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by tingdzin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: is masturbation sexual misconduct?
Replies: 13
Views: 951

Re: is masturbation sexual misconduct?

Don't worry about asking this question. There usedto be masturbation threads on this forum regularly, but they seem to have tapered off. People getting older, I guess.
by tingdzin
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Tibetan names
Replies: 120
Views: 88837

Re: Tibetan names

Or the famous (male) scholar Tashi Tsering.
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thoughts from a social philosopher
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Re: Thoughts from a social philosopher

Probably the same.
by tingdzin
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thoughts from a social philosopher
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Re: Thoughts from a social philosopher

You spoiled the fun. Yes, Hoffer was amazing and needs to be resurrected.
by tingdzin
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Scholastic Method came from Buddhist viharas (2)
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Scholastic Method came from Buddhist viharas (2)

Beckwith knows what he is talking about on the scholastic method. He's written on this and related issues for year,and he's always documented his opinions. Although I am not yet prepared to accept that Shakyamuni was not born in India, it seem quite likely that many of the characteristics we think w...
by tingdzin
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you PERSONALLY doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 14
Views: 790

Re: What are you PERSONALLY doing about the coronavirus?

Here are some notes passed on from Zoom talks on Covid by a few Buddhist teachers. The pandemic is stressful, but it should be seen as an opportunity to examine and deepen our practice. If we are unemployed or homebound, are we spending more time in practice and study, or are we binge-watching enter...
by tingdzin
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thoughts from a social philosopher
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Thoughts from a social philosopher

Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for the lost faith in ourselves. The less justified a man is in claiming excellence for his own self,the more ready he is to claim all excellence for his nation, his religion, his race, or his holy cause. A man is likely to mind his own ...
by tingdzin
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Khae chhim??
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Khae chhim??

thanks for the reply, but Facebook is the Devil's Instrument par excellence.
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Khae chhim??
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Khae chhim??

Are any Soen practitioners familiar with this (Korean) term,referring to a meditative practice? I think it means, literally, breaking rigidity, or something similar. Is it based on a Chinese term?
by tingdzin
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you PERSONALLY doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 14
Views: 790

Re: What are you PERSONALLY doing about the coronavirus?

By the way, I'm doing Parnesvara mantra every day, which I received from Kusum Lingpa, but he gave no expanded practice for it. Is the one you do from him, and do you have a digital copy?

Also doing much more mamo.
by tingdzin
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Book Recommendation: The True Source of Healing
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: Book Recommendation: The True Source of Healing

I second this recommendation. If you really can work with the book, it's great.
by tingdzin
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Refuge Name
Replies: 26
Views: 988

Re: Refuge Name

Hmm well I definitely think there is a power in Sanskrit, try reciting mantras in English and see if it gives the same feeling. Even Tibetan seems more evocative than English to me. Oh, I absolutely didn't mean one should recite translated mantras! What an abomination. I just meant that reciting th...
by tingdzin
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Keith Dowman's Translations
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Keith Dowman's Translations

No he doesn't distinguish his input from Rinpoche's.

You're welcome.
by tingdzin
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Keith Dowman's Translations
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Keith Dowman's Translations

The book in question is not bad, mostly uncontroversial stuff, but you have to remember you're listening to Dowman instead of Rinpoche, and make allowances. At least he's honest about laying his own interpretations on the material here. In other cases, not so much.
by tingdzin
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Refuge Name
Replies: 26
Views: 988

Re: Refuge Name

It is often the case that refuge names are given on the basis of some quality the teacher sees in you; this may not be the case in mass ceremonies. Trungpa Rinpoche used to be good at this, and, in addition, if you took Bodhisattva vows with him, he would give you a name that indicated where you sho...
by tingdzin
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Claim: Buddha Shakyamuni was a student/emanation of Bon Buddha?
Replies: 20
Views: 1225

Re: Claim: Buddha Shakyamuni was a student/emanation of Bon Buddha?

Which one did you have in mind? Classical or modern? Sorry, which one what? If you're talking about "authoritative account" of Bon history, I had in mind the one that was promulgated by Drigung Paldzin long ago, and more recently taken up by Sumpa Khenpo, which was still taken as gospel in many qua...
by tingdzin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Claim: Buddha Shakyamuni was a student/emanation of Bon Buddha?
Replies: 20
Views: 1225

Re: Claim: Buddha Shakyamuni was a student/emanation of Bon Buddha?

I think Ramble was just being provocative or polite with his blurb, or both. Ermakov's magnum opus (now about 20 years old) has a lot of interesting and valuable information on Siberian shamans that he gained first-hand, but the work as a whole is not very scholarly and is never cited by Tibet schol...
by tingdzin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Buddhist Sanskrit vs. Hindu Sanskrit?
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Buddhist Sanskrit vs. Hindu Sanskrit?

Superb answer, Zhen Li. I might somply add that modern researchers seem to think BHS is more related to Gandhari Prakrit.
by tingdzin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you PERSONALLY doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 14
Views: 790

What are you PERSONALLY doing about the coronavirus?

Since the other thread quickly devolved into a political/social discussion (not that there's anything particularly wrong with that), how about a refocus? How has the coronavirus pandemic run up against your Mahayana practice? Are you any more conscious of impermanence, or are you just waiting for th...
by tingdzin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Vajra Guru mantra story
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Vajra Guru mantra story

Thanks for this.

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