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by Seeker12
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sanskrit Names of Buddhas in Mipham’s Tashi Prayer
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Sanskrit Names of Buddhas in Mipham’s Tashi Prayer

Does anyone know the Sanskrit names for the Buddhas listed in the Tashi Prayer?

Tibetan and English found here - https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-ma ... cious-ones

Thank you.
by Seeker12
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 8 Bodhisattvas' Tantric Equivalents
Replies: 1
Views: 185

8 Bodhisattvas' Tantric Equivalents

In Mipham's commentary on the Tashi prayer (this is not complete but references it -https://www.nalandatranslation.org/offerings/notes-on-the-daily-chants/commentaries/verses-of-the-eight-auspicious-noble-ones/), he says that "The eight male and female bodhisattvas are the eight principal mandala de...
by Seeker12
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Avatamsaka Translation Question
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Avatamsaka Translation Question

Do you know what that would be in Sanskrit? Definition:sarva-jña, sarva-jñatā, sarvajña-jñāna; sarvajña-tattva, sarva-jñatva, sarvajña-dharmatā, sarvajña-bala, sarva-jñāna, sarvatra-jñāna, sarva-buddhi, sarva-vid. Source:佛教漢梵大辭典, 平川彰 Buddhist Chinese-Sanskrit Dictionary, Akira Hirakawa See more her...
by Seeker12
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Avatamsaka Translation Question
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Avatamsaka Translation Question

In Thomas Cleary’s translation on page 526 in chapter 24, it says, “Carrying out pure ways,   Fulfilling virtues,   One can concentrate unremittingly   On omniscience.” Can anyone tell me exactly what word was translated as ‘omniscience’ here by any chance? Thank you for any feedback. omniscience: ...
by Seeker12
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Avatamsaka Translation Question
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Avatamsaka Translation Question

In Thomas Cleary’s translation on page 526 in chapter 24, it says,

“Carrying out pure ways,  
Fulfilling virtues,  
One can concentrate unremittingly  
On omniscience.”

Can anyone tell me exactly what word was translated as ‘omniscience’ here by any chance? Thank you for any feedback.
by Seeker12
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1632

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

zhing bcu - ten defects or the ten objects are: 1) The enemy of the Three Jewels, 2) the enemy of the master, 3) The samaya violator, 4) the perverted one, 6. the hostile one, 7. The samaya enemy with a wicked character, 8. The one arriving to the congregation, 9. the harmer of everyone, 10. the th...
by Seeker12
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1632

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Charlie123 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:10 am Your profile pic is quite yonic.
You don't say... :P
by Seeker12
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1632

Re: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

Did people misread the post, or am I ? Either you misread it or I wrote it poorly, probably more the latter than the former. My question was basically this - in order to use wrathful means to 'forcefully liberate' a being, I believe there are certain criteria in place that the being-to-be-liberated...
by Seeker12
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Qualifications for Wrathful Activity
Replies: 42
Views: 1632

Qualifications for Wrathful Activity

I will be relatively vague in this post, but I'm curious if there is a publicly available list of the qualifications for wrathful activity. I have heard, for example, that when it comes to 'forceful liberation' or what have you there are fairly stringent criteria that must be in place, something lik...
by Seeker12
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: Ghodika is allowed to suicide, can mental illness patient too?
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

Re: Ghodika is allowed to suicide, can mental illness patient too?

Godhika suffers from health problems resulting unbearable circumstances to him and so he suicide and Buddha allows it People like me suffer from extreme mental illness and feels unbearable too, can I suicide? Godhika was an Arahat, are you an Arhat? I don't think he was an arahant when he decided t...
by Seeker12
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 95
Views: 3322

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

DNS wrote: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:51 am Doesn't the bodhisattva vows include continual rebirth for helping other sentient beings?
Ultimately time doesn't exist and so the idea of an ending is wrong-headed from the beginning, pun sort of intended. The entire premise of the thought is wrong. FWIW.
by Seeker12
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5675

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

According to Mahāyāna tradition, the Mahāyāna Sūtra were collected by Mañjuśṛī and Samantabhadra. Ānanda's secret identity is Samantabhadra Bodhisattva. Is there an equivalent for Manjushri? For example, Shariputra's secret identity is Manjushri or something like that? Also, do you have any citatio...
by Seeker12
Mon May 25, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Two Bodhisattva Vow Lineages
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Two Bodhisattva Vow Lineages

I’ve heard that at least in Tibetan Buddhism there are the two Bodhisattva vow lineages, from Maitreya/Asanga and from Manjushri/Nāgārjuna.

Can anyone explain the differences between the two?

Are certain ones held primarily in certain schools?

Thank you.
by Seeker12
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 49
Views: 5980

Re: CBD oil

I just think, not every anxiety should be cured with some substance. One can try non-substancial methods before. Just because of the thought: Where is the anxiety coming from? Will it be gone because of a substance? What if the pharmacy is locked down and the bottle is empty? Should substances be u...
by Seeker12
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 49
Views: 5980

Re: CBD oil

Just in order to add a controversial view: I would rather stand my psychic tensions - and try to work with them on the base of relaxation methods and analysis - than intoxicate myself with cannabis substances. But I admit, I am extremely sensitive against psychoactive substances. Even the very slig...
by Seeker12
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 49
Views: 5980

Re: CBD oil

Anyone else have experience with this stuff? Just in case it's of interest, in the monastic vinaya cannabis steam baths are explicitly permitted for medicinal use. It seems like most people don't know this. One might of course think this isn't necessarily talking about taking 15 bong hits of high T...
by Seeker12
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 49
Views: 5980

Re: CBD oil

Just in order to add a controversial view: I would rather stand my psychic tensions - and try to work with them on the base of relaxation methods and analysis - than intoxicate myself with cannabis substances. But I admit, I am extremely sensitive against psychoactive substances. Even the very slig...
by Seeker12
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Tara Mandala Online 4/11 and 5/2 - Lungs for Green Tara, Riwo Sangchöd, and Chöd
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Tara Mandala Online 4/11 and 5/2 - Lungs for Green Tara, Riwo Sangchöd, and Chöd

cantib wrote: Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:05 am Is there a link available for this?
https://www.taramandala.org/online-programs-shop/ , see the bottom.

Their email address is listed in the original post as well if you have questions or concerns.
by Seeker12
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Prajñā (wisdom) and Jñāna (knowledge) in Pāramitā (the Bodhisattva path)
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: Prajñā (wisdom) and Jñāna (knowledge) in Pāramitā (the Bodhisattva path)

Six is Prajñā pāramitā (प्रज्ञा पारमिता): wisdom, insight. Ten is Jñāna pāramitā (ज्ञान पारमिता): knowledge. I would think the distinction in this context is between transcendent (6) and discursive (7) knowledge. Transcendent knowledge is gnosis, the direct perception of truth; discursive knowledge...

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