Search found 25420 matches

by Malcolm
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mice-proof rice
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: Mice-proof rice

This, and possibly for mandalas too 985ED237-A703-4423-8BAF-A7230A60E390.jpeg Just as a random question, do you think there would be a world-wide demand for a natural/biodegradable plant-based product that looks just like dry, uncooked rice, but that mice and insects would not be attracted to? You ...
by Malcolm
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mice-proof rice
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: Mice-proof rice

Just as a random question, do you think there would be a world-wide demand for a natural/biodegradable plant-based product that looks just like dry, uncooked rice, but that mice and insects would not be attracted to? You mean for offering bowls, to support symbolic offerings, rather than just water?
by Malcolm
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The karmic consequences of keeping pets
Replies: 63
Views: 1596

Re: The karmic consequences of keeping pets

Johnny Dangerous wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:22 am
So, we either have to stay out of the water, or we have to learn to friggin' swim.
And then there is the constant problem with shit.
by Malcolm
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Sanskrit/Chinese/Tibetan dictionaries?
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Sanskrit/Chinese/Tibetan dictionaries?

Hi all, I am attempting to work though the Sanskrit of Vasubandhu's thirty verses. I only have an intermediate knowledge of Sanskrit - I have worked though a text book and can confortably read (but perhaps not fully grasp) Sutras such as the Diamond but never mastered the various past tense constru...
by Malcolm
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ishvara in early root Tantra
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: Ishvara in early root Tantra

Danny wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:08 pmDra Thalgyur
dga' byed dbang phyug is the person who receives the tantra from the Buddha. It has nothing to do with a spiritual self, it is the name of a devaputra.

This translation is very mistaken.
by Malcolm
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ishvara in early root Tantra
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: Ishvara in early root Tantra

Danny wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:38 pm Sure,

the god of delight Etrid Isvara

And...

I received my body from the prefect Isvara, and in the abode of light rays, that is the speech of our teacher,
I find bliss to be natural
What is this from?
by Malcolm
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Ishvara in early root Tantra
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: Ishvara in early root Tantra

Danny wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:29 pm Ishvara in context of the special, or spiritual self, and not the moniker for Shiva?
Huh?
by Malcolm
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The karmic consequences of keeping pets
Replies: 63
Views: 1596

Re: The karmic consequences of keeping pets

Empty Cloud wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:54 am Dear Dharma friends,
It has been said that there are serious karmic consequences in keeping pets.
Yes, you have to deal with their shit constantly.
by Malcolm
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does each individual have a samaya?
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Does each individual have a samaya?

Yklah wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:52 am We all have existed since beginingless times: does it involve that we all have a samaya with the Guru ?
No. Samayas only last one lifetime, and must be taken again in the next life. Only bodhisattva vows persist over lifetimes.
by Malcolm
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are things that make you feel good bad?
Replies: 40
Views: 1580

Re: Are things that make you feel good bad?

Maybe I didn't understand the question. But the real person that Jed is based on has died at 74 years old. He died young. I just wish we could have had him here to answer for himself. I didn't ask them. I asked you. I have to assume if you cannot answer, you do not know. And if you don't know, your...
by Malcolm
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are things that make you feel good bad?
Replies: 40
Views: 1580

Re: Are things that make you feel good bad?

Between Jed and Editor, they tell a convincing story. It is easy to follow along and put aside disbelief, like watching a movie. If you go somewhere and it says "Free Enlightenment" on the door that doesn't guarantee that what goes on inside has anything to do with Enlightenment. Jed said...
by Malcolm
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are things that make you feel good bad?
Replies: 40
Views: 1580

Re: Are things that make you feel good bad?

Of all their students, how many are Enlightened? How many are keeping at it and likely to succeed? How many have dropped out? He was expecting to have all those questions thrown right back at him. He said that one or two of his students are becoming Enlightened every year and that the number is goi...
by Malcolm
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Subjective feel
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Subjective feel

Thanks! :-) Do you (does anyone) know of a good teaching (text, audio, video) on the skandhas? They're a big part of how I view reality/consciousness, but I never really explored them in depth. Chapter 1, Abhidharmakośa. There is also an entire text on them alone, by Vasybandhu, translated by Artem...
by Malcolm
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: lerab lingpa's commentary on chetsun Nyingthig
Replies: 20
Views: 760

Re: lerab lingpa's commentary on chetsun Nyingthig

The Lamentation of Rudra Would be interested to know a little about this. Nothing specific, just in general. Thanks It is a chapter from the Stainless Confession Tantra. The Inexpressible confession chapter is more profound, however. Thanks bro. I’ll look into it. So I’m guessing that would be an i...
by Malcolm
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: lerab lingpa's commentary on chetsun Nyingthig
Replies: 20
Views: 760

Re: lerab lingpa's commentary on chetsun Nyingthig

Danny wrote: Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:09 pm The Lamentation of Rudra

Would be interested to know a little about this. Nothing specific, just in general.

Thanks
It is a chapter from the Stainless Confession Tantra. The Inexpressible confession chapter is more profound, however.
by Malcolm
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3902
Views: 510390

Re: Music time

by Malcolm
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Importance and Benefit of Ngondro
Replies: 203
Views: 6511

Re: Importance and Benefit of Ngondro

Crazywisdom wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:48 pm
It's was said to me, ngondro is to tan a rigid mind, tan it and make it supple, like soft lambskin leather.
Yes, and so that is an instruction for you, not for everyone.
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: lerab lingpa's commentary on chetsun Nyingthig
Replies: 20
Views: 760

Re: lerab lingpa's commentary on chetsun Nyingthig

mutsuk wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:10 pm while Barron renders only the meaning.
sort of...
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Importance and Benefit of Ngondro
Replies: 203
Views: 6511

Re: Importance and Benefit of Ngondro

Another instance you make novel point, not at all how Kagu tell it. I assume you are referring to this, "Naropa hampered his own realization by ignoring Tilopa’s command not to debate nonBuddhists." My point is not a novelty, nor is the fact that Nyan Lotsawa's eye witness account describ...
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Importance and Benefit of Ngondro
Replies: 203
Views: 6511

Re: Importance and Benefit of Ngondro

But you recall the story of Tilopa and Naropa and the 12 trials? He told Naropa to jump off a cliff; to go attack a wedding parade, etc. Naropa did it and broke his body. It’s pretty clear from the way the narrative paints the story, Naropa did not understand his teacher properly, and kept getting ...

Go to advanced search