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by tingdzin
Mon May 14, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?
Replies: 60
Views: 3473

Re: Did the 84 mahasiddhas authorize others to teach?

This and similar threads about qualifications mostly seem to be rooted in people either challenging notions of authority or asserting them. As one poster 'way back said, from a practitioner's standpoint (as opposed to that of people who just like Internet conversations and spinning out more fascinat...
by tingdzin
Fri May 04, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 2640

Re: Young people are loneliest?

As far as the incels, it seems to me that a cheaper and lower-tech solution would be to legalize prostitution. It exists in all but name now, but is accessible only by the rich.
by tingdzin
Thu May 03, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan dictionaries?
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Tibetan dictionaries?

Thanks Palzang! A lot of stuff here I didn't know about (but I'm rather a tech idiot).
by tingdzin
Thu May 03, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 2640

Re: Young people are loneliest?

Excellent and thoughtful post, Jesse.
by tingdzin
Wed May 02, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist karma yoga
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: Buddhist karma yoga

Pema Chophel's post summed it up. Karma Yoga is a Hindu term, and a recent one at that. Just look for "Bodhisattva activity" or"engaged Buddhism" and you'll find a lot.
by tingdzin
Wed May 02, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan dictionaries?
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Tibetan dictionaries?

Some of the online ditionaries are easiest to use. As to paper dictionaries (actually also true of online dictionaries), a lot can depend on what you're going to use it for. To take an obvious example, if you're working with Buddhist stuff, Goldstein is almost useless, but if you want colloquial or ...
by tingdzin
Wed May 02, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Padmasambhava Visualization?
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: Padmasambhava Visualization?

Javier is right -- the poin tis to transcend habitual limits of spatial relationships. In the end, though, like all of real vajrayana, i thas to be understood through practice rather than by philosophical or rational means.
by tingdzin
Wed May 02, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Young people are loneliest?
Replies: 56
Views: 2640

Re: Young people are loneliest?

In one of C.S. Lewis' sci-fi novels, he predicted that men and women would someday lie down not with actual human beings, but cunningly-fashioned images of people, and thus avoid real human contact. In the modern industrialized societies of Europe, America, and East and Southeast Asia, young people ...
by tingdzin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 89
Views: 4672

Re: Fantasy

A dog tries to steal my food, he will get kicked ( or have a stick thrown at him). you've obviously never lived long in Asia.
by tingdzin
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 41
Views: 2237

Re: Waterworld

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:02 pm
You people have the power and you're still whining like a bunch of little b**ches.
Tsk tsk
by tingdzin
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Emanations in East Asian Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Emanations in East Asian Buddhism

In Tibetan Buddhism, there is the idea of "emanations" -- that some people "emanate" from higher realms or states of beings into the human world (perhaps related to but not the same as the Tibetan tulkus, the human nirmanakayas who take successive births, seemingly a distinctive feature of Tibetan D...
by tingdzin
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Menri monastery / India
Replies: 52
Views: 5306

Re: Menri monastery / India

Geshe Yungdrung Gyaltsen in the photo above (Dec. 17) now lives in Aurora, Colorado.
kalden yungdrung wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:35 pm
Now nuns at Menri Monastery can become a Geshe.
Great!
by tingdzin
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 41
Views: 2237

Re: Waterworld

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:12 pm
As for conquering Samsara... if we didn't encourage them to conquer, wouldn't we be dropping the ball passing on the teachings of the Greatest Conquerer, the Buddha?
Well, Shakyamuni encouraged conquering ourselves, not the outside world, I think.
by tingdzin
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 78
Views: 3414

Re: DNA TESTS

haven't done the testing myself, but a family member has, so based on what I was told, our Indian family is shockingly NOT "the Indian we thought it was," but a mix of Ladakhi and Romany (this by the highest percentage.... Oukei we're gypsies) ... The facility for language is clear in the history o...
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: DNA TESTS
Replies: 78
Views: 3414

Re: DNA TESTS

Are you telling us you have dysentery? :lol: But seriously, folks, as interesting as the results of DNA testing might be, I would under no circumstances willingly submit such personal information to a faceless corporation which can be counted on to use it in deleterious ways in the future. People t...
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 41
Views: 2237

Re: Waterworld

There is nothing that can be done to stop the environmental collapse of the world now, short of a catastrophic and sudden decrease in the human population. Humanity is simply not capable of acting in unison in such a way that disaster could be averted. I would love to be proven wrong, and I will coo...
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Definitely not the best time to come back as a donkey
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Definitely not the best time to come back as a donkey

In Thailand, the Chinese are trying to buy all the country's earthworms for their energy drinks, and many farmers ignorant of the role earthworms play in soil health, and many people desperate for a little ready cash, are selling theirs (and poaching from other farmers' lands). In Laos, they have de...
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: THE CANON OF THE BÖN
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: THE CANON OF THE BÖN

This is fantastic, but Bonpos (and Chospas) should remain aware that in the future, a ready supply of electricity may not be as available as it is now, and should also print as many low-tech copies for distribution as possible.
by tingdzin
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 10023

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:44 pm
he world is suffering. Everyone's position is impermanent, and this is the reason why I object to all this privilege rhetoric.
:anjali:
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Rare Tangut manuscript of the Lotus Sutra Rediscovered in Kraków, Poland
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Rare Tangut manuscript of the Lotus Sutra Rediscovered in Kraków, Poland

Hope that Dr. Long get adequate support for such valuable work!

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