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by Tilopa
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations
Replies: 242
Views: 28515

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Andrew108 wrote:. Dzogchen is never aspirational. After the DI there is nothing left to do but study the original Dzogchen tantras.
Don't you study because you aspire to learn/understand/realize more?
by Tilopa
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations
Replies: 242
Views: 28515

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

"Because we are in dualism vision, so we do our best." ChNN Which implies success in the practice requires effort on the part of the student - logical really and quite obvious. Which is the same for all paths taught by the Buddha. So while dzogchen teaching may be free from limitation realization n...
by Tilopa
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations
Replies: 242
Views: 28515

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

BTW it's not meant to be a frivolous question. I'm genuinely interested.
by Tilopa
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations
Replies: 242
Views: 28515

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

What is meaningful and useful to know is that when we are in our real nature, then it accomplishes the task Buddha taught. It stops the emotional urges. Like the ones that make us keep proving things to one another. The implication here is that just now you're not in your real nature and so my ques...
by Tilopa
Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Eckhart Tolle on christmas
Replies: 240
Views: 29108

Re: Eckhart Tolle

It's common for people to criticize T. Lobsang Rampa and dismiss him as a fraud and charlatan which he undoubtedly was and yet the number of people whose interest in dharma was triggered by reading his books is astonishing....
by Tilopa
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: One thing that kinda bothered me...
Replies: 9
Views: 2404

Re: One thing that kinda bothered me...

Sincere thanks DN. I really appreciate what you guys do and how difficult it must be to moderate the forum and that without you it would quickly degnerate into an unmanageable fiasco. After so many years of dharma practice it would be nice if there was less ego and more humility but I guess that jus...
by Tilopa
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: One thing that kinda bothered me...
Replies: 9
Views: 2404

Re: One thing that kinda bothered me...

The other day in the general section of the Tibetan Buddhist forum, there was a multi-page thread about "Is this still a Buddhist Forum?" or something to that effect. Anyhow, I was reading it, went to take a nap, and when I had woken up from the nap and went back to look at the thread it apparently...
by Tilopa
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzochenpa Census
Replies: 103
Views: 10992

Re: Dzochenpa Census

Nicely put GK. :twothumbsup:
by Tilopa
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzochenpa Census
Replies: 103
Views: 10992

Re: Dzochenpa Census

Why'd Tilopa's thread disappear? Is that the one you're referring to Yudron? I saw it was locked by Astus, and now it's been removed from Dharmawheel history permanently? My hunch is that the staff is trying to figure out what to do with it. Perhaps it is only down temporarily. You know, I assume a...
by Tilopa
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: @DalaiLama
Replies: 18
Views: 2411

Re: @DalaiLama

"But, what does he mean by "religion", "spirituality" and "ethics", exactly?
Buddhadharma.
by Tilopa
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Purifying" karma?
Replies: 30
Views: 7144

Re: "Purifying" karma?

Purification in this context refers to neutralizing karmic imprints which have been created and implanted on the mind - in this and previous lives - through negative actions of body, speech and mind. Unless they are purified they will ripen in the form of suffering experiences, either as a lower for...
by Tilopa
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No Lineage
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Re: No Lineage

Yeah right. :zzz:
by Tilopa
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: About bodhisattvas
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: About bodhisattvas

greentara wrote:At first
I was irridescent
Then
I became transparent
Finally
I was absent.
This didn't happen on the deck of a starship by any chance?
by Tilopa
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: My Open Message to Gyatrul Rinpoche
Replies: 205
Views: 26235

Re: My Open Message to Gyatrul Rinpoche

Out of respect for truth and Dharma please do some research. It is the least we can do. I had no dog in this fight until I saw how bad it really was. Then I had no choice but to get involved. As I said if there's proof OK in which case the right thing to do is to get it out there so people know. Ju...
by Tilopa
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: My Open Message to Gyatrul Rinpoche
Replies: 205
Views: 26235

Re: My Open Message to Gyatrul Rinpoche

A woman who has been under psychiatric care for years, takes multiple psychiatric drugs and tops them off with gin and marijuana.. Is there any evidence that this is true? I mean how do you know? Were you one of her close students, have you actually seen her use these things? Did you smoke a bong w...
by Tilopa
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: My Open Message to Gyatrul Rinpoche
Replies: 205
Views: 26235

Re: My Open Message to Gyatrul Rinpoche

You're stuck in a ridiculous religious delusion; I have no interest in it. You're also being very rude! Where's the "humility, acceptance, perseverance and wisdom" in this reply....... I'm sorry if you think I was being rude it was not my intention however, like a few other posters on this thread I...
by Tilopa
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: My Open Message to Gyatrul Rinpoche
Replies: 205
Views: 26235

Re: My Open Message to Gyatrul Rinpoche

I studied this stuff with a lama. I am up on it. What exactly is mind training of this kind for? It's to tame the "self" within the context of studying with a lama to move on from "selfishness." Yes but it's also to train the mind so that you understand every problem that arises in your life as som...
by Tilopa
Sat May 19, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Buddhism
Replies: 1454
Views: 144314

Re: Dzogchen and Buddhism

Does the practice of Dzogchen lead to Buddhahood?

If so it is a Buddhist path.

If not it is an inferior teaching.
by Tilopa
Mon May 07, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Tsong Khapa, form realm shamatha and emptiness
Replies: 40
Views: 6254

Re: Tsong Khapa, form realm shamatha and emptiness

Tom wrote:What I have never heard or read is the assertion that only people who directly realize emptiness are proper vessels for HYT.
I don't recall reading or hearing that either....why not write to Alex Berzin or Bob Thurman for clarification?
by Tilopa
Sun May 06, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Tsong Khapa, form realm shamatha and emptiness
Replies: 40
Views: 6254

Re: Tsong Khapa, form realm shamatha and emptiness

Now, I have a question. John Powers has suggested that Tsongkhapa asserts that, "only people who have directly realized emptiness and who have an unusually keen wish to benefit others are suitable vessels for highest yoga tantra." Can anyone supply a reference for such a statement. I can't supply a...

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