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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

Postby Blue Garuda » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:23 am

An excellent job in difficult circumstances.

I wasn't complaining, just noting how a forum attracts a form of 'niche trolling' as it moves in a particular direction.

One example is a thread which has been locked, which shows that Mods deal with such nonsense effectively. Snake-oil salesmen are soon exposed here. ;)
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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

Postby Sönam » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:28 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.
- Longchen Rabjam -

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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

Postby CapNCrunch » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:52 pm

Moderating is a thankless task. Nuking things quickly when they violate the ToS and (worse) the spirit of Samaya and keeping sacred things sacred, is commendable.

My comment was simply to ask whether I missed anything, given the fact that the mods are doing their job here and keeping the rif-raff to a minimum. If y'all have been getting grief from ingrates and are sensitive, please don't lump me together with them.

I thought that I was "losing the plot" on this thread since there was mention of trolls where I could see none. Asking for clarification and whether the poster thought that the remaining posts constituted trolling was reasonable, as was my comment that the mods here do their job well.

I will continue to ask for clarification any time I'm not understanding what's going on, as I'm new here, if not new to message boards in general.

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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

Postby CapNCrunch » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:55 pm

I still didn't get an answer btw - Was there some obvious trolling on this thread that was nuked, or is "Jax" considered a troll b/c some said he was here fishing for students??? That is really where I was going w/ my question, but I didn't want to name names and thus cause offense to Jax.

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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

Postby gad rgyangs » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:25 am

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

Postby Pema Rigdzin » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:29 am

Of course your usage of them is not, which is the clarification I obviously asked for. But nevermind, because I edited my post to be more to the point.

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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

Postby gad rgyangs » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:53 am

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

Postby gad rgyangs » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:59 am

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

Postby gad rgyangs » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:33 am

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: Rebirth as a Rudra

Postby Pema Rigdzin » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:47 am

You're beating around the bush. You've accused Dzogchen practitioners here of being "closed-minded, petty, intolerant, self-righteous, fundamentalists". If I misunderstand the grounds on which you made that comment, then on what grounds did you make it?!

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Re: Rebirth as a Rudra

Postby Dronma » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:03 am

"My view is as vast as the sky, but my actions are finer than flour"
~ Padmasambhava ~

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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

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Re: Rebirth as a Rudra

Postby gad rgyangs » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:14 am

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

Postby heart » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:17 am

"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"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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