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by humble.student
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma, "soulmates" etc
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Karma, "soulmates" etc

There's the famous story about Ananda and the Matangi girl, most notably included as the frame narrative for the Surangama Sutra, but found elsewhere too. The Matanga Sutra is available here courtesy of BDK: http://www.bdkamerica.org/system/files/pdf/dBET_EsotericTexts_2015.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=6...
by humble.student
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Western Monastic - reasons why she left
Replies: 96
Views: 2760

Re: Western Monastic - reasons why she left

I really had absolutely no faith in the tulku system and deeply distrusted guru devotion.
Finances and tulku system aside, lack of guru devotion isn't going to you anywhere either.
by humble.student
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Hungry Ghosts, Purify Water
Replies: 18
Views: 694

Re: Hungry Ghosts, Purify Water

As a male layperson, I haven't been to many morning or noon services, but meals are usually had in silence. If I remember right for the noon meal, most of the chants are done in the shrine room before everyone goes to the cafeteria. By the way, you can see some of those mantras in romanized sanskri...
by humble.student
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arrogance
Replies: 28
Views: 909

Re: Arrogance

prostrations?
by humble.student
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Happened to Simon E ??
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: What Happened to Simon E ??

Queequeg wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 6:45 pm
mutual prapanca society
Brilliant! :twothumbsup:
by humble.student
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell
Replies: 64
Views: 2303

Re: Symptoms Before Vajra Hell

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 am
PSM wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:55 pm
Fortyeightvows wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:39 am
Bro, what did you do?
If he doesn't confess, maybe we will start guessing...
After all these threads i think it must have been something big
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by humble.student
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Who is His Holiness Vairocana Xing Wu / Mr. Wu Ze Heng
Replies: 18
Views: 2501

Re: Who is His Holiness Vairocana Xing Wu / Mr. Wu Ze Heng

Actually CCP is now attempting to claim Buddhism or Buddhist organizations as state entities. Much worse, I'm afraid, read John Powers' "Buddha Party" book to see how they're claiming tulku lineages, and reappropriating history in a manner that can only be described as grotesque. You would need a s...
by humble.student
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: is a home made statue acceptable?
Replies: 37
Views: 1083

Re: is a home made statue acceptable?

To add an anecdote: I have seen the special types of rulers used in this kind of Buddhist craftsmanship in a Buddhist supplies shop in China some years ago. (A monastic supply store rather than a retail outlet, so to speak). To return to the OP's query, there's also this brief sutra: http://www.fodi...
by humble.student
Thu May 31, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Cundi Mantra Translation Help
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Cundi Mantra Translation Help

My original hypotheses were that 1) there is some feminine vocative form being used which I am not picking up, or (which seemed more likely) 2) that this has something to do with the traditional commentary on the dharani. I can see how both translations would make sense, though. My original questio...
by humble.student
Tue May 29, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Cundi Mantra Translation Help
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Cundi Mantra Translation Help

Hi, humble.student. Thank you for your thoughts. I'm writing while sleepy, so I hope this makes sense. Forgive me if I miss any of your points. Hi sukhamanveti, Thanks for your response. I should have been more clear: I was replying to the very first post in this thread, and my intention was to pon...
by humble.student
Tue May 29, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Cundi Mantra Translation Help
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Cundi Mantra Translation Help

It looks like you are confusing the introduction to the dharani in the sutra with the actual contents of the dharani itself. Here are some relevant instances taken from existing English translations: Taishō Tripiṭaka volume 20, number 1077. At one time the Buddha was staying in the Jeta Grove, in An...
by humble.student
Tue May 22, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?

The disproportionate interest in this term in the older French literature merely reflects the disproportionate influence of the works of Mme Blavatsky, most notably, but also those by A. David-Neel, and later, a positive review of Marco Pallis' book by René Guénon, who singled out this term for spec...
by humble.student
Mon May 14, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Podcast - Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet
Replies: 4
Views: 431

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

It's worth noting that these remarkable hagiographies themselves have already been translated into French as "Hagiographies de Taré Lhamo et Namtrul Rinpoché". Interesting. Where are these available; is it a book? Does anyone know if there is anything in the Gayley book that adds to the previously ...
by humble.student
Sat May 12, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Burning Dharma Materials
Replies: 39
Views: 5024

Re: Burning Dharma Materials

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 5:47 am
humble.student wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 5:35 am
Is there an issue?
No issue.
thanks for clarifying:
humble.student wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 5:35 am
The book was printed in Taiwan
:thumbsup:
;)

Just kidding mate.
by humble.student
Sat May 12, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Burning Dharma Materials
Replies: 39
Views: 5024

Re: Burning Dharma Materials

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 5:32 pm
humble.student wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 5:25 pm
a Chinese (Taiwanese, but let's not quibble)
:crazy:
The book was printed in Taiwan, and happened to be written in Chinese. Is there an issue?
by humble.student
Fri May 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Burning Dharma Materials
Replies: 39
Views: 5024

Re: Burning Dharma Materials

No temple, no burner. And vajrayana texts cannot be just randomly be left on literature tables anyway. I guess I'll end up burning them and contributing to both greenhouse gases and worsening the asthma hazards in my home town. :roll: Try a shredder or waste-paper recycling facility. Many cities ha...
by humble.student
Thu May 10, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Podcast - Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet
Replies: 4
Views: 431

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

It's worth noting that these remarkable hagiographies themselves have already been translated into French as "Hagiographies de Taré Lhamo et Namtrul Rinpoché".
by humble.student
Thu May 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Burning Dharma Materials
Replies: 39
Views: 5024

Re: Burning Dharma Materials

Maybe I can ask this question in another way: Is the burning of unwanted dharma materials specified in sutras or is it simply tradition? You may want to read the first part of Dorji Wangchuk's article on "biblioclasm" or "libricide" since he mentions the ritual disposal of books. https://www.academ...
by humble.student
Wed May 09, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Bhavasankranti Sutra
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Bhavasankranti Sutra

Bhavasankranti Sutra 2 translations of this very interesting (and brief) sutra on reincarnation: T30n1574: Da cheng po you lun 大乘破有論 translated by: Sastri, N. Aiyaswami Bhavasaṅkrānti- Sūtra and Nāgārjuna’s Bhavasaṅkrānti-Śāstra with the Commentary of Maitreyanātha Madras: Adyar Library, 1937. (Adya...

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