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by sukhamanveti
Tue May 29, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Cundi Mantra Translation Help
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: Cundi Mantra Translation Help

It looks like you are confusing the introduction to the dharani in the sutra with the actual contents of the dharani itself. Here are some relevant instances taken from existing English translations: Taishō Tripiṭaka volume 20, number 1077. At one time the Buddha was staying in the Jeta Grove, in A...
by sukhamanveti
Sun May 27, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Cundi Mantra Translation Help
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: Cundi Mantra Translation Help

*Correction: "of seventy millions of saṃyaksaṃbuddhas." I forgot the prefixes.
by sukhamanveti
Sun May 27, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist Dance Song Phur ("Fly") by the Duo Anu Ringlug
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Tibetan Buddhist Dance Song Phur ("Fly") by the Duo Anu Ringlug

Virgo wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 12:09 am
When's the remix coming out?

Kevin...
In all seriousness, there's a "Thupten Tenzin remix," a "Karma Tenzin Dorji remix," a "Reggaeton remix," and others. :smile:
by sukhamanveti
Sun May 27, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Tibetan Buddhist Dance Song Phur ("Fly") by the Duo Anu Ringlug
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Tibetan Buddhist Dance Song Phur ("Fly") by the Duo Anu Ringlug

"Overcome the ocean of Saṃsāra then!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj76jCOEzz0&start_radio=1&list=RDKj76jCOEzz0 "‘Phur’ swept the Tibetan Music Awards 2017 bagging five categories at the 8th edition of the music awards at Norbu House....the song won the Best Lyrics, Best Song, Best Music Video, B...
by sukhamanveti
Sat May 26, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Cundi Mantra Translation Help
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: Cundi Mantra Translation Help

That makes sense. I was wondering if one sense of koṭi was in one gender and another in the other. That sometimes happens with synonyms. In Classical Sanskrit koṭi is normally understood to be a feminine noun. However, in four of the cases ( vibhakti ) it also has a masculine form, depending on its...
by sukhamanveti
Sat May 26, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Cundi Mantra Translation Help
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: Cundi Mantra Translation Help

I read this beginning as "homage to the seven completely awakened Buddha apices". Obviously that is not correct. How do we differentiate koṭi from koṭi (in the sense of catuṣkoṭi)? As I understand it, the contexts in which this mantra or dhāraṇī appears help us to determine which meaning of the wor...
by sukhamanveti
Fri May 25, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Cundi Mantra Translation Help
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: Cundi Mantra Translation Help

Hello. I like the Cundi mantra-- namaḥ saptānāṁ samyak-saṁbuddha koṭīnāṁ | tad-yathā oṁ cale cule cundi svāhā -- but I'm looking for a reliable translation of the Sanskrit. Specifically, does it say "Homage to seven kotis of Buddhas" or "Homage to the MOTHER of seven kotis, etc." I've seen both, an...
by sukhamanveti
Sat May 19, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: English Translation of Terma Text Rinchen Dronme?
Replies: 0
Views: 270

English Translation of Terma Text Rinchen Dronme?

Has anyone come across a good English translation of the terma text Rinchen Dronme or might you have a lead on one? Does anyone know which tertön or terma cycle ( gter skor ) it is associated with? The Tibetan title is རིན་ཆེན་སྒྲོན་མེ་. It may be transliterated as Rinchen Drönme , Rinchin Dronme , ...
by sukhamanveti
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dorje Losang
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: Dorje Losang

If you want to read fiction, you can find better elsewhere. Are you calling this fiction? http://holyvajrasana.org/articles/reversing-old-age-to-return-to-youth From the same website: "Revered leaders from all major sects of Buddhism worldwide, using the strict rules of Buddhism, have formally dete...
by sukhamanveti
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Shen Shi'an 沈时安 a cult teacher?
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Re: Is Shen Shi'an 沈时安 a cult teacher?

Has anyone heard of Shen Shi'an 沈时安 before? There are a few recent facebook posts and a website about him and his heterodox Pure Land teachings. He seems to have quite a following in Singapore. Can anyone confirm this is true? https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1277684862375926&id=41...
by sukhamanveti
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dorje Losang
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: Dorje Losang

Dorje Losang, the putative author, if he existed, was apparently a disciple of a gentleman in San Francisco, California, who calls himself "H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu," whose organization (the "International Buddhism Sangha Association") has declared him "the Buddhist equivalent ...
by sukhamanveti
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Learning Sanskrit
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Re: Learning Sanskrit

Hi, Coyote. I own Introduction to Sanskrit--Part One by Egenes. I'm still slowly working my way through it. Its reputation is well-deserved. It is extremely "learner friendly." Prof. Egenes provides clear, sensible instructions for the best approach to learning the lessons and separate instructions ...
by sukhamanveti
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: 18 Rules For Living By Dalai Lama
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: 18 Rules For Living By Dalai Lama

The 18 Rules were extracted from Life's Little Instruction Book by Jackson Brown and H. Jackson Brown, Jr. They were first misattributed to HHDL in an email chain letter. They are not the teaching of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, nor do they resemble his teaching. See http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/ho...
by sukhamanveti
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Does one of the Lotus Sūtra based schools really teach this?
Replies: 31
Views: 5782

Re: Does one of the Lotus Sūtra based schools really teach t

Here we go Sukhamanveti; from a Vietnamese Temple website in Australia, a research scholar from Punjabi University wrote the material below, it's very clear: The Philosophical content of Avatamsaka Sutra [sic] "This form of non-dualism is not monistic because shishi wu'ai does not obliterate the di...
by sukhamanveti
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Does one of the Lotus Sūtra based schools really teach this?
Replies: 31
Views: 5782

Re: Does one of the Lotus Sūtra based schools really teach t

Sukhamanveti: you're collapsing everything back into an undifferentiated oneness, that's a misunderstanding. Here: "Fa-tsang interpreted the two aspects of the one mind as suchness that is absolute or unchanging and suchness that accords with conditions equating them with principle and phenomena re...
by sukhamanveti
Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Does one of the Lotus Sūtra based schools really teach this?
Replies: 31
Views: 5782

Re: Does one of the Lotus Sūtra based schools really teach t

I was flicking through J. Stone's great great book on Medieval Tendai and found this nice short quote: "...the orthodox T'ient T'ai position, which holds the mind and the dharmas are always mutually inclusive, and that the nonduality of good and evil is the true aspect of reality." (p. 195) So of c...
by sukhamanveti
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Does one of the Lotus Sūtra based schools really teach this?
Replies: 31
Views: 5782

Re: Does one of the Lotus Sūtra based schools really teach t

Ziporyn's being a bit provocative in that text and in its sequel, Being and Ambiguity , specifically in his treatment of the two (or for Zhiyi three) truths. That is: an act that is ultimately wise and compassionate can be, by conventional terms, evil or at least awful. The Lotus Sutra is, acc. to ...
by sukhamanveti
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Does one of the Lotus Sūtra based schools really teach this?
Replies: 31
Views: 5782

Re: Does one of the Lotus Sūtra based schools really teach t

there are Buddhas in hell realms for goodness' sake. Not because they experience afflicted thoughts. They emanate there out of compassion. I always thought of that in the Dzogchen sense of seeing the perfection of everything. That is why in the 7 branches we ask the buddhas to not pass into nirvana...
by sukhamanveti
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Does one of the Lotus Sūtra based schools really teach this?
Replies: 31
Views: 5782

Re: Does one of the Lotus Sūtra based schools really teach t

Can you point to the specific passage? It isn't a quote from a text, unfortunately. It comes from someone's own original, lengthy post on google plus. In explaining this interpretation of Zhiyi's doctrine he wrote in part: "A consequence of contact with Evil combined with causality is that the budd...
by sukhamanveti
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Does one of the Lotus Sūtra based schools really teach this?
Replies: 31
Views: 5782

Re: Does one of the Lotus Sūtra based schools really teach t

What is evil? Here "evil" is likely an English translation of zuì (罪), which is a common Chinese translation of Sanskrit pāpa ("evil" or "transgression"), meaning a nonvirtuous, unwholesome, or "unskillful" ( akauśalya ) action of mind, speech, or body, which can be traced back to the Three Unwhole...

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