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by Arnoud
Sun May 28, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Teacher-Disciple Relationship
Replies: 30
Views: 3258

Re: The Teacher-Disciple Relationship

Your teacher is not your friend. He or she is someone in whom you've placed your trust to guide you in the Dharma. Yes, but Dharma is connected to daily life. So, what if you disagree with their daily life choices or advice on your daily life? Is that guidance in the Dharma or just their opinion wh...
by Arnoud
Mon May 15, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chetsun Nyingtig commentary
Replies: 7
Views: 1590

Re: Chetsun Nyingtig commentary

It is available on PDF. But that is not really the right way to get it. Scripd I think.
by Arnoud
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bronze vs Iron Phurba
Replies: 60
Views: 6538

Re: Bronze vs Iron Phurba

Malcolm wrote: No matter what material your phurba is made of, if you have not attained the siddhi of kilaya it is just a chunk of matter.
If it is a terma Phurba, then it can have magical properties?
by Arnoud
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2
Replies: 34
Views: 4640

Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

That is great news. Congratulations!
by Arnoud
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Media
Topic: the best way to become enlightened
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: the best way to become enlightened

That is so not true. You are wrong. 8-)
by Arnoud
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cover of National Geographic, March 2005: Tibetan Monk
Replies: 12
Views: 2175

Re: Cover of National Geographic, March 2005: Tibetan Monk

I didn't see the pic, but could be Mingyur Rinpoche or Khachab. I have seen pics of both with electrodes.
by Arnoud
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: who wants to be a billionaire?
Replies: 20
Views: 3336

Re: who wants to be a billionaire?

I read a lot of people find it worth the 2 dollars just to fantasize.
by Arnoud
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: who wants to be a billionaire?
Replies: 20
Views: 3336

Re: who wants to be a billionaire?

Did you buy a ticket? Not in Nevada but in a neighboring state? Or is that not allowed?
by Arnoud
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Antinatalism, Having children is immoral
Replies: 55
Views: 5772

Re: Antinatalism, Having children is immoral

How would you feel if you had a son/daugher who didn't want to live then killed themselves? Just too bad? Not your fault? Who are we to put someone in that situation in the first place. The only argument you can make is that most people enjoy life, but many do not, and so if you are morally ok with...
by Arnoud
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche & No Female Tibetan Rinpoches
Replies: 24
Views: 3763

Re: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche & No Female Tibetan Rinpoches

If those women gain realization, they will teach--no matter what--as anything they do will be a teaching. So they don't need to be trained to become teachers. They need to practice. It seems they want Buddhism careers. That means they should not teach. Further, if they are Khyentse Rinpoche's studen...
by Arnoud
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron—Oakland, CA
Replies: 15
Views: 2380

Re: Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron—Oakland, CA

The book was great as well. I enjoyed it and thought it was well written. Looking forward to the next one.
by Arnoud
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron—Oakland, CA
Replies: 15
Views: 2380

Re: Book Release Party and Reading by Yudron—Oakland, CA

Congratulations Yudron! Very cool.

Unfortunately I am in Europe at the time but wish you all the best with the party and subsequent sale of your book.
by Arnoud
Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can Westerners REALLY be Dharma practitioners?
Replies: 248
Views: 26285

Re: Can Westerners REALLY be Dharma practitioners?

The claim behind the question is fascinating, because it reveals a latent - I don't want to call it racism, but - prejudice against Westerners. My assumption was that it is not really about race, but more about one's cultural and societal environment. The West simply has an entirely different cultu...
by Arnoud
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Right livelihood
Replies: 47
Views: 8072

Re: Right livelihood

I think if you don't sell lobsters or oysters, you should be in the clear theoretically. It is the same as buying the meat in the grocery store. You didn't have the intention to kill the animal, didn't kill the animal and didn't rejoice in the killing. Thus, Karma not taken place. Of course, that is...
by Arnoud
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guru Yoga and Loppön N.
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: Guru Yoga and Loppön N.

- Guru Yoga by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.

- I think you should ask Malcolm on this site. If I remember right, he knows Lopon Namdrol quite well. I think they are drinking buddies.
by Arnoud
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How important is shamatha, and practices before shamatha
Replies: 76
Views: 9057

Re: How important is shamatha, and practices before shamatha

Okay. Thanks.

Anything in your book about the difference?
by Arnoud
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How important is shamatha, and practices before shamatha
Replies: 76
Views: 9057

Re: How important is shamatha, and practices before shamatha

This Dzogchen style. Very supple, produces flexible wood, very green, hard to break. In Dzogchen style śamatha you actually engage all six sense objects with your six senses, there is nothing to accept and nothing to reject, nothing to follow, nothing to ignore. Sounds very much like regular Trekch...
by Arnoud
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: POTUS 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 77030

Re: POTUS 2016

Well, if America collapses the vacuum will be filled by either Russia or China. I know I still prefer the US over those two.
by Arnoud
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?
Replies: 76
Views: 15985

Re: Daniel P Brown - Pointing Out Way?

He clearly states that he is picking and adapting teachings for what he views as Western culture. Having just watched the video twice, at the end of the video what I hear him say is that he is picking the teachings that are appropriate for the West. I didn't hear him say he was 'adapting' them. Tha...

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