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by humble.student
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 3216

Re: So, you read pirated books?

Because we are dealing with only a handful of conglomerates that own both publishing houses and said journals, that's how. Scholars - and librarians - have been raging against this for years. This sounds very foreign to me, and I'm surrounded by scholars who are publishing or perishing. Sources I c...
by humble.student
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 3216

Re: So, you read pirated books?

Because we are dealing with only a handful of conglomerates that own both publishing houses and said journals, that's how. Scholars - and librarians - have been raging against this for years. This sounds very foreign to me, and I'm surrounded by scholars who are publishing or perishing. Sources I c...
by humble.student
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 3216

Re: So, you read pirated books?

Academic publishing is a monopolistic and fraudulent enterprise. The music industry was a lot worse, and furthermore failed to keep up with the times and adapt to the new technologies in time. None of this is disputed, to the best of my knowledge. How is it monopolistic exactly? Because we are deal...
by humble.student
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 3216

Re: So, you read pirated books?

I also haven’t read the article but I think the upshot is, if you like books, then don’t pirate. Piracy is destroying the book industry— similar to what happened to music. Let me rephrase that a little more accurately: the book industry is destroying the book industry, similar to what happened to m...
by humble.student
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 3216

Re: So, you read pirated books?

The next time you read a book that you download off the internet... consider this: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/15/opinion/book-piracy.html says the man posting the article behind a paywall! Are you assuming I don't have a subscription? I do. I believe everyone gets 10 free articles a month. If ...
by humble.student
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: So, you read pirated books?
Replies: 71
Views: 3216

Re: So, you read pirated books?

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:54 am
The next time you read a book that you download off the internet...

consider this:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/15/opin ... iracy.html
says the man posting the article behind a paywall!
by humble.student
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What are you looking for?
Replies: 68
Views: 15979

Re: What are you looking for?

I would love to see the Tulku Thondup translation of Boundless Vision before being edited by Keith Dowman https://www.amazon.com/Boundless-Vision-Manual-Dzogchen-Changter/dp/1985102846/ref=sr_1_3?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=keith+dowman&qid=1568376973&sr=8-3 Then get yoursel...
by humble.student
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What are you looking for?
Replies: 68
Views: 15979

Re: What are you looking for?

I would love to see the Tulku Thondup translation of Boundless Vision before being edited by Keith Dowman https://www.amazon.com/Boundless-Vision-Manual-Dzogchen-Changter/dp/1985102846/ref=sr_1_3?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=keith+dowman&qid=1568376973&sr=8-3 Then get yoursel...
by humble.student
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Media
Topic: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim
Replies: 40
Views: 2496

Re: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim

You cannot make this up! :rolling: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3769893?fbclid=IwAR2X_8uv2CSRGR6_Lo-Za5FFuAYfjwBxYCwGkLvgy8dSVYHegu1Sao3YLWQ He said Europeans “felt ashamed” due to the “fact” there was no history in Europe before the 15th century, compared to China. In an attempt to paper ...
by humble.student
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?
Replies: 90
Views: 4374

Re: Why doesn’t Medicine Buddha heal me?

Thank you. I understood your story the first time but the clarification is welcome. It doesn’t negate that the medicine Buddha sutra appears to not work (for me and many others.) I’m sick enough that I’ll be dying within the year. And I practiced Medicine Buddha, attended many pujas, had many done ...
by humble.student
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim
Replies: 40
Views: 2496

Re: English is actually Chinese, scholars claim

Cultures will do what they can to say they are special. The Chinese are no different than the Americans, than the Canadians, Israelis, etc. An aside I just remembered: there is a whole movement that believes the Iliad and Odyssey are British epic poems that take place in Britain. The French used to...
by humble.student
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism? Moved from Discovering Mahayana
Replies: 32
Views: 1071

Re: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism? Moved from Discovering Mahayana

The point I was making is that there may well be a difference in communist rhetoric and the social reality. 'Bourgeois' is one of those terms that can be made mean almost anything. To say that Mao's movement was "originally agrarian" does not do justice to the man's twisted capacity: his disagreemen...
by humble.student
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism? Moved from Discovering Mahayana
Replies: 32
Views: 1071

Re: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism?

Thanks for clarifying the language question. As for the other point - from the Marxist point of view the reason "pre=communist Chinese culture" was a problem is precisely because of the class interests they represent. Think about Tibet: Buddhism was equated with a feudal class structure, and this w...
by humble.student
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism? Moved from Discovering Mahayana
Replies: 32
Views: 1071

Re: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism?

Thanks for clarifying the language question. As for the other point - from the Marxist point of view the reason "pre=communist Chinese culture" was a problem is precisely because of the class interests they represent. Think about Tibet: Buddhism was equated with a feudal class structure, and this w...
by humble.student
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism? Moved from Discovering Mahayana
Replies: 32
Views: 1071

Re: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism?

Read "Buddhism under Mao" by Holmes Welch for the gory details. Bill Porter's travelogues also give some insight into the whole thing, for example, 'Road to Heaven' and 'Zen Baggage.' In addition to these books, one might also read some travelogues from the early 20th century, especially the memoir...
by humble.student
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism? Moved from Discovering Mahayana
Replies: 32
Views: 1071

Re: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism?

For clarity: the cultural revolution was a small period b/w 1960's and 70's. It was devastating, but it was fundamentally more about class and party unity than it was religion; or: it was about religion to the extent that religion was understood to reflect class interests. In this respect, Confucia...
by humble.student
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Chinese Buddhist chanting book online
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

Re: Chinese Buddhist chanting book online

Thanks for that. I'm not used to Wade-Giles, as I used Pinyin when studying Chinese. Do you know of such a book with Pinyin instead? You can very easily compile your own since you already know Chinese, and just add the pinyin + tones using Google Translate and copying that into your document. Try s...
by humble.student
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drukpa Nuns Kung Fu
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: Drukpa Nuns Kung Fu

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:05 pm
humble.student wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:21 pm
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:11 pm
I've been doing marital arts since I was eight
I'm sure that won't be a story you'll be telling the grandkids.
In the snow, with no shoes. Had to walk 10 miles to train.
I see I should have less sparing with the italics or something. Perhaps you were training in Iron Crotch Kungfu ?
by humble.student
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Drukpa Nuns Kung Fu
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: Drukpa Nuns Kung Fu

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:11 pm
I've been doing marital arts since I was eight
I'm sure that won't be a story you'll be telling the grandkids.
by humble.student
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Astrological marks of a Dharma person
Replies: 12
Views: 2125

Re: Astrological marks of a Dharma person

Not the same as western astrology, but there are specific markers in Chinese astrology which used to exclude one from being ordained in certain lineages/schools. Please share more :anjali: The details are to be found in the book attributed to the Tang dynasty astronomer-monk Yixing, 《看命一掌金》, colloq...

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