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by udawa
Thu May 30, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is the practice after Dzogchen realisation
Replies: 38
Views: 4061

Re: What is the practice after Dzogchen realisation

Most of you have probably already seen this. It is readily available on the Internet and it pertains directly I think to the OP question. I am pretty far from being able to follow this advice in all moments but I use it as an inspiration and it is very effective as such. It has been attributed to H...
by udawa
Sun May 26, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: New Lalitavistara Sutra translation
Replies: 25
Views: 5798

Re: New Lalitavistara Sutra translation

Thanks for that V. 'The play in full' is scarcely English. Is there a better way of translating Lalitavistara? Or is it just one of those things better left in the original? D I know. Something always gets lost during translation ! Doesn't it ? :shrug: In this case, I assume its best left as-is. Or...
by udawa
Sun May 26, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: New Lalitavistara Sutra translation
Replies: 25
Views: 5798

Re: New Lalitavistara Sutra translation

The Karandavyuha Sutra can now be read online, but neither Chrome or Safari gets a response when trying to download the PDF. :shrug: If anyone does have success, please post here the link to the sutra pdf. Just tried again - you can read the text online ok now, but the pdf download shows up as a br...
by udawa
Sun May 26, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: New Lalitavistara Sutra translation
Replies: 25
Views: 5798

Re: New Lalitavistara Sutra translation

Thanks for this Will. :twothumbsup: As a title, 'The Play in Full' sounds slightly strange to my ear - but a definite improvement on Wiki's 'Extensive Sport Sutra' ! D :smile: Bear in mind that the concept of "Divine Play/Sport" is very much ingrained in the Indian psyche. The word "play/sport" whe...
by udawa
Fri May 24, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: New Lalitavistara Sutra translation
Replies: 25
Views: 5798

Re: New Lalitavistara Sutra translation

Thanks for this Will. :twothumbsup: I only know Lalitavistara from Gwendolyn Bays' translation from the French (The Voice of the Buddha). What a wonderful text. As a title, 'The Play in Full' sounds slightly strange to my ear - but a definite improvement on Wiki's 'Extensive Sport Sutra' ! The 84000...
by udawa
Tue May 14, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Explanations of rituals and ritual implements?
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: Explanations of rituals and ritual implements?

Take a look at Stephan Beyer's Cult of Tara http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=326.

A very helpful book, strangely underrated.
by udawa
Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Avatamsaka Sutra
Replies: 143
Views: 35637

Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

From chapter 18 - the Ten Paramitas, with a little different look at the last four: There are ten types of dharmas that cause purity in whatsoever is practiced by bodhisattvas. What then are those ten? They are: First, abandoning all wealth and fulfilling beings’ wishes. Second, upholding precepts ...
by udawa
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Tony Duff/Pema Karpo Dictionaries
Replies: 31
Views: 7810

Re: Tony Duff/Pema Karpo Dictionaries

futerko wrote:
Jinzang wrote:The online version of the Tibetan to English Translation Tool
comes with a free virus!
Seriously? The online version at thlib.org?
by udawa
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche prediction
Replies: 8
Views: 3746

Re: Guru Rinpoche prediction

Have a look at this interesting little article on Sam van Schaik's earlyTibet blog http://earlytibet.com/2007/09/18/red-faced-men/ He concludes by saying: As a postscript to this discussion, I couldn’t ignore the much-quoted prophecy attributed to Padmasambhava which also speaks of Buddhism coming t...
by udawa
Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Rinpoche prediction
Replies: 8
Views: 3746

Re: Guru Rinpoche prediction

Have a look at this earlier thread on the same subject:

http://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f= ... rd#p111620

The conclusion seems to be that it's not even certain the quote comes directly from a Tibetan source.
by udawa
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why was E-Sangha controversial?
Replies: 143
Views: 19834

Re: Why was E-Sangha controversial?

The demise of esangha was explained thus by Malcolm Smith in an earlier thread http://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=4601&start=160 E-sangha was hacked by tamil tiger hackers who were pissed at a debate about Sinhalese nationalism occuring on E-Sangha at the time-- then the hosting company poo...
by udawa
Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?
Replies: 77
Views: 9168

Re: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?

As seeker242 suggests, Sila is never practiced in isolation. It's one of the 3 trainings, along with meditation (samadhi) and wisdom (prajna). While the details and emphasis will vary according to the Buddhist tradition you are following, the practice always involves some kind of play between the th...
by udawa
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The term Puja
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: The term Puja

The corresponding Tibetan term is tsog/tsok. :namaste: Tsog (tshogs) is the Tibetan translation of gana (as in ganacakra), which is basically the idea of a gathering or assembly. Yes, puja is Sanskrit. I believe the Tibetan translation of puja is cho (mchod). D I stand corrected! :emb: I goofed up ...
by udawa
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The term Puja
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: The term Puja

Tashi delek, Yes Tsog is the Tibetan genaral translation of a Ganachakra and not per se a Puja. ཚོགས་ཀྱི་འཁོར་ལོ། tshogs kyi 'khor lo would be the Tibetan translation about offerings. A Puja do i understand as more a worship to the Yidams etc.. So offering that would be the core for these kind of r...
by udawa
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The term Puja
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: The term Puja

gregkavarnos wrote:The corresponding Tibetan term is tsog/tsok.
:namaste:
Tsog (tshogs) is the Tibetan translation of gana (as in ganacakra), which is basically the idea of a gathering or assembly.

Yes, puja is Sanskrit. I believe the Tibetan translation of puja is cho (mchod).

D
by udawa
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chogyam Trungpa books
Replies: 9
Views: 2465

Re: Chogyam Trungpa books

I'd like to start reading Chögyam Trungpa's books, but I don't know with which one to begin. Is there any logical order I should follow? I've thought I'd start with Illusion's Game: The Life and Teaching of Naropa , because I feel very drawn to Indian Mahamudra Mahasiddhas. Any tips? Probably best ...
by udawa
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: The Tao of Zen?
Replies: 43
Views: 9374

Re: The Tao of Zen?

"Tao" is just a transliteration of the character 道, meaning 'way'. This is where the translators leave their marks on a text (same as when they capitalise Mind and so forth). There is no real reason to not translate 道 as 'way', because it gets used all the time in Chinese Buddhism - because it's a ...
by udawa
Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen in English
Replies: 42
Views: 6175

Re: Dzogchen in English

Thanks for the input everybody. I happened to look at the Padmakara group's "Treasury of Precious Qualities" by Jigme Lingpa and Kangyur Rinpoche today and I found this as the first paragraph in the forward by HHDL: The view of the Great Perfection (Dzogchen) is difficult and profound. The main tex...
by udawa
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Departure
Replies: 36
Views: 5687

Re: Departure

I miss that other really knowledgeable bloke who used to post here - you know the one I mean, who was always defending traditional Buddhadharma; what was his name.... Namdrol, that's it! :smile: But yes, it's sad that Malcolm has moved on. No doubt he will reappear at some point. Look forward to it.
by udawa
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Finding a way to begin..
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: Finding a way to begin..

Definitely go to different places and see how things go. I went to several before staying in one spot. :) Gassho, Seishin. Second that. There's a lot of Buddhism in London. Take your time, and visit a few different places, sample the odd class. Ask questions of the teachers and if you don't like th...

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