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by humble.student
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rigzin Tsewang Norbu Vajrasattva
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Rigzin Tsewang Norbu Vajrasattva

I heard there is a version in the rinchen Terzod, bur I can't find it on tbrc. If anyone has or got the links of the Tibetan in ucan script, please let me know. Also I heard it may have been translated to Chinese. It's in his collected works (https://archive.org/details/bdrc-W1GS45274) and should b...
by humble.student
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Hara Tanzan
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Hara Tanzan

Thanks again for the details Matylda.
by humble.student
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Can Shikantaza be done "wrong", or is an attempt at it automatically successful?
Replies: 105
Views: 3137

Re: Can Shikantaza be done "wrong", or is an attempt at it automatically successful?

Here is the link I sent to Aya which he can't see to use, but it opens fine here on this old computer. https://dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/823362/7?itemId=info%3Andljp%2Fpid%2F823362&contentNo=7&__lang=en The book was published in 1909, so a little older even than me! Thanks Lilly, that works fine ...
by humble.student
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Can Shikantaza be done "wrong", or is an attempt at it automatically successful?
Replies: 105
Views: 3137

Re: Can Shikantaza be done "wrong", or is an attempt at it automatically successful?

Matylda wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:06 pm

I checked on internet, Japanese websites, and this title appearce like on amazon or kinouniya etc., but not available anywhere. One has to search for it untill it will be found finally. Some old Buddhist bookstores in Kanda/Tokyo or in Kyoto might have it as well.
Thanks!
by humble.student
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Iron-fork tree (tiecha shu 鐵叉樹) and garudas, nagas
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Iron-fork tree (tiecha shu 鐵叉樹) and garudas, nagas

Right. You ought to check the terms in the relevant Buddhist and Sanskrit/Pali dictionaries and see what you can find.
Quick question: why do you think those trees are not the same?
by humble.student
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Buddhist Memes Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 3172

Re: Buddhist Memes Thread

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:02 am
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Should that not be Kurukulla instead or something?
by humble.student
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Can Shikantaza be done "wrong", or is an attempt at it automatically successful?
Replies: 105
Views: 3137

Re: Can Shikantaza be done "wrong", or is an attempt at it automatically successful?

His book was not available as a bestseller, it was knonwn in very small circle in fact. There are not many volumes left today. One may hardly get it in a few special buddhist bookstores in Japan were customers are mainly zen teachers or uni teachers. and the price is very high. Hi Matylda, Do you m...
by humble.student
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus
Replies: 36
Views: 1286

Re: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus

i think i'd like to mention one thing. treningday shows great integrity by not mentioning this teacher name. my personal impression is that we don't need any more Sogyals, so what do you guys think for a Dharma student to do in such case? should we keep quiet or make lamas names public? considering...
by humble.student
Wed May 27, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Iron-fork tree (tiecha shu 鐵叉樹) and garudas, nagas
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Iron-fork tree (tiecha shu 鐵叉樹) and garudas, nagas

This is an interesting question. Is it possible the iron-fork tree refers to Simbali tree (see Malalasekera, p. 755 about Garuda)? Does anyone like to provide any comments, suggestions about the iron-fork tree and its mythical story, particularly in Mahayana, Chinese tradition? Thanks. Interesting ...
by humble.student
Tue May 26, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus
Replies: 36
Views: 1286

Re: Karmic consequence of having troubled relations with Gurus

Alexander Berzin's essay (and the related book) on the student-teacher relationship is well worth reading: https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-s ... lationship
by humble.student
Mon May 25, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Interesting paper on some early Dzogchen texts
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Interesting paper on some early Dzogchen texts

PeterC wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 4:57 am
Does anyone know the author - is she considered a good translator?
Here's her site, with plenty of freely available translations, judge for yourself (if you have access to the originals or "authoritative" translations): http://www.zangthal.co.uk/files.html
by humble.student
Sat May 23, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Guru Padmasambhava ID Request
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Guru Padmasambhava ID Request

Thank you Malcolm.
by humble.student
Sat May 23, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Guru Padmasambhava ID Request
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Guru Padmasambhava ID Request

Thanks!
by humble.student
Sat May 23, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Guru Padmasambhava ID Request
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Guru Padmasambhava ID Request

I was given a picture of Guru P many years ago, the same as this one, and was wondering from which cycle of teachings it comes from.

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by humble.student
Thu May 07, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lost texts
Replies: 21
Views: 671

Re: Lost texts

Maybe there's some lost stuff in India/Nepal that could be uncovered. I hear Mongolia also has treasure troves of untranslated / undocumented texts. Why do you ask? Do you have the wherewithal to persuade dictatorial Central Asian governments to allow archaeological digs on their territory, or good...
by humble.student
Wed May 06, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lost texts
Replies: 21
Views: 671

Re: Lost texts

Thanks for that It is, perhaps stating the obvious, written from the perspective of an outsider. It's very clear that scholars who are not part of and trusted by the PRC academic community will not be able to do this kind of research in the forseeable future. A lot of the scholars outside China wor...
by humble.student
Wed May 06, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lost texts
Replies: 21
Views: 671

Re: Lost texts

National library of China, BeiDa, MinzuDa. They aren’t restricted, with an invitation and proper academic credentials you can just go look at them. The problem is that there is a lot of uncategorized material sitting around in storerooms and that’s where the interesting texts would be. Unfortunatel...
by humble.student
Tue May 05, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Austrian Magician Wolfgang Moser turns Water into Wine and other beverages
Replies: 22
Views: 789

Re: Austrian Magician Wolfgang Moser turns Water into Wine and other beverages

Aemilius wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:41 am
Yesterday I saw a flock swans flying to the north-east, about 12 of them.
Did you at least try to calculate the secret meaning behind this phenomenon by using the Book of Changes?
by humble.student
Fri May 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Brill's Buddhism Encyclopedia
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Brill's Buddhism Encyclopedia

Anyone have experience with this? Is it worth the steep price? I have used this occasionally but I don't know about buying it for personal use, it is quite expensive. If you want me to scan an entry for reference purposes, send me a PM. Probably the best way to see if it is as comprehensive as you ...
by humble.student
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs
Replies: 93
Views: 2900

Re: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:13 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:44 pm
Danny wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:33 pm


Quote myself here. Like I said historically is interesting.

Regards
Why shift through piles of shit looking for some flakes of gold...
Some people are into the folklore of Austrian farmers?
or organic wine?

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