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by thomaslaw
Sun May 19, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Kalachakra deity, Tantric Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Kalachakra deity, Tantric Buddhism

Why such a practice is able to become an essential part of Buddhist tradition? It's not an essential part of Buddhist tradition. If it was an essential part of Buddhist tradition, all Buddhist tradition would incorporate it. That's what 'essential' means to me, at least. I should correct my wording...
by thomaslaw
Tue May 14, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Kalachakra deity, Tantric Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Kalachakra deity, Tantric Buddhism

Dear Dharma friends, I have noticed that the sexual intercourse image clearly presented in the Kalachakra deity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalachakra) in the Tantric Buddhism. The followers actually get involved in 'sexual intercourse' during the process of Kalachakra practice. It is surrounded ...
by thomaslaw
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: English translation of the Tibetan text, the sūtra-mātṛkā in the Vastu-saṃgrahaṇī of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: English translation of the Tibetan text, the sūtra-mātṛkā in the Vastu-saṃgrahaṇī of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra

Caoimhghín wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:16 am
Unfortunately, no English translation, AFAIK, of the section you want, exists.
Hopefully one day the text will have an English translation version.
by thomaslaw
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Recommend an English Translation of Kamalashila's (c. 9th century CE) Bhāvanākrama
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Recommend an English Translation of Kamalashila's (c. 9th century CE) Bhāvanākrama

"In Tibetan Buddhism, the classical practice of śamatha and vipaśyanā is strongly influenced by the Mahāyāna text called the Bhavanakrama of Indian master Kamalaśīla. Kamalaśīla defines vipaśyanā as "the discernment of reality" (bhūta-pratyavekṣā) and "accurately realizing the true nature of dharma...
by thomaslaw
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Buddhist Syllabus
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Buddhist Syllabus

The following book may be useful for studying both early Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism: Choong Mun-keat. The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism: A Comparative Study Based on the Sutra-anga portion of the Pali Samyutta-Nikaya and the Chinese Samyukta-agama (Series: Beitrage zur Indologie Band ...
by thomaslaw
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Buddhist Syllabus
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Buddhist Syllabus

The following book may be useful for studying both early Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism: Choong Mun-keat. The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism: A Comparative Study Based on the Sutra-anga portion of the Pali Samyutta-Nikaya and the Chinese Samyukta-agama (Series: Beitrage zur Indologie Band 3...
by thomaslaw
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: English translation of the Tibetan text, the sūtra-mātṛkā in the Vastu-saṃgrahaṇī of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: English translation of the Tibetan text, the sūtra-mātṛkā in the Vastu-saṃgrahaṇī of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra

do you mean this text? योगाचारभूमौ वस्तुसंग्रहणी (* yogācārabhūmau vastusaṃgrahaṇī) རྣལ་འབྱོར་སྤྱོད་པའི་ས་ལས་གཞི་བསྡུ་བ། (rnal 'byor spyod pa'i sa las gzhi bsdu ba) http://databases.aibs.columbia.edu/index.php?id=1977d0bdb94db1ba822484ec507b15f9&enc=sanskrit_romanized_title_4_search&coll=tengyur th...
by thomaslaw
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: English translation of the Tibetan text, the sūtra-mātṛkā in the Vastu-saṃgrahaṇī of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: English translation of the Tibetan text, the sūtra-mātṛkā in the Vastu-saṃgrahaṇī of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra

do you mean this text? योगाचारभूमौ वस्तुसंग्रहणी (* yogācārabhūmau vastusaṃgrahaṇī) རྣལ་འབྱོར་སྤྱོད་པའི་ས་ལས་གཞི་བསྡུ་བ། (rnal 'byor spyod pa'i sa las gzhi bsdu ba) http://databases.aibs.columbia.edu/index.php?id=1977d0bdb94db1ba822484ec507b15f9&enc=sanskrit_romanized_title_4_search&coll=tengyur th...
by thomaslaw
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: English translation of the Tibetan text, the sūtra-mātṛkā in the Vastu-saṃgrahaṇī of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: English translation of the Tibetan text, the sūtra-mātṛkā in the Vastu-saṃgrahaṇī of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra

Dear all, Does anyone know any English translation of the Tibetan text, the sūtra-mātṛkā (sūtra matrix) in "the Vastu-saṃgrahaṇī of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra" (Peking edition of Tibetan Tripiṭaka, vol. 111, text no. 5540) ? This text has a Chinese version (T30, no.1579). Thanks. Kind regards, Thomas...
by thomaslaw
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: English translation of the Tibetan text, the sūtra-mātṛkā in the Vastu-saṃgrahaṇī of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra
Replies: 6
Views: 567

English translation of the Tibetan text, the sūtra-mātṛkā in the Vastu-saṃgrahaṇī of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra

Dear all,

Does anyone know any English translation of the Tibetan text, the sūtra-mātṛkā (sūtra matrix) in "the Vastu-saṃgrahaṇī of the Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra" (Peking edition of Tibetan Tripiṭaka, vol. 111, text no. 5540) ? This text has a Chinese version (T30, no.1579). Thanks.

Kind regards,
Thomas
by thomaslaw
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The source of the Chinese dharma words
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: The source of the Chinese dharma words

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:03 am
Its from the sutras!
http://www.3fo.org/article/article.jsp? ... &se=22&f=1

It's one of those things that everyone says and quotes but no one knows the source.
Do you mean it is not entirely from the sutras? :thinking:
by thomaslaw
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The source of the Chinese dharma words
Replies: 3
Views: 547

The source of the Chinese dharma words

Dear Dharma friends, Does anyone know the source of the following Chinese dharma words: 人生難得今已得 ,佛法難聞今既聞, 此身不向今生度, 更待何時度此身? It teaches about the human life is hard to have (in the samsara based on karma), and the Buddha-dhrama is also hard to hear; but now if you have both the human life and Buddha-...
by thomaslaw
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 21
Views: 1081

Re: Emptiness

I would also like to suggest for some like side reading Dependent Origination = Emptiness” —Nāgārjuna’s Innovation? An Examination of the Early and Mainstream Sectarian Textual Sources by Venerable Shì Huìfēng. Good paper for the topic Emptiness. Do you know the published date and the full name of ...
by thomaslaw
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 21
Views: 1081

Re: Emptiness

I'm trying to read the first two google pages. But isn't it empty of inherent existence? You're correct, those first two pages are quite hard to interpret, and understanding 'inherent existence' is quite difficult. The best introduction to emptiness that I know of is by Venerable Thanissaro, Emptin...
by thomaslaw
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 5445

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:12 am
"A fox is basically a dog." :buddha1:
Remember to practice 'right speech' :buddha1: :buddha2:
by thomaslaw
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 5445

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Remember that the founders of Tiantai and Huayan schools are Chinese monks who have made a Chinese Buddhism. These two home-grown schools in China thus came to embody virtually the entirety of Chinese Buddhist philosophy. Though no Indian counterpart of the Tiantai and Huayan schools, both Chinese s...
by thomaslaw
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 5445

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

The origin of the Mahayana Tiantai/Tendai and Huayan teachings on 'the mind' for dependent origination and esoteric views can also be found in the Samyukta sutra. See p. 71 in Choong Mun-keat's book The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism about the teaching of 'subject to arising conditioned by...
by thomaslaw
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 5445

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

One sentient being, one mind, one man, to the exception of others, who dreams up solely and on his own, or thinks up, all creation, is iśvaranirmāṇadṛṣṭi, theism. Remember that the founders of Tiantai and Huayan schools are Chinese monks who have made a Chinese Buddhism. These two home-grown school...
by thomaslaw
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 5445

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

More importantly, think, if I and you and X and Y and this computer and your chair are all merely manifestations of the absolute mind in thought, then after we die, we will be permanent, everlasting, eternal, and imperishable. Or perhaps we are just that, merely temporary manifestations, like waves...
by thomaslaw
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 5445

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

One sentient being, one mind, one man, to the exception of others, who dreams up solely and on his own, or thinks up, all creation, is iśvaranirmāṇadṛṣṭi, theism. Remember that the founders of Tiantai and Huayan schools are Chinese monks who have made a Chinese Buddhism. These two home-grown school...

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