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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:20 am 
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The Crystal and the Way of Light is profound as balls.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:22 am 
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Yes, this book changed my life. It's one of my favorites.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:39 am 
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It makes one extremely inspired by Rinpoche and teaches profound truths about Dzogchen as well.

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tomamundsen wrote:
The Crystal and the Way of Light is profound as balls.


This^

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:54 am 
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I met someone awhile ago (at the ling I go to) who said their original introduction to the teachings happened when they were visiting Hawaii and were hiking through the jungle in the middle of nowhere and came upon a old broken down rusty car. They opened up the car and looked through it and nothing was inside so they popped the trunk and opened it up and the only thing inside was the "crystal and the way of light".... Wild.


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asunthatneversets wrote:
I met someone awhile ago (at the ling I go to) who said their original introduction to the teachings happened when they were visiting Hawaii and were hiking through the jungle in the middle of nowhere and came upon a old broken down rusty car. They opened up the car and looked through it and nothing was inside so they popped the trunk and opened it up and the only thing inside was the "crystal and the way of light".... Wild.

Could be that someone with clarity left it there. I remember walking in Thailand once and I happened to have some Enlgish Dharma books on me. Out of nowhere this really strong impulse to just leave on on a bench for whoever might find it came over me. I told myself it was a silly thing to think that someone who might actually be interested would find it there, but the feeling was soo strong! So I left it there. Who knows what happened...

Probably nothing but hey.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:47 am 
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someone once stole a copy of Buber's "I and Thou" that I left on my airplane seat. when i came back it was gone, but they had left untouched Rist's book on Plotinus. I absolve them of their bad karma and hope the book blew their minds. :twothumbsup:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:54 am 
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tomamundsen wrote:
The Crystal and the Way of Light is profound as balls.

Yup.
Single best publicly available Dharma book in the English language in my opinion.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:57 am 
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Nangwa wrote:
tomamundsen wrote:
The Crystal and the Way of Light is profound as balls.

Yup.
Single best publicly available Dharma book in the English language in my opinion.

I just wish all beings were as lucky to have interest as you are and others are.

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Nangwa wrote:
tomamundsen wrote:
The Crystal and the Way of Light is profound as balls.

Yup.
Single best publicly available Dharma book in the English language in my opinion.

I just wish all beings were as lucky to have interest as you are and others here are.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:10 am 
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tomamundsen wrote:
The Crystal and the Way of Light is profound as balls.

Since when are balls profound?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:12 am 
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Tilopa wrote:
tomamundsen wrote:
The Crystal and the Way of Light is profound as balls.

Since when are balls profound?

Aren't they simple and naturally occurring?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:18 am 
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Tilopa wrote:
tomamundsen wrote:
The Crystal and the Way of Light is profound as balls.

Since when are balls profound?

Mine are.


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Virgo wrote:
Tilopa wrote:
tomamundsen wrote:
The Crystal and the Way of Light is profound as balls.

Since when are balls profound?

Aren't they simple and naturally occurring

So are amoeba.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:29 am 
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Since when are balls profound?

Aren't they simple and naturally occurring

So are amoeba.

But amoeba are small.

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Makes me want to buy a few copies of crystal and the way of light and leave one of each in a random obscure place to be discovered by someone someday... Plant a few seeds. I'd feel like a low grade Guru Rinpoche hiding termas. They'd have to be some asinine weather proof spots, the kinda place where if someone found it they'd know it was left for the sole purpose of being discovered.


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gad rgyangs wrote:
someone once stole a copy of Buber's "I and Thou" that I left on my airplane seat. when i came back it was gone, but they had left untouched Rist's book on Plotinus. I absolve them of their bad karma and hope the book blew their minds. :twothumbsup:


That would be fun too. Get a few copies of Crystal, go into Starbucks and see who is reading. Wait for them to go to the restroom. Swap the book and leave. :tongue:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:42 am 
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Tilopa wrote:
Since when are balls profound?
He means rum balls silly! Rums balls are profoundly yummy! Omnomnom...
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Have to admit though, even though I am not a groupie, The Crystal and the Way of Light blew my mind!!! It changed my opinion regarding Tibetan Buddhism completely.

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Tilopa wrote:
Since when are balls profound?
He means rum balls silly! Rums balls are profoundly yummy! Omnomnom...
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Have to admit though, even though I am not a groupie, The Crystal and the Way of Light blew my mind!!! It changed my opinion regarding Tibetan Buddhism completely.


You sure he wasn't talking about Pete Shweddy's famous Schweddy balls?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... Lpo#t=220s


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Nangwa wrote:
Mine are.
Given you are a dwarf, I fail to see how profound they could possibly be! Profoundly small?

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