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by Norwegian
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 159
Views: 15058

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:10 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Lukeinaz wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:48 pm


does the entire recording exist somewhere?
Wisdom has it.
Another very interesting and informative podcast.It would be nice if wisdom makes available
the other three hours.
Seconded.
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 3585

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

I really don't have an answer for you. The important assertion in this thread is that there is nothing in personal experience that definitively proves rebirth takes place, so we as Buddhists accept it on faith. I think that is an accurate observation. The truth or falsity of the doctrine of rebirth...
by Norwegian
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 3585

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

Offer skepticism, reap the wrath! And condescension. I understand people have their beliefs. Those beliefs may even be founded on evidence one finds personally satisfactory. There is no incontrovertible evidence that settles the issue, though. As such, faith will be part of the equation for most pe...
by Norwegian
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Who can read Dzogchen books?
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: Who can read Dzogchen books?

Who can read Dzogchen books? From Wisdom Publications? Who is allowed to read them? Anyone with cash. The question is, should you read them? It very much depends on the book in question. In general, if you do not have Dzogchen transmission, then it is best not to read them, even if they have been p...
by Norwegian
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 6187

Re: What is reborn after death?

My reading is that it is unwise to speculate about the nature of after-death states. On one level I’m agnostic about it, but agnosticism also means accepting that it’s something I don’t understand. I think when we try and visualise or imagine what such states must consist of we will invariably fail...
by Norwegian
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Who can read Dzogchen books?
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: Who can read Dzogchen books?

Who can read Dzogchen books? From Wisdom Publications? Who is allowed to read them? "books", and "them" is very vague. Not all Dzogchen books are similar. It depends on content. But in general, if you want to read about Dzogchen if it isn't a basic introduction, but something from a tantra or a ter...
by Norwegian
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blue "ripple"
Replies: 40
Views: 1583

Re: Blue "ripple"

How 'bout changing the constitution so that sparsely populated rural states don't hold the rest of the country captive? Wyoming only has 500,000+ people, while California has 37 million (I think that's the number). In other words, the population of California is 16+ times that of Wyoming. Yet both ...
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The Wanderer
Replies: 23
Views: 1375

Re: The Wanderer

This quote "A Monk is a Buddhist that wears a Robe and has a Shaved Head."? It's in one of the many Sutras, since it's an "as is" statement, it's at the level of an Arya. Chenreig is The Dalai Lama. With the Vajrayana, By virtue One was drawn to the Lineage that says that a Monk is One's Manifestat...
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I need some help for an internet research
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: I need some help for an internet research

So, thanks. I'll check that out. I can find very much about the different kinds of viruses and about which software is affected and so on. But it's hard to find any fresh information about the question in the OP. If i compare it to the question "How many fruit grow on planet earth?" for example, th...
by Norwegian
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Vitamin D Research
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Vitamin D Research

Get a thorough blood test done before you start to supplement with things like minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids, or other. At best it might be that you just end up pissing away expensive supplements that the body isn't using, or worse, you are getting too much of something you don't actuall...
by Norwegian
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 159
Views: 15058

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Nyoshul Khenpo's book on the history of Dzogchen will have some information. Nyoshul Khenpo's book is amazing ! And yes, it has three sentences about Zhonnu Pawo Tobden. The Fearless Lion's Roar ? No. "A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage": h...
by Norwegian
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 212
Views: 8038

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

kalden yungdrung, I think, if you're so interested in historical facts, then you should definitely be sure to apply those standards equally to that of Bon. But maybe you are not too interested in doing this, because you'll find that much of the narrative that arose with later Bon, will start to fall...
by Norwegian
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6393
Views: 595215

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

What are the requirements to be able to read the Precious Vase? I want to use it to get into the preliminaries in a deeper sense. My 2 cents: Though others may say otherwise ( and I respect their right to do so) I do not feel there is any requirement to have a Direct Introduction before reading the...
by Norwegian
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6393
Views: 595215

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:09 pm
Did Rinpoche teach and transmit all of his Longsal terma or was there still more? Have his senior students, like Adriano Clemente, received all of them?

DS
No there were more Longsal teachings that Rinpoche had received, but had not yet transmitted. I don't know if Adriano have received them.
by Norwegian
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 159
Views: 15058

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Virgo wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:15 am
I am glad I made it. I just got back and I have to say that it was, as usual, a highly informative and entertaining talk by Malcolm.

Kevin...
That it was.

Quite wonderful talk!
by Norwegian
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 212
Views: 8038

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

please show me where Adzom Drukpa said ANYTHING like the tigress is Ati Muwer. ChNN tells the story in his transmissions. Show me where it’s contradicted. LOL. Nice try. :rolling: At this point I wonder if what you're doing here is trying to waste everybody's time? Dudjom Rinpoche himself could pro...
by Norwegian
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 212
Views: 8038

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

I think we should treat the claim with care. I don't. He is my guru. he was a terton. YMMV. He maintained the same point of view from 1992 when I first heard this, to the only time he ever taught Drollo, a few years ago. It's a shame that nobody asked for more information on this point since 1992. ...
by Norwegian
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 212
Views: 8038

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

What is the problem with the tigress being the Bon deity? You are the one perceiving it as a humiliation, that does not mean it is humiliating in the first place. In other explanations it is his own consort. It is not a servant or something like that. Guess you miss the core of the discussion here....
by Norwegian
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 212
Views: 8038

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

[snip] Of course you won't accept it, but so what? In Bön, Ati Muwer never manifested as a tigress. That is fine. Outside of Bön, according to one version of this story in relation to Dorje Drollo, Ati Muwer did. You don't need to accept this, just recognize that this is one of the ways the tigress...

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