Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

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It is always fun to watch the ultimate oneupsmanship game on DW which always ends in the stalemate of ultimate truth.
https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f ... 0&start=20
1.The problem isn’t ‘ignorance’. The problem is the mind you have right now. (H.H. Karmapa XVII @NYC 2/4/18)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post by Fortyeightvows)
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Malcolm wrote:
Anonymous X wrote: Why would Buddhanature not be impermanence?
Because it is a contradiction in terms. Buddhanature is not a conditioned thing. Therefore, it cannot be impermanent.
https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=25570
1.The problem isn’t ‘ignorance’. The problem is the mind you have right now. (H.H. Karmapa XVII @NYC 2/4/18)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post by Fortyeightvows)
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When you've met a person, you can always spot them in a crowd. So it is with buddhanature.
https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f ... 20#p388988
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Tathatāgatagarbha is just a name for dharmakāya covered with afflictions. As such, it refers to the nature of the mind, that's all. It's doctrine was formulated as a reaction to the idea that the ultimate nature of sentient beings, beings with consciousness, is a blank emptiness. Hence, these sūtras and their commentary, the Uttaratantra, while acknowledging the essence of the mind is emptiness free from all extremes of proliferation, emphasize that the nature of the mind is an unconditioned clarity, just as for example, fire is not merely heat, but also light, for example, water is not just wet, it is also limpid.
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Malcolm wrote:The reality is that since the body culture of India and Tibet was only come to us in fragments and dribs and drabs, quite often people overlook the vast literature on physical cultural, health, and illness that exists in these traditions, or because of biomedical prejudice, ignore it.
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Malcolm wrote:
dharmagoat wrote:I agree with Ivo on a previous thread that a Buddhist forum like this can be very misleading for newcomers, with its myriad of contradictory and conflicting views and the inevitable confrontations that follow.
Buddhism period has a "myriad of contradictory and conflicting views and the inevitable confrontations that follow..." Why would this board be anything other than a reflection of that?
https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f ... 69#p389878
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The idea of original purity comes directly from the perfection of wisdom sūtras.
From:
https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f ... &start=120
1.The problem isn’t ‘ignorance’. The problem is the mind you have right now. (H.H. Karmapa XVII @NYC 2/4/18)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post by Fortyeightvows)
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Malcolm wrote: No. "Sudden" does not apply to Dzogchen, neither does "gradual." That's like asking the question, "Is a bar of gold suddenly gold, or gradually gold."
From:
https://dharmawheel.net/posting.php?mod ... 9&p=391453
1.The problem isn’t ‘ignorance’. The problem is the mind you have right now. (H.H. Karmapa XVII @NYC 2/4/18)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post by Fortyeightvows)
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smcj wrote:
Malcolm wrote: Understanding the distinction between Mahāmudra and Dzogchen is important for those who wish to follow one path versus the other, for whatever their personal reasons may be. For others the distinction may not be important.
Can someone explain the differences between the paths? I understand that the actual state is identical.
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Malcolm wrote: The omniscience of buddha is a deep topic. But at base, it means that buddhas have complete comprehension of whatever they direct their attention towards. It does not mean that they know everything all the time. This was a claim made by the Jains for Mahāthera, and rejected by the Buddha directly.
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Keep 'em coming, boys.

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Malcolm wrote:Indeed, practicing Dzogchen is nice, but practicing Dharma is better.
https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f ... 6&start=20
1.The problem isn’t ‘ignorance’. The problem is the mind you have right now. (H.H. Karmapa XVII @NYC 2/4/18)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post by Fortyeightvows)
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But in the end, it is the practice of guru yoga that is most important...
https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f ... 60#p393168
Hehe, I made one. :tongue:

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The difference between what I am saying and what Harris says is that I am saying is that monotheism itself is the problem, not any of its particular expressions.
https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f ... &start=380
1.The problem isn’t ‘ignorance’. The problem is the mind you have right now. (H.H. Karmapa XVII @NYC 2/4/18)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post by Fortyeightvows)
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In response to a question about the cause of Rupakaya appearances as experienced by sentient beings:
Malcolm wrote: Mañjuśrīmitra writes in the Meditation of Awakened Mind:
  • Because the awakening of the sugata does not exist, his magical apparitions appear to the deluded, similar to an illusion.
Thus, the cause of the appearance of the rūpakāya is the delusion of sentient beings and nothing more.
And more recently in the Indian Vajrayana thread,
Form body emanations are determined by sentient beings, not buddhas.
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Malcolm wrote:
Mantrik wrote: I think I read, possibly from you, that 'capacity' is also to do with interest. It would be hard to have interest in something if we did not believe it worthwhile. ChNN would have no students unless people believed it was worth being taught by him. I think a casual remark he made is having far too much read into it. He could just as easily have said discussion is useless. ;)
The context of the remark was one in which ChNN was contrasting "belief" against "direct experience." Hence his statement, "You can believe in anything." Beliefs are just concepts. They shift and change. One day you believe doing this practice is the best, the next day, you believe another is better. One day you believe America is a great place, the next day, you believe it sucks.

But in Dzogchen, beliefs are useless. The only thing that counts is personal experience born out of direct perception.
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The actions of all sentient beings who are not on a path are afflicted. The actions of sentient beings on the path are also afflicted, though they are likely to be more mindful of afflictions as they arise and thus act with more restraint.
https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f ... &start=100
1.The problem isn’t ‘ignorance’. The problem is the mind you have right now. (H.H. Karmapa XVII @NYC 2/4/18)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post by Fortyeightvows)
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Malcolm wrote:What this Dharma is has not yet been quantified in this thread. For example, David thinks it is the 4NT and the 8FP. I don't.


The only thing that distinguishes the Buddha's teaching from that of non-Buddhists (excluding Bonpos) is emptiness— not just the simple absence of a self, but emptiness free from extremes.
https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f ... 2&start=40
1.The problem isn’t ‘ignorance’. The problem is the mind you have right now. (H.H. Karmapa XVII @NYC 2/4/18)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post by Fortyeightvows)
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Malcolm wrote: The most widespread school of Buddhism in ancient India were the Pudgalavadins, who insisted, based on the hinayana sutras. That there was an inexpressible self that was different than the aggregates
https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t ... 80#p396127
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1.The problem isn’t ‘ignorance’. The problem is the mind you have right now. (H.H. Karmapa XVII @NYC 2/4/18)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post by Fortyeightvows)
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