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by Norwegian
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: Garchen Rinpoche - Hevajra Empowerment and 4 Dharmas of Gampopa

On a related note, Tsadra Foundation is working on an English translation of the entire Hevajra Tantra. However I don’t know when it will be ready. This is wonderful news. It will be most supportive to have another English translation. Another? What is the first translation? David Snellgrove in 195...
by Norwegian
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu lineage
Replies: 151
Views: 7087

Re: Namkhai Norbu lineage

I gave another student of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu a lung of a Longsal text. We both have received DI but only I have received the needed Longsal transmissions. The said person was very much interested in practising on the basis of this Longsal teaching but didn't have any option in DC. Then you have ...
by Norwegian
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Accounting for the Chinese Destruction of Tibet
Replies: 23
Views: 743

Re: Accounting for the Chinese Destruction of Tibet

I’m not thanking Mao here, but how many Vajrayana practitioners on this forum would even be actively practicing, through a lineage tradition, if Tibetan Buddhism had largely remained isolated in the Himalayan mountains? It’s been said that China’s invasion of Tibet was like throwing a large log ont...
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Accounting for the Chinese Destruction of Tibet
Replies: 23
Views: 743

Re: Accounting for the Chinese Destruction of Tibet

If Tibetan Buddhism has some of the highest teachings, advanced practitioners, etc. including powerful tantric practices, how do Tibetan sources account for the Chinese invasion and destruction of Tibet? They have a variety of answers. Shugden is one of the main ones. Because the Tibetan Govt. was ...
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A single sadhana or practice
Replies: 27
Views: 859

Re: A single sadhana or practice

FiveSkandhas wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:51 am Hello.
Many of you have received multiple sadhana and practice empowerments; it seems some of you have received many indeed.

I am just curious: if you were to restrict yourself to a single sadhana or practice, which would you choose and why?
Guru Yoga.
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2422

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

At this point I am beginning to think that you're deliberately trolling. The third of the four extremes (of the tetralemma), is "both existence and nonexistence" , the view you claimed is right view, the view you claim is taught by Nagarjuna. Which of course is complete nonsense. And you are complet...
by Norwegian
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2422

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

Minobu, Nothing that I posted was from Dzogchen, nothing at all whatsoever . I cited Nagarjuna (from his Śūnyatāsaptati), his student Aryadeva (from his Catuḥśataka), and another Indian shastra, as well as the Prajnaparamita Ratnagunasamcayagatha (which exists in English translation by Conze). This ...
by Norwegian
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The KLF, but Buddhists?
Replies: 17
Views: 524

Re: The KLF, but Buddhists?

Johnny Dangerous wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:35 pm
Caoimhghín wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:23 pm
Johnny Dangerous wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:51 pm The KLF is gonna rock ya.
For some reason, I read this to the tune of "Juicy Fruit, it's gonna mova ya!"
For reference:




Good times.
by Norwegian
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2422

Re: malcolm please have a look here

AFAIK, he is claiming that Ven Nāgārjuna taught that all dharmas are slightly real and slightly unreal, the "both" option from the negated tetralemma. The claim I believe comes from the "Response to PadmavonSamba" thread. It was: "according to sunyata it's a view of existence and nonexistence both ...
by Norwegian
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2422

Re: malcolm please have a look here

But Malcolm is not teaching actual Lord Nargarjuna version. You really need to receive teachings on these topics, and then study them over and over again, many times. The tetralemma of Nagarjuna is not his invention, as such, it is a distillation of the Buddha's teachings, as found in the texts lik...
by Norwegian
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3340
Views: 417339

Re: Music time

by Norwegian
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: John LeCarre
Replies: 19
Views: 749

Re: John LeCarre

not a technically very good writer, :o Let’s just say that he’s no Conrad. There are writers you read because of the beauty of their language. There are writers you read because their ideas are challenging. And there are writers you read because they’re fun. “LeCarre” was in the third category. It'...
by Norwegian
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 8 months of no rain!
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: 8 months of no rain!

Even Germany was affected by two no-rain-years. In 2018 we had heat and no moisture from April to October and 2019 granted only very few rain. Our flora is not used to such weather and forests partly died. Spruces and birches are widely parched to death. Oaks look sick. It's December 18, and I have...
by Norwegian
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The passing of Tsikey Chökling Rinpoche
Replies: 6
Views: 848

The passing of Tsikey Chökling Rinpoche

From Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche:
by Norwegian
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: PERSONAL OPINIONS: Can people who don't practice buddhism enlighten
Replies: 47
Views: 1213

Re: PERSONAL OPINIONS: Can people who don't practice buddhism enlighten

There are many paths that lead to inner contentment, happiness, and many actions that lead to favorable rebirths. But specifically, to untie the knot of self-grasping that ties one to samsara, while any teaching that actually does that can be said to be the Dharma, and while there are certainly man...
by Norwegian
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: PERSONAL OPINIONS: Can people who don't practice buddhism enlighten
Replies: 47
Views: 1213

Re: PERSONAL OPINIONS: Can people who don't practice buddhism enlighten

Opinions probably vary on this so I am just looking for your personal stance and where applicable any references or teachings that support it. My hunch is that some of us will say no others will say yes but I just hope to keep the discussion lighthearted and kind AND substantial so hopefully we wil...
by Norwegian
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1028535

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I'll bet it's the same old stuff, accusations of being a crypto-Bonpo, not "traditional" enough, etc. It’s a little sad that despite all the lamas who were happy to associate with him - including the family of TUR, HHDL, and non-crypto-Bonpo Yongdzin R - this sort of whispering still goes on. I tri...
by Norwegian
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Palden Lhamo Mantra Query
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Palden Lhamo Mantra Query

Hello Dharmic gurus! I have question regarding recitation of Mantra of " Palden Lhamo" .Can an ordinary human being like me recite it? What are the do's or don't? One can only recite mantra one has received from a qualified teacher, after first having received empowerment into Vajrayana, and therea...
by Norwegian
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music do you listen to
Replies: 84
Views: 2367

Re: What music do you listen to

But we have the bodhisattvas Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox, Lou Reed, and George Harrison as immediate proposals. Note that Stevie Wonder would probably identify as Christian (there are Christians who view his music as Christian music BTW). Lou Reed is a harder case to make at least at the time he ma...
by Norwegian
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music do you listen to
Replies: 84
Views: 2367

Re: What music do you listen to

So by "awakened" do you mean a 1st bhumi bodhisattva minimum or what? Kirt I'm not being that technical. At least someone who's firmly on the path. But we have the bodhisattvas Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox, Lou Reed, and George Harrison as immediate proposals. Note that Stevie Wonder would probably ...

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