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by Norwegian
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Methods for keeping Samaya clean
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:33 pm
Is any transmission or empowerment necessary to recite the long Vajrasattva mantra?
Yes.
by Norwegian
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New terma and their continuation outside of a lineage.
Replies: 55
Views: 844

Re: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

There are, but honestly the impact is somewhat limited when all you can do is email someone, valuable as that can be at times. There are no gars near me or anything, no DC practitioners to meet up with. I personally don't want to attempt something like the Tuns simply from a book. The DC practices ...
by Norwegian
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If the bad times are coming, what to do?
Replies: 37
Views: 1671

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

Split from https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=27705 I never doubted this. But he might be trying to teach us some other lesson than "you guys aren't good enough for the likes of me". ;) Well, maybe we aren't. Well there seem to be many signs that suggest Bad Times are indeed coming. Any p...
by Norwegian
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Body building and steroids
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Buddhist Authorities Hunt Down Monk For Being Too Ripped

Many bodybuilders are straight edge and don't do steroids. It's a healthy and positive way to live. You on steroids or something? There ain't a body builder alive who is not on something... anything! No I'm not and you're wrong. Most guys with normal genetics can look like the monk with some protei...
by Norwegian
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6383
Views: 592672

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

For someone like me, who met ChNN Rinpoche and received pointing out several times, but has not received all transmissions nor participated in the SMS program.. where does the DC go from here on? Is the SMS still available as a path? Could I ever progress to practicing Togal and/or Yangti for examp...
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Why electronic voting is a bad idea
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: Why electronic voting is a bad idea

How long do the results take? So on election day the voting results keep pouring in (constant news coverage of course), and late in the evening you tend to know where it's headed (which parties get what % etc.) But normally in the morning the next day, the result is available though it can take may...
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6383
Views: 592672

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:15 am
What is Jim Valby doing these days? I never hear about him and someone told me he is no longer an SMS instructor.

DS
As far as I know he focuses on translating texts.
by Norwegian
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Why electronic voting is a bad idea
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: Why electronic voting is a bad idea

Here's how it's done in Norway: Every Norwegian (legal) citizen receives a letter in advance of the various elections, and in that letter there's general information of how to go ahead and vote, where you can vote, when, etc. as well as a specific voting ID slip that you need to bring with you in or...
by Norwegian
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 102
Views: 4161

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

the problem with this is that the Vajrayana operates on premises and tenets that are, from the perspective of the common Mahayana's doctrines, inconceivable. Which is probably a good argument for keeping them off Internet forums that any tom, dick or hari can sign up to on the strength of a valid e...
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mongolian metal!? ...yes
Replies: 36
Views: 585

Re: Mongolian metal!? ...yes

If I am to listen to metal, which sometimes happens, then I certainly don't seek out some sort of politically correct family-friendly metal that is sure to offend nobody. Inane logic. I am a big fan of Doom and Stoner Metal but I will refuse to listen to some of the bands in the genre (even they ar...
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mongolian metal!? ...yes
Replies: 36
Views: 585

Re: Mongolian metal!? ...yes

I'm certainly not going to go to the mat for it, but I'm curious of your criteria. The drums sounded like it to me, andI think it's heavier than a lot that would unquestionably fall under the blanket of metal (not even counts g Ghost, current top metal band that sounds pop to me. I honestly got mor...
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6383
Views: 592672

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

It's " a summary of all teachings Rinpoche was giving over the years, helping us to understand who we actually are and teaching us how to maintain presence and awareness in our daily life. The book also includes a section on dying as a Dzogchen practitioners, with advice on the four intermediate sta...
by Norwegian
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mongolian metal!? ...yes
Replies: 36
Views: 585

Re: Mongolian metal!? ...yes

If I am to listen to metal, which sometimes happens, then I certainly don't seek out some sort of politically correct family-friendly metal that is sure to offend nobody. I want the music to sound like an onslaught of terror, or give rise to visuals of dark winter days of the freezing cold north wit...
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: 77
Views: 4495

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: 77
Views: 4495

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: 77
Views: 4495

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: 77
Views: 4495

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: 155
Views: 14785

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: 3541

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: 3541

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...

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