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by florin
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen prerequisite?
Replies: 24
Views: 1344

Re: Dzogchen prerequisite?

Giovanni wrote: Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:48 am Merit is less wrong than luck. Both are provisional. When sun shines dewdrop dry on its own.
I heard Rinpoche say that...about dewdrops.
Maybe. But the proposition is or was that there is an entire fabric/nexus of events that is situated outside of karmic dimension.
by florin
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen prerequisite?
Replies: 24
Views: 1344

Re: Dzogchen prerequisite?

I came across some interesting points on the notion of rupa in Buddhist Phenomenology by Dan Lusthaus. You mean in his discussion of karma, culminating in a summary of Buddhaghosa's views? Anyway the statement that not everything is karma i have heard it mentioned multiple times in the past by vari...
by florin
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen prerequisite?
Replies: 24
Views: 1344

Re: Dzogchen prerequisite?

Thanks Florin. I went through process of what I called building a bridge from my sutra practice when I was first introduced to Dzogchen. And I still cling to much of my earlier instruction, partly because I don’t understand how to apply some elements of Dzogchen, such as effortlessness, for example...
by florin
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen prerequisite?
Replies: 24
Views: 1344

Re: Dzogchen prerequisite?

I’ve just been rereading ChNN's Gura Yoga and this sentence caught my eye: If you do not have a connection with the teaching and with the transmission from previous lives, you can never enter the Dzogchen path. Does this mean that only certain beings can ever enter Dzogchen? And if this sentence is...
by florin
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1030169

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Very sad to hear. I thought he would manage to pull through. One of the best instructors in the community has left us. In my time in the community i made several attempts to connect with him but my efforts never amounted to anything. However, as Malcom said he was not an ordinary person and i can on...
by florin
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: What is Dzogchen?

Malcolm wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:12 am
KonchogUrgyenNyima wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:57 am I have realized that I actually have no idea.
Excellent. Now find a proper teacher and ignore answers you might find in the fever swamps of the internet.
Indeed. Completely ignored.
by florin
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1030169

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I don't know about you guys, but reading the whole Q&A was really depressing. The financial devastation will come quick and fast so that in a couple of years it will be close to flatlining. But who knows ? They might find a way to keep it afloat at all costs and just because they are attached to th...
by florin
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Akaniṣṭha is the gzhi
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Akaniṣṭha is the gzhi

90hj209gh0g49h wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:26 am Is this correct?
Akanistha is your perfect state.yes.
by florin
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Receiving pointing out without knowing
Replies: 14
Views: 1484

Re: Receiving pointing out without knowing

I am of the opinion that pointing out occasions should always be clearly indicated. If they are not, then we might have situations like these where there is doubt as to whether something happened or not.
by florin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 3246

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

Some questions arise though about whether there are samayas to uphold in the case where say, an individual coming from theravada is interested in dzogchen and participates in a word empowerment without ever receiving tantric initiations. Will that person have any samaya to uphold when not in the na...
by florin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 3246

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

It's pretty simple. When I asked Him, Norbu Rinpoche told me years ago that if you're in your primordial state then there are no samayas but if you aren't there are. This discussion started with my statement about dzogchen transcending the ten natures of tantra. And “dzogchen” here means the primor...
by florin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 3246

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

Our teacher considered the sgra thal gyur to be the most important of these tantras. I dont’t pay much heed to opinions of western scholars, they warp people’s views of our tradition, and the Jaxes of the world follow them, misleading themselves and taking others with them. Right. Then in the futur...
by florin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 3246

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

The nature of the mind does, but not the mind. It’s important to make a distinction between these two. When we see the ten principles of tantra being rejected in dzogcheb texts, they being rejected from the point of view of the basis, but not necessarily the path, which is why the Rigpa rangshar, t...
by florin
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 3246

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

Actually there are samayas in Dzogchen. https://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Samaya /magnus Actually dzogchen transcends the 10 natures of tantra. The nature of the mind does, but not the mind. It’s important to make a distinction between these two. When we see the ten principles of tantra bei...
by florin
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 3246

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

Actually there are samayas in Dzogchen. https://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Samaya /magnus Actually dzogchen transcends the 10 natures of tantra. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu said a number of times over the years, that by receiving direct introduction, you also receive samaya, which includes the twe...
by florin
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?
Replies: 40
Views: 3246

Re: Practicing dzogchen without tantric vows? Do i need them?

You don’t need tantric vows to practice dzogchen. What you need is direct introduction from a teacher that meets all the qualifications, I.e. a teacher that teaches in perfect harmony with Garab Dorjes three statements. Then later if your interested, you can discover the differences between initiat...
by florin
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kunjed Gyalpo - translation/commentary
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Kunjed Gyalpo - translation/commentary

Hi Can anyone recommend some decent translations/commentary of the Kunjed Gyalpo tantra, please? I see that Namkhai Norbu wrote a commentary, and was wondering about the quality of other authors' work before purchasing. Many thanks There is also Zhenpen Oser’s commentary translated by Jim Valby. ht...
by florin
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 1551

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

Norwegian wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:49 pm Yes, that's him.
Thanks. I wasn’t sure.
by florin
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 1551

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

If you are looking for Longdé teachings, you should try to meet Tokden Rinpoche (of the Drigung Kagyüs). He received the complete transmission from Düdjom Rinpoche and taught the main texts on the Four Symbols from the Kama around the late 1980s in France. He very well knows how the practice should...
by florin
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra
Replies: 209
Views: 10437

Re: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra

We've established there is no such thing, other than as a name for prajñāpāramitā, to inspire unfortunate yogis. just saying: Mahamudra, in the Kagyu lineage, has three different classifications or approaches to practice: sutra Mahamudra, mantra Mahamudra, and essence Mahamudra. there is no such th...

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