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by Arnoud
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Trulshik Rinpoche passed away
Replies: 19
Views: 3724

Re: Trulshik Rinpoche passed away

"I immediately went to pay homage to my beloved Guru who has not been very well for quite a while. When he met me, he literally jumped with joy and was so thrilled to meet me. I had not been seeing him as I was afraid to disturb his peace. Of course, we do not need to connect physically, we have our...
by Arnoud
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 100 Syllable Mantra SUPO KAYO ME BHAVA
Replies: 150
Views: 17954

Re: 100 Syllable Mantra SUPO KAYO ME BHAVA

heart wrote:
Clarence wrote:
heart wrote: I think someone told me a long time ago that Sanskrit probably never was a spoken language, is that not true?
/magnus
It is still spoken in some monasteries in India.
Where?

/magnus
The one I know is in Rishikesh. My friend grew up there and learned to speak Sanskrit as well.
by Arnoud
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 100 Syllable Mantra SUPO KAYO ME BHAVA
Replies: 150
Views: 17954

Re: 100 Syllable Mantra SUPO KAYO ME BHAVA

heart wrote: I think someone told me a long time ago that Sanskrit probably never was a spoken language, is that not true?
/magnus
It is still spoken in some monasteries in India.
by Arnoud
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Who are the tulkus in the documentary "TULKU"
Replies: 141
Views: 17953

Re: Who are the tulkus in the documentary "TULKU"

Virgo wrote:
Clarence wrote:
Virgo wrote: Also you talk alot about Tulku, tulku, tulku, but not alot about Dharma. What's the point? Your a tulku so I should see your movie?
Kevin
It is weird to see an Arhat be mean to a Tulku. :smile:
Oh an Arhat huh? nope. :D

Kevin
Streamenterer then? :smile:
by Arnoud
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Who are the tulkus in the documentary "TULKU"
Replies: 141
Views: 17953

Re: Who are the tulkus in the documentary "TULKU"

Virgo wrote: Also you talk alot about Tulku, tulku, tulku, but not alot about Dharma. What's the point? Your a tulku so I should see your movie?
Kevin
It is weird to see an Arhat be mean to a Tulku. :smile:
by Arnoud
Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Six Yogas of Naropa
Replies: 25
Views: 4826

Re: Six Yogas of Naropa

Does that mean guru devotion trumps the view-meditation-conduct schema? I always thought the view is critically important in achieving realization?
by Arnoud
Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar
Replies: 172
Views: 18808

Re: Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar

Namdrol wrote: And they (Tibetans) will continue to admit privately it is all a game of political bullshit.
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And some not so privately:

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by Arnoud
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar
Replies: 172
Views: 18808

Re: Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar

Throwing the baby out with the bathwater. This is, IMHO, not a solution. Kirt So my question still stands, how would you solve it? Now that it is slowly starting to embed itself into western culture, I think it is valid for us westerners to think about a solution as well. Of course, they had simila...
by Arnoud
Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar
Replies: 172
Views: 18808

Re: Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar

Well, having read the Buddha of Brooklyn, it doesn't surprise me. I think there is a huge problem with the Tulku system but I don't know whether to get rid of it altogether is the right solution. Just as with chess prodigies, where else to get a better education? How would you see that?
by Arnoud
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Resignation of Mod Duties + Farewell
Replies: 22
Views: 2807

Re: Resignation of Mod Duties + Farewell

Best of luck. Hope you will be able to share some pics and a report next year.
by Arnoud
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Khyentse Yeshe - My Reincarnation Theatrical Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 1645

Re: Khyentse Yeshe - My Reincarnation Theatrical Tour

Thanks Ticking Man,

That is an interesting idea. However, that would imply that Tibetan medicine only works for people with a Tibetan diet. I don't know anything about TM but I don't think that is supposed to be the case.
by Arnoud
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Khyentse Yeshe - My Reincarnation Theatrical Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 1645

Re: Khyentse Yeshe - My Reincarnation Theatrical Tour

PadmaVonSamba wrote:is it a musical? I can't stand musicals.
Ha, no, it isn't a muscical. It is a very interesting documentary. Very real it seems. The good and the bad is portrayed.
by Arnoud
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Khyentse Yeshe - My Reincarnation Theatrical Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 1645

Re: Khyentse Yeshe - My Reincarnation Theatrical Tour

Khyentse Yeshe Teachings and My Reincarnation Theatrical Tour, Fall 2011 This Fall Khyentse Yeshe will be coming to North America for several wonderful opportunities! My Reincarnation, the epic father-son drama about Khyentse and his father Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, is showing in Amherst and premierin...
by Arnoud
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Hua Tou and Dzogchen
Replies: 41
Views: 5604

Re: Hua Tou and Dzogchen

When i understood it well... Hey Kalden, I've seen you use this phrase from time to time and it always seems like what you intend to be saying is " if I understood it well" or " if I understood it correctly" or something along those lines. I think you mean to be saying "if" rather than "when." Just...
by Arnoud
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Medicine
Topic: Mite Allergies
Replies: 0
Views: 561

Mite Allergies

Dear TM-doctor, This is a post on behalf of my wife. Our dog has mite allergies since a couple years and, even though we tried desensitization (with the use of injections), he remains horribly itchy. We know steroids would work, but since they have so many health risks associated with them, we rathe...
by Arnoud
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: James Low & Simply Being
Replies: 210
Views: 47713

Re: James Low & Simply Being

Thanks Namdrol. I do appreciate the answers. Quite a bit of clarity gained today.
by Arnoud
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: James Low & Simply Being
Replies: 210
Views: 47713

Re: James Low & Simply Being

Namdrol wrote:
Yes. Thoughts arise from that state and return to it.
So, what you are saying, if I understand correctly, is that the Natural State and thoughts are like a package which is encompassed and known by Rigpa?
by Arnoud
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: James Low & Simply Being
Replies: 210
Views: 47713

Re: James Low & Simply Being

Namdrol wrote:
Clarence wrote: Do I understand that right?
Yes, you do.
When recognizing the Natural State, can one have thoughts?
by Arnoud
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: James Low & Simply Being
Replies: 210
Views: 47713

Re: James Low & Simply Being

Rigpa is something that one slowly develops over time, until one has complete confidence in the meaning of the teachings. The term rigpa is used in different ways in Dzogchen teachings, so one has to be very specific. It does not have univerally applied meaning like "consciousness" for example. Thi...
by Arnoud
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: James Low & Simply Being
Replies: 210
Views: 47713

Re: James Low & Simply Being

Namdrol wrote: Yes. Mostly because you can become distracted, and that is ignorance.
I think I start to understand. I am quite the same as some others here. When I look, nothing is found. Resting in that, thoughts come up. Then it is gone, until I remember.

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