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Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 62575

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Therefore Dzogchen is Rigpa and is without any other needs ... other is Ma-Rigpa and needs ngöndro and deities practices. Of course Rigpa is without any other needs. But interpreting that to mean that methods like yidam and guru yoga is unnecessary for a person without stability in the natural stat...
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Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 62575

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Therefore Dzogchen is Rigpa and is without any other needs ... other is Ma-Rigpa and needs ngöndro and deities practices. Of course Rigpa is without any other needs. But interpreting that to mean that methods like yidam and guru yoga is unnecessary for a person without stability in the natural stat...
by heart
Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 62575

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Hello magnus, It's not my own opinion, as I comment it, you can found all those references in the "Practice of Dzogchen" by Longchen Rabjam. But my opinion is that it seems quite evident ... Dzogchen is the path and the fruit at the same time. The nature of the Basis is, primordially pure essence (...
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Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 62575

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Can someone comment abit about the relationship between practising yidams and dzogchen? What is the common trend now? Do we need to practise yidam in order to practise dzogchen and how many yidams, dakinis and protectors do we need? any related comments or experiences in this area thanks! :namaste:...
by heart
Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 62575

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

From http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Yidam" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; On one occasion, I asked Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, “Is it necessary for someone with realization to recite prayers and mantras?” And he replied, “Someone who has that kind of realisation is like space....
by heart
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 62575

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Can someone comment abit about the relationship between practising yidams and dzogchen? What is the common trend now? Do we need to practise yidam in order to practise dzogchen and how many yidams, dakinis and protectors do we need? any related comments or experiences in this area thanks! :namaste:...
by heart
Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: a very unusual visiting lama
Replies: 25
Views: 2981

Re: a very unusual visiting lama

It kind of makes one wonder if they were casing the joint for gold... They didn't do anything unethical. Most of them seemed friendly and they really enjoyed their master's teaching. Their recruiting method was very smooth: a man gave me a piece of chocolate...and then tried to get my name and phon...
by heart
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: a very unusual visiting lama
Replies: 25
Views: 2981

Re: a very unusual visiting lama

Luke wrote: I think it's interesting that the biggest divisions in the present-day Vajrayana community are not between the different schools of Tibetan Buddhism, but are between those sanghas who practice in a more traditional way and those who do not.
Good point !

/magnus
by heart
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: a very unusual visiting lama
Replies: 25
Views: 2981

Re: a very unusual visiting lama

mr. gordo wrote:The lack of prostrations is not uncommon among some Dzogchen students and teachers.
eh? I am sure you are only referring to the Dzogchen community, right?
I sure as hell always prostrate to my Guru.

/magnus
by heart
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Non affirming negation
Replies: 93
Views: 8978

Re: Non affirming negation

catmoon wrote: I can see this all pretty clearly in the case of the cup, but I find seeing the "I" this way more difficult. Identical reason applies to the body, but it's hard to apply to the mind without knowing exactly what a mind is.
This is because the I don't have a conventional existence at all.

/magnus
by heart
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Non affirming negation
Replies: 93
Views: 8978

Re: Non affirming negation

So now that we are all caught up on that, I believe the next order of business is my HHDL quote in the previous page. Nobody ever did comment on that. I'm curious: is that the general Mahayana position or is there significant variation between sects? The quote contains nothing secterian according t...
by heart
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Non affirming negation
Replies: 93
Views: 8978

Re: Non affirming negation

Well.... no. I guess I just don't see why this should be. Chenrezig is a mental perception, and I don't understand why this perception should not be subject to the usual examinations. If he's not a mental perception then no one has ever heard of him, right? This discussion is getting out of hand. M...
by heart
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Non affirming negation
Replies: 93
Views: 8978

Re: Non affirming negation

Well.... no. I guess I just don't see why this should be. Chenrezig is a mental perception, and I don't understand why this perception should not be subject to the usual examinations. If he's not a mental perception then no one has ever heard of him, right? This discussion is getting out of hand. M...
by heart
Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Non affirming negation
Replies: 93
Views: 8978

Re: Non affirming negation

Well.... no. I guess I just don't see why this should be. Chenrezig is a mental perception, and I don't understand why this perception should not be subject to the usual examinations. If he's not a mental perception then no one has ever heard of him, right? This discussion is getting out of hand. M...
by heart
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Namthar of Terton Migyur Dorje Available
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: Namthar of Terton Migyur Dorje Available

I just found out yesterday that there is a namthar of Terton Migyur Dorje, the terton who revealed the Nam Cho treasures, and that there is an English translation. In fact there are three namthars, all written by Karma Chagme. The outer namthar has been published by Palri Publications in Nepal and ...
by heart
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen: When are you ready for it?
Replies: 29
Views: 5134

Re: Dzogchen: When are you ready for it?

Then again, it's not about "Westerners" or "Easterners" - there are Tibetans who are equally unlearned in cause and effect and tantra as Americans, so this dividing of Americans and Tibetans is unnecessary. True. The reason is that I made this differentiation is that as Westerner myself I noticed a...
by heart
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen: When are you ready for it?
Replies: 29
Views: 5134

Re: Dzogchen: When are you ready for it?

When are you ready for Dzogchen Atiyoga? However in the worldly sense, as is stated in the tantra (Kunbyed Gyalpo) one must not be shown the Atiyoga path as long as one clings to the doctrine of cause and effect. Because then one will disparage the Dzogchen Atiyoga teaching as being heretical and w...
by heart
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen: When are you ready for it?
Replies: 29
Views: 5134

Re: Dzogchen: When are you ready for it?

I've noticed that "Dzogchen" has become the buzzword all over Buddhist forums. Many people seem to have leaped into attending Dzogchen seminars without having completed much preparation. Although Dzogchen originated in the Nyingma and Bön schools, it seems that nowadays many practioners from all li...
by heart
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: yogis in france
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: yogis in france

I heard that Lama Gendun (his is dead) had a few people doing life retreat after they finished a few three year retreats. Probably in this place in France (http://www.dhagpo-kundreul.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). But I don't know if they are still in or not.

/magnus
by heart
Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: many questions about Rainbow body - help please
Replies: 12
Views: 2871

Re: many questions about Rainbow body - help please

hi everyone, what is the rainbow body? is attaining it the same thing as achieving physical immortality? rainbow bodies live in pure lands or heavens for eternity? why is tibetan buddhism the only buddhist sect that teaches the rainbow body? did this arise out of the bon tradition in tibet? No, the...

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