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by conebeckham
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Cops raid at the Karmapas office
Replies: 162
Views: 19316

Re: Cops raid at the Karmapas office

Just for the record, I have no issue with the original posting and any posting of links to news articles, etc. And I also value free speech. But I think we have to be careful when we speculate....and especially when we're talking about our Lamas. None of us has all the facts, and even if we did, we ...
by conebeckham
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Cops raid at the Karmapas office
Replies: 162
Views: 19316

Re: Cops raid at the Karmapas office

Best not to engage in idle speculation. Especially with regard to great masters.
by conebeckham
Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 6344

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

As my professor for "Birth of the Novel" said, lo these many years ago (!), "Everyone has a metaphysics, they just don't know it. You can't step over a crack in the sidewalk without a metaphysics!" :shrug: I don't know if this is true...heh heh.....but it's appropriate. all views are limited....but ...
by conebeckham
Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 6344

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

From the Dhammapada:

Manopubbaṅgamā dhammā manoseṭṭhā manomayā
Manasā ce paduṭṭhena bhāsati vā karoti vā
Tato naṃ dukkhamanveti cakkaṃ'va vahato padaṃ

All that we are is a result of our thought.
It is founded on our thoughts, made up of thoughts.
etc....
by conebeckham
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Martsang Kagyu and other smaller Kagyus alive?
Replies: 14
Views: 3779

Re: Martsang Kagyu and other smaller Kagyus alive?

Hey, Welcome to the list, Peter Allan Roberts. Good to have you here--I think we will benefit!
by conebeckham
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 6344

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

...there were, and still are, people who believe that "mind" ultimately exists...which, as we know, upsets Madhayamika adherents.
:smile:

And then there are those who don't posit "mind" as existing........ultimately, but who find value in the Yogacara teachings.
by conebeckham
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom
Replies: 160
Views: 12893

Re: Rebel Buddha: On The Road To Freedom

A copy of this book has been given to me, so I will read it and report back...perhaps we can actually discuss the book, then, eh? :smile:
by conebeckham
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 6344

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

Whatever seems to strike me as "consciousness only" is an extreme view? Hmm. I dunno, all "views" are provisional, really.....but there is great value in the teachings of "consciousness only," and I think that if it's properly understood, it does not fall to the "traditional" extremes. Granted, ther...
by conebeckham
Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Different colors
Replies: 56
Views: 8400

Re: Different colors

I'm in favor of the colors and the template, FWIW.
I like being able to "mark all forums read."

Good work!
by conebeckham
Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: The Book of Three Beliefs
Replies: 20
Views: 2623

Re: The Book of Three Beliefs

I agree with what Badself posts. A full translation of "Zab lam na ro'i chos drug gi 'khrid yig ches gsum ldan" would be, I think, "The Three Inspirations, Words of Explanation of the profound path of Naropa's Six Dharmas." I think this is what the OP is referring to. As for Roach, I would not count...
by conebeckham
Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 6344

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

Extreme view is a trap. TMingyur, As Geoff says, there's nothing extreme that has been presented thus far. Please explain how what has been presented is "extreme view." Then perhaps we can talk about it, and who knows? Maybe we'll all learn something. As it stands now, your comments strike me as re...
by conebeckham
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Erik Pema Kunzang offically a Dharma teacher now.
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Erik Pema Kunzang offically a Dharma teacher now.

This is great news...he has already benefitted many sentient beings, and I rejoice that he will continue to do so, in new ways.

:namaste:
by conebeckham
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Ngondro
Replies: 15
Views: 2120

Re: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Ngondro

Khyentse Wangpo's name would be associated with many ngondros. I'm guessing you're speaking of the Longchen Nyingthik. But there are many, many others.....Chetsun Nyingthik, etc.........
by conebeckham
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dam Ngak Dzo
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: Dam Ngak Dzo

Man, thank you SO much for that! I was looking for something you pointed me to--I have it in paper, but my volumes are in my shrine and I have been putting off taking them down from the shelf......your link provided me an easy way to get there--and the whole texts are there! That's amazing, and I ca...
by conebeckham
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Six Perfections question
Replies: 50
Views: 4342

Re: Six Perfections question

The "Way Things Are" is the perspective of the Enlightened One.

Joyous Perseverance, perfected, is The Buddha. The Buddha never stops working for the benefit of sentient beings--the Buddha is the antithesis of laziness, I would venture.
by conebeckham
Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Warning Issued Against New Buddhist Center in Israel
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: Warning Issued Against New Buddhist Center in Israel

Perhaps there's more to this story than merely an "anti-Buddhist" stance....perhaps it's more specific than that.
by conebeckham
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Chod
Topic: Difference between wooden and skull Damarus?
Replies: 21
Views: 6460

Re: Difference between wooden and skull Damarus?

If you're going to use human bone implements, including skull damarus, it's a good idea to know where the bones came from...as in, what sort of person's bones you're using. With the possible exception of kanglings, though there are some "desirable requirements" for those...
by conebeckham
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: New Book - Niguma, Lady of Illusion - Released Early!
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: New Book - Niguma, Lady of Illusion - Released Early!

I love that Shangpa site. It was done, I believe, by Lama Denis in France, and is run by students or dharma brothers of his, I think.
My involvement is only as an admirer, and as someone who's signed up for their forum.
by conebeckham
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Amitabha Buddha & Vajrayana
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Re: Amitabha Buddha & Vajrayana

I've never seen this list of 15 before....I wonder who came up with it?

Chod, for example, seems unlike the remainder of this list. And where are Mahamaya, Shri Caturpitha, and BuddhaKapala, certainly historically important "sadhanas?"

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