Origin of the Direct Introduction with Syllable Phat

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Dzogchen masters I know say: 1)Buddhist religion essence is Dzogchen 2)Religions are positive by intent/fruit 3)Any method's OK unless: breaking Dzogchen vows, mixed as syncretic (Milanese Soup) 4)Don't join mandalas of opponents of Dalai Lama/Padmasambhava: False Deity inventors by encouraging victims 5)Don't debate Ati with others 6)Don't discuss Ati practices online 7) A master told his old disciple: no one's to discuss his teaching with some others on a former forum nor mention him. Publicity's OK, questions are asked from masters/set teachers in person/email/non-public forums~Best wishes

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Postby Pero » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:16 am

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

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Dzogchen masters I know say: 1)Buddhist religion essence is Dzogchen 2)Religions are positive by intent/fruit 3)Any method's OK unless: breaking Dzogchen vows, mixed as syncretic (Milanese Soup) 4)Don't join mandalas of opponents of Dalai Lama/Padmasambhava: False Deity inventors by encouraging victims 5)Don't debate Ati with others 6)Don't discuss Ati practices online 7) A master told his old disciple: no one's to discuss his teaching with some others on a former forum nor mention him. Publicity's OK, questions are asked from masters/set teachers in person/email/non-public forums~Best wishes

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Postby Sönam » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:03 am

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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Postby Adamantine » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:11 am

Contentment is the ultimate wealth;
Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha

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Postby Malcolm » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:11 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


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Postby adinatha » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:45 pm

It's true. DC is much much much cheaper than other less wide-spread sanghas. You spend a lot of money on long retreats with some masters.
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Postby Adamantine » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:02 am

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Re: Origin of the Direct Introduction with Syllable Phat

Postby Adamantine » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:07 am

And I'm glad everyone here is into the webcasts. I am not really discussing this on my own behalf, but since I am the one talking I'll just say that I have not found webcasts to be a superior medium for transmission ---> for my own mind. I get a tremendous amount out of being in the same physical space as the Lama. I imagine this could be my own limitation, and I'm sure others will rush to point that out. But it is what it is, and I imagine I may not the only one.
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Postby Yontan » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:55 am

What's your net worth? What percentage are you planning on "keeping" after dzogchen?
How much did Marpa give? How much did your root guru give?
I once very sadly missed a Dzambhala empowerment for lack of funds.
I have personally seen a buddha-in-person tell a very thick-headed student he wants a jewel the size of his fist.
...At an empowerment and teaching that I attended for "free."
Conversely, I have paid uncountable sums for what is essentially dog shit, for years and years.
And continue to do so.

It has so little to do with money.
There is much "getting over" of it to be done.

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Re: Origin of the Direct Introduction with Syllable Phat

Postby Adamantine » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:07 am

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Re: Origin of the Direct Introduction with Syllable Phat

Postby Pero » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:48 pm

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

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Re: Origin of the Direct Introduction with Syllable Phat

Postby heart » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:40 pm

"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
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"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Re: Origin of the Direct Introduction with Syllable Phat

Postby Pero » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:19 pm

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

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Re: Origin of the Direct Introduction with Syllable Phat

Postby Dechen Norbu » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:20 pm

Hi Adamantine,

I think people should understand that in the DC it's not a "attending retreats" vs "attending webcasts" situation.
If one has possibilities to travel, it's "attending retreats" PLUS "attending webcasts".

If one can do both, great. If one can't travel that much, at least one has the webcasts. This allows the constant presence of the lama and his teachings in your life. It's like a reminder that works like a crutch until your whole life is practice. With so many webcasts, replays and personal practice (and courses, activities in local groups and so on) you live immersed in the teachings. That can be quite helpful, especially until one becomes really seasoned.
These days, better than that only traveling with the lama, a possibility only a few realistically have.

Warm regards.


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