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by MiphamFan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Language
Topic: 簡 & 集
Replies: 11
Views: 158

Re: 簡 & 集

I don't think so.

Just translating it directly as "simplified history" works pretty well as a translation of curriculum vitae.
by MiphamFan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Language
Topic: 簡 & 集
Replies: 11
Views: 158

Re: 簡 & 集

簡集 is a compoun\d: https://cidian.wenku1.com/%E7%B0%A1%E9%9B%86/ from that definition it simply means "review and combine". 於此經中總有三分。初明能觀智次舍利子下辨所觀境。後以無所得故下顯所得果。 所以無序及流通者於諸般若簡集綱要 。故唯正宗無序流通如觀音經不具三分。 This is the translation of the whole chunk above: The Heart [S^tra] is generally divided into three par...
by MiphamFan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Language
Topic: 簡 & 集
Replies: 11
Views: 158

Re: 簡 & 集

Malcolm quoted a translation of this passage already: Since [this text] selects the essential outlines from all the Prajñāpāramitāsūtras, it has only the main chapter, without introduction and conclusion, just as the Kuan-yin ching (Avalokite$vara-s^tra) is not composed of three sections. An English...
by MiphamFan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Language
Topic: 簡 & 集
Replies: 11
Views: 158

Re: 簡 & 集

"simply collect"/"simple collection" was my immediate intuition as a native speaker of Mandarin.
by MiphamFan
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 38
Views: 696

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

He's been spinning bullshit for years and hasn't even learned Chinese. What I can see from the citations above basically seems like he is looking up dictionary definitions and arbitrarily picking them to suit his needs.
by MiphamFan
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Swat Valley/Oddiyana
Replies: 71
Views: 1024

Re: Swat Valley/Oddiyana

I remember browsing through Google Books in search of Oddiyana one day when I saw this book mention that in some part of India, "Odiyan" was a generic term for a black magician. Can't remember the book or the part of India right now, I think it was about Goa but can't be sure. Anyway, got me thinkin...
by MiphamFan
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2240

Re: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?

I suppose these days it is relatively rare for many. It is unfortunate that this is the case. Residential Dharma Centers with resident Lamas offer an experience that more closely resembles traditional Guru/Chela relations IMO. Living in a community with practitioners, and spending time with Gurus a...
by MiphamFan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2240

Re: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?

MiphamFan, bro, that's perfectly fine. i feel pretty the same. it's just a matter of looking further to find a teacher whom you will 'click' with. it may not happen as fast as we'd like though. also, i feel that situation is more about students than teachers. many western buddhists like to particip...
by MiphamFan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is it rare to spend time with your guru?
Replies: 60
Views: 2240

Re: Is it rare to spew don’t time with you guru?

IME, spending a lot of time with a Teacher helps pickle you in the Dharma. This happens by watching how the Teacher conducts His or Her life, constantly being reminded to practice, and, yes, constantly being corrected when one is not doing something right. Correction may be gentle or not so gentle....
by MiphamFan
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Fiction with Buddhist influences
Replies: 17
Views: 339

Fiction with Buddhist influences

I don't mean in some vague way there are themes that resonate with Buddhism but more prominent features such as it being part of the world-building etc. The Japanese science fiction novel Shinsekai Yori is a good example of what I'm talking about. It is set 1,000 years in the future; humanity has de...
by MiphamFan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Feel like an interchangeable cog
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Feel like an interchangeable cog

Yeah I don't want to work for a charity. I want to work for a green startup or other kind of tech company working on problems that can really help the world.
by MiphamFan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Feel like an interchangeable cog
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Feel like an interchangeable cog

I've been working for just under one and a half years now. In the beginning I was optimistic and thought I could balance work, practice of Dharma, exercise, and study. Gradually I got disillusioned. At this point I feel like my talents are not being utilized and that this job just helps me save up m...
by MiphamFan
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Egg-shaped vase-like thing next to Garab Dorje in images
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: Egg-shaped vase-like thing next to Garab Dorje in images

Initation cards when they wanted to give an empowerment, malas, vajra and bell. Everything a travelling siddha needs.
by MiphamFan
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Egg-shaped vase-like thing next to Garab Dorje in images
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: Egg-shaped vase-like thing next to Garab Dorje in images

It's where you store your stuff. lol ok, but what's the significance of depicting it in a lineage master's thangka? And seemingly only in those of master of Dzogchen, and always on the left, and so ornate for a mere storage bin? I've heard (by Malcolm?) that the "stuff" inside the egg shaped basket...
by MiphamFan
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Practise to recall past incarnations
Replies: 24
Views: 841

Re: Practise to recall past incarnations

According to Abhidharma you need to attain at least the first dhyana then within the first dhyana you can apply your concentration to remembering past lives. Some Theravadins have instructions on this.
by MiphamFan
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: November Nyingthig Yabzhi in Santa Fe
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: November Nyingthig Yabzhi in Santa Fe

Given by Tulku Sangngag Rinpoche check out ewam.org.

Sorry on my phone, not very good for quoting long messages.
by MiphamFan
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: November Nyingthig Yabzhi in Santa Fe
Replies: 2
Views: 334

November Nyingthig Yabzhi in Santa Fe

I booked my air tickets and have registered for the event. I haven't booked accommodation yet but I am probably going to stay at the Santa Fe international hostel. Anyone going?
by MiphamFan
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: boring questions about losing weight
Replies: 31
Views: 703

Re: boring questions about losing weight

Try fasting. I tried 16-8 intermittent fasting before but ended up eating a lot during my eating hours which defeated the point. I extended the fast to 24 hours, and then ate a small meal; this worked for a while but I plateaued. Finally I started doing 36 hour fasts twice a week then thrice a week....
by MiphamFan
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 372
Views: 15618

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Most Buddhist communities are already mainly comprised of ageing boomers. The more stuff like this continues, the less likely any new blood will join. Yes, it is very bad branding. It is. The Buddha definitely understood the issue of branding in forbidding monks to eat elephant, cheetah etc meat.
by MiphamFan
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham
Replies: 372
Views: 15618

Re: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione: Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham

Just my samsaric 2c: One can always apply Occam's razor -- whatever you can ascribe to an ordinary motive, especially along the lines of the 8 worldly concerns, is most likely that. I see nothing wrong in itself of a teacher having a consensual sexual relationship with his students, but a history of...

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