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by yan kong
Fri May 11, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Podcast - Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Podcast - Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

That was delightful. I listened to the podcast and was intrigued enough to see out the book. Thank you for posting! :namaste:
by yan kong
Thu May 10, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question on the Amitabha mantra
Replies: 18
Views: 844

Re: Question on the Amitabha mantra

In this writing on the Amitabha mantra by Bodhipaksa he states the following: "Amitabha’s mantra is a variant of his name. Amideva is just the Tibetan pronunciation of Amitabha (although I was told for a long time that “deva” here meant “god”)." Source: https://www.wildmind.org/mantras/figures/amit...
by yan kong
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: New to the idea, currently in a state of flux
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: New to the idea, currently in a state of flux

Pls be aware that Buddhism should not be mistaken as a religion. It is an approach to see things differently. Nonsense, Buddhism is clearly a religion. It's a unique and very different religion than others, especially monotheistic religions, but it is a religion. I'd agree with this, it is and ther...
by yan kong
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Re: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon

kirtu wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:50 pm
This is a sad situation. Hyongak Sunim is himself a jewel. As such I hope that he can marshall the energy of bodhisattvic revival and create a positive change.
Is true, it is unfortunate for Korea that he departs. I wonder where he will go and if he plans to remain ordained.
by yan kong
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Re: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon

I think that you'll find that the problem with all institutions including religion is people, more accurately, greedy people that are more interested in power and prestige than practicing their religion and upholding the spirit of the ideology. There's been many threads on here about different teac...
by yan kong
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 3541

Re: Guru Devotion

dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:05 am
Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:28 pm
I had to teach my teacher how to drive a stick....in a small parking lot........you have no idea......at one point i thought he literally killed the engine...lol...!!! AND....it was MY BRAND NEW CAR !

Sounds like he helped you purify a lot of carma.
Ha! A Buddhist, dad joke. :rolling:
by yan kong
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Famous teachers and places to study dharma in China
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Famous teachers and places to study dharma in China

HandsomeMonkeyking wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:42 am
Is there not more?

Also regarding more chinese style of buddhism?
Have you thought about Taiwan? There is generally more freedom of religion there and much of the Buddhism is Chinese.
by yan kong
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Potala Palace to undergo large renovation
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Potala Palace to undergo large renovation

They'll need a place for their state approved, party loving 15th Dalai Lama. When the wolf in monks robes passes of course...
by yan kong
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?
Replies: 51
Views: 2862

Re: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?

Very often people who question the validity of the Mahayana sutras instead uphold the supremacy of the Pali Canon while paradoxically rejecting rebirth/karma. The "Why Secular Buddhism Is Not True" thread is fresh on my mind, so that's where my response came from. Sorry for the tangent! :smile: One...
by yan kong
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Counting mantras
Replies: 21
Views: 1262

Re: Counting mantras

If you have a daily goal of mantra recitations, how do you keep track of them? Especially when there are many little interruptions in recitation just during the course of an ordinary day. I have a two-ring nenju, but find it's difficult to use on work days. I tried a manual counter (push a button a...
by yan kong
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the two best pure lands of all time?
Replies: 17
Views: 2011

Re: What are the two best pure lands of all time?

tiagolps wrote:Welcome to DW :anjali:
Pasquale5k wrote:Of course he pointed out more, but he emphasized heavenly rebirth as much better than the alternatives.
Not in Mahayana, Human and Pure Land are the best alternatives.
Pasquale5k wrote:
Because they lead to Buddhahood whereas the heavens do not.
by yan kong
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Norlha
Replies: 315
Views: 17312

Re: Lama Norha

so much sex abuse wierd who to trust these days? better to practice alone i think lol These I think are exceptions rather than norms. But then there's no reason to publish articles about all the Dharma centres that go about there day to day activities quietly, peacefully and ethically. Headline: Va...
by yan kong
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lama Norlha
Replies: 315
Views: 17312

Re: Lama Norha

so much sex abuse wierd who to trust these days? better to practice alone i think lol These I think are exceptions rather than norms. But then there's no reason to publish articles about all the Dharma centres that go about there day to day activities quietly, peacefully and ethically. Headline: Va...
by yan kong
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 59941

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

It was an interesting article. Though the tone of the article seems to suggest that we are waiting for some Buddhist authority to denounce teachers like this by name. That there would be an official black list people could access...
by yan kong
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: original buddhism
Replies: 319
Views: 19715

Re: original buddhism

From what I've gathered, it sounds like contemporary Buddhism is rather schismatic, in terms of vehicles, cultural and language barriers, expectations of loyalty to lineage-specific teachers, etc. There's less emphasis on control over oneself then there is this drive for one to control the believer...
by yan kong
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Om Amideva Hrih
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Om Amideva Hrih

I was wondering whether this Tibetan Pure Land mantra was used in the same way as the Nembutsu in the Japanese schools - ie. the sole vehicle to carry one to Sukhavati. Or whether it was seen as an aid, or a supplement to other meditative practices? Can I recite only the Tibetan mantra and still re...
by yan kong
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Correct days to practice Sojong
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: Correct days to practice Sojong

Thanks the the help!
by yan kong
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Correct days to practice Sojong
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Correct days to practice Sojong

Hello all. I'm a bit confused as to the days Sojong is practiced. Is it the day before the full and new moon or the day of?

Thanks.
by yan kong
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: incarnation in families
Replies: 21
Views: 1519

Re: incarnation in families

But if there are two candidates, one from a poor family and one from a rich, and the rich is chosen, and then this happens often, it sounds strange. While at times it was surely politically motivated it also isn't always a rigged contest. Sometimes the rich child may be the correct incarnation. I d...
by yan kong
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: incarnation in families
Replies: 21
Views: 1519

Re: incarnation in families

So if the wealth/worldy influence is such a big thing, does this undermine the whole Tulku thing? It creates some suspiciousnes and doubt in me. I think it's important to remember that in modern society we have a rather cynical, but not always unwarranted view, of the social/economic elite. But thi...