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by Dechen Norbu
Mon May 22, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused about nature of mind introduction
Replies: 108
Views: 8573

Re: Confused about nature of mind introduction

However, Ati guruyoga is about the easiest practice in the world. Do you mean easier than Amitabha chanting of Pure Land Buddhism? I understood birth in Sukhavati is guaranteed by saying his name ten times. You mean, you say the name ten times and it's guaranteed rebirth in a Pure Land? Without wan...
by Dechen Norbu
Sun May 21, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 34160

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

The problem as I see it is that people dont really believe what Dzogchen teaches while at the same time trying to practice it. The result is a cherry picked Dzogchen "system" mixed with other views and yanas. They lack faith in themselves, in the teaching, and in the Guru. Few people try to just pr...
by Dechen Norbu
Sun May 21, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 34160

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

Not everyone has a need to keep Dzogchen so unique that there can be no comparison (contamination) to anything else. People who truly understand Dzogchen know that it is incomparable. Others are like "Dzogchen? Meh." The problem as I see it is that people dont really believe what Dzogchen teaches w...
by Dechen Norbu
Sun May 21, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused about nature of mind introduction
Replies: 108
Views: 8573

Re: Confused about nature of mind introduction

I'd like to nominate the normal guruyoga as one of the most problematic of TB's teachings/practices for Westerners. Recently I've been able to have some informal discussions about it with a Kagyu lama and it ends up not a problem if fully understood. It just seems to need more explanation than peop...
by Dechen Norbu
Sun May 21, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused about nature of mind introduction
Replies: 108
Views: 8573

Re: Confused about nature of mind introduction

Some people just want to make Dzogchen great again. :smile: Your argument backfires, you know? In your usual way you make my case. A lot of people love to be bullshited. It's a fact! Trump being the most powerful man on Earth is a good example. Some love to be bullshited in politics. Others in spir...
by Dechen Norbu
Sun May 21, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused about nature of mind introduction
Replies: 108
Views: 8573

Re: Confused about nature of mind introduction

Another thread going into the direction of who has the biggest dzogchen... Its getting really anoying Some people just want to make Dzogchen great again. :smile: Your argument backfires, you know? In your usual way you make my case. A lot of people love to be bullshited. It's a fact! Trump being th...
by Dechen Norbu
Sun May 21, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused about nature of mind introduction
Replies: 108
Views: 8573

Re: Confused about nature of mind introduction

Another thread going into the direction of who has the biggest dzogchen... Its getting really anoying Why would you say such a thing? Don't you think it is legitimate discussing these matters? It's not a matter of the biggest Dzogchen. It's a matter of intellectual honesty. Listen, Dzogchen doesn't...
by Dechen Norbu
Sun May 21, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused about nature of mind introduction
Replies: 108
Views: 8573

Re: Confused about nature of mind introduction

Yes, some teachers do all sorts of stuff. Doesn't mean I'm cool with that. Who are you? If a teacher is said to be a Dzogchen teacher, then he should teach Dzogchen from the start, Who are you to judge? As I said, there are different approaches, and people make their own decisions. Are you going to...
by Dechen Norbu
Sat May 20, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused about nature of mind introduction
Replies: 108
Views: 8573

Re: Confused about nature of mind introduction

With the caveat of avoiding teachers whose actual Dzogchen teachings and practice . . . are only dispensed after years and years of practicing something else, but Dzogchen. Some teachers teach this way, and it is not for mere students to judge them, any more than it is for students to judge teacher...
by Dechen Norbu
Fri May 19, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused about nature of mind introduction
Replies: 108
Views: 8573

Re: Confused about nature of mind introduction

I think florin is telling it the way it is. If you get repeated introductions in the context of a large group or on video, as some posters have recommended, and still are not sure you got the point, you just might try going a more traditional route, and making a personal relationship with a qualifi...
by Dechen Norbu
Fri May 19, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Confused about nature of mind introduction
Replies: 108
Views: 8573

Re: Confused about nature of mind introduction

I have been asking same exact questions a few years back and i never got any straight answers.The answers were mostly vague or patronizing. You've been asking the wrong people then. The sad truth is that you cannot confirm the recognition on your own-at home- or discover it on your own. You need to...
by Dechen Norbu
Wed May 17, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Nature of Language
Replies: 25
Views: 2913

Re: The Nature of Language

I have been thinking about this for some time and decided to say something here. Why not? Most people here are concerned about realizing the nature of mind. And rightly so. And yet, it behooves everyone to also consider the nature of language. Language is, by its very nature, dualistic. Every time ...
by Dechen Norbu
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction
Replies: 422
Views: 34160

Re: Sam Harris receives a (literal) pointing out instruction

I don't think anyone is judging Mingyur Rinpoche. What seems to be under discussion is his choice of a particular English word. Perhaps not the best choice, but I'm pretty sure he can clarify any doubts his students may have due to it while following his teachings. Plus, I believe any really interes...
by Dechen Norbu
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2
Replies: 34
Views: 3685

Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

This is excellent. Great news!
by Dechen Norbu
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Sadhana Practice
Replies: 223
Views: 17744

Re: Dzogchen Sadhana Practice

Yes, it is. Very important. In fact all Tulku Urgyens teachings are very important. /magnus Thank you. :) I ordered that book last week from ebay. Sadly hasn't turned up yet. I love Tulku Urgyen and his sons' presentation of dzogchen, from what I have read, seen online and listened to in person (fr...
by Dechen Norbu
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Sadhana Practice
Replies: 223
Views: 17744

Re: Dzogchen Sadhana Practice

Hogwash. They, like all phenomena, can be obstacles if you do not realise their essential nature, their source. In all seriousness the nyingthig and Yangti texts talk about remaining silent and motionless, stopping recitations and visualizations, etc., bc they get in the way. Take it or leave it. T...
by Dechen Norbu
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Sadhana Practice
Replies: 223
Views: 17744

Re: Dzogchen Sadhana Practice

Most likely, everyone here that practices Dzogchen also performs secondary practices. That's a strange way of disparaging them, I'd say... Seems to me you built a foe in your imagination, projected it upon a group of people unlike it and are now fighting a non existing adversary, smcj. Good luck wit...
by Dechen Norbu
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism
Replies: 521
Views: 35054

Re: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism

I could have just as easily posted this in the Zen section due to the parallels involved, I remember thinking same thing when I practiced Zen, but figured this was better here. So something I've run into in my Dharma experiences, a kind of clash of personality types among practitioners that gets me...
by Dechen Norbu
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Virtual reality and Dharma, many doubts about what to do
Replies: 13
Views: 1666

Re: Virtual reality and Dharma, many doubts about what to do

It's a matter of balance. You can use technology without getting hooked. It's only a problem when you lose your mental health and become paranoid about such things. Sure, all this new technollogy is alluring, but hardly becomes a problem unless there's some pre-existent condition left unchecked. It'...
by Dechen Norbu
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dealing with impermanence
Replies: 17
Views: 1703

Re: Dealing with impermanence

I I should try talking to some Buddhists about how you live with that awareness... From what I have read, it sounds like the Buddhist answer to impermanence (and other suffering) is not to having clinging/attachment... but HOW? How can you be constantly aware that someday everyone you love will die...

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