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by cyril
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Namthar recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 127

Re: Namthar recommendations

Chagdud Tulku's "Lord of the Dance" is a good read imo. A very candid and engaging narrative, nothing like the dry traditional namthars. Not sure how useful for an academic dissertation though.
by cyril
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: 21 Tara's - which is Ekajatis prayer?
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: 21 Tara's - which is Ekajatis prayer?

There are several systems of the 21 Taras and I am pretty sure that I read that one of her forms are connected with Ekajati. However I can't find that anywhere now. The only thing that turns up is Māhacīnatārā and she don't appear in any of the systems you can find online which is mainly Atisha's s...
by cyril
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1263
Views: 57793

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

The basic point is that the nonvirtuous behavior of human beings in general, and Dharma practitioners in particular, disturbs these classes of entities, causing them to become enraged, and then strike out at humanity as a whole. I can totally understand the mamos being enraged. But I just can't und...
by cyril
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Covid19
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

Re: Covid19

Most Covid19 cases are simply made-up
Mine, for example, is just
Some cheap plywood.
by cyril
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 353

Tibetan calendar

For those of you who follow the Tibetan calendar in regards to observing auspicious/ inauspicious days, do you do that according to your local time or the India standard time?
by cyril
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can beings in hell recall their past lives?
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Can beings in hell recall their past lives?

Just wondering. Can they? In his delog account, Tagla Konchog Gyaltsen has given the names of many people from Eastern Tibet who were suffering in various Hell realms. He describes their suffering and what messages they had for their loved ones. Sometimes, Tagla wouldn't see the people but only hea...
by cyril
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 194
Views: 57232

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

by cyril
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 194
Views: 57232

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

by cyril
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Leaving buddha by Tenzin Lhakpa
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Re: Leaving buddha by Tenzin Lhakpa

Unlike we Buddhists of course, who merely hold views like humans being born as mosquitos. I'm not sure what exactly you find ridiculous about the Buddhist idea of rebirth. And fully formed people stepping out of Lotuses You might want to check out Taranatha's version. http://promienie.net/images/dh...
by cyril
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Leaving buddha by Tenzin Lhakpa
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Re: Leaving buddha by Tenzin Lhakpa

I only read the little preview available with Google books but I already have a feeling that Tenzin Lhakpa is probably a fictional character and the book was likely concocted by someone with a very superficial understanding of Tibetan Buddhism and culture and with a strong, well...Christian bias. [....
by cyril
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 1960

Re: Climate rebels

Could anyone kindly explain the rationale behind blocking the public transport? I thought that's a desirable alternative to private cars.

by cyril
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 1960

Re: Climate rebels

It seems that only the financially wealthy can buy favours and court justice, based on my own basic observation and experiences. Speaking of which.... Extinction Rebellion gets posher by the day. Last week it was announced that the 1,300 agitators arrested in London included Princess Marie-Esmérald...
by cyril
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 1960

Re: Climate rebels



What? No torture? Just "some may die"' and then call it a day? So terribly disappointed...
by cyril
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3098
Views: 334372

Re: Music time

by cyril
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3098
Views: 334372

Re: Music time

by cyril
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3098
Views: 334372

Re: Music time

by cyril
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Astrological marks of a Dharma person
Replies: 12
Views: 2120

Re: Astrological marks of a Dharma person

For all astrologers who frequent this board, which aspects of a natal chart would indicate, in your opinion, a person's inclination towards studying and practicing Dharma? Are you a traditionalist or part of the Ophiuchus school? I'm just a dabbler actually. A dilettante. But whatever little I have...
by cyril
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Astrological marks of a Dharma person
Replies: 12
Views: 2120

Re: Astrological marks of a Dharma person

As far as if a person will become a practitioner or not one needs to analyze the condition of the 12'th lord, the 9'th lord, 5'th lord, 3'rd lord, Jupiter, the Sun, Moon, and Ketu primarily. I would recommend reading the chart using Systems' Approach primarily. Dashas and sub-dashas of the above lo...
by cyril
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim
Replies: 40
Views: 2488

Re: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim

Ugh, why did I take four years of Latin? If I had only known! :) Having some knowledge of Latin will surely help you find further evidence supporting this fascinating theory. My Latin is rubbish but even I know that the Flavian dynasty got its name from “flavo” which means “yellow” - an obvious ref...
by cyril
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Astrological marks of a Dharma person
Replies: 12
Views: 2120

Re: Astrological marks of a Dharma person

Must be some certain houses and planets in Scorpio. I think it was Uranus and Saturn within the 11th house in Scorpio. But sorry, actually I forgot about it. It's too long ago that I bothered about astrology. :oops: It’s interesting that you’re saying this, Ayu. I’ve always suspected that Uranus, t...

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