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by Grigoris
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 538
Views: 47508

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Oh heel no they don’t. Atiyoga is impossible to glimpse by accident. Who said anything about accidents or chance? On the other hand: What do you think the chances are of having a truly "mystical experience" if you try to have one? There is only one absolutely essential ingredient necessary to reali...
by Grigoris
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 538
Views: 47508

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

By definition there can be no difference among/between non-conceptual experiences, the idea of difference only exists conceptually/relatively. ;) A direct perception (pratyakṣa) by definition is nonconceptual and apprehends an intrinsic characteristic. Since the intrinsic characteristic of red is d...
by Grigoris
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 538
Views: 47508

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Oh heel no they don’t. Atiyoga is impossible to glimpse by accident. Who said anything about accidents or chance? There is this thing called past karma/accumulations. On the other hand: What do you think the chances are of having a truly "mystical experience" if you try to have one? There is only o...
by Grigoris
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 538
Views: 47508

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

No, I am saying that those who have practiced both paths, report that they are qualitatively different in an experiential sense. Like the taste of sugar and salt. One would not assert that the taste of sugar and salt only differ in the aftermath of tasting them, when the non-conceptual experience o...
by Grigoris
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 538
Views: 47508

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Most who have practiced both paths in a serious manner state that in addition to being conceptually different, they are also experientially different. Of course they would. They are, in both instances, judging a non-conceptual experience via their currently existing karmic view, after all. PS My st...
by Grigoris
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 538
Views: 47508

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

For a quarter-century (!) I and one other person have periodically discussed these or similar questions with one of the world's leading Vedanta scholars, Ira Schepetin . At the end of the day, I can only concur with Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche and certain other Dzogchen masters before him, that what we c...
by Grigoris
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why Should We Love?
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Why Should We Love?

I do believe the question has been well answered, so before the OP starts asking even more vaguely related questions...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Text/prayer table
Replies: 31
Views: 1020

Re: Text/prayer table

Mantrik wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:33 pm
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That is beautiful!
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Most famous teacher of all time?
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Most famous teacher of all time?

Art Garfunkel Simon & Garfunkel went on hiatus in 1970 and during that time, Art Garfunkel took advantage of his math skills by heading into the teaching field and taking a position at Litchfield Private School. Of course, a few years later, the group released their Greatest Hits album, and he reti...
by Grigoris
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why Should We Love?
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Why Should We Love?

Tenma wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:13 am
Why should we love all sentient beings? Please answer without using reasons like "bad karma," retribution in the lower realms, and so on. Thank you. :anjali:
Why shouldn't we love them?
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gampopa and Rechungpa?
Replies: 22
Views: 634

Re: Gampopa and Rechungpa?

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:05 pm
No, Khyungpo Naljor founded the Shangpa Kagyu lineage.
conebeckham wrote:And Shangpa Kagyu is completely unrelated to Rechungpa, as Malcolm notes. Though Gampopa had some relations with some Shangpa lineage holders, and vice versa.
Yes, you are right, I should be more careful when copy-pasting. :emb:
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gampopa and Rechungpa?
Replies: 22
Views: 634

Re: Gampopa and Rechungpa?

I think Gampopa was good at standardising the teachings in a way that made extremely nuanced and complicated techniques and practices, accessible to anybody willing to sit their ass down in a gompa for three years.

Otherwise you had to hang with a bunch of dirty hippies living in mountain caves.
by Grigoris
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gampopa and Rechungpa?
Replies: 22
Views: 634

Re: Gampopa and Rechungpa?

Rechungpa went on to found the Shamngpa Kagyu lineage or Rechung lineage of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Being called "moon-like disciple" by Milarepa is hardly a kick in the ass... Rechungpa's terma was discovered by the founder of the Drukpa lineage, so one cannot say that Rechungpa was n...
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Are Bonpos vegetarian?
Replies: 32
Views: 1027

Re: Are Bonpos vegetarian?

If this conversation goes in the direction of debate about the merits of vegetarianism/veganism I will shut it down and point people in the direction of this 224 page thread to continue the debate.
by Grigoris
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Are Bonpos vegetarian?
Replies: 32
Views: 1027

Re: Are Bonpos vegetarian?

Tashi delek. Answering you: To Mr. Grigoris: I want to tailor my Buddhist practice to fit my beliefs. If everything with a label "Buddhism" should be acceptable by a student, then Buddhism would become meaningless (as everything could and would soon after become "Buddhism"). You have it the wrong w...
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: More about the Indo-greeks
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: More about the Indo-greeks

amanitamusc wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:22 pm
I get your joke.I was just playing on a crude sterotype.My shoulder shrug was out of place.
I get you now! ;)
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: More about the Indo-greeks
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: More about the Indo-greeks

amanitamusc wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:01 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:37 pm
Alexander the Great was really imaginative when it came to naming cities! :tongue:

It is also rumored he was one hell of an interior decorator also. :shrug:
If you watched the video you would understand my joke.
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Are Bonpos vegetarian?
Replies: 32
Views: 1027

Re: Are Bonpos vegetarian?

So if I am an absolute die-hard vegan, where can I find a master that would fit with my basic beliefs? P.S. Please don't preach that my attitude to master-student relationship is already wrong if I want to study with a vegetarian master. Your attitude to Buddhism is wrong, if you want to tailor you...
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: More about the Indo-greeks
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: More about the Indo-greeks

Alexander the Great was really imaginative when it came to naming cities! :tongue:
by Grigoris
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Confronting Mortality
Replies: 15
Views: 519

Re: Confronting Mortality

tomschwarz wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:20 pm
How are you, or anyone else, going to do that?
Due to the strength of Amitabha's vows.

PS You are confusing emptiness (phenomena have no inherent characteristics) with nihilism (there are no phenomena).

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