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by Nicholas Weeks
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Some Gems From The Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Some Gems From The Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra

The Taisho 417 that Rulu used & vikas quotes is quite different from T. 418 that Harrison translated for BDK. Here is part of the quote above in Harrison's translation: The Buddha said: "By virtue of these dharmas of conduct one brings about the meditation and then masters the Meditation in Which th...
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Attitudes toward vedic astrology?
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Attitudes toward vedic astrology?

Here are the annual predictions from a Canadian Jyotisha(sp.?) for major nations, with most of the focus on USA:

http://www.prasannanjyotish.com/publica ... tlook.html
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: A Garland of Jewels by Jamgon Mipham
Replies: 16
Views: 3788

Re: A Garland of Jewels by Jamgon Mipham

If anyone knows of a free pdf of this Garland of Jewels anywhere, tell us all. You can buy it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1934608033/ or here: https://www.namsebangdzo.com/Garland_of_Jewels_the_Eight_Great_Bodhisattvas_p/15256.htm [/quote] I own the book, but would like a free pdf. But since ...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: A Garland of Jewels by Jamgon Mipham
Replies: 16
Views: 3788

Re: A Garland of Jewels by Jamgon Mipham

Something Jeff Watt wrote when the book came out: What is not stated in this current translation is that this text attributed to and written by Mipham Rinpoche is based on the work of Zhuchen Tsultrim Rinchen (1697-1774) of Dege Gonchen Monastery. Zhuchen was the chief editor of the Dege Tangyur and...
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Master Hua statue
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Master Hua statue

A short video from one of his monasteries in Malaysia:

by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Dezhin Shegpa
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Dezhin Shegpa

Many thanks!
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Dezhin Shegpa
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Dezhin Shegpa

Have seen this as a Karmapa honorific, but what do the words Dezhin Shegpa (Shekpa) mean?
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Hindu with circumflex?
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Hindu with circumflex?

One dictionary says origin is Urdu, from Persian hindū, from Hind, India... :shrug:
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Hindu with circumflex?
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Hindu with circumflex?

While reading an old 1930s book I noticed Hindû used with a diacritical. Same with Hindûsthân. Nowadays I do not see that, is or was that legitimate then?

Maybe like nirvana, hindu is been Englished so often, the diacriticals are ignored??
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon
Replies: 15
Views: 884

Re: Hyongak Sunim fed up with Korean Seon

Whether the Dhamma or Dharma it has always been 'against the stream' of conventional living.

But the sangha will not always be with us publicly. There is such an era as a 'Dharma-ending' age and now is that time.
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Assisted Suicide and euthanasia: Non-Buddhist views
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Assisted Suicide/ euthanasia

The disabled also have a voice - against euthanasia. Some success in No. East USA...

http://notdeadyet.org
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Blue Annals
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: Blue Annals

He certainly does not use what has become standard terminology among Buddhist scholars, but it's generally possible to figure out what the Tibetan was without too much trouble. I wouldn't formulate any new historical theories based on Roerich's translation without checking the Tibetan, though. Any ...
by Nicholas Weeks
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Blue Annals
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: Blue Annals

George Roerich's translation is still in print, also e-book versions (colossal size of files) are available:

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.283021

Any criticism of his translation?
by Nicholas Weeks
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories In English
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories In English

Here are a couple of stories from the Abbot at City of 10000 Buddhas:

http://www.drbachinese.org/vbs/publish/ ... 61p025.pdf

The Vajra Bodhi Sea magazine has many others in some issues:

http://www.drbachinese.org/vbs/publish/main_index.htm
by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Classic English Poetry
Replies: 48
Views: 3036

Re: Classic English Poetry

The Inner Vision Most sweet it is with unuplifted eyes To pace the ground, if path there be or none, While a fair region round the traveller lies Which he forbears again to look upon; Pleased rather with some soft ideal scene, The work of Fancy, or some happy tone Of meditation, slipping in between...
by Nicholas Weeks
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 37
Views: 2220

Re: In Praise of Virtue

Humans themselves are makers of themselves - by virtue of the thoughts which they choose and encourage; for mind is the master-weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance.
James Allen
by Nicholas Weeks
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Political discussions on Dharma Wheel
Replies: 83
Views: 1975

Re: Shantideva?

as Shantideva points out, it is better to wear shoes than to try and cover the world in leather. Nice idiom. Shantideva? Perhaps not original with Shantideva. The older text of the Yoga Vasistha uses a similar simile: When one’s mind is perfected, the whole world appears to him to be full of nectar...
by Nicholas Weeks
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?
Replies: 16
Views: 1481

Re: Does Vajrayana have anything like Feng Shui?

Lama Zopa has said that Feng Shui, after Buddhism, is best. Here is one of the FPMT Venerables who teaches it and wrote a book about it:

by Nicholas Weeks
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
Replies: 15
Views: 1736

Re: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Several talks given at CTTB. The one on the Old Veteran shows the power of Kuan Yin bodhisattva, even when one has only a slight connection.

http://www.cttbusa.org/talks/talks_contents.asp