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by mutsuk
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Clarification on terms
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Clarification on terms

Anyway the translation of kadag as "primordial essence" seems faulty in my perception. Indeed, that would be a little misleading or confusing since ka-dag is associated with the Essence (ngo bo) of the natural state, and lhun-grub with rang-bzhin, etc. The semantic fields are very precise. So one f...
by mutsuk
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Clarification on terms
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Clarification on terms

Yeshe Dorje wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:58 am I am wondering if anyone, in this context, could guess at what the Tibetan terms could be that are being translated as 'pure' and 'perfect'
Can you provide a link?
by mutsuk
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Clarification on terms
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Clarification on terms

Thanks for your replies. Would 'primordial essence' also be a legitimate translation of kadrag? Kadag is emptiness, the translation should somehow reflect that. Ka dag means primordial (ka) purity (dag) when it is a noun or primordially pure (adj.). It is short for ka nas dag pa. Since in Dzogchen ...
by mutsuk
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Latest 84K Sutra
Replies: 31
Views: 3838

Re: Latest 84K Sutra

Vikranta is the past participle of vikrama [vi-kram] whose first meaning is that of step, march, stride, as well as pace (not sure of this last one but it seems the meaning is also that in chinese). In this dharani, the infinite stride is to be counted as among the auspicious signs, qualities, or c...
by mutsuk
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Latest 84K Sutra
Replies: 31
Views: 3838

Re: Latest 84K Sutra

Vikranta is the past participle of vikrama [vi-kram] whose first meaning is that of step, march, stride, as well as pace (not sure of this last one but it seems the meaning is also that in chinese). In this dharani, the infinite stride is to be counted as among the auspicious signs, qualities, or ca...
by mutsuk
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Agar 35
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Agar 35

Is this a good idea and is Siddhi Energetics the best online store to get them from? Siddhi Energetics is directed by Joe Wagner. He is a Nyingma practitioner and a very nice individual (also quite knowledgeable in the field of tibetan medical products, etc.). His Siddhi Energetics and his sister s...
by mutsuk
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Tibetan names
Replies: 120
Views: 89053

Re: Tibetan names

SonamTashi wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:53 pm while if Trashi comes first, the person is a female. Is it always like this?
Not necessarily. For example Shardza Rinpoche's (1859–1934) name was Tashi Gyeltsen (bKra shis rgyal mtshan). And he was a male.
by mutsuk
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Gender & Buddhism
Replies: 24
Views: 712

Re: Gender & Buddhism

A translator (Tibetan to German) once told us that "Bodhisattva" in general is any gender. It must not be a he. Can be a she as well with equal likelyness. This makes me assume that gender is of no import for Bodhisattvas. According to Monier-Williams and all skt dictionaries, the genre is masculin...
by mutsuk
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis

If you are looking for Achard's PhD thesis, then it is called "Le Pic des visions, études sur deux techniques contemplatives dans les traditions mying-ma-pa et bonpo de la Grande Perfection". No, this is his DEA thesis. His PhD is L'Essence Perlée du Secret — Recherches Philologiques Historiques su...
by mutsuk
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis

If you are looking for Achard's PhD thesis, then it is called "Le Pic des visions, études sur deux techniques contemplatives dans les traditions mying-ma-pa et bonpo de la Grande Perfection". No, this is his DEA thesis. His PhD is L'Essence Perlée du Secret — Recherches Philologiques Historiques su...
by mutsuk
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsa Lung and Guru Yoga in the Bön tradition vs Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 2097

Re: Tsa Lung and Guru Yoga in the Bön tradition vs Tibetan Buddhism

Dharmaswede wrote: Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:54 pm TWR is part of the liberal wing. Not all Bönpo teachers, especially some old times, share that open approach to the dissemination of the teachings.
Quite sure you don't get things correctly on this issue. It is actually all the reverse.
by mutsuk
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What are you looking for?
Replies: 72
Views: 17395

Re: What are you looking for?

I'm looking for: Charles D. Orzech The "Great Teaching of Yoga," the Chinese Appropriation of the Tantras, and the Question of Esoteric Buddhism Journal of Chinese Religions 34 (2006): 29-78. https://doi.org/10.1179/073776906803525165 It's available via Taylor and Francis but my university doesn't ...
by mutsuk
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Problem with PMs (2)
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: Problem with PMs

Ok! That's working ! Thanks a lot!
by mutsuk
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Problem with PMs (2)
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Problem with PMs (2)

[Referring to this older thread: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?p=426216#p426216 My PM inbox and outbox are 100% full. I've tried to delete everything about a dozen times now but I keep having the following message : The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again. I tried to change the...
by mutsuk
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Exception to the New Anti-Necro-Rule?
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Exception to the New Anti-Necro-Rule?

humble.student wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:51 am well, if the old thread does not die, then it is not really "necro-posting" is it?

That said, I too would like to see the original thread become a sticky, for the sake of convenience.
Oh yes! That would be very useful indeed!
by mutsuk
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

Great posts as always, Mutsuk! I'm curious if you or JLA are working on Longde texts these days and is any publication on this topic, in English or French, expected in the future? I am not sure what JL has in mind. Of course, if something is published, and if it's authorized on DW, I'll announce it...
by mutsuk
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

If you are looking for Longdé teachings, you should try to meet Tokden Rinpoche (of the Drigung Kagyüs). He received the complete transmission from Düdjom Rinpoche and taught the main texts on the Four Symbols from the Kama around the late 1980s in France. He very well knows how the practice should...
by mutsuk
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

Sadly there just doesn't seem to be a lot on VB translated into English I'm sure you have Norbu Rinpoche's transcripts of teachings, right? There's a longer transcript, issued in the 1980s, that has lots of details, but only on the yogic/dzogchen part of the practice, not on the tantric aspect. Don...
by mutsuk
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

The brief description of the three dakinis is in the Kama where they are described as follows: 1. Barwai Dongchen is blue (sometimes black) with one face, two arms, naked, with three eyes, bone ornaments, holding a curved-knife in the right hand and a skull-cup in the left. 2. Khala Shekma is red wi...
by mutsuk
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Sten Anspal thesis question
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: Sten Anspal thesis question

If you are looking for Longdé teachings, you should try to meet Tokden Rinpoche (of the Drigung Kagyüs). He received the complete transmission from Düdjom Rinpoche and taught the main texts on the Four Symbols from the Kama around the late 1980s in France. He very well knows how the practice should ...

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