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by jake
Thu May 10, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tantric Art and Meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Tantric Art and Meditation

Just to clarify, you're asking about the Juhachido, Taizokai, Kongokai, and Goma? I think he uses an English translation for the names, if memory serves. Also, as I'm sure you're aware, these rituals are also in Shingon but I assume you're interested in the Tendai rituals in their current format, as...
by jake
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Vajrayana is not Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 23
Views: 1182

Re: Vajrayana is not Tibetan Buddhism

So mantrayana and vajrayana are different then ? http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Nine_yanas I should correct myself. Tibetans use the words Vajrayana and Mantrayana as synonyms but AFAIK the former term doesn't appear in Kriya and Yoga Tantra because it's a later development, hence why Eas...
by jake
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 29
Views: 1274

Re: Tiantai Meditation

Chigi (Zhiyi, Chih-I) critiqued Northern and Southern Ch'an for this, he received transmission from Ox-Head Ch'an. Read this it's an excellent article by Paul Swanson the translator of Zhiyi's great work on meditation: Maka Shikan https://www.academia.edu/1092296/Chih-i_Zen_and_Chih-kuan gassho Ror...
by jake
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translatorhood
Replies: 55
Views: 2049

Re: Translatorhood

Can you provide any evidence for this claim? Perhaps some of the posters here who have translated works would like to speak to how best we can support their efforts? Support us directly, this puts money in our pocket and buy our books in a legal way, as this supports the companies that publish our ...
by jake
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translatorhood
Replies: 55
Views: 2049

Re: Translatorhood

I was reffering more to "an act which certainly doesn't support" and "undermines the fragile economics" (there's not much point to debating whether or not it accumulates negative karma). It's simple really. It doesn't follow that one who downloads a pirated book (or anything) does so instead of buy...
by jake
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translatorhood
Replies: 55
Views: 2049

Re: Translatorhood

I'd also like to say how disheartening it is to see people so readily sharing PDFs of books online. An act which certainly doesn't support the important work of translators. Re online PDFs. Completely agree that copyright theft of this kind both undermines the fragile economics of translation-to-pu...
by jake
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 1295

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

“In other words, esoteric rituals of Shingon Buddhism is nothing but in expression of the Middle truth. This point of view is Tendai esotericism.” Unclear here if the author is referring to Shingon, the school, or Shingon as the transliteration of Mantra. Either way, as is stated this is what Tenda...
by jake
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 1295

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

“In other words, esoteric rituals of Shingon Buddhism is nothing but in expression of the Middle truth. This point of view is Tendai esotericism.” Unclear here if the author is referring to Shingon, the school, or Shingon as the transliteration of Mantra. Either way, as is stated this is what Tenda...
by jake
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 1295

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

here is the link Jake, I'm not sure who is the author: https://www.tendai-usa.org/what-is-tendai-buddhism gassho Rory According to the footnotes of that website, it was excerpted from this document published by the Jigyodan: http://www.tendai.or.jp/english/image/pdf/english_pamphlet.pdf Thank you f...
by jake
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translatorhood
Replies: 55
Views: 2049

Re: Translatorhood

My guess would be to look into the publishing industry and how to make money in it. That’s the crux of the problem. Publishing as a whole doesn’t make much money and that isn’t going in the right direction. Dharma publishing struggles with the additional burden of selling into a segment that is sma...
by jake
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 1295

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

Mikkyo practice is secret and yes within Tendai and Shingon there are sub-lineages but I don't know if 2 priests would discuss their differences as for priestly training read below. ..... Tendai emphasizes the historical Buddha Śākyamuni who represents the exoteric world, and the eternal Buddha Vai...
by jake
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 9337

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Returning to the OP, it seems to me that this quotation rory offered from J Stone's book on Japanese Buddhist doctrine... Hua-yen thought sees all phenomena as expressions of an originally pure and undifferentiated one mind ...looks a lot like the semi-Vedantic thinking that some in this thread suc...
by jake
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Kukai on the Philosophy of Language
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Kukai on the Philosophy of Language

jake wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:45 am
Hello Again,

I ordered 10 more copies of this book for those who might be interested, just message me.
Hello,

I will be moving soon but still have a few copies available. I am happy to make a deal to save on packing :)

jake
by jake
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 40
Views: 2175

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

I don't know about Las Vegas but there are a number of cities struggling with fake "monks." In Europe and the US. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/nyregion/fake-monks-begging-buddhist.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=74D5AD017B436DA3CD9AB5C2F743BB48&gwt=pay http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-36...
by jake
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do Buddhas have to die? 1 or 3 or 4 Vehicles?
Replies: 228
Views: 2263

Re: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More

Ekayana in the Lotus means that even when the Buddha teaches the the three vehicles he is actually teaching the one Buddhayana. Those on the sravakayana are taught arhatship and are aiming for arhatship; pratyekabuddhayana are aiming for pratyekabuddhahood; bodhisattvayana are taught a particular i...
by jake
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 100
Views: 4641

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Can you give an example or two of a tradition that holds that the sravakayana doesn't lead, eventually, to Mahayana and hence to Buddhahood? I can't think of one. Yogacāra. OK. I haven't studied Yogacara in any detail at all, so I wouldn't know. I should have made my point differently. I don't know...
by jake
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Man?
Replies: 121
Views: 3366

Re: What is a Man?

As I've aged I've had to move from sweet tea to unsweetened ice tea...that said. One of my favorite poems: If— BY RUDYARD KIPLING If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubt...
by jake
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 469
Views: 16471

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:46 pm
Harold, what the hell does Marjorie Quinn have to do with Aro?
I just want to ask. Am I the only one that googled "Marjorie Quinn" and was really confused as to why Malcolm reference Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman?
by jake
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon Initiation - Japan
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Shingon Initiation - Japan

I knew that its hard and that they are not very kind with non-japanese when it comes to religious matters. Luckely I have a translator at my side at all times while in japan. I'll comment and share some pictures once I'm back from the trip. I've spoke with a teacher of another branch and he told me...
by jake
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 249
Views: 8555

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

I don't think so Queequeg, this, somoku jobutsu is one of my favourite aspects of Tendai and dear to me: "From Saicho's time on, Tendai scholars would argue the position that grasses and trees can indeed of themselves arouse the aspiration for enlightenment ( bohdicitta, bodaishin ), cultivate prac...