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by Sönam
Wed May 07, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book
Replies: 70
Views: 10557

Re: Complete Togal Instruction in Unrestricted New Book

dzogchungpa wrote:We're all going rainbow!

:woohoo:
Did'nt ChNN says nearely so during Thögal retreat?

Sönam
by Sönam
Wed May 07, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: New Translation in French ...
Replies: 0
Views: 790

New Translation in French ...

Kaloung Gyatso
La Voie du Plein Éveil
de
Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen

Image

http://www.yogi-ling.net/Kaloung/Kaloung.html
by Sönam
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unity's theory on the nature of mind
Replies: 201
Views: 11976

Re: Breaking samaya if one talks about rigpa?

Unity wrote: I give up.
Thank you!
by Sönam
Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Breaking samaya if one talks about rigpa?
Replies: 12
Views: 3993

Re: Breaking samaya if one talks about rigpa?

Sherab Dorje wrote:Discussion on "Unity's theory of the nature of mind" split to here
Thanks, it had to be done ...

Sönam
by Sönam
Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unity's theory on the nature of mind
Replies: 201
Views: 11976

Re: Breaking samaya if one talks about rigpa?

Malcolm wrote:
mañjughoṣamaṇi wrote:
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. What do you currently think about the proposal that Milarepa's iconic hand-to-ear pose represents klong sde practice?
It's possible.
More than possible ... that's what ChNN teaches. :buddha1:

Sönam
by Sönam
Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unity's theory on the nature of mind
Replies: 201
Views: 11976

Re: Breaking samaya if one talks about rigpa?

This thread should be closed ASAP

Sönam
by Sönam
Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: HUM or HUNG?
Replies: 12
Views: 2016

Re: HUM or HUNG?

... I've heard him saying that, for the transmission to operate, it has to be pronounced the way it has been transmitted. Hence the story he tells about the hermit ... therefore it would have no sense to pronounce it "according to rules of Sanskrit pronunciation" Sönam The problem with that is that...
by Sönam
Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: HUM or HUNG?
Replies: 12
Views: 2016

Re: HUM or HUNG?

ChNN always tells this story. The background is that Sapan wrote a text called "How to Pronounce Mantras", in which he makes a strong argument that it is better to pronounce mantras according to rules of Sanskrit pronunciation. He notes that reciting mantras incorrectly may contain blessings, but t...
by Sönam
Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 41882

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

Do you real think that Buddha state could be explained by mind ? ... what can be explained has to be within the scope of the explainer. Buddha state is not in the scope of mind ... otherwise is right. That should end this interminable discussion ... but it will not. Mind trip. Sönam It pretty much ...
by Sönam
Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 41882

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

From Rangjung Dorje's Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra: "It is not existent-even the victorious ones have not seen it. It is not nonexistent-it is the basis of all samsara and nirvana. This is not a contradiction, but the middle path of unity. May we realize the true nature of mind, which is free fro...
by Sönam
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 41882

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

For a person who is still on the ordinary path of training, when he sees a mountain, in the first moment it is unavoidable not to have the thought, "this is a mountain," but in the second moment, because of the perfection (rDzogs-Pa) of the power (rTsal) of the mind and mental events which analyze t...
by Sönam
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 41882

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

The point that I have made again and again is that you can't tell reality how it should be. Whilst reality has characteristics it would be wrong to say that these characteristics are only subjective. There are characteristics that are also objective - that exist independent of the subject who obser...
by Sönam
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 41882

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

Andrew108 wrote:
Sönam wrote:
Andrew108 wrote: Do you have a reference for that?
Just to observe than some are scotched to references ... what more can a reference bring? What would it changes with or without?

Sönam
Sorry Sönam, I don't understand what you mean.
not surprized ... words are clear.

Sönam
by Sönam
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 41882

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

Andrew108 wrote: Do you have a reference for that?
Just to observe than some are scotched to references ... what more can a reference bring? What would it changes with or without?

Sönam
by Sönam
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 41882

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

My belief about the idea that beings karma literally 'creates the Universe' is that it comes from the necessity of denying 'the creator God' which is doctrinally forbidden to Buddhists for obvious reasons. This is because of a total non understanding of the Buddha Dharma ... Buddha Shakyamuni never...
by Sönam
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 41882

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

I'm since long surprized by peoples still trying to hammer a nail with a screwdriver ... Mind (Sems) is a tool originated in ma-rigpa, it is powerful to describe samsara and (from a relative pov) nirvana. It has never answered to question like the beginning or the infinite (except if postuling God o...
by Sönam
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind
Replies: 476
Views: 41882

Re: Mahamudra meditation problem: locating the mind

In any case my confidence in Dharma does not come from its cosmology. Me neither. Glad you pointed that out. In a relative conception of the univers, why should a view be superior to another? ... perhaps the "another" view has a better focal? Would not the best view be the one the more accurate for...
by Sönam
Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lhathong
Replies: 38
Views: 3844

Re: Lhathong

:good:

Sönam
by Sönam
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The absolute truth in one sentence
Replies: 63
Views: 5609

Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

In one word ... Emptiness

Sönam
by Sönam
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Mirror Mirror on the wall who is the non-dual of them all
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: Mirror Mirror on the wall who is the non-dual of them al

pensum wrote:
garudha wrote:Would staring into your own eyes be a valid non-dual awakening technique ?
The Vijnanabhairava Tantra (a Shaivite text) lists this among its many forms of meditations.
Anyway any form is a cause of meditation ... integration, meditation is not splited from non-meditation.

Sönam

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