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by thomaslaw
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Buddha and Brahma
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: Buddha and Brahma

According to SN 6.1 (in Brahma Samyutta of SN), it shows that just after the Buddha becomes fully enlightened, he considers whether it would be better for him not to teach others the Dharma/Dhamma he has discovered. He regards the Dhamma he has discovered as profound, hard to see and understand for ...
by thomaslaw
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Buddha and Brahma
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Buddha and Brahma

by thomaslaw
Tue May 21, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Kalachakra deity, Tantric Buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: Kalachakra deity, Tantric Buddhism

Consort practice (as presented in the Tantric Buddhist tradition) clearly refers to both the physical and mental contact with the opposite sex Correct. However consort practice is not sex. The analogy I was taught is that stabbing someone with a knife is violence. However a surgeon also will cut so...
by thomaslaw
Tue May 21, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Kalachakra deity, Tantric Buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: Kalachakra deity, Tantric Buddhism

Read it slowly & try to digest it. My understanding of it is that consort practice and "sex" are mutually exclusive. Could you please explain? Consort practice (as presented in the Tantric Buddhist tradition) clearly refers to both the physical and mental contact with the opposite sex (it seems nev...
by thomaslaw
Mon May 20, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Kalachakra deity, Tantric Buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: Kalachakra deity, Tantric Buddhism

Relying on a Sealing Partner ... Because they have gained full mastery over their energy-winds and channels, such practitioners never have the danger of experiencing the ordinary bliss of orgasmic emission that would either prevent or destroy their generation of a greatly blissful deep awareness. T...
by thomaslaw
Tue May 14, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Kalachakra deity, Tantric Buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 908

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: 692

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: 316

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: 600

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: 600

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: 692

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: 692

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: 692

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: 692

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: 592

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: 592

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: 1228

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: 1228

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: 6052

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: 6052

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...

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