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by Norwegian
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mongolian metal!? ...yes
Replies: 36
Views: 340

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: 340

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: 6343
Views: 581838

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: 340

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: 72
Views: 3743

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: 3743

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: 3743

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: 3743

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: 147
Views: 13481

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: 2814

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: 2814

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: 862

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: 4972

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: 862

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: 1392

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: 287

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: 438

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: 147
Views: 13481

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...

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