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by Malcolm
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 77
Views: 2832

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

So the country that just spent 6 trillion dollars killing 500,000 Muslims since 9/11 is very upset that some human rights were violated. You certainly are the experts. While true, your logic is also a blatant case of " whaboutism ". I hate to quote the Bible but, "Thou hypocrite, first cast out the...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 71
Views: 4769

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

Same. I have never experienced a separate refuge ceremony before an empowerment that includes one. That would just be redundant. It makes some people happy to participate in a hair-cutting ceremony and be granted a refuge name. And there is no need to deny them of that happiness! Refuge, f taken se...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 71
Views: 4769

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

Ummmmm... Every at single empowerment I have been to (Nyingma and Kagyu) there has been an "official" Refuge ceremony BEFORE the empowerments are given. Greg, I’ve received many empowerments by a number of Nyingma lamas and I can’t remember them ever doing a separate refuge ceremony before the empo...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Learning Dzogchen online
Replies: 71
Views: 4769

Re: Learning Dzogchen online

How strange. One doesn't even have to have taken refuge to take an empowerment, since refuge is given in the course of the empowerment. Were those registrations for Nyingma empowerments? Ummmmm... Αt every single empowerment I have been to (Nyingma and Kagyu) there has been an "official" Refuge cer...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Chod
Topic: Is Namkhai Norbu's Chöd a dream terma?
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Is Namkhai Norbu's Chöd a dream terma?

Dharmaswede wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:08 am
As you the headline says.

Thank you.
No.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 77
Views: 2832

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

The opinion piece was interesting too (which is why I reproduced it), though it looks like nobody bothered to read it... I read it and it clearly brings out her love of the army This was rather frightening. "I have tremendous goodwill towards the military," she says, "so it doesn't in any way bothe...
by Malcolm
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Jobs that serve alcohol?
Replies: 49
Views: 1955

Re: Jobs that serve alcohol?

So, what do you think Guru Rinpoche would say about making, selling, serving, or delivering alcohol for the purpose of earning one's personal livelihood? Not much, actually. On the other hand, one does not want to wind up like these two clowns: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/two-buddhist-...
by Malcolm
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 77
Views: 2832

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

I suspect it was a response to this article in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/23/aung-san-suu-kyi-fall-from-grace-myanmar. I infer that because she is pictured being embraced by Obama, it led to his statement concerning Obama's Nobel Peace Prize. Very informative article. ...
by Malcolm
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 77
Views: 2832

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

With writing and publishing such letter he apparently wants to see a role of himself on the world political stage. I suspect it was a response to this article in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/23/aung-san-suu-kyi-fall-from-grace-myanmar. I infer that because she is picture...
by Malcolm
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 77
Views: 2832

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

I don't find anything wrong with what he wrote. There are some errors of fact in his letter, beginning with, but not confined to, his statement about the origin of the Rohingya people in the Rakhine State in modern day Myanmar. They were not laborers imported by British colonialists during the nine...
by Malcolm
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 1009

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

Thanks all! To be fair, there are texts you can purchase that are available to the public. Like; The Practice of Vajrakilaya, The Dark Red Amulet: Oral Instructions on the Practice of Vajrakilaya, etc. If you're interested you can read these. Of course, in order to actually engage in practice and g...
by Malcolm
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about thigle
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Question about thigle

Hi, I would like to know how and why is thigle created in Dzogchen {Bon}? And how do you personally understand the concept. Thank you! :namaste: what do you mean with "created"? or: why do you think it is created? What i am trying to understand is why would a intangiable absolute consciousness, who...
by Malcolm
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Vajrakilaya Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 1009

Re: Vajrakilaya Practice

LoveFromColorado wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:36 am
Hi everyone,

Is there a Vajrakilaya practice that does not require empowerment? Additionally, are there any texts describing Vajrakilaya that do not require permission/empowerment for study?

Thank you!!
No and no.
by Malcolm
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Replies: 77
Views: 2832

Re: DJKR letter to Aung San Suu Kyi

The problem with this letter is not his opinions, to which he is certainly entitled, the problem with this piece is his apparent lack of knowledge of facts of the history of the Rohingya and Islamic presence in Burma for nearly a millennia. So, as the saying goes, he is entitled to his own opinions,...
by Malcolm
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Crackdown on religion in China
Replies: 57
Views: 2509

Re: Crackdown on religion in China

A feature article on Chinese 're-education camps', in today's Sydney Morning Herald. (Apologies if it's geo-blocked but I don't think SMH articles usually are.) China is currently in the process of deleveraging and reforming its economy in preparation for the next phase of higher quality growth. Th...
by Malcolm
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Ashe Mahamudra retreats
Replies: 28
Views: 2044

Re: Ashe Mahamudra retreats

However, a number of CTR students do NOT follow the Shambhala path, but have no fundamental disagreement with the current Sakyong's presentation of it. And a number of CTR students of both long and short term acquaintance of mine do follow the Shambhala Path, and are dismayed that is has been alter...
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difficulty doing Manjushri practices and prayers due to negative association
Replies: 25
Views: 1084

Re: Difficulty doing Manjushri practices and prayers due to negative association

Karinos wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:30 pm
now knowing above, how come any of living Rinpoche of past of future can be actual Manjusri - himself - in person.
Because Mañjuśṛī, in person, is beyond limitations.
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 102
Views: 4146

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

Being the abhiṣikta of the daśadiktatathāgatāni (10-directional buddhas) is equivalent to having the realization of Śākyamunibuddha, that is why I am skeptical. I am not actually asking anything. In retrospect I should have never posted. My apologies. It is possible for someone to attain full buddh...
by Malcolm
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How are the 8 negations of nagarjuna derived?
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: How are the 8 negations of nagarjuna derived?

I'm currently reading nagarjuna's middle way and it starts with the dedicatory verse: "...there is neither cessation nor origination, neither anhilation nor the eternal, neither one nor many, neither coming nor going..." I want to know the basic rundown of why these eight negations are so? Because ...

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