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by krodha
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Misunderstanding emptiness
Replies: 370
Views: 30230

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

We, my friend... are concepts. That's great. Without a subject/object there's really not a damn thing to talk about and that seems incredibly funny for some reason so it must be way past bedtime. Ciao. Regards, Dave. Well then perhaps look at it this way; It appears that thoughts arise but there is...
by krodha
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Misunderstanding emptiness
Replies: 370
Views: 30230

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Oh and MalaBeads I wrote infinitesimal in my initial response and meant 'infinite' (no way to correct other than this).
by krodha
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Misunderstanding emptiness
Replies: 370
Views: 30230

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Aside from our conceptualizations about experience, experience itself communicates nothing. Sunshine, your phenomenological inquiry is amazing, Much better than the Candrakirti Seven Points of Thinking piece we started with. You could write a book. I am going to practice it in more depth and first ...
by krodha
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Misunderstanding emptiness
Replies: 370
Views: 30230

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

How does internal/external not equate to subjective/objective? This is slightly off topic but speaks to your question asunthatneversets. Try this: hold your hand in front of your face and ask yourself this question: is your hand inside you or outside you? I'm not sure what you're proposing is the m...
by krodha
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Misunderstanding emptiness
Replies: 370
Views: 30230

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Acchantika wrote:
Yes, but internal and external does not mean subjective and objective. I claimed you were making this equation. The external is still part of experience.
How does internal/external not equate to subjective/objective?
by krodha
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Misunderstanding emptiness
Replies: 370
Views: 30230

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

I'm more concerned with direct experience of salt in it's form readily apparent to the senses. OK. Salt tastes salty. I am ready. Regards, Dave. As a quick disclaimer: Faculties that are named and used in making the descriptions and examinations i'm writing about are only temporary and will be disc...
by krodha
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche Fanboys
Replies: 52
Views: 4559

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche Fanboys

Makes me want to buy a few copies of crystal and the way of light and leave one of each in a random obscure place to be discovered by someone someday... Plant a few seeds. I'd feel like a low grade Guru Rinpoche hiding termas. They'd have to be some asinine weather proof spots, the kinda place where...
by krodha
Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche Fanboys
Replies: 52
Views: 4559

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche Fanboys

I met someone awhile ago (at the ling I go to) who said their original introduction to the teachings happened when they were visiting Hawaii and were hiking through the jungle in the middle of nowhere and came upon a old broken down rusty car. They opened up the car and looked through it and nothing...
by krodha
Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unseen Beings in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 32
Views: 3855

Re: Unseen Beings in Tibetan Buddhism

Is there such a thing as a poltergeist in Tibetan buddhism? I seem to remember mention of a type of being with "power over the movement of objects" in a sangcho text and it sounded very similar. I was just reading something about this the other day in regards to the nature of a poltergeist being a ...
by krodha
Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Misunderstanding emptiness
Replies: 370
Views: 30230

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

It is partially untrue, hence the smiley, so it is partially (or largely) true. So how is it partially true or untrue? In your opinion I mean. You don't seem to notice that your view depends on the paradigm you happen to believe in.  You have faith.  You are "right." What do I believe in? I've been...
by krodha
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Misunderstanding emptiness
Replies: 370
Views: 30230

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Nonduality is a term made popular by new-age writers. ;) Simply untrue. All that arises is essentially no more real than a reflection, transparently pure and clear, beyond all definition or logical explanation. Yet the seeds of past action, karma, continue to cause further arising Even so- know all...
by krodha
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: James Low & Simply Being
Replies: 200
Views: 32139

Re: James Low & Simply Being

... He just uses different terms like "staying in the I AM" ... It does not sound very dzogchen ... Sönam Agreed. Not very dzogchen at all. Perhaps not, I just mean the reference to remaining present. But you're right it isn't a dzogchen teaching but that's where I was saying take bits and pieces a...
by krodha
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: James Low & Simply Being
Replies: 200
Views: 32139

Re: James Low & Simply Being

Indeed, it is his straightforward manner of teaching that grabbed me in the first place. It is difficult to find teachers who don't just repeat the common terminology all the time. Perhaps it is also an advantage that he can teach directly in his native tongue, thus breaking down those cultural and...
by krodha
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Misunderstanding emptiness
Replies: 370
Views: 30230

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

So my point here is not new, just another way of expressing my concern over the scope of these ideas in today's language framework because, at the end of the day, we appear to end up with odd statements like, 9a. Nothing ultimately exists. 9b. Everything conventionally exists. and one questions the...
by krodha
Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: James Low & Simply Being
Replies: 200
Views: 32139

Re: James Low & Simply Being

Here is a talk (in two parts) by James Low: http://soundcloud.com/simplybeing" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The transcript is here: http://www.simplybeing.co.uk/articles.php?p=Easy_Does_It_The_heart_of_the_dzogchen_teachings" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I like it ...
by krodha
Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Misunderstanding emptiness
Replies: 370
Views: 30230

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

The Madhyamaka method of discourse certainly throws a wrench in any sort of conceptual elaboration! What my brain is wondering here is this concept of Ultimate Reality or Ultimate Existence itself. It is like it contains nothing by definition. And it leads back to my initial post where I asked what...
by krodha
Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Misunderstanding emptiness
Replies: 370
Views: 30230

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

yadave wrote: Or maybe just say "physical?" Then we get things like "no physical 'mind' can be found" (aside from its physical reflection as it flows through the body). Six or one half dozen...

Regards,
Dave.
Physicality is a misnomer in the ultimate sense as well.
by krodha
Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5578
Views: 491530

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Also, my other problem with the whole concept of "there is no more power an offering than offering to the Guru" is very simple: just what that means exactly is just a jumbled up mess in my brain. There are four gurus: the guru who gives you introduction is the outer guru; the path practiced is the ...
by krodha
Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The individual in dzogchen, independence, dharmakaya
Replies: 121
Views: 7776

Re: The individual in dzogchen, independence, dharmakaya

One thing worth remembering is that although Buddhism doesn't classify plants as sentient beings, there are spirits that live in plants, like some form of wood nymph. The whole plant ESP (if real) does not definitively prove that a plant per-se is a sentient being. Just something I thought I'd thro...
by krodha
Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The individual in dzogchen, independence, dharmakaya
Replies: 121
Views: 7776

Re: The individual in dzogchen, independence, dharmakaya

But if having a brain were all that was needed to be perfectly free from suffering, then why wouldn't beings be perfectly free from suffering? Why seek food and warmth? . Also, something I just remembered regarding Namdrol's point of neurons firing (sentient beings) vs. hormones (plants) is that al...

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