Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

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Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Post by smcj » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:47 am

Attempts to create enlightened societies always end in tears.
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I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against Lama abuse.

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Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Post by Sennin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:28 am

Yidams
Malcolm wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:27 pm


"Yi dam" means "promise," actually. Thus, if you are a Dzogchen practitioner, your promise is vidyā. If you say that you are a Dzogchen practitioner, you are essentially claiming that vidyā is your yidam. Everything else is secondary.
Malcolm wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:30 pm


Anytime you take an empowerment, you are making a commitment to that method of practice from now until awakening. That is essentially what a yidam is, i.e., a commitment to the path of awakening. The whole idea of "special yidams" is a bit of quasi theistic superstition. It does not matter who anyone's yidam is since the continuum of pristine consciousness of all yidams is the same.

People have karmic relations with this or that practice. But in reality, everyone in Mahāyāna has the same yidam: buddhahood.
Thus, there is not a single one who has entered into this teaching who fails to attain buddhahood.

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Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Post by Virgo » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:10 pm

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Malcolm wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:45 pm

The difference is that people of your inclination, gradualists, are algorithmic in their approach and understanding of practice and realization. People of our inclination, non-gradualists, are dialectical in our approach and understanding of practice and realization.
ངོ་རང་ཐོག་ཏུ་སྤྲད། །
ཐག་གཅིག་ཐོག་ཏུ་བཅད། །
གདེང་གྲོལ་ཐོག་ཏུ་བཅའ། །


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