Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Has Attained Parinirvana

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Post by Norwegian » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:00 pm

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Post by amanitamusc » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:11 am

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Post by Simon E. » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:20 am

“You don’t know it. You just know about it. That is not the same thing.”

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to me.

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Post by Ignorant_Fool » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:27 am

We will be with you again and again, for many lives to come, until Supreme Realization.
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Post by DerFrager » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:14 pm

Dear students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbus' teachings,
I don't know much about Buddhism, but I am sure, that Namkhai Norbu was a big teacher with a lot of knowlegde and that he brought much inspiration to the ones, who listened to him.

I have a question and it shouldn't be disrespectful regarding the life and passing away of him, but I would like to know the exact time of his birth.

If everything has a meaning and the exact time of his passing away was mentioned in the letter of his family, then there must be also a meaning in the exact time of his birth on the 8th of december 1938. Does somebody, please, has an information about it or knows where to search for it?

I hope, that this question was not too disrespectful and I would be really grateful for an answer.
Kind regards to everyone,
Lars

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Post by Ayu » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:04 pm

DerFrager wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:14 pm
Dear students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbus' teachings,
I don't know much about Buddhism, but I am sure, that Namkhai Norbu was a big teacher with a lot of knowlegde and that he brought much inspiration to the ones, who listened to him.

I have a question and it shouldn't be disrespectful regarding the life and passing away of him, but I would like to know the exact time of his birth.

If everything has a meaning and the exact time of his passing away was mentioned in the letter of his family, then there must be also a meaning in the exact time of his birth on the 8th of december 1938. Does somebody, please, has an information about it or knows where to search for it?

I hope, that this question was not too disrespectful and I would be really grateful for an answer.
Kind regards to everyone,
Lars
I can't imagine they had an exact time and noted it in 1938 in Kham. But I admit, I don't know.
For the benefit and ease of all sentient beings. :heart:

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Post by kirtu » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:39 pm

DerFrager wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:14 pm
Dear students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbus' teachings,
I don't know much about Buddhism, but I am sure, that Namkhai Norbu was a big teacher with a lot of knowlegde and that he brought much inspiration to the ones, who listened to him.

I have a question and it shouldn't be disrespectful regarding the life and passing away of him, but I would like to know the exact time of his birth.

If everything has a meaning and the exact time of his passing away was mentioned in the letter of his family, then there must be also a meaning in the exact time of his birth on the 8th of december 1938. Does somebody, please, has an information about it or knows where to search for it?

I hope, that this question was not too disrespectful and I would be really grateful for an answer.
Kind regards to everyone,
Lars
ChNNR spoke of details of his birth in "My Reincarnation" and I remember some references in other sources so perhaps you can piece something together.

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Post by climb-up » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:19 am

Ayu wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:04 pm
DerFrager wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:14 pm
Dear students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbus' teachings,
I don't know much about Buddhism, but I am sure, that Namkhai Norbu was a big teacher with a lot of knowlegde and that he brought much inspiration to the ones, who listened to him.

I have a question and it shouldn't be disrespectful regarding the life and passing away of him, but I would like to know the exact time of his birth.

If everything has a meaning and the exact time of his passing away was mentioned in the letter of his family, then there must be also a meaning in the exact time of his birth on the 8th of december 1938. Does somebody, please, has an information about it or knows where to search for it?

I hope, that this question was not too disrespectful and I would be really grateful for an answer.
Kind regards to everyone,
Lars
I can't imagine they had an exact time and noted it in 1938 in Kham. But I admit, I don't know.
That was my first thought too, especially since (AFAIK) Tibetan astrology doesn't focus on the specific hour and minute.
...If you find out I'd be curious.

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Post by SkyDragon3 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:03 am

DerFrager wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:14 pm
Dear students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbus' teachings,
I don't know much about Buddhism, but I am sure, that Namkhai Norbu was a big teacher with a lot of knowlegde and that he brought much inspiration to the ones, who listened to him.

I have a question and it shouldn't be disrespectful regarding the life and passing away of him, but I would like to know the exact time of his birth.

If everything has a meaning and the exact time of his passing away was mentioned in the letter of his family, then there must be also a meaning in the exact time of his birth on the 8th of december 1938. Does somebody, please, has an information about it or knows where to search for it?

I hope, that this question was not too disrespectful and I would be really grateful for an answer.
Kind regards to everyone,
Lars
With respect, mixing different cultural views and values is unlikely to be helpful, I would suggest.

In Tibetan buddhism great masters are commemorated on the date and time of their death, not the time of their birth. There is a reason for this. It is what they accomplished in their life that is to be remembered and found inspirational.

Just a short review of the life and accomplishments of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu is almost beyond belief, by ordinary human standards, so I hope some devoted individual or individuals decide to record this for future dharma practitioners, especially dzogchenpas.

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Post by Hansei » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:40 am

climb-up wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:19 am
Ayu wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:04 pm
DerFrager wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:14 pm
Dear students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbus' teachings,
I don't know much about Buddhism, but I am sure, that Namkhai Norbu was a big teacher with a lot of knowlegde and that he brought much inspiration to the ones, who listened to him.

I have a question and it shouldn't be disrespectful regarding the life and passing away of him, but I would like to know the exact time of his birth.

If everything has a meaning and the exact time of his passing away was mentioned in the letter of his family, then there must be also a meaning in the exact time of his birth on the 8th of december 1938. Does somebody, please, has an information about it or knows where to search for it?

I hope, that this question was not too disrespectful and I would be really grateful for an answer.
Kind regards to everyone,
Lars
I can't imagine they had an exact time and noted it in 1938 in Kham. But I admit, I don't know.
That was my first thought too, especially since (AFAIK) Tibetan astrology doesn't focus on the specific hour and minute.
...If you find out I'd be curious.
Me too.

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Post by Norwegian » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:33 am

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The Guru is the Sangha too,
The Guru is Śrī Heruka.
The All-Creating King is the Guru."

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Post by meepits » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:41 pm

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Where the administration site refers to him as having been “the foremost living Dzogchen,” I assume what’s being translated is “Dzogchen teacher”?

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Post by dharmafootsteps » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:44 pm

meepits wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:41 pm
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Where the administration site refers to him as having been “the foremost living Dzogchen,” I assume what’s being translated is “Dzogchen teacher”?
Pretty much. It says ‘rdzogs chen bstan pa’, which would be ‘Dzogchen teachings’, then ‘snang byed chen po’ which is a phrase I’ve not come across before, but would be something like ‘great Illuminator’.

So I think the literal translation would be “great illuminator of the Dzogchen teachings”. I’m sure someone with more nuanced understanding could give a better translation though.

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Post by Dorje Shedrub » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:45 pm

Not sure if anyone clicked on the link in the other thread, but there is a nice video of Rinpoche embedded further down.

https://www.jamyangnorbu.com/blog/2018/ ... KsUElCtnMO

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Post by Dronma » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:01 am

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Poem by Elio Guarisco in memory of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu:

On the anniversary of the birthday
of the One whose name is difficult
to pronounce
I recall his unfathomable qualities
that re-modelled mine and many other's minds.

Once met on the ways of
inscrutable connections

the meaning of countless
teachings received from
many kind teachers
became clear like a bright lamp
in the night.

The concepts of the ordinary
spiritual ways collapsed like
an old broken bridge
not to be rebuilt again.

Any desire for dialectic confrontation
seen as the play of children
disappeared like midst
with the arising of the sun.

The attachment to philosphical views
became like an empty banano tree
after it gave the fruit of the small bananas.

The desire for secret instructions
and initiations came to an end
like the river in winter on the planes
of India.

The excitement of tantric practices
was replaced by the understanding that
the very essence of what people call meditation
is nothing but unfocused presence.

The search for a separate empty nature of the mind
to be discovered like a treasure by effort
was replaced by relaxing in non action
the unconceptualized essence of mind.

Meditation as familiarization with a focus
and stressful mindfulness that grasp at the present moment
and at being twice aware of oneself
has dissolved
in the understanding of effortless contemplation

The ambition for positions of responsability
and power was shunned
like the stench of a pigsty.

The artifice of working for other
gave away replaced continuous activity
devoid of a deliberate aim
that ripen other's capacities.

The sense of being a Buddhist
melted in the sense of not belonging
to anything.

Even the sense of being a practitioner
of one's own cherished teaching
holds no real grip on oneself.

Now you have gone
and left us orphans
in the middle of a desert

yet you have carved
an invisible map
in our heart

you have placed in our hands
an invisible lamp.

Your unceasing activity
transpares and shines
through the light of your
seemigly ordinary students.

Although your imposing and
magnificient presence
resembling that of the great Siddha Virupa
has disssolved into a luminous space

you left behind a line of skilled students
who are beyond the torment of doubt
and who unpretentiously
and in different ways nail
the essence of your teaching
for the future generation
The sound of s i l e n c e.....

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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:41 am

Yes, many times yes, wonderful, thanks for posting.
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Post by Simon E. » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:18 am

Thank you Elio . I am moved deeply..Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu... And thank you Dronma for posting it.

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