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by krodha
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchenpa by Accident?
Replies: 225
Views: 21132

Re: Dzogchenpa by Accident?

So again my inquiry into how karma, merit and transmigration truly apply in dzogchen stands. It's so simple: Knowing the natural state is nirvana. Not knowing it is samsara. Whenever one is not in the knowledge (rigpa) of the natural state , samsara - including karma; emotional & physical ups and d...
by krodha
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchenpa by Accident?
Replies: 225
Views: 21132

Re: Dzogchenpa by Accident?

Well that's good because it surely is blah blah blah!
by krodha
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchenpa by Accident?
Replies: 225
Views: 21132

Re: Dzogchenpa by Accident?

If you don't understand mind (sem), which is what is under the spell of cause and effect, how can you possibly understand rigpa? In the natural state, there is no karma because the natural state is free from mind (sem), this is what Longchenpa is talking about. Of course if you are under the illusi...
by krodha
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchenpa by Accident?
Replies: 225
Views: 21132

Re: Dzogchenpa by Accident?

Aside from helping with ascending conduct in a sense, how does the notion of karma(in a cosmic retribution sense), merit(in a positive/negative schematic attached to an individual) and rebirth(in a cycle of physical births/deaths) apply to dzogchen? I mean this question rhetorically but i'd also lik...
by krodha
Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guardians of the Teaching
Replies: 70
Views: 9997

Re: Guardians of the Teaching

:smile: To be honest, I never have so I don't know!...but I would do Tsok (ganapuja) to repair Samaya. Oh, the way you said it, it sounded as if the empowerment came with some caveats. I wouldn't want you to break your samaya and be eaten by a guardian. You can just do chod and get eaten by a guard...
by krodha
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guardians of the Teaching
Replies: 70
Views: 9997

Re: Guardians of the Teaching

I've always been taught to not take it lightly... Not taking it lightly is one thing, but fearing protectors as if they were some hostile beings may not be the right attitude. Of course, we respect them and we don't try to use them for selfish goals or harmful acts against others, but apart from th...
by krodha
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guardians of the Teaching
Replies: 70
Views: 9997

Re: Guardians of the Teaching

So, there's no guardians who can aid the beginning student of Dzogchen? or, it's useless? or, it's too harmful? I was told not to mess with Ekajati, Rahula or Dorje Legpa by yourself unless you're a well assimilated practitioner. That calling on them in a group setting like a ganapuja or something ...
by krodha
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guardians of the Teaching
Replies: 70
Views: 9997

Re: Guardians of the Teaching

Yeah i'm just parroting what i've been told. I attach no weight or validity to any of those ideas they could be completely unfounded for all i know. I'm actually not one to adhere to any of the dogmatic aspects of these teachings... it is funny to see myself mirroring notions like that which have be...
by krodha
Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchenpa by Accident?
Replies: 225
Views: 21132

Re: Dzogchenpa by Accident?

Isn't forced liberation a contradiction in terms? Really, it actually manifests for them due to their merit. Because of my practice any one who comes into contact with me will be liberated. It is a simple fact. This is not because of me, but because of the blessings of the Dharma. I have never crea...
by krodha
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchenpa by Accident?
Replies: 225
Views: 21132

Re: Dzogchenpa by Accident?

And if they're interested you'll know it. Because they'll pursue the conversation and want to know about it. If they don't care and seem uninterested you'll most likely never create a connection, but the seed will be planted at least, even subconsciously. It's best to never push it upon anyone, for ...
by krodha
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guardians of the Teaching
Replies: 70
Views: 9997

Re: Guardians of the Teaching

I was told not to mess with Ekajati, Rahula or Dorje Legpa by yourself unless you're a well assimilated practitioner. That calling on them in a group setting like a ganapuja or something is cool but by yourself is not a good idea. I've also been told that if you want to call upon wrathful protectors...
by krodha
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Buddhist way to deal with fleas
Replies: 14
Views: 3614

Re: Buddhist way to deal with fleas

He goes into the reasoning behind having to take action eventually in this interview, which is cut off unfortunately in this video. But... this thread made me remember this interview.

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by krodha
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7161
Views: 836238

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

When it comes to doing the SMS the explanation of various practices contained in Precious Vase one has to do is very sparse and incomplete. Ex. In the investigation on" How one is beguiled by Diverse secondary causes" there is only one paragraph of 6 or 7 lines .That's it...There is no more of how ...
by krodha
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Religious Pluralism
Replies: 78
Views: 9811

Re: Dzogchen and Religious Pluralism

Everything is a display of wisdom. At some point, if you experience it yourself... you'll have to see that the state which dzogchen reveals is the same state which causes the few catholics(or persons of whatever denominations) who experience it to say "i've seen god". And that state is prior to tho...
by krodha
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7161
Views: 836238

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Paul...thanks for the reply Alpha...I wasnt suggesting rules/limitations. Just giving people a base of information on Dzogchen so they could have a little knowledge on how to go about following this Path. I believe that it is through doing some of the foundational practices that one is able to see ...
by krodha
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Anyone have info on these Garab Dorje texts?
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Anyone have info on these Garab Dorje texts?

I know most are familiar with Garab Dorje's three statements that strike the essence but I was curious to read these other texts attributed to him (according to wikipedia). I asked a friend/mentor who is very knowledgeable about dzogchen and he said the 3 statements are all that's important... which...
by krodha
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7161
Views: 836238

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

What is the difference between these two books, aside from price? http://www.shangshungstore.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=104" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.amazon.com/Cycle-Day-Night-Primordial-Essential/dp/0882680404/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1322956981&sr=1-4"...
by krodha
Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: About 5 years trying to practice ChNN's teachings...
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: About 5 years trying to practice ChNN's teachings...

Anyway, it's been about 5 years now. I thought I would be a lot further along. I also found some entries from a retreat with Jim Valby where I made the note "150 hrs x 2000 mantras/hour = you begin to get some idea what Tun is all about." HA. I have never done this much Tun in my life. I'm really, ...
by krodha
Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is receiving transmission via webcast a farce?
Replies: 42
Views: 5969

Re: Is receiving transmission via webcast a farce?

What is the difference between a "transmission" and watching a teaching? Transmission is a direct experiential introduction to the nature of your mind... watching or listening to a teaching is understanding an intellectual description of whatever the teaching is on. There's different types of trans...

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