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by Tenma
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sapphire or Lapis Lazuli?
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Sapphire or Lapis Lazuli?

Ok, I just stumbled upon a forum here that claimed that lapis lazuli is a mistranslation and that it should be sapphire. In that case, are all translations containing the word "lapis lazuli" be changed to sapphire? For example, is Amitabha's pure land according to the Visualization Sutra supposed to...
by Tenma
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Fraud Art Still Holy?
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Fraud Art Still Holy?

Even a dog's tooth can be seen as a relic... In terms of thangkas I would imagine the determining factor is whether it's actually accurate and consistent with any Sadhana you practice. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will chime in but proportions ,ornaments, mudras and other visual features are...
by Tenma
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Fraud Art Still Holy?
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Fraud Art Still Holy?

So, I recently found out that the [name of an organisation], and have found it to be more New Age Fraudery, especially in gurus. Seeing how they are fake, does that mean all the beautiful artwork such as the one of Yeshe Tsogyal, Padmasambhava, Green Tara, etc. are unholy? Or what? Can one still uti...
by Tenma
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Notre Dame Paris on fire
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Notre Dame Paris on fire

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Oh lä lä! MON DIEU! C'est très mal!
by Tenma
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha

I honestly am not comprehending a single y'all are saying minus the claim of Shiva being Samantabhadra. Let's try this: Who is Shiva? The worldly deity that is honored in Mipham Rinpoche's Verses of the Eight Noble Auspicious Ones? ཚངས་པ་ཆེན་པོ་བདེ་འབྱུང་སྲེད་མེད་བུ། ། tsangpa chenpo dejung semebu M...
by Tenma
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha

Well, they are primordially enlightened sentient beings who are depicted as blue skinned and often sitting in yab yum with their consorts, for example. I beleive different traditions have different names for the primordial Buddha. Samantabhadra for Dzogchen, Vajradhara for Kagyu Mahamudra, and Vair...
by Tenma
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Chinese Scientists Have Put Human Brain Genes In Monkeys
Replies: 21
Views: 349

Re: Chinese Scientists Have Put Human Brain Genes In Monkeys

“The use of transgenic monkeys to study human genes linked to brain evolution is a very risky road to take,” If you want to read the original paper it is here. https://academic.oup.com/nsr/advance-article/doi/10.1093/nsr/nwz043/5420749 This is reminding me of the Horrifying Harlow Monkey Experiment...
by Tenma
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths
Replies: 51
Views: 1310

Re: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths

I am curious about this concept of mixing dharma with non-Buddhist paths. It is certainly an observable phenomenon to see people mixing, even intentionally hybridizing, spiritual paths. Usually the intention is that it's all the same -- or perhaps the imperative that it should be made the same . At...
by Tenma
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Chinese Scientists Have Put Human Brain Genes In Monkeys
Replies: 21
Views: 349

Re: Chinese Scientists Have Put Human Brain Genes In Monkeys

Although I object to the Falun Gong teachings, this still is immoral. Really? Do you need to mention your objection to some people's beliefs before concluding the morality of harvesting organs from them? Watch out. That's a distinction that can grow on you. Well pardon moi. In that case, would you ...
by Tenma
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Chinese Scientists Have Put Human Brain Genes In Monkeys
Replies: 21
Views: 349

Re: Chinese Scientists Have Put Human Brain Genes In Monkeys

Can't you use google? My profile pic is me in my CBRN gear from back in the day. I can't validate your claim as a fact until I find the source and if such source is credible. If it's from a conspiracy theory website, then I will automatically reject it and I've already blocked Fox News from my Goog...
by Tenma
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Dharmakaya / Primordial Buddha

I beleive different traditions have different names for the primordial Buddha. Samantabhadra for Dzogchen, Vajradhara for Kagyu Mahamudra, and Vairocana for East Asian Buddhism (i.e. Zen) based on my experience. If you ask me, they all bear a striking resemblance to Shiva. How are they a resemblanc...
by Tenma
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Chinese Scientists Have Put Human Brain Genes In Monkeys
Replies: 21
Views: 349

Re: Chinese Scientists Have Put Human Brain Genes In Monkeys

Source? Can't you use google? My profile pic is me in my CBRN gear from back in the day. I can't validate your claim as a fact until I find the source and if such source is credible. If it's from a conspiracy theory website, then I will automatically reject it and I've already blocked Fox News from...
by Tenma
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Chinese Scientists Have Put Human Brain Genes In Monkeys
Replies: 21
Views: 349

Re: Chinese Scientists Have Put Human Brain Genes In Monkeys

honestly this is a nightmare scenario. It's similar to the recent story of a maverick Chinese scientist who claimed to have genetically altered an infant female. These people are literally messing with genomes. It's what Frankenstein was about, only a lot more real, and a lot scarier. It wasn't a c...
by Tenma
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: First Ever Black Hole Image Released
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: First Ever Black Hole Image Released

https://news.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/eso1907a.jpg Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy. It measures 40 billion km across - three million times the size of the Earth - and has been described by scientists as "a monster". The...
by Tenma
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Did anyone else notice?
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Did anyone else notice?

The :buddha1: emoji does not look like the Buddha, but rather the bodhisatta Gautama engaged in ascetic practices. https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-4e22a427dac91be71b47a2ae2fbaf609.webp In the emoji, you can see the deep, pitted eyes, cheek bones, and ribs. This one, :buddha2: , looks, to put ...
by Tenma
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mantra websites
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Mantra websites

I have not been on this forum for a number of years so I apologize in advance if this topic has been extensively covered. Does anyone know of any authentic websites which collects mantras of Devas and Bodhisattvas? It is best if they are translations from Pali or Sanskrit into Roman alphabet (Engli...
by Tenma
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 1847

Re: time traveling?

Whether time travel is a genuine phenomenon is not the point in the context of a forum dedicated to 'the discussion of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism'. The only question is does time travel aid enlightenment? And a swift perusal of those claiming to experience that phenomena suggests that it does ...
by Tenma
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 1847

Re: time traveling?

Whether time travel is a genuine phenomenon is not the point in the context of a forum dedicated to 'the discussion of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism'. The only question is does time travel aid enlightenment? And a swift perusal of those claiming to experience that phenomena suggests that it does ...
by Tenma
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 1847

Re: time traveling?

For my part I can say that my "feeling" is that they are genuine, especially when compared to those new ones that are clearly propaganda & rubbish. This comes into the area of Knowledge of the three times , which is kind of interesting. They must have had an influence, because the various propagand...
by Tenma
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahāyāna Buddhism is...
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Mahāyāna Buddhism is...

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