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by humble.student
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Podcast - Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: Podcast - Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Update of sorts to this thread: the author of the first book in the thread has just published the namthars mentioned earlier, along with a good selection of the letters between Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tare Lhamo. It's called "Inseparable across Lifetimes." The earlier book is scholarship of the...
by humble.student
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Boundless Vision Tulku Tsolo
Replies: 24
Views: 2720

Re: Boundless Vision Tulku Tsolo

Does anyone here have experience with this text? https://www.amazon.com/Boundless-Vision-Manual-Dzogchen-Changter/dp/1985102846/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522255581&sr=8-1&keywords=boundless+visión I havent read it but I find it quite odd that Dowman "edited" a Tulku Thondup translation. This could be...
by humble.student
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 1390

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

Basically, the problem is people. Well, as Stalin, pictured above (and in case you were wondering why Soviet levels of incarceration were so low), allegedly said: "Death solves all problems — No man, no problem." That quote is actually from a novel written by Anatoly Rybakov in the late 80s, Childr...
by humble.student
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Marxism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 1390

Re: Marxism and Buddhism

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Basically, the problem is people.
Well, as Stalin, pictured above (and in case you were wondering why Soviet levels of incarceration were so low), allegedly said:

"Death solves all problems — No man, no problem."
by humble.student
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Numerology?
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Buddhist Numerology?

There are a number of "Buddhist" numerological methods extant in China and the Chinese-speaking world. One of them, "Bodhidharma's Fistful of Gold" was used to check whether a candidate for ordination was to be accepted or not. This was based on the Heavenly Stems/Earthly Branches numerological syst...
by humble.student
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Numerology?
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Buddhist Numerology?

I'm trying to find any resources on Buddhist Numerology, specifically Pháp Số. There's literally zero helpful information that I can find and the google translated pages for Pháp Số are really of no help. Anyone know a good book or resource? It might be helpful if you were to provide the Chinese ch...
by humble.student
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Quy Sơn Cảnh Sách Translation
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Quy Sơn Cảnh Sách Translation

thebuddhajourney wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:11 pm
Does anyone know where I can find an English translation of Quy Sơn Cảnh Sách?
Try looking here: https://terebess.hu/zen/guishan.html
by humble.student
Thu May 30, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Retreat Centers
Replies: 41
Views: 1549

Re: Retreat Centers

Sounds great what you are doing. I think I'd like to be a part of a Dharma community one day. I'm surprised there isn't already an existing Vajrayana retirement community somehwhere... I was just going to say that I saw there is indeed such a place in France, I saw an ad in a dharma centre's book c...
by humble.student
Wed May 29, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Retreat Centers
Replies: 41
Views: 1549

Re: Retreat Centers

Sounds great what you are doing. I think I'd like to be a part of a Dharma community one day. I'm surprised there isn't already an existing Vajrayana retirement community somehwhere... I was just going to say that I saw there is indeed such a place in France, I saw an ad in a dharma centre's book c...
by humble.student
Sat May 25, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?
Replies: 17
Views: 559

Re: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?

Does anyone else get nitpicky about word usage in translations? If not for a few word choices in the Red Pine translation, I'd probably like it more. For example, in chapter three, there's this line, "thus gives birth to this thought." Coming from the Theravada tradition, I'm used to hearing this a...
by humble.student
Fri May 24, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?
Replies: 17
Views: 559

Re: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?

I would agree with the poster above who said to find one that resonates, and use that mainly while also consulting other versions now and again for more difficult passages. Conze and Charles Luk also have translations worth taking a look at. And once you're done reading the sutra, consider reading a...
by humble.student
Fri May 17, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1136

Re: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?

Yes, i know the chinese ttranslated the Mahavairocana tantra. But is it really part of the chinese canon ? even in this post there are people saying that it was only translated but is not part of the official canon. There is no such thing as "the official canon". But if you look up the reference pr...
by humble.student
Wed May 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism?
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism?

not really. buddhism is one of the 5 ALLOWED religions in china. if a religion is not one of the five (buddhism, shenism, confucianism, christianity and islam) its subject to being harassed and banned and is not counted in the government polls. the state control and ideological atheism in china is ...
by humble.student
Tue May 14, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism?
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism?

I dont want to be unjust to modern china, as i know that the ccp is not like the times of mao. but i read that xi jinping made the religious control worse, which was being reduced by the former recent ccp leaders. hopefully china in the future will be more democratic, even if the ccp continues. i j...
by humble.student
Mon May 13, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism
Replies: 76
Views: 2574

Re: Questioning My Compatibility With Theravada Buddhism

You may want to take a look at the book "The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity" since it addresses all those mundane matters.
And whoever is telling you this stuff could do with reading it too.
by humble.student
Mon May 13, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism?
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism?

The Abbess said that, during the Cultural Revolution, a senior CCP official recognised the historical value of their monastery and actively protected it; had it not been for this, she said, it undoubtedly would have been destroyed like so many other great cultural artefacts and places in China. I'v...
by humble.student
Mon May 13, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism?
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism?

Read "Buddhism under Mao" by Holmes Welch for the gory details. Bill Porter's travelogues also give some insight into the whole thing, for example, 'Road to Heaven' and 'Zen Baggage.'
by humble.student
Thu May 09, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?

Spelling mistake or different transcription, who knows?

But once you've reached this particular level of confabulation, a wayward letter isn't going to make much of a difference...
by humble.student
Thu May 09, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?

The connection to Bön is total bullish*t. There was another guy in Portland who invented a crypto christian/Bön system with a wordpress blog too. He called it New Yungdrung Bon, which is total bogus too... He claims: ''Lama Padmayev had actually singled me out through the process of divination as a...
by humble.student
Wed May 01, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: MAITREYA SUTRAS and TEXTS LIST & Request
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Re: MAITREYA SUTRAS and TEXTS LIST & Request

The following bibliography ought to provide the proper Taishō references: http://mbingenheimer.net/tools/bibls/transbibl.html

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