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by krodha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1388

Re: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?

Again, there are other Dzogchen teachers who have used the term, My teacher did not. None of my teachers have. I’ve really never encountered any Dzogchen teachers who use the term, and I’ve been interacting with individuals who would love fodder of that nature to substantiate their colorful predile...
by krodha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1388

Re: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?

IDK, I think it's kind of funny that so shortly after Rinpoches death you are publicly appointing yourself as a guardian of what he would or would not support, I’m writing in a public Buddhist discussion forum, in the Dzogchen section. That is hardly “publicly appointing” myself. Don’t be rude. Nor...
by krodha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1388

Re: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?

I'm really failing to see how he is "introducing non-Buddhist concepts" into anything, he's used a contentious term - and sure, we can debate the merit of that term for sure, but then the other thing you are complaining about, apparently he already walked back. You had no issue with the rest of the...
by krodha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1388

Re: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?

It seems more like some Buddhists have an unnecessarily reactive relationship with some English words, even when contextually they seem fine. Possibly. However at the same time these principles are quite foreign, despite your insistence that they are mere synonyms for more common tenets. Beyond tha...
by krodha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1388

Re: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:56 am
Him using the term "self", and quoting Maharishi Ramana once is "introducing non-Buddhist themes"? Can you unpack that please?
“True self” is the term used, which is predominantly non-Buddhist.

Ramana Maharshi is a teacher of Advaita Vedanta.
by krodha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1388

Re: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?

I don't understand your issues with the article. I was clear from the beginning that I have no issue with the article itself. I’m simply questioning Elio’s reoccurring habit of introducing non-Buddhist themes into his writings on Dzogchen. While at the same time questioning whether this activity ac...
by krodha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1388

Re: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?

It really seems like much ado about nothing, how different is it to use "True Self" vs. "True Nature"? I'm almost positive I've seen "True Nature" used in things in a similar or identical manner that you've never complained about, but I could be wrong. Seems perhaps you're finding an Advaitic consp...
by krodha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1388

Merging With The True Self While Dying by Elio Guarisco: Why?

http://melong.com/merging-true-self-dying/ The Melong resurrected this talk given by Elio in 2011, revised now in 2018 and republished. A nice article in itself, but why Elio insists on the tirthika overtones, such as needlessly including “true self” in the title of this article which otherwise doe...
by krodha
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 12247

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Update

The title of this thread is somewhat vague. This really isn’t any old “update,” not that the title needs to state anything explicitly, but it falls short of capturing the importance of this, and could be easily overlooked.
by krodha
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 12247

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Update

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:14 am
please mods, delete this thread. let's keep this quiet as is supposed.
The Namkhai Family has announced it and therefore wish it to be known. No need to keep it quiet.
by krodha
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana
Replies: 134
Views: 12247

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

FROM MERIGAR ITALY: Dear friends, Tonight, Thursday 27 September, at 9 pm our beloved Master left this earthly existence in a serene and peaceful way, at his residence, Gadeling, Merigar. The Namkhai Family We ask everyone to respect the privacy of the Family and the request for silence and reflecti...
by krodha
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6383
Views: 592253

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Maybe this is a stupid question, but if one has the freedom and means to travel to Merigar (not to say that it would be easy, far from it) and is a student of ChNN, should it be endeavored at this time or is it better to practice at home? It's hard to know what to do in this situation. Now is the t...
by krodha
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6383
Views: 592253

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Nice turnout in Berkeley tonight. Our sangha is fairly small so glad to see numbers like this. Hopefully everywhere else is experiencing the same during this important time.

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by krodha
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3758

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

Also per Malcolm, from the sgra thal ‘gyur tantra: The faults of not meditating are: the characteristics of samsara appear to one, there is self and other, object and consciousness, the view is verbal, the field is perceptual, one is bound by afflictions, also one throws away the path of the buddhah...
by krodha
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3758

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

Noteworthy prior examples of what Malcolm has written on this subject: Samadhi/dhyāna is a natural mental factor, we all have it. The problem is that we naturally allow this mental factor to rest on afflictive objects such as HBO, books, video games, etc. Śamatha practice is the discipline of harnes...
by krodha
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3758

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

Śamatha needn’t be Dzogchen specific.

As mentioned above the mental factors that accompany the first dhyāna are an ideal foundation for Dzogchen practice. The “first dhyāna” means the initial dhyāna in the very same dhyānic strata cultivated in sūtrayāna.
by krodha
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 63
Views: 3483

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

Florin, I respected your wishes regarding not sharing restricted quotes in the public forum but there’s no way I’m continuing this discussion in the private messages. The prospect of a long drawn out discussion on pm is daunting. I always view these interactions as collective ventures in a way, in t...
by krodha
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 63
Views: 3483

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

Here we are talking about essential views of yanas and not about explanations of inner workings or processes. This is not entirely true. It is very useful if we can make a distinction between view that represents the essence of a given teaching and classifications, categorizations and explanations ...
by krodha
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 63
Views: 3483

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

There are lots of dzogchenpa's that hold the following view: When the mind is deluded, that is cyclic existence. If the mind is undeluded, that is called enlightenment. Unfortunately this is completely incorrect . Such a view is not incorrect. The fact that phenomena are already liberated does not ...

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