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by conebeckham
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Has anyone read The Decameron?
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Has anyone read The Decameron?

I have read it, and loved it, long ago.
by conebeckham
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 5151

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Who denied valid cognition or cause and effect? Not me! You assume wrongly. I merely point out that all of that is relative or conventional “truth “ which is the experience of sentient beings. These things are not established truly at all. Things appear, there are true and false seeming appearances...
by conebeckham
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 5151

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Dude, anybody can prove that the nature of fire is hot and burning by putting their hand in it. No, they cannot prove the nature of fire is hot with such an experiment. Fire and heat are only nominally distinguishable, they cannot be distinguished as separate essences. You're just dealing in intell...
by conebeckham
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 5151

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Let go of “inherent” which is needless elaboration, not found where you think it is found, TKF. These days there are good, plain English versions of Candra and others, you just need to find them. Malcolm is correct regarding the English word “nature” here. The word, used in these translations in thi...
by conebeckham
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 5151

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Worldly people's experience is not any form of Truth. "Natures" cannot exist, they are merely another conception foisted upon dependent origination. Wordly beings valid cognition is firmly conventional, and therefore false from an ontological POV. Sentient Beings are not Buddhas. There is no such t...
by conebeckham
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 5151

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

Of course things have natures, otherwise you are contradicting the valid cognizers of worldly beings. Valid cognition sees that fire is hot, water is wet, and so forth. If you disagree then as Chandrakirti says, you and worldly should debate on this and we will rely upon the stronger. Things have n...
by conebeckham
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka
Replies: 153
Views: 5151

Re: Mipham: Gelug = Svatantrika Madhyamaka

The Svatantrika Madhyamaka - which is just below the most profound school in the Madhyamaka philosophy, the Prasangika Madhyamaka - uses a term called nominal ultimate reality. A working definition of the word “nominal” is “in name only,” as in something that is just merely labeled as ultimate real...
by conebeckham
Thu May 31, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Who is His Holiness Vairocana Xing Wu / Mr. Wu Ze Heng
Replies: 18
Views: 2612

Re: Who is His Holiness Vairocana Xing Wu / Mr. Wu Ze Heng

not defending him or anything, but fact having been arrested in China by CCP doesn't mean anything, he is probably arrested because of political issue, considering CCP is atheist and doesn't want religious groups Actually CCP is now attempting to claim Buddhism or Buddhist organizations as state en...
by conebeckham
Thu May 31, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls
Replies: 20
Views: 1061

Re: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls

It's at least partly dependent on lineage and on one's teacher's instructions. Some centers, mainly Nyingma ones, actually encourage the wearing of ngakpa robes by lay practitioners. Other centers discourage striped zens for layfolks unless they've completed some sort of retreat or advanced training.
by conebeckham
Tue May 29, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: H.E. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche in Colorado Jun. 22-24
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: H.E. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche in Colorado Jun. 22-24

Is the White Mahakala Wang GonKar Yishin Norbu of the Shangpa tradition?
by conebeckham
Fri May 25, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 14552

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Sorry guys, but all teachers from whom I have received Phowa and Bardo teachings agree that being led to a pure land is favourable to a human rebirth, including the passage by Thrangu Rinpoche I've quoted earlier: When we are about to be reborn and enter a new existence, it is best to close the doo...
by conebeckham
Fri May 25, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?
Replies: 443
Views: 14552

Re: Quote by ChNNR about Dzogchen and God - where is it from?

Indeed. One need only think of the Buddhist tantras that made Hindu gods subservient to Buddhist ones. Or the outright plagiarism in cases like the Cakrasaṃvara. It would make sense that the intent was subversive. SNIP But, in that case, why then can't we, as Dzogchenpas, make the same move when we...
by conebeckham
Fri May 25, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Guess who said this?
Replies: 29
Views: 991

Re: Guess who said this?

Nope. Not that. But once you get into yidams and dharmapalas it can sure seem that way. Yes. But this is a common misconception of people who do not really practice a yidam or dharmapala. Isn't it? At least I believe so. As soon as one practices it for a while they have to understand the yidams as ...
by conebeckham
Thu May 24, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Guess who said this?
Replies: 29
Views: 991

Re: Guess who said this?

What is your understanding of what he is saying with respect to "Kagyu orthodoxy?" I'm genuinely curious. For that matter, what is "Kagyu orthodoxy" anyway? I am not sure I know....

Perhaps this is matter for another thread, though.
by conebeckham
Thu May 24, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Guess who said this?
Replies: 29
Views: 991

Re: Guess who said this?

Why does it matter who said it? Especially when it is taken out of context and is essentially slander in that it misrepresents the view in the above article? I don't know if it's slander....but I think the quotes, taken out of context, lead to assumptions that are not borne out by What Rinpoche is ...
by conebeckham
Mon May 21, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?
Replies: 11
Views: 676

Re: QUERY: Naljorpa--Information About?

རྣལ་འབྱོར་པ is the Tibetan for "Naljorpa," which is usually translated as "Yogi." A literal translation is "one who is in union ('byor.pa) with the natural state (rnal)." The entire purpose of Tibetan Buddhist practice is to attain this state, for the benefit of self and others. To obtain Buddhahoo...
by conebeckham
Fri May 18, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 73
Views: 2420

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

Like 99% of Americans these days, I choose my news/opinion sources to support my views: liberal, left-leaning, anti-Trump. I've tried to include non-left-leaning news/opinion sources in my reading list ... but never really found anything/anyone that clicked with me. Can anyone here recommend some g...
by conebeckham
Thu May 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Garchen Rinpoche Achi Drolma Empowerment
Replies: 32
Views: 1805

Re: Garchen Rinpoche Achi Drolma Empowerment

NyangRal Nyima Ozer was the first recognized Terton, I think. Later, Terdag Lingpa and Dharmashri collected a variety of sadhanas and wangs,including those of NyangRal, into a a collection called the Do Jo'i BumZang, which was actually an impetus for Kongtrul's Rinchen Terdzo. It's also a core of th...
by conebeckham
Thu May 17, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: om Mani Padme Hung Meaning
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: om Mani Padme Hung Meaning

https://www.amazon.com/Chenrezig-Lord-L ... 0963037102

There is much to say about this mantra. Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche's book is a great resource for anyone practicing Chenrezig.
by conebeckham
Wed May 16, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Visiting His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: Visiting His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Why he cannot visit Rumtek ? .....its a long, long story..... perhaps the Indian govt could help with that one also..... He has only recently been given permission to travel to Sikkim...withe exception of Rumtek and it seems that he has not agreed to a date yet. Right....KY, if do not know why HHGK...

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