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by Greg
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Book recommendations about rebirth, reincarnation
Replies: 32
Views: 3472

Re: Book recommendations about rebirth, reincarnation

The prasangika perspective on karma is that it is like a debt. In terms of rebirth, what takes rebirth is the habit of imputing an unreal "I". This habit not only can create karma but can receive its ripening, just as by using the imputation car we can both drive it and crash it. Karma is likened t...
by Greg
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Book recommendations about rebirth, reincarnation
Replies: 32
Views: 3472

Re: Book recommendations about rebirth, reincarnation

The prasangika perspective on karma is that it is like a debt. In terms of rebirth, what takes rebirth is the habit of imputing an unreal "I". This habit not only can create karma but can receive its ripening, just as by using the imputation car we can both drive it and crash it. Karma is likened t...
by Greg
Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Book recommendations about rebirth, reincarnation
Replies: 32
Views: 3472

Re: Book recommendations about rebirth, reincarnation

I never felt like I encountered a persuasive explanation of karma & rebirth from a Prasaṅgika perspective. At the level of saṃvrti, karmic seed and ripening separated by lifetimes does not appear. At the level of paramārtha it does not exist. Therefore, like the horns of a rabbit, it must be complet...
by Greg
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Please help, vajrayana Buddhism in Indonesia
Replies: 19
Views: 4747

Re: Please help, vajrayana Buddhism in Indonesia

wouldn't it have been theravada though? what or who are the Mulāsarvāstivādin ? In researching this I also came across (in a different source) doing what I thought was the opposite and referring to the buddhism of sri lanka as hinayana. No, the Theravāda and the Mulāsarvāstivāda are two different ś...
by Greg
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Please help, vajrayana Buddhism in Indonesia
Replies: 19
Views: 4747

Re: Please help, vajrayana Buddhism in Indonesia

Found this book online: http://www.univpgri-palembang.ac.id/perpus-fkip/Perpustakaan/History/Seni%20Pahat%20Budha%20Indonesia.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; seems to be a great resource...
by Greg
Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Interesting new book
Replies: 8
Views: 2395

Re: Interesting new book

You are right, though I think many of his points are obvious and commonly accepted by everyone who is at least someone knowledgable. Doesn't everyone know at this point that "four noble truths" is a bad translation for a term that means something more like "four truths evident to noble ones." With t...
by Greg
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Interesting new book
Replies: 8
Views: 2395

Re: Interesting new book

Some of the other points would probably be a little more contentious. This book makes two revisionary claims, both of which dramatically challenge the prevalent understanding of the teachings attributed to the historical Buddha. The first is that the early Buddhist discourses betray almost no famili...
by Greg
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Any resources for information on Vajrabodhi
Replies: 10
Views: 1905

Re: Any resources for information on Vajrabodhi

His biography has been translated by Zhou Yi Liang in “Tantrism in China,” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 8 (March 1945): 241–332. There is also an entry in the Encyclopedia of Religion 2nd ed.
by Greg
Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Please help, vajrayana Buddhism in Indonesia
Replies: 19
Views: 4747

Re: Please help, vajrayana Buddhism in Indonesia

sorry, I meant later *than*. You won't find much about Serlingpa.
by Greg
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Please help, vajrayana Buddhism in Indonesia
Replies: 19
Views: 4747

Re: Please help, vajrayana Buddhism in Indonesia

Definitely not the same. Suvarṇadvipi Dharmakīrti aka Serlingpa was much later the more famous logician Dharmakīrti.
by Greg
Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sutras
Replies: 22
Views: 6880

Re: Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sutras

In what manner does it compare to this, Universal Vehicle Discourse Literature (Mahayanasutralamkara) (Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences) Jan 5, 2005 by Maitreyanatha / Aryasanga and The AIBS team Hardcover $47.15$56.00 a version whose choise of terms often bugged me the way that greek myth version...
by Greg
Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Red Tara thesis
Replies: 14
Views: 3015

Re: Red Tara thesis

lorem wrote:Interesting read. Not totally finished but read the chapters that stood out.
Yeah, it is a nice resource. Red Tara is one of my favorite practices, but I didn't really have any of this background.
by Greg
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Red Tara thesis
Replies: 14
Views: 3015

Re: Red Tara thesis

It has some interesting info about Traktung Stu Khepa.
by Greg
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Pointing out the Dharmakaya
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

Re: Pointing out the Dharmakaya

Is there anything in that book that has not been taught in Shenpen Osel ? EDIT: Vol 4, No 3 I wonder if Nitartha will? They published Mahamudra: The Ocean of Definitive Meaning . They should do the series. EDIT: Teachings on, and transmission of, the 9th Karmapa's Pointing Out the Dharmakaya by the...
by Greg
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Pointing out the Dharmakaya
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

Pointing out the Dharmakaya

Has the root text been translated anywhere? (It is not included in Thrangu Rinpoche's commentary in the book by that name.)
by Greg
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Chapa Chökyi Senge refutes Prāsaṅgika?
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Re: Chapa Chökyi Senge refutes Prāsaṅgika?

Introduction to the Middle Way, pg 34. Endnote 30. Recounted by Shakya Chogden. della Santina, Madhyamaka Schools, pg 85. Maybe kusulu not pandit (me). from Tilopa. Don't recall. Don't imagine. Don't think. Don't examine. Don't control. Rest. Thanks for these! It is suggested that he also wrote ref...
by Greg
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Chapa Chökyi Senge refutes Prāsaṅgika?
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Chapa Chökyi Senge refutes Prāsaṅgika?

In The Karmapa's Middle Way: Feast for the Fortunate by Tyler Dewar on page 8 ones encounters: "One of the last great Tibetan Autonomist stalwarts was Chapa Chökyi Senge (phywa pa chos kyi seng ge, 1109-1169), a follower of Dignāga and Dharmakīrti who is said to have cleverly refuted Consequentialis...
by Greg
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Pratyekabuddha
Replies: 14
Views: 3305

Re: Pratyekabuddha

It's on this page as a pdf! Other good stuff too. Hamilton, ect... http://bookzz.org/g/early+buddhism Chapter! The Paccekabuddha in Early Pali Sources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Chapter II The Paccekabuddha as lsi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
by Greg
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Honorific titles
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: Honorific titles

Does anybody know the corresponding equivalents of His Holiness, His Eminence, and other such terms in Tibetan and how they are used? Thanks! Warm regards, Lowell There are all sorts of honorifics in Tibetan but not literally equivalent to these English terms. They are appropriated from the Catholi...
by Greg
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: claim about Fifth Dalai Lama
Replies: 76
Views: 13005

Re: claim about Fifth Dalai Lama

Friend is busy so emailed Yangsi Rinpoche @ Maitripa. Dear Rinpoche, On Oct. 8 an op-ed ran in the New York Times quoting an erroneous source. Nicholas Kristof wrote that, " The Dalai Lama today is an extraordinary humanitarian, but the fifth Dalai Lama in 1660 ordered children massacred 'like eggs...

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