Padma Norbu

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  1. Yeshe Lama Thogal book?

    Ah, you're right, I had books by both William Quan Judge and Theron Q.Dumont and at the time of my last post, I was thinking of Dumont's books about Personal Magnetism, the Solar Plexus, etc. Must be the Q middle initial that did it. It's also been quite a while since I read this stuff, but I am even less fond of Theosophy than the New Thought stuff these days.
  2. Yeshe Lama Thogal book?

    Because that's the name Lama Tsering Everest gave me when I took refuge with her.
  3. Yeshe Lama Thogal book?

    I really couldn't care less. As for the rest of your post... Been there, done that. No need to try to educate me about Kabballah. I have a few drawers full of B.O.T.A. lessons and a closet full of books I'm slowly selling on E-bay. 37 now and studied it since I was about 17. And not just from books (obviously, you can't get B.O.T.A. lessons unless you join B.O.T.A.). William Q. Judge = waste of time, too, imo. Never met anyone who accomplished anything with New Thought movement material. Psycho-Cybernetics is a much more useful self-help book than just about anything from that movement, btw, so you should snatch up a used copy for about $2 on Amazon.
  4. Yeshe Lama Thogal book?

    At one point, I had 70 or so Samael Weor pdfs. You know what I've never seen in any Vajrayana texts? Discussion about Samael Weor. Or Satan. Or 666. Or Samael, the archangel. Or Abraxas. Or anything remotely Christian. You can continue to try to cross-reference all the religions out there, following the "golden thread," as Joseph Campbell called it (or Golden Bough, as Sir James George Frazer called it) but I'd like to suggest to you that it is a counter-productive waste of time if you are trying to read from one tradition and then read from another tradition to find an explanation that you might understand better. Of course, I don't expect you to believe me. Most followers of the "golden thread" refuse to accept this notion until they figure it out for themselves. But, if you just think about it logically, it doesn't make much sense: are you an expert in either Weor Gnosticism or Tantra or Dzogchen? If not, then why try to compare them? If you feel you are expert in one, then why would that qualify you to examine another tradition from that perspective? This is really common among people involved in Western Mystery Traditions, but how in the hell would anyone know if the "enlightenment" of one tradition is even remotely like the "enlightenment" of another? I am not criticizing you because that would be hypocritical of me, since I spent a long time doing the same thing.
  5. Yeshe Lama Thogal book?

    Well, anyway... I would like whatever you people are PMing each other.
  6. Yeshe Lama Thogal book?

    Why are you talking about Samael Aun Weor? He doesn't have anything to do with Dzogchen or thogyal practice. This would seem to indicate the difference between Vajrayana and Dzogchen, don't you think (conceptual framework vs. beyond concepts)? Can you provide the full quote? My guess is that this idea that orgasm "incurs the karma of slaying a Buddha" is probably figurative and a reference to inner work in tantra towards your own Buddhahood that is sabotaged by orgasm. Whatever Dzogchen practices he is referring to (if any) are probably different. EDIT: nevermind, I found it on page 248 of Sky Dancer by Keith Dowman: They are different outlooks for different practices. And Sam Weor has nothing to do with either.
  7. Hello...

    Just curious. Glad to see I can post somewhere.
  8. btw, that was a few years ago and I no longer believe that.:)

  9. Western Mystery Tradition... I was beating my brains out on E-Sangha trying to prove Dzogchen and WMT are the same. You might have seen that spectacle. If not, I've archived it recently on one of my blogs.

  10. I will try medium tun. One student told me ChNN said that singing SoV 100x in a row = perfect realization. I asked ChNN via email, no reply. I will try this one day! :)

  11. I was flailing around in WMT prior to discovering Dzogchen. For some reason, I don't make much progress beyond intellectual understanding. >:-\ probably due to laziness.

  12. Hey! I just viewed this old thread

    It about knocked my socks off. I think I've seen you at Kundrolling in NYC before, but I see you're in Florida. Can I develop much by just doing Short Tun and Song of the Vajra? Been 3 years and I'm not very advanced at all. (I did everything bef...