the practi...

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