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by humble.student
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Translation from a movie
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Translation from a movie

This poem is found in the workbook for Zong-Qi Cai’s How to Read Chinese Poetry.

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by humble.student
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which heavens correspond
Replies: 37
Views: 1161

Re: Which heavens correspond

Then there is also the idea of the virtuous pagans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtuous_pagan
by humble.student
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: mahayana sutra
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: mahayana sutra

Chinese Resources See: T 310 [...] That lead me to this webpage on the Chinese Buddhism Encyclopedia, a website that has some good resources but IMO is wildly organized. http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php/Bibliography_of_Translations_from_the_Chinese_Buddhist_Canon_into_Western_L...
by humble.student
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6985
Views: 766348

Re: Return of Birth Sign Year

Hi everyone, Does anyone know of any booklet that specifically addresses the practices we should do to mitigate the ill-effects of the return of one's birth year sign? Or if not, what Rinpoche said about which practices were more effective? I was born in the year of the Mouse/Rat, so I thought I sh...
by humble.student
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 176
Views: 5489

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/dic/Content/F/104 There are two additional vehicles supposedly leading to rebirth as 1) people, and 2) gods. I don't know where the tradition of these vehicles comes from, maybe Tiāntāi? I'm trying to figure out what the Tung-ch’un is, but Wades-Giles is a travest...
by humble.student
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 56
Views: 1560

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

I don’t think there was a committee of evil French bakers quoting Voltaire as they thought up clever ways to stimulate consumption. I think it’s just that it tastes better that way compared to breads with longer shelf life. Worse: a committee of government bureaucrats, although I forget where I rea...
by humble.student
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 56
Views: 1560

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

That is ridiculous Presumably the person complaining has never lived in either Vietnam or France? Said person is presumably also ignorant of the fact that the baguette comes from Austria originally. Indeed I was, but that only bolsters my point. Hi Johnny: just to confirm, were you actually talking...
by humble.student
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 56
Views: 1560

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

That is ridiculous Presumably the person complaining has never lived in either Vietnam or France? Said person is presumably also ignorant of the fact that the baguette comes from Austria originally. Really? I’m sure there was some kind of bread stick, but the French-style baguette, with its warm, c...
by humble.student
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cultural Appropriation - Split from Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?
Replies: 56
Views: 1560

Re: Why is Buddhism so elitist and cliquey?

One of my favorites is someone complaining about cultural appropriation of Banh Mi sandwiches, heh. That is ridiculous Presumably the person complaining has never lived in either Vietnam or France? Said person is presumably also ignorant of the fact that the baguette comes from Austria originally.
by humble.student
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles
Replies: 33
Views: 1319

Re: The Dalai Lama has new Oracles

greenvajrapani27 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:24 am
I have read that on many occasions in the past if a Tulku or Oracle stated that someone was an Oracle or Tulku that was all it took.
That's funny, Steven Seagal heard that rumour too.
by humble.student
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 4729

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

And who are these Tory eco warriors? The house magazine of Brit Conservatives is The Spectator and they are climate change deniers to a man..As is the current Home Secretary Priti Patel. No one actually knows what Boris really thinks about anything.. The late Roger Scruton wrote a book about enviro...
by humble.student
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 4729

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

And who are these Tory eco warriors? The house magazine of Brit Conservatives is The Spectator and they are climate change deniers to a man..As is the current Home Secretary Priti Patel. No one actually knows what Boris really thinks about anything.. The late Roger Scruton wrote a book about enviro...
by humble.student
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 4729

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

If we use religious arguments, you have to bear in mind, that, according to our own texts a fetus experiences no pain until 19 weeks, at which point aborting it becomes killing of a human being, but not before. This defined in Vinaya. This view is consonant with Aristotle, English Common Law, and u...
by humble.student
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Career Advice for a Young Nyingmapa
Replies: 25
Views: 1788

Re: Career Advice for a Young Nyingmapa

Without wishing to start a debate as to the pros and cons of so-called "effective altruism," I will note that the 80,000 Hours project has a good run-down on jobs in impactful areas, useful suggestions for study, training etc, as well as a jobs board (always helpful). See here for details: https://8...
by humble.student
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Pirated book when you own a copy
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Pirated book when you own a copy

IANAL and all, but in many places you are allowed to own a digital copy of a work you already possess, for back-up purposes. Check the law of of your land, it may vary.
by humble.student
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The origin of Vajracheddika Prajna Paramita Sutra
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: The origin of Vajracheddika Prajna Paramita Sutra

Norden wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:54 am
Hi guys,

Simple and short question. Does anyone know the origin of Diamond Sutra? I read it quite a while some time ago but honestly I do not know, where does this Sutta come from?
The Lord Buddha?
by humble.student
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Medicine resource
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Tibetan Medicine resource

dolphin_color wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:27 pm
The Quintessence Tantras of Tibetan Medicine seems to be the only available translation of the Four Tantras in English... but it's only the first two, I believe.
Men-Tsee-Khang have 3 volumes translated and published.
by humble.student
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Medicine resource
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Tibetan Medicine resource

What is the best single-volume overview of or introduction to Tibetan Medicine you have read? If it integrates some Buddhist principles, that would be great. Rechung Rinpoche's book is good, and is still in print. It's on the Internet Archive as well: https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_GLSm9Rwa474C
by humble.student
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mantra, practices available to uninitiated
Replies: 16
Views: 1055

Re: Mantra, practices available to uninitiated

The Cundī Dhāraṇī of Cundī (or Zhunti/Jun-ti/Ch'un-ti) Bodhisattva is especially popular in East Asian Buddhism, and can be practiced without empowerment. You can read some articles about the practice here: https://lapislazulitexts.com/articles/cundi-dharani http://www.meditationexpert.com/meditatio...

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