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by Seeker12
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 9807

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

from Beru Khyentse Rinpoche... https://www.facebook.com/BeruKhyentseRinpoche/photos/pcb.2181836498495642/2181829991829626/?type=3&theater Do you think that this is party line for both sides? Or is just what Beru Khyentse R hopes will be beneficial at the present time? I would take that as his perso...
by Seeker12
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 9807

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

So.... should we be registering karmapas.org, or not yet? Maybe a little premature. We don't know how or even if this will eventually play out. There may be one, two or no Karmapas for all we know. Talking of multiple Karmapas, anyone have any news how Dawa Sangpo is taking the latest developments?...
by Seeker12
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seven Nails - Shri Singha
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Seven Nails - Shri Singha

Has anyone read the translation by Khenchen Palsen Sherab Rinpoche? Is it a good translation? Any other recommendations for Shri Singha in English?

Thanks.

https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Nails-Test ... 0983407479
by Seeker12
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 9807

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

I hate to say it, but many of the most fervent "supporters" of each side in the conflict are continuing to act like schoolboys brawling over their football teams. Do you know of any "fervent supporters" acting like schoolboys still on Thaye Dorje's side? All I have seen is happiness for the meeting...
by Seeker12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 10585

Re: What is reborn after death?

Being of the intermediate state is reborn. It is called "gandharva" or "gandhabba" in the Sravakayana sutras/suttas. It is mentioned in the sutras, but all of the early schools did not accept it. Relevant discussion on Reddit on this topic. https://www.reddit.com/r/Buddhism/comments/9kgmzr/rebirth_...
by Seeker12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 9807

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

To be frank, no. Also, to be clear, I was speaking of Tibetans and most especially of monks or ex-monks. Those Thaye Dorje supporters I know are all "Non-Tibetan," though I had some unpleasant interactions with Thaye Dorje Tibetans decades ago, in Sikkim. I hope everyone, on both sides of the issue...
by Seeker12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 9807

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

I hate to say it, but many of the most fervent "supporters" of each side in the conflict are continuing to act like schoolboys brawling over their football teams. Do you know of any "fervent supporters" acting like schoolboys still on Thaye Dorje's side? All I have seen is happiness for the meeting.
by Seeker12
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas
Replies: 95
Views: 9807

Re: Joint Statement of the Two Karmapas

The first is that the meeting lasted over several days – unlike Ogyen Trinley’s meeting with Shamarpa in 2007 which only lasted an hour or two. Clearly they have had time to talk in-depth, socialize and no doubt pray together. This I think shows significant commitment on both their parts and this h...
by Seeker12
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are Buddhas formless or form?
Replies: 13
Views: 1288

Re: Are Buddhas formless or form?

Nice quotes, Astus.
by Seeker12
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Samdhinirmocana Sutra Commentary Wonchuk
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Samdhinirmocana Sutra Commentary Wonchuk

Does anyone know of an English translation of the following Samdhinirmocana Sutra commentary? Wonch'uk's Extensive Commentary on the Profound Superior Sutra Explaining the Thought ('phags pa dgongs pa zab mo nges par' grel pa'i mdo'i rgya eher 'grel pa, arya-gambhZra-saJ!Ldhinirmoeana-sutra-.tfkli) ...
by Seeker12
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Asanga’s Mahayanasamgraha Full English Translation December 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Asanga’s Mahayanasamgraha Full English Translation December 2018

first complete English translation of Asanga's Mahayanasamgraha That has been available in English for a while now. See the BDK edition for instance: The Summary of the Great Vehicle . the most important and comprehensive Indian Yogacara text That would be the Yogacarabhumisastra, translated to Eng...
by Seeker12
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Asanga’s Mahayanasamgraha Full English Translation December 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Asanga’s Mahayanasamgraha Full English Translation December 2018

https://www.amazon.com/Compendium-Mahayana-Asangas-Mahayanasamgraha-Commentaries/dp/155939465X The first complete English translation of Asanga's Mahayanasamgraha, the most important and comprehensive Indian Yogacara text, and all its available Indian commentaries. The Mahāyānasaṃgraha, published he...
by Seeker12
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Path of Joining and Emptiness
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Path of Joining and Emptiness

I recall reading somewhere that, I believe, on the latter part of the path of joining - the second of the 5 paths - one believes truly that they have understood emptiness, but this in fact is not the case.

Ring a bell? Anyone know a source?
by Seeker12
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 266
Views: 20381

Re: Existence

The Tibetans created a technical language to handle Buddhist terminologies. If I may, if the word 'emptiness' were not well established in English and you were doing a fresh translation, how would you translate tongpa nyi? Either in concise form or in more extensive explanation? I have read that th...
by Seeker12
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Six Munis
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Six Munis

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:48 pm

It is from the peaceful and wrathful mandala cycle of Guhyagarbha Tantra.
Thank you.
by Seeker12
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Six Munis
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Six Munis

There's often little to no response for such obscure questions, but I'm wondering if anyone by chance knows of any scriptural references for the "Six Munis" (http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Six_Munis), listed on that site as, 1. Indra Kaushika (Skt.; Tib. དབང་པོ་བརྒྱ་བྱིན་, Wangpo Gyajin; T...
by Seeker12
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Practise to recall past incarnations
Replies: 24
Views: 1959

Re: Practise to recall past incarnations

I've just finished reading through the Dirgha Agama and one thing this recension of the EBTs keeps hammering on is that arhatship always results in the recollection of past lives. I don't recall offhand (it's been over ten years) if the Pali Nikayas are as adamant about it, but I don't believe so. ...
by Seeker12
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is karma empty? Is the mind a self?
Replies: 39
Views: 2078

Re: Is karma empty? Is the mind a self?

Food for thought from Longchenpa (from 'Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind'): Those who scorn the law of karmic cause and fruit Are students of the nihilist view outside the Dharma. They rely on the thought that all is void; They fall in the extreme of nothingness And go from higher to lower states....
by Seeker12
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing
Replies: 85
Views: 5631

Re: Taking Empowerment as a Blessing

I don’t know how else you would take it. If it’s not a blessing, then what is it? The distinction, I think, is that some people don't actually want to implement anything into practice, they just want to go 'bask in the blessing' of the ritual, meet the teacher, forge a connection, etc. Commonly, pu...
by Seeker12
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Sutra or Tantra Sources for Consorts of the 8 Bodhisattvas/Buddhas
Replies: 0
Views: 373

Sutra or Tantra Sources for Consorts of the 8 Bodhisattvas/Buddhas

I'm wondering if anyone can point me towards Sutra or Tantra references of the 5 female Buddhas (http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Five_female_buddhas) and/or the offering goddesses/bodhisattva consorts (http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Eight_offering_goddesses). I'm aware, for exampl...

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