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by booker
Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why don't Tibetan Lamas resurrect the old "Kapalika" type?
Replies: 85
Views: 7628

Re: Why don't Tibetan Lamas resurrect the old "Kapalika" type?

alwayson wrote:Why don't Tibetan Lamas resurrect the old Buddhist "Kapalika" type ascetics to compete with the Hindu sadhus in India?

Come on, its a competition and the Buddhists are losing.
Competition for what? :popcorn:
by booker
Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 23197

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

alwayson wrote: He specifically does not teach certain subjects, ...cough...four visions.....cough

I'm not interested in an incomplete teaching.
In London ChNNR said they don't teach tögal openly because for someone not prepared those teachings will be an obstacle.
by booker
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen and the dogma of non-duality
Replies: 141
Views: 16425

Re: Zen and the dogma of non-duality

Neverending story :popcorn:
by booker
Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6383
Views: 592231

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

As far as Rinpoché is giving teaching, he gives direct introduction ... he always teaches in "direct introduction mode" (and he did confirm that in today's teaching) Sönam I guess there's a formal difference in the direct transmission over the webcast, which involves extra practice (empowerment) an...
by booker
Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6383
Views: 592231

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

One person says I should view the open webcasts, but another says THE open webcast is the direct transmission, and then another says almost every webcast is open. :juggling: That's the main problem on the Buddhists forum mate, many people got own views on many subjects. Newcomers gets easily confus...
by booker
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6383
Views: 592231

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

@Alpha did you try those three methods for recognising rigpa described in the book "Guru Yoga" by ChNNR?
by booker
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Check out this video!
Replies: 21
Views: 2403

Re: Check out this video!

No offence, but David's flying looks more impressive :)

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by booker
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Rocky Zen
Replies: 56
Views: 6302

Re: Rocky Zen

AdmiralJim wrote:wisdom is wisdom, irrespective of source. :cheers:
:yinyang: :cheers:
by booker
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Rocky Zen
Replies: 56
Views: 6302

Re: Rocky Zen

Tibetan Buddhism teaches this also so there is no conflict. ...nope it doesn't and this was always the point in this endless debate (not only on this forum) - in TB only sentient beings can become Buddhas. The difference is in the use of the term "Buddha". Buddha can refer to, among other things, b...
by booker
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Rocky Zen
Replies: 56
Views: 6302

Re: Rocky Zen

With respect to you booker I completely disagree. To simpify my previous statement further. what i am saying is if you have the mind of the buddha, then you see with the eye of the buddha, etc so your whole sensual/mental experience will be buddha. so if you possess buddha nature then everything in...
by booker
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Rocky Zen
Replies: 56
Views: 6302

Re: Rocky Zen

Astus, well everyone responds to their own accord, I guess. No?
by booker
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do you know if you've recognized rigpa?
Replies: 47
Views: 4346

Re: How do you know if you've recognized rigpa?

dakini_boi wrote:?
I would go to Master to verify.
by booker
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Rocky Zen
Replies: 56
Views: 6302

Re: Rocky Zen

It's all nice Jim, however: So if all that is experienced arises from mind and at its heart there is the pure buddha nature, then it follows that all we experience is Buddha nature, this does not mean the rock is buddha but it does mean that you will experience as Buddha the true nature of the rock....
by booker
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Rocky Zen
Replies: 56
Views: 6302

Re: Rocky Zen

Namdrol, whether you like it or not, in Zen everything has buddha nature. You can argue about it, but you can't change these teachings :) So what's your point? :D These are only words of teachings, don't you still understand? Typically one goes to Zen master, get's introduction, do some practice and...
by booker
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 64941

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Sorry and again the quote I've put was copied from Wikipedia. There are so such statements in the book they refer to. *sigh*

However then, how is it explained in Nyingma about Ati Yoga falling into Vajrayana since obviously there's no transformation in Ati Yoga? Just asking.
by booker
Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 64941

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

No, Dzogchen is Vajrayana, always been Vajrayana. Weird.... (...) Dzogchen is based on a class of literature called the tantras, this indicates why Dzogchen is considered a tantric system as opposed to sutra systems such as Zen. This is not to say that Dzogchen is a part of general Vajrayana. Vajra...
by booker
Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6383
Views: 592231

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hehe yeah, I'd guess that's how it is....

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