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by Tsongkhapafan
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa
Replies: 172
Views: 22073

Re: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa

Milarepa said:

You should know what all appearances are the nature of mind,
Mind is the nature of emptiness.

This unites the Madhyamaka and Yogacara views together, which is what is needed to attain enlightenment.
by Tsongkhapafan
Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa
Replies: 172
Views: 22073

Re: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa

fortunately you dont even really need madyamaka for tantra/ mahamudra/dzogchen. Nagarjuna is just for fun... You do need to an understanding of emptiness according to my teacher, so that is not exactly true. You do absolutely need an understanding of emptiness but according to my Sakya and Nyingma ...
by Tsongkhapafan
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa
Replies: 172
Views: 22073

Re: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa

fortunately you dont even really need madyamaka for tantra/ mahamudra/dzogchen. Nagarjuna is just for fun... Venerable Atisha says of the lineage of Nagarjuna and Chandrakirti: "There is Buddhahood in this lineage. Apart from this lineage, there is no Buddhahood" Chandrakirti says in Guide to Middl...
by Tsongkhapafan
Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa
Replies: 172
Views: 22073

Re: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa

Nonsense. The view that is in the minority on the interpretation of Nagarjuna and Chadrakirti is most definitely Tsongkhapa's. Gorampa's refutation of Tsongkhapa in Freedom From Extremes is devastating. No wonder the Gelug political authority of central Tibet had the text banned. Far from being 'de...
by Tsongkhapafan
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:50 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa
Replies: 172
Views: 22073

Re: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa

Dzokchen says otherwise, TsongKhapa fan. In fact, most Masters say otherwise. Instead of quoting Dzokchen masters, I'll go with some of those favored by Madhyamika adherents..... conebeckham, there is a danger in quoting texts, because some of the words require interpretation. For example 'free fro...
by Tsongkhapafan
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa
Replies: 172
Views: 22073

Re: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa

Dzogchen masters do not look down upon Nagajurna/chandrakirti's view; it's explained in Ju Minpham's works. Many masters have indicated that they are actually not two unrelated views. Ju Mipham sided with Gorampa and interpreted Nagarjuna and Chandrakirti's works incorrectly. For Dzogchen to work, ...
by Tsongkhapafan
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa
Replies: 172
Views: 22073

Re: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa

Well... Ju Mipham, certainly, and I believe Gorampa as well, did not obviate Nonconceptual wisdom. I don't believe Tsong Khapa did either. But I think it is Tsong Khapa and his followers alone who claimed that Ultimate Realization can be an object of knowledge to a conceptual mind. conebeckham, Yes...
by Tsongkhapafan
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa
Replies: 172
Views: 22073

Re: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa

Dzogchen masters do not look down upon Nagajurna/chandrakirti's view; it's explained in Ju Minpham's works. Many masters have indicated that they are actually not two unrelated views. Ju Mipham sided with Gorampa and interpreted Nagarjuna and Chandrakirti's works incorrectly. For Dzogchen to work, ...
by Tsongkhapafan
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa
Replies: 172
Views: 22073

Re: Dzogchen teaching of Tsongkhapa

It's unlikely that Tsongkhapa was referring to Dzogchen as he never taught Dzogchen. There may be many meanings to the term 'Great Perfection'. Tsongkhapa says 'Great perfection, the extraordinary instruction of the Tantra', so Great Perfection may refer to the practice of Generation and Completion ...
by Tsongkhapafan
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: How does Gelug Buddhism differ from other types of Buddhism?
Replies: 37
Views: 9815

Re: How does Gelug Buddhism differ from other types of Buddhism?

One thing I think is important is that you have to be prepared to study for a long time to gain a deep understanding and experience of Dharma. As 'mudra' said above, spending two or three years studying Lamrim Chenmo is really nothing - time flies and many people spend three or four years studying f...
by Tsongkhapafan
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How does Gelug Buddhism differ from other types of Buddhism?
Replies: 37
Views: 3771

Re: How does Gelug Buddhism differ from other types of Buddhism?

One thing I think is important is that you have to be prepared to study for a long time to gain a deep understanding and experience of Dharma. As 'mudra' said above, spending two or three years studying Lamrim Chenmo is really nothing - time flies and many people spend three or four years studying f...
by Tsongkhapafan
Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: How does Gelug Buddhism differ from other types of Buddhism?
Replies: 37
Views: 9815

Re: How does Gelug Buddhism differ from other types of Buddhism?

If you're looking for a great translation of Je Pabongkhapa's lamrim teachings, I thoroughly recommend the three volume set, 'Liberation in Our Hands', translated by Geshe Lobsang Tharchin - it's incomparable. http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=641" onclick="window.open(this.href);re...
by Tsongkhapafan
Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How does Gelug Buddhism differ from other types of Buddhism?
Replies: 37
Views: 3771

Re: How does Gelug Buddhism differ from other types of Buddhism?

If you're looking for a great translation of Je Pabongkhapa's lamrim teachings, I thoroughly recommend the three volume set, 'Liberation in Our Hands', translated by Geshe Lobsang Tharchin - it's incomparable. http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=641" onclick="window.open(this.href);re...
by Tsongkhapafan
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: How does Gelug Buddhism differ from other types of Buddhism?
Replies: 37
Views: 9815

Re: How does Gelug Buddhism differ from other types of Buddhism?

If you're looking for a great translation of Je Pabongkhapa's lamrim teachings, I thoroughly recommend the three volume set, 'Liberation in Our Hands', translated by Geshe Lobsang Tharchin - it's incomparable. http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=641" onclick="window.open(this.href);ret...
by Tsongkhapafan
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How does Gelug Buddhism differ from other types of Buddhism?
Replies: 37
Views: 3771

Re: How does Gelug Buddhism differ from other types of Buddhism?

If you're looking for a great translation of Je Pabongkhapa's lamrim teachings, I thoroughly recommend the three volume set, 'Liberation in Our Hands', translated by Geshe Lobsang Tharchin - it's incomparable. http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=641" onclick="window.open(this.href);ret...
by Tsongkhapafan
Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: I posted this Lama Zopa quote on another site and I had this
Replies: 5
Views: 1306

Re: I posted this Lama Zopa quote on another site and I had this

Another and perhaps more controversial point is that all happiness and fulfilment of wishes is the result of positive actions, so it's possible to rejoice in the causes without rejoicing in the results, if they are non-virtuous. We can therefore rejoice in the good karma of the executive who achieve...
by Tsongkhapafan
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: I posted this Lama Zopa quote on another site and I had this
Replies: 5
Views: 1306

Re: I posted this Lama Zopa quote on another site and I had this

I think the person who replied was making the point that for someone to be successful, others have to fail. This failure is obviously not an object of rejoicing. Since all success and failure comes from previous actions, we can rejoice in the successes of those who have created the cause, whilst und...
by Tsongkhapafan
Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why teaching hope?
Replies: 21
Views: 3386

Re: Why teaching hope?

Hope is implicit in the Buddhist path, it's in the Four Noble Truths. When you look at the world and all its sufferings, you might give up the thought that things could be different from how they are. You would give up hope and lose heart in trying to improve things -but true cessations and true pat...
by Tsongkhapafan
Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Response to Ms Sim Soo Ling by Vajrayana Buddhist Council
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Re: Response to Ms Sim Soo Ling by Vajrayana Buddhist Council

From the website of the deviant group' We want to help all living beings to be liberated from sufferings. Just like the sun and moon, throughout day and night, sweep away darkness and defilements and brighten up the whole world. Also like a huge tree blocking away our sufferings of body and mind and...
by Tsongkhapafan
Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Press Statement On "Buddha Relics" Exhibition
Replies: 20
Views: 5123

Re: Press Statement On "Buddha Relics" Exhibition

I'm sure that discussion of this 'Khadampa' group in the context of its practices also falls into the 'controversial' description, for obvious reasons, so it would be good if we can discuss the exhibition and the associated problem without tripping over ToS. This is a quote from their website: We w...

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