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by tingdzin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Buddhist tantra as origin for hathayoga
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Buddhist tantra as origin for hathayoga

Three books with widely varying perspectives on this stuff could be read usefully: Davidsons Indian Esoteric Buddhism, Samuel's Origin of Yoga and Tantra and Wedemeyer's Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism. It's all quite complex and the answers a re still up in the air.
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Buddhist tantra as origin for hathayoga
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Buddhist tantra as origin for hathayoga

Three books with widely varying perspectives on this stuff could be read usefully: Davidsons Indian Esoteric Buddhism, Samuel's Origin of Yoga and Tantra and Wedemeyer's Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism. It's all quite complex and the answers a re still up in the air.
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 104
Views: 1413

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

I think the word you are searching for is "totalitarian." People who deny that there is a problem with left-wing efforts at thought control, e.g. shouting down or violently assaulting those you disagree with, crashing their websites, etc. must read the news pretty selectively. Call it "fascist" or ...
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: The Six Lamps
Replies: 37
Views: 1374

Re: The Six Lamps

It still leaves me with a bit of confusion on the larger issue, since Bönpo teachers simply seem to talk about Thogal more openly - including when people have no transmission, but it seems that if I simply avoid reading about stuff that ChNN recommends I not read for now, it mostly solves the proble...
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: young khachab rinpoche a terton?
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: young khachab rinpoche a terton?

I translated for him once. Caveat emptor.
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chatral Sangye Dorje
Replies: 16
Views: 868

Re: Chatral Sangye Dorje

He wrote a book countering the arguments of spook worshippers -- not under a pseudonym, though.
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 58
Views: 1945

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

Yeah, I suspect Malcolm is right. Anyway, an Afghan calling the Tibetans out on harsh punishment is a bit like the pot calling the kettle black. Read about the traditional culture of the Pashtuns sometime. I will, in the meantime, try to read "Voyage" just for general Tibetological interest -- is it...
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 64
Views: 2130

Re: Morality of stockholding

All these replies have to do with Buddhist morality rather than "Dzogchen ethics" as if there were such a thing. That's why my original query was, "why is this in the Dzogchen section?" If it were in the Buddhist ethics section. more people would probably benefit from it as well. Not to pick nits, b...
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Buddhist Astrology and Astral Magic in the Tang Dynasty
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: Buddhist Astrology and Astral Magic in the Tang Dynasty

But why is some of it "under embargo" and what does that mean? Never heard of that before.
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 58
Views: 1945

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

Harimoo wrote: ↑Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:23 pm When we read records of foreign merchants' journey in Tibet in the end of the XIXth and beginnings of le XXth century, we see that they were horrified by what they witnessed. For example, a kashimiri travaller wrote in his diary that there were human skins ...
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1361

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

It is truly pathetic that Trump's foreign policy concerning Israel is being driven by his damn fool son-in-law for the Kushner Family's person gain.. This was covered by the Economist -- seems Trump proposed this when he first took office, but the adults in his administration persuaded him it was a...
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: I found this statue...
Replies: 19
Views: 1967

Re: I found this statue...

It's illegal to export Buddha-images from Thailand, but you can find just about anything you want in Nepal, if you look enough.
by tingdzin
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 64
Views: 2130

Re: Morality of stockholding

Dzogchen is popular? Maybe in some other world system. Interesting response; where do you live? I don't mean popular like Elvis or the Beatles were, I just mean among "spiritual" people. Among that subset of the population, it seems you can't swing a dead cat these days without hitting a "Dzogchen"...
by tingdzin
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: What is Shamanism
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: What is Shamanism

Ocans of ink have been spilled by scholars tryng to provide a satisfactory definition of "shamanism". Really it's an intellectual construct rather than a real "thing".
by tingdzin
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dorje Phurba/ Vajrakilaya
Replies: 38
Views: 7756

Re: Dorje Phurba/ Vajrakilaya

As far as pictures, you can get a good reproduction of a thangka with the Kilaya deities at mahasiddha.org bookstore.
by tingdzin
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center

dzogchungpa wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:58 pm
There is actually quite a wide range of things that might go on at a Nyingma center.
Nyingmapa is actually quite a big umbrella, and the vibe from different places varies tremendously.
by tingdzin
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Christopher Wilkinson Tantras
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Christopher Wilkinson Tantras

My opinion, for what it's worth, is that his translations are not that bad, and, at least in those volumes I have, he includes the Tibetan original so you can see where he was coming from (not always too clear). Probably not great for someone with no Tibetan as an introduction to Dzogchen.
by tingdzin
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kunjed Gyalpo:The Supreme Source
Replies: 25
Views: 4154

Re: Kunjed Gyalpo:The Supreme Source

It is just as stupid as Janet Gyatso explaining that the natural state is beyond gender but is nevertheless feminine... Did she really do this? Care to tell us where, exactly? Her Apparitions is one of the most useful books on Vajrayana interpretation I have read, possibly because she included so m...