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by jiashengrox
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Cessation of the Alaya Vijnana.
Replies: 31
Views: 5454

Re: Cessation of the Alaya Vijnana.

I would recommend the Mahayanasamgraha (Summary of the Great Vehicle) by Asanga. The text is much less daunting than Ch'eng Wei Shih Lun (or at least I feel) and is also one of the root Indian treatises of the Chinese Mind-Only school. Vasubhandu wrote a commentary on it and was translated into Chin...
by jiashengrox
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: About following various schools/lineages
Replies: 16
Views: 1326

Re: About following various schools/lineages

Hello Here is yet another possibly stupid question, but so be it. This is a sort of continuum from the last thread.(title: Stuck in the practice http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=16064) So recently I have been doing Green tara`s practice and feel that it is very beneficial and i will ...
by jiashengrox
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who is the Greatest master you have ever seen?
Replies: 124
Views: 12590

Re: who is the Greatest master you have ever seen?

His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche is amazing. In fact, i think masters of the drikung kagyu tradition are very amazing. Many have mentioned the kagyu lamas that are no doubt omniscient, but allow me to mention that the khenpo and khensur of the three great seats are also amazing as well. Not to mention ...
by jiashengrox
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Questions..
Replies: 25
Views: 3665

Re: Questions..

okay thank you I will check out some of those books and start the practices immediately. I may take some online modules as well to get a feel for that. How important is pronunciation in the vajrasattva? How does one meet a teacher? Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks again for all the help. I am...
by jiashengrox
Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Questions..
Replies: 25
Views: 3665

Re: Questions..

Hmmm, indeed, we do not have enough time, and we should start as soon as we can. Je Rinpoche's Lam Rim Chen Mo is indeed a very good start, but if you feel that Lam Rim Chen Mo might be a little overwhelming, I do have a few more suggestions on Lam Rim texts: 1. Je Rinpoche's Middle Length Lam Rim. ...
by jiashengrox
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Gampopa's fivefold Training-any book/text recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 2656

Re: Gampopa's fivefold Training-any book/text recommendation

How about this:

http://www.amazon.com/Garland-Mahamudra ... 1559391731

By Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche, quite an informative book. I think the Fivefold Mahamudra Torma Empowerment might be required to read this book (best to check with a teacher).
by jiashengrox
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: first practice ngondro in a gelug tradition
Replies: 14
Views: 3082

Re: first practice ngondro in a gelug tradition

Ok i have started to practice the 35 buddha in the morning and vaijirasattva in the evening. I d like to know if i need to invocate a protector ( i dont have initiation)? Namo gurube :namaste: You can do that in the evening if you want to, there are protector prayers that can be recited without ini...
by jiashengrox
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: gaden nyen gyu?
Replies: 14
Views: 2754

Re: gaden nyen gyu?

Alexander Berzin has a short writeup on the explanation of lama chopa, especially on combining the three main deities of Tsongkhapa into this practice: http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/archives/advanced/tantra/level_5_specific_tantra_systems/introduction_chakrasamvara_system/introduction_chakras...
by jiashengrox
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: gaden nyen gyu?
Replies: 14
Views: 2754

Re: gaden nyen gyu?

Of course, HHDL quipped once that the real dye ldan sgyu phrul legs bam was the 18 volumes of Lama Tsongkhapa's collected works. I would like to add the exact source of this statement: the Union of Bliss and Emptiness, HHDL's commentary on Lama Chopa, page 69, Visualisation of the Merit Field, firs...
by jiashengrox
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Family lineages vs tulku system vs "meritocracy"
Replies: 46
Views: 3602

Re: Family lineages vs tulku system vs "meritocracy"

Pardon me for being ignorant, but what is the monastic curriculum like in ngor? Because the statement that u made that ngorpas are as strict as the gelugpas would sound contradictory, as in one moment u objected, stating that the time it takes to groom a gelug monk to a lineage holder is too long (w...
by jiashengrox
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Family lineages vs tulku system vs "meritocracy"
Replies: 46
Views: 3602

Re: Family lineages vs tulku system vs "meritocracy"

Then, one might wonder, "Wouldn't it be a little too old for most of the monks to uphold the lineage only after they have completed the studies?" And there is what is an advantage of this system: it ensures quality. If you are unable to even grasp sutric concepts at the very fundamental level, then...
by jiashengrox
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Family lineages vs tulku system vs "meritocracy"
Replies: 46
Views: 3602

Re: Family lineages vs tulku system vs "meritocracy"

To be a lineage holder in the Sakya lineage requires training from early childhood. . Sure. But in the Tibetan monastic tradition a lot of young monks join a monastery at under 10 years of age. Yes, and other Kagyu and Nyingma lineages, generally only tulkus are cultivated for lineage holder traini...
by jiashengrox
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Family lineages vs tulku system vs "meritocracy"
Replies: 46
Views: 3602

Re: Family lineages vs tulku system vs "meritocracy"

Probably that is one method that could ensure that those who sit on the throne will be more qualified, but what i was trying to say in my earlier posts regarding this issue (pardon me if i really sounded one sided earlier!) is not whether it is fair. In fact, the main reason why i would be in favour...
by jiashengrox
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Family lineages vs tulku system vs "meritocracy"
Replies: 46
Views: 3602

Re: Family lineages vs tulku system vs "meritocracy"

Furthermore, it was mentioned in Dezhung Rinpoche's biography, "A Saint in Seattle": He also said there were three ways to be recognised as a great lama. The first was by familial descent, which was worst. The second was as an "incarnate lama" ( or tulku ) which also was very imperfect. The third w...
by jiashengrox
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Family lineages vs tulku system vs "meritocracy"
Replies: 46
Views: 3602

Re: Family lineages vs tulku system vs "meritocracy"

From the thread about Ole Nydahl. But frankly, all this makes me understand that the family lineage holder model has certain strengths that the other two models, i.e. Tulku succession, or nominated abbotships, as in the throne of Ganden, somewhat lack. While all are subject to manipulation, the fam...
by jiashengrox
Tue May 01, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Tibetan text of Tsongkhapa's "dgongs pa rab gsal"
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: Tibetan text of Tsongkhapa's "dgongs pa rab gsal"

Hi,

Does anyone knows where can I get a copy of the English translation of the mentioned text? (Illumination of the Thought by Je Tsongkhapa)

Thanks and best regards,
Jia Sheng
by jiashengrox
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Practice texts? 8 Herukas and/or Mindroling Vajrasattva
Replies: 15
Views: 3008

Re: Practice texts? 8 Herukas and/or Mindroling Vajrasattva

Hi Jerkhyi Longdong, Thanks a lot for the update. Any idea how would I be able to acquire this text via Shechen Monastery Nepal? It seems that I cannot find their websites online (via google, etc.) Best regards, Jia Sheng Hi all, I would like to ask if anyone has the English translation of the Mindr...
by jiashengrox
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Practice texts? 8 Herukas and/or Mindroling Vajrasattva
Replies: 15
Views: 3008

Re: Practice texts? 8 Herukas and/or Mindroling Vajrasattva

Hi all, I would like to ask if anyone has the English translation of the Mindrolling Vajrasattva practice text. I have tried contacting Khandro Rinpoche's center but there's not reply as of now (I think it has been about half a year to a year!) so I was wondering if I could find anyone who has it on...

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