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by Norwegian
Sat May 26, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Future of Dzogchen Teachings
Replies: 97
Views: 17710

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Dear Andrew, Set aside your comments for a while. Consider what a Bodhisattva vows to do in the context of all sentient beings. Now, what is the purpose of Dharma or Dzogchen if not total awakening? Ask yourself whether total awakening for all sentient beings is a very positive thing, or a very nega...
by Norwegian
Sat May 26, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7097
Views: 813563

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Everything was fine here for the two sessions today. A couple small drops in total, but only 1-2 seconds worth.
by Norwegian
Sat May 26, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Future of Dzogchen Teachings
Replies: 97
Views: 17710

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Malcolm,

That is an awesome image.
by Norwegian
Thu May 24, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 156542

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

I really don't see this as controversial... Buddhism is a religion. Dharma is what we want to realize, or like here in this forum, we want to realize Dzogchen. Of course, Dzogchen and Dharma is the same. What is it that we say when we talk about going for refuge, if not "I take refuge in the Buddha,...
by Norwegian
Thu May 24, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 156542

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Adamantine, If you don't accept or believe in God Almighty and Lord Jesus Christ, then how can you love? If you don't accept or believe in God Almighty and Lord Jesus Christ, then surely it would be a lot easier and more fun to just rob a bank and retire to some exotic island, enjoying sensory pleas...
by Norwegian
Thu May 24, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona
Replies: 433
Views: 55271

Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

Malcolm,
When you invoke Kali, what you get is death.
Kali is not Vajrayogini. Kali takes her payment in blood.
From Elephant's article on DM:
"At the end of the 2009 fall term, there was a 10-day residential Kali initiation"
This is really messed up... :o
by Norwegian
Wed May 23, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy
Replies: 429
Views: 43271

Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

Conservative Party of Norway have now just received the best poll results since 1909, and the populist/conservative liberalist party Progress Party had a slight reduction in same poll. However, both parties have in recent time openly discussed in media that it's likely that they may join forces in u...
by Norwegian
Wed May 23, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 156542

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Beliefs are beliefs. Mental constructs are mental constructs. We all have them, difference is label of belief or construct. If practicing Dzogchen, then practicing Dzogchen. Simple as that. If someone is riding a white horse, then it's pretty strange to argue if they can ride a white horse or not. I...
by Norwegian
Mon May 21, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 156542

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Of the 12 Dzogchen teachers, Shakyamuni Buddha is the 12th. There were Dzogchen teachers before him again. 01. khye'u snang ba dam pa, 02. ston pa khye'u 'od mi 'khrugs pa, 03. ston pa 'jigs pa skyob, 04. ston pa gzhon nu rol pa rnam par brtse ba, 05. ston pa rdo rje 'chang, 06. ston pa gzhon nu dpa...
by Norwegian
Wed May 16, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Ethics
Replies: 25
Views: 4133

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

gregkavarnos,

If you think that Dzogchen does not have an ethical framework, or think that Dzogchen do not have methods that guards practicioners from the lower realms (and so on), then you really don't know anything at all about Dzogchen.
by Norwegian
Fri May 11, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Emanations in Indian Religions
Replies: 124
Views: 19381

Re: Buddhist Emanations in Indian Religions

Homo neanderthalensis, by the way, have gotten a really bad reputation, which is quite unfair to them. Popular culture have portrayed them in an incredibly inaccurate light, and they weren't simple and stupid brute cavemen that we know them as through TV etc. The fact is that Homo neanderthalensis w...
by Norwegian
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 156324

Re: Buddhism on God

To me God sounds more like a preta anyways... But, I agree with Namdrol. For me, what's important when I look at another religion, let's say Christianity, since this is the topic here - or rather the God of that specific religion - I look at what this God teaches. How does this God behave? And so on...
by Norwegian
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 156324

Re: Buddhism on God

If you cannot expect an answer or an explanation from God, why on earth would anybody follow such a God? Might as well be a devotee of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Makes equal amounts of sense. The God found in the Bible is not a compassionate being at all. http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/6533/1...
by Norwegian
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Words of My Perfect teacher in ebook format?
Replies: 7
Views: 3722

Re: The Words of My Perfect teacher in ebook format?

Words... is Patrul Rinpoche's text.
Guide.. is Khenpo Ngagchung's commentary to it.
by Norwegian
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Translating "Dzogchenpa"
Replies: 138
Views: 18400

Re: Translating "Dzogchenpa"

And, just to add, several times Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche have said that the Tibetan word for "Dzogchen practicioner" is "Dzogchenpa".

Something Dronma migh want to consider.
by Norwegian
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Rinpoche
Replies: 8
Views: 1341

Re: Dzogchen Rinpoche

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by Norwegian
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Translating "Dzogchenpa"
Replies: 138
Views: 18400

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Why can't we just say that Ayu Khandro was a Dzogchenpa? Also, see below: Dronma: I'd like to bring this question to the surface of the board again, since it was buried by many posts. So, from the replies it seems that "Dzogchenpa" is a qualified, serious practitioner of Dzogchen. Isn't it? Then, wh...
by Norwegian
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Translating "Dzogchenpa"
Replies: 138
Views: 18400

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

According to Namdrol from some posts on defunct e-sangha forum, back in 2006, with regards to ngakpa/ngakma: " It is the same with the so-called "ngagmas"-- in reality, no such term exists in Tibetan. " " The main reason is that there is no "mantrinii" in Sanskrit [i.e. snags pa = mantrin]. The term...
by Norwegian
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7097
Views: 813563

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

There's no problem with your background Sally :)

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