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by Malcolm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5062

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Yes, but that takes three incalculable eons, not in one lifetime. But the point of contention has been whether sutrayana method can or not and not about the length of time each methods will require. That said, I have been wondering the stance that sutrayana takes three incalculable eons to attain p...
by Malcolm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5062

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Answer by DKR: Can. There are various methods to attain rainbow body, it can also be attained by practicing six or ten paramitas, even if one practices the Mahayana bodhisattva path, rainbow body can similarly be attained. Yes, but that takes three incalculable eons, not in one lifetime. But the po...
by Malcolm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5062

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

WeiHan wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:03 pm

Answer by DKR: Can. There are various methods to attain rainbow body, it can also be attained by practicing six or ten paramitas, even if one practices the Mahayana bodhisattva path, rainbow body can similarly be attained.
Yes, but that takes three incalculable eons, not in one lifetime.
by Malcolm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5062

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Greetings, Malcolm wrote: Sakya Pandita asserts in the Muni's Intent that that Dzogchen is the name of the result of the nine Yānas of the Nyingma school, Mahāmudra is the name of the result of the new tantras. ChNN agrees with Sakya Pandita's perspective on this, so when he states that the result ...
by Malcolm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5062

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Basis of Mahamudra, or Dzogchen is same. Path is different; it is different because of different inclination of sentient beings. Sentient beings have different disposition; so the path is different in that respect. Result is the same; that is attaining Complete Buddhahood; not only rainbow body. In...
by Malcolm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2339

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Did you check any of this, Mantrik? At least half looks like fake news to me on a cursory search. I think we should be very careful not to help spread fake news around - it inevitably serves an agenda that is very different to what it pretends to care about. Dan, did you read his caption? Meanwhile...
by Malcolm
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1332

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

Virgo wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:36 pm
In general TB is having a hard time adapting to the West.

Kevin...
I don't agree, actually. It is better for the west than Sutric Buddhism.
by Malcolm
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 40
Views: 1332

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

The economic aspect is spot on. Here in Greece if you don't have a sponsor, or an independent source of income, you can forget monkhood. The situation in Tibet was the same. Monastics were generally supported by their families. The more poor the family, the less likely there would be a monk in the ...
by Malcolm
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 4013

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

I agree-Mipham was clearly not opposed to analysis. :smile: Nor was Karmapa Mikyo Dorje, or a host of other Kagyu and Nyingma commentators. But it's the ability to recognize the limits of such an approach, and to foster other valid approaches, that constitutes those Kagyu and Nyingma lamas. But tha...
by Malcolm
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Korean War Over?
Replies: 51
Views: 1663

Re: Korean War Over?

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by Malcolm
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Korean War Over?
Replies: 51
Views: 1663

Re: Korean War Over?

Except of course a chance at peace. The point is that there is no deal. Kim got to meet with the president of the US without having to give up a thing; while Trump agreed, without consulting anyone, that we were going to cancel military exercises with S Korea, oh, and he got to show Kim a ridiculou...
by Malcolm
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Korean War Over?
Replies: 51
Views: 1663

Re: Korean War Over?

So far not a shot has been fired and considering where we were a few months ago I'd have to say that it's not a bad outcome. Of course only time will tell. The US got nothing in this deal at all. Except of course a chance at peace. The point is that there is no deal. Kim got to meet with the presid...
by Malcolm
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Korean War Over?
Replies: 51
Views: 1663

Re: Korean War Over?

shaunc wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:14 pm
So far not a shot has been fired and considering where we were a few months ago I'd have to say that it's not a bad outcome. Of course only time will tell.
The US got nothing in this deal at all.
by Malcolm
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5062

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

I have read LTN's arguments on the matter but i am still unclear on the reasons why he believes that there are differences in results. Anyway, he clearly rejects the idea that the budhahoods of sutra and tantra are indentical to that of dzogchen. But he says something interesting about the reason w...
by Malcolm
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2339

Re: TRUCK FUMP

by Malcolm
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5062

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

If he can't explain, maybe i can help him. Only Thogal practice which is present in Atiyoga can achieve body of light. This body of light, sometimes called Great Transference body (GTB) is different from the kind that the body just shrink in size or even disappear. "Body of light" mentioned by Sach...
by Malcolm
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga
Replies: 17
Views: 1228

Re: Boston-area teachings: Changchub Dorje's Atiyoga

amanitamusc wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:10 am
Malcolm what is your take on this?
I don’t know Lama Lena, so I have no opinion one way or another.
by Malcolm
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5062

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

@Kalden Yungdrung & @Malcolm Hi guys, Could it be that we have some semantic problem here?   Do Bönpo, Nyingma & Sarma really refer to exactly the same thing when they speak of Mahamudra ?   As far as Madhyamika is concerned and (as little as I know) “Bön Madhyamika” is very close / similar to “Gue...
by Malcolm
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5062

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

Correct. If this is so "correct" as you state that is what i doubt greatly. "In other traditions of Tantrism, there's also something we often call jalu. There are manifestations after death in these other levels of Tantrism where the body disappears. But the method is different. It employs always w...
by Malcolm
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities
Replies: 219
Views: 5062

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra: differences and similarities

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:10 am
It means,that without Thögal one can attain the Light Body?
Correct.

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