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by Will
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Sumedho @ 10000 Buddhas
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Ajahn Sumedho @ 10000 Buddhas

Mahayana Master Hsuan Hua admired Ajahn Sumedho, so after Master Hua's death when the Ajahn was visiting the West around his 80th birthday he gave a talk at City of 10,000 Buddhas in California. Dharma Master Heng Sure gives a little intro to his talk:

by Will
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New translations from Kalavinka
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Caodemarte wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Good news! Thank you.

I see one chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra is listed. I thought there were plans for a publication of a complete translation by Kalavinka Press and BDK. Any word on what happened to that?
It is happening - just v e r y slowly...
by Will
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New translations from Kalavinka
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: New translations from Kalavinka

SDC wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:47 pm
Thank you for sharing, Will.
Perhaps most interest for this site will fall on the Mindfulness of the Buddha text by Nagarjuna.
by Will
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New translations from Kalavinka
Replies: 5
Views: 339

New translations from Kalavinka

All are Mahayana, but there may be connections found by those who study & ponder. See just the two posts with pictures of the books.

https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f ... 88#p509188


A photo of the covers - books will not be available for a month or so:

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by Will
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Free pdfs from BDK
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Free pdfs from BDK

Source of the book: The Buddha-Dharma is a translation from the Japanese text of Shinyaku Bukkyo Seiten , which consists of simplified or shortened versions (not strict translation) of Buddhist scriptures selected from the Taisho Shinshu Daizokyo , or the Chinese language edition of the Tripitaka. T...
by Will
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Free pdfs from BDK
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Free pdfs from BDK

Free PDFs list updated: https://www.bdkamerica.org/bdk-pdf-downloads Also the magnificent compilation of Dhamma & Dharma titled Buddha-Dharma is also in free PDF format: https://www.bdkamerica.org/book-product?title=&field_book_taisho_tid=All&taxonomy_catalog_tid=285 A sample quote from the 800 page...
by Will
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Dhammapada/Udanavarga
Replies: 7
Views: 3759

Re: Dhammapada/Udanavarga

Ran across this while reading BDK's Buddha-Dharma . That famous verse of Buddha's is in both Dhammapada & Udanavarga , but I did not know that there was a Dhamma passage saying that the Seven Buddhas before had taught it: “Disciples, I made Sariputta and Moggallana elder disciples, but not out of fa...
by Will
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mahayana /Vajrayana attitude with Pali Canon?
Replies: 32
Views: 1437

Re: Mahayana /Vajrayana attitude with Pali Canon?

greenjuice, see this old thread on the Manual of the Excellent Man : https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=40 Your notion of vajrayana as 'not wanting to escape' samsara is wrong. A voluntary return to birth on this planet is not samsara, nor is this planet or realm samsara. An automatic cycl...
by Will
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Re: What kind of practice Shakyamuni was doing under the bodhi tree?

Dhyāna Master Zhiyi’s Preface As for the “six gates to the sublime (praṇīta),” they constitute the very root of one’s internal practice and the essential route to realization of the paths of the Three Vehicles. Hence, when Shākyamuni first arrived at the Bodhi Tree and sat down in lotus posture on ...
by Will
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 23126

Re: Theosophy

SDC wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:04 pm

That was me asking you to continue - capeesh?
My previous language was opaque - I will only continue here if begged or bribed.

Or if the 'beggar' asks an intelligent question, with no contentious intent, based on a passage from the writings of HPB or WQ Judge.
by Will
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 23126

Re: Theosophy

For those who wish to become more familiar with theosophy as Blavatsky presented it, go over to this thread at Dharma Paths: https://dharmapaths.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=227 I will not inform (that is, irritate) you folks here anymore, unless asked to. This thread has provided, at least, some good ...
by Will
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 23126

Re: Theosophy

For those who wish to become more familiar with theosophy as Blavatsky presented it, go over to this thread at Dharma Paths:

https://dharmapaths.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=227

I will not inform (that is, irritate) you folks here anymore, unless asked to.
by Will
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 23126

Re: Theosophy

"It closely adheres to Nature" -- you know how many things are said by how many people to "closely adhere to Nature"? Very many. Odd, that all kinds of things get to pass as "natural". Writing a text that is logically coherent and consistent is something every student is supposed to be able to do. ...
by Will
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 23126

Re: Theosophy

Whether Buddha 'arranged' or 'constructed' or radiated, I doubt any such distinction is 'drastic'. In any case, Theosophy is unique in many ways as page viii of The Secret Doctrine suggests: It is needless to explain that this book is not the Secret Doctrine in its entirety, but a select number of ...
by Will
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 23126

Re: Theosophy

However, what he taught by word, thought & deed was a beneficent construction for humanity in general. For certain groups and/or individuals he gave a differing 'construction' based on their temperament & quality of mind. The drastic distinction I see is that a description can be arranged around an...