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by heart
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 710
Views: 55035

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

What I think is not important ... love Sönam Dear Sönam, What we are discussing here is our understanding of teachings that we received or read so what you think is the only thing that matters actually. My point in this discussion isn't that you have to practice a Yidam only that every single teach...
by heart
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 710
Views: 55035

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Sönam wrote: Any way this discussion goes no where ... so let's end it her !
Sönam
Ah, come on Sönam. You think Longchenpa thought that practicing yidam would impede his Dzogchen practice? That it would destroy his view?

/magnus
by heart
Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 710
Views: 55035

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

... nevertheless there is no direct connection between Mahayoga and Dzogpa Chenpo. Well, Rongzom Pandita, Longchenpa and Mipham Rinpoche all disagree with you. These teachers all wrote commentaries on the Guhyagarbha Tantra with a Dzogchen perspective. Mipham Rinpoches commentary in English can be ...
by heart
Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:16 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 710
Views: 55035

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

I think that to say there is no connection between Mahayoga and Dzogpa Chenpo goes too far. You might be able to say that one can practice Dzogchen independent from Mahayoga or that one can practice Mahayoga independent from Dzogchen, but to say there is no connection is an over-statement. Semde ta...
by heart
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 710
Views: 55035

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

The Kunjed Gyalpo is pointing-out of the view of Ati for practitioners that have already practiced in the other 8 yanas. That is obvious all through the text. It is not at text that explains that it is unnecessary to practice the lower 8 yanas, denigrating the Buddhas teaching. To believe that is t...
by heart
Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: The Zangdokprali Foundation for Great Compassion
Replies: 20
Views: 4184

Re: The Zangdokprali Foundation for Great Compassion

http://www.zangdokpalri.org/audiofiles/chod2.mp3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If someone wondered where the teachings is.

/magnus
by heart
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 710
Views: 55035

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

It is not that I want to re-open the thread, but as I found a very direct answer to our discussion (with Heart) ... so I deliver "Even though the single fundamental nature is pure and total consciousness, followers of mahayoga apply the three contemplations and the five rituals in order to fulfil t...
by heart
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Basic Question
Replies: 27
Views: 3235

Re: Basic Question

sangyey wrote:How can an adventitous stain arise from something innately pure? How is it possible?
The adventitious stain is to not recognize the innately pure nature.

/magnus
by heart
Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Basic Question
Replies: 27
Views: 3235

Re: Basic Question

yes it's all about definitions. but your definition seems a bit contradictory. for example, how can bodhichitta be both a 'mind of enlightenment' and the lack of inherent existence? the first is a positive phenomena the other a negative phenomena. one object can't be both, since they're a dichotomy...
by heart
Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Silent Master
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Re: The Silent Master

I don't know many teachers from Tibetan schools that's why I ask this question. Is it common, or normal, that a highly educated lama teaches to his Western community some sadhanas, gives the necessary empowerments, but otherwise gives no lectures on general Mahayana nor on Tantra? What could be a r...
by heart
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerments within empowerments
Replies: 23
Views: 3368

Re: Empowerments within empowerments

No problem. You're a Chokling Tersar practitioner primarily arent you? Have you received the Chokling Tersar Vajrasattva? Its really extraordinary. Yes, I have practiced only Chokling Tersar for a long time now. There are several Vajrasattva practices in the Chokling Tersar. I know the Sangthig Dor...
by heart
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerments within empowerments
Replies: 23
Views: 3368

Re: Empowerments within empowerments

Sorry you might have missed it Magnus. I'm not really interested in continuing the discussion to be honest. I already acknowledged that I mis-represented when I said "requirement". I remember getting involved with you in circular discussions on e-sangha and have no desire to repeat that here. I don...
by heart
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerments within empowerments
Replies: 23
Views: 3368

Re: Empowerments within empowerments

Sorry you might have missed it Magnus. I'm not really interested in continuing the discussion to be honest. I already acknowledged that I mis-represented when I said "requirement". I remember getting involved with you in circular discussions on e-sangha and have no desire to repeat that here. I don...
by heart
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerments within empowerments
Replies: 23
Views: 3368

Re: Empowerments within empowerments

That is an other thing altogether, isn't it? /magnus Sorry. not sure what you mean Magnus. Nangwa, there is a big difference between saying it is a "requirement" and being "encouraged". In fact it changes the meaning completely. Even so, I never heard a Lama or Rinpoche encourage that either. I am ...
by heart
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerments within empowerments
Replies: 23
Views: 3368

Re: Empowerments within empowerments

Maybe that is how the Kagye Deshek Dupa that you are familiar with and the one that I received differ. Not sure why you are comparing it to Vajrasattva and Vajrapani. Kagye is when you practice the 8 herukas in one mandala with Chemchok heruka as the central deity. http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.ph...
by heart
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerments within empowerments
Replies: 23
Views: 3368

Re: Empowerments within empowerments

I think KT is mistaken for the most part. I thought this would be the case, but the notion of one empowerment/permission being within the other was interesting. The fact that some of the mantras being wrong and that I'd never heard of such a thing before made me doubt it. One such case where multip...
by heart
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerments within empowerments
Replies: 23
Views: 3368

Re: Empowerments within empowerments

In most Nyingma circles the base requirement for practicing ngondro etc. is a Vajrasattva empowerment. Usually if a practitioner has received the Vajrasattva empowerment and have access to their teacher they can get permission to do other practices through a pewang or lung rather than waiting for t...
by heart
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerments within empowerments
Replies: 23
Views: 3368

Re: Empowerments within empowerments

In most Nyingma circles the base requirement for practicing ngondro etc. is a Vajrasattva empowerment. Usually if a practitioner has received the Vajrasattva empowerment and have access to their teacher they can get permission to do other practices through a pewang or lung rather than waiting for t...
by heart
Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerments within empowerments
Replies: 23
Views: 3368

Re: Empowerments within empowerments

I'll add the small bit of information that I know. My lama wanted a visiting lama to give us the empowerment for the 108 deities which live within our bodies. However, the visiting lama did not have enough time, so he gave us a Vajrasattva empowerment instead and said that Vajrasattva was the "summ...
by heart
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Empowerments within empowerments
Replies: 23
Views: 3368

Re: Empowerments within empowerments

I read this post while browsing the web and I'd be interested to know if it's true that there are permissions for various deities' mantras etc. containted within an empowerment for another deity. I know for instance that Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche consideres that his empowerments are also the wangs for...