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by cepheidvariable
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Late 20th-21st centery Rainbow Body discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

Re: Late 20th-21st centery Rainbow Body discussion

Sorry to jump in here, but does anyone have any idea if Khandroma Kunzang Wangmo attained it? From what I've heard, which is limited, it seems likely. Her parinirvana was fairly recent, too. 2009 I believe.
by cepheidvariable
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 239
Views: 48087

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Looking forward to the response to your Q's Fa Dao. In the meantime, :popcorn:
by cepheidvariable
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sems, Dharmata and Dharmadhatu
Replies: 16
Views: 2872

Re: Sems, Dharmata and Dharmadhatu

So yes, you should get the lung. :-) Well then, I shall. I'll keep an eye on the BitL thread for updates. Again, thank you so much! P.s. I was quite interested to read that you migrated to TB as a former Thelemite. My inner jnana (thankfully) could never accept The Book of the Law, but I had dabble...
by cepheidvariable
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sems, Dharmata and Dharmadhatu
Replies: 16
Views: 2872

Re: Sems, Dharmata and Dharmadhatu

Since you have taken DI, you should stop worrying about samsara. Fair enough. Even unconditioned dharmas have a dharmatā. Is the dharmatā of unconditioned dharmas, the same as that for conditioned ones? Buddhahood and the path are unconditioned, yet empty of inherent existence? Or is this a misread...
by cepheidvariable
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sems, Dharmata and Dharmadhatu
Replies: 16
Views: 2872

Re: Sems, Dharmata and Dharmadhatu

Haha, Jyotish. I really don't know any set theory, I'm just familiar with Russell's paradox for some odd reason.

(In a joking tone) Are you saying I ain't ordinary? :rolling:
by cepheidvariable
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sems, Dharmata and Dharmadhatu
Replies: 16
Views: 2872

Re: Sems, Dharmata and Dharmadhatu

Another one, am I wasting my time with the Kosha if I just want to get to Maha-rainbow-body (and thus engender faith in non-practitioners), as quickly as possible? Can you think of anything wrong with this motivation?

Thanks again, sir!
by cepheidvariable
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sems, Dharmata and Dharmadhatu
Replies: 16
Views: 2872

Re: Sems, Dharmata and Dharmadhatu

It refers to all afflictive ideation. So, say, when I'm analyzing my mind (for it's color, etc.) I have trouble pinpointing (or I guess, separating) the mind from the sensory consciousnesses. The lhunghrub (possibly wrong word to use here) of the ayatanas from mental ideation. Visual consciousness ...
by cepheidvariable
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sems, Dharmata and Dharmadhatu
Replies: 16
Views: 2872

Sems, Dharmata and Dharmadhatu

Hello dear friends, Some quick questions for you guys, seeing as you've all been so helpful previously. (1) When we refer to "Sems" in the sense of Dzogchen, are we referring to all of the ayatanas? Or just that of mental ideation? (2) Should I be concerned about ending up in Vajra Hell, haven taken...
by cepheidvariable
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1032324

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thanks for your words of experience, OB. I always enjoy your reading your postings. So I went ahead and just tried to purchase the books mentioned before I had gotten a response here, and it was a success. I think these texts should keep me pretty busy for a while. Do you think this (http://shop.sha...
by cepheidvariable
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1032324

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hello all, Back again with some more questions directed to the senior practitioners in the DC. So I attended the webcast of Garab Dorje's anniversary. I'm going to have to do some secondary practices, since I didn't "get it" when the transmission took place. I'm kind of in dire financial straits at ...
by cepheidvariable
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Abhidharmakosa Quote
Replies: 0
Views: 420

Abhidharmakosa Quote

Hello all, I've been searching and searching to find a quote regarding the Abdhidharmakosa with no luck. I seem to remember a respected Tibetan master having said that the 'Kosa can take a practitioner to a certain level of enlightenment. Does this sound familiar to anyone else? If so can you point ...
by cepheidvariable
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1032324

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Well, I'm back to bother y'all again :) I had a few questions re: the DC and Dzogchen texts by Dudjom Lingpa. Having taken DI with Rinpoche, would one be able to study and practice Dudjom Lingpa's texts like Vajra Essence, or Nang Jang, or would one need specific lungs for these? Does the DC ever wo...
by cepheidvariable
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Recognizing rigpa
Replies: 25
Views: 4238

Re: Recognizing rigpa

all Dzogchen masters that attained rainbow body had done extensive rushen practice throughout their career (e.g., Vimalamitra). That's the goal. :smile: Once again, everyone , thanks for taking the time out to correct my understanding. I feel much clearer about how to proceed. This really is a wond...
by cepheidvariable
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Recognizing rigpa
Replies: 25
Views: 4238

Re: Recognizing rigpa

i'm happy to know that you want to receive transmission, wellcome. Thank you, thank you. now, there is a book called "the precious vase" where i remember are the clarifications on all what a dzogchen practitioner of the DC ideally should know. I see this is a restricted title, will I be able to pur...
by cepheidvariable
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Recognizing rigpa
Replies: 25
Views: 4238

Re: Recognizing rigpa

Thank you very much for the excellent discussion everyone. It's helped me to make the decision that I'll go ahead and reach out to the local DC and start to prepare for the Garab Dorje anniversary. I have a feeling I'll be bothering y'all more in the future. One last thing, can anyone speak to my po...
by cepheidvariable
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Recognizing rigpa
Replies: 25
Views: 4238

Re: Recognizing rigpa

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
cepheidvariable wrote:... ngondro ...
Oh dear.
Uh oh, hope I didn't hit a nerve. Can you elaborate on the "oh dear?"
by cepheidvariable
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Recognizing rigpa
Replies: 25
Views: 4238

Re: Recognizing rigpa

Thanks all. Yeah Berzin's site is such an awesome resource. I regularly spend hours there. JohhnyDangerous, you're absolutely right. I need to get out of this habit of trying to conceptualize it and just try to get DI. Am I correct in understanding that the ngrondro (such as described in Jewel Ornam...
by cepheidvariable
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Recognizing rigpa
Replies: 25
Views: 4238

Re: Recognizing rigpa

Thanks Norweigan. I suppose the underlying question would be, is the experience of rigpa a qualitatively different experience than samadhi/dhyana? Are there any texts that discuss the qualities of the experience of rigpa (even if they're metaphorical)? I'm familiar with the terms luminosity and clar...
by cepheidvariable
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Recognizing rigpa
Replies: 25
Views: 4238

Recognizing rigpa

Hello all, I am a relatively new poster here. First of all, I'm thankful to have found this board. Second, I had a thought cross my mind and figured you folks might be able to set me straight on this. Would it be fair to say that shamatha practitioners of Therevada or other sutric vehicles, when in ...
by cepheidvariable
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1032324

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Hello all, I've been lurking around here for a while, but this is my first post. Please excuse (and hopefully correct!) any faux pas that might be contained in this question. However, since there are so many helpful and erudite posters here I figured it couldn't hurt to ask. I have been given rlung ...

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