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by tingdzin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Is there a Tibetan translation of The awakening of faith
Replies: 11
Views: 1212

Re: Is there a Tibetan translation of The awakening of faith

Not my area of specialization, but I thought it was now commonly accepted that both the Awakening of Faith and the Sutra for Humane Kings were composed outside of India. Don't have references to hand, though.

Not the same thing, by the way, as being "inauthentic".
by tingdzin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chomsky's Requiem for the American Dream - free ebook today
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: Chomsky's Requiem for the American Dream - free ebook today

Knotty Veneer wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:30 am
He's been America's conscience for a long time.
Ha! He's almost unknown except among intellectual types.
by tingdzin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rudra
Replies: 13
Views: 1736

Re: Rudra

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:26 pm
it is necesary to have transmission for putting it into practice?
I doubt it -- but if you've ever been to a prolonged Nyingmapa ceremony, you've probably received the lung as a matter of course. It's a profound practice if well-considered.
by tingdzin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: PAKYONG AIRPORT in Sikkim
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: PAKYONG AIRPORT in Sikkim

Too bad. Another Guru Rinpoche beyul bites the dust once and for all.
by tingdzin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NATURE
Replies: 35
Views: 1628

Re: NATURE

From Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey": "For she [nature] can so inform The mind that is within us, so impress With quietness and beauty, and so feed With lofty thoughts, that neither evil tongues Rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men Nor greeting where no kindness is, nor all The dreary intercou...
by tingdzin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NATURE
Replies: 35
Views: 1628

Re: NATURE

An amazing bird! Just when you think you've seen it all. Thanks.
by tingdzin
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Zazen
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: Zazen

shanyin wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:36 am
Is zazen sitting in lotus or half lotus and doing nothing?
No, it isn't.
by tingdzin
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?
Replies: 12
Views: 1523

Re: Receiving both Buddhist & Bön Dzogchen teachings?

If you haven't yet chosen a principal lama, no problem. If you have, ask him or her.
by tingdzin
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Zazen
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: Zazen

I'll put on a plug for Meido's book -- it's extremely well done, and I wish I'd had it when I was starting out.
by tingdzin
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpos in SE Asia
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Bonpos in SE Asia

Possibly, but thanks for the information.
by tingdzin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bonpos in SE Asia
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Bonpos in SE Asia

Does anyone know anything about the lamas at the Bon center in Thailand? Affiliations, lama bios, etc.?
by tingdzin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training
Replies: 111
Views: 9482

Re: Ngakpa International - Vajrayana Training

She and her teachers were discussed on the previous incarnation of this board. I personally have met her and found her interesting as a person, but her formal credentials cannot even be called weak. Just came across this statement on an online event add and it sounds so confidently authoritative I ...
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Courtesies Regarding the Lama, Sangha, and Place of Dharma Activity
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: Courtesies Regarding the Lama, Sangha, and Place of Dharma Activity

Just don't put yourself forward too much, watch what others are doing, ask people (who are also not hogging the limelight), and show consideration. If people want to put you down because of your ignorance, just don't take it seriously and do better next time.
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: First mahayana sutras, when?
Replies: 29
Views: 5474

Re: First mahayana sutras, when?

Please don't speak of the "original Sanskrit" versions of Mahayana sutras. Most of them were translated from Prakrit, mostly NW Prakrit. Sanskrit did not come into widespread use in Buddhism until well past the first century, as I recall.
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Fukujoju bosatsu's suport
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Fukujoju bosatsu's suport

Can someone tell me what Chinese word was used to describe the creature that is the throne-mount of Fukujoju bosatsu in the Kongocho-gyo tradition, as the peacock is for Muryoju-butsu? I know the Indic and Tibetan, but I am curious as to what word or words the translators chose to render it into Chi...
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma government?
Replies: 85
Views: 2402

Re: Dharma government?

Thailand was a constitutional monarchy on the British model. However, it is now a military dictatorship and has been since 2014. Thailand has been in and out of military rule since the early 20th century, and theoretically a constitutional monarchy off and on, sometimes at the same time. However, t...
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boys Freed From Thai Cave Enter Monkhood to Honor Fallen Rescuer
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: Boys Freed From Thai Cave Enter Monkhood to Honor Fallen Rescuer

Yes, it's wonderful that this kind of thing still goes on in some places.
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Feel like an interchangeable cog
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Feel like an interchangeable cog

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:31 am
Work that enables you to directly help people often doesn't pay that well.
Almost never.
by tingdzin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Looking for Thangka of Longchen Nyingthig Refuge Tree
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Looking for Thangka of Longchen Nyingthig Refuge Tree

If your friend could work with a poster until a thangka was available, try mahasiddha.org.
by tingdzin
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Is anyone able to read this script please?
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: Is anyone able to read this script please?

I think the last confusing part is du yig (abbrevated writing) for Namo. Such things are not so common on sculpture, but the quality of the writing is not that good anyway, and there appears to have been a space problem too.

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