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by Aryjna
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 939535

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

It's sad but personally, while practising ChNN's teachings daily still, I am seeking teachings from other lamas too. I definitely need guidance on the path, SMS teachers are a bit ahead on the path of me, but I'm not sure how far they can lead me. Ati Guru Yoga + SoV till I die but in the meantime ...
by Aryjna
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 939535

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Perhaps with this we can discuss what really happened and what the situation actually is. On Friday, August 14, an online meeting of the Gakyil and instructors of the International Dzogchen Community took place with Yeshi Namkhai, the son of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. This was the second meeting, the f...
by Aryjna
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 939535

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

If you look at other organizations - let's take Tergar as an example- they have coherent courses in fundamental concepts, meditation etc. Many of the courses are independent of any transmission. This is a bit out of topic, but the tergar course seems to me to be extremely useful and complimentary t...
by Aryjna
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 939535

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

You'd have to ask Yeshi why he doesn't want anything official, but personally I wouldn't recommend that. It clear there have already been too many expectations placed on him. It seems pretty much down to the fact he doesn't want anyone speaking for him though, and he knows very well if anyone does ...
by Aryjna
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 939535

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I don't understand why it is supposed to be a secret in the first place. Especially the latest emails seemed overly cryptic, without any explanation as to why they were cryptic either. http://cafeirreal.alicewhittenburg.com/ferry.htm :D The last email just said that there wasnt going to be an offic...
by Aryjna
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7616
Views: 939535

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Two years is not much time? How much longer will you or I live? The thing is that is not about you or I I’m not sure what you mean by that. As has been said above: First, the first practice in the common preliminaries is there for a reason. Death is certain, it’s time of arrival is not, so we shoul...
by Aryjna
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials
Replies: 39
Views: 3126

Re: Lama Lena Testimonies/Credentials

I stopped listening to teachings too as I wasn't keen on her attitude to sexually relations between teachers and students that she spoke about in her video. She made it clear that she felt it was ok to sleep with her Eastern students as that is culturally ok. Kind of had enough of that stuff. I wat...
by Aryjna
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 10605

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

A point that is relevant here is that someone who is a ngakpa has received the bodhisattva vow and Vajrayana empowerments. As such, even if all he wants to do is dress up and masturbate in front of a mirror, it is still terrible to criticize and laugh at him, according to the sutras etc. (obviously ...
by Aryjna
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Prajnaparamita sutra - other translations than Conze's?
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Prajnaparamita sutra - other translations than Conze's?

If there is someone else here who is interested in joining a reading group on the Prajnaparamita in 8000 lines, message me or Zhen Li in order to join. I think I will start reading over the next few days, and the pace is probably going to be quite slow, though it's not necessary for everyone to go a...
by Aryjna
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: infinite Regress and the Yogacara container model
Replies: 25
Views: 771

Re: infinite Regress and the Yogacara container model

So it is not from any Yogacara work that you based the assumed problem on, and likely that's why it had become an issue. Naturally, if the premises are wrong, then the conclusion will be wrong as well. I am not swayed by any refutations to my OP.I think that karma kagyu or jonang is best for me.She...
by Aryjna
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: infinite Regress and the Yogacara container model
Replies: 25
Views: 771

Re: infinite Regress and the Yogacara container model

This discussion reminds me that I was planning to read the series on abhidharma by Mipham 1-2 years ago but haven't done it yet. We're reading the Abhidharmakosabhasyam together right now! We're not too far along yet. You're welcome to join! Look up in the Discovering Mahayana sub. :) Ah yes, I had...
by Aryjna
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: infinite Regress and the Yogacara container model
Replies: 25
Views: 771

Re: infinite Regress and the Yogacara container model

I didn't say that beings can only coexist if they have met before,what I said was that there would have to be interaction for similar samskaras to arise,in a shared reality for these sentient beings(not with each other,Im not saying that you have to have met to have the exact same samskaras)but a s...
by Aryjna
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: infinite Regress and the Yogacara container model
Replies: 25
Views: 771

Re: infinite Regress and the Yogacara container model

I didn't say that beings can only coexist if they have met before,what I said was that there would have to be interaction for similar samskaras to arise,in a shared reality for these sentient beings(not with each other,Im not saying that you have to have met to have the exact same samskaras)but a s...
by Aryjna
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: infinite Regress and the Yogacara container model
Replies: 25
Views: 771

Re: infinite Regress and the Yogacara container model

The Yogacara container universe model posits that shared reality is due to similar karmic traces or samskaras of sentient beings.this is perfectely fine,as sentient beings with similar karmic dispositions will interact with each other and have theoretically the same reality(theoretically this is po...
by Aryjna
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: Ghodika is allowed to suicide, can mental illness patient too?
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

Re: Ghodika is allowed to suicide, can mental illness patient too?

Suicide is a bad idea and should be avoided. Godhika suffers from health problems resulting unbearable circumstances to him and so he suicide and Buddha allows it People like me suffer from extreme mental illness and feels unbearable too, can I suicide? It is terrible to go through suffering that s...
by Aryjna
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Prajnaparamita sutra - other translations than Conze's?
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Prajnaparamita in 8,000 lines

Thank you. I was thinking of waiting for the 84000 translation, but the Abhisamayalankara volumes sound like a good idea, as I've been wanting to read it as well. The notes seem useful too, I will use them when reading it. If you would like to start an online book club/reading group, where we discu...
by Aryjna
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Prajnaparamita sutra - other translations than Conze's?
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Prajnaparamita in 8,000 lines

This thread is quite old, but it seems better to post here than start a new one. Does anyone know of translations other than Conze's and this revision of it? http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/The_Perfection_of_Wisdom_in_8,000_Lines_(RiBa) Any opinions on the quality of this translation compared to...
by Aryjna
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 95
Views: 3354

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

I am confused by this. Maybe it was a typo on your side. I believe their impression is that Buddhism in general holds that Buddhas don’t have awareness. So they’re asking: do all schools agree with that? Or do some of them say a Buddha does have awareness? And if so, they’d be happier following a s...
by Aryjna
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 95
Views: 3354

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

Some verses from 'The Supreme Continuity" (Uttaratantra), which should end the discussion, as long as extreme word-twisting doesn't ensue. Referring to the qualities of buddhahood and the buddhas. 232. because, having perfect knowledge, they are freed from believing in a samsara-and-nirvana duality,...
by Aryjna
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 95
Views: 3354

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

Artziebetter1 wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:37 pm does every school of buddhism seemingly deny that buddha has awareness after nirvana?what does yogacara or jonang think?because if there are some schools that say a Buddha has awareness after nirvana maybe I should just follow that school.
I'm starting to think you are trolling.

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