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by Kunzang
Sat May 26, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 30703

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

dzogchungpa wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 10:23 pm
krodha wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 9:26 pm
Just doesn't add up fellas... especially when masters such as Norbu Rinpoche and Yongdzin Rinpoche say different. The latter states you break samaya holding this view.

With all due respect, fella, I don't give a flying f*&k about what you think does or doesn't add up.
:good:

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by Kunzang
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the General Mahayana Teachings?
Replies: 53
Views: 4913

Re: What are the General Mahayana Teachings?

Buddhahood is all beings' destiny. There are uncountable beings helping you get there.
by Kunzang
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gems, crystals and semi-precious gemstones in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 32
Views: 4019

Re: Gems, crystals and semi-precious gemstones in Tibetan Buddhism

I do completely agree with Loppon that baidurya is star sapphire and not lapis. That being said, as someone who worked for 30 years as a Chinese to English translator, it's my experience that, once a wrong translation takes hold in either a profession or the general public, it's extremely difficult...
by Kunzang
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: nagarjuna basics?
Replies: 31
Views: 3457

Re: nagarjuna basics?

Thanks Malcolm. I haven't read Buton's history yet, I'll have to give it a go. As widespread as the legend is, I found it curious that Taranatha's history doesn't mention it.
by Kunzang
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: nagarjuna basics?
Replies: 31
Views: 3457

Re: nagarjuna basics?

So I was hoping for a quick and dirty description of what nagarjuna taught? Nāgārjuna is the first Mahāyāna author. It is recorded that he recovered the Perfection of Wisdom Sūtras from the Nāgā realm, where they had been stashed until time was ripe for their promulgation in India. Where is this hi...
by Kunzang
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17
Replies: 102
Views: 18029

Re: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17

Hi, I just wanted to chime in too and express my gratitude to Malcolm and all the people at Wisdom for everything y'all did to make this very special offering. The lung was an especially moving experience for me. I got my book in the mail this past week. I don't know who is responsible, but I'd love...
by Kunzang
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 348
Views: 32454

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

So, to sum up, yup. Yup. Ditto. Western academia is no friend to Buddhadharma. At the last Tsadra translation conference, Sangye Khandro very firmly put David Germano in his place. It was truly a sight to behold. Is there a video? Or audio or a transcription? I'd love to see that. If not could you ...
by Kunzang
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Wall hangings/tapestries
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Wall hangings/tapestries

The deity prints from Radiant Heart Studios are lovely with nice detail and not too pricey:

http://prayerflags.com/list.asp?catid=1
by Kunzang
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations
Replies: 955
Views: 102679

Re: Very sad news: Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche / Abuse allegations

In the USA "thirteen states and the District of Columbia have penal statutes that, in at least some circumstances, support the criminal prosecution of clergypersons engaged in sexual misconduct with congregants or parishioners" (http://www.adultsabusedbyclergy.org/statelaws.html) Is anyone familiar ...
by Kunzang
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Amida Buddha a real buddha?
Replies: 64
Views: 6788

Re: Is Amida Buddha a real buddha?

How is the Taisho canon or the writings of Tan-Luan, Tao-Cho, Shan-Tao, Honen, Shinran a short bibliography of books in English? Tan-Luan's Commentary on Vasubandhu's Sukhāvatīvyūhopadeśa Tao-cho's Collection of Passages on the Land of Peace and Bliss (An-lo chi) Shan-tao's Commentary on the Medita...
by Kunzang
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Amida Buddha a real buddha?
Replies: 64
Views: 6788

Re: Is Amida Buddha a real buddha?

And where did the people who wrote the official doctrinal standpoints of East Asian Pure Land get the idea? Likely from Bodhiruci and other missionary translators from the Indian cultural area. Is there a short bibliography of books in English language where one can find the official doctrinal stan...
by Kunzang
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Is the "Eternal Buddha" mentioned anywhere else besides the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 29
Views: 3352

Re: Is the "Eternal Buddha" mentioned anywhere else besides the Lotus Sutra?

Mahayana Mahaparinirvana Sutra. Citation please? Not sure what you mean. You want page numbers? Quick start - see Nirvanasutra.net But take note that translation is not the best and the guy who runs the page... Well take with a pinch of salt. Yeah actual quotes would be nice. I read the Yamamoto tr...
by Kunzang
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Amida Buddha a real buddha?
Replies: 64
Views: 6788

Re: Is Amida Buddha a real buddha?

Where does the idea that he is a "sambhogakaya buddha" come from? It is the official doctrinal standpoint of East Asian Pure Land, basically since the beginning. And where did the people who wrote the official doctrinal standpoints of East Asian Pure Land get the idea? Is there a short bibliography...
by Kunzang
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Is the "Eternal Buddha" mentioned anywhere else besides the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 29
Views: 3352

Re: Is the "Eternal Buddha" mentioned anywhere else besides the Lotus Sutra?

Queequeg wrote:Mahayana Mahaparinirvana Sutra.
Citation please?
by Kunzang
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Amida Buddha a real buddha?
Replies: 64
Views: 6788

Re: Is Amida Buddha a real buddha?

Where does the idea that he is a "sambhogakaya buddha" come from?
by Kunzang
Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: How do you feel about Buddhists getting involved in politics?
Replies: 66
Views: 13427

Re: How do you feel about Buddhists getting involved in politics?

I'm asking about Buddhist communities campaigning to get representatives they actually trust into offices and change laws. What are your thoughts as Buddhists? It depends on what you mean by "community" but in the US it is against the law for churches and charities to be involved in political campa...
by Kunzang
Mon May 09, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Longchenpa - Four Immeasurables - Which Volume
Replies: 9
Views: 1756

Re: Longchenpa - Four Immeasurables - Which Volume

volume 1, chapter 7 (p. 106) in my 1975 edition.

May you soon realize limpid clearness and consummate perspicacity.
by Kunzang
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Words on nihilism
Replies: 48
Views: 4826

Re: Words on nihilism

I'm looking for discussions on nihilism, especially what mahasiddhas said about it, but it can be any quote from any master, or even from anyone here. Just anything that can be used as a counter for nihilistic views. Thank you :anjali: Thinley Norbu (1931-2011) developed in his writings an extensiv...
by Kunzang
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dunning-Kruger Effect
Replies: 72
Views: 7578

Re: Dunning-Kruger Effect

If someone tells you that you don't understand the Dunning-Kruger Effect, but you're certain you do, how can you be sure you're not falling prey to the dreaded DKE? http://www.talyarkoni.org/blog/2010/07/07/what-the-dunning-kruger-effect-is-and-isnt/ Dunning himself shows up in the comments section ...

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