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by Losal Samten
Thu May 14, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Best books on general Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Best books on general Mahayana Buddhism

Shantideva's Bodhisattvacarya (some people prefre the first edition with a blue cover, as it's more lyrical than the later red cover edition) https://www.amazon.com/The-Way-of-Bodhisattva-audiobook/dp/B07DTNBWG5/ Taranatha's Essence of Ambrosia is a superb collection of contemplations; first buildin...
by Losal Samten
Thu May 14, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Latest 84K Sutra
Replies: 15
Views: 2569

Re: Latest 84K Sutra

The Eight Buddhas Aṣṭabuddhaka While the Buddha is dwelling together with a great saṅgha of monks in Śrāvastī, at the garden of Anāthapiṇḍada in the Jeta Grove, the whole universe suddenly begins to shake. The sounds of innumerable cymbals are heard without their being played, and flowers fall, cove...
by Losal Samten
Thu May 07, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Sapan and Harinanda
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Sapan and Harinanda

Quoting JKCL:

"Sakya Paṇḍita, who was the crown jewel of all the scholars of this world,
Defeated a heretic, Harinanda, in debate,
Something no one else is known to have done in Tibet".

Is there any more information on this event?
by Losal Samten
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do a teacher is needed for practicing Mahayana?
Replies: 117
Views: 3275

Re: Do a teacher is needed for practicing Mahayana?

Just did a search for this but not much information... can you recommend a source to learn more about this? I might have the wrong Buddha. Kanakamuni etc. It is something I read a long time ago. forgot where, but the salient point is the assertion in a traditional source that there was a survival o...
by Losal Samten
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Clarifying Light: A Prophecy of the Future
Replies: 0
Views: 260

The Clarifying Light: A Prophecy of the Future

from the Words of the Buddha compiled by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö https://www.lotsawahouse.org/words-of-the-buddha/clarifying-light-prophecy Homage to the Three Jewels. The Blessed One taught the following text, which is of benefit during an evil age. The range of what is called Dharma is liken...
by Losal Samten
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Rinzai Zen Instructional/Dharma Talk Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: Rinzai Zen Instructional/Dharma Talk Videos

Good luck mate!

Great to see more avenues for those interested in Rinzai!

The intro vid, for those link-averse :P:

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by Losal Samten
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: termas found outside of asia?
Replies: 101
Views: 9184

Re: termas found outside of asia?

https://www.academia.edu/35223956/TGSS_MT_2017_7th_week_What_can_we_know_about_early_gter_ma_Handout_4_some_Mah%C4%81y%C4%81na_texts_on_nidhi_nidh%C4%81na "In Śāntideva’s Śikṣāsamuccaya, citing the Sarvapuṇyasamuccaya-samādhi-sūtra: “For, Vimalatejas, the Buddhas and Lords resident in other world sy...
by Losal Samten
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: New Translation: The Teaching on the Aids to Enlightenment
Replies: 0
Views: 572

New Translation: The Teaching on the Aids to Enlightenment

The Teaching on the Aids to Enlightenment Bodhipakṣanirdeśa The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Teaching on the Aids to Enlightenment” Āryabodhipakṣanirdeśanāmamahāyānasūtra In response to a series of queries from Mañjuśrī, Buddha Śākyamuni first exposes the error that prevents sentient beings in general ...
by Losal Samten
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: Upcoming book: "Hidden Zen"

Congratulations! Great work, and thank you! :applause:
by Losal Samten
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Dharma Gems
Replies: 202
Views: 49703

Re: Dharma Gems

Paltrul on Mahayana Practice, from A Brief Guide to the Stages of Meditating on the General Themes of the Ornament to the Prajñāpāramitā Moreover, I also wish to address fortunate individuals of future generations who might feel a desire to train unerringly in the path laid out in Mahāyāna texts. Ev...
by Losal Samten
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Tanluan's Commentary on The Upadeśa on the Sutras of Limitless Life by Vasubandhu
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Tanluan's Commentary on The Upadeśa on the Sutras of Limitless Life by Vasubandhu

"A fully revised and updated editing of Roger Corless's translation of Tanluan's commentary on the Rebirth Treatise attributed to Vasubandhu". Full text: https://www.academia.edu/20446267/A_Commentary_on_The_Upade%C5%9Ba_on_the_Sutras_of_Limitless_Life_with_G%C4%81th%C4%81s_on_the_Resolution_to_be_B...
by Losal Samten
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Dharma Gems
Replies: 202
Views: 49703

Re: Dharma Gems

The Rebirth Treatise of Vasubandhu on the merits of the Pure Land, of Amitābha, and of his retinue of bodhisattvas. Seventeen Merits of the Pure Land: 1. That world surpasses the ways of the three worlds. 2. It is broad and limitless, like space. 3. Wholesome roots which transcend saṃsāra produce gr...
by Losal Samten
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Treatise Resolving Doubts About the Pure Land By Master Yinguang
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Treatise Resolving Doubts About the Pure Land By Master Yinguang

Translated by Charles B. Jones Full text: https://www.academia.edu/6642828/Treatise_Resolving_Doubts_About_the_Pure_Land_Jingtu_jueyi_lun_%E5%87%88%E5%9C%9F%E6%B1%BA%E7%96%91%E8%AB%96_By_Master_Yinguang_%E5%8D%B0%E5%85%89_1861_1947_ Master Yinguang (印光, 1861–1947) is one of the four most influential...
by Losal Samten
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: New Translation: The Sūtra of Questions Regarding Death and Transmigration
Replies: 1
Views: 425

New Translation: The Sūtra of Questions Regarding Death and Transmigration

Āyuṣpattiyathākāraparipṛcchāsūtra Questions Regarding Death and Transmigration contains explanations of Buddhist views on the nature of life and death, and a number of philosophical arguments against non-Buddhist conceptions, notably some based broadly on the Vedas. The sūtra is set in the town of K...
by Losal Samten
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2997
Views: 319534

Re: Music time

by Losal Samten
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to spread blessings of mantra chanting while walking on the streets
Replies: 13
Views: 1133

Re: How to spread blessings of mantra chanting while walking on the streets

From the Karandavyuha tantra, the origin of the Mani. "Those beings who continually possess the six-syllable mahāvidyā and are dedicated to repeating it are meritorious. When they repeat it[...] Ten million tathāgatas reside in each pore of that noble son. Residing there they give their approval, sa...
by Losal Samten
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: New Tranlation: Ratnamegha Sutra
Replies: 13
Views: 1421

New Tranlation: Ratnamegha Sutra

The Jewel Cloud - Ratnamegha The Noble Great Vehicle Sūtra “The Jewel Cloud” - Āryaratnameghanāmamahāyānasūtra On Gayāśīrṣa Hill, Buddha Śākyamuni is visited by a great gathering of bodhisattvas who have traveled miraculously there from a distant world, to venerate him as one who has vowed to libera...
by Losal Samten
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Know How
Replies: 21
Views: 1765

Re: Pure Land Know How

Thanks a lot Vasana! For both posts, they are very valuable. I think I will give Thubten Chodron a try as I am mostly focused on Tibetan Buddhism. :twothumbsup: There is also Mipham's general commentary on Pure Land practice, Sun-Like Instructions of a Sage, which is worth taking note of. A transla...
by Losal Samten
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Know How
Replies: 21
Views: 1765

Re: Pure Land Know How

Is there a difference between Namo Amitabha Buddha and Om Ami Dewa Hri? Except that the second is a mantra more used in tantric buddhism? [Om Ami Dewa Hrih] is a Tibetan corruption of [Om Amitābha Hrih], however it is so diffuse now as to have become canonical. And where did Om Amitābha Hrih come f...

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