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by Pero
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7661
Views: 953894

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Has anyone read the book "the crucial preliminaries of the path of ati"? https://shop.shangshungfoundation.com/en/restricted/862-e-book-the-crucial-preliminaries-of-the-path-of-ati-2000000003290.html Is the instructions on the 7 semdzin more extensive there? Is it worth it? Im buying some materials...
by Pero
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sex and Samaya
Replies: 20
Views: 1343

Re: Sex and Samaya

Nita-ooi wrote: Sun May 31, 2020 11:03 pm What are the consequences of sex for a tantric practitioner?
Protected or unprotected?



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by Pero
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does the lung and wang empowerment of a deity and sadhana allow you to use other versions of the sadhana?
Replies: 17
Views: 1151

Re: Does the lung and wang empowerment of a deity and sadhana allow you to use other versions of the sadhana?

Hello everybody! Thanks for your help with my last question. I had another empowerment/sadhana related question. It is probably fairly obvious, but it was hard to find a specific post about it when I searched. For example, in my case, I have received empowerment for the practice of Green Tara - can...
by Pero
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7661
Views: 953894

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Does anyone who watched the broadcasts with Elio know if the explanations for all these rushen are included in Stairway to Liberation? He mentioned it several times, but I didn't understand if all the explanations are in there or just some comments on them. Also, is a separate lung required for the...
by Pero
Wed May 27, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingmapas who don't practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 18
Views: 1612

Re: Nyingmapas who don't practice Dzogchen?

IIRC Luminous Essence is the Zur way. It isn't. That's Mipham's in line with Longchenpa's and Rongzom's. https://www.berotsana.org/collections/guhyagarbha-tantra-publications/products/key-to-the-precious-treasury "This teaching comes through the Zur lineage and teaches the tantra from a Maha-Anu pe...
by Pero
Wed May 27, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingmapas who don't practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 18
Views: 1612

Re: Nyingmapas who don't practice Dzogchen?

Crazywisdom wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 4:29 pm
Yeah, Rongzom, Longchenpa and Mipham give a Dzogchen explanation of it. Does anyone know if there are any translations of the Zur explanations of it?
IIRC Luminous Essence is the Zur way.
It isn't. That's Mipham's in line with Longchenpa's and Rongzom's.
by Pero
Wed May 27, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingmapas who don't practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 18
Views: 1612

Re: Nyingmapas who don't practice Dzogchen?

I don't know about today due to the influence of Dzogchen teachings but I think some Nyingmapas in the past had to have done so. Each vehicle can be practiced on its own. Also for example, I remember there is a Dzogchen explanation to the Guhyagarba tantra and a Mahayoga explanation of it from the ...
by Pero
Wed May 27, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7661
Views: 953894

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

For those who haven't seen it yet, Ka-Ter Translation Project has released a brief update. http://melong.com/update-ka-ter-translation-project/?fbclid=IwAR0GEu5_-9eOvujyxfO0TBGRJddxqPe5OR3eSlu5f6b0iD5Q2aoaqlSLHGQ I'm so looking forward to the Trekcho book, perhaps my biggest "can't wait it gets pub...
by Pero
Mon May 25, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingmapas who don't practice Dzogchen?
Replies: 18
Views: 1612

Re: Nyingmapas who don't practice Dzogchen?

I don't know about today due to the influence of Dzogchen teachings but I think some Nyingmapas in the past had to have done so. Each vehicle can be practiced on its own. Also for example, I remember there is a Dzogchen explanation to the Guhyagarba tantra and a Mahayoga explanation of it from the Z...
by Pero
Mon May 25, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7661
Views: 953894

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I'm curious if anyone ever asked Rinpoche, or heard him comment on, using ones own language for practice - repeating the verses in our language having sung them in Tibetan. Not for mantra obviously. The only thing I remember him saying something to the effect of how strange it would be to do Chod i...
by Pero
Mon May 18, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: LN Ngondro requirements
Replies: 45
Views: 2642

Re: LN Ngondro requirements

I received a surprise lung for the LN Ngondro During a weekend of teachings last year. The guru yoga section of the sadhana the lama read from contained a self-generation of Vajrayogini: https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/dodrupchen-I/longchen-nyingtik Do I need a Vajrayogini empowerment ...
by Pero
Thu May 07, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chetsun Nyingthig Lojong
Replies: 19
Views: 1536

Re: Chetsun Nyingthig Lojong

Yes and he was quite clear about what that should involve - he gave the relevant lungs in every single teaching Some other lungs he gave if requested but not often Some other things he was very careful about (notably the Longsal terma teachings) You’re correct but it wasn’t intended to be a free-fo...
by Pero
Wed May 06, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Info on Khandro Nyingthig
Replies: 14
Views: 1464

Re: Info on Khandro Nyingthig

As i understand the Khandro Nyingthig is contained, along with the Vima Nyingthig, in the Longchen Nyingthig. So practically you can find information about it in the longchen nyigthig lineage (teachers, texts, etc.). No, Khandro Nyingthig is not in Longchen Nyingthig. It is in Nyingthig Yabzhi. But...
by Pero
Wed May 06, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chetsun Nyingthig Lojong
Replies: 19
Views: 1536

Re: Chetsun Nyingthig Lojong

There are topics in the nyingtig yabzhi for which he didn’t want people doing self-study. I don't recall him mentioning that with Nyingthig Yabzhi, which do you mean? I can only recall thogal instructions in general. That's what I meant (thogal instructions). You're right, the stated requirement is...
by Pero
Wed May 06, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

In brief, these that were explained already, from the abiding basis ( gzhi gnas, not zhi gnas, śamatha) up to the clear-knowing consciousness and the all-basis consciousness, are the section of making mental aspects into the path. However, since they are divorced from the vipaśyanā that understands...
by Pero
Sun May 03, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

Sure he is. He is saying, for example, that the Jesus prayer can be a preliminary practice for Dzogchen. Also, if he actually said this, "such than someone from any background could in theory take the mind as the path, attain shamatha, and realize the nature of consciousness and the truth of reinca...
by Pero
Sun May 03, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

You pray to god for a long time, then get the direct introduction? Why not? Plenty of people come to the teachings from other religious backgrounds. So there is a causal link to praying to god and then getting direct introduction? How does that work? Basically Pero, if you go to receive Dzogchen te...
by Pero
Sun May 03, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

Of course but Wallace isn't saying otherwise as far as I can see. Sure he is. He is saying, for example, that the Jesus prayer can be a preliminary practice for Dzogchen. Also, if he actually said this, "such than someone from any background could in theory take the mind as the path, attain shamath...
by Pero
Sun May 03, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

heart wrote: Sun May 03, 2020 8:13 pm
Pero wrote: Sun May 03, 2020 8:08 pm
heart wrote: Sun May 03, 2020 8:07 pm

You pray to god for a long time, then get the direct introduction?
Why not? Plenty of people come to the teachings from other religious backgrounds.
:smile: perhaps my understanding monotheistic religions is lacking.
What do you mean? You weren't born a Buddhist either.
by Pero
Sun May 03, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa
Replies: 71
Views: 5675

Re: Alan Wallace: Dzogchen, COVID-19 & the prophecy received by Dudjom Lingpa

Jesus was not a Dzogchen master and did not transmit Dzogchen teachings. Muhammed was not a Dzogchen master and did not transmit Dzogchen teachings. Mose was not a Dzogchen master and did not transmit Dzogchen teachings. Lao Tsu was not a Dzogchen master and did not transmit Dzogchen teachings. Con...

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