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by Garudavista
Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age
Replies: 179
Views: 21290

Re: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age

I recommend it highly to anyone who has not received Pointing Out Instructions You can't get direct introduction from a book. Yep. Steve_Bakr, maybe this quote from ChNN will help clear up some confusion for you: ""Some people say that to practice the Dzogchen teachings you don't need a teacher or ...
by Garudavista
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Reflection and projection
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Reflection and projection

Garudavista wrote: Projections are dualistic. A subject projects an object and creates a dualistic vision, a delusion. Reflections, however, are expressions of clarity. I'm not sure how others might use these two words, but that's how I define them in terms of dzogchen . Tashi delk G, Agree project...
by Garudavista
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Reflection and projection
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Reflection and projection

Tashi delek DW members / Dzogchenpas, Projections can be reflected on for instance water. But how can this be seen in the Dzogchen view? - What are reflections and when used. - What are projections and when used. Mutsug Marro KY Projections are delusions. Reflections are clarity. Tashi delek G, Tha...
by Garudavista
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Reflection and projection
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Reflection and projection

kalden yungdrung wrote:Tashi delek DW members / Dzogchenpas,

Projections can be reflected on for instance water.
But how can this be seen in the Dzogchen view?

- What are reflections and when used.
- What are projections and when used.

Mutsug Marro
KY
Projections are delusions. Reflections are clarity.
by Garudavista
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Eternal Buddha of the Lotus Sutra
Replies: 46
Views: 5977

Re: The Eternal Buddha of the Lotus Sutra

There is nothing to discuss — the dharmakāya is beyond names, words and concepts [and images]. Ideas like "...according to Nichiren, the various Buddhas of the various schools are actually the Eternal Buddha of the Lotus Sutra" are completely relative. The dharmakāya is no more "Śākyamuni" than it ...
by Garudavista
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 39563

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

Malcolm wrote:
I am quite familiar with the situation — think deposed dictator fleeing country with ill gotten gains...
Ha! That's a perfect analogy!

:rolling:
by Garudavista
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 39563

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

This may embarrass them and cause them to regret and stop their abusive behavior. Yes, because this has worked so well...all of these teachers who have been embarrassed or called out, not one of them stopped teaching... Although he is not a Buddhist teacher and is instead a neo-advaita teacher, And...
by Garudavista
Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age
Replies: 179
Views: 21290

Re: Student Teacher Relationship in Modern Age

There is no proof of such things. Dzogchen is beyond proof and negation. But this is what my guru, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu has said many times. OK, so you have faith in that, that's fine. Have you ever wondered how ChNN knows that? As for the state of Dzogchen being the same generic thing for all peo...
by Garudavista
Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 39563

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

And, to put it in yet another way. Whom are you emulating when you say that it is OK to judge and criticize teachers who you have no association with? I know of no Dharma teaching or teacher which/who encourages this. We are arguing over something so basic in Dharma, that it is way beyond ridiculou...
by Garudavista
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 39563

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

And, to put it in yet another way. Whom are you emulating when you say that it is OK to judge and criticize teachers who you have no association with? I know of no Dharma teaching or teacher which/who encourages this. We are arguing over something so basic in Dharma, that it is way beyond ridiculou...
by Garudavista
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 39563

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

From HH the Dalai Lama: "Many of the problems Buddhism is currently facing in the West have arisen because this is an early stage of the transmission of the Dharma to Western countries, and there is the opportunity for charlatans and unqualified people to teach. However, as Buddhism becomes more ro...
by Garudavista
Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 39563

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

Oh my... what a thread! It seems that indeed I have not spent enough time with Tibetan teachers as I have not been a witness to any of my teachers publicly criticizing any one individual. We do have different teachers, though. Privately, of course, all kinds of opinions are exchanged, but I am not ...
by Garudavista
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 39563

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

I don't mean to get in the way of Dzogchungpa's self expression, but can you be so kind to tell me a name of a genuine Dharma teacher who engages in criticizing other teachers? I'm not sure how this question is relevant. We are discussing the evaluation and examination of teachers in general, no on...
by Garudavista
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 39563

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

Possibly of interest, from Berkeley's favorite tulku Pema Khandro Rinpoche: http://ngakpa.org/library/haters-and-who-they-really-are-2/ This is an excellent article in every respect. Thank you for sharing! It also contains an great summary of the whole topic by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche: “Do not have...
by Garudavista
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 39563

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

Look, I get that you want to play games and put on your little act, play the role of the contrarian and so on, but I'm genuinely interested. Are you truly meaning to suggest that teachers should not be evaluated? Because these teachings state otherwise, and even go as far as to state that a relatio...
by Garudavista
Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 39563

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

You've again failed to provide any evidence to support your definitive statements about this matter. Your only argument is an appeal to authority, and it appears that you are the authority that you are appealing to. No, you clearly mistake me for someone else. I am not in the "providing evidence" g...
by Garudavista
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 39563

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

No Garudavista, I do not mean you to do anything. You are free to do whatever you want. From the point of ultimate authority I grant you this freedom. :anjali: You've again failed to provide any evidence to support your definitive statements about this matter. Your only argument is an appeal to aut...
by Garudavista
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 39563

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

Thanks treehuggingoctopus. There is no justification for criticizing the teachers of others, it is a great obstacle to our own growth. Even those that are clearly cult leaders or are actually delusional? Such men and women clearly exist, sometimes running very big organisations. That's definitely t...
by Garudavista
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 39563

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

Actually, for the record, there was a time post GMR's retreat when I was intrigued by him since he suddenly had the appearance of a ngakpa, with long hair and earrings and a consort. . and I have some karma with the ngakpa tradition. Of course, that's not what was going on with him but I didn't car...
by Garudavista
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 39563

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

That's the beauty of it, but the fact is that if it was not for Malcolm, who is vastly learned, and a few other genuine practitioners, it would be an utter disaster. This sounds a bit judgmental. Who are you to judge someone else's realization? What is not good to be happening here however is criti...

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