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by PSM
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 15990

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

For me, the most difficult aspect to Dzogchen is that for everything else you might want to do, you have to work for it to achieve what you want. Dzogchen asks the opposite of effort to achieve something - so it is very alien and counter to every habit a person might have. The natural response to "d...
by PSM
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 15990

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Here's more from Dr Bunnholzl about what freedom/liberation means in Dzogchen, and how it's different from other approaches - a being is not going from unfree to free, but is recognising their nature has always been free. It is not that thoughts are freed *if* the natural state is recognised, but ra...
by PSM
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 15990

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

They are certainly in the way prior to self liberating, so unless someone is resting int he nature of mind 24/7..... I was thinking we are talking about during trekchod practice. If one thinks that thoughts get in the way of trekchod practice, then there isn't recognition. Whenever one thinks that ...
by PSM
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 15990

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Pema Rigdzin wrote: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:23 pm This is book greatly simplified trekchod for me: "The Nature of Mind: The Dzogchen instructions of Aro Yeshe Jungne."
That book is fantastic.
by PSM
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 15990

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Here are some quotes I think really clear this up, from Karl Brunnholzl's "a Lullaby to Awaken the Heart": http://oi63.tinypic.com/5ldh5d.jpg http://oi63.tinypic.com/15871vk.jpg http://oi65.tinypic.com/206zfx3.jpg http://oi66.tinypic.com/mccd9s.jpg http://oi68.tinypic.com/2mgvbpd.jpg And from a bit ...
by PSM
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 15990

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Fair comment on the ad hom, I'll do better - but it comes from a place of sincere frustration. I'm not missing any nuance of this, but it's not up to me to explain Greg's misunderstanding - It's up to the person who made the claim to support it. I can't go any further regarding the separation of sa...
by PSM
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 15990

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

ChNNR gave it twice actually in Teneriffe, I was there the second time together with more than 1300 people. Rinpoche said that he thought far from all where ready to receive these teachings at that time. Anyway, this practice is really difficult, you do need a lot of particular circumstances in ord...
by PSM
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 15990

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Thogal is pretty well integrated in Bon traditions, and ideas from it tend to be talked about more openly, even in context of other instructions.I think it is probably not particularly hard to get Thogal instructions from some Bon Lamas if one so desires, but that is an assumption on my part and I ...
by PSM
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 15990

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Here's a relevant section from The Great Secret of Mind by Tulku Pema Rigtsal (p44-45), italics mine: Consider these examples from Applying the Mahayana Method by Rongzompa: Seeing the reflection of a snake in water, people have varying reactions: some are afraid and run away; some see its poison an...
by PSM
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 15990

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

Could be a Mahamudra question too: Once a person begins to have some confidence in distinguishing mind from it's nature, is there any particular point in working with conventional thoughts and appearances in meditation anymore, rather than simply resting in the nature of mind? Is it now time to exa...
by PSM
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Your recommendations for the Best Green Tara Picture to pray chant meditate to
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: Your recommendations for the Best Green Tara Picture to pray chant meditate to

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Personally, this is my favourite image - it's a statue which was commissioned by Tulku Urgyen, and I think it is in Nagi Gompa.
by PSM
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: James Low & Simply Being
Replies: 210
Views: 52541

Re: James Low & Simply Being

I wanted to share this recently posted set of teachings from James Low: "The natural condition and the state of delusion", which is on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpjMTni3nCk This is also on his website in dowloadable audio as "The one ground and its qualities": http://eifelaudio.simp...
by PSM
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung
Replies: 23
Views: 2881

Re: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung

At least in the real army we supported each other and knew the brass was full of shit. We had each other. This is some Rajneesh level bullshit. The generation of Tibetans that grew up in India often remind me of the Hindu con men in the 70s. I wish it didn't. I'd trust Osho a lot more than some of ...
by PSM
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung
Replies: 23
Views: 2881

Re: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung

At least in the real army we supported each other and knew the brass was full of shit. We had each other. This is some Rajneesh level bullshit. The generation of Tibetans that grew up in India often remind me of the Hindu con men in the 70s. I wish it didn't. I'd trust Osho a lot more than some of ...
by PSM
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: We are a Kali Yuga culture
Replies: 211
Views: 23057

Re: We are a Kali Yuga culture

Johnny Dangerous wrote: Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:06 am I work in addiction treatment, one thing I realized recently is that a huge part of the modern world is basically one big slot machine.
It is, and very deliberately so. I think a big backlash is on the way.
by PSM
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness
Replies: 52
Views: 3891

Re: Tibetan Masters' advice on dealing with loneliness

It was Valentine's day yesterday but I didn't feel lonely. However today my heart was hit by extreme bouts of loneliness and depression for no reason. I had been alone for more than a decade now and honestly, right now, I do not have the time, the energy, the motivation to date any women as it is e...
by PSM
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Finding a qualified Teacher
Replies: 19
Views: 3795

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

I strongly recommend you make contact with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. He travels widely and is a truly excellent and very kind teacher. His form of teaching is very powerful, at least for me. He is the eldest son of Tulku Urgyen, which should speak volumes about his pedigree. There are also his brothers...
by PSM
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 37
Views: 7839

Re: Signing Off

Malcolm was the individual responsible for introducing me to the existence of the Dzogchen teachings. I cannot over-emphasise how important that is to me. This was back in the early days of E-Sangha. I am definitely only one of very many people positively influenced in that way. He is a real treasure.
by PSM
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What's going on in this video?
Replies: 23
Views: 2886

Re: What's going on in this video?

Imagine sitting in front a thirty foot statue of the person who you see as the embodiment of all the qualities of wisdom, love, compassion, and spiritual power and having large drops of rain fall from a nearly clear sky while surrounded by members or your community who are having a deeply emotional...

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