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Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:20 pm
by Ayu
"Pruned" this thread and moved all posts regarding "Pirating Dharma Books" to this thread:
https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f ... 75#p380373
It might be discussed there further.

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:27 pm
by zenman
I saw the date for the lung (18.6.) but not the name and the way the lung is given. Is this information available yet?

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:54 pm
by Malcolm
zenman wrote:I saw the date for the lung (18.6.) but not the name and the way the lung is given. Is this information available yet?

It will streamed live over the web. I will have more definitive information soon.

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:23 pm
by zenman
Great. Thank you.

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:01 pm
by Fa Dao
Malcolm,
a few questions if you don't mind indulging...
1. Out of all the Dzogchen texts/Tantras out there that have not been translated what made you choose this one?

2. Could you do a contrast compare between this work and the Choying Dzod? Not to say that one is better but to highlight the differing focus of each text

3. Would this be a good complementary companion for studies/practice of the Choying Dzod?

Thank you for your time!

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:24 am
by cepheidvariable
Looking forward to the response to your Q's Fa Dao. In the meantime, :popcorn:

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:44 am
by Fa Dao
Just got my copy a couple of days ago....wow..have only read through the introduction....wow...so many gaps have been filled that I didnt even know I had! Of course will have to reread this many times as the content is chock full of cool stuff. So anybody who has been thinking about buying this...do it..sell your dog, your car, hell, sell your mother if you have to...its worth it!

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:42 am
by Rroman
is this part of the vima nyingtik, within the nyingtik yabshi?

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:45 am
by Rroman
i should have looked more, i got my answer,

Gongpa Zangthal

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:50 pm
by Malcolm
Fa Dao wrote:Malcolm,
a few questions if you don't mind indulging...
1. Out of all the Dzogchen texts/Tantras out there that have not been translated what made you choose this one?

2. Could you do a contrast compare between this work and the Choying Dzod? Not to say that one is better but to highlight the differing focus of each text

3. Would this be a good complementary companion for studies/practice of the Choying Dzod?

Thank you for your time!
Choying Dzod is largely considered a commentary on the view of the so called mind series. As such, it mainly concerns the topic of the basis.

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:44 pm
by Fa Dao
Malcolm wrote:
Fa Dao wrote:Malcolm,
a few questions if you don't mind indulging...
1. Out of all the Dzogchen texts/Tantras out there that have not been translated what made you choose this one?

2. Could you do a contrast compare between this work and the Choying Dzod? Not to say that one is better but to highlight the differing focus of each text

3. Would this be a good complementary companion for studies/practice of the Choying Dzod?

Thank you for your time!
Choying Dzod is largely considered a commentary on the view of the so called mind series. As such, it mainly concerns the topic of the basis.
your book seems to have considerably more breadth to it....gotta say it again...so many "gaps" that are being filled....know what I mean? I know now why you chose this...

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:49 pm
by Malcolm
Fa Dao wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Fa Dao wrote:Malcolm,
a few questions if you don't mind indulging...
1. Out of all the Dzogchen texts/Tantras out there that have not been translated what made you choose this one?

2. Could you do a contrast compare between this work and the Choying Dzod? Not to say that one is better but to highlight the differing focus of each text

3. Would this be a good complementary companion for studies/practice of the Choying Dzod?

Thank you for your time!
Choying Dzod is largely considered a commentary on the view of the so called mind series. As such, it mainly concerns the topic of the basis.
your book seems to have considerably more breadth to it....gotta say it again...so many "gaps" that are being filled....know what I mean? I know now why you chose this...

It chose me. It was part of the four volume cycle of the Gongs pa zang thal. Though Longchenpa's tshig don mdzod has many more citations, it is not fundamentally different than this text, and excludes topics such as the nidana section, and so on.

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:47 am
by Fa Dao
Fa Dao wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Fa Dao wrote:Malcolm,
a few questions if you don't mind indulging...
1. Out of all the Dzogchen texts/Tantras out there that have not been translated what made you choose this one?

2. Could you do a contrast compare between this work and the Choying Dzod? Not to say that one is better but to highlight the differing focus of each text

3. Would this be a good complementary companion for studies/practice of the Choying Dzod?

Thank you for your time!
Choying Dzod is largely considered a commentary on the view of the so called mind series. As such, it mainly concerns the topic of the basis.
your book seems to have considerably more breadth to it....gotta say it again...so many "gaps" that are being filled....know what I mean? I know now why you chose this...
gotta tell ya man...the way you laid out the introduction....very nice...like a preview of coming attractions...please consider doing it that way in the future on all of your translation work..makes it easier for "regular" folks to "get it"...know what I mean?

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:01 am
by Malcolm
Fa Dao wrote:
Fa Dao wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Choying Dzod is largely considered a commentary on the view of the so called mind series. As such, it mainly concerns the topic of the basis.
your book seems to have considerably more breadth to it....gotta say it again...so many "gaps" that are being filled....know what I mean? I know now why you chose this...
gotta tell ya man...the way you laid out the introduction....very nice...like a preview of coming attractions...please consider doing it that way in the future on all of your translation work..makes it easier for "regular" folks to "get it"...know what I mean?
Thank you. I am glad you are finding it edifying.

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:22 am
by Fa Dao
I am..however I have a question...does one need to know/understand all of the topics to be able to accomplish rainbow body? Hasnt there been regular people who werent brainiacs like Vimalamitra, Vairocana, and Padmasambhava who realized rainbow body?

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:46 am
by Malcolm
Fa Dao wrote:I am..however I have a question...does one need to know/understand all of the topics to be able to accomplish rainbow body? Hasnt there been regular people who werent brainiacs like Vimalamitra, Vairocana, and Padmasambhava who realized rainbow body?
The unelaborated topics are for those who do not need the more elaborate approach. It is in the book.

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 1:57 pm
by PeterC
Malcolm - this may be an overly broad question, but I'm curious - what would you consider as the essential reading list for a practitioner? What is the minimum set of texts that someone should have received and be familiar with, irrespective of which particular lineage of teachings they practice?

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 10:04 pm
by Malcolm
PeterC wrote:Malcolm - this may be an overly broad question, but I'm curious - what would you consider as the essential reading list for a practitioner? What is the minimum set of texts that someone should have received and be familiar with, irrespective of which particular lineage of teachings they practice?
Impossible to answer such a broad question.

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 12:15 am
by PeterC
Malcolm wrote:
PeterC wrote:Malcolm - this may be an overly broad question, but I'm curious - what would you consider as the essential reading list for a practitioner? What is the minimum set of texts that someone should have received and be familiar with, irrespective of which particular lineage of teachings they practice?
Impossible to answer such a broad question.
I should have specified atiyoga practitioner - is there a core of Kama texts you would consider essential to have received and studied, or would it just be 'all of them'?

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 2:31 pm
by spanda
PeterC wrote:Malcolm - this may be an overly broad question, but I'm curious - what would you consider as the essential reading list for a practitioner? What is the minimum set of texts that someone should have received and be familiar with, irrespective of which particular lineage of teachings they practice?

I am very interested also in Malcolm response about this: an essential reading list for a practitioner of Dzogchen.

Also an essential reading list for a practitioner of Tantra would be great, with a focus on different school: Sakya/Lamdre, Kagyu/Six Naro Yogas, Jonang/Kalachakra, Gelug/Guhyasamaja, etc.