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by Losal Samten
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Medicine Buddha Sutra translated from Tibetan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

Re: Medicine Buddha Sutra translated from Tibetan?

The Noble Great Vehicle Sūtra “The Detailed Account of the Previous Aspirations of the Blessed Bhaiṣajya­guru­vaiḍūrya­prabha” https://read.84000.co/translation/toh504.html The Detailed Account of the Previous Aspirations of the Blessed Bhaiṣajya­guru­vaiḍūrya­prabha centers on the figure commonly k...
by Losal Samten
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Samdhinirmocana Sutra
Replies: 15
Views: 4240

Re: Samdhinirmocana Sutra

84000 translation by Gregory Forgues. Saṃdhi­nirmocana Unraveling the Intent In Unraveling the Intent, the Buddha gives a systematic overview of his three great cycles of teachings, which he refers to in this text as the “three Dharma wheels” (tri­dharma­cakra). In the process of delineating the mea...
by Losal Samten
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Must read books?
Replies: 14
Views: 542

Re: Must read books?

Taranatha's Essence of Ambrosia is the best introductory/foundational book on Buddhism imo; in how it lays out the path by setting up a series of contemplations, from the start of generating a virtuous worldy mind, to the progression of the Hinayana renunciation of samsara, and then finally to the M...
by Losal Samten
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5235

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

Compared to Sukhavati how hard is to be born in Guru Rinpoche's pure land? Is there some kind of 'list' or 'lists' for the needed qualifications to be born in Zangdokpalri? Is getting enlightened possible there? Questions of Guṇaratnasaṅkusumita “Guṇaratnasaṅkusumita, to the south of here is a worl...
by Losal Samten
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5235

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

Since this thread is already very interesting and helpful, i hope its OK when i ask if someone knows resources where one can learn more about Pure Land Teachings in Tibetan Buddhism? I really enjoyed "Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth: A Tibetan Buddhist Guidebook" by Tulku Thondup, but haven't found ...
by Losal Samten
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 5235

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

There is only apparition birth there, and no human women, And, there is in fact no Vajrayana practice in this buddhafield, as opposed to say, Zandok Palri. There are Vajrayana initiations given there, for example the Nyingma/Drikung Great Phowa which was given directly from Amitabha there, and the ...
by Losal Samten
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: dad just passed away
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: dad just passed away

by Losal Samten
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Latest 84K Sutra
Replies: 39
Views: 5399

Re: Latest 84K Sutra

The Teaching of Akṣayamati Akṣayamatinirdeśa The bodhisatva Akṣayamati arrives in our world from the buddha field of the buddha Samantabhadra. In response to Śāriputra’s questions, Akṣayamati gives a discourse on the subject of imperishability. In all, Akṣayamati explains that there are eighty diffe...
by Losal Samten
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Sutra on the Residence of Manjushri
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: The Sutra on the Residence of Manjushri

84000 Translation The Dwelling Place of Mañjuśrī first presents a dialogue between Mañjuśrī and Śāriputra regarding the activity of “dwelling” (vihāra) during meditation, the nature of dharmas, and the “true nature” (tathatā). This opens into a conversation between Mañjuśrī and a large gathering of ...
by Losal Samten
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3343
Views: 418056

Re: Music time

by Losal Samten
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisatva's way of life translations
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Bodhisatva's way of life translations

明安 Myoan wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:22 pmChapter 6 on the Perfection of Patience is very helpful for anger.
The Dalai Lama's book Healing Anger: The Power of Patience from a Buddhist Perspective is a very good commentary on that particular chapter.
by Losal Samten
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3343
Views: 418056

Re: Music time

by Losal Samten
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3343
Views: 418056

Re: Music time

by Losal Samten
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: a confession
Replies: 25
Views: 2385

Re: a confession

floatingbubbles07 wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:13 pmHow exactly do you do purification and penance?
Three Heaps Sutra and the 35 Confessional Buddhas is the standard Mahayana purification practice.
by Losal Samten
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sacred Passage Tsa-tsa
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: Sacred Passage Tsa-tsa

Heh, I was joking with the post, but that information is actually supremely useful; :heart:

I may even call on your help at some point :tongue:
by Losal Samten
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Sacred Passage Tsa-tsa
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: Sacred Passage Tsa-tsa

pemachophel wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:41 pmThat being said, I also think it's time for Western TB practitioners to learn to do these kinds of funerary practices for ourselves.
No plans to set up your own website to help Westerners (at a lower cost)?
by Losal Samten
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 15830

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Malcolm wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:15 pmThe hair empowerment is an add on. It’s not part of the main Troma empowerment.
Any history on why it was added?
by Losal Samten
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: AKB, Ch. 1, V. 11-13d: Avijnapti-rupa
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: AKB, Ch. 1, V. 11-13d: Avijnapti-rupa

Malcolm wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:00 pmSometimes I think I shouldn’t bother contributing to this discussion, even though I am the only person here who has actually received teachings on this text in its entirety.
Chin up, bro! Your Dharma posts are always appreciated, even if people don't express it enough!.
by Losal Samten
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 302
Views: 15830

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Malcolm wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:51 amThe funny thing is, the striped zen is strictly a Tibetan innovation. Ancient ngakpas during the Imperial period wore white, head to toe.
Why not blue?
by Losal Samten
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 95
Views: 5000

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

Malcolm wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:34 pmEven a tenth stage bodhisattva does not have the omniscience of a samyaksambuddha.
They're still called omniscient though iirc? What's the difference between the omniscience of one and the other?

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