Yidam and Dzogchen

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Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Post by Malcolm » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:54 pm

heart wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:52 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:10 pm
heart wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:36 pm
Sorry for the resurrection of this thread but I recently read this interesting little book.

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Longchenpa insist, in this book, that one have to practice these four preliminaries before engaging in proper Dzogchen practice.

1. Impermanence
2. Bodhicitta
3. Yidam practice
4. Guru Yoga

The way he introduce the natural state are with bliss, clarity and non-thought. These practices are also described in much detail. Very interesting book.

/magnus
Yes, because Sem side is the completion stage of Maha and anuyoga. This is also how ChNN teaches the practice sems side in a practical sense.
Yes, that is a good point. But Longchenpa doesn't really put it like that, he just insist that they are necessary preliminaries,

/magnus
This set of books is about sems sde, and was also written before he met Kumaraja.
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: Yidam and Dzogchen

Post by heart » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:54 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:54 pm
heart wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:52 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:10 pm


Yes, because Sem side is the completion stage of Maha and anuyoga. This is also how ChNN teaches the practice sems side in a practical sense.
Yes, that is a good point. But Longchenpa doesn't really put it like that, he just insist that they are necessary preliminaries,

/magnus
This set of books is about sems sde, and was also written before he met Kumaraja.
If you say so, but I don't see how that matters actually. Sems sde is also Dzogchen.

/magnus
"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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