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by Seeker12
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Guruyoga with one's enemies?
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Guruyoga with one's enemies?

Hi, First of all, my apologies, I may have asked this in the past. If I hadn't, then I had meant to,but I cannot find it through the search function. I recently read (in "Beyond Words" by Judith Allen and Julia Lawless) that one of the Dzogchen Tantras recommends the pracatice of guruyoga with one'...
by Seeker12
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 50
Views: 1337

Re: No end to samsara?

The naive imagine cessation
As the annihilation of an originated being;
While the wise understood it
As like the ceasing of a magical illusion.

Yukitsastika
by Seeker12
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3947

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Just a meta-comment on the overall conversation: Isn't the whole point of Karmapa, and the tulku system generally, that the spiritual and the political are not separate realms? So, yes, this is politics, but it's good politics. It's creative, generous, and forward-looking. It feels like the beginni...
by Seeker12
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3947

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

I do tend to agree that largely, the tulku system should naturally peter out, and it does seem to be quite questionable in many cases. I also do think that basically practicing the Dharma is the most important thing, far more than holding tightly to outdated systems. But there are good tulkus still,...
by Seeker12
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3947

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Have abandoned the idea that tulkus are actually tulkus? Or is it just political? Personally, I view it very cynically as all political. An useful tool for social organization perhaps in medieval times but useless now. There is nothing in the Buddha's teachings about tulkus. A Tibetan invention. Ka...
by Seeker12
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3947

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Fair enough I hadn't seen that. I fully understand that what I will say here may be ... off-putting to some, but so be it if so - we're all presumably adults who can manage our emotions reasonably well. I do think it's interesting to contrast Thaye Dorje's statements as seen in that video with Orgy...
by Seeker12
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3947

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Also to consider is that having been recognised by their respective teachers - is it even possible for either to say now that they are not the Karmapa without breaking their commitments to their teachers?????? I don't think that will be an issue. Either they will fudge it and one could have a Karma...
by Seeker12
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3947

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

Beru Khyentse always favored recognition of both candidates. :anjali: Which was also what Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche advised. Kirt That seems problematic long-term, however, for example if one dies and the other lives another 10-20 years - what would happen to the lineage moving forward, simply always h...
by Seeker12
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3947

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

from Beru Khyentse Rinpoche... https://www.facebook.com/BeruKhyentseRinpoche/photos/pcb.2181836498495642/2181829991829626/?type=3&theater Do you think that this is party line for both sides? Or is just what Beru Khyentse R hopes will be beneficial at the present time? I would take that as his perso...
by Seeker12
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3947

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

So.... should we be registering karmapas.org, or not yet? Maybe a little premature. We don't know how or even if this will eventually play out. There may be one, two or no Karmapas for all we know. Talking of multiple Karmapas, anyone have any news how Dawa Sangpo is taking the latest developments?...
by Seeker12
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seven Nails - Shri Singha
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Seven Nails - Shri Singha

Has anyone read the translation by Khenchen Palsen Sherab Rinpoche? Is it a good translation? Any other recommendations for Shri Singha in English?

Thanks.

https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Nails-Test ... 0983407479
by Seeker12
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3947

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

I hate to say it, but many of the most fervent "supporters" of each side in the conflict are continuing to act like schoolboys brawling over their football teams. Do you know of any "fervent supporters" acting like schoolboys still on Thaye Dorje's side? All I have seen is happiness for the meeting...
by Seeker12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 19
Views: 551

Re: What is reborn after death?

Being of the intermediate state is reborn. It is called "gandharva" or "gandhabba" in the Sravakayana sutras/suttas. It is mentioned in the sutras, but all of the early schools did not accept it. Relevant discussion on Reddit on this topic. https://www.reddit.com/r/Buddhism/comments/9kgmzr/rebirth_...
by Seeker12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3947

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

To be frank, no. Also, to be clear, I was speaking of Tibetans and most especially of monks or ex-monks. Those Thaye Dorje supporters I know are all "Non-Tibetan," though I had some unpleasant interactions with Thaye Dorje Tibetans decades ago, in Sikkim. I hope everyone, on both sides of the issue...
by Seeker12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3947

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

I hate to say it, but many of the most fervent "supporters" of each side in the conflict are continuing to act like schoolboys brawling over their football teams. Do you know of any "fervent supporters" acting like schoolboys still on Thaye Dorje's side? All I have seen is happiness for the meeting.
by Seeker12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 3947

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

The first is that the meeting lasted over several days – unlike Ogyen Trinley’s meeting with Shamarpa in 2007 which only lasted an hour or two. Clearly they have had time to talk in-depth, socialize and no doubt pray together. This I think shows significant commitment on both their parts and this h...
by Seeker12
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are Buddhas formless or form?
Replies: 13
Views: 427

Re: Are Buddhas formless or form?

Nice quotes, Astus.
by Seeker12
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Samdhinirmocana Sutra Commentary Wonchuk
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Samdhinirmocana Sutra Commentary Wonchuk

Does anyone know of an English translation of the following Samdhinirmocana Sutra commentary? Wonch'uk's Extensive Commentary on the Profound Superior Sutra Explaining the Thought ('phags pa dgongs pa zab mo nges par' grel pa'i mdo'i rgya eher 'grel pa, arya-gambhZra-saJ!Ldhinirmoeana-sutra-.tfkli) ...
by Seeker12
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Asanga’s Mahayanasamgraha Full English Translation December 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Asanga’s Mahayanasamgraha Full English Translation December 2018

first complete English translation of Asanga's Mahayanasamgraha That has been available in English for a while now. See the BDK edition for instance: The Summary of the Great Vehicle . the most important and comprehensive Indian Yogacara text That would be the Yogacarabhumisastra, translated to Eng...
by Seeker12
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Asanga’s Mahayanasamgraha Full English Translation December 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Asanga’s Mahayanasamgraha Full English Translation December 2018

https://www.amazon.com/Compendium-Mahayana-Asangas-Mahayanasamgraha-Commentaries/dp/155939465X The first complete English translation of Asanga's Mahayanasamgraha, the most important and comprehensive Indian Yogacara text, and all its available Indian commentaries. The Mahāyānasaṃgraha, published he...

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