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by yegyal
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Restricted Publications-An Effective or Ineffective Tactic?
Replies: 67
Views: 3490

Re: Restricted Publications-An Effective or Ineffective Tact

I was actually referring to SofB's description of book costs more than anything. It seems that this became a thread dedicated to a different topic since my last post.
by yegyal
Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Restricted Publications-An Effective or Ineffective Tactic?
Replies: 67
Views: 3490

Re: Zabmo Nangdon to be published by Shambhala

One of the reasons that Sanskrit titles are included at the beginning of Tibetan translations of Indian texts is to remind the reader of the kindness of the translators. This notion seems to be lost in the fray of these discussions about the cost of Dharma books. Elizabeth Callahan has been working ...
by yegyal
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another perfect day in Tibet!
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Another perfect day in Tibet!

Weren't we just talking about this?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/world ... .html?_r=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by yegyal
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Phowa
Replies: 50
Views: 6219

Re: Phowa

Though both Jikan and Dzogchungpa make good points, I actually just used snagit to grab the picture of the back cover of his namthar, hence the TBRC sticker in the upper right hand corner.
by yegyal
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Phowa
Replies: 50
Views: 6219

Re: Phowa

Pema, I think we're talking about the same person. This happened in 1958 and was witnessed by a crowd of Tibetans and, of course, the soldiers (check out Dzogchungpa's link and here's his profile on TBRC http://tbrc.org/#!rid=P6306" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open...
by yegyal
Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Phowa
Replies: 50
Views: 6219

Re: Phowa

Dragon, While there are numerous reports of Lamas who left their bodies by phowa rather than being executed by the Chinese and thus their executioners reaping huge bad karma, there is at least one story of a Tibetan Dzogchenpa who did actually fly away when he was being led to prison. I forget His ...
by yegyal
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Opinions on the Consequences of Chinese Occupation of Tibet
Replies: 206
Views: 10218

Re: How Tibetans really feel about the occupation

Repeatedly? Really? All I see you repeatedly doing is downplaying the suffering of Tibetans and acting as a spin doctor for the Chinese gov't. And the fact that you're being called out for this on a thread titled "How TIBETANS really feel about the occupation" some how makes me a Tibetan nationalist...
by yegyal
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Opinions on the Consequences of Chinese Occupation of Tibet
Replies: 206
Views: 10218

Re: How Tibetans really feel about the occupation

I know a European couple that ran a hotel in Lhasa for many years, not sure if they still do, but they had lots of first hand experience with this sort of thing. For one, every hotel and guest house has at least two watchers posted their to keep an eye on, i.e. follow guests. And I'm just talking ab...
by yegyal
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Opinions on the Consequences of Chinese Occupation of Tibet
Replies: 206
Views: 10218

Re: New China map shows Arunachal Pradesh as part of Tibet

Nonsense, MOST monks do not have smart phones. This is an absurd exaggeration and there's no way for you to know it, even if they did. In fact the majority of monks are elementary school age children that don't have many possessions at all. And $100 a month is a very repectable salary for Nepalis li...
by yegyal
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Opinions on the Consequences of Chinese Occupation of Tibet
Replies: 206
Views: 10218

Re: New China map shows Arunachal Pradesh as part of Tibet

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/world ... .html?_r=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

There's a source for you
by yegyal
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Opinions on the Consequences of Chinese Occupation of Tibet
Replies: 206
Views: 10218

Re: New China map shows Arunachal Pradesh as part of Tibet

[quote="Indrajala In China you can get a passport, exit the country, study Political Science in Canada, return home and work for a foreign multinational. How exactly does that constitute a totalitarian state? North Korea qualifies, but not China. I mean Spicy Horse, a video game producer, is located...
by yegyal
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Opinions on the Consequences of Chinese Occupation of Tibet
Replies: 206
Views: 10218

Re: New China map shows Arunachal Pradesh as part of Tibet

The only people benefiting from Chinese involvement in Nepal are Nepali politicians. All of the "public" works projects being undertaken by the Chinese gov't exclusively use Chinese labor and the hydro and road projects are intended to benefit China, not Nepal. The trade between the two countries is...
by yegyal
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Dudjom tersar Ngondro Prerequisite
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Re: Dudjom tersar Ngondro Prerequisite

So what you actually received was the wangs and lungs for the collected works of Dudjom Lingpa. However, Yangsi omitted about three volumes of lungs, mostly the Dzogchen instructions, and the wangs associated with the Protectors. So from what you got, you would be able to begin the Khandro Nyingthig...
by yegyal
Thu May 29, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Aro gTér
Replies: 324
Views: 27296

Re: On Aro gTér

Yes...naive Lamas , that must be it... I wasn't referring to the lamas as being naive. But feel tree to twist my words as you've been doing to everybody that disagrees with your snide remarks on this thread. The fact that you seem to think you're neutral in regards to this issue is laughable, as yo...
by yegyal
Thu May 29, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Aro gTér
Replies: 324
Views: 27296

Re: On Aro gTér

Well, what isn't surprising is that he would need a new intro to one of his books, since he got into trouble for previous forwards that he apparently wrote himself, but claimed were written by Chime Rigdzin and Ngakpa Yeshe Dorje, which were later removed from subsequent editions. It seems he is qui...
by yegyal
Thu May 29, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha or Bodhisattva appearing in dreams
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: Buddha or Bodhisattva appearing in dreams

In the Tibetan tradition dreams are often referred to as being "double delusions," so for the most part they are not of much consequence. However there are long lists of signs of progress that can appear in one's dreams in relation to specific practices, just as there are lists of negative signs, su...
by yegyal
Thu May 29, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Aro gTér
Replies: 324
Views: 27296

Re: On Aro gTér

You can find a discussion of terma authenticity, including a translation of a short text by Mipham on the subject here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/12127576/Doctor-Andreas-The-Tibetan-Treasure-Literature-A-Study-of-the-Revelations-of-the-Visionary-Master-Mchog-Gyur-Bde-Chen-Gling-Pa" onclick="window.o...
by yegyal
Wed May 28, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Aro gTér
Replies: 324
Views: 27296

Re: On Aro gTér

I wouldn't worry too much Mutsuk, as I don't think anybody's rushing off to get white robes and cowboy hats and running away with the aro circus. Seems to me that some people are just apologizing for being overly judgemental and, perhaps, even needlessly cruel to those that should, in fact, be objec...
by yegyal
Sun May 04, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Tröma Nagmo in Sanskrit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1602

Re: Tröma Nagmo in Sanskrit?

Wouldn't it be Krodhikali, as both parts of the name are feminized?
by yegyal
Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Thrinley Nyingpo Practice from Chokling tersar
Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Re: Thrinley Nyingpo Practice from Chokling tersar

You can get the texts in the library, but you'll need to order them in advance of the drupchen. They have a transliterated version prepared, if you can't read Tibetan, but the librarian, Kathy, will need time to make a photo copy for you, because she usually attends the drupchen, which means she won...