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by Javierfv1212
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the most important/widely studied sutras in Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: What are the most important/widely studied sutras in Tibetan Buddhism?

As the title states, I'd like know which are the most widely cited, studied and important sutra texts in Tibetan Buddhism. My understanding is that TB study generally focuses on the study of Sastras for the understanding of exoteric Buddhism. And yet there does seem to be at least some sutra study ...
by Javierfv1212
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the most important/widely studied sutras in Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 3
Views: 198

What are the most important/widely studied sutras in Tibetan Buddhism?

As the title states, I'd like know which are the most widely cited, studied and important sutra texts in Tibetan Buddhism. My understanding is that TB study generally focuses on the study of Sastras for the understanding of exoteric Buddhism. And yet there does seem to be at least some sutra study a...
by Javierfv1212
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Zhōnglùn/中論/Madhyamakaśāstra in English
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Zhōnglùn/中論/Madhyamakaśāstra in English

Woah, nice! I did not know this was available. Thanks
by Javierfv1212
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?
Replies: 36
Views: 1369

Re: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?

I think this Jayarava guy is following a syncretist/orientalist/vaguely colonialist line that really has its origins in the beliefs/writing of Sanghrakshita (FWBO/Triratna founder). Not sure why you say this. I read his blog from time to time and have not seen evidence of any orientialism/coloniali...
by Javierfv1212
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Lotus Sutra in Tibetan Buddhist History and Culture, Part 1 - Apple
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: The Lotus Sutra in Tibetan Buddhist History and Culture, Part 1 - Apple

Pretty interesting, some highlights: *Lotus sutra was translated during the early diffusion Imperial era *Lotus sutra was cited by Kamalashila in his Madhyamakåloka where he defends the theory of ekayana *Lotus sutra is also cited by Atisha in his Mahāsūtrasamuccaya (chapter 18) *Lotus sutra was int...
by Javierfv1212
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: New to the idea, currently in a state of flux
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: New to the idea, currently in a state of flux

Pls be aware that Buddhism should not be mistaken as a religion. It is an approach to see things differently. Nonsense, Buddhism is clearly a religion. It's a unique and very different religion than others, especially monotheistic religions, but it is a religion. stiener36, Welcome to dharmawheel, ...
by Javierfv1212
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Alak Damchoe Tsang's critique of Mipham
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Alak Damchoe Tsang's critique of Mipham

In a commentary on the heart sutra, the Dalai Lama says: An example of this in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition is Alak Damchoe Tsang, who was one of the disciples of the great nineteenth-century Nyingma master Ju Mipham. Although Alak Damchoe Tsang had tremendous admiration and reverence for his teac...
by Javierfv1212
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?
Replies: 36
Views: 1369

Re: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?

I doubt it has been totally established, though my understanding is that contemporary Buddhist studies sees this as plausible. For example, in Buddhist thought by Paul Williams and Anthony Tribe (2000) they claim the thesis is argued with "considerable plausibility". Here is the actual paper by Natt...
by Javierfv1212
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 119
Views: 4567

Re: New Rigpa letter

Are we? No, we aren't. If you don't expose and remove dry rot, then your whole edifice collapses. If you expose it and remove it, the strength is retained and you can build on it. Again I agree. But what I see happening is that every time a teacher mentions the Vajrayana practice of pure vision... ...
by Javierfv1212
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Question on Kalachakra prophecy
Replies: 31
Views: 1487

Re: Question on Kalachakra prophecy

It seems the most dangerous thing to life on earth currently is capitalism, not Muslims. No, the most dangerous thing on the planet for the environment is oil. And it is used freely by everyone regardless of ideology, economic system, or religion. World population did not explode because of capital...
by Javierfv1212
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The siddhi of winning wars
Replies: 76
Views: 2481

Re: The siddhi of winning wars

Also the Mongolians used Mahakala as their army's protector deity during some of their wars with China.
by Javierfv1212
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What practices would Madhyamakin and Yogacarins actually have done?
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: What practices would Madhyamakin and Yogacarins actually have done?

The practices are outlined in the Yogacarabhumi and Sravakabhumi
by Javierfv1212
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Breath of Fire!
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Breath of Fire!

It's just rapid heavy breathing (Agni pranayama) followed by holding the breath with Uddiyana bandha


My understanding is that it is not tummo, but more like a preliminary to it. If its helpful thats fine, just don't overdo it
by Javierfv1212
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Merging Theravada vipassana with the Tibetan version
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: Merging Theravada vipassana with the Tibetan version

Allan Wallace frequently teaches material from Theravada, he mentions Buddhaghosa and the Satipatthana sutta quite often. Also, I believe Namgyal Rinpoche (the Canadian, aka Leslie George Dawson) also taught a lot of Theravada material while also teaching Vajrayana. His students do this, like Culada...
by Javierfv1212
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?
Replies: 84
Views: 3888

Re: Soul fragmentation and defragmentation as Buddism teaching?

I wonder how the multiple tulku phenomenon fits into the discussion. There is no canonical basis for the idea of reincarnations of body, speech, mind, etc. That said, there is canonical basis for bodhisattvas having exponentially more emanations from the first bhumi one ward which increase by power...
by Javierfv1212
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Dignaga and Dharmakirti
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Dignaga and Dharmakirti

For Dignaga, the best scholarly work on this atm is: Richard P. Hayes - Dignaga on the Interpretation of Signs https://books.google.com/books?id=vpbuCAAAQBAJ&pg=PR4&lpg=PR4&dq=Richard+P.+Hayes+-+Dignaga+on+the+Interpretation+of+Signs&source=bl&ots=9zasBYL-j9&sig=bLPoedibwre_9ND2UQ_ESD3HtJM&hl=en&sa=...
by Javierfv1212
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Does the Yogacara reject Nikaya/Agama meditation practices?
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Does the Yogacara reject Nikaya/Agama meditation practices?

Reading the Samdhinirmocana and came upon this section and was quite confused/saddened by this statement: The Bodhisattva Maitreya addressed the Buddha and said: "World-honored One, you have taught about quietude and vision supported by the doctrine [of the great vehicle] and not supported by [that]...
by Javierfv1212
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 15312

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

dzogchungpa wrote:Apparently, one of the characteristics of this thread is that it is not exhaustible. :pig:
I think the Kashmiri siddhanta in that passage I quoted from the spandakarika is apropo at this point

"enough of this" :rolling:
by Javierfv1212
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan sources of ānāpānasmṛti
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Tibetan sources of ānāpānasmṛti

My main practice at the moment besides the preliminaries is mindfulness of breathing. My main source on this is mainly that of Theravada monks like Thanissaro Bhikkhu, whose explanations of mindfulness of breathing based on the anapanasati sutta have been very helpful. I've also found Alan Wallace's...
by Javierfv1212
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 15312

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

for Shaivites, it's the Spanda principle. Nothing substantial to add, but technically speaking Spanda (and its model) is one of the three Trika schools, the others being Kaula and Pratyabhijna (considering Abhinavagupta borrowed a good amount from Krama in his model I guess one could consider it a ...