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  1. I reread it a few weeks ago. Well worth it.
  2. By extension, space both inner and outer space. The Longde series of practices are of vital importance in realizing both. Longde is what I was referring to last year in my response to you, but have never elaborated on it here. Sky gazing which is part of Longde tends to be a bit controversial here among some. Norbu taught regarding mind and nature of mind and he never ventured very far into it, but was a very elementary introduction. Mind and nature of mind could be translated as space and phenomena which are inseparable. Itzak Benthov's book "Stalking The Wild Pendulum" describes it as stillness and movement. His book is well worth reading!
  3. I don't come on here that often anymore, but your post requires a direct response. "Crazy old Norbu"? Exactly, what is your point? I Did you ever meet him and pay close attention to what he was transmitting? What I observed of the crowd around Norbu when I first met him in 1989 were wannabes and hangers-on who followed Norbu across most of this planet in the hopes that Norbu would be a surrogate parent. Lot's of projection and little or no responsibility for their own lives. If you are referring to Dzogchen in your first paragraph, that doesn't even come close to defining Dzogchen, which is without definition, shape, or form. Nor, is Dzogchen about some sort of meditation practice or even quieting the mind. Quieting implies some sort of effort. Dzogchen is all and everything with no limits in space and time. The bold above is for @Steve who asked me to define the key that is usually missed in Dzogchen teachings. Space is not a trivial concept in Dzogchen, but encompasses the continuum of infinite potential as Norbu so aptly stated it, time and time again!
  4. An opinion or observation of madness

    I was wrong on that one. List of Trump's pardon's and does not include he or his family. Corruption and abuse of the pardon power. Steve Bannon was pardoned. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-press-secretary-regarding-executive-grants-clemency-012021/
  5. An opinion or observation of madness

    From what is being reported is that Trump will not grant pardons to himself or his family. A pardon must be accompanied by a list of crimes committed. He probably thinks he hasn't done anything wrong.
  6. An opinion or observation of madness

    The person that took the photos forgot to delete them before being arrested and turning his phone over to the FBI.
  7. An opinion or observation of madness

    https://www.mediaite.com/news/pentagon-confirms-military-will-not-hold-traditional-farewell-ceremony-for-trump/
  8. An opinion or observation of madness

    Since the time of Reagan tax rates have decreased with wealth increasing for the upper class. Trickle down as promoted by Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman, is a continuing disaster.
  9. An opinion or observation of madness

    The Capitol Police are investigating whether or not Congress Reps. assisted seditionists. https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/15/us/impeachment-trump#the-capitol-police-are-investigating-whether-lawmakers-gave-pre-riot-building-tours-as-pelosi-names-leader-of-security-review
  10. An opinion or observation of madness

    I can’t disagree with you on that. Former Michigan Gov. Snyder charged with two misdemeanors for what he did to Flint Michigan. Just a slap on the wrist.
  11. An opinion or observation of madness

    As Trump said to his lackeys , "we will never take our country back with weakness" Full transcript of Trump's speech. https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-01-13/transcript-of-trumps-speech-at-rally-before-us-capitol-riot