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by humble.student
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen on sleeping
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Zen on sleeping

Tao wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:14 am Lion posture is sleeping on the right side of your body, recommended for dream yoga, but the pictures of zen masters in the first post are not in the lion posture.
These are stills from movies, not documentaries.
by humble.student
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Treatise on the Golden Lion
Replies: 13
Views: 3035

Re: The Treatise on the Golden Lion

AmericanBuddhism wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:05 pm Hi - where can I read the rest of this?
In Bodde’s translation of Feng Youlan’s A History of Chinese Philosophy.
by humble.student
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen on sleeping
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Zen on sleeping

You mean the sleeping lion posture? It's common to all traditions. https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/li ... re/14360/6
by humble.student
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Zen and the Art of Murder
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Zen and the Art of Murder

Thanks for pointing this out, browsing the odd bit of "Buddhist" fiction is an occasional guilty pleasure of mine. I can also recommend Janwillem van de Wetering's "Inspector Saito's Small Satori " - in addition to his well-known 'Amsterdam Cops' series, he also wrote 3 or so memoirs of his experien...
by humble.student
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Book from the Sky: "meaningless text" from China
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: A Book from the Sky: "meaningless text" from China

That soundslike an interesting and very niche use case...software like that could be dangerous in the wrong hands Really? Who knew. The reason I thought of this is because, years ago, I asked a gentleman who'd written a book how he had entered characters which I could not find either in my dictiona...
by humble.student
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Book from the Sky: "meaningless text" from China
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: A Book from the Sky: "meaningless text" from China

I don't think that kind of software can input non-existent characters - they all search in a dictionary and offer options. Actually the work involved in verifying that a character hasn't been written that way before really isn't trivial - there are almost fifty thousand characters, including varian...
by humble.student
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Book from the Sky: "meaningless text" from China
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: A Book from the Sky: "meaningless text" from China

The sky book is very well done. It's using something that looks like standard printed block script. Actually the amount of work that had to go into it was phenomenal, because he had to literally design every single character and make it look like a regular font. There's an IME that does just that, ...
by humble.student
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ian Stevenson and the Scientific Study of Reincarnation
Replies: 30
Views: 1208

Re: Ian Stevenson and the Scientific Study of Reincarnation

Bad science doesn't convince anyone . Non-scientists who were already predisposed to believe in reincarnation welcomed Stevenson's work but, hey, they didn't take much persuasion. Non-scientists who weren't interested weren't convinced by his work because he was so obviously obsessive. And scientis...
by humble.student
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: signs and provocations comprendium
Replies: 16
Views: 769

Re: signs and provocations comprendium

Könchok Thrinley wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:18 pm
Do you know any names of texts that deal with dreams? And do you know if they have been translated into english?
http://shangshung.org/store/index.php?m ... cts_id=191
by humble.student
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 281
Views: 22347

Re: abortion sutra/real or...?

It's a real text, in that it is not the product of the aforementioned "school." A proper link to the extant Chinese version is here: http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/sutra/10thousand/X01n0017.pdf One will note it is one of 2 texts attributed to the translator-monk Buddhapāli /Fotuoboli, and b...
by humble.student
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Military Use of Gunpowder in Ming Dynasty China
Replies: 15
Views: 579

Re: Military Use of Gunpowder in Ming Dynasty China

There are some controversial things, for example: Ed L. Shaugnessy says in his book that the Chinese had developed a two phase rocket with wings in early 1200's. That is 700 years before the German V1 & V2. Yes, and Wan Hu invented the rocket one hundred years before Shakespeare coined the expressi...
by humble.student
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Vietnamese Mahayana and esoteric Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Vietnamese Mahayana and esoteric Buddhism

It is perhaps even less well known that Vietnamese Buddhism has an esoteric strain. The only English source containing any information on this that I am aware of is an older book called "The Quintessence of Secret Buddhism," which may or may not be still available anywhere. If I am not mistaken, th...
by humble.student
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: Suzuki's translation of the Kyōgyōshinshō
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: Suzuki's translation of the Kyōgyōshinshō

If you want, I may be able to take some pictures of a few pages, if you tell me what you'd like to see or compare. Thanks, I should have mentioned but dzogchungpa pointed out that you can do a library "borrow" from Internet Archive for free for one day. I was going to thank him but it seems that hi...
by humble.student
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 281
Views: 22347

Re: The Great Abortion Debate

Nicholas Weeks wrote: Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:45 pm The effect of killing a future human stops their chances to improve merit or good karma. Who knows how many sages or virtuous people are not here because of the butchery.
These sages and virtuous people are paying off their bad karma in the process, are they not?
by humble.student
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 80
Views: 4112

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

“Mr Strange's letters are full of sage advice and remarkable insights into the condition of English magic. Why, only the other day Mr Tantony wrote and asked Mr Strange for a spell to make it stop raining – we get a great deal of rain in our part of Nottinghamshire. The very next day Mr Strange wro...
by humble.student
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ability to Control the Weather
Replies: 80
Views: 4112

Re: Ability to Control the Weather

yagmort wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:36 pm
fckw wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:39 am If anyone is willing to look into practices used by Sakta-sects, there is a fascinating read on this topic by Alexis Sanderson
can not open file. is it just me?
It's just you. Remove the last full stop from the end of the url and it should be fine.
by humble.student
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: Suzuki's translation of the Kyōgyōshinshō
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: Suzuki's translation of the Kyōgyōshinshō

If you want, I may be able to take some pictures of a few pages, if you tell me what you'd like to see or compare.
by humble.student
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis

JL told me years ago that he'd like to have the DEA thesis published in the series I am in charge of — the Tibetica Hermetica series — but he's been busy with other projects. A part of this DEA thesis — the translation of the gNad-drug text of the ZZNG — was separately published in 2007 (with a gig...
by humble.student
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Looking for Jean-Luc Achard thesis
Replies: 8
Views: 769

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 humble.student
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Time Management Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: Time Management Experience

Hi, modern lives can be quite messy and full of activities and it is really hard to find time for anything with all these distractions. So since I am failing in many tasks and my daily practice is as irregular as it can be I want to ask you about advice. How do you manage your activities? Do you ha...

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