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by fckw
Sun May 06, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?
Replies: 60
Views: 3763

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?

When you are walking in the jungle, and you come across the lion - the king of the jungle - do you ask him to hide his balls? I like the example, but I think it does simply not cover reality. The catch is: You already assume that you'd recognize the kind of the jungle as such. Just look how often i...
by fckw
Sun May 06, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?
Replies: 60
Views: 3763

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?

Being a mahasiddha, you do not really need someone to tell you that you can or should teach. I am almost certain that even if you were a mahasiddha but never had received teaching authorization from any teacher many Buddhists would be upset and criticize you for being a show-off. (But then again, t...
by fckw
Sun May 06, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?
Replies: 60
Views: 3763

Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?

It is generally assumed that in the Vajrayana tradition teachers appearing on the market must have been authorized in a way by their own teachers. The debate then often goes into the direction of the authenticity and credibility of the authentication of a certain person. "Was XYZ really authorized t...
by fckw
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 538
Views: 49146

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Advaita Zen is closely related to both Christian Tantra and Jewish Islam.
by fckw
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Insects practice?
Replies: 35
Views: 1704

Re: Insects practice?

My point is: Living is an inherently violent act. Whether you like it or not, being a living being takes away space that could be occupied by other living beings. Taking anti-biotics necessarily kills innumerable other living beings in order to save one single living being or at least to reduce its ...
by fckw
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Insects practice?
Replies: 35
Views: 1704

Re: Insects practice?

Why be bothered about the death of insects, but not be bothered by the death of bacteria? Have you ever taken anti-biotics? How did you feel about the death of trillions of living beings?
by fckw
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Commitment Issues
Replies: 75
Views: 5701

Re: Commitment Issues

I believe it's a little bit like a love relationship. You get to know someone, you fall in love. In the beginning you're so enthusiastic about the other person, that really all you want is to be together with that person. Then, at some point it cools down. You get your first disappointments - or may...
by fckw
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tradition.
Replies: 54
Views: 2546

Re: Tradition.

“Begin by learning to draw and paint like the old masters. After that, you can do as you like; everyone will respect you.”
Salvador Dali
by fckw
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 71
Views: 7005

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

When someone asked Tulku Pema Wangyal about the benefits of this transmission... he said... the benefits will appear during one's journey in the bardo. I don't mean to sound dismissing, but when I hear someone tell me that the benefits of a given practice will be reaped during bardo - I am not inte...
by fckw
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Realisation and its down side?
Replies: 19
Views: 1952

Re: Realisation and its down side?

You should complement meditation on emptiness and impermanence with meditation on compassion - most importantly compassion to yourself.
by fckw
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nagas -- mythological?
Replies: 25
Views: 1599

Re: Nagas -- mythological?

To paraphrase the great Ramana Maharishi: Nagas and all the other creatures listed - they are as real as your thoughts.
by fckw
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dr. Nida Chengtsang - Yuthok Nyingthig
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Dr. Nida Chengtsang - Yuthok Nyingthig

Thanks. I was referring to this Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuthok_Nyingthig. Seems to be a somewhat unconventional lineage, but I like the fact that it's a Ngakpa lineage. Sort of refreshingly different from the monastic ones.
by fckw
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dr. Nida Chengtsang - Yuthok Nyingthig
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Dr. Nida Chengtsang - Yuthok Nyingthig

Anyone ever visited a retreat from Dr. Nida Chenagtsang (https://www.sorig.net)? Is he legit? I am less interested in Tibetan medicine, but rather in the other teachings he gives, especially Tantra and Dzogchen. There is a website on the Yuthok Nyingthig, but it does not say a lot: Yuthok Nyingthig.
by fckw
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 42
Views: 2826

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

By the way, there is a Bön version of Padmasambhava's birth, with a remarkable storyline that actually starts at an earlier point in time compared to the Buddhist version. It explains how Padmasambhava finally ended up in the famous lotus flower. Furthermore, in this version, he has a twin brother. ...
by fckw
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 42
Views: 2826

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

i've read what Loppon-la had to say about the regenerative power of the primordial state and his reasoning seems clear and coherent. that being said, when original Teacher first moved to the u.s, He was opening a pull-out bed and cut His finger very badly. after wrapping it in cloth, He immediately...
by fckw
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 42
Views: 2826

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

The exact meaning of yeshe (Sanskrit: jnana) depends on the context. If appearing in the context of rigpa, it means its innate knowing quality. Rigpa is not just dead, it has the capacity to directly know or experience without being clouded over. As it's not contaminated by intellectualizing or thou...
by fckw
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 42
Views: 2826

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

Virgo wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Nope. We will all die.
Well, maybe I did not express myself very clearly, but I am not interested in the question of death or longevity. I was referring whether tummo practice leads to balancing of energies and removal of afflictions.
by fckw
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 42
Views: 2826

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

If a person rests in the natural state, their energies become harmonized, but it doesn't mean that all their chronic afflictions and diseases caused by conflict of the elements are removed. As Malcolm said, if it did, someone who was realized would be able to live in perpetuity. Kevin Would tummo p...
by fckw
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 484
Views: 25455

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

Simon E. wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:57 pm
So don't practice it.. :shrug:
Are you seriously claiming that you know that no one else should?
Nah, I didn't and I don't. No clue how you come to such a conclusion. :shrug:

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