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by tingdzin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: First mahayana sutras, when?
Replies: 29
Views: 4388

Re: First mahayana sutras, when?

Please don't speak of the "original Sanskrit" versions of Mahayana sutras. Most of them were translated from Prakrit, mostly NW Prakrit. Sanskrit did not come into widespread use in Buddhism until well past the first century, as I recall.
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Fukujoju bosatsu's suport
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Fukujoju bosatsu's suport

Can someone tell me what Chinese word was used to describe the creature that is the throne-mount of Fukujoju bosatsu in the Kongocho-gyo tradition, as the peacock is for Muryoju-butsu? I know the Indic and Tibetan, but I am curious as to what word or words the translators chose to render it into Chi...
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 85
Views: 1200

Re: Dharma government?

Thailand was a constitutional monarchy on the British model. However, it is now a military dictatorship and has been since 2014. Thailand has been in and out of military rule since the early 20th century, and theoretically a constitutional monarchy off and on, sometimes at the same time. However, t...
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boys Freed From Thai Cave Enter Monkhood to Honor Fallen Rescuer
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Boys Freed From Thai Cave Enter Monkhood to Honor Fallen Rescuer

Yes, it's wonderful that this kind of thing still goes on in some places.
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Feel like an interchangeable cog
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Feel like an interchangeable cog

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:31 am
Work that enables you to directly help people often doesn't pay that well.
Almost never.
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Looking for Thangka of Longchen Nyingthig Refuge Tree
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Looking for Thangka of Longchen Nyingthig Refuge Tree

If your friend could work with a poster until a thangka was available, try mahasiddha.org.
by tingdzin
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Is anyone able to read this script please?
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Is anyone able to read this script please?

I think the last confusing part is du yig (abbrevated writing) for Namo. Such things are not so common on sculpture, but the quality of the writing is not that good anyway, and there appears to have been a space problem too.
by tingdzin
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice
Replies: 20
Views: 1091

Re: Regarding Kangling used in Chod practice

For what it's worth, I recently spent some time with some hard-core retreat chodpas in the Himalayas, and some of them use resin kanglings, although they would have preferred real ones.
by tingdzin
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Yidam and Dzogchen
Replies: 734
Views: 60387

Re: Yidam and Dzogchen

Beware of dogmatic anwers to this question. On such a profound topic, no one but your own teacher can be wholly trusted. there is no "one size fits all" Dzogchen.
by tingdzin
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 658

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

WEll, Dan, I hear you, but I don't think other people are getting your point.
by tingdzin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: lung ta
Replies: 19
Views: 1718

Re: lung ta

hat is origin of Chogyam Trungpa teachings? Is it Kalachakra? A very great part of Rinpoche's teaching on this and similar subjects was derived from the writings of Mipham, who was active in reviving them, and other aspects of Tibetan culture not closely associated with scriptural Buddhism, such as...
by tingdzin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Will america reelect a wanna be dictator
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Will america reelect a wanna be dictator

Trump's re-election depends entirely on whom the Dems put up. If they choose a feel-good knee-jerk progressive with all the politically correct opinions, then Trump will be re-elected for sure and we're all doomed. If the Dems get their heads out of a dark warm place and choose someone more middle-o...
by tingdzin
Fri May 18, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 73
Views: 2429

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Virgo wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:55 pm
I'm calling him that from now on. :twothumbsup:
Ooops -- but it was a funny movie.
by tingdzin
Wed May 16, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Zafus in Asia
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Zafus in Asia

Thanks, but I will not have a fixed address to receive things by mail.
by tingdzin
Wed May 16, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 73
Views: 2429

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

I was going to comment, but I have nothing to say that Johnny Dangerously and Ayu didn't already. The former especially has it on the nose, IMO.
by tingdzin
Mon May 14, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Podcast - Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Podcast - Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

It's worth noting that these remarkable hagiographies themselves have already been translated into French as "Hagiographies de Taré Lhamo et Namtrul Rinpoché". Interesting. Where are these available; is it a book? Does anyone know if there is anything in the Gayley book that adds to the previously ...
by tingdzin
Mon May 14, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Zafus in Asia
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Zafus in Asia

Does anyone know where (and if) zafus can be purchased in Bangkok, Delhi, and / or Kathmandu?
by tingdzin
Mon May 14, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?
Replies: 60
Views: 3062

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?

This and similar threads about qualifications mostly seem to be rooted in people either challenging notions of authority or asserting them. As one poster 'way back said, from a practitioner's standpoint (as opposed to that of people who just like Internet conversations and spinning out more fascinat...
by tingdzin
Fri May 04, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 2147

Re: Young people are loneliest?

As far as the incels, it seems to me that a cheaper and lower-tech solution would be to legalize prostitution. It exists in all but name now, but is accessible only by the rich.
by tingdzin
Thu May 03, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan dictionaries?
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Tibetan dictionaries?

Thanks Palzang! A lot of stuff here I didn't know about (but I'm rather a tech idiot).

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