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by pueraeternus
Thu May 01, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of recorded empowerments
Replies: 357
Views: 34592

Re: Validity of recorded empowerments

Malcolm wrote:
Alfredo wrote:An analogy might be with a wedding ceremony.
It was just pointed out to me that the analogy might be apt if one could be married by watching a recording of someone's else's wedding.
Wait, are you telling me that the fight for same-sex marriage was unnecessary all along?
by pueraeternus
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Quotes Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 11511

Re: Dharma Quotes Thread

教外別傳
不立文字
直指人心
見性成佛

A special transmission beyond the scriptures
that depends not on words and letters
Directly pointing at one's heart
See into one's nature and attain Buddhahood.
by pueraeternus
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of recorded empowerments
Replies: 357
Views: 34592

Re: Validity of recorded empowerments

Karma Jinpa wrote:
pueraeternus wrote:Thou hast gained an Eighth!
I must admit, when I first read this it made me think of visions induced by something quite different than a properly received empowerment... :rolling:
Well, at least something is still empowered. :tongue:
by pueraeternus
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of recorded empowerments
Replies: 357
Views: 34592

Re: Validity of recorded empowerments

dzogchungpa wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
dzogchungpa wrote:OK thanks, but I was also wondering if there are supposed to be "signs" indicating that you have really "received the empowerment"?
You mean like stigmata?
Ha Ha Ha Ha, more like dreams, vibrations :smile: and so on.
Thou hast gained an Eighth!
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by pueraeternus
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Bodhisattva Doctrine in Buddhist Sanskrit Literature
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Re: Bodhisattva Doctrine in Buddhist Sanskrit Literature

By Har Dayal and first published in 1932. I never read it and wonder if it is too dated to be of value now or has he any unusual insights that are little emphasized today? It is wonderful. Indeed a bit outdated, but a good scholarly work overall. Note that Har Dayal is/was a Hindu nationalist, so y...
by pueraeternus
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of recorded empowerments
Replies: 357
Views: 34592

Re: Validity of recorded empowerments

Malcolm wrote:
pueraeternus wrote:
anjali wrote:There came a time when the Buddha's teachings had to be written down.
That would be passe. In the future, tertons would hide termas in the World of Warcraft, or maybe some obscure corner of Ultima Online.

dude, Halo...come on...
I am more traditional, you see. :tongue:
by pueraeternus
Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Validity of recorded empowerments
Replies: 357
Views: 34592

Re: Validity of recorded empowerments

anjali wrote:There came a time when the Buddha's teachings had to be written down.
That would be passe. In the future, tertons would hide termas in the World of Warcraft, or maybe some obscure corner of Ultima Online.
by pueraeternus
Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7922

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

Recently I attended HHST's Kalachakra empowerment in NYC. I would like to further my study and practice, but could not find any books on Kalachakra specific to the lineage transmitted by HHST (majority are on the Gelugpa transmissions). Is there any book anyone familiar with the tradition can recom...
by pueraeternus
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7922

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

[ I see. Is this Vajramala the same as the Vajravali? http://www.amazon.com/Tibetan-Mandalas-Vajravali-Tantra-Samuccaya-Raghuvira/dp/8186471014/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397705467&sr=8-1&keywords=vajravali Yes, vali and mala are alternate both translated as phreng ba into Tibetan. Thanks and ordered....
by pueraeternus
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7922

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

The Vajramala is collection of template empowerments, so it is a full empowerment, but less elaborate than the two main traditions of Kalacakra (Rwa and Dro). So would this upcoming book be something that would help? http://www.amazon.com/The-Vajra-Rosary-Tantra-Vajramalatantra/dp/1935011189/ref=sr...
by pueraeternus
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7922

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

Vajramala is a tantra, it is also a collection of initiations by the Mahāsiddha Abhayakaragupta. Noted. Found this too. A dissertation that eventually became the book to be released August 2014. Interpreting the Vajra Rosary: Truth and Method Meets Wisdom and Method - David R. Kittay http://academi...
by pueraeternus
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7922

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

Found this during my search. What do you guys think?

Synthesizing a Liturgical Heritage - Abhayakaragupta's Vajravali and the Kalacakramandala - Yong-Hyun Lee
http://vajrayana.faithweb.com/vajravali.PDF
by pueraeternus
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7922

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

The Vajramala is collection of template empowerments, so it is a full empowerment, but less elaborate than the two main traditions of Kalacakra (Rwa and Dro). So would this upcoming book be something that would help? http://www.amazon.com/The-Vajra-Rosary-Tantra-Vajramalatantra/dp/1935011189/ref=sr...
by pueraeternus
Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7922

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

I am not sure the text has been translated. But it is in the collection of main daily sadhanas used in Sakya. From these 2 websites, it seems HHST was transmitted the Kalachakra from both HHDL and Chogye Trichen Rinpoche (6 different lineages). Do you happen to know for the recent NYC transmissions...
by pueraeternus
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7922

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

Malcolm wrote:
In Sakya, the main Kalacakra practice is the preliminary practice for the six yogas; it is a simplified form in one face and two arms. Chogye Trichen remarked this was all one needed.

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Noted, thanks. That should be easily found.
by pueraeternus
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7922

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

Thanks Cone and Kirtu. HHST wrote a short sadhana for the Kalacakra in NYC. Yes. It is a really short sadhana. It definitely something to start with, but I am also looking for more substantial texts. There is this book on Geshe Ngawang Ghargyey's teachings on Kalachakra that he gave at the Sakya Teg...
by pueraeternus
Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7922

Re: Kalachakra practice in Sakya

There is very little material by Sakya authors on Kalacakra. For the most part, only Lama Dampa, Takstang Lotsawa and Amyezhabs wrote anything of significance on Kalacakra, unless of course you count Buton as a Sakyapa -- the Gelug lineage comes from him. M Noted - thanks Namdrol. I will have to ma...
by pueraeternus
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Kalachakra practice in Sakya
Replies: 35
Views: 7922

Kalachakra practice in Sakya

Recently I attended HHST's Kalachakra empowerment in NYC. I would like to further my study and practice, but could not find any books on Kalachakra specific to the lineage transmitted by HHST (majority are on the Gelugpa transmissions). Is there any book anyone familiar with the tradition can recomm...
by pueraeternus
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Ordination
Replies: 68
Views: 17275

Re: Ordination

Is there evidence that such bursaries were established during the Buddha's time? The Buddhist community wandered around as travelling mendicants most of the time (except during retreats), were supposed to only have the 4 requisites, cannot handle money, etc. So all these point the bursars towards a...
by pueraeternus
Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Ordination
Replies: 68
Views: 17275

Re: Ordination

I'm quite solid in my position stating that later developments in Vinaya literature where the Buddha is talking about drawing up loan contracts with people is in fact a much later development and moreover an indication of ignorance on the part of the author(s), who were unaware that writing didn't ...

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