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by Kunzang
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wherever a Buddha appears - the world is purified
Replies: 67
Views: 1744

Re: Wherever a Buddha appears - the world is purified

Look at these gangstas.
So bold they thought they could come in daylight just because it was a foggy morning.
by Kunzang
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Wherever a Buddha appears - the world is purified
Replies: 67
Views: 1744

Re: Wherever a Buddha appears - the world is purified

The thieves in my neighborhood are so bad I can't even grow a few vegetables.
by Kunzang
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gems, crystals and semi-precious gemstones in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 31
Views: 1299

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: 1248

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: 1248

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
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 261
Views: 9930

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I haven't read The Atlantic for a long while but I used to think it was reliable and thoughtful, so I don't know what to think about this article or this quote, since I find it doubtful, at least comparing it to what I thought I knew about ISIS: The idea that the Islamic State simply scans the news...
by Kunzang
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 261
Views: 9930

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I haven't read The Atlantic for a long while but I used to think it was reliable and thoughtful, so I don't know what to think about this article or this quote, since I find it doubtful, at least comparing it to what I thought I knew about ISIS: The idea that the Islamic State simply scans the news ...
by Kunzang
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life Transmission: 09/15/17
Replies: 59
Views: 5091

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: 344
Views: 14506

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: 477

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: 49365

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: 3796

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: 3796

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: 1709

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: 3796

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: 1709

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: 3796

Re: Is Amida Buddha a real buddha?

Where does the idea that he is a "sambhogakaya buddha" come from?
by Kunzang
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: "Terror" attack in Berlin
Replies: 38
Views: 1972

Re: "Terror" attack in Berlin

Your attitude makes the problem worse, not better. You know, no one mentions the white guy that killed three muslims in Zurich the same day. Yep, non-Islamic mass violence gets virtually no press, even when it's significant. The three that were shot are all alive - two in serious condition. The sho...
by Kunzang
Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: How do you feel about Buddhists getting involved in politics?
Replies: 37
Views: 5189

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...