Dakini script

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Dakini script

Postby devilyoudont » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:01 pm

While I'm here, I've been told that some Buddhist tantric works contain lines in a "Dakini language". Is there any information about this on the net or is it secret?

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Re: Dakini script

Postby Josef » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:09 pm

devilyoudont wrote:While I'm here, I've been told that some Buddhist tantric works contain lines in a "Dakini language". Is there any information about this on the net or is it secret?

Its pretty secret.
Only a handful of lama's can decipher it, the late Dilgo Khyentse is an example.

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Re: Dakini script

Postby devilyoudont » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:36 pm

Thanks.

Is there no information about it? Eg. Which texts/traditions use it, etc?

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Re: Dakini script

Postby Josef » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:37 pm

devilyoudont wrote:Thanks.

Is there no information about it? Eg. Which texts/traditions use it, etc?

Its primarily a terma thing.

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Re: Dakini script

Postby devilyoudont » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:39 pm

Nangwa wrote:Its primarily a terma thing.

Really. Does Bon have it too?

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Re: Dakini script

Postby heart » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:34 pm

"To reject practice by saying, 'it is conceptual!' is the path of fools. A tendency of the inexperienced and something to be avoided."
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Re: Dakini script

Postby devilyoudont » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:48 pm

Thanks! That's what I was looking for.

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Re: Dakini script

Postby narraboth » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:10 pm

I think reading dakini script might have different meanings.

Dakini script can be the simbol of a terma cycle, from which could generate a big volume of texts.
There are some simbols often seen on a terma texts which are obviously not Tibetan; I have heard that some lama can actually read it... still, it's not a thing that every lama can do, but maybe to be able to read dakini script is the same as to be able to get terma from a 'yellow roll' are different?

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Re: Dakini script

Postby ngodrup » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:55 pm

As I understand it, this code writing is unintelligible to anybody but the
terton destined to decode it. To others it is recognizable as Dakini
script, but they cannot understand it. This is *not* a topic taught at
Shedra-- Dharma Universities like Mindrolling or Dzogchen's Shri Singha.

Seems sometimes more than one Terton is able to decipher a particular text.

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Re: Dakini script

Postby Josef » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:21 pm

devilyoudont wrote:
Nangwa wrote:Its primarily a terma thing.

Really. Does Bon have it too?


They would probably say that they do.

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Re: Dakini script

Postby kirtu » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:12 pm

I happened to see some Naxi hieroglyphics that reminded me of Dakini script.

In "Blazing Splendor", the memoirs of Tulku Urygen's family, there is a story where he and Dilgo Khytentse decipher Dakini script.

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Re: Dakini script

Postby Josef » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:17 pm

kirtu wrote:I happened to see some Naxi hieroglyphics that reminded me of Dakini script.

In "Blazing Splendor", the memoirs of Tulku Urygen's family, there is a story where he and Dilgo Khytentse decipher Dakini script.

Kirt

Thats a really cool story.
Really cool book all together.

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Re: Dakini script

Postby heart » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:06 pm

Nangwa wrote:
kirtu wrote:I happened to see some Naxi hieroglyphics that reminded me of Dakini script.

In "Blazing Splendor", the memoirs of Tulku Urygen's family, there is a story where he and Dilgo Khytentse decipher Dakini script.

Kirt

Thats a really cool story.
Really cool book all together.


Yeah, love that story. It actually explains a lot about terma.

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