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by tingdzin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Classic English Poetry
Replies: 41
Views: 1414

Re: Classic English Poetry

I always wondered where that last line came from, but was too lazy to goog it.
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Most Powerful Dharmapala?
Replies: 61
Views: 2358

Re: Most Powerful Dharmapala?

I respectfully urge posters to show a little less levity and make fewer in-jokes when dealing with a serious question from a 14-year-old. The first few responses covered the question adequately.
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Potala Palace to undergo large renovation
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Potala Palace to undergo large renovation

Well, I guess it's good someone's looking after it.
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ro-Lang
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Ro-Lang

The late H.H. Kusum Lingpa had some rolang stories, from personal experience.
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 64
Views: 1527

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

To 48 vows: Sorry for my tardy reply; I'm only occasionally online. #2 (of your questions in reply to my post) "Soul" is bad word to use on an English-language Buddhist site because: a) It is ridiculously inexact, and has very different meanings for different people. To a lot of English (and other E...
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?
Replies: 38
Views: 870

Re: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?

M.G. wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:22 am
It’s fun to imagine that Sakayamuni might have wanted to debate later Buddhist teachers as to what he “really” meant, but I think this is ultimately unanswerable.
Of course.
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: What is Bon?
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: What is Bon?

If you really want a good answer to your question, and not one that is just chewing gum for your mind, you will have to do a good bit of independent reading. One's definition of Bon will depend on a lot of factors, not the least of which is, where do you want to set your boundaries? There are as yet...
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Long term practice oppurtunity?
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Long term practice oppurtunity?

Just as a rumor, I heard that if you go stay with Tarthang Tulku, he will work you really hard -- forget about going to Lotus Land paradise. But I don't pretend to know what that might mean.
by tingdzin
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 64
Views: 1527

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

A big problem is the word "soul", which should really not have any place in understanding Buddhist doctrine, even as a substitute for namshe/ vijnana. Words such as "hun" and "po" should be taken on their own Chinese terms and not used in a Buddhist context, nor translated as "soul". There is a fair...
by tingdzin
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: English Language Material on Shingon?
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: English Language Material on Shingon?

The 2011 book edited by Orzech, Esoteric Buddhism and the Tantras in East Asia, has a lot of interesting scholarly material.
by tingdzin
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Chinese esoteric Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Chinese esoteric Buddhism

The source you cited is pretty much state-of-the field. You might have included more than one sentence on Korean Esoteric Buddhism, but this is definitely a cut above a lot of Wiki articles, IMHO.
by tingdzin
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Spontaneous Vajra Song of Fulfilment and Confession
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: The Spontaneous Vajra Song of Fulfilment and Confession

It's also in the practice (sadhana) books published by Tulku Thondup/ Dodrup Chen's people.
by tingdzin
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Altar accessories
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Altar accessories

Thanks all.
by tingdzin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Altar accessories
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Altar accessories

Does anyone know where to get permanent wrathful offering tormas (Nyingmapa) for the shrine, other than those offered by Tibetan Treasures (too expensive for me)?
by tingdzin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Passing of His Holiness of Bon Gyalwa Menri Trizin 33rd
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Passing of His Holiness of Bon Gyalwa Menri Trizin 33rd

I am sad to hear that. Thanks for the post, though.
by tingdzin
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 234
Views: 11531

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

According to Wikipedia the preliminary practices of Vajrasattva, Mandala offering, and Guru yoga existed already in India, in the tradition of Anuttara yoga tantra. By the way, view any uncited Wiki material with caution. If you open the Wiki page and listen carefully, you can hear a lot of axes be...
by tingdzin
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?
Replies: 234
Views: 11531

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas practice Ngöndro?

In one of J-L Achard's books, he ridicules the notion of formal ngondro being recent, and points out a textual source that goes back about 800 years, as I recall. If I can remember where I saw it, I'll post it here.
by tingdzin
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Can you practice without a teacher?
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Can you practice without a teacher?

To do real Zen practice of any depth you will eventually find that having a teacher is indispensable, to avoid wrong paths. IMO, though, it definitely helps for a beginner to become thoroughly accustomed to proper zazen posture (which can be learned from books) and to get into the habit of setting a...
by tingdzin
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Myanmar Rohingya Persecution: Consolidated Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 958

Re: Aung San Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing

Tiagolps, that's the worst case of shingles I've ever seen. I hope you are getting some help.

:offtopic:
by tingdzin
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Nyingma/Sarma rabbit hole
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Nyingma/Sarma rabbit hole

I don't know about the particular quote you had in mind, but, really, a lot of this sort of questions depend on what your priorities are, how you define different terms, etc. A little more detail in what you're trying to get at and someone might be able to offer some suggestions.