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by mutsuk
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Alexander Berzin: "The Four Immeasurables (Brahma viharas) in Sravakayana, Mahayana and Bon"
Replies: 52
Views: 1044

Re: Alexander Berzin: "The Four Immeasurables (Brahma viharas) in Sravakayana, Mahayana and Bon"

Malcolm wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:52 pm There has to be a limit to sentient beings, otherwise, where do new sentient beings come from?
I understand, but what/who fixed that limit? And does any Indian text (as Indians are really into numbers) define that limit?
by mutsuk
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Alexander Berzin: "The Four Immeasurables (Brahma viharas) in Sravakayana, Mahayana and Bon"
Replies: 52
Views: 1044

Re: Alexander Berzin: "The Four Immeasurables (Brahma viharas) in Sravakayana, Mahayana and Bon"

The English translation can be found here : https://daitangkinh.net/Books/T16n0668/Buddha%20Pronounces%20the%20Sutra%20of%20Neither%20Increase%20Nor%20Decrease%20(Rulu).html Not really convincing in terms of explaining "finite number of sentient beings" imho... In fact the text does not discuss if t...
by mutsuk
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Alexander Berzin: "The Four Immeasurables (Brahma viharas) in Sravakayana, Mahayana and Bon"
Replies: 52
Views: 1044

Re: Alexander Berzin: "The Four Immeasurables (Brahma viharas) in Sravakayana, Mahayana and Bon"

Sentient beings are unlimited in the sense that there are an infinite number of sentient beings in the universe! But, according to the Buddha, there is actually a finite number of sentient beings in the universe, they are considered limitless because cannot comprehend their number. But there is in ...
by mutsuk
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tribute to: Longde before Dzin Dharmabodhi?
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Tribute to: Longde before Dzin Dharmabodhi?

GrapeLover wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:51 am The text is on Lotsawa House but it was David Teasdale rather than Adam Pearcey
Yes, you are right. My mistake.
by mutsuk
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tribute to: Longde before Dzin Dharmabodhi?
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Longde before Dzin Dharmabodhi?

yagmort wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:01 am thanks tingdzin and mutsuk.

mutsuk, which english translation would you suggest?
Adam Pearcey's. He's good. Really good.
by mutsuk
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tribute to: Longde before Dzin Dharmabodhi?
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Tribute to: Longde before Dzin Dharmabodhi?

It has also been translated in English by Adam Pearcey on Lotsawa house, by Cristina De Falco at the Shangshung, by Deny Hermawan (available on Amazon), and also in French by JLA.
by mutsuk
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Two Truths Debate - Poll & Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 1195

Re: The Two Truths Debate - Poll & Discussion

This might be of interest to some, on the topic of Gorampa and the four extremes: Constance Kassor, “Gorampa Sonam Senge on the Refutation of the Four Extremes”, Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines , no. 22, November 2011, pp. 121-137. http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/ret/pdf/ret_22_05.p...
by mutsuk
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Clarification on terms
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: Clarification on terms

Anyway the translation of kadag as "primordial essence" seems faulty in my perception. Indeed, that would be a little misleading or confusing since ka-dag is associated with the Essence (ngo bo) of the natural state, and lhun-grub with rang-bzhin, etc. The semantic fields are very precise. So one f...
by mutsuk
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Clarification on terms
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: Clarification on terms

Yeshe Dorje wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:58 am I am wondering if anyone, in this context, could guess at what the Tibetan terms could be that are being translated as 'pure' and 'perfect'
Can you provide a link?
by mutsuk
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Clarification on terms
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: Clarification on terms

Thanks for your replies. Would 'primordial essence' also be a legitimate translation of kadrag? Kadag is emptiness, the translation should somehow reflect that. Ka dag means primordial (ka) purity (dag) when it is a noun or primordially pure (adj.). It is short for ka nas dag pa. Since in Dzogchen ...
by mutsuk
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Latest 84K Sutra
Replies: 39
Views: 5681

Re: Latest 84K Sutra

Vikranta is the past participle of vikrama [vi-kram] whose first meaning is that of step, march, stride, as well as pace (not sure of this last one but it seems the meaning is also that in chinese). In this dharani, the infinite stride is to be counted as among the auspicious signs, qualities, or c...
by mutsuk
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Latest 84K Sutra
Replies: 39
Views: 5681

Re: Latest 84K Sutra

Vikranta is the past participle of vikrama [vi-kram] whose first meaning is that of step, march, stride, as well as pace (not sure of this last one but it seems the meaning is also that in chinese). In this dharani, the infinite stride is to be counted as among the auspicious signs, qualities, or ca...
by mutsuk
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Agar 35
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Agar 35

Is this a good idea and is Siddhi Energetics the best online store to get them from? Siddhi Energetics is directed by Joe Wagner. He is a Nyingma practitioner and a very nice individual (also quite knowledgeable in the field of tibetan medical products, etc.). His Siddhi Energetics and his sister s...
by mutsuk
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Tibetan names
Replies: 120
Views: 97549

Re: Tibetan names

SonamTashi wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:53 pm while if Trashi comes first, the person is a female. Is it always like this?
Not necessarily. For example Shardza Rinpoche's (1859–1934) name was Tashi Gyeltsen (bKra shis rgyal mtshan). And he was a male.
by mutsuk
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Gender & Buddhism
Replies: 25
Views: 1769

Re: Gender & Buddhism

A translator (Tibetan to German) once told us that "Bodhisattva" in general is any gender. It must not be a he. Can be a she as well with equal likelyness. This makes me assume that gender is of no import for Bodhisattvas. According to Monier-Williams and all skt dictionaries, the genre is masculin...
by mutsuk
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis

If you are looking for Achard's PhD thesis, then it is called "Le Pic des visions, études sur deux techniques contemplatives dans les traditions mying-ma-pa et bonpo de la Grande Perfection". No, this is his DEA thesis. His PhD is L'Essence Perlée du Secret — Recherches Philologiques Historiques su...
by mutsuk
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis

If you are looking for Achard's PhD thesis, then it is called "Le Pic des visions, études sur deux techniques contemplatives dans les traditions mying-ma-pa et bonpo de la Grande Perfection". No, this is his DEA thesis. His PhD is L'Essence Perlée du Secret — Recherches Philologiques Historiques su...
by mutsuk
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tsa Lung and Guru Yoga in the Bön tradition vs Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 3022

Re: Tsa Lung and Guru Yoga in the Bön tradition vs Tibetan Buddhism

Dharmaswede wrote: Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:54 pm TWR is part of the liberal wing. Not all Bönpo teachers, especially some old times, share that open approach to the dissemination of the teachings.
Quite sure you don't get things correctly on this issue. It is actually all the reverse.

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