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by Aemilius
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan sources of ānāpānasmṛti
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Tibetan sources of ānāpānasmṛti

Arthaviniscaya sutra contains the teaching of mindfulness of breathing, there exists also an Indian commentary to it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthaviniscaya _Sutra
by Aemilius
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 234
Views: 11662

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

In the beginning of many Mahayana sutras, the interlocutor is described as first prostrating to the Chom-den-de (i.e., Buddha) before sitting down and asking his or her question. Sravakayana tradition knows two types of bowing, the bowing with respectful salutation of hands, añjali-kamma , and the ...
by Aemilius
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 234
Views: 11662

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

The 111,1111 accumulations are a new invention relatively speaking. My own research seems to indicate this was a product of the 18th century revitalization and codification of the Sarma Traditions associated Khyentse, Kongtrul and Wangpo. In the Life of Tsongkhapa by Robert Thurman , he describes h...
by Aemilius
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 234
Views: 11662

Re: Did the 84 Mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

So what is the actual question? -did the Mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro, or something else? Ngöndro means "that which goes before", i.e. preliminary. In the Life of Milarepa the four ordinary ngondro are mentioned, i.e. "the four thoughts that turn the mind", -this takes place when he meditated near M...
by Aemilius
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 234
Views: 11662

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

so does anybody know when did the ngondro the way it is practiced today - that is accumulating 111000 of each - first appear? The 111,1111 accumulations are a new invention relatively speaking. My own research seems to indicate this was a product of the 18th century revitalization and codification ...
by Aemilius
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: sex with prostitute
Replies: 151
Views: 3774

Re: sex with prostitute

is it bad karma and evil to have sex with prostitute? So I'm assuming that this is a question about heterosexual sex (because unfortunately Gay male sex was considered negative in all forms traditionally). It is not good karma. It is evil if you personally know (or reasonably suspect beforehand) th...
by Aemilius
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Please, say some protective mantras for me
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Please, say some protective mantras for me

tadyatha om muni muni mahamuniye svaha
tadyatha om muni muni mahamuniye svaha
tadyatha om muni muni mahamuniye svaha
tadyatha om muni muni mahamuniye svaha
tadyatha om muni muni mahamuniye svaha
by Aemilius
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Origin of mankind and animals according Buddhism.
Replies: 83
Views: 5989

Re: Origin of mankind and animals according Buddhism.

According to Science all forms of existent creatures on planet Earth have arisen form the LUA or LUCA, Last Universal (Common) Ancestor. In this there is no difference between insects and animals (including humans). In Buddhism miraculous birth has a definite meaning, it does not mean "miracle" in t...
by Aemilius
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Jataka Tales & The Origin of Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: The Jataka Tales & The Origin of Mahayana Buddhism

Jatakas are pre-mahayana, that is the whole point to beging with.
by Aemilius
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Jataka Tales & The Origin of Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: The Jataka Tales & The Origin of Mahayana Buddhism

Huntington's Emptiness of Emptiness on page 20 says that as many as 34 other Buddhas are mentioned in the Jatakas.
by Aemilius
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Jataka Tales & The Origin of Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: The Jataka Tales & The Origin of Mahayana Buddhism

Several Buddhas are mentioned by name in the Jatakas. The doctrine of boddhisattva career is thus implicit in the Jatakas from the beginning. I.e. that there have been a multitude of Buddhas in the infinite past and and a multitude of bodhisattvas who became those Buddhas, this view is implicit or p...
by Aemilius
Fri May 26, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Origin of mankind and animals according Buddhism.
Replies: 83
Views: 5989

Re: Origin of mankind and animals according Buddhism.

Buddha possesses all-knowledge (sarvajña), knowledge about samsara and nirvana. In enlightenment are included the paranormal powers, like knowledge of past and future lives, knowledge of where the different paths lead, etc..
by Aemilius
Fri May 26, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Replies: 36
Views: 1995

Re: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Sri Lanka was known to Romans and Greeks by the name Tabrobane roughly 2000 years ago, http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/1999/1999-08-08.html
by Aemilius
Mon May 22, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When does counting mantras count?
Replies: 163
Views: 5106

Re: When does counting mantras count?

Mantras consist of letters, letters consist of lines, lines consist of dots. Thus mantras are empty. Are the deities in the letters, lines and dots (of all words)? Or in the atoms of paper and ink? This is borrowed (and slightly enlaged) from a lost text of Nagarjuna, of which only a few lines exist...
by Aemilius
Wed May 17, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Replies: 36
Views: 1995

Re: Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is important in a number of ways: The Earth beneath our feet is not stable and unchanging. The mountains have arisen gradually, it has taken only a few million years for the Alps and Himalayas to arise and form gradually, for example. If you had lived there at the time, you would have hardly not...
by Aemilius
Tue May 16, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Replies: 36
Views: 1995

Re: Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is important in a number of ways: The Earth beneath our feet is not stable and unchanging. The mountains have arisen gradually, it has taken only a few million years for the Alps and Himalayas to arise and form gradually, for example. If you had lived there at the time, you would have hardly noti...
by Aemilius
Mon May 15, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Replies: 36
Views: 1995

Re: Jiddu Krishnamurti

You have to consider the processes of erosion , sedimentation , and gradual building up of new layers or strata , when you declare a spot to be "same" as a spot of earth 2500 years ago. Every year rainwater washes away land, maybe slowly, but in the course of time it amounts to significant measures...
by Aemilius
Fri May 05, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Replies: 36
Views: 1995

Re: Jiddu Krishnamurti

You have to consider the processes of erosion , sedimentation , and gradual building up of new layers or strata , when you declare a spot to be "same" as a spot of earth 2500 years ago. Every year rainwater washes away land, maybe slowly, but in the course of time it amounts to significant measures....
by Aemilius
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: First (bhikkhu) ordination in Europe 1910
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: First (bhikkhu) ordination in Europe 1910

I've read Ven. Dhammika's views on this topic before, but it really is far from certain. Consider for example that Vasubandhu mentions "foreign monks" and "western monks", and their views, in the Abhidharmakosha. And that there are votive offerings found in the excavations of ancient stupas in India...
by Aemilius
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: First (bhikkhu) ordination in Europe 1910
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: First (bhikkhu) ordination in Europe 1910

Thanks! The articles are very interesting, even Lithuanian and Latvian monks are mentioned in a sub-article called " this article " (Beachcombing, Going Native and Freethinking) in the Dhammaloka project link, i.e. the monks Kunigaikshtis Gedyminas (Mahacharya Ratnavajra) and Karlis Alexis Tennisons...