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by PeterC
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ceremony for Generating Bodhicitta and Vows
Replies: 15
Views: 235

Re: Ceremony for Generating Bodhicitta and Vows

How are you going about making sure you don't break the vows or knowing which ones you've broken so you can purify them? I was thinking of sitting down and memorizing the list. Aside from studying them - everyone breaks their vows fairly regularly, which is why everyone should do some kind of daily...
by PeterC
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Why do monks reside in temples
Replies: 87
Views: 3755

Re: Why do monks reside in temples

Suggest that mods move this thread to academic discussion, since it is largely about the speculations of a small number of western buddhologists, and the rules of that sub-forum require citations and evidence. I still remain confused as to why someone practicing self-customized SG wants to tell the ...
by PeterC
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Movies you have watched a lot of times.
Replies: 141
Views: 12387

Re: Movies you have watched a lot of times.

weitsicht wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:20 pm Spy Game

deep look into history, great script, the score to be relistened often...
It’s a great film and one of Redford’s best performance but...didn’t the chronology bother you? The two immortal CIA agents that did the same job in every conflict from Vietnam to the 1990s?
by PeterC
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Practicing without empowerment
Replies: 65
Views: 1825

Re: Practicing without empowerment

First, I have ZERO intention of practicing without an empowerment. I take that seriously. What happens if someone does, though? I've heard on one end of the spectrum that the practice is simply without fruit and on the other end of the spectrum that bad things will happen to you in this life. What ...
by PeterC
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Dream
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: The Dream

Ordinary karmic dream. Probably means nothing. If you want a meaning from it: keep practising.
by PeterC
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2182

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

that kind of attitude is a purist attitude and plays into some cultural notions about death, ugliness, and purity that I think are worth poking at. I see what you are getting at. But how far will we go with it? Natural aversions to bad smells and pain are there too. I guess we must start building t...
by PeterC
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2182

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

Of course I have seen the opposite. At one ganapuja there was a fight and nastiness over the presence of meat and alcohol. People objected to meat and alcohol in a feast offering? How did that play out exactly? Did they know anything about the ritual they were performing, or the vows they had taken...
by PeterC
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?
Replies: 113
Views: 2182

Re: Does a Vegan Damaru exist anywhere?

Of course I have seen the opposite. At one ganapuja there was a fight and nastiness over the presence of meat and alcohol. People objected to meat and alcohol in a feast offering? How did that play out exactly? Did they know anything about the ritual they were performing, or the vows they had taken?
by PeterC
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Translation of Dharma Name
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: Translation of Dharma Name

Why did he give me the wrong name? Naming convention for Sheng Yan's students is that they follow the Linji lineage poem. Those receiving vows from Sheng Yan are called Guo X. Those receiving vows from Guo X are called Chang X. Those receiving vows from Chang X are called Yan X. Etc etc. I quoted t...
by PeterC
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: All permeating Magnetic(Buddha?) Fields
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: All permeating Magnetic(Buddha?) Fields

penalvad_uba wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:08 pm Coincidences to buddhist view here ?
Sorry, but no.

If you want to study the standard model, do that; if you want to study middle way, do that. But don’t mix them up, they’re not the same thing.
by PeterC
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Translation of Dharma Name
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: Translation of Dharma Name

No, actually. Guo Dong Zheng Jiao. Then strictly speaking, he gave you the wrong name Why did he give me the wrong name? Naming convention for Sheng Yan's students is that they follow the Linji lineage poem. Those receiving vows from Sheng Yan are called Guo X. Those receiving vows from Guo X are c...
by PeterC
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Translation of Dharma Name
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: Translation of Dharma Name

Cinnabar wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:29 pm
PeterC wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:49 pm I'm going to take a guess here and say that the Dharma name of the monk who gave you vows started with "Chang" - correct?
No, actually. Guo Dong Zheng Jiao.
Then strictly speaking, he gave you the wrong name
by PeterC
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Translation of Dharma Name
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: Translation of Dharma Name

PadmaVonSamba wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:07 pm Yan 演 in this context means to display (the qualities of a Buddha).
Maybe this:

མངོན་པ་སངས་རྒྱས་
PvS: the context for "演" here is: "能仁圣果,常演宽宏". So probably best to emphasize qualities of awakening.
by PeterC
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Translation of Dharma Name
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: Translation of Dharma Name

I was hoping somebody could translate this dharma name into Tibetan for me. Thanks in advance. Note: Yes. I know this isn’t a normal thing. But explain to me how it’s a bad thing, and I’ll drop it. F57BFA13-BE54-46AE-BC3C-9270A8EF2419.jpeg I'm going to take a guess here and say that the Dharma name...
by PeterC
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: I would like to learn more about Rime.
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: I would like to learn more about Rime.

Read the bios of Jamgon Kongtrul and Khyentse Wangpo. The rime movement was basically an effort by them, their associates and disciples to collect, preserve and transmit a lot of minor lineages that were at risk of dying off. The key figures were for the most part Sakya-trained Dzogchen practitioner...
by PeterC
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Buddhist Rock & Metal
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: Buddhist Rock & Metal

To be fair though, plenty of overtly Buddhist pop music is, to my ears, more offensive than this stuff. Sugary sweet mantra recitation, etc. tastes vary widely. I feel very conflicted with that stuff. I think it sounds horrible. But there are people who really enjoy it and find it meaningful and be...
by PeterC
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Changchub Dorje Kalachakra
Replies: 39
Views: 1449

Re: Changchub Dorje Kalachakra

If I may offer an opinion. What Rinpoche is saying with the essence mantra is kalachakra over the centuries has accredited so much “over lay” and cultural expansion, it has become seriously complicated and takes months in preparation to disperse. The essence mantra cuts through all that... Be happy...
by PeterC
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: A must-have for your shrine
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: A must-have for your shrine

Even a Trump has Buddha nature
by PeterC
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Does the Tathagata reside in Dhyana?
Replies: 42
Views: 622

Re: Does the Tathagata reside in Dhyana?

You seem very invested in your ideas- which is definitely one of the things that can happen when attempting a DIY practice. Are you looking for a "yes, you're right- you have Zen all figured out"? I’m sorry I’ve given you that impression. No I’m not looking for someone to tell me, “Yes, you get it!...
by PeterC
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Ox Herding
Replies: 40
Views: 688

Re: Ox Herding

Nobody really knows if this debate actually happened, if "the mahayana monk" (that's what he's basically referred to as) was a real person, a composite person or a strawman, or if the decision to affiliate with India was made on philosophical or political grounds. There are good arguments to think ...

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