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by Sennin
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Great Perfection: - The Essence of Pure Spirituality
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Great Perfection: - The Essence of Pure Spirituality

Fa Dao wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:43 pm
Does this one have a commentary or were you referring to Barrons?
Barrons is the only English translation of the commentary I'm aware of. I wish it had the enumerations of the content.
by Sennin
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Great Perfection: - The Essence of Pure Spirituality
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Great Perfection: - The Essence of Pure Spirituality

Root verses are not radically different from Barrons translation, if IIRC 'primordial' is used in place of 'timeless'. It does feature the addition of the Tibetan so that's cool.

What I would like to see is an updated version of the commentary with a clear table of contents.
by Sennin
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Dharma Gems
Replies: 119
Views: 21299

Re: Dharma Gems

Calling the Lama from Afar : Since pure awareness of nowness is the real buddha, in openess and contentment I found the lama in my heart. When we realize this unending natural mind is the very nature of the lama, then there is no need for attached, grasping, or weeping prayers or artificial complai...
by Sennin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general
Replies: 23
Views: 888

Re: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general

I just skimmed through it again. It really depends on what OP is looking for. For a more generalized pithy overview, Birth, Life, and Death by Rinpoche probably is better. Everything is in there, that is for sure. But Karma Lingpa does go into a lot more detail. Where Rinpoche simply mentions "Budd...
by Sennin
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.

Thank you. I was unaware of the Nyingma commentary. Paltrul's is mostly a slightly edited down version of Tsongkhapa's, from what I recall. I see. I'm going to study Vol.I of the Sparham translation; and if I can 'really, really' get into it will continue with all the volumes and move towards the T...
by Sennin
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.

Norwegian wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Well, there's the two-volume Kagyu commentary set which you linked one of, then there's Groundless paths which contains commentaries from the Nyingma tradition.
Groundless Paths [Nyingma], (Brunnhölzl):
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1559393750/
Thank you. I was unaware of the Nyingma commentary.
by Sennin
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5167
Views: 440658

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I’m trying to deepen my practice by studying from a fairly high nyingma tulku in my area who eventually teaches DZ (it seems like maybe 4 years in?), but the more I learn from ChNN the harder it is to appreciate less straightforward / more ‘traditional’ teachers, no matter how well respected they a...
by Sennin
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.

Hi, I'm interested in the most influential sutras and commentaries of the Prajñāpāramitā teachings. I am leaning towards studying the Abhisamayalamkara. https://www.amazon.com/Gone-Beyond-Prajnaparamita-Realization-Commentaries/dp/1559393564/ref=pd_sim_14_6?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1559393564&pd_rd_r...
by Sennin
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.

Hi, I'm interested in the most influential sutras and commentaries of the Prajñāpāramitā teachings. I am leaning towards studying the Abhisamayalamkara. https://www.amazon.com/Gone-Beyond-Prajnaparamita-Realization-Commentaries/dp/1559393564/ref=pd_sim_14_6?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1559393564&pd_rd_r=...
by Sennin
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 66
Views: 9996

Re: Bodhi seed malas

Would someone kindly share a resource of bodhi seed malas; specifically the ones used in the Himalayan regions.
:coffee:
by Sennin
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kyab Rig
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Kyab Rig

Buddhas awaken to the Great Stage of Liberation once all phenomenon including the 5 wisdoms of the sambhogakaya and 2 wisdoms of the nirmanakaya are exhausted.
by Sennin
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2
Replies: 34
Views: 2822

Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

I have read that the rigpa rang shar has eighty-six chapters; and is first in the list of tantras listed in the dra tal gyur.
So I'm assuming this is one of the most exhaustive given the length of the text?
by Sennin
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller
Replies: 81
Views: 7466

Re: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller

I ordered some texts back in November. Haven't heard a word from them after several emails, now paypal is trying to get the money back. Just to be fair because it's upsetting when you are aspiring to read a dharma text but can't . After looking at the last couple of replies I decided there's someth...
by Sennin
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller
Replies: 81
Views: 7466

Re: New Longchenpa translations from Eric Fry-Miller

I also attempted to purchase from the website, but it seems the whole site is now just an illusion. It was reported that my payment was processed, and I received an email to confirm that, but no actual payment was transacted. Several emails I sent appeared to be received, but no response was sent t...
by Sennin
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1196

Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

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by Sennin
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The straying of new sentient beings
Replies: 26
Views: 815

Re: The straying of new sentient beings

Would it be correct to assert that Vajradhara is the sambhogakaya in the kalpa of Great Purity; and other buddhas who display awakening are nirmanakaya?
by Sennin
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The straying of new sentient beings
Replies: 26
Views: 815

Re: The straying of new sentient beings

Edit: I removed the question because I discovered the answer.
by Sennin
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol
Replies: 6
Views: 353

At Mt Kailash Once, I gave this advice to some fifty friends and disciples doing retreat: Life is short; the time of death uncertain; Even tonight you may die. A lot of talking is the source for evil deeds. A lot of thinking is the work of Mara. A lot of running around just weakens your practice. T...
by Sennin
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The straying of new sentient beings
Replies: 26
Views: 815

Re: The straying of new sentient beings

This past thread has the information I was looking for.
viewtopic.php?f=48&t=6607&hilit=Pralaya

:namaste: