Kunjed Gyalpo:The Supreme Source

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Re: Kunjed Gyalpo:The Supreme Source

Post by Josef » Mon May 07, 2018 3:02 pm

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Josef wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 6:45 pm
Tantras in general are tightly packed and hold a lot of symbolic language etc.
They are a challenging category of literature.
Yes..similar to poetry reading/writing ?
In a way, yes.
Kye ma!
The river of continuity is marked by impermanence.
Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.

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Re: Kunjed Gyalpo:The Supreme Source

Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue May 08, 2018 3:49 pm

Fa Dao wrote:
Thu May 26, 2011 11:43 pm
Been reading this book lately. Just have to say...what an incredibly cool and entertaining way to present the Dzogchen Teachings!!! It's as though one were having a conversation with the Enlightened Nature...very cool...makes me laugh with joy
Good book , we have in our library, series 1 to 6 . :applause:
Am actual reading book 3.
Do not know if this version is complete after book 6.......
Saw Jim made also some corrections regarding his translations.
This is his master piece and it is, no doubt about it.
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Re: Kunjed Gyalpo:The Supreme Source

Post by Norwegian » Tue May 08, 2018 3:53 pm

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:49 pm
Fa Dao wrote:
Thu May 26, 2011 11:43 pm
Been reading this book lately. Just have to say...what an incredibly cool and entertaining way to present the Dzogchen Teachings!!! It's as though one were having a conversation with the Enlightened Nature...very cool...makes me laugh with joy
Good book , have series 1 to 6 . :applause:
Am actual reading book 3.
Do not know if this version is complete after book 6.......
Saw Jim made also some corrections regarding his translations.
This is his master piece and it is, no doubt about it.
I don't know about corrections. Could you elaborate what this would be?

At any rate, here is his site:

https://sites.google.com/site/jimvalbythings/

Volume 1 is in a 2nd edition, I believe due to 1st edition being sold out. What remains to be published are the following two volumes:

Volume 7, Longchenpa's Kunjed Düdön and Rinchen Druwo, Nov-2018
Volume 8, root text, chapters 1-84, with Tibetan critical edition, Sep-2019

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Re: Kunjed Gyalpo:The Supreme Source

Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue May 08, 2018 4:05 pm

Norwegian wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:53 pm
kalden yungdrung wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:49 pm
Fa Dao wrote:
Thu May 26, 2011 11:43 pm
Been reading this book lately. Just have to say...what an incredibly cool and entertaining way to present the Dzogchen Teachings!!! It's as though one were having a conversation with the Enlightened Nature...very cool...makes me laugh with joy
Good book , have series 1 to 6 . :applause:
Am actual reading book 3.
Do not know if this version is complete after book 6.......
Saw Jim made also some corrections regarding his translations.
This is his master piece and it is, no doubt about it.
I don't know about corrections. Could you elaborate what this would be?

At any rate, here is his site:

https://sites.google.com/site/jimvalbythings/

Volume 1 is in a 2nd edition, I believe due to 1st edition being sold out. What remains to be published are the following two volumes:

Volume 7, Longchenpa's Kunjed Düdön and Rinchen Druwo, Nov-2018
Volume 8, root text, chapters 1-84, with Tibetan critical edition, Sep-2019
That was meant during his study time and translating the KG, i have read that somewhere on the web.
Jim worked many years on the translation, so corrections before publishing that is what i understood .
Cannot find the web page where i have read that, sorry.'
That what i have read until now was very clear.
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Re: Kunjed Gyalpo:The Supreme Source

Post by Norwegian » Tue May 08, 2018 4:29 pm

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:05 pm
Norwegian wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:53 pm
kalden yungdrung wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:49 pm


Good book , have series 1 to 6 . :applause:
Am actual reading book 3.
Do not know if this version is complete after book 6.......
Saw Jim made also some corrections regarding his translations.
This is his master piece and it is, no doubt about it.
I don't know about corrections. Could you elaborate what this would be?

At any rate, here is his site:

https://sites.google.com/site/jimvalbythings/

Volume 1 is in a 2nd edition, I believe due to 1st edition being sold out. What remains to be published are the following two volumes:

Volume 7, Longchenpa's Kunjed Düdön and Rinchen Druwo, Nov-2018
Volume 8, root text, chapters 1-84, with Tibetan critical edition, Sep-2019
That was meant during his study time and translating the KG, i have read that somewhere on the web.
Jim worked many years on the translation, so corrections before publishing that is what i understood .
Cannot find the web page where i have read that, sorry.'
That what i have read until now was very clear.
OK makes sense.

Yes, I am very glad that we have translators working on the tantras and texts of Dzogchen. Jim Valby, Malcolm, Jean-Luc Achard, etc. I'm so happy they do what they do.

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Re: Kunjed Gyalpo:The Supreme Source

Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue May 08, 2018 4:41 pm

Norwegian wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:29 pm
kalden yungdrung wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:05 pm
Norwegian wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:53 pm

I don't know about corrections. Could you elaborate what this would be?

At any rate, here is his site:

https://sites.google.com/site/jimvalbythings/

Volume 1 is in a 2nd edition, I believe due to 1st edition being sold out. What remains to be published are the following two volumes:

Volume 7, Longchenpa's Kunjed Düdön and Rinchen Druwo, Nov-2018
Volume 8, root text, chapters 1-84, with Tibetan critical edition, Sep-2019
That was meant during his study time and translating the KG, i have read that somewhere on the web.
Jim worked many years on the translation, so corrections before publishing that is what i understood .
Cannot find the web page where i have read that, sorry.'
That what i have read until now was very clear.
OK makes sense.

Yes, I am very glad that we have translators working on the tantras and texts of Dzogchen. Jim Valby, Malcolm, Jean-Luc Achard, etc. I'm so happy they do what they do.
Agree, 40 years ago when i started with Tibetan Buddha Dharma, the only books were, Tibetan Yoga, Tibetan book of death,
and some paperbacks / simple booklets from Dharamsala / Tibetan Library.

Nowadays this has changed due to the western translators and there are many , some top (practitioners and translators), academics or a mix of both.

The best translations are imo, done by translators, who do the practice about what they write / translate and have a Guru / Master as back support.

JLA is such a translator as far as i know, but there are more of course.
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Re: Kunjed Gyalpo:The Supreme Source

Post by meepits » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:36 pm

In ChNNR’s rendering of the Kunjed Gyalpo, in Chapter 30 where it says “The universal path in harmony with that [nature] manifests as the moon and its support,” what is the symbol / image being described? What is ‘the moon and its support’? Is this like the moon over a lotus or something? Just curious.

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Re: Kunjed Gyalpo:The Supreme Source

Post by javier.espinoza.t » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:27 pm

meepits wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:36 pm
In ChNNR’s rendering of the Kunjed Gyalpo, in Chapter 30 where it says “The universal path in harmony with that [nature] manifests as the moon and its support,” what is the symbol / image being described? What is ‘the moon and its support’? Is this like the moon over a lotus or something? Just curious.
i believe "it's support" refers to the support for it's reflection.

it's an expression that you can find in the dorsem namkha che iron commentary
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Re: Kunjed Gyalpo:The Supreme Source

Post by meepits » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:51 am

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:27 pm
meepits wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:36 pm
In ChNNR’s rendering of the Kunjed Gyalpo, in Chapter 30 where it says “The universal path in harmony with that [nature] manifests as the moon and its support,” what is the symbol / image being described? What is ‘the moon and its support’? Is this like the moon over a lotus or something? Just curious.
i believe "it's support" refers to the support for it's reflection.

it's an expression that you can find in the dorsem namkha che iron commentary
Thanks dude, that makes sense.

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Re: Kunjed Gyalpo:The Supreme Source

Post by Pema Rigdzin » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:10 am

ugyen wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 7:32 pm
Fa Dao wrote:
Thu May 26, 2011 11:43 pm
Been reading this book lately. Just have to say...what an incredibly cool and entertaining way to present the Dzogchen Teachings!!! It's as though one were having a conversation with the Enlightened Nature...very cool...makes me laugh with joy
i was told that kunjed gyalpo is root text to samdhi and if someone can tel me is there any root text to longde????
Yes, the root tantra of Longde is the Longchen Rabjam Gyalpo tantra. Another key root text is famous Dorje Zampa, aka Vajra Bridge, written by Vairotsana.

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