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by Fa Dao
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Looking for good books for learning classical chinese
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: Looking for good books for learning classical chinese

I did my undergrad work in Chinese language/history/literature and loved translating Tang dynasty poetry. That was many many years ago but the one book I always recommended was this: https://www.amazon.com/Gateway-Chinese-Classics-English/dp/0835125378 It requires you to memorize around 300 characte...
by Fa Dao
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Keith Dowman's argument for his "interpretive free" translation style
Replies: 95
Views: 8944

Re: Keith Dowman's argument for his "interpretive free" translation style

:twothumbsup: It’s not queer theory that I’m singling out, I am questioning what it has to do with buddhadharma. Are we going to have conservative translators, liberal translators, communist, capitalist all translating texts differently? Everyone has opinions or biases but why would I need to write ...
by Fa Dao
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Great Transference question
Replies: 38
Views: 1297

Re: Great Transference question

guys, i just asked for the difference between great transference and rainbowlight body because i have no clue and, if a text requieres transmision, it requires transmision, that's all. other thing is if the lama who gaves transmision says something different about this. Bro..I did answer your quest...
by Fa Dao
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Great Transference question
Replies: 38
Views: 1297

Re: Great Transference question

guys, i just asked for the difference between great transference and rainbowlight body because i have no clue and, if a text requieres transmision, it requires transmision, that's all. other thing is if the lama who gaves transmision says something different about this. Bro..I did answer your quest...
by Fa Dao
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Great Transference question
Replies: 38
Views: 1297

Re: Great Transference question

Is there an explanation of what is great transference? Afaik is not the same as rainbow-light-body, so it is pointed in a ChNN book because says that an individual that manifests great transferes does not manifest death and an individual that manifests rainbow-light-body does. Anyone knows? My simp...
by Fa Dao
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered
Replies: 28
Views: 757

Re: Livable Alien Planet Finally Discovered

Here is some perspective on traveling at the speed of light...assuming that we even get the technology to do that... A light year is how far light travels in a year...ok, so far so good..however keep in mind that light travels at 186,000 miles per second ... now do the math on how many seconds there...
by Fa Dao
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Discussion/debate/argument
Replies: 61
Views: 1232

Re: Discussion/debate/argument

ok..so, for example..what would a refutation of "god created the universe" as opposed to a counterargument look like? Not trying to bust your balls just want to understand this whole thing better... Short version: If X equals the claim, "god created the universe." Argument X: I claim X because of l...
by Fa Dao
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Discussion/debate/argument
Replies: 61
Views: 1232

Re: Discussion/debate/argument

7_arguments.jpg ok, so why is refutation higher than counter argument....not sure I agree with the order...why isnt counter argument at the top? Because this is about proving that a person's point is mistaken, it is not about proving that your point is correct... After proving a point as mistaken, ...
by Fa Dao
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Discussion/debate/argument
Replies: 61
Views: 1232

Re: Discussion/debate/argument

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:35 am
7_arguments.jpg
ok, so why is refutation higher than counter argument....not sure I agree with the order...why isnt counter argument at the top?
by Fa Dao
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Ointments for relief of achy joints?
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: Ointments for relief of achy joints?

also not an ointment, turmeric/curcumin has been shown in studies to be as effective as many prescription anti-inflammatory drugs I'm taking a turmeric/curcumin supplement currently. Early days but I am hopeful. Apparently, the body is able to assimilate more readily those products that contain bla...
by Fa Dao
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Ointments for relief of achy joints?
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: Ointments for relief of achy joints?

also not an ointment, turmeric/curcumin has been shown in studies to be as effective as many prescription anti-inflammatory drugs
by Fa Dao
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Great Perfection: - The Essence of Pure Spirituality
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Great Perfection: - The Essence of Pure Spirituality

cool...thanks for the input...the more times I read this the more I understand why Patrul Rinpoche carried a copy of it wherever he went...
by Fa Dao
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 596
Views: 23324

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

...ummm...no...AR-15's are semi-auto not full auto, in other words one pull of the trigger = one round fired thereby making it virtually impossible to fire 13 rds per second...you must be thinking of the M-16 which can be fired full auto and is actually a military weapon. An AR-15 is not a military...
by Fa Dao
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 596
Views: 23324

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Trump has been blaming the poor sap who was the security guard at the school, who failed to attack and kill the shooter. Apparently, three others also hid behind a police car and did not take him on either. Trump is 'informed' by watchng movies and adverts for guns, and clearly has no idea how a ha...
by Fa Dao
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Great Perfection: - The Essence of Pure Spirituality
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Great Perfection: - The Essence of Pure Spirituality

Does this one have a commentary or were you referring to Barrons?
by Fa Dao
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Great Perfection: - The Essence of Pure Spirituality
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Great Perfection: - The Essence of Pure Spirituality

Bump...so nobody has read this book?? bummer....
by Fa Dao
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Great Perfection: - The Essence of Pure Spirituality
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Great Perfection: - The Essence of Pure Spirituality

Has anyone read this translation of the Choying Dzod by Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche? https://www.amazon.com/Great-Perfection-Essence-Pure-Spirituality/dp/9937623243 I have been working on Richard Barrons translation of the Choying Dzod as well as its commentary and wondered if this translation adds anyt...
by Fa Dao
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 596
Views: 23324

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

As I said earlier we as a nation need to make a conscious effort to change the narrative from one of the hero shooting his way out of overwhelming odds to one of the hero against all odds showing an unflinching reverence for all life. If at all possible this changing of the narrative needs to be don...
by Fa Dao
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 40
Views: 2357

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

When I lived in China during the spring of 1992 the govt had "monks" in the various temples/monasteries to collect entrance fees and donations...they were not real monks just dudes trying to make a living doing a govt job...