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Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12754

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

It's not a question of value. I consider the Mahāyāna (including the vajrayāna) to be valuable, otherwise I wouldn't practice these teachings. But my faith in the value of these teachings doesn't necessitate believing that they were taught by the śramaṇa Gautama Buddha. Nor does it necessitate beli...
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Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12754

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Preservation is certainly a function, but a "central" claim? Sorry man, but I just can't go there with ya. Why don't you ask DPR about it? See if we old folks might make some sense after all. /magnus Well, next time I "see" him, I just might. The only thing is I don't get to see and speak with DPR ...
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Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator on Staff
Replies: 28
Views: 5972

Re: H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and his eventual successors

Yeshe left the NKT and helps other people trying to leave the organization. That is true but he still have a very negative attitude towards the Dalai Lama that have been obvious in a number of posts in an other forum. /magnus But not here yet so what's the problem? I don't feel very happy about him...
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Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12754

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

So you know exactly what the Buddha taught and to who he taught it exactly how? The basis of what he taught has been preserved in the Pāḷi Nikāyas and the Sanskrit Āgamas. The basic dharma that was inspired by him is all there. So your point is that Buddha wrote them himself? Seriously, one oral tr...
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Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12754

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Chaz wrote: Preservation is certainly a function, but a "central" claim? Sorry man, but I just can't go there with ya.
Why don't you ask DPR about it? See if we old folks might make some sense after all.

/magnus
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Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12754

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Chaz wrote: So, who calls it that? Besides you of course.
Doesn't really matter if someone else use the same words or not.

/magnus
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Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator on Staff
Replies: 28
Views: 5972

Re: H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and his eventual successors

Ngawang Drolma wrote:Yeshe left the NKT and helps other people trying to leave the organization.
That is true but he still have a very negative attitude towards the Dalai Lama that have been obvious in a number of posts in an other forum.

/magnus
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Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12754

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Buddhism is not a work in progress. Buddhism is a all about preserving the path the Buddha taught, not improving it, changing it in any way. Sorry, but I would suggest that this is only partially accurate. One can have faith without throwing one's intellect out the window. The historical "Buddha," ...
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Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12754

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

So Tibetan Buddhism is fine. Just don't cultivate attachments to it. And American Buddhism is similarly fine if you actually apply the teaching to destroy the illusion of an ego rather than making it stronger. Buddhism is not a work in progress. Buddhism is a all about preserving the path the Buddh...
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Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12754

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

I am not very impressed with the way "spiritual materialism" is used in this thread. Please have a look at Trungpa Rinpoche own words http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/tib/cutting.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; "Ego is constantly attempting to acquire and apply the teachings of spi...
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Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12754

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Is the question actually when will non-Asian people be fully invested with the Dharma? If that's the actual question then perhaps Thinley Norbu is right about Western racism being a significant element in this debate (please note I am not accusing you or anyone of racism but Thinley Norbu's comment...
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Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12754

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

I wonder when the vajrayana lineages will be fully preserved in the western by the westerners? When? Maybe never. If? Maybe not. That is the future and we cannot know the future any more than we can relive what is past. It may be that Vajrayana fizzles and dies in the west. It may fully flower. Mos...
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Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12754

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

While there's nothing "wrong" with culturally-specific accoutrements in our practice it isn't mecessarily a good thing either. Trungpa Rinpoche warned us about the ultimate end of what he called Spritual Materialism 30 year ago. The Dharma doesn't "need" things like robes, and Thangkas and Damarus ...
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Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12754

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

You see, Magnus, in order to discuss a book you have to have read it in the first place. In order to question a teacher you must first "hear" him teach. You see Chaz I am not questioning DPR, I am questioning you. If DPR wants to join the discussion in this thread he is welcome. Then I ask him dire...
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Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12754

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

Western Buddhism? Meaning Buddhism in western clothes having a coke in the break? I fail to see why western culture should be better than Tibetan culture? /magnus Yes, I know. You keep bringing that up. Have you read the book? Have you seen Rinpoche teach on this? That's where the answer to your qu...
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12754

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

If you guys are REALY interested in what kind of shape "Western" Buddhism may take in the near future, READ THIS BOOK AND READ IT NOW! Western Buddhism? Meaning Buddhism in western clothes having a coke in the break? I fail to see why western culture should be better than Tibetan culture? /magnus
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Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Online Seminar with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
Replies: 0
Views: 474

Online Seminar with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

A Lamp to Dispel Darkness Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche will hold the annual Fall Seminar at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, Kathmandu, starting on November 20. Rinpoche will teach based on a text entitled A Lamp to Dispel Darkness which was composed in 1906 by the very renowned scholar and Dzogchen master...
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Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question for you guys
Replies: 39
Views: 4651

Re: Question for you guys

If you resent the thought of having deep devotion to a teacher, then Vajrayana may not be for you because guru devotion is really the heart of Vajrayana. This idea of devotion in Vajrayana is such a misunderstood thing. I think many people like Individual that can't get down with this "devotion" bu...
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Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12754

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

What I don''t understand whenever this discussion comes up is, what exactly is this infamous cultural baggage considered to be? :shrug: Good question, seems to be mainly directed against Vajrayana. You hear very little about the cultural baggage from the Zen tradition. Could it be a question of int...
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Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 27382

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

Namdrol wrote: N
Nice to see you again big N!

/magnus

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