Buddhahood in This Life

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Vasana » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:42 pm

Enjoyed the replay of the webcast. Thanks for your stories and teachings! I'm looking forward to reading the book hopefully some time in January.
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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by TaTa » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:38 pm

Just finnished it.
Really really liked it, love to hear more dharma talks by you. Are there any available?

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Lhakpa » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:50 am

Just got it on Kindle, can't wait to start reading. :twothumbsup:

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Tao » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:46 am

Lhakpa wrote:Just got it on Kindle, can't wait to start reading. :twothumbsup:
+1

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Post by Losal Samten » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:52 pm

Only just got around to watching the video. Great talk Image
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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Marc » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:49 am

Hi Malcolm

Hope you had a wonderful time in Tenerife with ChNN and that this most precious transmission of the Three Scrolls was surrounded with an abundance of auspicious signs !!!

I just wanted to ask if there is any update about this possible lung of The Great Commentary ?

Best regards
M

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Sennin » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:24 am

Could you explain a bit more about the various modalities of an individual's consciousness.

1)Since ye shes (pristine consciousness), shes rab (wisdom) and rnam shes (consciousness) are different modalities of shes pa.

In this context what is the difference for example between ye shes and shes rab?

2) Aren't they both operative words to describe a knowledge that determines all phenomenon as being empty? (wisdom)

3)Or to the manifest state of the ground? (pristine consciousness)

I hope im not just complicating these terms.
Namo Guru Bhyaḥ

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Malcolm » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:13 pm

RikudouSennin wrote:Could you explain a bit more about the various modalities of an individual's consciousness.

1)Since ye shes (pristine consciousness), shes rab (wisdom) and rnam shes (consciousness) are different modalities of shes pa.

In this context what is the difference for example between ye shes and shes rab?

2) Aren't they both operative words to describe a knowledge that determines all phenomenon as being empty? (wisdom)

3)Or to the manifest state of the ground? (pristine consciousness)

I hope im not just complicating these terms.
Shes rab and rig pa are synonyms. Dzogchen is based on the idea found in some Sarma tantras as well, that all phenomena are included in potentiality (rtsal) of ye shes when the basis arises from the basis. When the potential of ye shes is misperceived, this is rnam shes and this in turn cases samsara. When it is correctly perceived (i.e. shes rab) as one's own state, this is the cause for nirvana.
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: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Sennin » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:31 pm

:good: :namaste:
Namo Guru Bhyaḥ

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Virgo » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:08 pm

Malcolm wrote:
RikudouSennin wrote:Could you explain a bit more about the various modalities of an individual's consciousness.

1)Since ye shes (pristine consciousness), shes rab (wisdom) and rnam shes (consciousness) are different modalities of shes pa.

In this context what is the difference for example between ye shes and shes rab?

2) Aren't they both operative words to describe a knowledge that determines all phenomenon as being empty? (wisdom)

3)Or to the manifest state of the ground? (pristine consciousness)

I hope im not just complicating these terms.
Shes rab and rig pa are synonyms. Dzogchen is based on the idea found in some Sarma tantras as well, that all phenomena are included in potentiality (rtsal) of ye shes when the basis arises from the basis. When the potential of ye shes is misperceived, this is rnam shes and this in turn cases samsara. When it is correctly perceived (i.e. shes rab) as one's own state, this is the cause for nirvana.
This is the main point of the teachings. There are many kinds of teachings but they are all for discovering that essential point in our experience.

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Marc » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:16 am

Hi Malcolm,

Pardon my asking again (I'm surprised no one else did):  

Is there any update as regards to this possible Oral Transmission of Vimalamitra's Great Commentary ?

Many thanks in advance :namaste:

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Post by Virgo » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:18 am

Marc wrote:Hi Malcolm,

Pardon my asking again (I'm surprised no one else did):  

Is there any update as regards to this possible Oral Transmission of Vimalamitra's Great Commentary ?

Many thanks in advance :namaste:
I think he said to watch facebook for updates, Marc. Also, I am sure Mr. Malcolm will post here as well.

Kevin

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Marc » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:09 pm

Virgo wrote:
Marc wrote:Hi Malcolm,

Pardon my asking again (I'm surprised no one else did):  

Is there any update as regards to this possible Oral Transmission of Vimalamitra's Great Commentary ?

Many thanks in advance :namaste:
I think he said to watch facebook for updates, Marc. Also, I am sure Mr. Malcolm will post here as well.

Kevin
Thx Kevin :anjali:

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Malcolm » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:09 pm

Marc wrote:Hi Malcolm,

Pardon my asking again (I'm surprised no one else did):  

Is there any update as regards to this possible Oral Transmission of Vimalamitra's Great Commentary ?

Many thanks in advance :namaste:

It will happen in June.
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: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Marc » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:18 am

Malcolm wrote: It will happen in June.
Fantastic ! Thx for the update.

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Sennin » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:00 pm

heart wrote:Just finished reading this book and I think it is wonderful. Much easier to read and understand than Longchenpas "Precious Treasury of the Genuine Meaning" that also covers the same topics. Thank you Malcolm!

/magnus
I agree with this sentiment, even so I would add that reading them side by side is wonderful as well. For instance if a person wants a more elaborate explanation of a topic being explored in The Great Commentary, there is then the option to examine The Precious Treasury of Genuine Meaning.

Furthermore with Malcolms explanation (below) the first and second topics have become more accessible, making the overall eleven themes more intelligible. Of course this is just my opinion.
Malcolm wrote: Shes rab and rig pa are synonyms. Dzogchen is based on the idea found in some Sarma tantras as well, that all phenomena are included in potentiality (rtsal) of ye shes when the basis arises from the basis. When the potential of ye shes is misperceived, this is rnam shes and this in turn cases samsara. When it is correctly perceived (i.e. shes rab) as one's own state, this is the cause for nirvana.
Namo Guru Bhyaḥ

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by hypa3000 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:04 am

Tao wrote:
Lhakpa wrote:Just got it on Kindle, can't wait to start reading. :twothumbsup:
+1

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:namaste:
+1 :quoteunquote:

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by treehuggingoctopus » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:08 pm

A belated, but heartfelt, thank-you from me. One hell of a book it is. :reading:

PS. Looking forward to receiving the lung.
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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by PeterC » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:46 am

Malcolm wrote:
Marc wrote:Hi Malcolm,

Pardon my asking again (I'm surprised no one else did):  

Is there any update as regards to this possible Oral Transmission of Vimalamitra's Great Commentary ?

Many thanks in advance :namaste:

It will happen in June.
Thank you for the book - it's remarkable.

If there's anyway that the lung could be done online, those of us who can't be in the US for it would be eternally grateful - or at least, grateful for the remainder of this life.

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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Post by Malcolm » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:33 pm

PeterC wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Marc wrote:Hi Malcolm,

Pardon my asking again (I'm surprised no one else did):  

Is there any update as regards to this possible Oral Transmission of Vimalamitra's Great Commentary ?

Many thanks in advance :namaste:

It will happen in June.
Thank you for the book - it's remarkable.

If there's anyway that the lung could be done online, those of us who can't be in the US for it would be eternally grateful - or at least, grateful for the remainder of this life.
Glad you enjoyed the book.

The lung will be given online. It will very likely take place on June 18th.
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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