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by humble.student
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Was CTR the first lama in the US?
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Was CTR the first lama in the US?

The Dilowa Hutukhtu arrived in the US in 1951... http://www.studiesincomparativereligion.com/public/articles/Dilowa_Gegen_Hutukhtu_.aspx ^^^Good find!^^^ Owen Lattimore brought him over to the US, and translated his memoirs as I recall. John Blofeld mentions him in his memoirs. I have a vague feeli...
by humble.student
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Yim-wai nation
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Yim-wai nation

Next to an Ashokan pillar, makes sense.
by humble.student
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Was CTR the first lama in the US?
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Was CTR the first lama in the US?

The Dilowa Hutukhtu arrived in the US in 1951...

http://www.studiesincomparativereligion ... khtu_.aspx
by humble.student
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Yim-wai nation
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Yim-wai nation

pemachophel wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:21 am
Wow! Thanks so much.
You're welcome.

I want to add that there is a searchable text version of Ding's dictionary available here, among other resources:
http://glossaries.dila.edu.tw/
This is most useful when the unknown word is not a head-word, as in this case.
by humble.student
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen and patriotism
Replies: 22
Views: 428

Re: Zen and patriotism

Addressing the post-script: See Brian Victoria's books.
by humble.student
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Yim-wai nation
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Yim-wai nation

I spoke too soon: 丁福保 gives the following entry: 俱睒彌 【地名】Kauśāmbi,又作拘剡彌。作佛形像經作「拘鹽惟國。」造立形像福報經作「拘羅瞿國。」優填王經作「拘深國。」十誦律三十作「俱舍彌國。」經律異相六作「拘翼國。」 皆舊譯家之稱。新稱憍賞彌,憍閃彌。優填王之治國也。西域記五曰:「憍賞彌國,舊曰 拘睒彌國,訛也。」慧琳音義二十六曰:「拘剡彌,此云不靜,亦云藏有也。」可洪音義三 曰:「拘邏,國名也。或云鳩睒,或云憍尚彌。」大乘日子王所問經曰:「一時佛在憍閃彌 瞿尸羅林。」 I hope this clarifies things somew...
by humble.student
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Yim-wai nation
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Yim-wai nation

Well, I have not been able to track down Sharf's translation just yet, that can wait until tomorrow, but the online Chinese Buddhist canon on CBETA has no other listing for "鹽惟國", nor have any of the standard dictionaries I have been able to check quickly. T692 aside, there are also no other referen...
by humble.student
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Yim-wai nation
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Yim-wai nation

Do we have a more specific reference, or a full quote? Since the Taisho canon is in Chinese, it may be the case that "Yin-wai" simply means "outside India", but we would have to see the characters. Edit: have double-checked as this sounded familiar: it is either T692 or 693, the former of which has ...
by humble.student
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What are you looking for?
Replies: 52
Views: 9687

Re: Rebirth: Tibetan Game of Liberation

I have an old copy of the book/game Rebirth: Tibetan Game of Liberation by Mark Tatz & Jody Kent. Sadly there was a problem with the printing and some pages are missing while others appear twice. As far as I can tell there has only been one printing. Does anyone else have a copy of the book and if ...
by humble.student
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Uṣṇīṣacakravartitantra
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Uṣṇīṣacakravartitantra

As mentioned above, this is a tantra, with all that that involves. Religious questions aside, if you want to consider learning Classical Chinese, then why not? If you devote an hour or two a day to study, you will make progress. There are now a bunch of very good grammars, readers and resources for ...
by humble.student
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 7098

Re: What is reborn after death?

I’m asking whether there are suttas or sutras where it is reported that Gautama Buddha gave a teaching on “the period between death and the next birth” or about “a spirit composed of subtle types of the five skandhas (aggregates)”? Yes, in the Garbhavakrantisutra, (the Sutra on entry into the womb).
by humble.student
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 7098

Re: What is reborn after death?

Being of the intermediate state is reborn. It is called "gandharva" or "gandhabba" in the Sravakayana sutras/suttas. It is mentioned in the sutras, but all of the early schools did not accept it. What? A gandharva is a class of beings. Not all sentient beings arise as gandharva. Do you mean as an e...
by humble.student
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seeing in the Dark
Replies: 21
Views: 2571

Re: Seeing in the Dark

Hatchell's book "Naked Seeing" goes into this in some depth, as I recall, but as to the accuracy of his take, that is another matter.
by humble.student
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Searching for a Teacher
Replies: 50
Views: 2564

Re: Searching for a Teacher

There is a lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in Thailand that comes from Norlha Hutuktu, brought there by some Chinese monks back in the 30s or 40s. The writer John Blofeld, who lived in Thailand, was on close terms with the then abbot. I think this is an associated Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com...
by humble.student
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Intro books for someone with science/philosophy background
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Intro books for someone with science/philosophy background

I have the same sort of background as you, and sometimes wonder about this. I was recommended just today this book, which came out recently: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-golden-age-of-indian-buddhist-philosophy-9780198732662 For Tibetan Buddhism, either of John Powers' introductions c...
by humble.student
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Caodong vs. Soto
Replies: 27
Views: 1899

Re: Caodong vs. Soto

This article by Robert Sharf, who was mentioned earlier, has just been uploaded, and while it is not directly about the thread topic, it contains some incidental material on the Sanbokyodan and related topics. https://www.academia.edu/37431629/Why_B ... ristians_1
by humble.student
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Shaolin Monks diet - what is it?
Replies: 26
Views: 11091

Re: Shaolin Monks diet - what is it?

The root of the confusion in due to the fact that many of the so-called "martial monks" are not fully ordained monks at all, leaving aside the 'pretend monks' who travel and do martial arts demos in robes, the majority are laypeople who receive 5, or 8 precepts, and who maintain the other monastic r...
by humble.student
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Hair empowerment
Replies: 14
Views: 3268

Re: Hair empowerment

I recently received one such empowerment during the course of a transmission of a cycle of teachings which included all the proverbial “bells and whistles”. The presiding lama, a Nyingma monk with a shaved head (or very closely cropped hair), received the terma directly from the terton himself, who ...
by humble.student
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Jobs that serve alcohol?
Replies: 49
Views: 2416

Re: Jobs that serve alcohol?

From the Bodhisattva Precepts (Brahma Net Sutra): The Ten Major Precepts 5. Selling Alcohol “Buddha-Sons, one should not sell alcohol or incite others to sell alcohol, through any causes, conditions, methods, or karmas. One should not sell any kind of alcohol because it can cause one to commit sins....
by humble.student
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Charging for Dharma
Replies: 132
Views: 4870

Re: Charging for Dharma

ChNN’s recent retreat policy change is pretty amazing. Retreats are free and the one’s who organize (and who can afford it) foot the bill. Then each student pays what they can. That’s the way it should be in the west at least. I've noticed that this is fairly common, if not the 'mainstream' policy ...

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