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by Fortyeightvows
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum
Replies: 56
Views: 2026

Re: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum

PSM wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:46 pm
This would obviously be a question best directed at Malcolm, but what is the best route to being as educated as he is? I have been to many seminars etc., but they are not not in the same level of detail nor deal with the same topics which Malcolm talks about.
Online forums of course :jumping:
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?

My sense of Amitabha, being red, in the West, is that he is the setting sun. Vairocana being bright and associated with white, is the noon day sun.
:good:
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What are you looking for?
Replies: 68
Views: 12120

Re: What are you looking for?

I'm looking for: Charles D. Orzech The "Great Teaching of Yoga," the Chinese Appropriation of the Tantras, and the Question of Esoteric Buddhism Journal of Chinese Religions 34 (2006): 29-78. https://doi.org/10.1179/073776906803525165 It's available via Taylor and Francis but my university doesn't ...
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?

PSM wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:45 am
Not Amitabha?
Vairocana when they translate it is literally ‘great sun tataghata’

But now that you mention it, that would make sense with Amitabha, it is just rare that I see or hear Amitabha translated, so it didn’t come to mind.
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation
Replies: 167
Views: 3706

Re: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation

tobes wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:56 am
To be frank about it, and I'm only talking about myself here:
That is my story also
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Found bodhi mala. 94 beads?
Replies: 32
Views: 500

Re: Found bodhi mala. 94 beads?

heart wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:35 am
Fortyeightvows wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:01 am
heart wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:05 am


Yes, that is a classic mala for prostrations.
27 beads for prostrations
How about the 21 bead mala ?
27 x 4 = 108 The size make it easy to hold in the hand while doing prostrations. 21 bead mala don't have any use in my universe. :smile:

/magnus
But why the 21 bead mala ?
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?

Yes, white and red for male and female of course.
But I think when a person thinks of solar deity they think of Vairocana
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Found bodhi mala. 94 beads?
Replies: 32
Views: 500

Re: Found bodhi mala. 94 beads?

heart wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:05 am
KonchogUrgyenNyima wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:01 am
Thank you! Would this also work for 27 beads?
Yes, that is a classic mala for prostrations.
27 beads for prostrations
How about the 21 bead mala ?
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum
Replies: 56
Views: 2026

Re: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum

I still think that someone should ask him back
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Shurangama sutra is refered as end of time sutra?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Why Shurangama sutra is refered as end of time sutra?

I mean does the sutra actually say
empting wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:45 pm
that it will be the first to mark end of era?
?
by Fortyeightvows
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?

PeterC wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:08 am
Take it up with Zeus, Indra, Yahweh and the rest of the crowd...
Sorry, I don't get your meaning.
Those deitys you names are all sky-fathers.
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Shurangama sutra is refered as end of time sutra?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Why Shurangama sutra is refered as end of time sutra?

Does the sutra actually say that ?
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?

the sky-father / earth-mother pairing is hypothesized to originate with proto-indo-european beliefs. The reconstructed pair is labelled Dyeus and Dhegom by academics. If that theory is correct, then all the other sky-father figures derived from or were influenced by these beliefs. (I'm not familiar...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?
Replies: 33
Views: 1539

Re: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?

In some sense, all mudras are sign language. Also we could probably say something about the term sign language. as for the term "sign language" its pretty cut and dry like any any language it will have to meet certain criteria to be classed as one as opposed to coded systems such as braille, or Mor...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?
Replies: 15
Views: 253

the goddess Amaterasu...but why a goddess?

Usually solar deitys are male, but Amaterasu is a goddess. Why?
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Hong Kong.
Replies: 90
Views: 1693

Re: Hong Kong.

the ccp won't be around forever. I think HK will be better off to join with china. If they remain independent they will embrace even more "western" "values" and will end up succumbing to degeneracy. England's government has alot of the same policys that the west says are so bad about china. A democr...
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?
Replies: 33
Views: 1539

Re: Is there a sign language equivalent to NMRK?

In some sense, all mudras are sign language.

Also we could probably say something about the term sign language.
by Fortyeightvows
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: Dying process body dissipation stages: inevitable pain experiences? Are Bhikkus / monks exempt from such pains?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Dying process body dissipation stages: inevitable pain experiences? Are Bhikkus / monks exempt from such pains?

My lama told me a story once of how when he was younger he had a bad fever and while he was being taken to the hospital he started to see the smoke and the light sparks and the gleam and all that. He thought to himself ‘I think I’ve read about this before’ and then realized ‘oh, I am dying!’ He star...
by Fortyeightvows
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: big hello
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: big hello

Hello friend

FYI, there are are some dharma books available in braille.

https://www.lamayeshe.com/article/visually-impaired

And after I win the lottery, I will also have some sutras put into braille as well.
by Fortyeightvows
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Cremation of Sogyal Rinpoche
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Cremation of Sogyal Rinpoche

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