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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri May 29, 2015 6:47 pm

In December this will be out; Gampopa, Sakya Pandita & Potowa:

http://books.simonandschuster.com/Stage ... 0861714490

Also noted that Geshe Sopa's volume four commentary on Je Rinpoche's big Lamrim will be out in January 2016, from Wisdom.
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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat May 30, 2015 6:29 pm

The blurb for this book says:
The “stages of the teachings” or tenrim genre of Tibetan spiritual writing expounds the Mahayana teachings as a graded series of topics, from the practices required at the start of the bodhisattva’s career to the final perfect awakening of buddhahood.
This 'tenrim' sounds like 'lamrim' in meaning; but what is really different between the two, if anything is?
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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:19 pm

Stone Sutras in China before 600 ce:

https://www.academia.edu/12556130/Buddh ... s_in_China
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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:31 pm

Another great set of teachings from Dudjom Lingpa, coming in July 2015:

http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/special- ... perfection
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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:51 pm

Nicholas Weeks wrote:Another great set of teachings from Dudjom Lingpa, coming in July 2015:

http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/special- ... perfection
Magnificent work, just beginning to study it. :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Post by Malcolm » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:10 pm

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Nicholas Weeks wrote:Another great set of teachings from Dudjom Lingpa, coming in July 2015:

http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/special- ... perfection
Magnificent work, just beginning to study it. :bow: :bow: :bow:
Frankly, before you set out to read these Dzogchen texts, it is better you receive Dzogchen transmission from someone qualified. Also, you really do need the lung for these texts, it is best to have that before proceeding.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:26 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Nicholas Weeks wrote:Another great set of teachings from Dudjom Lingpa, coming in July 2015:

http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/special- ... perfection
Magnificent work, just beginning to study it. :bow: :bow: :bow:
Frankly, before you set out to read these Dzogchen texts, it is better you receive Dzogchen transmission from someone qualified. Also, you really do need the lung for these texts, it is best to have that before proceeding.
Wallace, the translator addresses this on pp xxix-xxx, saying (as does his lama) that the read 'should' etc, but the 'texts themselves do not require' even the preliminaries. If the danger were that severe, neither Wallace, nor his lama, nor Wisdom pubs. would put the books out in this unrestricted fashion. Beside I do have some of the attitudes his lama wanted a reader to have.
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Post by Malcolm » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:31 pm

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Wallace, the translator addresses this on pp xxix-xxx, saying (as does his lama) that the read 'should' etc, but the 'texts themselves do not require' even the preliminaries. If the danger were that severe, neither Wallace, nor his lama, nor Wisdom pubs. would put the books out in this unrestricted fashion. Beside I do have some of the attitudes his lama wanted a reader to have.
Frankly, Dzogchen is not something one can understand from a book. I am not saying this to put you down, I am saying this so you don't leave your knowledge in a state of intellectual sterility, since I want everyone to be able to wake up through direct knowledge of Dzogchen and Vajrayāna teachings. Anyway, who said anything about peliminaries? But in order to understand Dzogchen you must receive direct introduction.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:46 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Wallace, the translator addresses this on pp xxix-xxx, saying (as does his lama) that the read 'should' etc, but the 'texts themselves do not require' even the preliminaries. If the danger were that severe, neither Wallace, nor his lama, nor Wisdom pubs. would put the books out in this unrestricted fashion. Beside I do have some of the attitudes his lama wanted a reader to have.
Frankly, Dzogchen is not something one can understand from a book. I am not saying this to put you down, I am saying this so you don't leave your knowledge in a state of intellectual sterility, since I want everyone to be able to wake up through direct knowledge of Dzogchen and Vajrayāna teachings. Anyway, who said anything about peliminaries? But in order to understand Dzogchen you must receive direct introduction.
Granted and understood, but many Dzogchen lamas have written texts, I would expect they should be read. Direct introduction coming later rather than before the reading is not better, but I am not free to leave my sick wife. Kapish?
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Post by Malcolm » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:01 pm

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Wallace, the translator addresses this on pp xxix-xxx, saying (as does his lama) that the read 'should' etc, but the 'texts themselves do not require' even the preliminaries. If the danger were that severe, neither Wallace, nor his lama, nor Wisdom pubs. would put the books out in this unrestricted fashion. Beside I do have some of the attitudes his lama wanted a reader to have.
Frankly, Dzogchen is not something one can understand from a book. I am not saying this to put you down, I am saying this so you don't leave your knowledge in a state of intellectual sterility, since I want everyone to be able to wake up through direct knowledge of Dzogchen and Vajrayāna teachings. Anyway, who said anything about peliminaries? But in order to understand Dzogchen you must receive direct introduction.
Granted and understood, but many Dzogchen lamas have written texts, I would expect they should be read. Direct introduction coming later rather than before the reading is better, but I am not free to leave my sick wife. Kapish?

You can easily receive direct introduction from Chogyal Namkhai Norbu via webcast. It is sufficient.

All those lamas who wrote books could not have imagined that they would be flying around the world in pdfs or even printed electronically. Anyway, I am glad you have devotion for the books, I am merely suggesting that you make an effort to receive transmission.

I am sorry to hear about your wife.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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