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by Norwegian
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 72
Views: 3704

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

His more recent "Elaborations on Emptiness: Uses of the Heart Sutra" is what you want. According to David Loy in his review, Elaborations on Emptiness provides a complete translation of these commentaries (plus one more), all of them written in India between the eighth and twelfth centuries (except...
by Norwegian
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 72
Views: 3704

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

Lopez is a very good translator. One of the best, actually. Excellent! Thanks. However, I did not see the early commentaries listed as being translated. Yes I noticed this now as I was checking some sample pages here and there. It looks more like Lopez himself using bits and pieces from various com...
by Norwegian
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 72
Views: 3704

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

This is all very clear in every Tibetan translation, and has been since Vairocana translated Ṣ́̄ṛī Siṃha's commentary, the earliest Indian commentary we possess on the Heart Sūtra, on behalf of Trisong De'utsan. One thing you should be aware of is that Indian exegesis of this Sūtra begins with Indi...
by Norwegian
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 72
Views: 3704

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

This is all very clear in every Tibetan translation, and has been since Vairocana translated Ṣ́̄ṛī Siṃha's commentary, the earliest Indian commentary we possess on the Heart Sūtra, on behalf of Trisong De'utsan. One thing you should be aware of is that Indian exegesis of this Sūtra begins with Indi...
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 146
Views: 13212

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

amanitamusc wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:10 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Lukeinaz wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:48 pm


does the entire recording exist somewhere?
Wisdom has it.
Another very interesting and informative podcast.It would be nice if wisdom makes available
the other three hours.
Seconded.
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 2786

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

I really don't have an answer for you. The important assertion in this thread is that there is nothing in personal experience that definitively proves rebirth takes place, so we as Buddhists accept it on faith. I think that is an accurate observation. The truth or falsity of the doctrine of rebirth...
by Norwegian
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 2786

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

Offer skepticism, reap the wrath! And condescension. I understand people have their beliefs. Those beliefs may even be founded on evidence one finds personally satisfactory. There is no incontrovertible evidence that settles the issue, though. As such, faith will be part of the equation for most pe...
by Norwegian
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Who can read Dzogchen books?
Replies: 16
Views: 847

Re: Who can read Dzogchen books?

Who can read Dzogchen books? From Wisdom Publications? Who is allowed to read them? Anyone with cash. The question is, should you read them? It very much depends on the book in question. In general, if you do not have Dzogchen transmission, then it is best not to read them, even if they have been p...
by Norwegian
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 105
Views: 4965

Re: What is reborn after death?

My reading is that it is unwise to speculate about the nature of after-death states. On one level I’m agnostic about it, but agnosticism also means accepting that it’s something I don’t understand. I think when we try and visualise or imagine what such states must consist of we will invariably fail...
by Norwegian
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Who can read Dzogchen books?
Replies: 16
Views: 847

Re: Who can read Dzogchen books?

Who can read Dzogchen books? From Wisdom Publications? Who is allowed to read them? "books", and "them" is very vague. Not all Dzogchen books are similar. It depends on content. But in general, if you want to read about Dzogchen if it isn't a basic introduction, but something from a tantra or a ter...
by Norwegian
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blue "ripple"
Replies: 40
Views: 1379

Re: Blue "ripple"

How 'bout changing the constitution so that sparsely populated rural states don't hold the rest of the country captive? Wyoming only has 500,000+ people, while California has 37 million (I think that's the number). In other words, the population of California is 16+ times that of Wyoming. Yet both ...
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The Wanderer
Replies: 23
Views: 1287

Re: The Wanderer

This quote "A Monk is a Buddhist that wears a Robe and has a Shaved Head."? It's in one of the many Sutras, since it's an "as is" statement, it's at the level of an Arya. Chenreig is The Dalai Lama. With the Vajrayana, By virtue One was drawn to the Lineage that says that a Monk is One's Manifestat...
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I need some help for an internet research
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: I need some help for an internet research

So, thanks. I'll check that out. I can find very much about the different kinds of viruses and about which software is affected and so on. But it's hard to find any fresh information about the question in the OP. If i compare it to the question "How many fruit grow on planet earth?" for example, th...
by Norwegian
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Vitamin D Research
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Vitamin D Research

Get a thorough blood test done before you start to supplement with things like minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids, or other. At best it might be that you just end up pissing away expensive supplements that the body isn't using, or worse, you are getting too much of something you don't actuall...
by Norwegian
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 146
Views: 13212

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Nyoshul Khenpo's book on the history of Dzogchen will have some information. Nyoshul Khenpo's book is amazing ! And yes, it has three sentences about Zhonnu Pawo Tobden. The Fearless Lion's Roar ? No. "A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage": h...
by Norwegian
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche As...
Replies: 211
Views: 6672

Re: Guru Rinpoche As...

kalden yungdrung, I think, if you're so interested in historical facts, then you should definitely be sure to apply those standards equally to that of Bon. But maybe you are not too interested in doing this, because you'll find that much of the narrative that arose with later Bon, will start to fall...
by Norwegian
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6329
Views: 580857

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

What are the requirements to be able to read the Precious Vase? I want to use it to get into the preliminaries in a deeper sense. My 2 cents: Though others may say otherwise ( and I respect their right to do so) I do not feel there is any requirement to have a Direct Introduction before reading the...
by Norwegian
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6329
Views: 580857

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:09 pm
Did Rinpoche teach and transmit all of his Longsal terma or was there still more? Have his senior students, like Adriano Clemente, received all of them?

DS
No there were more Longsal teachings that Rinpoche had received, but had not yet transmitted. I don't know if Adriano have received them.
by Norwegian
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol
Replies: 146
Views: 13212

Re: The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rang

Virgo wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:15 am
I am glad I made it. I just got back and I have to say that it was, as usual, a highly informative and entertaining talk by Malcolm.

Kevin...
That it was.

Quite wonderful talk!

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