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by Norwegian
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.
Replies: 140
Views: 9495

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

The project strayed beyond its nominal scope of healing, it seems, and got into criticism of leadership. That's where publishing anonymous allegations to criticize PC was irresponsible. Pretty hard to see how it couldn’t get into criticizing leadership when the starting point was exposing sexual ab...
by Norwegian
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:51 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: 158
Views: 14914

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

pael wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:28 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:53 pm
pael wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:03 am
E-book?
It will be out sometime next year.
Does physical copy bless house better? Can anyone read it?
You should have received empowerment / direct introduction from a qualified Dzogchen master.
by Norwegian
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do Bodhisattvas such as Avalokiteshvara, live in our realm, or do they live outside of samsara?
Replies: 23
Views: 1094

Re: Do Bodhisattvas such as Avalokiteshvara, live in our realm, or do they live outside of samsara?

Dependently existent is madhyamika, is it not? So the domain of samsara is not non-existent, but also not 'truly existent'. It has a degree of reality. "Dependent existents" is refuted as wrong view in Madhyamaka. To begin with, the Buddha taught the following [all citations below translated by Mal...
by Norwegian
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do Bodhisattvas such as Avalokiteshvara, live in our realm, or do they live outside of samsara?
Replies: 23
Views: 1094

Re: Do Bodhisattvas such as Avalokiteshvara, live in our realm, or do they live outside of samsara?

Are you sure? But I've never met anyone with eleven heads and a thousand arms. That's because you are an ordinary sentient being. Avalokiteshvara is at the level of sambhogakaya, and for you to see Avalokiteshvara as he is in that form, you need to be realized. To reduce Avalokiteshvara, Tara, Manj...
by Norwegian
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:29 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: 158
Views: 14914

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

I have hit refresh on the order page on Amazon.com a good number of times today, hoping it's shipped, but ... so far no go. Well, estimate says I'll receive it September 7-12 so... Need to be more patient!
by Norwegian
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts
Replies: 78
Views: 3390

Re: "Mercy" killing of a dying animal - moral doubts

Grigoris wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:57 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:41 pm
These are part of throwing karma...
What is the Sanskrit term for this?
The Sanskrit is ākṣepaka-karma, and the Tibetan is 'phen byed kyi las (འཕེན་བྱེད་ཀྱི་ལས).
by Norwegian
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 612
Views: 35453

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

A mass shooting has just taken place in Jacksonville, Florida, at a Madden NFL esports tournament: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/26/us/jacksonville-madden-shooting/index.html https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jacksonville-florida-police-respond-to-mass-shooting-today-live-updates-2018-08-26/ http://www...
by Norwegian
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 63
Views: 3507

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

It is an accepted scheme in this sub forum. Yes, of course, but you were talking about someone wanting to practice Buddhadharma and comparing traditions to determine a best choice. It would therefore seems reasonable to consider other schemes as well, no? Well, this thread is in the Dzogchen forum,...
by Norwegian
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 63
Views: 3507

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

Dan74 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:15 pm
This is not a universally accepted scheme, Norwegian, and one I don't find persuasive or practical at all. But horses for courses.
It is an accepted scheme in this sub forum.
by Norwegian
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment
Replies: 63
Views: 3507

Re: Dzogchen and Zen on enlightenment and post-enlightenment

It is a futile exercise to compare the two, as there are (as far as I know) no people alive who are sufficiently advanced and knowledgeable practitioners in both systems to be able to contrast them from experience. So all we can do is compare language in texts and make conjectures - which can be in...
by Norwegian
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pointing-Out-Instructions and Zen
Replies: 35
Views: 2032

Re: Pointing-Out-Instructions and Zen

Interesting. My first pointing out instruction came from a book called, "Self-Liberation Through Seeing With Naked Awareness." But I was heavily criticized for this, so I got it done by a teacher. Dzogchen students are very sensitive about the idea that the teacher empowers the pointing out instruc...
by Norwegian
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 74
Views: 3052

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

Im curious, if there is any evidence of vajrayana being practiced in Swat valley and Tajik, ectr, or not? As for Shambala: in text is Shambala described north to Oddiyana. Actualy, there is a city in Orissa called Shambalpur till today... Did you read Orgyen Rinchenpal's travel accounts as linked b...
by Norwegian
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 74
Views: 3052

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

blah Distance is not really an issue. Alexander the Great managed to get from Macedonia to the west bank of the Ganges by horse and foot. Distance is definitely one issue, but another more important issue is that none of the locations and directions described in the original texts cited by Malcolm ...
by Norwegian
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 74
Views: 3052

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

Unfortunately the Sahu book is impossible to come by. Rinpoche managed to get a photocopy a few decades back, but he keeps it stashed back in Sarnath. Hopefully when I visit him next year... You can buy the book here, used, and not in the best quality. But if you really want it... Took me 10 second...
by Norwegian
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 74
Views: 3052

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

So, spoke to Rinpoche and he told me that he is not the only scholar that disagrees with the placement of Oddiyna in Swat Valley. Rinpoche was influenced in this decision by the research of N.K. Sahu, whom he met. Sahu wrote an apparently well researched, but now difficult to find book: Buddhism in...
by Norwegian
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?
Replies: 29
Views: 1031

Re: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?

This is Buddhism. We are agnostics. The Buddha wasn't. How? I mean when he was a great teacher he was agnostic, not as a prince or an aesthetic(perhaps Jain or your typical Hindu). Either way, we shouldn't take refuge in worldly deities. agnostic: "a person who believes that nothing is known or can...
by Norwegian
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6391
Views: 594892

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

The aforementioned book itself is restricted and you need to have received DI from ChNN before you can order it.

As for the retreat itself, it is marked as an open webcast. It will not have direct introduction, and seems to be focusing on the aspect of shamatha only.
by Norwegian
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche - online seminar on the "Union of Dzogchen & Mahamudra"
Replies: 93
Views: 4527

Re: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche - online seminar on the "Union of Dzogchen & Mahamudra"

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:08 pm
treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:53 am
Works perfect for me.

And ChNR turns out to be TUR through and through. Like father, like son.
TUR?
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
by Norwegian
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is America ?
Replies: 227
Views: 6614

Re: Who is America ?

Seems love does work. Love takes sacrifice, endurance and patience. It didn't seem to help Gay people, Jews, Gypsies, and so on in Nazi Germany very much. They didn't stand a chance. The world stood by and watched. Gandhi, the much celebrated pacifist, had the following suggestion for the Jews duri...
by Norwegian
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 3080

Re: Is it rare to spew don’t time with you guru?

joehaz21 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:26 am
It was an auto correct mistake sorry everyone
There's no problem, your post was perfectly understandable.

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