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by ratna
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Wylie transliteration for term
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Wylie transliteration for term

Yes, this is adarśa, 'mirror'.
by ratna
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 77
Views: 4512

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

This may lend credence to Malcolm's suggestion that the Heart Sutra could be a Vajrayana period text. While it is possible that the Heart Sutra along with these tantras you mention are of Chinese origin, the burden of proof would be on those seeking to prove such a claim. This is very interesting, ...
by ratna
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 77
Views: 4512

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

I'm not a Sanskritist, and these are not Prajñāpāramitā texts, but I'd like to point out that sarvatriyadhvagatāḥ jināḥ or similar is quite common in the Gaṇḍavyūha, including a few instances in the Bhadracarī. It seems to me that it's not the case that only atītānāgatapratyutpannāḥ buddhāḥ is idiom...
by ratna
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Full Biography of Kunzang Dechen Lingpa
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Full Biography of Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

Fantastic, thanks!
by ratna
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difficulty doing Manjushri practices and prayers due to negative association
Replies: 26
Views: 1219

Re: Difficulty doing Manjushri practices and prayers due to negative association

Well, just to play Devil's advocate, are you sure that he could not have had a change of heart and issued emanations to Jamdudvipa out of pity? Emanation, sure (the last sentence of his quote actually indicates the possibility of magical emanations). But reincarnation, well, he says no. To me it lo...
by ratna
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Unethical behavior in dreams
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Unethical behavior in dreams

Hello, I am wondering if unethical and harmful behavior I have engaged in during dreams will have similar karmic imprints to doing it in waking life at some point. any info around this would be helpful. Thank you. This question was addressed in the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā: Śāriputra : If someo...
by ratna
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difficulty doing Manjushri practices and prayers due to negative association
Replies: 26
Views: 1219

Re: Difficulty doing Manjushri practices and prayers due to negative association

Well, just to play Devil's advocate, are you sure that he could not have had a change of heart and issued emanations to Jamdudvipa out of pity? Emanation, sure (the last sentence of his quote actually indicates the possibility of magical emanations). But reincarnation, well, he says no. To me it lo...
by ratna
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Difficulty doing Manjushri practices and prayers due to negative association
Replies: 26
Views: 1219

Re: Difficulty doing Manjushri practices and prayers due to negative association

3. Is there really a consensus in the Tibetan community that Osel Mukpo is the reincarnation of Mipham the Great? What is the argument that he is? What is the argument that he is not? Mipham the Great said before his death that there he wouldn't be reborn in this world: Now is a critical moment in ...
by ratna
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Khorwa Dongtruk in the Nyingma Kahma
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: Khorwa Dongtruk in the Nyingma Kahma

The Tibetan has just bka' ma dong sprugs (no 'khor ba). In other texts, this contraction refers to Narak Dongtruk of the Kama lineage.

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by ratna
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6387
Views: 594507

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Lukeinaz wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:17 pm
Does any one have the Tibetan verses for the Guru Yoga with White A they would be willing to send me?
Sure, PM your e-mail address.

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by ratna
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6387
Views: 594507

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Jamyang Norbu reminisces about ChNN: Sometime in the mid-eighties Namkhai Norbu visited my uncle Rakra Trulku at the Pestalozzi Children’s Village in Switzerland. During their after-dinner conversation Namkhai Norbu asked my uncle if he would like to experience a “mirror divination” (tib. tra-pab)....
by ratna
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6387
Views: 594507

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Are there any more elaborate explanations available of the Guru Yoga of the White A practice that we're focusing on just now? I have the Guruyoga book, which has a nice, very concise commentary, but I could use a little more elaboration. There's an MP3 with explanation and practice available on Sha...
by ratna
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: chos dbyings mdzod chapter 10 question
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: chos dbyings mdzod chapter 10 question

"Decisive experience" here translates la zlos. See http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/la_bzla_ba.
by ratna
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Longchenpa's refuge prayer
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Does anyone know the source text for the following refuge prayer attributed to Longchenpa? Did he compose it or was it received from an earlier source? I've transcribed it from a recording of Adriano Clemente, who was taught it by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche (sorry for any transcription errors): Namkhai...
by ratna
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Concise Tibetan grammar
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Concise Tibetan grammar

An Introduction to Classical Tibetan by Stephen Hodge would seem to fit the bill.
by ratna
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6387
Views: 594507

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Rare 45% discount for electronically downloadable items. Today and tomorrow only. https://shop.shangshungfoundation.com/en/ seems that it doesn't work for me. How can i get the 45% discount?!? logged in - put an e-book in the basket - then to checkout - no 45% possible.... :shrug: Works for me. Add...
by ratna
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Pearl Rosary collection question
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Pearl Rosary collection question

Lord of Speech.

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