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by Sönam
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Song of the Vajra in musical notation?
Replies: 10
Views: 1620

Re: Song of the Vajra in musical notation?

:twothumbsup: :applause:

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by Sönam
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The basis is one's unfabricated mind
Replies: 695
Views: 29796

Re: The basis is one's unfabricated mind

Sherab wrote:
Malcolm wrote:The mind is the basis, it doesn't have "the basis".
That being the case, scientists should be able to find the mind in a rock, a river or the wind.
They can, if they see that rock, river or wind is to be found on mind.

Sönam
by Sönam
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longde before Dzin Dharmabodhi?
Replies: 149
Views: 7532

Re: Longde before Dzin Dharmabodhi?

Should I have thrown it in the garbage instead, is that more respectful? Anyway you just lost the argument. /magnus No magnus, you should have given it to a library. Burnng books is like censoring views, we don't encouragre that in a free society. Hey, he bought a book, in a free society he can do ...
by Sönam
Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The basis is one's unfabricated mind
Replies: 695
Views: 29796

Re: The basis is one's unfabricated mind

There is. Ask a brain surgeon. There is no first proof that mind and consciousness originated from matter, but there is proof that mental 'events' have a physical antecedent. No, only "some" mental events have a physical base. In fact brain is considered to be the storage unit of already passed men...
by Sönam
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The basis is one's unfabricated mind
Replies: 695
Views: 29796

Re: The basis is one's unfabricated mind

Without time and space concepts, all that becomes more easy ...

Sönam
by Sönam
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The basis is one's unfabricated mind
Replies: 695
Views: 29796

Re: The basis is one's unfabricated mind

"Skill in means" is the path of only a very few yogis. In this path there are great dangers of deviative obscurations, and it is very difficult to see the meaning of realization. To alternate [but not to unite] the two accumulations or the development and perfecting stages, with observations and wit...
by Sönam
Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: I am no longer a Buddhist.
Replies: 65
Views: 4953

Re: I am no longer a Buddhist.

Dzogchen path is not expected to be understood by many ...

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by Sönam
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: I am no longer a Buddhist.
Replies: 65
Views: 4953

Re: I am no longer a Buddhist.

If I may answer by posing a question Adamantine ? Do you believe the 'emptying of samsara ' to be an ontological process that happens or will happen in time and space ? When viewing it from a relative–reality perspective, somewhat. I'm not sure what you mean by ontological but I don't believe being...
by Sönam
Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1001
Views: 58611

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

However think I think ideas such as marxism or pure libetarian anarchy are infantile fantasies that are impossible to implement succesfully in reality. Whereas capitalism is a mature reality and is successfully implemented? :shrug: I think our "free" market economies and society's in the west have ...
by Sönam
Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: I am no longer a Buddhist.
Replies: 65
Views: 4953

Re: I am no longer a Buddhist.

I first took Refuge nearly 40 years ago. I have now to acknowledge what has been bubbling under for some time...I am no longer a Buddhist, and if I am honest with myself have not been for a while. But it has been a slow process of letting go. Apart from other considerations I have invested a lot of...
by Sönam
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1001
Views: 58611

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

The Chinese Maoists were a twisted, distorted caricature of Marxism that I'm sure you know by now that I don't support. And I think that Stalin and Mao are the very picture of how Marxism is bound to turn out in the end, as you surely know by now. And frankly, we have more evidence on our side than...
by Sönam
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1001
Views: 58611

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

ground wrote:
... because religion cultivates acceptance of authority and power in the first place.
I like this allegation ...

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by Sönam
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1001
Views: 58611

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

It depends on how you define anarchism and on the religious tradition we are speaking about ... Sönam about ... (wikipedia) As a subtle and anti-dogmatic philosophy, anarchism draws on many currents of thought and strategy. Anarchism does not offer a fixed body of doctrine from a single particular ...
by Sönam
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1001
Views: 58611

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

This was written by Gary Snyder in 1961, ... ... The mercy of the West has been social revolution; the mercy of the East has been individual insight into the basic self/void. We need both. Anarchism and religious tradition are contradictory. "Buddhist anarchism" is a contradiction in terms. It depe...
by Sönam
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: is there a teacher in the house? or at least some advice
Replies: 56
Views: 4075

Re: is there a teacher in the house? or at least some advice

This kind of thread in the Dzogchen forum is a total confusion ...

Sönam
by Sönam
Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: is there a teacher in the house? or at least some advice
Replies: 56
Views: 4075

Re: is there a teacher in the house? or at least some advice

conebeckham wrote:Well, Sonam, that depends on what "visions" we're talking about, eh? :smile:
Well, in the context of Dzogchen, apart the karmic vision, the natural arising of the 4 visions (thögal) are never "done" ... :smile:

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by Sönam
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: is there a teacher in the house? or at least some advice
Replies: 56
Views: 4075

Re: is there a teacher in the house? or at least some advice

rubix wrote:Don't need a teacher the visions are done. Lol I didn't try to bring them on they just came and now there gone was an interesting experience
The "visions" are never done ...

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by Sönam
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1001
Views: 58611

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

Just for fun in that discussion ... which ones are they?

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by Sönam
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1001
Views: 58611

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

That's all very framed images, Anarchist bomb banks, Communists are always fighting ... and Capitalists are very nice guys, the only one able to lead a society, very peaceful, never engaged in poverty, war, disease and inequalities. Yeah!, it seems we do not live in the same world ...

Sönam