Buddhahood in This Life

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Enjoyed the replay of the webcast. Thanks for your stories and teachings! I'm looking forward to reading the book hopefully some time in January.
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Just finnished it.
Really really liked it, love to hear more dharma talks by you. Are there any available?
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Just got it on Kindle, can't wait to start reading. :twothumbsup:
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Lhakpa wrote:Just got it on Kindle, can't wait to start reading. :twothumbsup:
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Only just got around to watching the video. Great talk Image
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Hi Malcolm

Hope you had a wonderful time in Tenerife with ChNN and that this most precious transmission of the Three Scrolls was surrounded with an abundance of auspicious signs !!!

I just wanted to ask if there is any update about this possible lung of The Great Commentary ?

Best regards
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Could you explain a bit more about the various modalities of an individual's consciousness.

1)Since ye shes (pristine consciousness), shes rab (wisdom) and rnam shes (consciousness) are different modalities of shes pa.

In this context what is the difference for example between ye shes and shes rab?

2) Aren't they both operative words to describe a knowledge that determines all phenomenon as being empty? (wisdom)

3)Or to the manifest state of the ground? (pristine consciousness)

I hope im not just complicating these terms.
Observe the difference between the Lord of All Victors, Padmasambhava, and the mahasiddhas of India and Tibet.
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RikudouSennin wrote:Could you explain a bit more about the various modalities of an individual's consciousness.

1)Since ye shes (pristine consciousness), shes rab (wisdom) and rnam shes (consciousness) are different modalities of shes pa.

In this context what is the difference for example between ye shes and shes rab?

2) Aren't they both operative words to describe a knowledge that determines all phenomenon as being empty? (wisdom)

3)Or to the manifest state of the ground? (pristine consciousness)

I hope im not just complicating these terms.
Shes rab and rig pa are synonyms. Dzogchen is based on the idea found in some Sarma tantras as well, that all phenomena are included in potentiality (rtsal) of ye shes when the basis arises from the basis. When the potential of ye shes is misperceived, this is rnam shes and this in turn cases samsara. When it is correctly perceived (i.e. shes rab) as one's own state, this is the cause for nirvana.
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that name does not exist."
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:good: :namaste:
Observe the difference between the Lord of All Victors, Padmasambhava, and the mahasiddhas of India and Tibet.
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Malcolm wrote:
RikudouSennin wrote:Could you explain a bit more about the various modalities of an individual's consciousness.

1)Since ye shes (pristine consciousness), shes rab (wisdom) and rnam shes (consciousness) are different modalities of shes pa.

In this context what is the difference for example between ye shes and shes rab?

2) Aren't they both operative words to describe a knowledge that determines all phenomenon as being empty? (wisdom)

3)Or to the manifest state of the ground? (pristine consciousness)

I hope im not just complicating these terms.
Shes rab and rig pa are synonyms. Dzogchen is based on the idea found in some Sarma tantras as well, that all phenomena are included in potentiality (rtsal) of ye shes when the basis arises from the basis. When the potential of ye shes is misperceived, this is rnam shes and this in turn cases samsara. When it is correctly perceived (i.e. shes rab) as one's own state, this is the cause for nirvana.
This is the main point of the teachings. There are many kinds of teachings but they are all for discovering that essential point in our experience.

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Hi Malcolm,

Pardon my asking again (I'm surprised no one else did):  

Is there any update as regards to this possible Oral Transmission of Vimalamitra's Great Commentary ?

Many thanks in advance :namaste:
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Marc wrote:Hi Malcolm,

Pardon my asking again (I'm surprised no one else did):  

Is there any update as regards to this possible Oral Transmission of Vimalamitra's Great Commentary ?

Many thanks in advance :namaste:
I think he said to watch facebook for updates, Marc. Also, I am sure Mr. Malcolm will post here as well.

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Virgo wrote:
Marc wrote:Hi Malcolm,

Pardon my asking again (I'm surprised no one else did):  

Is there any update as regards to this possible Oral Transmission of Vimalamitra's Great Commentary ?

Many thanks in advance :namaste:
I think he said to watch facebook for updates, Marc. Also, I am sure Mr. Malcolm will post here as well.

Kevin
Thx Kevin :anjali:
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Marc wrote:Hi Malcolm,

Pardon my asking again (I'm surprised no one else did):  

Is there any update as regards to this possible Oral Transmission of Vimalamitra's Great Commentary ?

Many thanks in advance :namaste:

It will happen in June.
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that name does not exist."
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Malcolm wrote: It will happen in June.
Fantastic ! Thx for the update.
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heart wrote:Just finished reading this book and I think it is wonderful. Much easier to read and understand than Longchenpas "Precious Treasury of the Genuine Meaning" that also covers the same topics. Thank you Malcolm!

/magnus
I agree with this sentiment, even so I would add that reading them side by side is wonderful as well. For instance if a person wants a more elaborate explanation of a topic being explored in The Great Commentary, there is then the option to examine The Precious Treasury of Genuine Meaning.

Furthermore with Malcolms explanation (below) the first and second topics have become more accessible, making the overall eleven themes more intelligible. Of course this is just my opinion.
Malcolm wrote: Shes rab and rig pa are synonyms. Dzogchen is based on the idea found in some Sarma tantras as well, that all phenomena are included in potentiality (rtsal) of ye shes when the basis arises from the basis. When the potential of ye shes is misperceived, this is rnam shes and this in turn cases samsara. When it is correctly perceived (i.e. shes rab) as one's own state, this is the cause for nirvana.
Observe the difference between the Lord of All Victors, Padmasambhava, and the mahasiddhas of India and Tibet.
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Tao wrote:
Lhakpa wrote:Just got it on Kindle, can't wait to start reading. :twothumbsup:
+1

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+1 :quoteunquote:
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A belated, but heartfelt, thank-you from me. One hell of a book it is. :reading:

PS. Looking forward to receiving the lung.
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In desperate situations who lack protection
Brings just as much merit as the meditation
On emptiness with compassion as its core—
So it has been said by glorious Lord Atisha.

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Malcolm wrote:
Marc wrote:Hi Malcolm,

Pardon my asking again (I'm surprised no one else did):  

Is there any update as regards to this possible Oral Transmission of Vimalamitra's Great Commentary ?

Many thanks in advance :namaste:

It will happen in June.
Thank you for the book - it's remarkable.

If there's anyway that the lung could be done online, those of us who can't be in the US for it would be eternally grateful - or at least, grateful for the remainder of this life.
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PeterC wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Marc wrote:Hi Malcolm,

Pardon my asking again (I'm surprised no one else did):  

Is there any update as regards to this possible Oral Transmission of Vimalamitra's Great Commentary ?

Many thanks in advance :namaste:

It will happen in June.
Thank you for the book - it's remarkable.

If there's anyway that the lung could be done online, those of us who can't be in the US for it would be eternally grateful - or at least, grateful for the remainder of this life.
Glad you enjoyed the book.

The lung will be given online. It will very likely take place on June 18th.
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