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by oldbob
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: And now for something completely different
Replies: 16
Views: 1400

Re: And now for something completely different

I thought I'd make a new thread rather than distract from the Tsongkhapafan feeding frenzy. And since the mind is a sense the pink unicorn is as "real" as that horse over there. As real as a dream, which is to say: not real at all. For Buddha, yes. Those things would be phenomena apprehended by a d...
by oldbob
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6343
Views: 581924

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Reminder. 12th March. Sunday 3:00-3.30am. We do Guru Garab Dorje’s Jyin-beb. [WWT world wide transmission] 3:30- 3:35am. I give the Lung of the Thun Book. 10:00-10:25am. I give the Lung of many collective practices and the root text of Mandarava. 10.25-12:00pm. We do the last Mandarava practice of t...
by oldbob
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 235
Views: 31446

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

:namaste: Good postings all and from each viewpoint correct. The problem is that some poor people do not have the strength of personality to ask that someone buy a book for them. Some do not have a computer or easy internet access. Some have never heard of the Library of Congress. Some have never he...
by oldbob
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 235
Views: 31446

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

I can't believe we even have to talk about pirating dharma books. Just buy a copy, its worth it. :good: That said, there appears to be a difference between doing translations as a Dharma activity with the motivation to make appropriate teachings as available as possible, and on the other hand, doin...
by oldbob
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Khetsun Sangpos's "Strand of Jewels" Chapter 1
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: Khetsun Sangpos's "Strand of Jewels" Chapter 1

Anne Klein has posted a portion of her new traslation "Strand of Jewels" here: https://www.academia.edu/31774903/STRAND_OF_JEWELS_Chapters_I_Root_and_Commentary.pdf It contains her introduction, a reminiscence about her meetings with Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche, the first chapter of the root text and t...
by oldbob
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Introduction Always Works
Replies: 72
Views: 7988

Re: Direct Introduction Always Works

You have misunderstood my post. I am not comparing direct introduction to water. I am stating, direct introduction always works because it is direct introduction, it can not be anything else. In the same way that water is always water, it can not be anything else. If something is direct introductio...
by oldbob
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Introduction Always Works
Replies: 72
Views: 7988

Re: Direct Introduction Always Works

oldbob, I'm not going to quote your post in my reply for obvious reasons! :rolling: Just wanted to say thank you for the energy and intention you put into your reply. :twothumbsup: If you wish to understand in a precise way how direct introduction works and how three transmissions in direct introdu...
by oldbob
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Introduction Always Works
Replies: 72
Views: 7988

Re: Direct Introduction Always Works

:namaste: All excellent comments and all exactly correct. :soapbox: It was long ago and far away in a land over the sea and the King sent his 7 blind wise men to check out a newly arrived, very strange animal. So, the blind men went as a group to the “elephant” and then returned to the king and repo...
by oldbob
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Introduction Always Works
Replies: 72
Views: 7988

Re: Direct Introduction Always Works

. Getting the DI is not very important Why is it not important ? How can one work with the methods and the principles of knowledge without the transmission of knowledge ? :namaste: Good question. Sorry for the confusion. There is getting and "Getting." It certainly is important to "show up" and get...
by oldbob
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Introduction Always Works
Replies: 72
Views: 7988

Re: Direct Introduction Always Works

You are defining this from the point of maintaining an object, ala sutrayāna. Question: How does one distinguish the practice of fixation in the four contemplations of semde from the practice of maintaining an object as is done in sutra? I understand that the former practice follows direct introduc...
by oldbob
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6343
Views: 581924

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Are there recommended any special practices that would help ‘prepare the ground’, so to speak, and make one more receptive for a maximally efficacious transmission experience? Has Rinpoche recommended anything in particular? This is from my experience. Being in a relaxed state of open presence is t...
by oldbob
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Integrating Dzogchen ect
Replies: 13
Views: 1215

Re: Integrating Dzogchen ect

Hello everyone, Hopefully this is ok to ask here. I am wondering how others have successfully integrated Dzogchen within their own tradition. For instance I have received mainly Gelug teachings and usually visualize refuge assembly and Shakyamuni embodying my teachers, recite specific refuge formul...
by oldbob
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6343
Views: 581924

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

From Norbunet: ______________________________ dear all!! we are pleased to announce our next webcast, hoping to see you with kind regards webcast team Dzamlingar Tenerife Canary Islands time [gmt+00:00] Losar and Mandarava Druchen with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu New Year of Fire-Bird Melo 3934 2017: 27th...
by oldbob
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6343
Views: 581924

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I'm looking for chulen in Kathmandu. I'd like to get some for the mandarava webcast. Does anyone know where I might be able to find it? Pretty much every source selling it online says it comes from the "famous" Tibetan doctor Ngawang Drakpa in Kathmandu, but I can't actually find any information ab...
by oldbob
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 235
Views: 31446

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/557ef269e4b0db0dbac77df2/t/5843001e59cc68a03bb48879/1480785951088/Section_2_excerpt.pdf More good words about Dzogchen. Thank you Malcolm. :twothumbsup: Note: "4. The topic of the words that disclose the context in order to conquer the syllables of the words." ...
by oldbob
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longchenpa - custom of study and practice for 145 days
Replies: 13
Views: 1423

Re: Longchenpa - custom of study and practice for 145 days

OOPS! Gotta read the fine print. :thinking:

Thanks again Magnus. :twothumbsup:
by oldbob
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longchenpa - custom of study and practice for 145 days
Replies: 13
Views: 1423

Re: Longchenpa - custom of study and practice for 145 days

Also here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Excellent-Path-to-Enlightenment-Sutrayana-by-Longchen-Rabjam-2014-/381378839752?hash=item58cbf344c8:i:381378839752 $5 cheaper but also good to pay more and support Pemakarpo. http://www.pemakarpo.org/ Hmmnnnnnnn? I have not felt to buy a book in years but I am ...
by oldbob
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Help! Ran into a problem with meditation
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: Help! Ran into a problem with meditation

More good words about Dzogchen.

http://keithdowman.net/dzogchen/cuckoos ... sence.html

But no words are necessary.

:heart:
by oldbob
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 36096

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

After the rushan retreat I started thinking about how Changchub Dorje initiated rinpoche during the dream state. For some reason I thought that this fact was significant in some way but wasn't immediately sure why. Then I realised that Changchun Dorje was really convinced that the initiation given ...
by oldbob
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Help! Ran into a problem with meditation
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: Help! Ran into a problem with meditation

So I've been going through the Precious Vase and practices assigned to people who want to pass an exam in future. One of them is about observing the person, sensations, mind, emotions. I ran into a problem observing the mind: I am now utterly convinced that the mind doesn't exist. Please don't thin...

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