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by Bristollad
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Conditionality, Idapaccayatā
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Conditionality, Idapaccayatā

རྐྱེན་འདི་པ་ཙམ་ཉིད ་ ▫ rkyen ‘di pa tsam nyid ▪ {ME}idaṃ pratyayatā; idaṃpratyayatā ▪ having just these conditions; conditionality ▫ {PH}having just these conditions ME: {standing for “Meditation on Emptiness”} Jeffrey Hopkins. Meditation on Emptiness. London: Wisdom Publications, 1983; rev. ed., B...
by Bristollad
Wed May 29, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 5536

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Tenzin Peljor, a German monk who has been actively calling for an investigation of these allegations and helped promote the recent online petition by senior nuns posted this on his facebook page yesterday: +++ FAKE CLAIMS +++ The screenshot below documents one of many fake claims or fake news spread...
by Bristollad
Tue May 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 5536

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

FPMT International Office understands that best practice is to suspend a teacher from teaching while an investigation is ongoing, in order to protect students, and the teacher. The investigation into what happened on the flight is currently being conducted by the Indian police. We have therefore te...
by Bristollad
Mon May 13, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 5536

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

I think there's a lot at stake in this, given that it is the FPMT. They simply must undertake a serious and impartial investigation and if there is any kind of evidence, he should absolutely be shown the door. The F P M T are to undertake the roles of the police, the judge and the jury? What makes ...
by Bristollad
Fri May 10, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 5536

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Maybe we need to remember that these are allegations at this point, not proven facts.

If Rinpoche has broken the law then he should be prosecuted, if he has broken his Vinaya discipline then he should sanctioned in accordance with those rules too. But, we don’t yet know that is the case.
by Bristollad
Thu May 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 79
Views: 1936

Re: What is Art ?

I met fine art graduate who was studying to become a school art teacher who vigourously upheld the notion that, "Whatever provokes a reaction," is Art. Does everyone remember Tracey Emin's Bed? https://news.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2017/10/2017-10-12125627-1024x716.jpg This art graduate also maint...
by Bristollad
Wed May 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 5536

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

Nemo wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 7:32 pm
Creepy unattractive midgets
You have someone particular in mind? Most Tibetan monks I've met are taller than me including Dagri Rinpoche and I've never been called a midget. Short maybe, but not a midget (I'm around 5'8" in the morning and 5'7" by nightfall :tongue: ).
by Bristollad
Wed May 08, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner
Replies: 113
Views: 5536

Re: Another Topic of molesting female practitioner

I think so because of his robes. if a lay person wears monk's robes, that isn't good at all, that's deceiving. Con you tell the difference between monk’s robes and “lay robes”? Dagri Rinpoche is a monk and was my ordination master when I took novice vows. He was one of the 10 fullly ordained monks ...
by Bristollad
Wed May 08, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?
Replies: 22
Views: 457

Re: Bonpo Tibetan 'Qi Dao' ?

Agreed. It reminds me of the improvised dance I saw made by a dancer to represent Tai Chi after watching a class. All upper body but no root and no energy.
by Bristollad
Mon May 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Are there such phrases in the canon?
Replies: 58
Views: 1396

Re: Are there such phrases in the canon?

On Study Buddhism, Alex Berzin explains the Noble Eightfold Path as the familarisation with and development of the view gained on the Path of Seeing but also as the practices of ordinary beings prior to the Path of Seeing that are similar in nature to those: The eight branches of an arya pathway min...
by Bristollad
Fri May 03, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: rule of law vs political theater
Replies: 26
Views: 645

Re: rule of law vs political theater

Flood's motive looks sincere and his criticisms of the Report are soundly based in law & statutes. Really? Doesn’t look that way to me. :shrug: I struggle to understand why Trump’s criminality isn’t obvious to everyone (I’m still naive enough to think that if it was, both Republicans controlling th...
by Bristollad
Thu May 02, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Patriot for Venezuela
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Patriot for Venezuela

Some consider Mussolini, Hitler and Obama communists too. Doesn’t make it so.
:spy: :alien: :spy:
by Bristollad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1162

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

Aemilius wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:19 am
We can take it for granted that a larger and more complete Mahayana Parimoksha tradition has existed, and what we now have are fragments from it.
That is your contention - I have yet to see any evidence for it.
by Bristollad
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1162

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

I found online a copy of the paper from Dr Dutt that’s been quoted from. In it, he seems very clear that manuscript though self-named as a pratimoksa, should not properly be thought to be one nor is it connected to what Shantideva cited: At the Library of the cambridge University, there is an manusc...
by Bristollad
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Closeness with a teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Closeness with a teacher

As Lobsang said, it depends on the teacher, the student and their circumstances and dispositions. It is not necesary to hang out with a teacher to be inspired by them nor is it even necessarily helpful: the folk-wisdom, familiarity breeds contempt , can be relevant here. I doubt whether there is a d...
by Bristollad
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1162

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

" It is only through the citations made by Santideva in his Siksasamuccaya and Bodhicaryavatara that we are aware of the existence of a Bodhisattva-Pratimoksa-sutra. Very likely it is this Sutra that corresponds to the Chinese Sutra no. 1500 Pu-sa-chih-pen) of the Taisho edition of the Chinese Trip...
by Bristollad
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1162

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

jmlee369 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:25 am
The notion of a bodhisattva pitaka with bodhisattva precepts as a pratimoksha has roots in the Indian tradition,, for example Asanga refers to it in his Bodhisattvabhumi.
I haven't seen it. Could you provide the quote or its location?
by Bristollad
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1162

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

A Bodhisattva pratimoksha also exists or existed. See: http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/JR-BH/bh117539.htm https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjyt6HP_LDhAhXM-yoKHXnXDkcQFjAEegQIAxAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jstor.org%2Fstable%2F24662066&usg=...
by Bristollad
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?
Replies: 66
Views: 2396

Re: Andrew Yang is running for President. Who?

The housing policy in the 90's which led to disaster was a result of a lot of unscrupulous lending practices and not a well thought out and organized system. It led to a lot of misuse. I don't think my ideas are anything like the conservatives in the U.K. because I'm actually advocating for a much ...
by Bristollad
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1162

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

I cant express my thoughts within the guidelines of this forum. A non-order member certainly may, if they wish, live the holy life. End of story. Oh I imagine some Mahāyānika venerable or another has put it down in nice quotable ink that this is a stipulation for śrāvakayāna, not bodhisattvayāna. I...

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