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by Temicco
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is Enlightenment and why does the Lotus Sutra have the monopoly on it?
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: What is Enlightenment and why does the Lotus Sutra have the monopoly on it?

The Lotus later relates the actual ritual around the delivery of the Lotus sermon wherein the Tathagata Prabhutaratna appears in his stupa and the buddhas of the ten directions are assembled, and only then is the Lotus sermon actually delivered. But the text doesn't actually convey the authentic te...
by Temicco
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Language
Topic: rdo rje 'chang vs. rdo rje 'dzin
Replies: 3
Views: 347

rdo rje 'chang vs. rdo rje 'dzin

Is there a difference between the original Sanskrit for rdo rje 'chang and rdo rje 'dzin? I feel like it must not be "Vajradhara" for both, because why would the Tibetans have used two different words when translating the same name? So, are there indeed originally two separate Sanskrit terms?
by Temicco
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche

I don't know of any controversies around Gangteng Tulku. I along with a few of my teachers have received teachings and empowerments from Ganteng Tulku. I haven't been around him too much, but I was impressed with what I saw. Also Rinpoche has a three-year retreat program for Westerners somewhere in...
by Temicco
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche

I'll have the chance to move cities in a few months, so I'm surveying the Buddhist centres in the different cities I'm considering. One such centre is associated with Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche. I haven't heard of this teacher, so I was wanting to hear people's thoughts about him. This particular centr...
by Temicco
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2964

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

passel wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:55 pm
b) divergent evolution- a common body of probably early Indian textual sources that both are drawing from.
Or, oral instructions.

(You raise some interesting points.)
by Temicco
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Death of Shalu Buton reincarnation, Tenzin Gendun Chokyi Nyima
Replies: 0
Views: 857

Death of Shalu Buton reincarnation, Tenzin Gendun Chokyi Nyima

From a notice from Shalu monastery, written in Tibetan, that somebody sent me. I don't know who it's about, but maybe somebody here does. Any errors in translation are my own: " Sad news of the passing of the supreme Tenzin Gendun Chokyi Nyima, nirmanakaya of the omnicient Shalu Buton: Supreme nirma...
by Temicco
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2964

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

Yes, I agree. So do the later texts that I mention. Those later texts are hundreds of years apart from the early ones, so there is actually a big gap during the Tang era. That is true. Even Huango arguably does, too. He does not. He merely mentions sitting peacefully. But throughout the text he den...
by Temicco
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2964

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

What was your point about them again? That they discuss actual meditation methods. Yes, I agree. So do the later texts that I mention. Even Huango arguably does, too. Starting when do you propose that Caodong incorporated the same kanhua path? I have no information on that. But it seems that the Mi...
by Temicco
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2964

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

Which instructions, specifically? Do you mean e.g. the Lengqie shizi ji? I mean the works like the Ru dao an xin yao fangbian famen 入道安心要方便法門, Xiu xin yao lun 修心要論, Dasheng wu fangbian 大乘五方便, Yuan ming lun 圓明論, and Guanxin lun 觀心論. What was your point about them again? It was a short lived project ...
by Temicco
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2964

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

but they show quite clearly that the idea that "zen masters like Huangbo and Yunmen, Wumen, Bodhidharma, never taught nor sat seated meditation to realize true nature" is not the case. But what is lacking are the Tang era instructions by the ancestors of the so called five schools (note: there are ...
by Temicco
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2964

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

Ehu Dayi's Zuochan Ming ("Inscription on Sitting Meditation") Foxin Bencai's Zuochan yi ("Guidelines for Sitting Meditation") Changlu Zongze's Zuochan yi ("Guidelines for Sitting Meditation") Those are works from the 12th and 14th centuries, plus they are rather short, more like reminders than manu...
by Temicco
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 37
Views: 2964

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

To add to other comments, here's my usual list of counterevidence to this view: Ehu Dayi's Zuochan Ming ("Inscription on Sitting Meditation") Foxin Bencai's Zuochan yi ("Guidelines for Sitting Meditation") Changlu Zongze's Zuochan yi ("Guidelines for Sitting Meditation") Huangbo's definition of what...
by Temicco
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 4745

Re: No end to samsara?

I'm starting to think that the underlying (rhetorical) idea is that Buddhahood doesn't consist of "ending" samsara, but rather consists of not distinguishing between samsara and nirvana, as is taught in e.g. Zen. Anyway, I don't want to engender too much speculation...
by Temicco
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Khaywang ?
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Khaywang ?

Gatinho wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:04 pm
Can anyone alleviate my ignorance by explaining what the term 'khaywang' means when prefixed to a lama's name?

Thanks.
probably mkhas dbang, which means "king of scholars" as pemachopel says. For some uses of it prefixed to teachers' names, see e.g. here or here.
by Temicco
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: 'nāma' in nāmamahāyānasūtra
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: 'nāma' in nāmamahāyānasūtra

At a guess, I think ‘nama’ has an esoteric dimension, as for example in the invocation ‘namo tassa bhagavato...’ which every Buddhist recites. So it is more like an invocation than a grammatical signifier - like ‘the holy name’, the recitation or saying of which itself conveys blessings or causes o...
by Temicco
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: 'nāma' in nāmamahāyānasūtra
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: 'nāma' in nāmamahāyānasūtra

A lot of Mahāyāna sūtrāṇi have short names (e.g. Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtram) , and also longer names (e.g. something "like" Āryasaddharmapuṇḍarīkanāmamahāyānasūtram) . The "ārya" prefix makes sense, but what of the "nāma" infix? I presume this means something like "named". So Āryasaddharmapuṇḍarīkanā...
by Temicco
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: What about Phagmotrupa?
Replies: 15
Views: 1086

Re: What about Phagmotrupa?

For a figure that supposedly spawned eight lineages, there seems to be surprisingly little information on him. No bio in English that I’ve come across, he’s rarely quoted in the manuals, tho this direct disciples (Drigingpa, Lingje Repa...) are copiously cited. What gives? What’s Phagmotrupa’s stor...
by Temicco
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 4745

Re: No end to samsara?

Yes, but the matter at hand is whether samsara can end for individuals, whether individuals can become unconfused -- PD seems to be saying this isn't possible. You need more of the text and a teaching on the text. If a Khenpo said that then I would ask if Phakmodrupa was referring in some sense to ...
by Temicco
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 4745

Re: No end to samsara?

Really, the question is just, what rationale is there behind the idea that samsara doesn't end? Clearly people become unconfused. As for individual samsara, that is how it is framed in basically every tradition. There are many teachings that discuss how certain practices etc. will end samsara and b...
by Temicco
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 4745

Re: No end to samsara?

I guess the question is how can a "self" become unconfused ? Really, the question is just, what rationale is there behind the idea that samsara doesn't end? Clearly people become unconfused. As for individual samsara, that is how it is framed in basically every tradition. There are many teachings t...

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