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by Tenma
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tsem Tulku died
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: Tsem Tulku died

Is it safe to perform Zhitro, do Amitabha, or recite prayers for the person, especially if they have dangerous spiritual connections?
by Tenma
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Kagyu Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Kagyu Tree

Isn't this from one of those True Buddha self-proclaimed Rinpoches of Chinese descent? He has a lineage tree for every lineage, showing how he (ostensibly) inherited every Tibetan Vajrayana lineage? Indian Tantra and Indian Buddhism are not two different things, really. Indian Tantra is part of Ind...
by Tenma
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim
Replies: 40
Views: 907

Re: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim

You cannot make this up! :rolling: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3769893?fbclid=IwAR2X_8uv2CSRGR6_Lo-Za5FFuAYfjwBxYCwGkLvgy8dSVYHegu1Sao3YLWQ He said Europeans “felt ashamed” due to the “fact” there was no history in Europe before the 15th century, compared to China. In an attempt to paper ...
by Tenma
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim
Replies: 40
Views: 907

Re: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim

Wow, I am not sure if this news article or the "World Civilization Research Association" is actually trolling or not. I am quite baffled by their linguistic claims, seems to me just cherry-picking co-incidences. There are too many verbal and structural differences between English & Chinese language...
by Tenma
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim
Replies: 40
Views: 907

Re: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim

Cultures will do what they can to say they are special. The Chinese are no different than the Americans, than the Canadians, Israelis, etc. An aside I just remembered: there is a whole movement that believes the Iliad and Odyssey are British epic poems that take place in Britain. The French used to...
by Tenma
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What we're reading - Split from "America is hooked on violence"
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: America is hooked on violence

Just take a look at hollywood films. They only know violent problem-solving. Somebody shouts at or kills the bad guy. (I mean, compare Hollywood to Bollywood, or to Chinese movies, Italian or French films... Even German movies are not all about war. ;) ) But american literature is more intelligent,...
by Tenma
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Numerology
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Numerology

I've now spoiled it by replying and increasing the post count under my name, but yes, I noticed that I had 1007 posts, and that made me think of 1008, then I started wondering about whether 1008 had any significance beyond 108 plus another zero... In Hinduism, there are such mantras such as Manasa'...
by Tenma
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: PRAYERS FOR THE AMAZON, PLEASE
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: PRAYERS FOR THE AMAZON, PLEASE

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49450925?utm_source=pocket-newtab Unfortunately, with all the political BS, corruption, and local stupidity on continuing to burn the Amazon, please join in prayer against this mass deforestation. Let us wish for the fixture of this and a healthy Earth. ...
by Tenma
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Chinese Buddhist chanting book online
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Chinese Buddhist chanting book online

Hi, I went to a local Chinese Buddhist temple today, and the chanting book they had was only in Chinese. I didn't know a lot of the characters, and they were traditional characters (I learned simplified when I studied Chinese). Does anyone know of any online books that have the main texts of Chines...
by Tenma
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: PRAYERS FOR THE AMAZON, PLEASE
Replies: 6
Views: 501

ALSO KSHITIGARBHA DAY!

Also, it happens to be Ksitigarbha's Day according to the Chinese Mahayana calendar (29th day), so please, if you can, practice that as well as he is the bodhisattva associated with the Earth! https://fpmt.org/wp-content/uploads/education/teachings/texts/prayers-practices/108_names_kshitigarbha_a5.p...
by Tenma
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: PRAYERS FOR THE AMAZON, PLEASE
Replies: 6
Views: 501

PRAYERS FOR THE AMAZON, PLEASE

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49450925?utm_source=pocket-newtab Unfortunately, with all the political BS, corruption, and local stupidity on continuing to burn the Amazon, please join in prayer against this mass deforestation. Let us wish for the fixture of this and a healthy Earth. P...
by Tenma
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Tibetan or English?
Replies: 17
Views: 423

Re: Tibetan or English?

Seeing how varied this conversation is going, let me clarify a bit. Since Namkhai Norbu no longer is of this earth and Lama Tsultrim is pretty busy right now, all I'm trying to find out is if Rinpoche's Chod is fine in English despite the liturgy having a certain melody that was sung in Tibetan dur...
by Tenma
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Tibetan or English?
Replies: 17
Views: 423

Re: Tibetan or English?

Seeing how varied this conversation is going, let me clarify a bit. Since Namkhai Norbu no longer is of this earth and Lama Tsultrim is pretty busy right now, all I'm trying to find out is if Rinpoche's Chod is fine in English despite the liturgy having a certain melody that was sung in Tibetan duri...
by Tenma
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Tibetan or English?
Replies: 17
Views: 423

Tibetan or English?

Must Chöd be performed in Tibetan, especially when the lung was given in Tibetan? Or can it be done in English, especially when one is able to comprehend and visualize more thoroughly instead of multitasking between chanting one language and reading another and trying to get the visualization?
by Tenma
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Global Warming Solutions (Split from: Reversing Global Warming)
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Reversing Global Warming

We need a mobilization similar to WWII. I have heard this many times. But then I thought about the cost of stopping climate change. All we actually need to do is seize the wealth of the 6 richest people in the world if we do it this year. That will cover all the costs of switching over the carbon e...
by Tenma
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Buddhas before Lord Tanhankara

Perhaps this might help, it's a list of names of the 1004 Buddhas:

http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.co ... 00_Buddhas
by Tenma
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Similar deities in Bön
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: Similar deities in Bön

fckw wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Bön tummo dakini Tukje Kundrolma looks extremely similar to Vajrayogini at least in her anthropomorphic form, here's a picture.
All dakinis have the same attributes, so of course Vajrayogini will look like Kundrolma
by Tenma
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Call for prayer for victims of the shootings
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Call for prayer for victims of the shootings

Namo Buddhaya Namo Dharmaya Namo Sanghaya Om Siddhi Huru Huru Siddhuru Krppa Krppa Siddhani Purani Svaha!
by Tenma
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Would you learn Tarot Card Magic?
Replies: 22
Views: 677

Re: Would you learn Tarot Card Magic?

Hi Knucklebones. New username? lol :) I'm trying to learn 41 stone divination from a Mongolian. So far I have the stones, collected from particular places and particular colours, and I have the method sorted. However, so far she hasn't had time to give me the interpretations and is currently on a r...

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