Tricycle : Ancestors : Bidia Dandaron

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Tricycle : Ancestors : Bidia Dandaron

Post by kirtu » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:38 am

Bidia Dandaron was a Buryat lama and heir to a short-lived "independent" Buddhist kingdom established by Lama Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov in 1919. Dandaron was persecuted his whole life and never attempted to resurrect the nascent kingdom but taught as a lama in prison and out.

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Re: Tricycle : Ancestors : Bidia Dandaron

Post by cyril » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:47 am

Lama Tsydenov was one of the Buryat delegates who went to the enthronement ceremony of Tsar Nicholas II. It is said that he was the only person attending the ceremony who refused to bow down in front of the Tsar, reasoning that doing so would be against the Vinaya. When being told that all the other lamas bowed in front of Nicholas II, he replied that what they did is a real shame. His gesture had the potential to yield unpleasant consequences for the Buryats, so the other delegates had to save face explaining that Lama Lubsan Tsydenov spent so much time in strict retreat that he totally lost touch with reality.
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Re: Tricycle : Ancestors : Bidia Dandaron

Post by Grigoris » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:54 am

cyril wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:47 am
Lama Tsydenov was one of the Buryat delegates who went to the enthronement ceremony of Tsar Nicholas II. It is said that he was the only person attending the ceremony who refused to bow down in front of the Tsar, reasoning that doing so would be against the Vinaya. When being told that all the other lamas bowed in front of Nicholas II, he replied that what they did is a real shame. His gesture had the potential to yield unpleasant consequences for the Buryats, so the other delegates had to save face explaining that Lama Lubsan Tsydenov spent so much time in strict retreat that he totally lost touch with reality.
When I was at the UN Vesak Day conderence in Thailand the monastic Sangha would not stand up to show respect for the royalty and their representatives. They are not obliged to. Actually it is the royalty that would stand up, out of respect for the monastic Sangha
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Post by Grigoris » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:14 am

PS Inspiring article!
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Post by Crazywisdom » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:07 am

Very moving stories.
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Re: Tricycle : Ancestors : Bidia Dandaron

Post by fckw » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:33 am

Hm, I thought Beric Dandarion was fictional?

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