Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

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Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by CedarTree » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:37 pm

I proposed this before but there was some hesitation I think maybe now might be a good time on the forum for it.

Astus

Malcolm

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and other heavyweights *Let's be honest we all know who you are lol*

Tell us about your practice history, what were some big stand out things that you think happened or insights or things you learned or experienced and so forth that helped bring you to where you are now. And where are you now? *Meaning what are you doing, studying, practicing, and how do you see your life and practice as well as others and others practices*

:)

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Malcolm » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:33 pm

CedarTree wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:37 pm
I proposed this before but there was some hesitation I think maybe now might be a good time on the forum for it.

Astus

Malcolm

Coëmgenu

and other heavyweights *Let's be honest we all know who you are lol*

Tell us about your practice history, what were some big stand out things that you think happened or insights or things you learned or experienced and so forth that helped bring you to where you are now. And where are you now? *Meaning what are you doing, studying, practicing, and how do you see your life and practice as well as others and others practices*

:)
I study Dzogchen. I practice Dzogchen. I translate ancient texts of Dzogchen. I take breaks for food, coffee, wine, sex, sleep, and tv.

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by PuerAzaelis » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:39 pm

CedarTree wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:37 pm
I proposed this before but there was some hesitation I think maybe now might be a good time on the forum for it.

Astus

Malcolm

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and other heavyweights *Let's be honest we all know who you are lol*
They all secretly PM dzogchungpa for practice advice.
Generally, enjoyment of speech is the gateway to poor [results]. So it becomes the foundation for generating all negative emotional states. Jampel Pawo, The Certainty of the Diamond Mind

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Malcolm » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:53 pm

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:39 pm
CedarTree wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:37 pm
I proposed this before but there was some hesitation I think maybe now might be a good time on the forum for it.

Astus

Malcolm

Coëmgenu

and other heavyweights *Let's be honest we all know who you are lol*
They all secretly PM dzogchungpa for practice advice.
How did you know?

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Caoimhghín » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:26 am

I appreciate your nomination, but I feel that my place has been considerably less well-earned.

I'm currently working two jobs, construction and at a bakery on-and-off.

I wouldn't consider myself a heavyweight of DharmaWheel. Perhaps I would have back when I used to fight regularly with DavidBrainerd over at DhammaWheel, but even then, that was mostly vanity work.

Most of my posts, actually, although I try my best to make them informative and useful, are actually a small part vanity work. If I try to be nice to myself about it, I would say 20-30%, but when I am feeling cynical, I wonder if it is not more.

I re-read them, my posts, back and back obsessively checking for spelling mistakes or ways I could have wrote it better. I actually limit my time actually logged-on to this forum, because of its tendencies to interact with my intellectual vanity.

I bet you didn't expect me to say that!
歸命本覺心法身常住妙法心蓮臺本來莊嚴三身徳三十七尊住心
城遠離因果法然具普門塵數諸三昧無邊徳海本圓滿還我頂禮心諸佛

In reverence for the root gnosis of the heart, the dharmakāya,
for the ever present good law of the heart, the lotus terrace,
for the inborn adornment of the trikāya, the thirty-seven sages dwelling in the heart,
for that which is removed from seed and fruit, the upright key to the universal gate,
for all boundless concentrations, the sea of virtue, the root perfection,
I prostrate, bowing to the hearts of all Buddhas.

胎藏金剛菩提心義略問答鈔, Treatise on the teaching of the gnostic heart of the womb and the diamond, T2397.1.470c5-8

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by TharpaChodron » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:49 am

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:33 pm
CedarTree wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:37 pm
I proposed this before but there was some hesitation I think maybe now might be a good time on the forum for it.

Astus

Malcolm

Coëmgenu

and other heavyweights *Let's be honest we all know who you are lol*

Tell us about your practice history, what were some big stand out things that you think happened or insights or things you learned or experienced and so forth that helped bring you to where you are now. And where are you now? *Meaning what are you doing, studying, practicing, and how do you see your life and practice as well as others and others practices*

:)
I study Dzogchen. I practice Dzogchen. I translate ancient texts of Dzogchen. I take breaks for food, coffee, wine, sex, sleep, and tv.
The Gerard Depardieu of DharmaWheel :tongue:

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by DNS » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:20 am

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:33 pm
I study Dzogchen. I practice Dzogchen. I translate ancient texts of Dzogchen. I take breaks for food, coffee, wine, sex, sleep, and tv.
How do you make a living? Do you earn income from the translations? Do you make income from teaching? (just curious)

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Virgo » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:24 am

DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:20 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:33 pm
I study Dzogchen. I practice Dzogchen. I translate ancient texts of Dzogchen. I take breaks for food, coffee, wine, sex, sleep, and tv.
How do you make a living? Do you earn income from the translations? Do you make income from teaching? (just curious)
He is doctor of Tibetan Medicine.

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Malcolm » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:07 am

DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:20 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:33 pm
I study Dzogchen. I practice Dzogchen. I translate ancient texts of Dzogchen. I take breaks for food, coffee, wine, sex, sleep, and tv.
How do you make a living? Do you earn income from the translations? Do you make income from teaching? (just curious)
I don't. No. No.

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by passel » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:46 am

DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:20 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:33 pm
I study Dzogchen. I practice Dzogchen. I translate ancient texts of Dzogchen. I take breaks for food, coffee, wine, sex, sleep, and tv.
How do you make a living? Do you earn income from the translations? Do you make income from teaching? (just curious)
He gets a nickel every time someone quotes him on here. It adds up.
"I have made a heap of all that I have met"- Svetonious

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by TharpaChodron » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:54 am

TharpaChodron wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:49 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:33 pm
CedarTree wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:37 pm
I proposed this before but there was some hesitation I think maybe now might be a good time on the forum for it.

Astus

Malcolm

Coëmgenu

and other heavyweights *Let's be honest we all know who you are lol*

Tell us about your practice history, what were some big stand out things that you think happened or insights or things you learned or experienced and so forth that helped bring you to where you are now. And where are you now? *Meaning what are you doing, studying, practicing, and how do you see your life and practice as well as others and others practices*

:)
I study Dzogchen. I practice Dzogchen. I translate ancient texts of Dzogchen. I take breaks for food, coffee, wine, sex, sleep, and tv.
The Gerard Depardieu of DharmaWheel :tongue:
And I mean the 1985-2005 Gerard Depardieu...

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by DNS » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:04 am

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:07 am
I don't. No. No.
Okay, cool. So you make a living doing Tibetan medicine practice? Clients/patients see you or is it all online?

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Tiago Simões » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:28 am

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:33 pm
I study Dzogchen. I practice Dzogchen. I translate ancient texts of Dzogchen. I take breaks for food, coffee, wine, sex, sleep, and tv.
Wow I'm almost there! :) All I need now are breaks for practice.
Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti spoke to the elder Śāriputra and the great disciples: “Reverends, eat of the food of the Tathāgata! It is ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow-minded attitudes, lest you be unable to receive its gift.”

- Chapter 9, The Feast Brought by the Emanated Incarnation
The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Teaching of Vimalakīrti”

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Malcolm » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:59 pm

DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:04 am
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:07 am
I don't. No. No.
Okay, cool. So you make a living doing Tibetan medicine practice? Clients/patients see you or is it all online?
Nope, not that either.

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by DNS » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:11 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:59 pm
DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:04 am
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:07 am
I don't. No. No.
Okay, cool. So you make a living doing Tibetan medicine practice? Clients/patients see you or is it all online?
Nope, not that either.
Okay, then what is it? Or would you rather not say? :tongue:

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Malcolm » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:12 pm

DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:11 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:59 pm
DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:04 am

Okay, cool. So you make a living doing Tibetan medicine practice? Clients/patients see you or is it all online?
Nope, not that either.
Okay, then what is it? Or would you rather not say? :tongue:

It is not relevant to discussions here.

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by DNS » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:16 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:12 pm
It is not relevant to discussions here.
Maybe not, but you're a semi-famous person, especially in the Buddhist scene, have written some books, done translations, so if not a "public" person per se, something pretty close where someone might want to write a bio / wikipedia article, amazon.com bio, etc one day, so was curious.

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Malcolm » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:21 pm

DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:16 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:12 pm
It is not relevant to discussions here.
Maybe not, but you're a semi-famous person, especially in the Buddhist scene, have written some books, done translations, so if not a "public" person per se, something pretty close where someone might want to write a bio / wikipedia article, amazon.com bio, etc one day, so was curious.
I discourage curiosity about my personal life.

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by DGA » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:29 pm

CedarTree wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:37 pm
I proposed this before but there was some hesitation I think maybe now might be a good time on the forum for it.

Astus

Malcolm

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...
thankful I didn't make this list

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by conebeckham » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:04 pm

I myself am losing weight, which is good news for many reasons. :smile:
དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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