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by Losal Samten
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Latest 84K Sutra
Replies: 31
Views: 3774

Re: Latest 84K Sutra

The Teaching of Akṣayamati Akṣayamatinirdeśa The bodhisatva Akṣayamati arrives in our world from the buddha field of the buddha Samantabhadra. In response to Śāriputra’s questions, Akṣayamati gives a discourse on the subject of imperishability. In all, Akṣayamati explains that there are eighty diffe...
by Losal Samten
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Sutra on the Residence of Manjushri
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: The Sutra on the Residence of Manjushri

84000 Translation The Dwelling Place of Mañjuśrī first presents a dialogue between Mañjuśrī and Śāriputra regarding the activity of “dwelling” (vihāra) during meditation, the nature of dharmas, and the “true nature” (tathatā). This opens into a conversation between Mañjuśrī and a large gathering of ...
by Losal Samten
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3162
Views: 363472

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by Losal Samten
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisatva's way of life translations
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Bodhisatva's way of life translations

明安 Myoan wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:22 pmChapter 6 on the Perfection of Patience is very helpful for anger.
The Dalai Lama's book Healing Anger: The Power of Patience from a Buddhist Perspective is a very good commentary on that particular chapter.
by Losal Samten
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3162
Views: 363472

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by Losal Samten
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3162
Views: 363472

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by Losal Samten
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: a confession
Replies: 20
Views: 859

Re: a confession

floatingbubbles07 wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:13 pmHow exactly do you do purification and penance?
Three Heaps Sutra and the 35 Confessional Buddhas is the standard Mahayana purification practice.
by Losal Samten
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sacred Passage Tsa-tsa
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Sacred Passage Tsa-tsa

Heh, I was joking with the post, but that information is actually supremely useful; :heart:

I may even call on your help at some point :tongue:
by Losal Samten
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sacred Passage Tsa-tsa
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Sacred Passage Tsa-tsa

pemachophel wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:41 pmThat being said, I also think it's time for Western TB practitioners to learn to do these kinds of funerary practices for ourselves.
No plans to set up your own website to help Westerners (at a lower cost)?
by Losal Samten
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8654

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Malcolm wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:15 pmThe hair empowerment is an add on. It’s not part of the main Troma empowerment.
Any history on why it was added?
by Losal Samten
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: AKB, Ch. 1, V. 11-13d: Avijnapti-rupa
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: AKB, Ch. 1, V. 11-13d: Avijnapti-rupa

Malcolm wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:00 pmSometimes I think I shouldn’t bother contributing to this discussion, even though I am the only person here who has actually received teachings on this text in its entirety.
Chin up, bro! Your Dharma posts are always appreciated, even if people don't express it enough!.
by Losal Samten
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8654

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Malcolm wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:51 amThe funny thing is, the striped zen is strictly a Tibetan innovation. Ancient ngakpas during the Imperial period wore white, head to toe.
Why not blue?
by Losal Samten
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 95
Views: 2554

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

Malcolm wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:34 pmEven a tenth stage bodhisattva does not have the omniscience of a samyaksambuddha.
They're still called omniscient though iirc? What's the difference between the omniscience of one and the other?
by Losal Samten
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3162
Views: 363472

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by Losal Samten
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3162
Views: 363472

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by Losal Samten
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3162
Views: 363472

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by Losal Samten
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Requirements to be reborn in Guru Padmasambhava's pure land?
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: Requirements to be reborn in Guru Padmasambhava's pure land?

Kunzang Dechen Lingpa's Aspiration prayer to Zangdok Palri states, "When the time of death arrives, if this is recited just once with intense faith and yearning, without any doubt at all one will definitely be born in the Lotus Light Palace; what need to mention whether or not those who recite this ...
by Losal Samten
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 14361

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

Beyond this, there is the fact that Tibetan Buddhists such as myself only read the the smaller Sukhavativyuha. This does not mean that the large sūtra is invalid, it was just never translated into Tibetan, and thus, plays no part in Tibetan Buddhist understandings of Sukhavati. Interesting; any ide...
by Losal Samten
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Illuminated Buddhist manuscripts British library
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Illuminated Buddhist manuscripts British library

Very nice! https://www.bl.uk/britishlibrary/~/media/bl/global/dst%20discovering%20sacred%20texts/collection%20items/japanese-lotus-sutra-or_13926_f001r.jpg https://www.bl.uk/britishlibrary/~/media/bl/global/dst%20discovering%20sacred%20texts/collection%20items/japanese-lotus-sutra-or_13926_f002r.jpg

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