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by viniketa
Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Sūtra, Tantra, & Essence Mahāmudrā
Replies: 10
Views: 3528

Re: Sūtra, Tantra, & Essence Mahāmudrā

For a better translation of Mahāmudrā source texts I'd recommend the translations found in Mahāmudrā and Related Instructions by Peter Alan Roberts. For further commentary I'd recommend the published translations of teachings given by Thrangu Rinpoche on the Mahāmudrā texts by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal a...
by viniketa
Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Detachment vs. Antisocial Personality Disorder
Replies: 28
Views: 4184

Detachment vs. Antisocial Personality Disorder

When reading sutras and other Buddhist writings, we learn about being detached from things, people, events, etc. as an antidote to attachment. It almost seems as if we are supposed to be emotionless robots. Sometimes, particularly early in our practice, we may practice "detachment" a little too dili...
by viniketa
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra and the Modern World Missing?
Replies: 7
Views: 3264

Re: Mahamudra and the Modern World Missing?

Strange, Google has the lede cached, but when you click on the link, the forum returns "The requested topic does not exist." :rolleye:

I remember the thread...

:shrug:

:namaste:
by viniketa
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: On Giving "in Season"
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Re: On Giving "in Season"

There may be as many answers to this is there are Buddhists. To me, it seems the major thing is that one is mindful of gift giving such that the gift is clearly for the benefit of the recipient and not the giver. The "in season" would seem to speak to the appropriateness of a gift. Something given "...
by viniketa
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 90522

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

I did not title the video, nor was I using it as a descriptor of Huseng's understanding. But the description of the situation in this thread could certainly lead one to despair. Focus on these environmental issues is a trap, watch your own actions, be a shining example of the dharma. Who gives a fid...
by viniketa
Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: White Dzambala card?
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: White Dzambala card?

Just happened across this site recently. Sure enough, they have, but it's 3.25x8.3:

http://buy-fengshui.com/fengshui_enhanc ... d_card.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:namaste:
by viniketa
Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds was created by Daniel Schmidt. Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds was selected as the winner of the Future World showcase at the Moving Images Film Festival, Toronto (2012). Part 1 - Akasha Part 2 - The Spiral Part 3 - The Serpent and the Lotus Part 4 - Beyond Thinking http://www...
by viniketa
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Four ________
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: The Four ________

There is a rather extensive list here:

Buddhism by Numbers

:namaste:
by viniketa
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: New translation of Poussin's Abhidharmakosa
Replies: 14
Views: 2784

Re: New translation of Poussin's Abhidharmakosa

Hopefully someone will do a direct Sanskrit > English version. That would be nice. But a second detour through an early-20th century French version? It is hard to believe that doesn't introduce significant distortions. I've only seen some extracts, but it seems a sound enough. English is my first l...
by viniketa
Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Recommended reading on Buddhist philosophy
Replies: 15
Views: 2567

Re: Recommended reading on Buddhist philosophy

Just ran across this looking for something else. Looks like it may fit your interests: A History of Indian Buddhism: From Sakyamuni to Early Mahayana A History of Indian Buddhism, the summation of a lifetime of research on Indian Buddhism, is an exceptionally comprehensive discussion of Indian Buddh...
by viniketa
Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Authorship of Mahāprājñāpāramitôpadeśa
Replies: 17
Views: 2545

Re: Authorship of Mahāprājñāpāramitôpadeśa

The standard work on the subject is Christian Lindtner's Nagarjuniana: Studies in the Writings and Philosophy of Nāgārjuna , which attributes the following works to Nāgārjuna: Mūlamadhyamakakārikā Śūnyatāsaptati Vigrahavyāvartanī Vaidalyaprakaraṇa *Vyavahārasiddhi Yuktiṣaṣṭikā Catuḥstava Ratnāvalī ...
by viniketa
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Avoiding the stream?
Replies: 57
Views: 9267

Re: Avoiding the stream?

pueraeternus wrote: I don't think I am the naive one here.
Perhaps only near-sighted.

:namaste:
by viniketa
Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Recommended reading on Buddhist philosophy
Replies: 15
Views: 2567

Re: Recommended reading on Buddhist philosophy

From an academic perspective and looking at a broad understanding of the historical context of Buddhist philosophy and Indian philosophy, the following are good sources: An introduction to Buddhist philosophy in India and Tibet , Zahiruddin Ahmad http://books.google.com/books?id=eGYwAAAAYAAJ&q=Buddh...
by viniketa
Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Purpose of modern medicine: no obstacle to economic growth
Replies: 30
Views: 10579

Re: Purpose of modern medicine: no obstacle to economic growth

I'm not much into conspiracy theories nor lifestyle police, but there are many "ills" in allopathic medicine today, as it has been co-opted into plutocratic capitalism. That is the nature of capitalism. It is absolutely true that very few MDs understand preventative medicine or nutrition. In the US,...
by viniketa
Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Differencies about the theravab and the mayahanabu in person
Replies: 10
Views: 1620

Re: Differencies about the theravab and the mayahanabu in person

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by viniketa
Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Purpose of modern medicine: no obstacle to economic growth
Replies: 30
Views: 10579

Re: Purpose of modern medicine: no obstacle to economic growth

Lhug-Pa wrote:It's the worst. I often-refer to contemporary or "modern" "medicine" as a racket.
Which, I hope, is not the same as saying that there are NO genuinely concerned and patient-oriented health care practitioners en-mired in that "racket" and trying, sometimes in vain. to work around it.

:namaste:
by viniketa
Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: when asked for ... "evidence" ... ideas, please ?
Replies: 117
Views: 12429

Re: when asked for ... "evidence" ... ideas, please ?

I see "materialism" used in different ways around the forum. One is more accurately called "consumerism" and the idea that material objects lead to happiness. The other, more accurate, use has to do with reducing "mind" to the sum of operations of the material "body", such that all aspects of mind c...
by viniketa
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: when asked for ... "evidence" ... ideas, please ?
Replies: 117
Views: 12429

Re: when asked for ... "evidence" ... ideas, please ?

Ask your friend how he "knows" when he is happy (or sad).

:namaste:

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