Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

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Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

Post by Mr. G » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:56 pm

Scenario: You're stranded on a desert island and can only have 3 Dzogchen books with you. Which ones would you pick?

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Re: Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

Post by Malcolm » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:57 pm

Mr. G wrote:Scenario: You're stranded on a desert island and can only have 3 Dzogchen books with you. Which ones would you pick?

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The unwritten tantra
the sgra thal gyur
the rigpa rangshar
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Re: Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

Post by heart » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:04 pm

Since Namdrols books aren't translated yet..

Treasury of Dharmadhatu (chos dbyings mdzod)
Flight of the Garuda
Circle of the Sun

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Re: Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

Post by gad rgyangs » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:04 pm

Namdrol wrote:
The unwritten tantra
the sgra thal gyur
the rigpa rangshar
then those should be the first translations you publish. :reading:

we're w-a-i-t-i-n-g..... :popcorn: :juggling: :coffee: :toilet:
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Re: Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

Post by Kunzang Tobgyal » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:16 pm

Lama Yangthig
Choying Dzod
and...
The Life of Shabkar!

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Re: Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

Post by Pema Rigdzin » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:48 pm

Longchenpa's auto-commentary on the Choying Dzod - The Treasure Trove of Scriptural Transmission
Transcripts of several days of teachings on Dzogchen upadesha by one of my lamas
And - for inspiration - Blazing Splendor

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Re: Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

Post by catmoon » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:24 pm

I don't suppose if I was stranded on a desert island I'd have much time for reading. I'd pick the biggest books possible, and the most edible.
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Re: Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

Post by Josef » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:21 pm

Yeshe Lama
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Longchenpa's autocommentary to the Choying Dzod.

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Re: Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

Post by Arnoud » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:31 pm

Don't lie. You would take this book: Image

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Re: Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

Post by catmoon » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:32 pm

Shhhh don't TELL everyone geez!
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Re: Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

Post by Arnoud » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:33 pm

catmoon wrote:Shhhh don't TELL everyone geez!
:spy:

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Re: Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

Post by Josef » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:48 am

Clarence wrote:Don't lie. You would take this book: Image
Heck yes!

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Re: Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

Post by Virgo » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:49 am

I'd read it.

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Re: Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

Post by Sönam » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:33 am

Longchenpa's Tshig-Don Rin-Po-Ch'e'i mDzod (extracts in the Ptractice of Dzogchen)
The Big Red book of Dudjom Rinpoché
Shabkar's Fly of the Garuda
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Re: Stranded on a desert island...which 3 books would you want?

Post by Paul » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:38 am

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