Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Moderator: Tibetan Buddhism moderators

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby deepbluehum » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:40 pm

rai wrote:
Pero wrote:
rai wrote:i like that :smile:. so in that sense all the realized Dzogchenpas are teaching Dzogchen constantly whether they verbalize it or not, right?

edit. it would be kind of skilful not to verbalize it and teach on lojong all the time, whoever "gets it" - fine but those who don't at least will do some lojong instead of passing time on endless conceptualization of the "highest" view.

No it wouldn't be skillful. Because then no one would get it for sure, sorry.


haha why not? DI is DI, no?


Sure, but lojong is not DI.
deepbluehum
 
Posts: 1302
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:05 am
Location: San Francisco, CA

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby Mariusz » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:41 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Mariusz wrote:For example visions of thogal have nothing to do with the Mind, but it is possible to have breaks for ordinary life activity.


"Samantabhadra" is a state of total integration where it is impossble to return to the state of being an ordinary person.

Below this level, we have alternating experiences of rigpa and marigpa.

This does not mean we need to do anything to acheive awakening. We merely need to extend the period of our non-dual integration from nanoseconds to 24/7.

Samantabhadra has five definitions, one of those is "the basis Samantbhadra".

N
So we merely need to have the third marigpa less and less until no longer?
Mariusz
 
Posts: 708
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:08 pm

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby Pero » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:43 pm

rai wrote:
Pero wrote:No it wouldn't be skillful. Because then no one would get it for sure, sorry.


haha why not? DI is DI, no?

There are three transmissions. Oral, symbolic and direct. Without the first two you won't be able to get the third. Unless if you're a special person who already was a great practitioner in the past. In other words, if Rinpoche would only teach lojong, lojong is all that you'd get.

deepbluehum wrote:Sure, but lojong is not DI.

Right.
Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
- Shabkar
Pero
 
Posts: 1797
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:54 pm

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby deepbluehum » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:45 pm

Mariusz wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
heart wrote:Samantabhadra don't have any ignorance, and so he have no mind (sem) either. Sentient beings have mind (sem) and ignorance. I received very elaborate teachings on this over the years.

/magnus



Samantabhadra had ignorance, but never experienced dualism because he recognized the arising of the basis as his own display.
Yes it has Marigpas: first marigpa called unelightenment of single self (rgub dagnyind dchigpa) and second is called innate unelightenment (lhangchig skyespa). Third marigpa with no return to the state of Samantabhadra is called unelightenment of imaginaries (kuntu brtagspa). So it is not the case after recognizing Rigpa one can have next moment again the Mind because there was a fault in this Rigpa. Rigpa has all qualities since the beginning, one o them is the potentiality to manifest the Mind too, but somehow it is already spontaneous accomplished (lhundrup) not causing dualism (as the Samantabhadra does it) or not. This is fully evident during self-liberation or not in one's own bardo of dharmata and is cultivated during real practice of dzogchen during lifetime when you are in the state of Rigpa or not. For example visions of thogal have nothing to do with the Mind, but it is possible to have breaks for ordinary life activity. Or can you correct me?


There's no re-enlightenment. Enlightenment is permanent. Rigpa does not manifest as mind. Rigpa does not manifest at all. Rigpa is just your knowledge of the base. All the manifesting is marigpa. Once you finally resolve the view, there is exhaustion of phenomena.
deepbluehum
 
Posts: 1302
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:05 am
Location: San Francisco, CA

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby Mariusz » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:48 pm

deepbluehum wrote:All the manifesting is marigpa. Once you finally resolve the view, there is exhaustion of phenomena.
Even the visions of thogal? You know the exhaustion is the forth vision only.
Mariusz
 
Posts: 708
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:08 pm

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby Malcolm » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:53 pm

Mariusz wrote:
deepbluehum wrote:All the manifesting is marigpa. Once you finally resolve the view, there is exhaustion of phenomena.
Even the visions of thogal? You know the exhaustion is the forth vision only.



No, not at all.

Thogal visions are wisdom appearances.
http://www.bhaisajya.net
http://atikosha.org
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔

" The one who teaches the benefits of peace,
he is said to be a ṛṣī; the others are the opposite of him."

-- Uttaratantra
Malcolm
 
Posts: 10175
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:19 am

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby rai » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:54 pm

Pero wrote:
rai wrote:
Pero wrote:No it wouldn't be skillful. Because then no one would get it for sure, sorry.


haha why not? DI is DI, no?

There are three transmissions. Oral, symbolic and direct. Without the first two you won't be able to get the third. Unless if you're a special person who already was a great practitioner in the past.


a ok, it make sense! thanks!
Disdaining the lower and unable to grasp the higher,
talking of emptiness, such a person will neglect cause and effect,
mouthing on about the view while in a state of self-deception.
It would be better to concentrate on the gradual path.

"Creation and Completion" Jamgon Kongtrul
rai
 
Posts: 118
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:58 pm

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby Mariusz » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:55 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Mariusz wrote:
deepbluehum wrote:All the manifesting is marigpa. Once you finally resolve the view, there is exhaustion of phenomena.
Even the visions of thogal? You know the exhaustion is the forth vision only.



No, not at all.

Thogal visions are wisdom appearances.
Yes, the 8 modes of lhundrup I mentioned and the second Marigpa I listed is because of lhundrub.
Mariusz
 
Posts: 708
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:08 pm

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby deepbluehum » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:13 pm

Mariusz wrote:
deepbluehum wrote:All the manifesting is marigpa. Once you finally resolve the view, there is exhaustion of phenomena.
Even the visions of thogal? You know the exhaustion is the forth vision only.


Until then, there's no buddhahood for the thogal practitioner. You are on the path until the fourth vision finishes. But, now consider this bit from Tilopa, "The uncreated ground of all is clear of the obscuring veil of propensities. Do not engage in meditation and post-meditation, but rest in the uncreated essence. Thus, outer appearances, inner perceptions and intellectual faculties are exhausted." Consider this from ChNN, "if you remain in the state of guru yoga you are a PERFECT Dzogchen practitioner." Tilopa, "When you become infused with the guru's blessing you will be liberated!"

Topic: FREE FROM LIMITATIONS

How you arrive at the state of exhaustion of your mind is up to you. As far as I can tell, ChNN, in every single retreat, extends the bridge for you to cross to the other shore. If you can cross into the state of the guru, you are Samantabhadra. It doesn't mean you are Samantabhadra minus four visions. He has never ever said that. There are three levels of intensity with which you can practice, semde, longde and upadesha. People get pretty jazzed up about Thogal, because there is solid visual evidence of what the guru is talking about plus all the intrigue around the secrecy. And yes they are "wisdom appearances" with the caveat that they are not yet completely pure, because the bodhisattva Samantabhadra, before becoming Buddha saw the five lights, but was not yet buddha. He was not buddha until, based on past knowledge, knew those appearances to be self-appearance. So seeing the appearances of Thogal are not the visions of a Buddha. You are not a buddha until the visions exhaust. And technically, as Malcolm has said many times, the five lights are not actually from pure winds. You purify them in the process of the system. What Thogal is showing you is guru yoga in direct perception. Rinpoche teaches Ati guru yoga. It is upadesha level.
deepbluehum
 
Posts: 1302
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:05 am
Location: San Francisco, CA

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby Mariusz » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:27 pm

deepbluehum wrote:
Mariusz wrote:
deepbluehum wrote:All the manifesting is marigpa. Once you finally resolve the view, there is exhaustion of phenomena.
Even the visions of thogal? You know the exhaustion is the forth vision only.


Until then, there's no buddhahood for the thogal practitioner. You are on the path until the fourth vision finishes. But, now consider this bit from Tilopa, "The uncreated ground of all is clear of the obscuring veil of propensities. Do not engage in meditation and post-meditation, but rest in the uncreated essence. Thus, outer appearances, inner perceptions and intellectual faculties are exhausted." Consider this from ChNN, "if you remain in the state of guru yoga you are a PERFECT Dzogchen practitioner." Tilopa, "When you become infused with the guru's blessing you will be liberated!"

Topic: FREE FROM LIMITATIONS

How you arrive at the state of exhaustion of your mind is up to you. As far as I can tell, ChNN, in every single retreat, extends the bridge for you to cross to the other shore. If you can cross into the state of the guru, you are Samantabhadra. It doesn't mean you are Samantabhadra minus four visions. He has never ever said that. There are three levels of intensity with which you can practice, semde, longde and upadesha. People get pretty jazzed up about Thogal, because there is solid visual evidence of what the guru is talking about plus all the intrigue around the secrecy. And yes they are "wisdom appearances" with the caveat that they are not yet completely pure, because the bodhisattva Samantabhadra, before becoming Buddha saw the five lights, but was not yet buddha. He was not buddha until, based on past knowledge, knew those appearances to be self-appearance. So seeing the appearances of Thogal are not the visions of a Buddha. You are not a buddha until the visions exhaust. And technically, as Malcolm has said many times, the five lights are not actually from pure winds. You purify them in the process of the system. What Thogal is showing you is guru yoga in direct perception. Rinpoche teaches Ati guru yoga. It is upadesha level.
What I wrote in the post above: the 3 visions of thogal are the second Marigpa which can have Samantabhadra and yet return (forth vision). All of them are not third marigpa where is the Mind. Please read Longchen Rabjam, Tulku Thondup: "The Practice of Dzogchen", Snow Lion Publications, 2002, ISBN 1559391790.
Mariusz
 
Posts: 708
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:08 pm

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby deepbluehum » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:55 pm

Mariusz wrote:What I wrote in the post above: the 3 visions of thogal are the second Marigpa which can have Samantabhadra and yet return (forth vision). All of them are not third marigpa where is the Mind. Please read Longchen Rabjam, Tulku Thondup: "The Practice of Dzogchen", Snow Lion Publications, 2002, ISBN 1559391790.


I've studied the text. It doesn't seem to be well translated or the concepts don't jibe somehow or perhaps I don't follow your writing well. This presentation is a bit confusing and strange. Longchenpa was a great teacher, but I'm not that jazzed about his writing. The three visions of thogal are still marigpa because you don't recognize them to be your own appearance yet. There is still some dualism vision. The visions themselves are pure, they are neither samsara nor nirvana, but you are not Samantabhadra and neither are they. Longchepa's language often, to my mind, ventures into the realm of idealism.
deepbluehum
 
Posts: 1302
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:05 am
Location: San Francisco, CA

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby Andrew108 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:11 pm

deepbluehum wrote:Topic: FREE FROM LIMITATIONS

How you arrive at the state of exhaustion of your mind is up to you. As far as I can tell, ChNN, in every single retreat, extends the bridge for you to cross to the other shore. If you can cross into the state of the guru, you are Samantabhadra. It doesn't mean you are Samantabhadra minus four visions. He has never ever said that. There are three levels of intensity with which you can practice, semde, longde and upadesha. People get pretty jazzed up about Thogal, because there is solid visual evidence of what the guru is talking about plus all the intrigue around the secrecy. And yes they are "wisdom appearances" with the caveat that they are not yet completely pure, because the bodhisattva Samantabhadra, before becoming Buddha saw the five lights, but was not yet buddha. He was not buddha until, based on past knowledge, knew those appearances to be self-appearance. So seeing the appearances of Thogal are not the visions of a Buddha. You are not a buddha until the visions exhaust. And technically, as Malcolm has said many times, the five lights are not actually from pure winds. You purify them in the process of the system. What Thogal is showing you is guru yoga in direct perception. Rinpoche teaches Ati guru yoga. It is upadesha level.

This is a very nice fantasy.
Andrew108
 
Posts: 1057
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:41 pm

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby deepbluehum » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:29 pm

Andrew108 wrote:
deepbluehum wrote:Topic: FREE FROM LIMITATIONS

How you arrive at the state of exhaustion of your mind is up to you. As far as I can tell, ChNN, in every single retreat, extends the bridge for you to cross to the other shore. If you can cross into the state of the guru, you are Samantabhadra. It doesn't mean you are Samantabhadra minus four visions. He has never ever said that. There are three levels of intensity with which you can practice, semde, longde and upadesha. People get pretty jazzed up about Thogal, because there is solid visual evidence of what the guru is talking about plus all the intrigue around the secrecy. And yes they are "wisdom appearances" with the caveat that they are not yet completely pure, because the bodhisattva Samantabhadra, before becoming Buddha saw the five lights, but was not yet buddha. He was not buddha until, based on past knowledge, knew those appearances to be self-appearance. So seeing the appearances of Thogal are not the visions of a Buddha. You are not a buddha until the visions exhaust. And technically, as Malcolm has said many times, the five lights are not actually from pure winds. You purify them in the process of the system. What Thogal is showing you is guru yoga in direct perception. Rinpoche teaches Ati guru yoga. It is upadesha level.

This is a very nice fantasy.


That's the way it is, really. Perhaps you are not ready to be free from limitations.
deepbluehum
 
Posts: 1302
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:05 am
Location: San Francisco, CA

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby Andrew108 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:39 pm

deepbluehum wrote:That's the way it is, really. Perhaps you are not ready to be free from limitations.

''When one (tries to) correct just-that-ness, one (tries to) correct Pure Perfect Presence. In this way one produces the essence of samsara'' KG
Free from limitations? I don't turn presence into a reward. I'm not bothered with buddhahood.
Andrew108
 
Posts: 1057
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:41 pm

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby deepbluehum » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:46 pm

Andrew108 wrote:
deepbluehum wrote:That's the way it is, really. Perhaps you are not ready to be free from limitations.

''When one (tries to) correct just-that-ness, one (tries to) correct Pure Perfect Presence. In this way one produces the essence of samsara'' KG
Free from limitations? I don't turn presence into a reward. I'm not bothered with buddhahood.


Good for you. I wasn't implying you were turning presence into a reward or trying to correct "thatness." I was responding to your perfunctory comment that ChNN is teaching us fantasies. I assure you, he is not.
deepbluehum
 
Posts: 1302
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:05 am
Location: San Francisco, CA

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby Andrew108 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:50 pm

deepbluehum wrote:
Good for you. I wasn't implying you were turning presence into a reward or trying to correct "thatness." I was responding to your perfunctory comment that ChNN is teaching us fantasies. I assure you, he is not.

He teaches according to what his students understand conventionally.
Andrew108
 
Posts: 1057
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:41 pm

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby deepbluehum » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:53 pm

Andrew108 wrote:
deepbluehum wrote:
Good for you. I wasn't implying you were turning presence into a reward or trying to correct "thatness." I was responding to your perfunctory comment that ChNN is teaching us fantasies. I assure you, he is not.

He teaches according to what his students understand conventionally.


Not so. He teaches according to Nyingthig Tantras. It is really up to the student to recognize their real nature per the direct introduction and guru yoga methods.
deepbluehum
 
Posts: 1302
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:05 am
Location: San Francisco, CA

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby Malcolm » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:35 am

deepbluehum wrote:And yes they are "wisdom appearances" with the caveat that they are not yet completely pure...


They are completely pure.
http://www.bhaisajya.net
http://atikosha.org
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔

" The one who teaches the benefits of peace,
he is said to be a ṛṣī; the others are the opposite of him."

-- Uttaratantra
Malcolm
 
Posts: 10175
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:19 am

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby Malcolm » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:36 am

deepbluehum wrote:
Mariusz wrote:What I wrote in the post above: the 3 visions of thogal are the second Marigpa which can have Samantabhadra and yet return (forth vision). All of them are not third marigpa where is the Mind. Please read Longchen Rabjam, Tulku Thondup: "The Practice of Dzogchen", Snow Lion Publications, 2002, ISBN 1559391790.


I've studied the text. It doesn't seem to be well translated or the concepts don't jibe somehow or perhaps I don't follow your writing well. This presentation is a bit confusing and strange. Longchenpa was a great teacher, but I'm not that jazzed about his writing. The three visions of thogal are still marigpa because you don't recognize them to be your own appearance yet. There is still some dualism vision. The visions themselves are pure, they are neither samsara nor nirvana, but you are not Samantabhadra and neither are they. Longchepa's language often, to my mind, ventures into the realm of idealism.


Thogal visions are not marigpa at all -- otherwise, they are not thogal visions.
http://www.bhaisajya.net
http://atikosha.org
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔

" The one who teaches the benefits of peace,
he is said to be a ṛṣī; the others are the opposite of him."

-- Uttaratantra
Malcolm
 
Posts: 10175
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:19 am

Re: Dzogchen Teaching is Free From Limitations

Postby deepbluehum » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:18 am

Malcolm wrote:
deepbluehum wrote:And yes they are "wisdom appearances" with the caveat that they are not yet completely pure...


They are completely pure.


Havent' you explained before that the wind stirred in the basis is not pure per the moment before Samantabhadra's enlightenment?
deepbluehum
 
Posts: 1302
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:05 am
Location: San Francisco, CA

PreviousNext

Return to Dzogchen

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Sönam and 10 guests

>