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by PSM
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell
Replies: 64
Views: 10041

Re: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell

Fortyeightvows wrote: Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:39 am Bro, what did you do?
by PSM
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Where do I go to learn Trekcho
Replies: 5
Views: 2087

Re: Where do I go to learn Trekcho

Marc's list is great. I'd also add Alan Wallace, James Low and Garchen Rinpoche.
by PSM
Thu May 24, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 47437

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

He's in good company when we look at what Buddhist tantrikas did from early on. No. Buddhist Vajrayāna, and even Mahāyāna, use of nonbuddhist figures was done in the context of conquest, domination and apppropiration, not fitting them pleasantly into a Buddhist scheme. The same applies to Tibetan c...
by PSM
Wed May 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3351
Views: 419268

Re: Music time

Lucas Oliveira wrote: Wed May 23, 2018 4:06 pm
Just about to post some Krishna Das. I've become a huge and evangelical fan over the years!
by PSM
Wed May 23, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.
Replies: 14
Views: 2230

Re: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.

Not certain if it's what you are looking for, but "Center of the Sunlit Sky" by Brunnholzl is an amazing book.
by PSM
Mon May 21, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

Re: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?

Maybe also Dudjom Rinpoche's Big Red Book, given the prevalence of lay yogis in the Nyingma tradition.
by PSM
Fri May 18, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche
Replies: 83
Views: 24503

Re: Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche

KY, the posts you make of quotes from LTNR are very useful indeed. It's great to read this kind of upadesha from a real master. :thanks:
by PSM
Fri May 18, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 47437

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Unlike Christianity, the integrity of the Buddhist teachings do not depend on the authenticity of these historical figures. I sometimes prefer to view Buddhism as some form of interactive, living mythology which has a soteriological function. More fun, if anything. And relying on the historical tru...
by PSM
Fri May 18, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 47437

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

There is actually no evidence for the historical personality, Jesus of Nazareth, apart from Christian sources. Uh huh. And how many contemporaneous records do we have about Sakyamuni? Nāgārjuna? Padmasambhava? Milarepa? Unlike Christianity, the integrity of the Buddhist teachings do not depend on t...
by PSM
Wed May 16, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Trekchod/pointing out instructions
Replies: 26
Views: 5206

Re: Trekchod/pointing out instructions

madhusudan wrote: Wed May 16, 2018 9:21 am With a solid foundation in refuge, renunciation and non-harm ethics along with aspiration / action bodhicitta, pray to Guru Rinpoche to meet a suitable teacher.

I've heard this is impossible to fail.
Absolutely! :good:
by PSM
Wed May 16, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Trekchod/pointing out instructions
Replies: 26
Views: 5206

Re: Trekchod/pointing out instructions

This is not something you can get from a book, as you've found out. Once his health is back to normal, you can check out Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche's webcasts which will be a great place to get exactly what you are wanting.
by PSM
Sun May 13, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?
Replies: 60
Views: 8255

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?

dzogchungpa wrote: Fri May 11, 2018 10:17 pm Well, Minapa's guru was Shiva ...
And Virupa destroyed a shrine to Shiva and converted his followers to Buddhism. It's all a bit confusing if you try to keep to rigid rules, which might actually be the point.
by PSM
Sat May 12, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?
Replies: 60
Views: 8255

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?

Isn't this fascinating: Some Buddhist authors - we don't know much about them - writing about some mahasiddhas. Admitting that some of them actually were not Budhists. But then also stating that they did not attain mahasiddhi. Think about it for a moment. It implies - obviously - that these stories...
by PSM
Sat May 12, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 6315

Re: Young people are loneliest?

Compassion and a guiding hand, I would hope. And then they would hopefully be able to claw their way out of the resentful pit which seems to be easier and easier to get stuck in these days.
by PSM
Wed May 09, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Angry mind does't go well with this blood
Replies: 8
Views: 1399

Re: Angry mind does't go well with this blood

I am aware of this teaching. So if the mirror is not simply the realisation "i am Angry with me", but rather a "flavor" of anger without attachment (e.g. with discernment instead) then why the mirror Analogy? Is there at least some reflection involved? It's to do with the precision and clarity of a...
by PSM
Tue May 08, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Angry mind does't go well with this blood
Replies: 8
Views: 1399

Re: Angry mind does't go well with this blood

Ordinary anger is obviously not good, but its nature is mirror like wisdom - the wisdom is the useful part, not anger per-se. There are techniques to recognise this wisdom in anger, but this means that the dualistic, samsaric anger collapses. Ah my Friend PSM....True that, the collapse. ....but rid...
by PSM
Tue May 08, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Angry mind does't go well with this blood
Replies: 8
Views: 1399

Re: Angry mind does't go well with this blood

Ordinary anger is obviously not good, but its nature is mirror like wisdom - the wisdom is the useful part, not anger per-se. There are techniques to recognise this wisdom in anger, but this means that the dualistic, samsaric anger collapses.
by PSM
Thu May 03, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 6315

Re: Young people are loneliest?

I've been researching into this topic a lot in the last year. I don't know about other people but I know I've watched a decline in my attention span since having a smart phone. There are lots of studies out there looking at the effects of 'media multitasking on the brain and on sustained voluntary ...
by PSM
Thu May 03, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 6315

Re: Young people are loneliest?

Perhaps I am naive; but in my own way I want to help people, sometimes I go too far; definitely indulge in idiot compassion too much, and aside from my own issues which I think I try too hard to ignore by helping others; I just can't seem to find the right ways to go about doing the whole bodhisatt...
by PSM
Thu May 03, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 6315

Re: Young people are loneliest?

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennials https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Z :namaste: From the Atlantic article: She told me she’d spent most of the summer hanging out alone in her room w...

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