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by WuMing
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Soto Zen Text Project website
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Soto Zen Text Project website

unfortunately the website closed, but the have some news about their translations
by WuMing
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 153
Views: 16504

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Impure vision is trekchö; pure vision is thögal. However, with the latter there is nothing you have to transform. You just have to get really, really, good at integrating with impure vision (trekchö) before you are generally given instructions (thögal) on how to allow pure vision to naturally unfol...
by WuMing
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 153
Views: 16504

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

No one is more precious than anyone else. Either we are all precious, or no one is.
here
by WuMing
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 153
Views: 16504

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

What is your favorite Tantra, Sutra, Song of realization, or whatever comes to mind!


found here
by WuMing
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Schizophrenia and parenthood
Replies: 20
Views: 1007

Re: Schizophrenia and parenthood

It is doubtful, if parents-to-be can really judge about the reduction of suffering for their child. I still think, concentrating on the shortcomings of the child is wrong thinking. The question if the parents are willing and have the ability to raise a child is more important, I believe. Schizophre...
by WuMing
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Schizophrenia and parenthood
Replies: 20
Views: 1007

Re: Schizophrenia and parenthood

Same here. Every person and creature is given chance in the world.. :shrug: Also this kind of interpretation is very much Mengele. Sorry. You missed Jesse's point (as far as I have understood it)! And I guess you don't know what you're talking about. Sorry! It is about reducing suffering and not ab...
by WuMing
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Schizophrenia and parenthood
Replies: 20
Views: 1007

Re: Schizophrenia and parenthood

Imagine your parents decided to have you knowing that you had a sizable chance to inherit some disease like schizophrenia, or aids even. Would you want your parents to have had you? Yeah. Kevin Same here. Every person and creature is given chance in the world.. :shrug: Also this kind of interpretat...
by WuMing
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 153
Views: 16504

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

take his precious and powerful advice on the most powerful dharmapala to heart! I've been a bit curious, who is the most powerful dharmapala? Also, who would be the most fastest dharmapala with quick results and which dharmapala would be the most wisest? Not only that, but which dharmapala would be...
by WuMing
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Best english translation of the bardo thodol?
Replies: 19
Views: 1677

Re: Best english translation of the bardo thodol?

What about the new translation done by Elio Guarisco The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Awakening Upon Dying?

Has anybody read it? Any thoughts about it?
by WuMing
Sat May 20, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Freedom From Buddha Nature by Thanissaro Bhikkhu & Zen Master Dogen
Replies: 52
Views: 1839

Re: Freedom From Buddha Nature by Thanissaro Bhikkhu & Zen Master Dogen

Why would Buddhanature not be impermanence? Because it is a contradiction in terms. Buddhanature is not a conditioned thing. Therefore, it cannot be impermanent. :good: Despite my great admiration for Dogen, I've never quite been able to understand him on this particular point. Then there's Nagarju...
by WuMing
Sun May 14, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 153
Views: 16504

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Contemplation is the best way to remove all problems.
Interaction with spirits
by WuMing
Tue May 09, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Angulimalika Sutra
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: Angulimalika Sutra

related topic/discussion here Angulimala Sutra
by WuMing
Tue May 02, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Angulimala Sutra
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Angulimala Sutra

Grigoris wrote:
WuMing wrote:Sūtra of Aṅgulimālika translated from the Chinese canon T02n0120 by Rulu.
Thank you!
my pleasure!
by WuMing
Tue May 02, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Angulimala Sutra
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Angulimala Sutra

I am searching, but no luck yet. :shrug: Here's a video to keep you occupied in the meantime -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n52XOr5RtIg In this oral interpretation, he seems to be talking about an Advaitin point of view, not a Buddhist. Where in this sutra does the Buddha talk about the reality ...
by WuMing
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Copying sutras using one's blood
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: Copying sutras using one's blood

pael wrote:How widespread practice is copying sutras using one's blood?
I know of a Western Buddhist teacher who received a Heart Sutra Calligraphy from a contemporary Chinese Ch'an Master written with his own blood. So it is still done nowadays, but probably not very widespread, I guess.
by WuMing
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Angulimala Sutra
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Angulimala Sutra

Can anybody point me in the direction of a decent electronic version of the Mahayana Angulimala Sutra? I am having real difficulties finding one. Thanks (in advance)! :namaste: Greg Sūtra of Aṅgulimālika translated from the Chinese canon T02n0120 by Rulu. Aṅgulimāla asked in verse: Mañjuśrī the Dha...
by WuMing
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Is Shikantaza a requisite of being a Soto Zennie?
Replies: 60
Views: 2756

Re: Is Shikantaza a requisite of being a Soto Zennie?

I have not found that part of Bendowa. What he writes there regarding shikan: "[Someone] asks, “Is there nothing to prevent a person who practices this zazen from also performing mantra and quiet-reflection practices?” I say: When I was in China, I heard the true essence of the teachings from a tru...
by WuMing
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Is Shikantaza a requisite of being a Soto Zennie?
Replies: 60
Views: 2756

Re: Is Shikantaza a requisite of being a Soto Zennie?

...or do Soto practitioners also practice Samatha and Vipassana? Thanks, :anjali: no.. there is no samatha or vipassana in soto.. shikan taza is number 1.. there could be other form of zazen practice including koan, but no s/v.. So then, are instructions on how to practice shikan taza 只管打坐 given ri...
by WuMing
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Longde Tantras
Replies: 44
Views: 4318

Re: Dzogchen Longde Tantras

has anyone read these? are they good translations? I have not read them. As for being "good translations", I've seen numerous discussions in various places which concludes that his translations have quite a number of errors and mistakes in them. Such as? Can you give an example of his errors and mi...