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by cd347
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 3692

Re: Greetings and Request for Guidance

Well. Believe it or not, but Garchen Rinpoche does have regular Q&A sessions -- he is given a bunch of questions sent to him via e-mail, Ina translates, he replies. Of course, not every question gets answered. You can also contact his khenpos. If you participate in Tergar courses, then you can talk...
by cd347
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 3692

Re: Greetings and Request for Guidance

Thank you everyone for your kind attention. Your words have given me much to reflect upon. I feel confident about the route forward. I only have one remaining question. But of course it is absolutely crucial to have a teacher whose instructions one totally trusts and follows and whom one can regular...
by cd347
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 3692

Re: Greetings and Request for Guidance

Okay, it appears that Lama Lena did indeed include direct introduction in her stream last night, confirmed by a student of hers. I am already intimately familiar with that which was pointed out, and it has been the basis of my practice for some time. I've heard many pointings like what Lama Lena sha...
by cd347
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 3692

Re: Greetings and Request for Guidance

not at all. read literaly: if you mix the points of view you'll get confused asap. you can practice shrvakayana while having dzogchen view, but you cannot practices dzogchen while upholding shrvakayana view. shrvaka view is contained in dzogchen view, so you can go that way. i just mention this so ...
by cd347
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 3692

Re: Greetings and Request for Guidance

that's cool, what's the essence of Shakyamunni Buddha according to theravada teachings? Dukkha/dukkha-nirodha. ime, that you should keep. one is like a vase, you pour liquid inside and keep it intact. if you mix with another you screw it both. I certainly value the presentation of Theravada that I'...
by cd347
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 3692

Re: Greetings and Request for Guidance

Reading about, talking about or trying to practice Dzogchen without introduction and instruction is like trying to get a sun tan at night, indoors, fully clothed. Are you suggesting that it's impossible to recognise the primordial state without assistance? I wouldnt go so far. Most of us would be h...
by cd347
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 3692

Re: Greetings and Request for Guidance

I always liked the analogy that it is like someone introducing you to another person. They say to you, "This is Bob." Now you know who Bob is. You may have passed by him a hundred times in the past but you could not recognise him because no one had pointed him out to you. There is of course more to...
by cd347
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 3692

Re: Greetings and Request for Guidance

Because the meditation in dzogchen is to return the the view, and the view in dzogchen is not something conceptual, in order to have the view you need someone who can point that to you, and that someone has to have confidence in that view. Aaaaand you also need guidance in the rest if the path so y...
by cd347
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 3692

Re: Greetings and Request for Guidance

Tata1 wrote: Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:17 pm Absolutly not true. Rigpa tsel wang is indispensable. No debate whatsoever
Okay. Please, why is this so?
by cd347
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 3692

Re: Greetings and Request for Guidance

If you truly are interested in Dzogchen, you should seek out a qualified teacher from whom you can receive Dzogchen from, in the form of direct introduction, transmission, and teachings. Otherwise you're just wasting your time. If this is so, then I must indeed seek out a teacher. Would you be so k...
by cd347
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 3692

Re: Greetings and Request for Guidance

Since it's not clear from your post, do you have a qualified Dzogchen teacher, from whom you received Dzogchen? If not, there is no Dzogchen to speak of in any way, and anything you do will remain fruitless. Of course, if you do, then that's a completely different story. In general then I would rec...
by cd347
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 3692

Re: Greetings and Request for Guidance

Danny wrote: Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:09 pm Is there a question in there? I didn’t see one.
Not exactly, no. I'm just airing my current situation such that anyone who is able and inclined to offer guidance may do so.
by cd347
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Greetings and Request for Guidance
Replies: 54
Views: 3692

Greetings and Request for Guidance

Hello everyone, I am seeking guidance regarding my practice. I have enjoyed a one-to-one relationship with a Theravada teacher for around 4 years. I’ve been given lineage and have been encouraged to begin teaching beginners. I discovered Dzogchen roughly 2 years ago and became aware of some stress I...

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