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by humble.student
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 254
Views: 15841

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Nicholas Weeks wrote: Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:45 pm The effect of killing a future human stops their chances to improve merit or good karma. Who knows how many sages or virtuous people are not here because of the butchery.
These sages and virtuous people are paying off their bad karma in the process, are they not?
by humble.student
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 80
Views: 2629

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

“Mr Strange's letters are full of sage advice and remarkable insights into the condition of English magic. Why, only the other day Mr Tantony wrote and asked Mr Strange for a spell to make it stop raining – we get a great deal of rain in our part of Nottinghamshire. The very next day Mr Strange wro...
by humble.student
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 80
Views: 2629

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

yagmort wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:36 pm
fckw wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:39 am If anyone is willing to look into practices used by Sakta-sects, there is a fascinating read on this topic by Alexis Sanderson
can not open file. is it just me?
It's just you. Remove the last full stop from the end of the url and it should be fine.
by humble.student
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: Suzuki's translation of the Kyōgyōshinshō
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Suzuki's translation of the Kyōgyōshinshō

If you want, I may be able to take some pictures of a few pages, if you tell me what you'd like to see or compare.
by humble.student
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis

JL told me years ago that he'd like to have the DEA thesis published in the series I am in charge of — the Tibetica Hermetica series — but he's been busy with other projects. A part of this DEA thesis — the translation of the gNad-drug text of the ZZNG — was separately published in 2007 (with a gig...
by humble.student
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis

If you are looking for Achard's PhD thesis, then it is called "Le Pic des visions, études sur deux techniques contemplatives dans les traditions mying-ma-pa et bonpo de la Grande Perfection". No, this is his DEA thesis. His PhD is L'Essence Perlée du Secret — Recherches Philologiques Historiques su...
by humble.student
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Time Management Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Time Management Experience

Hi, modern lives can be quite messy and full of activities and it is really hard to find time for anything with all these distractions. So since I am failing in many tasks and my daily practice is as irregular as it can be I want to ask you about advice. How do you manage your activities? Do you ha...
by humble.student
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Guanyin's method
Replies: 36
Views: 1353

Re: Guanyin's method

I'm interested in contemporary Chinese Buddhism because I want to know how this is resonating and playing out among Chinese as an influence. I noticed news recently that the mainland Chinese government is turning up the heat on Buddhists along with other religious. My immediate reaction is, Buddhis...
by humble.student
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis

Anyone have a copy of Jean-Luc Achard thesis on The Lamp for the Eye of Contemplation? it is named "The Lamp for the Eye of Contemplation, the bSam-gtan mig-sgron by gNubs-chen Sangs-rgyas ye-shes : hermeneutical study with English translation and critical edition of a Tibetan Buddhist text on cont...
by humble.student
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha or Coffee: Choose One
Replies: 35
Views: 954

Re: Buddha or Coffee: Choose One

Matt J wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:44 pm I had to make this choice. It wasn’t pleasant.
So you like an extra scoop of Samsara with your Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino® ?
by humble.student
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What are you looking for?
Replies: 72
Views: 17287

Re: What are you looking for?

mutsuk wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:27 pm If you read French, there's also a famous book (the best maybe on the subject) by Michel Strickmann : Mantras et Mandarins. The style is just gorgeous.
This book has been announced in English translation for some years now; looking on Amazon, I note the date is 2022, so I wouldn't hold my breath.
by humble.student
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: Suzuki's translation of the Kyōgyōshinshō
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Suzuki's translation of the Kyōgyōshinshō

Zhen Li wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:14 pm Does anyone have access to a PDF of Suzuki's translation of the Kyōgyōshinshō. The hardcopy book is quite expensive.
I don't think there was a digital edition. The Inagaki translation is online, courtesy of the BDK, but I'm sure you knew that.
by humble.student
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: “Equivalent” of sādhana in Chinese Buddhism?
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: “Equivalent” of sādhana in Chinese Buddhism?

Any links? Well what did you want to know exactly? I mean, when I said there were loads, I meant just that. In English though, not so much, although you'll find a good few Guanyin practices translated. Offhand, the main ones would be Guanyin, Amitabha, Kshitigarbha, Akashagarbha, Cundi, Medicine Bu...
by humble.student
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 8445

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

You know, the whole idea that someone needs to authorize people to give empowerments / teachings is a little strange. I think part of the reason why it so prevalent in the West is bc TB has been transmitted here via big institutions. Big institutions are into authorization, levels, titles, etc. Loo...
by humble.student
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: “Equivalent” of sādhana in Chinese Buddhism?
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: “Equivalent” of sādhana in Chinese Buddhism?

Any links? Well what did you want to know exactly? I mean, when I said there were loads, I meant just that. In English though, not so much, although you'll find a good few Guanyin practices translated. Offhand, the main ones would be Guanyin, Amitabha, Kshitigarbha, Akashagarbha, Cundi, Medicine Bu...
by humble.student
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientists Have 'Woken Up' Microbes Trapped Under The Seafloor For 100 Million Years
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: Scientists Have 'Woken Up' Microbes Trapped Under The Seafloor For 100 Million Years

I'm sure this has been the plot of some sci-fi-horror novel or film...

(Smilla's Sense of Snow? The Thing??)
by humble.student
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What are you looking for?
Replies: 72
Views: 17287

Re: What are you looking for?

Well, was anyone looking for something?
by humble.student
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Exception to the New Anti-Necro-Rule?
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Exception to the New Anti-Necro-Rule?

well, if the old thread does not die, then it is not really "necro-posting" is it?

That said, I too would like to see the original thread become a sticky, for the sake of convenience.
by humble.student
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: “Equivalent” of sādhana in Chinese Buddhism?
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: “Equivalent” of sādhana in Chinese Buddhism?

Does Chinese Buddhism have devotional texts to particular Buddhas or Bodhisattvas, like the Tibetan sādhanas? Some prayers, mantra recitation, etc to that Buddha/Bodhisattva? I know Japanese Jōdo Shū has a service called “otsutome” in praise of Amitābha Buddha. But are there similar services for sa...
by humble.student
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Why do so many forum users use only the Wylie transliteration for Tibetan words?
Replies: 15
Views: 660

Re: Why do so many forum users use only the Wylie transliteration for Tibetan words?

There seem to be a couple of good courses for the spoken language in English, but only Wilson's Translating Buddhism from Tibetan for the classical language. There's also this: https://www.amazon.com/Classical-Tibetan-Reader-Selections-Glossaries/dp/1614290792/ and this (2 vols.): https://www.amazo...

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