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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—Treasury of the Supreme Vehicle, Longchenpa.

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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.
And nobody in all of Oz. No Wizard that there is or was.

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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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The knowledge imparted through the guru’s instructions that formerly was unknown (avidyā) is vidyā.


—Treasury of the Supreme Vehicle, Longchenpa.

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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!
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 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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The knowledge imparted through the guru’s instructions that formerly was unknown (avidyā) is vidyā.


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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.
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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 tiagolps » 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.
Homage to you, blissful, virtuous and peaceful,
Enjoy the domain of the tranquil nirvana.
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You overcome even the greatest of evils.

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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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The knowledge imparted through the guru’s instructions that formerly was unknown (avidyā) is vidyā.


—Treasury of the Supreme Vehicle, Longchenpa.

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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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The knowledge imparted through the guru’s instructions that formerly was unknown (avidyā) is vidyā.


—Treasury of the Supreme Vehicle, Longchenpa.

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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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The knowledge imparted through the guru’s instructions that formerly was unknown (avidyā) is vidyā.


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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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