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  1. Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    In this case the translation is coming from the Chinese, and Cleary is kind of known for translating everything, so that even the names get translated (Victor Mair does the same thing with Zhuangzi)....
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    I was not aware of this, there are a lot of competing versions of Cunda Mudra I think, but the statuary of Cunda and of Prajnaparamita are close and those which are close have her doing Dharmacakra...
  3. Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    Maybe shaberon can answer, he's more acquainted with yoga practices than I. If I take from my own meditative practice -- standing -- there are times when either the body or the mind is, as you call...
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    I'm not sure if this is even relevant, but I did run across this in the Avatamsaka, and maybe it alludes to lots of different bodies:





    I wonder if any of those would be connected to this...
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    Yes, I read what you said about them on the other thread (the one about speaking languages). For that, perhaps it's okay, but for especially languages as far from English as Chinese, it's good at...
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    I've gotten the feeling over the past many months that it isn't always the same thing. It is sometimes like a complete substitute for my physical body, a body with similar attributes, and then there...
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    I have mixed feelings about the whole tulku system, but I would not be a bit surprised if the reason Niguma and Sukhasiddhi are seen as tulkus of Mandarava and Yeshe Tsogyal is because they worked...
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    So here is the deal on Lao Tzu (Wade-Giles) or Laozi (pinyin): Someone penning under that name wrote in about 3-400 B.C.E. That was the time, during the Warring States period, when, "the hundred...
  9. Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    I need to learn some of these symbols. As for the points, this is something that has already been taught in some detail by the Dakinis.



    This is a good list for me, I will study it.

    I had...
  10. Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    Okay, if this is what you mean by mental only. I guess I find it confusing because it is not my normal mental state to be body-less or to be maybe illusory body, if that is what my clear body is,...
  11. Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    Okay, so several things.

    Spelling is important for Chinese transliteration because there are only 911 distinct pronunciations for all words in the Chinese language (mandarin). And there are...
  12. Re: Does Anybody Else Have Clear Body Experiences?

    I know what you mean here, but do also know that in places, such as the Avatamsaka sutra, this distinction of a "mental-only state" doesn't exist.



    Can you please see if spharśe might be...
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    He's usually considered to be very high level, isn't he? That Niguma had communicated with Vajradhara directly was considered evidence that she had attained the 10th (at that time the highest)...
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    What he specifically rejected was withdrawing from the world to cultivate oneself with yoga, by extension he did not approve of those who do, who make up a large number of those who found schools of...
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Sort of. Especially with Chinese, there are words for things in Chinese that there aren't in English and vice-versa.

    There are two things related to this that are interesting:
    1) When I was on...
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    It has to be that Vajri is modified by the word before it. If one says (made up example) vajrachakra it means lightning or diamond wheel. If one said chakravajra it would have to mean the...
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    When I was starting out with martial arts, there was an ideal called a gongfuren (in those days people didn't use pinyin, so then it would have been Kung-fu jen). Literally a man of gongfu, i.e. a...
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Is math being counted as a language?

    I speak English natively. I can speak Chinese (standard mandarin), and some French. I once studied (mostly forget) Russian, Japanese. I am still trying to...
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    This is something new to me, having 'vajri' at the end, as the thing being modified, instead of 'vajra' at the beginning.



    Are there two more deity-consort pairs somewhere for the other...
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    I didn't have trouble seeing things before. I spent most of my career visualizing things, because I do geometry, including at times fractal geometry or geometry in high or infinite dimensions.
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