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by bfaus
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 239
Views: 46745

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Will there be an online broadcast of this event? I would be interested if that were possible and would still be happy to pay the donation fee. Thank you! I cannot promise anything, but if you attended the online lung, then I think I can make the recordings available. Thank you Malcolm! I did attend...
by bfaus
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 239
Views: 46745

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Will there be an online broadcast of this event? I would be interested if that were possible and would still be happy to pay the donation fee. Thank you!
by bfaus
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 10885

Re: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?

Oldbob & Javier,

I am not a Mahasiddha or a Dzogchenpo. At least not at this point :D . Thank you for sharing your views on this with me. Quite helpful to me.
by bfaus
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 10885

Re: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?

Please forgive my ignorant question, but it is sincere. Is smoking pipe tobacco an obstacle to realization, in and of itself? I have read a post: http://vajracakra.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=3477&hilit=Tobacco. This seems to point to 'yes', Can a senior student of the DC confirm this for me? Note tha...
by bfaus
Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 239
Views: 46745

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Thank you Malcom for your work and continuous efforts! I would too be interested in receiving the Lung.
by bfaus
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 10885

Re: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?

It appears that some people have not understood the original intent of this post, nor did they read what I wrote. I do not smoke cigarettes. I do not inhale pipe tobacco. I smoke a pipe now and again. I do not feel compelled, or owned by it. It is not a habit. It is something I enjoy from time to ti...
by bfaus
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Very clear statements about the Dzogchen path- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
Replies: 63
Views: 10934

Re: Very clear statements about the Dzogchen path- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Thank you CrazyWisdom. I like this bit: Experience is said to be the adornment of naked knowing, present within all beings. Whoever has mind has this knowing since it is the mind’s essence. The relationship between thinking mind and knowing is this: the thinking mind is like the shadow of one’s hand...
by bfaus
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 10885

Re: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?

kukuripa wrote:As a former smoker ,I can assure you that it harms your winds and channels,and so does weed.

But your attachment to tobacco may be a more serious impediment
Ha! Yes, I'm so attached that I plan on getting rid of my pipes and pipe tobacco because of the impacts it can have on my practice.
by bfaus
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 10885

Re: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?

Ayu wrote:
bfaus wrote:Does all this apply if the tobacco smoke is not inhaled (as was stated in my first post)?
The poison enters the body over the tongue and the mucous membranes as well. People who do not inhale get similarly adicted like those who do inhale.
Thank you!
by bfaus
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 10885

Re: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?

Does all this apply if the tobacco smoke is not inhaled (as was stated in my first post)?
by bfaus
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 10885

Re: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?

I have it on very good Vajra authority that smoking actually blocks one's inner subtle channels and becomes a hindrance to Vajrayana practice as a result. What's more, this causes problems with not only one's own ability to perform Phowa at the time of death, but hinders a powerful Lama's ability t...
by bfaus
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 10885

Re: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?

Long ago, about one hundred years after lord Buddha had passed into Nirvana, in the land of China there was a girl of the race of demons who having been driven mad by her mind of great lust, spoke these words as she was dying: "With this body of mine, I pray that beings of this earth may be lead to...
by bfaus
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 10885

Re: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?

(C) Etitions Padmakara "Smoking begins as a mere sensation and then spirals into addiction. Texts detailing the origins of its harmful effects explain that tobacco is not an ordinary plant. Long ago, a demon king called Karbunchok, together with his queen and ministers, supplicated negative forces ...
by bfaus
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 10885

Re: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?

Smoking causes back pain while I meditate, compared to weeks when I don't smoke, were there doesn't seem to be any pain. Nagas and termas aside, thats clear indication that smoking harms my practice. Thank you for sharing your experience. Can you clarify for me, when you say 'smoking', do you mean ...
by bfaus
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 10885

Is Tobacco an obstacle to practice?

Please forgive my ignorant question, but it is sincere. Is smoking pipe tobacco an obstacle to realization, in and of itself? I have read a post: http://vajracakra.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=3477&hilit=Tobacco. This seems to point to 'yes', Can a senior student of the DC confirm this for me? Note that...

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