Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

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Post by WuMing » Sun May 14, 2017 5:04 pm

Contemplation is the best way to remove all problems.
Interaction with spirits
今以佛眼觀之佛與眾生同住解脫之床。無此無彼無二平等。
Now, observing with the eye of the Buddha, both the Buddha and ordinary beings are in the same liberated state. There is neither this nor that: there is only non-duality and identity.
- 空海 Kūkai in Unjigi 吽字義 The Meaning of the Letter Hūṃ
- Kūkai on the Philosophy of Language by Takagi Shingen and Dreitlein Eijō
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Since buddhas and sentient beings are inseparable and the same, it is necessary to respect all sentient beings as being on the same level with the buddhas. Can you?
- translated by Malcolm N. Smith

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Post by smcj » Tue May 16, 2017 3:25 pm

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
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Post by smcj » Sat May 20, 2017 3:41 pm

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
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Post by dharmagoat » Sun May 21, 2017 11:20 pm

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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Post by Marc » Tue May 23, 2017 4:15 pm

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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Post by Thomas Amundsen » Wed May 24, 2017 9:42 pm

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.
The Importance of the Body

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Post by dzogchungpa » Sat May 27, 2017 4:04 pm

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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Post by smcj » Wed May 31, 2017 9:55 pm

The idea of original purity comes directly from the perfection of wisdom sūtras.
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Post by smcj » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:05 am

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."
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Post by Seeker12 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:22 pm

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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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Post by Marc » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:30 pm

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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Post by Virgo » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:02 pm

Keep 'em coming, boys.

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Post by smcj » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:53 am

Malcolm wrote:Indeed, practicing Dzogchen is nice, but practicing Dharma is better.
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Post by Virgo » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:22 am

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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Post by smcj » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:23 am

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.
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Post by Vasana » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:45 pm

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.
'When alone, watch your mind. When with others, watch your speech'- Old Kadampa saying.

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Post by Lukeinaz » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:39 am

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.
You are truly astonishing--going to look for yourself when you already are yourself! --Longchen Rabjam

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Post by smcj » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:47 pm

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.
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Post by smcj » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:59 pm

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.
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Post by smcj » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:45 am

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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