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Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did any of you ever meet Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche?
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

Re: Did any of you ever meet Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche?

I met him. He impressed me immensely.

/magnus
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Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 29903

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

/magnus There seem to be different views on this topic, it is inculded in the discussion of: Where in the four yogas of Mahamudra is the first Bodhisattva Bhumi? It is discussed for example in Tsele Natsok Rangdrol's Lamp of Mahamudra, according to this author it is somewhere in the first yoga of O...
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Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 29903

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

It is said that the Six Yogas of Naropa all belong to the Perfection Stage, they are something you do after have achieved awakening. There seem to be a lot of things to do after you have attained the awakening or the enlightenment. Historically the Tantra was available to you only after you had att...
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Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan madhyamaka
Replies: 314
Views: 20356

Re: Tibetan madhyamaka

Exceptional intellect will never realize emptiness because realization is free from intellect. i never claimed it wasnt free from intellect. my point is that an unfit mind cannot go beyond the intellect because it can not even go beyond wrong thinking Thinking is just thinking, right or wrong, clev...
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Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 29903

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

It is said that the Six Yogas of Naropa all belong to the Perfection Stage, they are something you do after have achieved awakening. There seem to be a lot of things to do after you have attained the awakening or the enlightenment. Historically the Tantra was available to you only after you had att...
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Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan madhyamaka
Replies: 314
Views: 20356

Re: Tibetan madhyamaka

If you find anything here, congratulations, but unfortunately it will be just one more reference point, let alone emptiness (sunyata). Nagarjuna wrote: "For those for whom emptiness is not possible, nothing is possible". conventional truth is not being asserted as being ultimate truth. only that co...
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Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: The Banning of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
Replies: 74
Views: 15061

Re: The Banning of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

My advice to everyone involved in this situation is to move on, because it is highly unlike this situation will be resolved any more than it is. I have some experience from an other smaller center in an other part of the world. Tibetans have complicated webs of trust and public opinion doesn't matte...
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Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 29903

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

Yes, illusory body in the 6 yogas is a method while rainbow body is a result. /magnus That sounds suspectful to me, Magnus. In Padmasambhava's Teachings on the Six Bardos (B. A. Wallace & Gyatrul Rimpoche) there is a teaching of two illusory bodies, the first illusory body, also called the impure i...
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Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 69647

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Good stuff, guys, just a comment: we often hear about mixing teachings and how it can be confusing. Good example: "Ordinary Mind" in Mahamudra terminology (Thamel Gyi Shepa) is actually different from your usage of "ordinary mind" vs. Rigpa. :smile: Carry on..... I am pretty sure Pema means "ordina...
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Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rainbow Body - Why?
Replies: 198
Views: 29903

Re: Rainbow Body - Why?

I find it srange that it hasn't been expressed clearly why the rainbow body is produced?? In other tantric traditions it has been said that the illusory body is made so that one can through it help the innumerable beings of samsara for as long as samsara lasts. i think the illusory body is differen...
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Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 69647

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Since the 3 kayas and the accumulations of merit and wisdom are complete within rigpa primordially, Dzogchen practice lacks nothing and leaves no fundamental need for any other practice. However, what we have is a question of individual capacity and practicality. Only very rare individuals "get" Dz...
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Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 69647

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Thanks, Magnus, and I agree. One need only look at the daily practice regimen of any of these Lamas to determine what they considered "essential" (or at least important enough to recite daily) in their practice. a quick glance at the three series of dzogchen, at the essential practices for each ser...
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Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 69647

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Heruka wrote:
hello magnus, its actually dalai lamas words from his book dzogchen


at the beginning i wrote .....dalai lama says.
:oops: I am deeply embarrassed. It did sound like something out of a book so my answer is still valid. :smile:

/magnus
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Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 69647

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Thanks, Magnus, and I agree. One need only look at the daily practice regimen of any of these Lamas to determine what they considered "essential" (or at least important enough to recite daily) in their practice. Granted, "abiding" is not something one could pin down to sessions and breaks, but it's...
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Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 69647

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

I'm talking about a similarity--in that some Mahamudra practitioners also apparently see Yidam practice, etc., as "extraneous" to the practice. While I'd say that ngondro, yidam practice, and other skillful means aren't "essential" to Mahamudra, or to Dzokchen, I'd only say that with some grave res...
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Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 69647

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Namdrol did make often the relation between Dzogchen and Madhyamaka, when not in rigpa ... not with HYT. If I remember correctly the discussion was if the emptiness in Dzogchen was more of Rangtong or Shengtong flavor. Namdrol as a Sakya of course supported the view of Rangtong. He never said that ...
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Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 69647

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

The All-Creating Monarch states ... <cut> Anyway what ever would be the numerous references given, those defending ngondro, yidams and others skillful means 'technics' will disagree. They generally do not produce any reference except their certitude ... maybe they have invested too long into "skill...
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Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 69647

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

my emphisis. What, then, is the profound and special feature of the Dzogchen teachings? According to the more recent traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, collectively known as the Sarma schools of the Secret Mantra Vehicle, in order for this fundamental innate mind of clear light to become fully evident...
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Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 69647

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

I of course agree with that ... Through the aspect of not realizing the essence of the "appearance of the basis" themselves (as they are), one become distracted into the delusions ... (Longchen Rabjam) But what it has to do with de differentiation between Dzogchen/Dzogchenpa? of course, or it is ni...
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Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 69647

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Tashi delek dear readers, :) Maybe a nice example for a practising Dzochenpa?: :o My view is that of Dzogchen, My meditation practice is that of the Yidam, My personal conduct is that of a Sutra adept. Tokden Drime Yungdrung Rinpoche :bow: Best wishes for our individual practice Kalden Yungdrung Ex...

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