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by Kai
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: If Mahakashyapa was first Zen/Chan patriarch..
Replies: 9
Views: 1687

Re: If Mahakashyapa was first Zen/Chan patriarch..

If Mahakashyapa was the first Chan/Zen patriarch, then isn't Chan/Zen a Sravakayana school considering that all the disciples of historical Buddha were Arhats? He was not...........really.....although many Chan and Zen practitioners prefer to think that He was so as to increase their personal faith...
by Kai
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 13525

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

Rigpa Rangshar: "The stages (of attainment) are not something other than the (than the realization of the intrinsic awareness itself). ... For the person who has been introduced (to or has realized the intrinsic awareness): ( the aspect of) having joy at the realization of the truth is the attainme...
by Kai
Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ngondro
Replies: 210
Views: 34936

Re: Ngondro

The purpose behind doing Ngondro is: 1) Developing renunciation 2) Developing Bodhicitta 3) enhancing one's faith in the triple Jewel and especially one's Guru 4) Purification 5) Increasing one's merits 6) Understanding the nature of mind and all phenomena If anyone of you can achieve the six target...
by Kai
Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 13525

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

With their analysis, the true Dzogchen tantras were separated from the fake ones and Longchenpa even came out with a list of the authentic Tantras as He has the knowledge to determine which is authentic tantras/teachings and which is not. Which tantras were considered fake? If one of the tantras yo...
by Kai
Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 13525

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

The historical issue is that somewhere along the past in Tibet, there appeared, out of nowhere, a wide variety of Dzogchen teachings and many of this teachings were said to cause people to practice wrongly and were Bon-influenced. In retaliation to prevent further unwholesome actions and misunderst...
by Kai
Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?
Replies: 132
Views: 9820

Re: Can a complete beginner benefit from Dzogchen practice?

booker wrote:
Paul wrote: Dzogchen is Buddhist, after all.
Hehe, this might be interesting one Dzogchen Without Buddhism, London, 5 -6 Nov with Jim Valby
This is even more interesting.........

Dzogchen Without Buddhism?

:D :D
by Kai
Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lazy people should just give up, right?
Replies: 265
Views: 16864

Re: Lazy people should just give up, right?

padma norbu wrote:Really just plain sick of practices that take forever to achieve results.
Well, I'm more sick of Samara, it is far, far worse......

:thinking:
by Kai
Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 13525

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

Dzogchen was always authentic You are speaking so because you are a practitioner and have great faith in the tradition, hence demonstrate bias but many people out that are looking Dzogchen from a scholarly and Buddhist POV. Hence the authenticity come into issue.........Saying that "Dzogchen is alw...
by Kai
Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 13525

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

Many of the issues discussed in this thread appears in that scholarly book, so its relevant. Dzogchen had come a long way to popular acceptance thanks to the effort of Rongzompa and Longchenpa, there is no reason to undermine their effort....... Who's undermining? It is an error on your part to thi...
by Kai
Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 13525

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

BTW Pero, if you or anyone wants to know more about the historical controversial issues involving the authenticity and validity of Dzogchen doctrine as a Buddhist Dharma, read the following book: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41nbcilIOvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Many of the issues discussed in this...
by Kai
Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 13525

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

BTW, all I said in the beginning was that in Dzogchen the paths are completed instantly , which is also what Paltrul Rinpoche says in the book. :) Sadly, its not, unless you are a Cig Char Ba. But there is no mention of "cig char ba", Paltrul Rinpoche seems to be speaking in general. Don't seem so ...
by Kai
Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 13525

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

BTW, all I said in the beginning was that in Dzogchen the paths are completed instantly , which is also what Paltrul Rinpoche says in the book. :) Sadly, its not, unless you are a Cig Char Ba. And of course, Dzogchen leads to Buddhahood, no one dispute that but the main issue is you and I are going...
by Kai
Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 182
Views: 14664

Re: Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism

I haven't changed my position, Well, same here........ To restate my position, here is the Agganna Sutta , or Knowledge of the Beginnings, http://www.urbandharma.org/pdf/AggannaSutta.pdf It teaches how mankind on Earth gradually appears through devolution. For the understanding of this Michael Crem...
by Kai
Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 13525

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

Rigpa Rangshar: "The stages (of attainment) are not something other than the (than the realization of the intrinsic awareness itself). ... For the person who has been introduced (to or has realized the intrinsic awareness): ( the aspect of) having joy at the realization of the truth is the attainme...
by Kai
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 13525

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

You will notice that not all of the practitioners in this thread disagreed with me. I see that they share the same fantasy as you. So non Buddhist. Why because it is the vehicle beyond cause and result? Beautiful word is one thing, reality is quite another and you don't seem to know the difference....
by Kai
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 182
Views: 14664

Re: Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism

Aemilius wrote:I've never read the Vedas myself, except maybe some short excerpts, but a friend of mine who works in the University Library said that in Vedas there is a description of Earth being like an iron ball in space, that is held in place by invisible magnets.
Revisionist............
by Kai
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 13525

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

In Dzogchen we receive an empowerment. This is not like a deity empowerment, it shows you about the state of the three kayas, nakedly. Then, though delusion arises, we don't have to transform it. Our "conduct is free from hope and fear and adopting and abandoning , because all that appears manifest...
by Kai
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 13525

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

Maybe so, but as far as I understand it, in Dzogchen they are completed instantly. No, that is the two accumulations. Well yes but in Practice of Dzogchen (p.76), Paltrul Rinpoche is quoted as writing: "In Dzogpa Chenpo these Five Paths are perfected instantly." Oh well, if you read that book at th...
by Kai
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 13525

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

Virgo wrote:I don't need to prove anything.
Good, stay in your Rigpa and leave the discussions to worldly people like us ........

:hi: :hi:
by Kai
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis
Replies: 182
Views: 13525

Re: Creation Stage and the attainment of Bhumis

Virgo wrote:Listen, I am not going to argue with you guys. You can have all the stages you want. There are two things: rigpa, and marigpa.
Typical case whereby Rigpa become a poison..............sad...........

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