Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by CedarTree » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:53 pm

Malcolm wrote:
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.
DNS your not the only one that has wondered this. I have often thought Malcolm supported himself with Tibetan Medicine or teaching. Definitely curious hah!

Also Malcolm could you go a bit more personal into your practice and translation work, any translations that have really stood out to you and why? Things in practice that you wish you could tell your younger self.

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by CedarTree » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:53 pm

Coëmgenu wrote:
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!
How did you become such a scholar on the texts! Lol

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by CedarTree » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:55 pm

DGA wrote:
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

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Coëmgenu

...
thankful I didn't make this list
The periods implied you.... Start talking... Also tell Astus to get in here :tongue:

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by amanitamusc » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:56 pm

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.
May you continue, by all means. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by DGA » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:02 pm

CedarTree wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:55 pm
DGA wrote:
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

Coëmgenu

...
thankful I didn't make this list
The periods implied you.... Start talking...
But I'm not really a heavyweight, am I? BMI of 27.

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Malcolm » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:29 pm

CedarTree wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:53 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:21 pm
DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:16 pm


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.
DNS your not the only one that has wondered this. I have often thought Malcolm supported himself with Tibetan Medicine or teaching. Definitely curious hah!

Also Malcolm could you go a bit more personal into your practice and translation work, any translations that have really stood out to you and why? Things in practice that you wish you could tell your younger self.

I never discuss my practice. Long standing policy.

I am very enthused our translation (Zangthal Editions) of two major Dzogchen tantras will be released by Wisdom August, 28th, 2018.

https://www.amazon.com/Self-Arisen-Vidy ... isen+vidyā
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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by PuerAzaelis » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:31 pm

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Coëmgenu » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:47 pm

CedarTree wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:53 pm
Coëmgenu wrote:
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!
How did you become such a scholar on the texts! Lol
The internet!

I also don't think I am a scholar concerning these texts. For instance, I don't think I could get published. I don't have any qualifications. I am teaching myself Chinese currently with the interest of learning it as a dharma language, but I don't have any degrees or certifications for it.

I have a BFA with a specialization in Music that is almost complete, though. If that counts.
並畢竟空。並如來藏。並實相。非三 而三三而不三。非合非散而合而散。非非合非非散。不可一異而一異。
All three truths are ultimately empty, all are tathāgatagarbha, all are true aspect. Not three, they are three; three, they are not three. Neither combined nor separated, neither uncombined nor unseparated. Neither same nor different, yet in a sense same, and in a sense different.

夫三諦者。 天然之性徳也。 中諦者。 統一切法。 眞諦者。 泯一切法。 俗諦者。 立一切法。
The three truths. Heaven-sent natural characteristics. The middle truth unifies all dharmas. The ultimate truth demolishes all dharmas. The conventional truth establishes all dharmas.

摩訶止観始終心要Móhēzhǐguān, Shǐzhōngxīnyào.

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Malcolm » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:56 pm

CedarTree wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:53 pm
Things in practice that you wish you could tell your younger self.
Stay in retreat and never leave.
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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by DNS » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:33 pm

conebeckham wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:04 pm
I myself am losing weight, which is good news for many reasons. :smile:
In that case you are hereby removed from the list of heavy weights. Your new weight class is welterweight. :tongue:

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by conebeckham » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:37 pm

DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:33 pm
conebeckham wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:04 pm
I myself am losing weight, which is good news for many reasons. :smile:
In that case you are hereby removed from the list of heavy weights. Your new weight class is welterweight. :tongue:
Yippee!
Now, can you do something about my graying hair? :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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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Mantrik » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:39 pm

Anyone with a BMI under 30 after Xmas is hereby disqualified as a heavyweight for simply not taking Yule Ganapuja seriously.
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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by DNS » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:42 pm

conebeckham wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:37 pm
DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:33 pm
conebeckham wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:04 pm
I myself am losing weight, which is good news for many reasons. :smile:
In that case you are hereby removed from the list of heavy weights. Your new weight class is welterweight. :tongue:
Yippee!
Now, can you do something about my graying hair? :smile:
Sure, easy. Come on over and I'll shave your head like mine.

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by conebeckham » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:17 pm

DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:42 pm
conebeckham wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:37 pm
DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:33 pm


In that case you are hereby removed from the list of heavy weights. Your new weight class is welterweight. :tongue:
Yippee!
Now, can you do something about my graying hair? :smile:
Sure, easy. Come on over and I'll shave your head like mine.
Isn't it funny how arbitrary my attachments are? I am happy to shed some pounds, but hang on to my (graying) hair. Reminds me of Milarepa's "Finger sweater" which was meant for another member...... :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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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Simon E. » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:08 am

DGA wrote:
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

Coëmgenu

...
thankful I didn't make this list

An omission in my view.
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Will surely tell you my friend,
Any minor world that breaks apart
Can fall together again.
Any major dude will tell you."

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Simon E. » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:10 am

conebeckham wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:17 pm
DNS wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:42 pm
conebeckham wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:37 pm


Yippee!
Now, can you do something about my graying hair? :smile:
Sure, easy. Come on over and I'll shave your head like mine.
Isn't it funny how arbitrary my attachments are? I am happy to shed some pounds, but hang on to my (graying) hair. Reminds me of Milarepa's "Finger sweater" which was meant for another member...... :smile:


And another omission. One of the most respected posters among the Vajrayana members.
"Any major dude with half a heart
Will surely tell you my friend,
Any minor world that breaks apart
Can fall together again.
Any major dude will tell you."

Steely Dan.

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by dzogchungpa » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:30 am

What we really need is a DW rating system, kind of like what they have for chess.
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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:27 am

dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:30 am
What we really need is a DW rating system, kind of like what they have for chess.
IMO this kind of thing is toxic for discussion fora.

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by liuzg150181 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:28 am

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:29 pm

I never discuss my practice. Long standing policy.
Personal policy or due to nature of secret Mantrayana? :thinking:

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by boda » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:16 am

dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:30 am
What we really need is a DW rating system, kind of like what they have for chess.
I’m around 1500 in blitz matches.

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