Departure

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Malcolm
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Departure

Post by Malcolm » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:49 pm

Dear Friends:

The time has come for me to bid adieu to this particular forum.

You know how to find me via my blog, http://www.atikosha.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

I will not be checking back in so there is no point in replying this post.

Malcolm
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Re: Departure

Post by Virgo » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:50 am

Malcolm wrote:Dear Friends:

The time has come for me to bid adieu to this particular forum.

You know how to find me via my blog, http://www.atikosha.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

I will not be checking back in so there is no point in replying this post.

Malcolm
I'd like everyone who wishes that Maclolm come back to please reply to this post. Malcolm's posts have quite literally changed my life and I am sure they have for others and will continue to. This community isn't the same without you Malcolm.

Come back!!!

Kevin :namaste:

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Re: Departure

Post by Rakz » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:05 am

This is going to be a huge loss to the forum as you are one of the most if not the most knowledgeable member on here. Hope to see you back soon.

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Re: Departure

Post by Kunga Lhadzom » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:08 am

I :heart: Malcolm
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Re: Departure

Post by Mr. G » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:20 am

Nighthawk wrote:This is going to be a huge loss to the forum as you are one of the most if not the most knowledgeable member on here. Hope to see you back soon.
  • How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
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Re: Departure

Post by dakini_boi » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:21 am

The truth is, I usually just scroll down to read his posts. Then I read bits and pieces of others for context.

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Re: Departure

Post by Tarpa » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:33 am

Sad news, you will be missed malcolm. I've been following him since e-sangha days, must be somewhere around 10 years ? He's been a teacher, one thing I have to say is he has more patience than anybody I know, lol, and he uses a lot of his time and energy helping people online, he has definitely been a major teacher / spiritual friend in the online Buddhist community and the evolution of Buddhist online communities and Buddhism as it adapts or evolves in the west.
I've taken many twists and turns on my path through the years, and it's very good to hear more experienced practitioners share their twists and turns, evolution, on the dharma highway. For those that don't know he did the 3 year retreat, is an acharya in the Sakya lineage, is a Tibetan Doctor, a well known accomplished translator, and quite a scholar, though he would never identify with the term, lol. One can learn a lot from ones elders, more than just from books.

I would like to say thank you for sharing so much of your time and energy and experience and knowledge, and putting up with so much B.S. for so many years, lol, on behalf of myself and many people I am sure, be well.

This is starting to sound like a eulogy so I'll just shut up and look forward to following his blog, :cheers:
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Re: Departure

Post by Yudron » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:43 am

Tarpa wrote:Sad news, you will be missed malcolm. I've been following him since e-sangha days, must be somewhere around 10 years ? He's been a teacher, one thing I have to say is he has more patience than anybody I know, lol, and he uses a lot of his time and energy helping people online, he has definitely been a major teacher / spiritual friend in the online Buddhist community and the evolution of Buddhist online communities and Buddhism as it adapts or evolves in the west.
I've taken many twists and turns on my path through the years and it's very good that more experienced practitioners share their twists and turns, evolution, on the dharma highway.

This is starting to sound like a eulogy so I'll just shut up and look forward to following his blog, :cheers:
Few people can translate Dzogchen texts, and there is little more important than that... better to have uninterrupted time to do it.

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Re: Departure

Post by kirtu » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:51 am

Malcolm wrote:Dear Friends:

The time has come for me to bid adieu to this particular forum.

You know how to find me via my blog, http://www.atikosha.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

I will not be checking back in so there is no point in replying this post.

Malcolm
Please come back. Your knowledge is vast, you help many, many people and your activity is very important.

Kirt
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Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
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Re: Departure

Post by zerwe » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:01 am

:namaste:

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Re: Departure

Post by plwk » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:40 am

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Re: Departure

Post by simhanada » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:56 am

Thats unfortunate. It would be great if less time on here translates to more content on his blogs though. And a quicker realisation of the translation of the 17 tantras.

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Re: Departure

Post by pueraeternus » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:31 am

Malcolm wrote:Dear Friends:

The time has come for me to bid adieu to this particular forum.

You know how to find me via my blog, http://www.atikosha.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

I will not be checking back in so there is no point in replying this post.

Malcolm
Oh you will be back after a while. :smile: There is too much of a community built over so many years from the E-Sangha days to say goodbye permanently. Its a journey we all share.

Till then!
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Re: Departure

Post by ratna » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:18 am

So sad.
But let's keep the comments sections at Atikosha a lively place!

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Re: Departure

Post by muni » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:21 am

May translations arise from the very heart essence and touch the heart/mind of all beings impartial. Thank you.

Edit: no coming no going is you.
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Re: Departure

Post by Sherlock » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:28 am

It was a wise decision on Malcolm's part if he has as much to do as he said -- arguing here just creates problems.

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Re: Departure

Post by underthetree » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:40 am

Malcolm was saying things that people didn't want to hear. DW is beginning to manifest the same anger, aggression, cultural and intellectual xenophobia that is afflicting the world outside. Inevitable and understandable, but a bloody shame nevertheless.

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Re: Departure

Post by Simon E. » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:25 am

underthetree wrote:Malcolm was saying things that people didn't want to hear. DW is beginning to manifest the same anger, aggression, cultural and intellectual xenophobia that is afflicting the world outside. Inevitable and understandable, but a bloody shame nevertheless.
Apart from the last clause exactly so. Its not a shame at all. I think Malcolm has a degree of maturity not common and I believe him when he says he wont be reading any replies. So I am not going to dishonour that by addressing remarks purportedly to him but that are actually about my own feelings.
I think it WAS inevitable that it would reach this point.
The degree of homophobia, folk belief, faux asiatic life style imitation, sheer unpleasantness, rampant egoism disguised as spirituality, sheer credulity, and new age wooliness, the willful and fearful embracing of a pre-Age Of Enlightenment cosmology that dislocates the holder of such views from their present reality, and other elements that characterises much of the forum input made it inevitable.
But above all anyone following his posts carefully , not simply with a view to arguing with him, will have seen that he has gone beyond the provisional and banal realities of " Buddhism " and found Dharma.
Anyone really inspired by his journey would do well to consider doing likewise.
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Re: Departure

Post by Mariusz » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:13 am

Yudron wrote: Few people can translate Dzogchen texts, and there is little more important than that... better to have uninterrupted time to do it.
I second :smile: I wish Malcolm the best translations :namaste:

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Re: Departure

Post by Stewart » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:53 am

Simon E. wrote:
underthetree wrote:Malcolm was saying things that people didn't want to hear. DW is beginning to manifest the same anger, aggression, cultural and intellectual xenophobia that is afflicting the world outside. Inevitable and understandable, but a bloody shame nevertheless.
Apart from the last clause exactly so. Its not a shame at all. I think Malcolm has a degree of maturity not common and I believe him when he says he wont be reading any replies. So I am not going to dishonour that by addressing remarks purportedly to him but that are actually about my own feelings.
I think it WAS inevitable that it would reach this point.
The degree of homophobia, folk belief, faux asiatic life style imitation, sheer unpleasantness, rampant egoism disguised as spirituality, sheer credulity, and new age wooliness, the willful and fearful embracing of a pre-Age Of Enlightenment cosmology that dislocates the holder of such views from their present reality, and other elements that characterises much of the forum input made it inevitable.
But above all anyone following his posts carefully , not simply with a view to arguing with him, will have seen that he has gone beyond the provisional and banal realities of " Buddhism " and found Dharma.
Anyone really inspired by his journey would do well to consider doing likewise.
Simon,

Your words would have much more power if they had come from someone who hadn't announced (in a very melodramatic way) more than once that they were leaving this forum and having nothing more to do with it.

Take your own advice and good luck.
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