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by Greg
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Please help, vajrayana Buddhism in Indonesia
Replies: 19
Views: 5519

Re: Please help, vajrayana Buddhism in Indonesia

Found this book online: http://www.univpgri-palembang.ac.id/perpus-fkip/Perpustakaan/History/Seni%20Pahat%20Budha%20Indonesia.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; seems to be a great resource...
by Greg
Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Interesting new book
Replies: 8
Views: 2707

Re: Interesting new book

You are right, though I think many of his points are obvious and commonly accepted by everyone who is at least someone knowledgable. Doesn't everyone know at this point that "four noble truths" is a bad translation for a term that means something more like "four truths evident to noble ones." With t...
by Greg
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Interesting new book
Replies: 8
Views: 2707

Re: Interesting new book

Some of the other points would probably be a little more contentious. This book makes two revisionary claims, both of which dramatically challenge the prevalent understanding of the teachings attributed to the historical Buddha. The first is that the early Buddhist discourses betray almost no famili...
by Greg
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Any resources for information on Vajrabodhi
Replies: 10
Views: 2386

Re: Any resources for information on Vajrabodhi

His biography has been translated by Zhou Yi Liang in “Tantrism in China,” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 8 (March 1945): 241–332. There is also an entry in the Encyclopedia of Religion 2nd ed.
by Greg
Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Please help, vajrayana Buddhism in Indonesia
Replies: 19
Views: 5519

Re: Please help, vajrayana Buddhism in Indonesia

sorry, I meant later *than*. You won't find much about Serlingpa.
by Greg
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Please help, vajrayana Buddhism in Indonesia
Replies: 19
Views: 5519

Re: Please help, vajrayana Buddhism in Indonesia

Definitely not the same. Suvarṇadvipi Dharmakīrti aka Serlingpa was much later the more famous logician Dharmakīrti.
by Greg
Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sutras
Replies: 22
Views: 7518

Re: Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sutras

In what manner does it compare to this, Universal Vehicle Discourse Literature (Mahayanasutralamkara) (Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences) Jan 5, 2005 by Maitreyanatha / Aryasanga and The AIBS team Hardcover $47.15$56.00 a version whose choise of terms often bugged me the way that greek myth version...
by Greg
Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Red Tara thesis
Replies: 14
Views: 3550

Re: Red Tara thesis

lorem wrote:Interesting read. Not totally finished but read the chapters that stood out.
Yeah, it is a nice resource. Red Tara is one of my favorite practices, but I didn't really have any of this background.
by Greg
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Red Tara thesis
Replies: 14
Views: 3550

Re: Red Tara thesis

It has some interesting info about Traktung Stu Khepa.
by Greg
Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Pointing out the Dharmakaya
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: Pointing out the Dharmakaya

Is there anything in that book that has not been taught in Shenpen Osel ? EDIT: Vol 4, No 3 I wonder if Nitartha will? They published Mahamudra: The Ocean of Definitive Meaning . They should do the series. EDIT: Teachings on, and transmission of, the 9th Karmapa's Pointing Out the Dharmakaya by the...
by Greg
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Pointing out the Dharmakaya
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Pointing out the Dharmakaya

Has the root text been translated anywhere? (It is not included in Thrangu Rinpoche's commentary in the book by that name.)
by Greg
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Chapa Chökyi Senge refutes Prāsaṅgika?
Replies: 5
Views: 1855

Re: Chapa Chökyi Senge refutes Prāsaṅgika?

Introduction to the Middle Way, pg 34. Endnote 30. Recounted by Shakya Chogden. della Santina, Madhyamaka Schools, pg 85. Maybe kusulu not pandit (me). from Tilopa. Don't recall. Don't imagine. Don't think. Don't examine. Don't control. Rest. Thanks for these! It is suggested that he also wrote ref...
by Greg
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Chapa Chökyi Senge refutes Prāsaṅgika?
Replies: 5
Views: 1855

Chapa Chökyi Senge refutes Prāsaṅgika?

In The Karmapa's Middle Way: Feast for the Fortunate by Tyler Dewar on page 8 ones encounters: "One of the last great Tibetan Autonomist stalwarts was Chapa Chökyi Senge (phywa pa chos kyi seng ge, 1109-1169), a follower of Dignāga and Dharmakīrti who is said to have cleverly refuted Consequentialis...
by Greg
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Pratyekabuddha
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

Re: Pratyekabuddha

It's on this page as a pdf! Other good stuff too. Hamilton, ect... http://bookzz.org/g/early+buddhism Chapter! The Paccekabuddha in Early Pali Sources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Chapter II The Paccekabuddha as lsi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
by Greg
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Honorific titles
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Re: Honorific titles

Does anybody know the corresponding equivalents of His Holiness, His Eminence, and other such terms in Tibetan and how they are used? Thanks! Warm regards, Lowell There are all sorts of honorifics in Tibetan but not literally equivalent to these English terms. They are appropriated from the Catholi...
by Greg
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: claim about Fifth Dalai Lama
Replies: 76
Views: 15293

Re: claim about Fifth Dalai Lama

Friend is busy so emailed Yangsi Rinpoche @ Maitripa. Dear Rinpoche, On Oct. 8 an op-ed ran in the New York Times quoting an erroneous source. Nicholas Kristof wrote that, " The Dalai Lama today is an extraordinary humanitarian, but the fifth Dalai Lama in 1660 ordered children massacred 'like eggs...
by Greg
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Pratyekabuddha
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

Re: Pratyekabuddha

Is anyone familiar with Ascetic Figures Before and in Early Buddhism (Religion and Reason) by Martin G. Wiltshire? Ascetic Figures Before and in Early Buddhism (Religion and Reason) Martin G. Wiltshire Product Details Publisher: De Gruyter Publication date: September 1, 1990 Language: English Produ...
by Greg
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Pratyekabuddha
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

Re: Pratyekabuddha

Check out the Gandhara Rhinocoreos Sutra text for a discussion of all this "at the cusp" of the emerging cluster of Mahayanistical ideas. http://www.amazon.com/Gandhari-Version-Rhinoceros-Sutra-Kharosthi/dp/0295980354 My take home understanding is Gautama as a man was frank about having predicessor...
by Greg
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Pratyekabuddha
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

Pratyekabuddha

Is anyone aware of a decent survey of this concept covering both the śrāvaka and mahāyāna literature? (I am familiar with Ria Kloppenburg's somewhat incoherent survey of the Theravāda commentarial literature). My general impression, based on the sources that discuss this in passing, is that the prat...
by Greg
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: claim about Fifth Dalai Lama
Replies: 76
Views: 15293

Re: claim about Fifth Dalai Lama

I don't think the point is particularly to change Nichols' or Sperling's mind, I think the point is to have a published correction in a reputable source that is accessible to everyone. Plenty of people would be persuaded by this. I am not a reputable source. You would need someone like Thurman for ...

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