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by WeiHan
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:01 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China's super-rich communist Buddhists
Replies: 38
Views: 5783

Re: China's super-rich communist Buddhists

But that idea is quite superficial and materialistic. Living traditions of Buddhism tend to have a lot of superficial and materialistic elements. If they weren't, they'd be out of business and then fade away or just become subjects of study by specialist scholars. The Buddhist Church needs to cover...
by WeiHan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The state of Buddhism in the world
Replies: 82
Views: 14926

Re: The state of Buddhism in the world

They're also even paying for monasteries to be renovated in Tibet (a Tibetan Sakya monk in Nepal told me this).. \ For tourism in historic regions. I am quite sure from some chinese buddhists personal blog that Dzogchen Monastery shedra is starting a curiculum which will focus more on traditional I...
by WeiHan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The state of Buddhism in the world
Replies: 82
Views: 14926

Re: The state of Buddhism in the world

I don't believe there are 1.6 billions buddhists in the world. Not to downplay the importance of having critical mass, I will be happy if traditional buddhist dominant countries like Thailand, Myanmar etc can maintained their absolute majority and that in non-traditional regions in other parts of th...
by WeiHan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 99
Views: 18362

Re: Bodhi seed malas

I checked on the usa ebay site today and they have some that look like phoenix eye and don't cost so much. Those very small sized 8mm one isn't the real phoenix eye bodhi seed. I know them...they are actually called raktu seed, not the traditional phoenix eye bodhi seed tibetan buddhist has been re...
by WeiHan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 99
Views: 18362

Re: Bodhi seed malas

Lhasa wrote:Have you looked on ebay?
yes.ebay don't usually has good deal or the best products. the last time i saw a 9mm us$700 phoenix eye bodhi seed mala was at garuda trading and after that i don't see any one in any website or unless they cost many many thousands of dollars.
by WeiHan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 99
Views: 18362

Re: Bodhi seed malas

How about the benefit of red coral mala? I managed to secure one before the price took off. Red coral is said to be the most beneficial for the "powerful/magnetizing" practices. It's mentioned specifically in the Kurukulle Kangyur. But maybe in modern times now the use of coralle is doubtful, for m...
by WeiHan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 99
Views: 18362

Re: Bodhi seed malas

How about the benefit of red coral mala? I managed to secure one before the price took off. Red coral is said to be the most beneficial for the "powerful/magnetizing" practices. It's mentioned specifically in the Kurukulle Kangyur. Thankyou for your sharing of info. That was the main reason I bough...
by WeiHan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 40830

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

So, is valid cognition = conventional truth - a vision due to ignorance? I would say no. Valid cognition is a cognition of what exists. For example, if I see a glass on the table, and I reach out to pick it up, it will be where my eye consciousness sees it. I also have valid cognition of many chara...
by WeiHan
Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 40830

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Sorry for disturbing the quiet. Just another point which cannot be ignored. If a glass of water really has the characteristics of water, then why do different beings see it differently? (a human see as water, a preta see as pus etc...) No one is saying that water has inherent characteristics, quite...
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 99
Views: 18362

Re: Bodhi seed malas

I can't imagine that the price has gone so high...US$800++!!!!! I thought I just saw it sold at less than $100 recently. I probably suggest the monasteries can grow some "bodhi" trees that produce this kind of phoenix eye seeds as a source of financial support and also to help buddhists who need su...
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 40830

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Sorry for disturbing the quiet. Just another point which cannot be ignored. If a glass of water really has the characteristics of water, then why do different beings see it differently? (a human see as water, a preta see as pus etc...) No one is saying that water has inherent characteristics, quite...
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bodhi seed malas
Replies: 99
Views: 18362

Re: Bodhi seed malas

I have no idea where they come from, but this is how they look: http://bodhimala.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=64 The little sharp point on each bead is clearly visible. /magnus I can't imagine that the price has gone so high...US$800++!!!!! I thought I just saw it sold at less tha...
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Anti-Tibetan Buddhism Signs
Replies: 242
Views: 34449

Re: Anti-Tibetan Buddhism Signs

In Taiwan there are some people quite opposed to Tibetan Buddhism. On one of the main train lines they have these announcements plastered on the side of a building (I took these today): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/anaxilas/DSC08064.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/anaxilas/DSC080...
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: How can Karmapa OTD help Tibet in the future?
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Re: How can Karmapa OTD help Tibet in the future?

From what I read on Chinese websites, many monasteries in Tibet are allowed to rebuilt and recover their curriculum. These days, many chinese have turned tibetan Buddhism and some of them seem to have links and connection to help secure some resources for the rebuilt. There already seem to have a st...
by WeiHan
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Landscaping: Right Livelihood?
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: Landscaping: Right Livelihood?

It is a good opportunity to say many mantras to any animals or insects you will come across. Otherwise, they have no chance to have contact with any Dharma. Take this good opportunity.
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 40830

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Question: does there exist an appearance of a table or does there exist a table which appears? To please Michael (and advance the discussion), there exists a mere appearance of table, but table is not empty of table because conventionally it has the characteristics of table. It is empty of inherent...
by WeiHan
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 40830

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Ucchedavāda, strictly speaking, means asserting that something once existent is destroyed. Since we never once asserted the existence of something, we cannot be accused of asserting that something becomes nonexistent, and therefore, we are free from the charge of being a "chad pa smra ba ", aka an ...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 40830

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

His mistake is the same as TKfan's assuming that tables are designated on tables, rather than tables being designated on parts. That's a strawman. I never said that tables are designated on tables, you assumed this. Table is imputed on basis of imputation for table and the basis of imputation and t...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 40830

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

His mistake is the same as TKfan's assuming that tables are designated on tables, rather than tables being designated on parts. Malcolm, Is dependent origination the right explanation? Table is empty of car doesn't mean that the table will appear as a car and exhibits the dependently originated app...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 40830

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

His mistake is the same as TKfan's assuming that tables are designated on tables, rather than tables being designated on parts. Malcolm, Is dependent origination the right explanation? Table is empty of car doesn't mean that the table will appear as a car and exhibits the dependently originated app...

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