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Re: Kalachakra in Dzogchen Community

Postby reddust » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:42 pm

We should include him in our practices. Pray his journey is short and sweet :namaste:
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Re: Kalachakra in Dzogchen Community

Postby padma norbu » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:48 pm

Pero wrote:I say seems because it could be just that the person writting this isn't aware what "ended his life" implies in English.


Based on everything, I am going to believe they aren't quite aware of the implications of that phrase and just mean his life ended. I hope. thanks for the explanation.
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Re: Kalachakra in Dzogchen Community

Postby rowboat » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:14 pm

padma norbu wrote:
Pero wrote:I say seems because it could be just that the person writting this isn't aware what "ended his life" implies in English.


Based on everything, I am going to believe they aren't quite aware of the implications of that phrase and just mean his life ended. I hope. thanks for the explanation.


I was very saddened to learn of Michael's death. I don't know how he lost his life, but it seems Padma Norbu is correct.

From the ancient Annals of Ulster, recording the death of the Norse Viking Ivar the Boneless:

Ímar, king of the Norsemen of all Ireland and Britain, ended his life.

And in the Fragmentary Annals of Ireland Ivar's death is recorded:

The king of Lochlainn, i.e. Gothfraid, died of a sudden hideous disease. Thus it pleased God.

So here we have evidence that the phrase "ended his life" is simply a common Nordic idiom for one who has died.

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Re: Kalachakra in Dzogchen Community

Postby rowboat » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:02 am

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Re: Kalachakra in Dzogchen Community

Postby Vajraprajnakhadga » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:42 am

padma norbu wrote:I'm going to guess that the Dzogchen version of Kalachakra isn't anywhere near as demanding (lengthy, regular) a practice as the one the Dalai Lama gives.


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