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by sangyey
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Commentaries on Seven Line Prayer
Replies: 0
Views: 512

Commentaries on Seven Line Prayer

Are there any well-known historic commentaries, besides Mipham Rinpoche's White Lotus, on The Seven Line Prayer?
by sangyey
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: merit vs wisdom
Replies: 13
Views: 1246

Re: merit vs wisdom

Stream entry is first bhumi. Never Returner is 8th bhumi. Non-returner=8th Bhumi? Can the level of Arhat be established in this way because I thought that the 8th, 9th, and 10th Bhumi's being referred to as pure grounds would be the equivalent of an Arhat or someone who is pure or free from the aff...
by sangyey
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: merit vs wisdom
Replies: 13
Views: 1246

Re: merit vs wisdom

During a formal sessions of engaging in the wisdom derived from learning, reflection, and meditation you should have all the components of the bodhicitta intention in the beginning and dedication at the end. As far as 'sudden' flashes of insight.....merit/insight should be seen as non-dual as how wi...
by sangyey
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: According to Yogachara...?
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

Re: According to Yogachara...?

As to the manner in which the Kayas "exist," or "manifest," there seem to be a variety of positions. Is there a basic Tantric view on the naturally present Kayas and Wisdoms that was perhaps how it was intially taught and then later elaborated on with the divergent positions? I'm just trying to fin...
by sangyey
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: According to Yogachara...?
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

Re: According to Yogachara...?

Other emptiness (gzhan stong) adherents take the third turning as definitive. Self emptiness (rang stong) take it as interperable. Most Nyingma and Kagyu practitioners hold the view of other emptiness. The proponents of self emptiness {rang stong}, are they then saying that the qualties of Buddha N...
by sangyey
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: According to Yogachara...?
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

Re: According to Yogachara...?

:anjali: Oh okay, did Yogachara originate from Buddha or is it something like a commentarial tradition? That's the view of the Changeless Nature (Uttaratantra Shastra.) I don't know that you can say it's the view of all Yaogacharins. Would it also be okay to say that this is the Tantric view as well...
by sangyey
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: According to Yogachara...?
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

Re: According to Yogachara...?

Besides Nyingma, what schools of Tibetan Buddhism take the third turning of the wheel of Dharma as definitive?
by sangyey
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: According to Yogachara...?
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

According to Yogachara...?

Please excuse my lack of understanding but is it that the Yogacharins are saying that the Rupakaya and Dharmakaya are already present in individuals?

If this is the case, then, is this primarily a teaching from Maitreya that which provides a vital link to the Tantra teachings?
by sangyey
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Vows in EA Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 1961

Re: Bodhisattva Vows in EA Buddhism

Thank you very much. I have been trying to take time out every day to study the vows and appreciate all the various sources.
by sangyey
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma Prints
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: Dharma Prints

I was wondering if you can frame already laminated pictures?
by sangyey
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma Prints
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: Dharma Prints

Hi Mr. Distracted,

I was just going to browse for now but perhaps it could be prints associated with the Nyingma lineage. I would like to get a photo of Vajarsattva (approx. 5*7), and perhaps eventually a poster of Padmasambhava and Chenrizig which I would eventually frame.
by sangyey
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dharma Prints
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Dharma Prints

Does anyone know of any place on-line to get Dharma prints (deity photos, posters, etc.)?

Thank you.
by sangyey
Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Pratimoksha Vows
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: Pratimoksha Vows

Thank you for the clarification Ven. Huifeng. I think I see what you are saying as (if this is correct) the general formula for the textual division in relation to the 3 trainings is vinaya, sutra, and abhidharma. How does this work out with the Bodhisatta Vows then? Are they too in the classificati...
by sangyey
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Four foundations of mindfulness
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: Four foundations of mindfulness

This book is excellent on Satipatthana. Written by Theravadin monk Ven. Analayo.

http://www.amazon.com/Satipatthana-Dire ... 872&sr=8-1
by sangyey
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Pratimoksha Vows
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Pratimoksha Vows

Is there a sutra discussing the Pratimoksha Vows like the Bhrama Net Sutra discusses the Bodhisattva Vows?
by sangyey
Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Merit & Buddhahood
Replies: 13
Views: 1412

Re: Merit & Buddhahood

In one of Nagarjuna's text Nagarjuna said that merit (skillful means/compassion) is like the father and wisdom is like the mother. The mother gives birth and the father supports.

You need merit to provide for the inner and outer conditons necessary for achieving Buddhahood.
by sangyey
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Vows in EA Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 1961

Re: Bodhisattva Vows in EA Buddhism

Will, I checked this out from a previous post you had posted 菩薩戒本 The Book of Bodhisattva Precepts Pehaps from Asanga's Bodhisattva Bhumi's Did the initial link originate from the Budddha and then the other link The Book of Bodhisattva Precepts originate as more of an elaboration from Meitreya or As...
by sangyey
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Vows in EA Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 1961

Re: Bodhisattva Vows in EA Buddhism

:anjali:

Does EA Buddhism make a distinction between aspiring and engaging bodhicitta?
by sangyey
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattva Vows in EA Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 1961

Bodhisattva Vows in EA Buddhism

Hi all,

I wanted to post this inquiry as I am interested in learning how the Bodhissatva Vows are different than those in the Tibetan Tradition.

Thank you.
by sangyey
Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Rolling along I found here :)
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Re: Rolling along I found here :)

:anjali:

Hopefully sometime you can read some of Nagarjuna's works as well. Very beautiful and profound.

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