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by tingdzin
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Hindu with circumflex?
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Hindu with circumflex?

Actually, the "h"/ "s" difference is from the difference between Indic and Iranian languages; hence the Vedic "asura" being of the same root as the "Ahura" in the Zoroastrian "Ahura Mazda".
by tingdzin
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: in the air
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: in the air

Doomsday is indeed getting close. Practice as hard as you can.
by tingdzin
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Vajrayana is not Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 23
Views: 1807

Re: Vajrayana is not Tibetan Buddhism

Worthless. The only valid points he makes in the article are already well-known among those who study the subject in any depth. Another self-appointed expert with an axe to grind trying to make a reputation for himself.
by tingdzin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 1548

Re: Hell

Thanks.
by tingdzin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 1548

Re: Hell

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:51 pm
There is an old grandmother who gives people a certain tea before they are reincarnated. That tea makes them forget their time in hell.
Wow, that's a new one for me.
Could you tell me where this idea comes from?
by tingdzin
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 2677

Re: Zazen and breathing

One may leave it to scholars and others, but I am not sure if they would come with any serious or reliable outcome. One should practice all of those ways first to have any idea. And we lack time to practice zen, so how one would have time to search in all of this? Another point is that one needs a ...
by tingdzin
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Chinese culture and Buddhism and more
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Chinese culture and Buddhism and more

#2 May have a basis in Buddhism, but such a belief/ custom is present in no other Buddhist cultures I have seen. It may also be in part due to Confucian beliefs on honoring ancestors. #3 A lot of Buddhists (including myself) drink in moderation. If you have the good fortune to be a full-time Buddhis...
by tingdzin
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Teacher & Root Guru
Replies: 85
Views: 25695

Re: Teacher & Root Guru

So my question in this thread is... what happens when your root teacher dies? This is something that I've been wondering. Does the root relationship stay with you? The aspect of the root lama that Lungtok Tenpe Nyima calls "the principal lama", i.e., the form with characteristics, is but one aspect...
by tingdzin
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mandalas in exoteric schools
Replies: 25
Views: 1625

Re: Mandalas in exoteric schools

I remember reading a summary the other day about a sutra that mentioned the 5 budhas of the 5 directions and as such could be seen as an early foundation for the esoteric paths that use this mandala. Annoyingly I cant remember where I read it You might be thinking of P.T. Denwood "Some Formative In...
by tingdzin
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: student-master relationship in Vajrayana
Replies: 34
Views: 1841

Re: student-master relationship in Vajrayana

dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:44 pm
There's also an Indian idea about two kinds of disciples: if the guru is like a cow then one kind are like calves that drink her milk and then go off to play and the other kind are like flies that just sit on the cow's back biting it and so forth.
Nice one; I hadn't heard that.
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Drenpa Namkha
Replies: 16
Views: 3115

Re: Drenpa Namkha

Good stuff. Has anyone put this stuff together into a publicly-accessible book?
by tingdzin
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: student-master relationship in Vajrayana
Replies: 34
Views: 1841

Re: student-master relationship in Vajrayana

How often is it necessary to see one’s teacher in Vajrayana? This depends on how engaged you are with the practice. Ideally, when one receives a Vajrayana practice, one practices conscientiously until there are real signs of fruition, and then one goes to the teacher for feedback, including correct...
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan words
Replies: 33
Views: 1535

Re: Tibetan words

Thanks, these are great!
by tingdzin
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Weed is now legal in California
Replies: 305
Views: 11460

Re: Weed is now legal in California

I was once in Chatral Rinpoche's presence when a Frenchman, obviously a stoner, asked him about marijuana usage. Rinpoche said that habitual use of ganja could cloud the mind in such a way that one's faculties would become duller even when not using it and this would probably lead to lower births, p...
by tingdzin
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 87
Views: 4182

Re: Donating one's organs at death

Yes, your approach may be the best for avoiding such post-mortem complications.
by tingdzin
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: helicobacter pylori bacteria endemic in Tibetan monastery
Replies: 18
Views: 1139

Re: helicobacter pylori bacteria endemic in Tibetan monastery

Thanks all for this enlightening thread. How does one get diagnosed with this problem?
by tingdzin
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 87
Views: 4182

Re: Donating one's organs at death

f we make arrangements to die in our own homes or the home of a loved one the "authorities" can't really do anything to interfere. It's none of their business and they dont need to know anything about it. Ideally, yes; sometimes there have been problems when deaths have not been reported in a timel...
by tingdzin
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: A history question
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: A history question

I have recently read a work that implied that in the earliest days of Buddhism in China, there was no standard name because there was no standard Buddhism, only Buddhist practitioners who may or may not have been monks introducing one or another aspect of Buddhist doctrine and/or practice to groups ...
by tingdzin
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Donating one's organs at death
Replies: 87
Views: 4182

Re: Donating one's organs at death

One of my teachers said that one's body should not be disturbed for three days after death if at all possible. This is not possible in many jurisdictions, though, and I'm not sure how this would play out in the realm of organ donation. I have reservations about it also because the whole process, in ...
by tingdzin
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Chinese Buddhist mentational terms
Replies: 4
Views: 909

Re: Chinese Buddhist mentational terms

Thanks for the link. I missed that thread

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