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by mindyourmind
Thu May 24, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 160690

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Sönam wrote:Some Dzogchen students are deaf ... this thread prove it! ... or maybe they just like to talk?

Sönam
We're all deaf, old friend. When it suits us. :namaste:
by mindyourmind
Thu May 24, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 160690

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

According to your new Dzogchen without Buddhism or what? :smile: Buddhism is a human institution developed by ordinary human beings, and it shows. Right there is an example of a statement that is quite acceptable, here on the Dzogchen sub-forum, but to comment on it may be again construed as polici...
by mindyourmind
Thu May 24, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 160690

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Mindyourmind, Do you also go to the Theravadin forums and forums of Mahayana traditions with interpretations that differ from yours and argue with them over their divergent views and tell them how offensive they are? Do Theravadins come to where you're discussing Mahayana doctrine and practice with...
by mindyourmind
Thu May 24, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 160690

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Dzogchenpas often cause offence here while simply expounding the real or perceived attributes of their chosen paths, being quite unaware of the offence that this may cause. It is of course to be found everywhere, especially on a discussion board, but it seems quite concentrated on this part of the ...
by mindyourmind
Wed May 23, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 160690

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

No. I think he made most of his points rather clearly, or at worst he fixed it second time around.

Now, whether I agree with some of those points .... :spy:
by mindyourmind
Wed May 23, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 160690

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Maybe, amongst all of the lessons available here, there is also the lesson of careful speech. In my opinion, there's definitely a lesson in careful reading to be learned by a few people. What Malcolm's been saying is not at all controversial or strange in a Dzogchen context, but people have really ...
by mindyourmind
Wed May 23, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 160690

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Isn't it amazing how people that are not bound by golden cages, who aspire to be free of most normal constraints and who practice non-duality daily end up, in the Dzogchen forum, with a thread 60 pages and counting. It's hilarious. The conversation is interesting and having it allows us to formulat...
by mindyourmind
Wed May 23, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 160690

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Isn't it amazing how people that are not bound by golden cages, who aspire to be free of most normal constraints and who practice non-duality daily end up, in the Dzogchen forum, with a thread 60 pages and counting. It's hilarious. One, you cannot "practice" non-duality; two, no one said anything a...
by mindyourmind
Wed May 23, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 160690

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Isn't it amazing how people that are not bound by golden cages, who aspire to be free of most normal constraints and who practice non-duality daily end up, in the Dzogchen forum, with a thread 60 pages and counting.

It's hilarious.
by mindyourmind
Wed May 23, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 160690

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

It is only a cage if you see it as such. It's a statement which is obviously difficult to argue with - but also so vague as to mean pretty muchanything. I thought Nangwa was making a very precise point - which by no means must be irreconcilable the one you made. Talking past each other, are we? I m...
by mindyourmind
Wed May 23, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Name This Lama
Replies: 19
Views: 1459

Re: Name This Lama

I knew a Catholic nun that looked a lot like that .....
by mindyourmind
Wed May 23, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 160690

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

It is only a cage if you see it as such.

You are blissfully unaware that you are exchanging the one cage for the next one, the cage of no-cage, if you allow me a Zennism.

There is freedom in structure, if you know where to look.
But it's ultimately a personal thing, a choice we make.
by mindyourmind
Tue May 22, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Ole Nydahl's teachings
Replies: 41
Views: 6339

Re: Ole Nydahl's teachings

I don't really like ON, or find him inspiring, but that's ok, I can and do choose my own teachers. What bothers me somewhat is that a lot of us Dharma students here in the West, especially of the Vajrayana stripe, continue to have two different sets of standards by which we judge these teachers. A ...
by mindyourmind
Mon May 21, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Chess Championship 2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4065

Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Brilliant game! Perhaps one for the history books! Still too early to tell, but perhaps it might make one of the "Top 100 chess games of all-time". I heard one of the commentators say that it appeared that black (Gelfand) might pull off two victories in a row after move number 10 and then Anand sur...
by mindyourmind
Mon May 21, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Chess Championship 2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4065

Re: World Chess Championship 2012

Even though I prefer those long trench-war endgames, this was beautiful.
by mindyourmind
Sun May 20, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: KIVA - Microloans
Replies: 20
Views: 5220

Re: KIVA - Microloans

This seems well-run and stable.

I think I will join you guys, I love the concept.
by mindyourmind
Sun May 20, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Chess Championship 2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4065

Re: World Chess Championship 2012

He should have thrown in the towel after Ng6+ - or even earlier.
by mindyourmind
Sun May 20, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 160690

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Well, any possible thought, or hope, that I had that Dzogchen has authentic Buddhist roots are forever dispelled by this thread.

In a sense I'm actually quite thankful for that.
by mindyourmind
Sun May 20, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Compassion
Replies: 56
Views: 6317

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

If even the Lonchen Nyingtig contains a graduated method (and gradual realization) then we should accept that instantaneous vs gradual depends on a lot of things, such as the practitioner's abilities and so on. There is no right and wrong way. The development of compassion needs all the help it can...

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