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by smcj
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10559

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

Using his given name, as I neither want to associate him with Jamgon Mipham nor use his self-assumed title of "earth king".
I’d like to suggest the thread be re-titled to make it clear who is the subject. I was confused for a bit.
by smcj
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10559

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Wienstein:

Maybe these guys should just use the internet for hookups. I hear that’s how it is done now. I could see some of them trying to hook up with women half their age on Tinder, etc. A lot of practitioners too. Kevin... If it’s mutually consensual I don’t see that as a problem. The problem comes when a ...
by smcj
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 10559

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Wienstein:

Maybe these guys should just use the internet for hookups. I hear that’s how it is done now.
by smcj
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1847

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

If we were all one, then if I pissed myself you would feel wet and warm, but you don't (luckily for you :P ), so obviously we are not one. I actually think that’s a valid point. The previous Kalu R. made the same point only using the start of the digestive process as his analogy. He said, “if we we...
by smcj
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Books on Tibetan Buddhism

The Pali Canon, because they don't mention it enough in Tibetan Buddhism and thus people, that are not culturally Buddhist, jump to all sorts of weird conclusions.
I agree that it is important. But I think Reggie Ray’s chapter on it in “Indestructible Truth” is adequate for beginners.
by smcj
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Books on Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Books on Tibetan Buddhism

PSM wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:46 pm
Secrets of the Vajra World and Indestructible Truth by Reginald Ray.
Imo “Indestructible Truth” is a must. “SotVW” is optional.
by smcj
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 6092

Re: Crazy Wisdom

It was a term CTR connected with Dorje Drollo. It has been since coopted to describe unconventional behavior by realized yogins, as well as by grifters who try to bilk naive aspirants. :good: The full irony to Malcolm’s post is the possibility that CTR himself may have played both of those roles at...
by smcj
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Realisation and its down side?
Replies: 19
Views: 1350

Re: Realisation and its down side?

Hi, Has anyone experienced a negative outcome after meditating on Impermanence? I have been experiencing a palpable dread and sense of futility as a result. I guess the realisation is there, but n0ow it seems to have sapped some of the enjoyment and pleasure I would normally have experienced from t...
by smcj
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1847

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

I read an excerpt on it just now from the Situ R book you mentioned, and I think you are right in this discussion. You're new here. I've had this same discussion with these same people multiple times, minus the Situ R. book referenced in this thread. It's getting really old. But I do kinda like the...
by smcj
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1847

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

Snowbear wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:26 pm
smcj, what is the Rangtong Ma-yin-gag view?
Can’t do much now. But it is called, “self-empty, affirming negation”.

“Affirming” being the critical term.
by smcj
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1847

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

krodha wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:00 pm
smcj wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:57 pm
Correction: Situ R’s “Ground, Path and Friution” Rangtong Ma-yin-gag view.
Correction to what?
My post
Personally I’m gravitating towards a type of Rongtong view Situ R talks about in his “Creation and Completion” book. But I’m busy at the moment and can’t quote it.
by smcj
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1847

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

Correction: Situ R’s “Ground, Path and Friution” Rangtong Ma-yin-gag view. It’s a little more elegant than Shentong but still has a positive quality to emptiness. It’s what I suspect Mipham R was talking about.
by smcj
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1847

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

The Buddha specifically and categorically denied that view. True, Sakyamuni specifically and categorically denied that view. No doubt about that. But all the Karmapas since Ranjung Dorje (Karmapa III, 1284-1339) have embraced it. So it kinda depends on which authority you’re referencing. You seem t...
by smcj
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1847

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

The Buddha specifically and categorically denied that view.
True, Sakyamuni specifically and categorically denied that view. No doubt about that.

But all the Karmapas since Ranjung Dorje (Karmapa III, 1284-1339) have embraced it. So it kinda depends on which authority you’re referencing.
by smcj
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Surprises in Buddhism?
Replies: 71
Views: 2756

Re: Surprises in Buddhism?

“All life is dissatisfying.” Still, that sounds pretty pessimistic to me….
How about, “It is impossible to find lasting satisfaction in ordinary life”?
by smcj
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Shentong view
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Shentong view

That sounds about right from what I can tell.
by smcj
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ahimsa and pest control
Replies: 27
Views: 1627

Re: ahimsa and pest control

The operation of karma does not change. This is often brought up here, as it is a mistake to think that karma does not apply just because of some insight into emptiness. :good: However there are karmic cycles where you are basically forced to commit negative actions in order to survive. If you try ...
by smcj
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Three Obstacles and Four Devils
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Three Obstacles and Four Devils

Obstacles can be pleasant too. Getting the job or the lover you’re always wanted can derail your practice. That’s why Mara sent his daughters to seduce Sakyamuni.
by smcj
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?
Replies: 131
Views: 4584

Re: Thoughts on Dzogchen without buddhism?

Sentient beings unfortunately are confined and suffering due to their ignorance regarding their nature. Even those with some experience with insights into their nature are still for the most part, confined and subject to suffering. This is accurate, Buddhism or not. Dzogchen with or without Buddhis...
by smcj
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5890

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Basis, path and result are indeed indivisible. This is a key point of Sakya teaching. Doesn't that distinction apply more so to the view from the level of the basis? I.e - Even if the path and result are indivisible, the strength and stability of ones recognition at the time of the path is not the ...

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