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by Malcolm
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: World Bee Day
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: World Bee Day

Today 20 May is a day to appreciate and do what we can to help our busy little friends. https://worldbeeday.org/en/ Stop the Trump regime. Oh you silly boy. I would rather be silly than support fascism, under the spell of which the GOP seems too have hopelessly fallen. EPA Targets Already Depleted ...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Deciphering Tibetan Buddhist titles?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Deciphering Tibetan Buddhist titles?

paradox524 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:37 pm

Dzongsar / Jamyang Khyentse / Rinpoche
Dzongsar Monastery, Incarnation lineage, honorific

or
Dilgo / Khyentse / Yangsi / Rinpoche
Family name / incarnation lineage / descriptive (rebirth) / honorific
or

Katok / Situ / Chökyi Gyatso
Monastery, incarnation lineage, personal name
by Malcolm
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: So, Anthony Bourdain...
Replies: 45
Views: 1194

Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

amanitamusc wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:16 am
Well said CW.
There are Ketamine clinics popping up after some amazing test results for multiple mental health conditions.
Shrooms are excellent for depression, but only under supervised use.
by Malcolm
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Awakening in the Bardo
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Awakening in the Bardo

Virgo wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:07 am
Do individuals who awaken in the bardo (or the moment of death) attain 13'th-16'th bhumis at that time or only up to the 12'th?

Thanks,

Kevin...
total buddhahood.
by Malcolm
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 33
Views: 1422

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

The emphasis at DWE will be engaged Buddhism, so political and news discussions need to incorporate some aspect of Dharma. The forum is both Theravada and Mahayana, so there will be a variety of views. Some interesting conversations have started. I hope that members from Dharmawheel will visit and ...
by Malcolm
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: World Bee Day
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: World Bee Day

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 6:02 pm
Today 20 May is a day to appreciate and do what we can to help our busy little friends.

https://worldbeeday.org/en/
Stop the Trump regime.
by Malcolm
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 4181

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

I would take this one step further to point out that, personally, I don’t think it matters in the least whether the historical Bhavaviveka actually held to truly existent nature, even unconsciously. A point that is systematically missed in these discussions is that there were Madhyamakas who adhere...
by Malcolm
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 4181

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

I would take this one step further to point out that, personally, I don’t think it matters in the least whether the historical Bhavaviveka actually held to truly existent nature, even unconsciously. A point that is systematically missed in these discussions is that there were Madhyamakas who adhere...
by Malcolm
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 4181

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

I guess it's the karma of the tradition, mainly due to the 5th Dalai Lama's sectarian suppression of other traditions. You need to learn some history. The Fifth Dalai Lama did not suppress the Karma Kagyus and Jonangpas out of sectarianism. He did so because these two lineages were patronized by th...
by Malcolm
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?
Replies: 34
Views: 880

Re: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?

It's possible today, but you would need to cause a certain number of members of the ordained Sangha to oppose others on a specific doctrinal topic - so basically it's very unlikely that you would have achieved this without consciously trying to do so No, Weihan is correct, in fact, just the other d...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?
Replies: 34
Views: 880

Re: How Does One Purify the Five Heinous Crimes in Sutra?

5. Splitting the Sangha - I have read that this is also impossible unless you lived in Buddha's time. It's possible today, but you would need to cause a certain number of members of the ordained Sangha to oppose others on a specific doctrinal topic - so basically it's very unlikely that you would h...
by Malcolm
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: authorization
Replies: 27
Views: 953

Re: authorization

Malcolm; Thank you. Of course monastic vows are administered (not conferred) by a teacher. And I won’t discuss so-called “secret” mantras or practices. I am using "administered" in the sense of "The doctor administered medicine to the patient." Yes, the traditional way of taking refuge is before a ...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dorje Yudronma safe or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 1807

Re: Dorje Yudronma safe or not?

Mantrik wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:53 pm
Sorry to reawaken an old thread, but I have a relevant question.
Yudronma has an oracle.........I've seen a video of the oracle at Nechung Monastery.
Is she enlightened?
If so, how can she have an oracle?
Thanks.
Yudronma is a mundane emanation of Vajrayogini.
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 4181

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

I found The Two Truths Debate to be more accessible and modern. What's your view of that if you've read it? Sonam Thakchoe does not really make an effort to understand Gorampa, he is mostly interested in making an apology for Lama Tsongkhapa's views. Malcolm, do you know how this publication compar...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 4181

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Tsongkhapafan wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:32 pm
Thanks, I saw this book and bought it some time ago but didn't find it to be a very user friendly format...
Guess I should revisit my translation and publish it.
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 4181

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Tsongkhapafan wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:32 pm

I found The Two Truths Debate to be more accessible and modern. What's your view of that if you've read it?
Sonam Thakchoe does not really make an effort to understand Gorampa, he is mostly interested in making an apology for Lama Tsongkhapa's views.
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 4181

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

It was actually a very specific question: How to Gelugpas deal with Mipham? His arguments are very specific, I assume their responses are also very specific. In my experience, the Gelug school doesn't deal with Mipham. He simply isn't studied at an institutional level. For individuals, some try to ...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: authorization
Replies: 27
Views: 953

Re: authorization

I meant “vow” as “a solemn promise, pledge, or personal commitment”. (See: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/vow) What do you mean by “vow”? My original questions about authorization wasn’t restricted to vows, but to all practices (e.g. - meditation practices, etc.). And as I reflect on this, I wond...
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 4181

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:47 am
It was actually a very specific question: How to Gelugpas deal with Mipham? His arguments are very specific, I assume their responses are also very specific.
Just as they never mounted an effective defense against Gorampa, they never mounted an effective defense against Mipham.
by Malcolm
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: authorization
Replies: 27
Views: 953

Re: authorization

I meant “vow” as “a solemn promise, pledge, or personal commitment”. (See: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/vow) What do you mean by “vow”? My original questions about authorization wasn’t restricted to vows, but to all practices (e.g. - meditation practices, etc.). And as I reflect on this, I wond...

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