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?

Postby 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?

Postby 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?

Postby 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?

Postby 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?

Postby 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?

Postby 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?

Postby 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?

Postby Josef » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:21 pm

Yeshe Lama
Crystal and the Way of Light
Longchenpa's autocommentary to the Choying Dzod.

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

Postby 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?

Postby 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?

Postby 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?

Postby 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?

Postby 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?

Postby 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
By understanding everything you perceive from the perspective of the view, you are freed from the constraints of philosophical beliefs.
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?

Postby Paul » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:38 am

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