Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

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Attempts to create enlightened societies always end in tears.
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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.
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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.
Namo Guru Bhyaḥ

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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.

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Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Post by smcj » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:31 am

Malcolm wrote:
ford_truckin wrote:What practices can you recommend that would lead to a realization of the first bhumi? Something simple would be nice.
Ngondro practice, refuge, bodhicitta, Vajrasattva, Mandala offerings, and Guru Yoga. One does not really need any other practices.
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Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Post by smcj » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:39 am

Malcolm wrote:A Vajrayāna practitioner, by virtue of their practice, can gather the two accumulations necessary for full buddhahood in a very short period of time.

This is impossible in the cause vehicle.

Of course there are some fools who think that gathering the two accumulations are unnecessary for buddhahood. They are objects of pity.
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Post by smcj » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:42 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:43 pm
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The three natures as presented in the Mahayana are the parikalpita nature, the paratantra nature, and the pariniṣpanna nature.

Does anyone know or can any point to any resources on the actual breakdown of these terms? They are translated in various ways, such as Imaginary, Other-dependent & Perfect (Karl Brunnhölzl), Imagined, Other-dependent & Consummate (Jay L. Garfield), and Imputation, Dependence & the Absolute (Lama Chökyi Nyima) - I am interested in the sort of etymology of the terms.

For example, I'm guessing parikalpita has various parts such as pari and kalpita or whatever - what do the various parts mean?

Thanks. I hope it's clear enough.
Pari means totally, kalpita means imagined, conceptualized, etc.
Para means other; tantra means dependent.
niṣpanna means "accomplished" or "perfected, as in completion stage, niṣpannakrama. Thus pariniṣpanna means "totally perfected"
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Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:04 pm

smcj wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:39 am
Malcolm wrote:A Vajrayāna practitioner, by virtue of their practice, can gather the two accumulations necessary for full buddhahood in a very short period of time.

This is impossible in the cause vehicle.

Of course there are some fools who think that gathering the two accumulations are unnecessary for buddhahood. They are objects of pity.
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Malcolm wrote: The result does not depend on the two accumulations.
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I'm assuming that 2018 Malcolm overrides 2012 Namdrol?

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Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Post by Malcolm » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 pm

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:04 pm
smcj wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:39 am
Malcolm wrote:A Vajrayāna practitioner, by virtue of their practice, can gather the two accumulations necessary for full buddhahood in a very short period of time.

This is impossible in the cause vehicle.

Of course there are some fools who think that gathering the two accumulations are unnecessary for buddhahood. They are objects of pity.
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Malcolm wrote: The result does not depend on the two accumulations.
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I'm assuming that 2018 Malcolm overrides 2012 Namdrol?
One statement is made from the point of view of Great Perfection, the other statement is made from the point of view of general Vajrayāna. While the vehicles may contradict each other, the lower being contradicted by the higher, I am not guilty of such a contradiction myself.
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: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:35 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:04 pm
smcj wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:39 am


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Malcolm wrote: The result does not depend on the two accumulations.
viewtopic.php?t=6591#p78290

I'm assuming that 2018 Malcolm overrides 2012 Namdrol?
One statement is made from the point of view of Great Perfection, the other statement is made from the point of view of general Vajrayāna. While the vehicles may contradict each other, the lower being contradicted by the higher, I am not guilty of such a contradiction myself.
I've wondered about this for quite some time. Thanks for the clarification!

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Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Post by Malcolm » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:26 am

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:35 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:04 pm




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I'm assuming that 2018 Malcolm overrides 2012 Namdrol?
One statement is made from the point of view of Great Perfection, the other statement is made from the point of view of general Vajrayāna. While the vehicles may contradict each other, the lower being contradicted by the higher, I am not guilty of such a contradiction myself.
I've wondered about this for quite some time. Thanks for the clarification!
The ultimate of the lower is the relative of the higher.
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: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Post by smcj » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:51 am

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:26 am
The ultimate of the lower is the relative of the higher.
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