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by Namgyal
Wed May 29, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?
Replies: 121
Views: 11572

Re: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?

If HHDL took refuge in a non-Buddhist tradition he would break his refuge vows. He would never do that therefore, modern Bon is Buddhist enough is be a refuge for Buddhists. That would only be true if all Buddhists were the same as His Holiness. Either Trisong Detsen, Shantarakshita, Padmasambhava,...
by Namgyal
Wed May 29, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?
Replies: 121
Views: 11572

Re: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?

...Dalai Lama states that it's Buddhist enough to take refuge in... Please post a copy of this statement. ...non-Buddhist was the original shamanist Bon, which of course breaks your refuge vow... '...Given the lack of written resources on the Bon tradition from pre-Buddhist Tibet and the clear and ...
by Namgyal
Wed May 29, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Monarchy vs Democracy
Replies: 155
Views: 10568

Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

Feudal societies had markets and value, and tribal societies engage in trade and evaluation. ''...When you mention the idea of anarchy to most people they will tell you what a bad idea it is because the biggest gang would just take over. Which is pretty much how I see contemporary society. We live ...
by Namgyal
Wed May 29, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhism and hauntings
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: Buddhism and hauntings

Unfortunately Kaji's advice is incorrect.
Such practices are only for monks and other professionals.
It might be better to discuss this matter with your teacher.
http://sacred-songs.blogspot.co.uk/2007/06/metta.html
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by Namgyal
Wed May 29, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?
Replies: 121
Views: 11572

Re: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?

Well, my references are Dan Martin, Henk Blezer, Samten Karmay, Charles Ramble, Jean-Luc Achard and a few others. They are leading scholars in Bon studies Apart from Samten Karmay, who supports Per Kvaerne's view, I've never heard of any of these scholars, except Charles Ramble. It makes no sense t...
by Namgyal
Sat May 25, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who owns the Dharma?
Replies: 88
Views: 8211

Re: Who owns the Dharma?

Leo Rivers wrote:The DVD industry is founded on prosecuting "multiplication" of copies as a loss of future income. Aren't translations like this?
Just include an attribution and an appropriate disclaimer.
Tom wrote:...four medical tantras. Tactics to maximize payment...
What are these 'tactics'?
by Namgyal
Sat May 25, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who owns the Dharma?
Replies: 88
Views: 8211

Re: Who owns the Dharma?

Imagine a doctor who spends his/her entire life researching cures for illnesses and then, based on the prevailing idea of the time that medicine should be independent of market dynamics, gives them away for free. Now, this person has no other source of income and the research and development of the...
by Namgyal
Fri May 24, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China destroys the ancient Buddhist symbols of Lhasa City in
Replies: 131
Views: 11189

Re: China destroys the ancient Buddhist symbols of Lhasa Cit

...I don't see how it could happen unless the Chinese state collapsed... If they don't maintain 5% growth their labour market will collapse. Some Chinese scholars also believe that in its present extended form the Chinese state is structurally unstable. The ancient Chinese empire had a time-tested ...
by Namgyal
Wed May 22, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhas of the past
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: Buddhas of the past

In due time the fifth will be Maitreya. There are also said to be a couple of Great Bodhisattvas who will re-appear before Lord Maitreya, including the greatest of all treasures that a world can have; a perfect monk. So Miwoche was not a Buddha? In my opinion, Bon monastics are called 'rishi' (Seer...
by Namgyal
Tue May 21, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?
Replies: 121
Views: 11572

Re: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?

Wrong. We have much certainty for post-dynastic works, history and doctrines. You don't know what you're talking about. This is silly. Given the lack of written resources on the Bon tradition from pre-Buddhist Tibet and the clear and powerfulinfluence Buddhism has had on the Bon traditions over the...
by Namgyal
Tue May 21, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?
Replies: 121
Views: 11572

Re: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?

I'm personally a Nyingmapa and not personally interested in studying Bon or any other tradition really since I already have all I need, but I must say... Not even all Buddhist teachings were technically founded by Shakyamuni Buddha. Virtually all of the Vajrayana was originally transmitted in this ...
by Namgyal
Tue May 21, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?
Replies: 121
Views: 11572

Re: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?

...what is certain is that Yungdrung Bon as it exists today is a Sarma school but it has roots in the 8th century...The only difference between Bon and Geluk is the introduction of Dzogchen in the Bon cursus of studies...The problem that are raised here on this forum is only there because Kongchog ...
by Namgyal
Mon May 20, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?
Replies: 121
Views: 11572

Re: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?

As you know at every age of the turning of Dharma the Dharma of the previous age becomes extinct and is renewed again by the Tathagata in this case Shakyamuni Buddha so for one to suggest that there is a ancient Buddha who's Dharma has been preserved in the form of the Bon religion is nonsense. Bon...
by Namgyal
Sun May 19, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?
Replies: 121
Views: 11572

Re: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?

So why are you carrying on like a two bob watch? It's not for you? It's not for you! But grand sweeping statements like the one at the beginning of the thread? What purpose do they serve? :? The gentleman in the earlier thread discussed combining Bon with Buddhism. My argument is that these traditi...
by Namgyal
Sun May 19, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?
Replies: 121
Views: 11572

Re: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?

H. H. the Dalai Lama's recognition of Bon as the native religion of Tibet and one of its five core spiritual traditions is an important acknowledgement of Bon's significant role in Tibetan history and current affairs. The first religious text that I ever studied was 'The Nine Ways of Bon', and for ...
by Namgyal
Sun May 19, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?
Replies: 121
Views: 11572

Re: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?

If syncretistic American practitioners wish to refer to Shenrab Miwoche as 'Buddha', thats up to them, likewise if folk wish to take refuge in the Four Jewels, Ten Jewels or whatever, that is also their right. However the lineages are categorically not the same, one comes from a fully enlightened Bu...
by Namgyal
Sun May 19, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?
Replies: 121
Views: 11572

Re: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?

kirtu wrote:...contrary to Shakyamuni Buddha's Dharma? What was it?
'As practitioners on the path of liberation we take refuge in the Four Jewels...'
http://www.olmoling.org/contents/olmo_ling_refuge_tree
by Namgyal
Sun May 19, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?
Replies: 121
Views: 11572

Re: Buddhism & Bon: Practicing Both at Once?

Apologies for posting a slightly innaccurate reference... 'The Bon Religion of Tibet: The Iconography of a Living Tradition.' Per Kvaerne. Serindia. London. 1995. (Pp. 13, 17, 18, 22) 'To the casual observer, Tibetans who follow the tradition of Bon and those who adhere to the Buddhist faith can har...
by Namgyal
Sun May 19, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China destroys the ancient Buddhist symbols of Lhasa City in
Replies: 131
Views: 11189

Re: China destroys the ancient Buddhist symbols of Lhasa Cit

:good:
Indrajala wrote:The Tibetans in India and Nepal maybe recognize this reality and have resigned themselves to staying permanently as a respected minority.
When HH Sakya Trizin and his party met a group of Theravada monks they asked him, 'You are from Tibet?' and he replied, 'No, we are from India now.'