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

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*

:)

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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.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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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

Coëmgenu

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?
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Post by Coëmgenu » 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!
子念昔貧,志意下劣,今於父所,大獲珍寶,并及舍宅、一切財物。甚大歡喜,得未曾有。
The son thought of past poverty, outlook humble, now having from father a treasure harvest, also father's house, all his wealth. Great joy - to have what was never before had.

Τῆς πατρῴας, δόξης σου, ἀποσκιρτήσας ἀφρόνως, ἐν κακοῖς ἐσκόρπισα, ὅν μοι παρέδωκας πλοῦτον· ὅθεν σοι τὴν τοῦ Ἀσώτου, φωνὴν κραυγάζω· Ἥμαρτον ἐνώπιόν σου Πάτερ οἰκτίρμον, δέξαι με μετανοοῦντα, καὶ ποίησόν με, ὡς ἕνα τῶν μισθίων σου.
Your fatherly due I withheld unthinking, in evil I wasted your wealth; a prodigal cries, "I've erred, father, receive the repentant as serf."

妙法蓮華經 Κοντάκιον τοῦ Ἀσώτου

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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.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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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.

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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.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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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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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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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.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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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

Coëmgenu

...
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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