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by Mantrik
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tsogyelgar Upper Shrine Room Burned to the Ground
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Tsogyelgar Upper Shrine Room Burned to the Ground

I dreamed that in the ashes there was discovered a Terma. And lo, the assembled gullibles were awestruck and bowed before him. The new Terma has been entitled The Emerging Phoenix Lotus of the Insurance. A long dead master will recognise the Tulku and his miracle, and in a vision transmit commentari...
by Mantrik
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unknown Tibetan (?) Painting - any ideas please?
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Unknown Tibetan (?) Painting - any ideas please?

it doesn't look old - it seems very new - a so called "tourist-thangka" wrong colors, rough / coarse painting style, distorted account/appearance, wrong mudras, etc compare it with authentic zhitro-thangkas at himalayan-art f.e. Thanks. :) Yes, it is very crude, not everyone's taste for sure. I cou...
by Mantrik
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unknown Tibetan (?) Painting - any ideas please?
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Unknown Tibetan (?) Painting - any ideas please?

pemachophel wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Yes, wrathful Deities of the Shi-tro.
Thanks :)
I'll try and persuade the guy to donate to a museum.
by Mantrik
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unicode mantras
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Unicode mantras

Try : http://www.visiblemantra.org/mantra.html It has Siddham, Tibetan and Lantsa - for at least the first 3 of the ones you are after. A spreadsheet is an easy way to copy and paste multiple mantras. Thank you for that. I had seen that site, but hadn't spotted that there were unicode versions of s...
by Mantrik
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unknown Tibetan (?) Painting - any ideas please?
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Unknown Tibetan (?) Painting - any ideas please?

Tibetan Painting Rescued from being thrown into a skip. A friend would like to know what it is please. Who is the main deity in yab-yum etc. Thanks for any ideas. :) Maybe from Assembly of 58 Wrathful Deities? Bardo Thodol? https://scontent.fbrs1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/56968346_1138936976315879_11...
by Mantrik
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Unicode mantras
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Unicode mantras

Try :

http://www.visiblemantra.org/mantra.html

It has Siddham, Tibetan and Lantsa - for at least the first 3 of the ones you are after.

A spreadsheet is an easy way to copy and paste multiple mantras.
by Mantrik
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?
Replies: 30
Views: 513

Re: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?

Quote from a certain cult: 'Our focus is on becoming enlightened for the benefit of all.' That is fine for an ascetic, food brought to them in their cave, but I'd like a lot more evidence that others in monastic or lay environments ignore social need. Lay practitioners should not ignore social need...
by Mantrik
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Readability of Usernames
Replies: 41
Views: 723

Re: Readability of Usernames

I'm not a fan of this 'real name' obsession. It makes zero difference to using a forum like this one. I've used forums for decades and never had a problem, being able to ask for someone's name if I need it, but respecting their right to privacy otherwise. Plenty of good reasons never to use real nam...
by Mantrik
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?
Replies: 30
Views: 513

Re: Why not more Farms and Soup kitchens for Buddhist dharma centers, instead of money?

Quote from a certain cult:
'Our focus is on becoming enlightened for the benefit of all.'

That is fine for an ascetic, food brought to them in their cave, but I'd like a lot more evidence that others in monastic or lay environments ignore social need.
by Mantrik
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?

Hah yes, :) I think enlightened being can appreciate a good compromise. ;) The one posted by Grigoris seem to be the right one based on the source and lineage. In terms of iconography, yes, but not lineage -- the one in Drikung is said to come specifically from Cakrasaṃvara Tantra. This is the tsak...
by Mantrik
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?

Don't wanna spoil it or cause uncertainty but what my friend told me was that the mahakala is a "classical kagyu 4 armed wrathful mahakala". :D But dunno. Anyway best of luck Mantrik, I have noticed this is like your 3rd try to find it. https://www.himalayanart.org/search/set.cfm?setID=421 Chaturbh...
by Mantrik
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?

Don't wanna spoil it or cause uncertainty but what my friend told me was that the mahakala is a "classical kagyu 4 armed wrathful mahakala". :D But dunno. Anyway best of luck Mantrik, I have noticed this is like your 3rd try to find it. Thanks for asking him. He may well be correct! It would make i...
by Mantrik
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?

I think I found him. Karatidhara Mahakala is from the Kalachakra Tantra. https://www.himalayanart.org/search/set.cfm?setID=422 366.jpg This particular image is from a Kadam lineage but... Good find. :) Dug around a bit on there and found this oen which is Kagyu too: https://www.himalayanart.org/ima...
by Mantrik
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?

The Mahākāla in the Jewel Garland is the two-armed form holding a curved knife and skull-cup. Texts in the collection don't give a specific name to his form -- he's just called "Mahākāla" and is said to come from the Cakrasaṃvara. As with other Sarma deities in the collection, the lineage originall...
by Mantrik
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?

I'm trying to track down which Mahakala is given as part of the Jewel Garland of 50 Deities. I've asked around Drikung Kagyu, as it was given by Garchen Rinpoche and it is thought to have been a two-armed Mahakala. GR gave it as a separate empowerment on Sept 2016 in Germany. I've asked the centre ...
by Mantrik
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Jewel Garland - Which Mahakala?

I'm trying to track down which Mahakala is given as part of the Jewel Garland of 50 Deities. I've asked around Drikung Kagyu, as it was given by Garchen Rinpoche and it is thought to have been a two-armed Mahakala. GR gave it as a separate empowerment on Sept 2016 in Germany. I've asked the centre a...
by Mantrik
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dalai Lama commends New Zealand prime minister and gun law reform
Replies: 20
Views: 455

Re: Dalai Lama commends New Zealand prime minister and gun law reform

I remember the interview from which this comes, it didn’t really address guns or gun violence. It addressed self defense and pacifism, unsurprisingly HHDL is not a strict pacifist and allows for the self defense of oppressed people. IIRC he also addressed taking of life to save others. It is certai...
by Mantrik
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dalai Lama commends New Zealand prime minister and gun law reform
Replies: 20
Views: 455

Re: Dalai Lama commends New Zealand prime minister and gun law reform

Source please. Sources quotes here: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/dalai-gun/ Dude, it is a huge leap from what he said, to saying that HHDL is "keen on guns for self-defence". An enormous leap, I would say. 'Be reasonable to shoot' versus 'keen on' is not a huge leap at all, but I did pose the ...
by Mantrik
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dalai Lama commends New Zealand prime minister and gun law reform
Replies: 20
Views: 455

Re: Dalai Lama commends New Zealand prime minister and gun law reform

Grigoris wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:35 am
Mantrik wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:32 am
At the risk of flames, isn't HHDL said to be keen on guns for self-defence? There are quotes online to that effect but I've no idea how accurate they are.
Source please.
Sources quotes here:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/dalai-gun/
by Mantrik
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dalai Lama commends New Zealand prime minister and gun law reform
Replies: 20
Views: 455

Re: Dalai Lama commends New Zealand prime minister and gun law reform

There was a protester at one of the London Brexit demonstrations holding a sign saying 'Can we PLEASE have New Zealand's PM' :smile: Aye... :thumbsup: They should have a transfer system, like football. We could raise money to pay for a good striker and palm off our useless robot keeper to ruin team...

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