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by TsultimNamdak
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Why do monks reside in temples
Replies: 87
Views: 5692

Re: Why do monks reside in temples

Looking at the magnificent ruins of the cities of the Indus Valley Civilisation, I find it ludicurous to think that after that the Indian culture went backwards several thousands of years to a primitive level of building! This is completely ahistorical. You are assuming a couple of things here that...
by TsultimNamdak
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Words
Replies: 73
Views: 4974

Re: Words

master of puppets wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:52 pm Whatever happens it is good.
Whatever happened to the First Noble Truth?
by TsultimNamdak
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Dorje Legpa in Kagyu view
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: Dorje Legpa in Kagyu view

In the Karma Kagyu, Dorje Legpa is part of the Karma Pakshi mandala and sadhana. That is one of the most important guru sadhanas in KK. There are plenty of images online but the text is restricted.
by TsultimNamdak
Sun May 17, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Primordial Light Deity in the Tibetan Book of the Dead?
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Primordial Light Deity in the Tibetan Book of the Dead?

I would not recommend reading the works of an admirer of Heinrich Himmler in order to understand the Bardo teachings. Or for anything else, for that matter. There is plenty authentic material out there.
by TsultimNamdak
Mon May 11, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Countdown to a race war?
Replies: 40
Views: 4347

Re: Countdown to a race war?

Lazy Lubber wrote: Mon May 11, 2020 4:04 am the EU Gestapo
Are you for real?
by TsultimNamdak
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs
Replies: 93
Views: 7837

Re: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs

The German National Socialists supposedly burned down Rudolf Steiner’s first Goetheanum. Sounds VERY unlikely. It burned down on New Years Eve 1922/23; NSDAP was just a small extreme right wing sect (among many others) in Bavaria at that time. The Nazis were virtually unknown outside of Bavaria, ev...
by TsultimNamdak
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs
Replies: 93
Views: 7837

Re: Conspirituality - the overlap between the New Age and conspiracy beliefs

Fascism definitely has a strong current of esoteric-occult thinking. For those of you interested in the importance of occult thinking on the German Nazi movement, I can recommend Erich Kurlander: Hitler's Monsters . The book is proper historical research, not the kind of speculation and nonsense whi...
by TsultimNamdak
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Modernity and its many faults and problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1583

Re: Modernity and its many faults and problems

Wouldn’t a massive solar flare big enough to take out all the satellites also scorch all life from the earth? That may be a small problem with this plan It would fry most satellites AND most electrical infrastructure on Earth. Life as such is unlikely to be affected - until the societal effects of ...
by TsultimNamdak
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Amitābha, Amitayus and the Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 1737

Re: Amitābha, Amitayus and the Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism

In Tibetan Buddhism, OM AMI DEWA HRI is recited as part of a visualization practice. AMI is short for Amitābha, and DEWA is short for Dewachen, which is the Tibetan pronunciation of Sukhavati (Amitabha’s pure land). OM AMi DEWA HRI is simply the Tibetan pronounciation of the Sanskrit mantra OM AMIT...
by TsultimNamdak
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pema Chödron steps down
Replies: 20
Views: 4251

Pema Chödron steps down

Pema Chödron steps down as an acharya.

https://shambhalatimes.org/2020/01/16/l ... a-chodron/
by TsultimNamdak
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung
Replies: 23
Views: 3464

Re: Further abuses in Shambhala revealed in new statement from former Kusung

A general comment: I would have thought that establishing an organisation that mimicks a royal court, including guards, a court, courtesans and royal titles (do the really, as mentioned in the article, address Mukpo as "Your Majesty"?!) is a very bad idea. It can only go terribly wrong. Just stop it...
by TsultimNamdak
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: First teachers coming to Tibet
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

Re: First teachers coming to Tibet

With regard to books dealing with the early days of Buddhism in Tibet from a more academic viewpoint, I would recommend Matthew Kapstein: The Tibetan Assimilation og Buddhism and Jacob P. Dalton: The Taming of the Demons . https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tibetan-Assimilation-Buddhism-Conversion-Contestatio...
by TsultimNamdak
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Text/prayer table
Replies: 31
Views: 3916

Re: Text/prayer table

I use something similar to this. Very good size, low cost, and easy to take along, if need be.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Charles-Bentle ... ow+folding
by TsultimNamdak
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Gampopa and Rechungpa?
Replies: 22
Views: 3746

Re: Gampopa and Rechungpa?

I don't know what Garchen Rinpoche specifically was referring to, but it was Gampopa who became the originator of the later Kagyu lineages - the four great and eight lesser. He was also a great scholar who created the systematic approach to Mahamudra still in use today. There is some discussion amon...
by TsultimNamdak
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Wylie transliteration for term
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Re: Wylie transliteration for term

I think it is a Sanskrit word. "Adarsha". Anyone know what that means?
by TsultimNamdak
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master
Replies: 10
Views: 2332

Re: (Film) Searching for the Lotus-Born Master

According to the Wikipedia article on Laurence Brahm, he was foreign policy advisor for Jill Stein in 2015. The universe never ceases to amaze.
by TsultimNamdak
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Levitation of objects by sound
Replies: 15
Views: 2629

Re: Levitation of objects by sound

Quote from https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/antigravityworldgrid/ciencia_antigravityworldgrid08.htm The following extracts are translations taken from the German article: 'We know from the priests of the far east that they were able to lift heavy boulders up high mountains with the help of...
by TsultimNamdak
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Hva Shang Mahayana
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Hva Shang Mahayana

The details of the Great Debate has been lost in the mists of time - even the outcome is disputed in the older sources. I doubt very much that Hvashang was a Dzogchenpa; he was more likely a Chan Buddhist, or at least influenced by Chan. Centuries later - well, about a thousand years later - some Ny...
by TsultimNamdak
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Book Recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 2262

Re: Book Recommendations

For anyone interested in Nyingma, this is indispensable: https://www.shambhala.com/complete-nyingma.html Another important one is Dudjom Rinpoche's overview: https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/nyingma-school-tibetan-buddhism Being a Dharma book bibliophile is unfortunately an expensive hobby. :reading:
by TsultimNamdak
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: What it means to be a ngakpa
Replies: 181
Views: 20028

Re: What it means to be a ngakpa

I agree with Malcolm that it makes sense - at least in part - to view a ngakpa's role in a Buddhist society in terms of the market. He offers certain services and people pay him for said services. But I think that a just as valid way to view the ngakpa's role as a sociological one. The ngakpa (and t...

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