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by Greg
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bon influence on buddhism and viceversa.
Replies: 17
Views: 2055

Re: Bon influence on buddhism and viceversa.

There are some who feel it is a mistake to place all Tibetan folk beliefs and practices under the "Bon" rubric.
by Greg
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan lama who wrote a world geography in 1830
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: Tibetan lama who wrote a world geography in 1830

Interesting new research into a world geography written by a Tibetan lama in 1830: http://scroll.in/article/735625/the-tibetan-lama-who-wrote-a-world-geography-in-1830 A study by Tibetan scholar Lobsang Yongdan revisits a long-ignored section of a historic text to reveal how Tibetans were engaging ...
by Greg
Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How dedication works?
Replies: 20
Views: 3302

Re: How dedication works?

maybay wrote:Yes
I'd like to see some academic sources backing that contention.
by Greg
Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Language
Topic: "V"s in Sanskrit
Replies: 24
Views: 4757

Re: "V"s in Sanskrit

Are you saying that to trained ears it always sounds the same and they can never detect a difference? Further, it is not a silly question. I am curious about why it sometimes sounds to me one way and sometimes sounds another. That is a perfectly legitimately thing to be curious about. If you are hu...
by Greg
Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: "V"s in Sanskrit
Replies: 24
Views: 4757

Re: "V"s in Sanskrit

It's neither /w/ nor /v/. It's a labiodental approximant . Sometimes it sounds more like /w/ or /v/ to your ears if you are unfamiliar with the sound. That is really just kicking the can down to the road. What I am asking is, is there a general rule for when does it sounds (to unfamiliar ears) like...
by Greg
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: "V"s in Sanskrit
Replies: 24
Views: 4757

Re: "V"s in Sanskrit

It's neither /w/ nor /v/. It's a labiodental approximant . Sometimes it sounds more like /w/ or /v/ to your ears if you are unfamiliar with the sound. That is really just kicking the can down to the road. What I am asking is, is there a general rule for when does it sounds (to unfamiliar ears) like...
by Greg
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: "V"s in Sanskrit
Replies: 24
Views: 4757

"V"s in Sanskrit

With regard to: Resounding Sanskrit Buddhist Literature: Recordings of the Buddha's Heritage. http://www.bodhisvara.com Listening along it is evident to me that, at least as presented on this website, in spoken Sanskrit the letter V sometimes sounds like a V and sometimes like a W. Is there a genera...
by Greg
Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisvara website: Resounding Sanskrit Buddhist Literature
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: Bodhisvara website: Resounding Sanskrit Buddhist Literat

This is pretty cool!

I'm confused about when Vs sounds like Ws and when they don't.
by Greg
Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen R. films live transmission of Dharmakaya Phowa
Replies: 16
Views: 2453

Re: Garchen R. films live transmission of Dharmakaya Phowa

If so, perhaps we could videotape all transmissions and there would no longer be any danger of any of them being lost.
by Greg
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Taiwanese actress says Dzog. Ponlop Rinpoche is husband?
Replies: 16
Views: 6568

Re: Taiwanese actress says Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is husba

You don't think it's true? If not perhaps a denial will be forthcoming.
by Greg
Wed May 20, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Beckwith on Pyrrho and Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 1336

Re: Beckwith on Pyrrho and Buddhism

Interesting, thanks! Looking forward to this one.
by Greg
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What kind of mind do Buddhas have
Replies: 223
Views: 16203

Re: What kind of mind do Buddhas have

Malcolm wrote:This discusses conceptual analysis, not meditation.
Do you hold that conceptual analysis is never "meditation?"
by Greg
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Politics of Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 20
Views: 3050

Re: The Politics of Tibetan Buddhism

I am bothered by the politics of Tibetan Buddhism. Reading all those splits and who's who and what's what really tends to put my head on a spin, questioning if who I'm studying from is legitimate or not. :toilet: I don't want to be discredited because of who I follow if I practice well enough (whic...
by Greg
Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gradual vs. Nongradual
Replies: 131
Views: 11917

Re: Gradual vs. Nongradual

There is no common ground with Yogacara and Shantarakṣita either. "No common ground" seems a bit of an overstatement to me, based on the fact that Śāntarakṣita 1) famously claimed in the MA that one should "ride the chariots of the two systems" and 2) he accepts self-cognizing cognition at the leve...
by Greg
Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: pagyo
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: pagyo

Greetings, Can someone tell me what is the transliteration and Sanskrit equivalent (if any) to this "pagyo" mentioned below by Chogyam Trungpa? Thanks in advance. The result of shamatha practice is pagyo, a residue of mindfulness. Pag means "residue,” and ye means "possessing”; so pagyo means "poss...
by Greg
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: pagyo
Replies: 2
Views: 576

pagyo

Greetings, Can someone tell me what is the transliteration and Sanskrit equivalent (if any) to this "pagyo" mentioned below by Chogyam Trungpa? Thanks in advance. The result of shamatha practice is pagyo, a residue of mindfulness. Pag means "residue,” and ye means "possessing”; so pagyo means "posse...
by Greg
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mongolian mummy still in tukdam
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Re: Mongolian mummy still in tukdam

In theory, one can get into deep meditation for thousands of years with no improvement for the liberation path. There are many stories about this kind of meditaters in Tibetan or Chinese Buddhism. I wish I could remember where I read/heard about it (from one of Chogyam Trungpa's works maybe?), but ...
by Greg
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mongolian mummy still in tukdam
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Mongolian mummy still in tukdam

Mongolian scientists study 200-year-old mummified monk who is 'still alive’ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/mongolia/11387391/Mongolian-scientists-study-200-year-old-mummified-monk-who-is-still-alive.html Some experts on Buddhism said the monk could be in “tukdam”, a kind of deep med...
by Greg
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: SNOWLION MERGES WITH SHAMBHALA PUBLICATIONS
Replies: 47
Views: 5624

Re: SNOWLION MERGES WITH SHAMBHALA PUBLICATIONS

Almost three years later, this acquisition looks pretty bad. As far as I can tell Snow Lion only publishes a small fraction of what they once did previously. Of course, I have to qualify that by acknowledging that I have no idea how much of that has to do with Shambhala and how much is due to whatev...

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