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by Josef
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 45
Views: 1853

Re: enlightment in one life

Sure.. but you forget that in my OP i started with the mention "some tantras.... like for example sems de tantras" So i wasn't talking generally... Indeed... Some tantras from the upadesha class do talk about what you are suggesting. A three minute revisitation to Jim Valby's KG volume reveals a pr...
by Josef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 45
Views: 1853

Re: enlightment in one life

You seem to be hell bent in going ahead with "your texts" or "the texts". There is no such language employed in KG. You don't seem to understand. To speak of descriptionts of what enlightenment is not is to create separate conceptual categories about things that do not exist. Since everything, all ...
by Josef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 45
Views: 1853

Re: enlightment in one life

If non enlightenment is included in the description of where we understand that the entire universe is already enlightened it means that this so called non enlightenment is nothing more than a rolpa manifestation of enlightenment and not something different or separate. There you go. There are stil...
by Josef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 45
Views: 1853

Re: enlightment in one life

Kunjed Gyalpo collection speaks extensively about how the universe is already enlightened and how there is nothing outside of it. You are obviously not familiar with this group of tantras. All of the tantras speak of this...the opposite is included in this description. And given as a separate topic...
by Josef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 45
Views: 1853

Re: enlightment in one life

You are obviously talking nonsense. Reread my post. I read it again. My response is the same. Exhaustive. The tantras, commentaries, and upadesha instructions repeatedly remind us what buddhahood is not. Unless of course you were trying to convey sarcasm in text form. Kunjed Gyalpo collection speak...
by Josef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 45
Views: 1853

Re: enlightment in one life

Some tantras like for example the sems de tantras are very specific and clear about what enlightenment is. But they dont speak about what enlightenment is not... :smile: :juggling: The tantras speak exhaustively on what enlightenment is not. You can see this in the quotes selected from tantras thro...
by Josef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: enlightment in one life
Replies: 45
Views: 1853

Re: enlightment in one life

my point is that there is no reason to relly on enlightenment as a goal and that the misunderstandigs on this only makes mind "to bite it's tail" the concept of enlightenment the concept of what people think is enligntenment the concept of what schoolars think is enlightenment the concept of what t...
by Josef
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.
Replies: 97
Views: 8523

Re: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.

Thinking that the deity and the guru are different is a misunderstanding of empowerment, and can be argued to be a cause for not even receiving samaya. Just throwing that out there..... Absolutely. I think this is probably the key to understanding a lot of the misconceptions about empowerment, sama...
by Josef
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 40
Views: 1382

Re: Morality of stockholding

tingdzin wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:27 am
Why in the world is this in the Dzogchen forum?
Because the dzogchen view can be applied to any aspect of our daily lives, finances included.
by Josef
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: BODHICHARYAVATARA (3 OF ?)
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: BODHICHARYAVATARA (3 OF ?)

Patrul was also an emanation of Shantideva
by Josef
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 2725

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

smcj wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:21 pm
Josef wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:34 pm
Blessings are the energy of the lineage transmission entering into the students direct, personal experience.
That’s my impression too, but I don’t have a scriptural citation to support it. Do you?
Just mengak.
I received a pithy teaching on this from my guru recently.
by Josef
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 2725

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

Blessings are the energy of the lineage transmission entering into the students direct, personal experience.
by Josef
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.
Replies: 97
Views: 8523

Re: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.

MalaBeads wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:58 pm
Well, the title of this thread Is still true.

There are so many opinions here. Even among the lamas. The topic is not any clearer.
That's because there isnt any single answer.
Samaya is between the teacher and their student.
It's not a universal rule book.
by Josef
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.
Replies: 97
Views: 8523

Re: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it

Samaya or pledges are things that you promise the deity to do during empowerment. Samvara or vows are things that you promise not to do. One of the common samaya is to keep your Samvara. You promise the guru, not the deity. /magnus That doesn't match with my recollection... It matches my recollecti...
by Josef
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingtik
Replies: 18
Views: 1136

Re: Longchen Nyingtik

thogme19 wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:55 pm
pemachophel wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:53 pm
Guru Dragpo,

Do you have the wang and lung for this?
you have the texts?
It doesnt matter if he has the texts if you dont have the transmissions.
by Josef
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: L ron gardner
Replies: 29
Views: 1390

Re: L ron gardner

I bet he has plenty of students. I would imagine this is true. People want it to be easy. Charlatans tend to be successful at attracting students because they offer a promise of easy elevation. Granted, that pursuit falls squarely within the eight worldly dharmas. Authenticity is difficult. It requ...
by Josef
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 40
Views: 1382

Re: Morality of stockholding

Inge wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:34 pm
To be more specific - do I accumulate negative karma from owning shares in a company that generates a profit to shareholders? Regardless of the nature of the business of the company.
No
by Josef
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4579
Views: 390074

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

TaTa wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:35 pm
Is there a specific dc tara practice? If there is can someone pm me?
Ati Guru Yoga
by Josef
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchen Nyingtik
Replies: 18
Views: 1136

Re: Longchen Nyingtik

Hello, I'm looking for secret guru sadhana of Dukngal Rangdol from Longchen Nyingtik :juggling: http://www.msbstore.org/index.php?route=product/product&path=62_129&product_id=411 /magnus $40 and restricted to "formal MSB" students. So in reality they are asking about $1,000 for a Chenrezig sadhana.
by Josef
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4579
Views: 390074

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

pael wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:52 pm
What ChNN thinks about Dzogchen of Bön? Is practicing it compatible with practicing his teachings?
Yes, they are compatible