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
Atikosha
Tibetan Medicine Blog
Sudarsana Mandala, Tibetan Medicine and Herbs
Buddhahood in This Life
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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
Crystal and the Way of Light
Longchenpa's autocommentary to the Choying Dzod.
Kye ma!
The river of continuity is marked by impermanence.
Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
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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!
Kye ma!
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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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By understanding that any and all mental activity is meditation, you are freed from arbitrary divisions between formal sessions and postmeditation activity.
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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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Look at the unfathomable spinelessness of man: all the means he's been given to stay alert he uses, in the end, to ornament his sleep. – Rene Daumal
the modern mind has become so limited and single-visioned that it has lost touch with normal perception - John Michell

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