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22 Jan 21, 11:01 PM
Choong_Moderator: So Nagarjuna, Buddha Nageshvaraja and Nagarakshasa are all of the same mindstream.
22 Jan 21, 11:00 PM
Choong_Moderator: @Caroline, according to the Avatamsaka Sutra, Manjushri is actually the Buddha Nageshvaraja who achieved enlightenment many eons ago in a different world system. In Shakyamuni’s time however, he took the form of Manjushri, a student of Lord Buddha himself.
22 Jan 21, 11:00 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Thank you Rinpoche, thank you Choong, Pastor Han Nee and everyone. Good night and stay safe.
22 Jan 21, 10:58 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Q10. Describe one legend about Nagarjuna’s death.

According to the translation by Kumarajiva, the famous translator from Kucha, Nagarjuna spent his last days in a room which was later found empty. It is believed that Nagarjuna had successfully dissolved his mind and body into the Dharmadhatu (the realm of truth).
22 Jan 21, 10:58 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Q9. How long did Nagarjuna live?

Most Buddhists believe that Nagarjuna lived for 600 years.
22 Jan 21, 10:57 PM
Choong_Moderator: @Caroline, Nagarjuna and Nagarakshasa are both emantions of Manjushri. Nageshvaraja is the King of the Nagas.
22 Jan 21, 10:57 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Q8. What is Nagarjuna also closely associated with?

Nagarjuna is also closely associated with the Prajnaparamita, the Buddha’s teachings that he retrieved from the Nagas.
22 Jan 21, 10:56 PM
Choong_Moderator: @Caroline, Nagarjuna and Nagarakshasa are both emantions of Manjushri. Nagarakshasa is the King of the Nagas.
22 Jan 21, 10:56 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Q7. What is Nagarjuna’s most important work and what does it contain?

His most important work, Mulamadhyamakakarika, contains his analysis of the concept of sunyata (emptiness), and examines the concept of dependent origination (pratiyasamutpada).
22 Jan 21, 10:56 PM
Elaine: Thank you and good night everyone.
22 Jan 21, 10:56 PM
Cc: Thank you Rinpoche , Choong and everyone
22 Jan 21, 10:55 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Q6. What was Nagarjuna like as an author?

Nagarjuna wrote extensively on various Buddhist topics and revealed the real meaning of the Buddhist doctrine. He wrote from the perspective of a Buddhist monk and a proponent of the Mahayana (Greater Vehicle) School. Nagarjuna used sound reasoning to eliminate wrong views. He also composed praises to the Buddha and wrote about ethical practice from the point of view of Buddhist philosophy.
22 Jan 21, 10:54 PM
Cc: Ok...
22 Jan 21, 10:53 PM
Choong_Moderator: @Caroline, let me research that
22 Jan 21, 10:53 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Q5. How did Nagarjuna spend his remaining years?

Nagarjuna spent his remaining years in the practice of meditation at Shri Parvata, a holy mountain near present-day Nagarjunakonda.
22 Jan 21, 10:52 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Q4. What did Nagarjuna author at this time?

It was around this time that Nagarjuna wrote “Precious Garland” (Ratnavali) and “A Letter to a Good Friend” (Suhrllekha) which contain the compilation of his advice to King Udayibhadra. Both remain popular to this day as their contents are still considered practical and relevant.
22 Jan 21, 10:51 PM
Cc: Can ask one question... common between nargajuna, nagarakshasa and nageswaraja.
22 Jan 21, 10:51 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Q3. How did Nagarjuna spend his time with King Udayibhadra?

Nagarjuna spent three years with King Udayibhadra. He taught the king Dharma and advised him on policy-making, how to apply considerate treatment to his subjects, especially those who were less fortunate, the objectives of punishment for grievous crimes, and other matters.
22 Jan 21, 10:50 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Yes, Choong.Lama Tsongkhapa 's expounding of Nagarjuna's Middle View on Emptiness was brilliant and he was held in high regard for that.
22 Jan 21, 10:49 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Q2. When his tenure as Abbot of Nalanda ended, who advised Nagarjuna on what to do next? What was the advice?

When his tenure as Abbot of Nalanda ended, Arya Tara advised Nagarjuna to return to South India where he saw that his prediction had come true. Jetaka had become King Udayibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:49 PM
Callista: Thank you and Good night Rinpoche, Pastors ,Choong and everyone
22 Jan 21, 10:48 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): Thank you Rinpoche, Choong, Pastor Han Nee & everyone. Good night and stay safe.
22 Jan 21, 10:48 PM
Callista: spam*span
22 Jan 21, 10:47 PM
CarynW: Thank you Rinpoche, Pastor, Choong and all. Good night and stay safe.
22 Jan 21, 10:47 PM
Callista: human life spam for 600 years
22 Jan 21, 10:47 PM
yew seng: Thank you Rinpoche.. good nite everyone... Hi pastor.
22 Jan 21, 10:47 PM
Lum Kok Luen: Thank you Rinpoche, Pastor, Choong and all in room. Good night to all and stay safe.
22 Jan 21, 10:47 PM
Callista: Hi PAK
22 Jan 21, 10:47 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Hello Pastor Antoinette, we have come to the end of the blogchat. @Lum, thank you for the sharing. Thank you Rinpoche. Thank you Choong and everyone. Goodnight and stay safe always.
22 Jan 21, 10:47 PM
Choong_Moderator: Well in our tradition, Nagarjuna's exposition of the Middle Way is held primary in Lama Tsongkhapa's teachings.
22 Jan 21, 10:46 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Q1. While on his way to the Northern Island to propagate the Dharma, how did Nagarjuna display his clairvoyance?

Nagarjuna once came across a group of children on his way to the Northern Island to propagate the Dharma. He met a child named Jetaka playing with his friends on the road. Through his clairvoyance, he predicted that Jetaka would become the ruler of a vast kingdom in South India.
22 Jan 21, 10:46 PM
Cc: Nope.
22 Jan 21, 10:45 PM
Tsa Tsa Anne (KISG): Goodnight and thank you Rinpoche, Pastors, Choong and everyone. stay safe
22 Jan 21, 10:45 PM
Choong_Moderator: Nice
22 Jan 21, 10:45 PM
Lum Kok Luen: No questions Choong. Just wanted to share that I received the book that I ordered, Letter To a Friend". It's a very good book and requires contemplation upon reading each of the 126 verses. Great book.
22 Jan 21, 10:43 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Good evening Rinpoche, good evening Choong, Pastor Han Nee and everyone
22 Jan 21, 10:43 PM
Choong_Moderator: Any questions? We have come to the end of the bio.
22 Jan 21, 10:43 PM
Callista: sorry is A9 is A10
22 Jan 21, 10:42 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A10 According to one legend as found in the translation by Kumarajiva, Nagarjuna spent his last days in a room which was later found empty. It is believed that Nagarjuna had successfully dissolved his mind and body into the Dharmadhatu (the realm of truth).
22 Jan 21, 10:41 PM
CarynW: A10. According to the translation by Kumarajiva, the famous translator from Kucha, Nagarjuna spent his last days in a room which was later found empty. It is believed that Nagarjuna had successfully dissolved his mind and body into the Dharmadhatu (the realm of truth).
22 Jan 21, 10:40 PM
Tsa Tsa Anne (KISG): A10 . There are several legends about Nagarjuna’s death. According to the translation by Kumarajiva, the famous translator from Kucha, Nagarjuna spent his last days in a room which was later found empty. It is believed that Nagarjuna had successfully dissolved his mind and body into the Dharmadhatu (the realm of truth).
22 Jan 21, 10:40 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A10 : According to the translation by Kumarajiva, the famous translator from Kucha, Nagarjuna spent his last days in a room which was later found empty. It is believed that Nagarjuna had successfully dissolved his mind and body into the Dharmadhatu (the realm of truth).
22 Jan 21, 10:40 PM
yew seng: A10) According to the translation by Kumarajiva, the famous translator from Kucha, Nagarjuna spent his last days in a room which was later found empty. It is believed that Nagarjuna had successfully dissolved his mind and body into the Dharmadhatu (the realm of truth).
22 Jan 21, 10:39 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A10: There were many legends. Among the legends, it was stated that Nagarjuna spent the last years of his life at Shri Parvarta. His opponents tried many ways to kill him but never succeeded because Nagarjuna had gained the knowledge of immortality
22 Jan 21, 10:39 PM
Cc: A10. There are several legends about Nagarjuna’s death. According to the translation by Kumarajiva, the famous translator from Kucha, Nagarjuna spent his last days in a room which was later found empty. It is believed that Nagarjuna had successfully dissolved his mind and body into the Dharmadhatu (the realm of truth).
22 Jan 21, 10:39 PM
Callista: A9:Nagarjuna had successfully dissolved his mind and body into the Dharmadhatu (the realm of truth).
22 Jan 21, 10:39 PM
Elaine: A10. One legend has it that Nagarjuna spent his last days in a room which was later found empty. It is believed that Nagarjuna had successfully dissolved his mind and body into the Dharmadhatu (the realm of truth).
22 Jan 21, 10:39 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A9.Though there are wide disagreements about his age, most Buddhists believe that he lived for 600 years.
22 Jan 21, 10:39 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q10. Describe one legend about Nagarjuna’s death.
22 Jan 21, 10:39 PM
CarynW: A9. Most Buddhists believe that Nagarjuna lived for 600 years.
22 Jan 21, 10:38 PM
yew seng: A9) Nagarjuna lived for 600 years.
22 Jan 21, 10:38 PM
Callista: A9:600
22 Jan 21, 10:38 PM
Callista: A8:The Prajnaparamita, the Buddha’s teachings that he retrieved from the Nagas.
22 Jan 21, 10:38 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A9 :600-year lifespan
22 Jan 21, 10:38 PM
Tsa Tsa Anne (KISG): A9. Many modern historians could not make sense of Nagarjuna’s 600-year lifespan. There are wide disagreements about his age. There are also various assumptions that Nagarjuna’s ventures in various parts of India were actually performed by different persons with the same name. For example, there is a claim that Nagarjuna the Abbot of Nalanda is not the same person as Nagarjuna the famous alchemist. However, most Buddhists believe that Nagarjuna lived for 600 years.
22 Jan 21, 10:37 PM
Cc: A9.600 year
22 Jan 21, 10:37 PM
Elaine: A9. Nagarjuna was believed to have live for 600 years.
22 Jan 21, 10:37 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A9: Nagarjuna was believed to have lived 600 years.
22 Jan 21, 10:37 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q9. How long did Nagarjuna live?
22 Jan 21, 10:36 PM
CarynW: A8. Nagarjuna is also closely associated with the Prajnaparamita, the Buddha’s teachings that he retrieved from the Nagas. He also compiled passages of 68 sutras into the Compendium of Sutras (Sutrasamuccaya). Aside from his teaching of logical reasoning and writing of scholarly treatises, Nagarjuna is also known for encouraging the practice of compassion.
22 Jan 21, 10:35 PM
Sunny: A8.Nagarjuna is also closely associated with the Prajnaparamita, the Buddha’s teachings that he retrieved from the Nagas.
22 Jan 21, 10:34 PM
yew seng: A8) Nagarjuna is also closely associated with the Prajnaparamita, the Buddha’s teachings that he retrieved from the Nagas. He also compiled passages of 68 sutras into the Compendium of Sutras (Sutrasamuccaya). Aside from his teaching of logical reasoning and writing of scholarly treatises, Nagarjuna is also known for encouraging the practice of compassion. In the Sattvaradhana Stava, Nagarjuna explained:

“…how worshipping and taking care of all sentient beings is the highest and the only authentic way to worship or follow the Buddhas.”
22 Jan 21, 10:33 PM
Cc: A8. Nagarjuna is also closely associated with the Prajnaparamita, the Buddha’s teachings that he retrieved from the Nagas.
22 Jan 21, 10:33 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A8: Nagarjuna is also known for his work on Prajnaparamita, the Buddha’s teachings that he retrieved from the Nagas. He also compiled passages of 68 sutras into the Compendium of Sutras (Sutrasamuccaya). Nagarjuna is also known for encouraging the practice of compassion
22 Jan 21, 10:33 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A8. Nagarjuna is also closely associated with the Prajnaparamita, the Buddha’s Wisdom teachings that he retrieved from the Nagas.
22 Jan 21, 10:33 PM
Tsa Tsa Anne (KISG): A8. Nagarjuna is also closely associated with the Prajnaparamita, the Buddha’s teachings that he retrieved from the Nagas.
22 Jan 21, 10:33 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A8 : Nagarjuna is also closely associated with the Prajnaparamita, the Buddha’s teachings that he retrieved from the Nagas.
22 Jan 21, 10:33 PM
Elaine: A8. Nagarjuna is also closely associated with the Prajnaparamita, the Buddha’s teachings that he retrieved from the Nagas.
22 Jan 21, 10:32 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q8. What is Nagarjuna also closely associated with?
22 Jan 21, 10:32 PM
yew seng: A7) His most important work, Mulamadhyamakakarika, contains his analysis of the concept of sunyata (emptiness), and examines the concept of dependent origination (pratiyasamutpada).
22 Jan 21, 10:31 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A7.His most important work is Mulamadhyamakakarika. It contains his analysis of the concept of sunyata (emptiness), and examines the concept of dependent origination (pratiyasamutpada).
22 Jan 21, 10:30 PM
Callista: A7: Nagarjuna most important work, Mulamadhyamakakarika, contains his analysis of the concept of sunyata (emptiness), and examines the concept of dependent origination (pratiyasamutpada). Nagarjuna also provided an extensive explanation that nothing is independent or has inherent existence or independent reality (svabhava).
22 Jan 21, 10:30 PM
Sunny: A7.His most important work, Mulamadhyamakakarika, contains his analysis of the concept of sunyata (emptiness), and examines the concept of dependent origination (pratiyasamutpada). Nagarjuna also provided an extensive explanation that nothing is independent or has inherent existence or independent reality (svabhava).
22 Jan 21, 10:30 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A6. Nagarjuna wrote extensively on various Dharma topics and from the perspective of a Buddhist monk and a proponent of the Mahayana (Greater Vehicle) School. Nagarjuna used sound reasoning to eliminate wrong views. He also composed praises to the Buddha and wrote about ethical practice from the point of view of Buddhist philosophy.
22 Jan 21, 10:30 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A7 : His most important work, Mulamadhyamakakarika, contains his analysis of the concept of sunyata (emptiness), and examines the concept of dependent origination (pratiyasamutpada).
22 Jan 21, 10:30 PM
CarynW: A7. His most important work, Mulamadhyamakakarika, contains his analysis of the concept of sunyata (emptiness), and examines the concept of dependent origination (pratiyasamutpada).
22 Jan 21, 10:30 PM
Tsa Tsa Anne (KISG): A7. His most important work, Mulamadhyamakakarika, contains his analysis of the concept of sunyata (emptiness), and examines the concept of dependent origination (pratiyasamutpada). Nagarjuna also provided an extensive explanation that nothing is independent or has inherent existence or independent reality (svabhava).
22 Jan 21, 10:30 PM
Elaine: A7. Notably, it was the Mulamadhyamakakarika, containing his analysis of the concept of sunyata (emptiness), and examines the concept of dependent origination (pratiyasamutpada).
22 Jan 21, 10:30 PM
Cc: A7. His most important work, Mulamadhyamakakarika, contains his analysis of the concept of sunyata (emptiness), and examines the concept of dependent origination (pratiyasamutpada).
22 Jan 21, 10:29 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A6 : Nagarjuna wrote extensively on various Buddhist topics and revealed the real meaning of the Buddhist doctrine. He wrote from the perspective of a Buddhist monk and a proponent of the Mahayana (Greater Vehicle) School. Nagarjuna used sound reasoning to eliminate wrong views. He also composed praises to the Buddha and wrote about ethical practice from the point of view of Buddhist philosophy.
22 Jan 21, 10:29 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A7: His most important work was Mulamadhyamakakarika which analyses the concept of emptiness, and examines the concept of dependent origination.
22 Jan 21, 10:29 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q7. What is Nagarjuna’s most important work and what does it contain?
22 Jan 21, 10:29 PM
Callista: A6: He wrote from the perspective of a Buddhist monk and a proponent of the Mahayana (Greater Vehicle) School. Nagarjuna used sound reasoning to eliminate wrong views. He also composed praises to the Buddha and wrote about ethical practice from the point of view of Buddhist philosophy.
22 Jan 21, 10:29 PM
Tsa Tsa Anne (KISG): A6. Nagarjuna wrote extensively on various Buddhist topics and revealed the real meaning of the Buddhist doctrine. He wrote from the perspective of a Buddhist monk and a proponent of the Mahayana (Greater Vehicle) School. Nagarjuna used sound reasoning to eliminate wrong views. He also composed praises to the Buddha and wrote about ethical practice from the point of view of Buddhist philosophy.
22 Jan 21, 10:29 PM
Cc: A6. Nagarjuna wrote extensively on various Buddhist topics and revealed the real meaning of the Buddhist doctrine. He wrote from the perspective of a Buddhist monk and a proponent of the Mahayana (Greater Vehicle) School. Nagarjuna used sound reasoning to eliminate wrong views. He also composed praises to the Buddha and wrote about ethical practice from the point of view of Buddhist philosophy.
22 Jan 21, 10:28 PM
yew seng: A6) Nagarjuna wrote extensively on various Buddhist topics and revealed the real meaning of the Buddhist doctrine. He wrote from the perspective of a Buddhist monk and a proponent of the Mahayana (Greater Vehicle) School. Nagarjuna used sound reasoning to eliminate wrong views. He also composed praises to the Buddha and wrote about ethical practice from the point of view of Buddhist philosophy.

22 Jan 21, 10:28 PM
Sunny: A6.Nagarjuna wrote extensively on various Buddhist topics and revealed the real meaning of the Buddhist doctrine. He wrote from the perspective of a Buddhist monk and a proponent of the Mahayana (Greater Vehicle) School. Nagarjuna used sound reasoning to eliminate wrong views. He also composed praises to the Buddha and wrote about ethical practice from the point of view of Buddhist philosophy.
22 Jan 21, 10:28 PM
CarynW: A6. He wrote from the perspective of a Buddhist monk and a proponent of the Mahayana (Greater Vehicle) School. Nagarjuna used sound reasoning to eliminate wrong views. He also composed praises to the Buddha and wrote about ethical practice from the point of view of Buddhist philosophy.
22 Jan 21, 10:27 PM
Elaine: A6. Nagarjuna wrote extensively from the perspective of a Buddhist monk and a proponent of the Mahayana (Greater Vehicle) School, using sound reasoning to eliminate wrong views. He also composed praises to the Buddha and wrote about ethical practice from the point of view of Buddhist philosophy.
22 Jan 21, 10:27 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A6: He was a prolific writer and always wrote from the perspective as a monk. He also propagated Mahayana. Nagarjuna used logical reasoning to dispel wrong views. He also composed praises to the Buddha and wrote about ethical practice from the point of view of Buddhist philosophy.
22 Jan 21, 10:27 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A5.Nagarjuna spent his remaining years in the practice of meditation at Shri Parvata, a holy mountain near present-day Nagarjunakonda. According to Xuanzang, King Udayibhadra had built a magnificent monastery for Nagarjuna at Shri Parvata.
22 Jan 21, 10:27 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q6. What was Nagarjuna like as an author?
22 Jan 21, 10:27 PM
CarynW: A5. Nagarjuna spent his remaining years in the practice of meditation at Shri Parvata, a holy mountain near present-day Nagarjunakonda. According to Xuanzang, the legendary monk who travelled to India to bring Buddhist scriptures back to China, King Udayibhadra built a magnificent monastery for Nagarjuna at Shri Parvata.
22 Jan 21, 10:27 PM
CarynW: A4. Nagarjuna wrote “Precious Garland” (Ratnavali) and “A Letter to a Good Friend” (Suhrllekha) which contain the compilation of his advice to King Udayibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:26 PM
yew seng: A5) Nagarjuna spent his remaining years in the practice of meditation at Shri Parvata, a holy mountain near present-day Nagarjunakonda.
22 Jan 21, 10:26 PM
Tsa Tsa Anne (KISG): A5. Nagarjuna spent his remaining years in the practice of meditation at Shri Parvata, a holy mountain near present-day Nagarjunakonda. According to Xuanzang, the legendary monk who travelled to India to bring Buddhist scriptures back to China, King Udayibhadra built a magnificent monastery for Nagarjuna at Shri Parvata.
22 Jan 21, 10:26 PM
Sunny: A5.Nagarjuna spent his remaining years in the practice of meditation at Shri Parvata, a holy mountain near present-day Nagarjunakonda.
22 Jan 21, 10:26 PM
Cc: A5. Nagarjuna spent his remaining years in the practice of meditation at Shri Parvata, a holy mountain near present-day Nagarjunakonda.
22 Jan 21, 10:25 PM
Callista: A5: He spent his remaining years in the practice of meditation at Shri Parvata, a holy mountain near present-day Nagarjunakonda.
22 Jan 21, 10:25 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A5 : Nagarjuna spent his remaining years in the practice of meditation at Shri Parvata, a holy mountain near present-day Nagarjunakonda.
22 Jan 21, 10:25 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A5: Nagarjuna spent his remaining years by meditating at Shri Parvata.
22 Jan 21, 10:25 PM
Elaine: A5. Nagarjuna spent his remaining years meditating at Shri Parvata, a holy mountain near present-day Nagarjunakonda.
22 Jan 21, 10:25 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q5. How did Nagarjuna spend his remaining years?
22 Jan 21, 10:23 PM
Callista: A4:“Precious Garland” (Ratnavali) and “A Letter to a Good Friend” (Suhrllekha) which contain the compilation of his advice to King Udayibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:22 PM
Sunny: A4*Nagarjuna wrote “Precious Garland” (Ratnavali) and “A Letter to a Good Friend” (Suhrllekha) which contain the compilation of his advice to King Udayibhadra. Both remain popular to this day as their contents are still considered practical and relevant.
22 Jan 21, 10:21 PM
Sunny: A4.Nagarjuna spent three years with King Udayibhadra. He taught the king Dharma and advised him on policy-making, how to apply considerate treatment to his subjects, especially those who were less fortunate, the objectives of punishment for grievous crimes, and other matters. It was around this time that Nagarjuna wrote “Precious Garland” (Ratnavali) and “A Letter to a Good Friend” (Suhrllekha) which contain the compilation of his advice to King Udayibhadra. Both remain popular to this day as their contents are still considered practical and relevant.
22 Jan 21, 10:21 PM
yew seng: A4) . It was around this time that Nagarjuna wrote “Precious Garland” (Ratnavali) and “A Letter to a Good Friend” (Suhrllekha) which contain the compilation of his advice to King Udayibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:21 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A4 : Nagarjuna wrote “Precious Garland” (Ratnavali) and “A Letter to a Good Friend” (Suhrllekha) which contain the compilation of his advice to King Udayibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:21 PM
Cc: A4. Nagarjuna wrote “Precious Garland” (Ratnavali) and “A Letter to a Good Friend” (Suhrllekha) which contain the compilation of his advice to King Udayibhadra. Both remain popular to this day as their contents are still considered practical and relevant.
22 Jan 21, 10:21 PM
Tsa Tsa Anne (KISG): A4 . It was around this time that Nagarjuna wrote “Precious Garland” (Ratnavali) and “A Letter to a Good Friend” (Suhrllekha) which contain the compilation of his advice to King Udayibhadra. Both remain popular to this day as their contents are still considered practical and relevant.
22 Jan 21, 10:21 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A4. He wrote “Precious Garland” (Ratnavali) and “A Letter to a Good Friend” (Suhrllekha) which contain the compilation of his advice to King Udayibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:21 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A4: Nagarjuna penned two books : “Precious Garland” (Ratnavali) and “A Letter to a Good Friend” (Suhrllekha) which contain the compilation of his advice to King Udayibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:20 PM
Elaine: Q4. Nagarjuna wrote “Precious Garland” (Ratnavali) and “A Letter to a Good Friend” (Suhrllekha) which contain the compilation of his advice to King Udayibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:20 PM
Callista: opps..answer in number 2
22 Jan 21, 10:20 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q4. What did Nagarjuna author at this time?
22 Jan 21, 10:19 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A3.Nagarjuna spent the three years teaching the king Dharma and advising him on policy-making, how to apply considerate treatment to his subjects, especially those who were less fortunate, the objectives of punishment for grievous crimes, and other matters.
22 Jan 21, 10:18 PM
Tsa Tsa Anne (KISG): A3 . Nagarjuna spent three years with King Udayibhadra. He taught the king Dharma and advised him on policy-making, how to apply considerate treatment to his subjects, especially those who were less fortunate, the objectives of punishment for grievous crimes, and other matters.
22 Jan 21, 10:17 PM
yew seng: A3) Nagarjuna spent three years with King Udayibhadra. He taught the king Dharma and advised him on policy-making, how to apply considerate treatment to his subjects, especially those who were less fortunate, the objectives of punishment for grievous crimes, and other matters.
22 Jan 21, 10:17 PM
Cc: A3. Nagarjuna spent three years with King Udayibhadra. He taught the king Dharma and advised him on policy-making, how to apply considerate treatment to his subjects, especially those who were less fortunate, the objectives of punishment for grievous crimes, and other matters.
22 Jan 21, 10:17 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A3 :Nagarjuna spent three years with King Udayibhadra. He taught the king Dharma and advised him on policy-making, how to apply considerate treatment to his subjects, especially those who were less fortunate, the objectives of punishment for grievous crimes, and other matters.
22 Jan 21, 10:17 PM
CarynW: A3. Nagarjuna spent three years with King Udayibhadra. He taught the king Dharma and advised him on policy-making, how to apply considerate treatment to his subjects, especially those who were less fortunate, the objectives of punishment for grievous crimes, and other matters.
22 Jan 21, 10:17 PM
Sunny: Nagarjuna spent three years with King Udayibhadra. He taught the king Dharma and advised him on policy-making, how to apply considerate treatment to his subjects, especially those who were less fortunate, the objectives of punishment for grievous crimes, and other matters. It was around this time that Nagarjuna wrote “Precious Garland” (Ratnavali) and “A Letter to a Good Friend” (Suhrllekha) which contain the compilation of his advice to King Udayibhadra. Both remain popular to this day as their contents are still considered practical and relevant.
22 Jan 21, 10:17 PM
Elaine: A3. Nagarjuna spent three years teaching King Udayibhadraon dharma and advised him on policy-making, how to apply considerate treatment to his subjects, especially those who were less fortunate, the objectives of punishment for grievous crimes, and other matters.
22 Jan 21, 10:17 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A3: During his three years with the King, Nagarjuna taught him many things such as Dharma and advised him on policy-making, how to apply considerate treatment to his subjects, especially those who were less fortunate, the objectives of punishment for grievous crimes, and other matters.
22 Jan 21, 10:16 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q3. How did Nagarjuna spend his time with King Udayibhadra?
22 Jan 21, 10:16 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Hello Sunny..
22 Jan 21, 10:16 PM
Sunny: hi every 1
22 Jan 21, 10:15 PM
Choong_Moderator: Hello Sunny
22 Jan 21, 10:14 PM
Tsa Tsa Anne (KISG): A2. Arya Tara's advice was for Nagarjuna to return to South India where he saw that his prediction had come true. Jetaka had become King Udayibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:14 PM
Sunny: A2. Arya Tara advised Nagarjuna to return to South India where he saw that his prediction had come true. Jetaka had become King Udayibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:14 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A2. Arya Tara's advice was for Nagarjuna to return to South India where he saw that his prediction had come true. Jetaka had become King Udayibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:13 PM
Callista: A2:, Arya Tara advised Nagarjuna to return to South India where he saw that his prediction had come true. Jetaka had become King Udayibhadra.

Nagarjuna spent three years with King Udayibhadra. He taught the king Dharma and advised him on policy-making, how to apply considerate treatment to his subjects, especially those who were less fortunate, the objectives of punishment for grievous crimes, and other matters. It was around this time that Nagarjuna wrote “Precious Garland” (Ratnavali) and “A Letter to a Good Friend” (Suhrllekha) which contain the compilation of his advice to King Udayibhadra. Both remain popular to this day as their contents are still considered practical and relevant.
22 Jan 21, 10:13 PM
CarynW: A2. Arya Tara advised Nagarjuna to return to South India where he saw that his prediction had come true. Jetaka had become King Udayibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:13 PM
yew seng: A2) He met a child named Jetaka playing with his friends on the road. Through his clairvoyance, he predicted that Jetaka would become the ruler of a vast kingdom in South India.
22 Jan 21, 10:13 PM
Choong_Moderator: @Lum have you started on Nagarjuna's "Letter to a friend"?
22 Jan 21, 10:12 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A2 :When his tenure as Abbot of Nalanda ended, Arya Tara advised Nagarjuna to return to South India where he saw that his prediction had come true. Jetaka had become King Udayibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:12 PM
Callista: A1:He met a child named Jetaka playing with his friends on the road. Through his clairvoyance, he predicted that Jetaka would become the ruler of a vast kingdom in South India.
22 Jan 21, 10:12 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A2: Arya Tara advised Nagarjuna to return to South India. As per his prediction, Jetaka had become the King of Udavibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:12 PM
Tsa Tsa Anne (KISG): A1. Nagarjuna met a child named Jetaka playing with his friends on the road. Through his clairvoyance, he predicted that Jetaka would become the ruler of a vast kingdom in South India.
22 Jan 21, 10:12 PM
Cc: A2. When his tenure as Abbot of Nalanda ended, Arya Tara advised Nagarjuna to return to South India where he saw that his prediction had come true. Jetaka had become King Udayibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:12 PM
Elaine: A2. Arya Tara advised Nagarjuna to return to South India. His prediction had actually come true. Jetaka became King Udayibhadra.
22 Jan 21, 10:11 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q2. When his tenure as Abbot of Nalanda ended, who advised Nagarjuna on what to do next? What was the advice?
22 Jan 21, 10:10 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A1.He met a boy named Jetaka playing with his friends and with his clairvoyance he was able to predict that Jetaka would become the ruler of a vast kingdom in South India.
22 Jan 21, 10:10 PM
Cc: A1. Nagarjuna met a child named Jetaka playing with his friends on the road. Through his clairvoyance, he predicted that Jetaka would become the ruler of a vast kingdom in South India.
22 Jan 21, 10:10 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A1 : He met a child named Jetaka playing with his friends on the road. Through his clairvoyance, he predicted that Jetaka would become the ruler of a vast kingdom in South India.
22 Jan 21, 10:10 PM
CarynW: A. Nagarjuna met a child named Jetaka playing with his friends on the road. Through his clairvoyance, he predicted that Jetaka would become the ruler of a vast kingdom in South India.
22 Jan 21, 10:09 PM
Choong_Moderator: HEllo Anne
22 Jan 21, 10:09 PM
Tsa Tsa Anne (KISG): Good evening Rinpoche and everyone
22 Jan 21, 10:09 PM
yew seng: A1) He met a child named Jetaka playing with his friends on the road. Through his clairvoyance, he predicted that Jetaka would become the ruler of a vast kingdom in South India.
22 Jan 21, 10:08 PM
Elaine: A1. He met a child named Jetaka playing on the road. He predicted that Jetaka would become the ruler of a vast kingdom in South India.
22 Jan 21, 10:08 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A1: His clairvoyance led Nagarjuna to predict that the small boy, named Jetaka, whom he met while on his way to Northern Island, would one day become the ruler of big kingdom in Southern India.
22 Jan 21, 10:07 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q1. While on his way to the Northern Island to propagate the Dharma, how did Nagarjuna display his clairvoyance?
22 Jan 21, 10:07 PM
Choong_Moderator: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/nagarjuna-the-founder-of-madhyamaka.html?nomobile
22 Jan 21, 10:07 PM
Choong_Moderator: Let's begin.
22 Jan 21, 10:05 PM
Cc: Hi Choong, hope everyone healthy.
22 Jan 21, 10:04 PM
Choong_Moderator: Good evening Elaine.
22 Jan 21, 10:04 PM
Choong_Moderator: Hi Caroline and Callista.
22 Jan 21, 10:04 PM
Elaine: Good evening Rinpoche and everyone.
22 Jan 21, 10:03 PM
Cc: Good evening Rinpoche and everyone
22 Jan 21, 10:03 PM
Callista: Good evening Rinpoche, PHN, Choong and eveyone
22 Jan 21, 10:03 PM
Choong_Moderator: Good evening Pastor Han Nee, Yew Seng, Caryn and Yee Mun.
22 Jan 21, 10:03 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): Good evening Rinpoche, Choong, Pastor Han Nee & everyone.
22 Jan 21, 10:02 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Good evening Rinpoche. Good evening Choong, Lum and everyone.
22 Jan 21, 10:02 PM
CarynW: Good evening Rinpoche, Pastor, Choong and all.
22 Jan 21, 10:02 PM
yew seng: Good evening Rinpoche.. Good evening dharma friends..
22 Jan 21, 10:00 PM
Choong_Moderator: Good evening Lum
22 Jan 21, 09:59 PM
Lum Kok Luen: Good evening Rinpoche, Pastor, Choong and all in room
22 Jan 21, 09:54 PM
Choong_Moderator: Good evening Rinpoche and room.

We will be chatting about the final part of "Nagarjuna: The founder of Madhyamaka" shortly here.

https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/nagarjuna-the-founder-of-madhyamaka.html?nomobile
17 Jan 21, 09:12 PM
Pastor Shin: Thank you Rinpoche. Thank you Joy for moderating. Everyone stay safe ya and see you all next week!
17 Jan 21, 09:11 PM
Fhsam: Thank you Rinpoche, Joy and everyone good night stay safe. will try yah learning
17 Jan 21, 09:10 PM
Joy_Moderator: Try it @Sam :) or u can post on FB and tag us. Would love to see that statue u are talking about!
17 Jan 21, 09:10 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Thank you Rinpoche, thank you Joy and everyone. Good night and stay safe.
17 Jan 21, 09:09 PM
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17 Jan 21, 09:09 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you @Pastor Antoinette you got it right dear 🌟
17 Jan 21, 09:08 PM
Fhsam: Hi joy ...Visited in May 2019 sorry.....not sure how to post it hehe 8. the resident monks believe that the original Vajrayogini statue that was brought over from India has not been destroyed. They believe that the statue was saved by the Tenth Panchen Lama, Trinle Lhundrup Chokyi Gyaltsen (1938-1989) at the onset of the Cultural Revolution along with several other important sacred objects, such as the self-arising Guhyasamaja Manjuvajra statue of Reting. They are safe in Tashilunpo Monastery of the Panchen Lama.
17 Jan 21, 09:08 PM
Valentina: Everyone, please stay safe
17 Jan 21, 09:08 PM
Callista: Good night and Thanks to Rinpoche, Pastors, Joy and everyone
17 Jan 21, 09:08 PM
Valentina: Thank you Rinpoche for the opportunity to learn. Thank you Joy and see you next week
17 Jan 21, 09:08 PM
YY Yeong: thank you everyone and have a nice day! stay home stay safe ya
17 Jan 21, 09:08 PM
Joy_Moderator: Good to do blog chat in FAST mode. When Rinpoche was around it was definitely in fast speed. Helps to train us to think fast and do things fast 😬😬😬
17 Jan 21, 09:07 PM
Jacinta Goh: Thank you Rinpoche, Pastors, Moderator Joy and everyone here. Good night.
17 Jan 21, 09:07 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): Thank you Rinpoche, Joy & everyone/ Good night and stay safe.
17 Jan 21, 09:07 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 8. What does the resident monks believe in regards to the missing original Vajrayogini statue?

The resident monks believe that the original Vajrayogini statue that was brought over from India has not been destroyed. They believe that the statue was saved by the Tenth Panchen Lama, Trinle Lhundrup Chokyi Gyaltsen (1938-1989) at the onset of the Cultural Revolution along with several other important sacred objects, such as the self-arising Guhyasamaja Manjuvajra statue of Reting. They are safe in Tashilunpo Monastery of the Panchen Lama.
17 Jan 21, 09:06 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Rinpoche and everyone who participated in tonight's fun blog chat. Thanks @YY for being so fast! Helps to keep us on our toes :D Please do your dedications and have a good evening all! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
17 Jan 21, 09:05 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you @Pastor Antoinette
17 Jan 21, 09:05 PM
Joy_Moderator: 8. What does the resident monks believe in regards to the missing original Vajrayogini statue?

- The resident monks believe that the original Vajrayogini statue that was brought over from India has not been destroyed. 
- They believe that the statue was saved by the Tenth Panchen Lama, Trinle Lhundrup Chokyi Gyaltsen (1938-1989) at the onset of the Cultural Revolution along with several other important sacred objects, such as the self-arising Guhyasamaja Manjuvajra statue of Reting. They are safe in Tashilunpo Monastery of the Panchen Lama. 
17 Jan 21, 09:05 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Callista, Pastor Shin and Valentina for your right answers to Q8! 🌟🌟🌟
17 Jan 21, 09:04 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 7. Who was the high lama who visited Ratsag to worship the sacred statue and what was the miraculous thing that happened during the self-initiation rituals?

His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche recalled in his autobiography performing three days of self-initiation rituals, offerings and Ganacakra (tsog) before the famous statue of Vajrayogini.
While the rituals were being performed, the statue “blazed with the splendorous light of blessings.”
He also recorded that he made offerings to the resident monastic community and conferred the initiation into the sindhura mandala of Vajrayogini to a gathering of a hundred monks, nuns, and lay followers. During this period, he experienced a number of auspicious dreams.
17 Jan 21, 09:04 PM
Callista: A7:His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (1901-1981), The Illusory Play, he wrote that he had visited Ratsag Monastery some time in 1943. While at the monastery, he recalled performing three days of self-initiation rituals, offerings and Ganacakra (tsog) before the famous statue of Vajrayogini. He further wrote that, while the rituals were being performed, the statue “blazed with the splendorous light of blessings.” He also recorded that he made offerings to the resident monastic community and conferred the initiation into the sindhura mandala of Vajrayogini to a gathering of a hundred monks, nuns, and lay followers. During this period, he experienced a number of auspicious dreams.
17 Jan 21, 09:04 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A8 :The resident monks believe that the original Vajrayogini statue that was brought over from India has not been destroyed. They believe that the statue was saved by the Tenth Panchen Lama, Trinle Lhundrup Chokyi Gyaltsen (1938-1989).
17 Jan 21, 09:04 PM
Valentina: ANS 8

The resident monks believe that the original Vajrayogini statue that was brought over from India has not been destroyed. They believe that the statue was saved by the Tenth Panchen Lama, Trinle Lhundrup Chokyi Gyaltsen (1938-1989) at the onset of the Cultural Revolution along with several other important sacred objects.
17 Jan 21, 09:04 PM
Joy_Moderator: 7. Who was the high lama who visited Ratsag to worship the sacred statue and what was the miraculous thing that happened during the self-initiation rituals?

-  His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche was the high lama.
- And in his autobiography The Illusory Play, he wrote that he had visited Ratsag Monastery some time in 1943. While at the monastery, he recalled performing three days of self-initiation rituals, offerings and Ganacakra (tsog) before the famous statue of Vajrayogini.
- He further wrote that, while the rituals were being performed, the statue “blazed with the splendorous light of blessings.” That was the miraculous thing that happened during the ritual.
- He also recorded that he made offerings to the resident monastic community and conferred the initiation into the sindhura mandala of Vajrayogini to a gathering of a hundred monks, nuns, and lay followers. During this period, he experienced a number of auspicious dreams.
17 Jan 21, 09:03 PM
Pastor Shin: A8. The resident monks believe that the statue was saved by the Tenth Panchen Lama, Trinle Lhundrup Chokyi Gyaltsen (1938-1989) at the onset of the Cultural Revolution along with several other important sacred objects, such as the self-arising Guhyasamaja Manjuvajra statue of Reting. They are safe in Tashilunpo Monastery of the Panchen Lama. Nevertheless, the Vajrayogini statue of Ratsag still remains missing to this day.
17 Jan 21, 09:03 PM
Callista: A8:The resident monks believe that the original Vajrayogini statue that was brought over from India has not been destroyed. They believe that the statue was saved by the Tenth Panchen Lama, Trinle Lhundrup Chokyi Gyaltsen at the onset of the Cultural Revolution along with several other important sacred objects, such as the self-arising Guhyasamaja Manjuvajra statue of Reting. They are safe in Tashilunpo Monastery of the Panchen Lama.
17 Jan 21, 09:03 PM
Joy_Moderator: @Callista terputus answer for Q7?
17 Jan 21, 09:03 PM
Joy_Moderator: Yes @Yee Mun , Pastor Shin, Valentina and Sam correct 👍🏼👍🏼
17 Jan 21, 09:02 PM
Fhsam: .7 His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (1901-1981), had visited Ratsag Monastery swhile the rituals were being performed, the statue “blazed with the splendorous light of blessings.” He also recorded that he made offerings to the resident monastic community and conferred the initiation into the sindhura mandala of Vajrayogini to a gathering of a hundred monks, nuns, and lay followers. During this period, he experienced a number of auspicious dreams.
17 Jan 21, 09:02 PM
Valentina: ANS 7

There are many famous figures that visited Ratsang to worship the sacred Vajrayogini such as Lama Tsongkhapa, the 5th Dalai Lama and Trijang Rinpoche.

When visiting the monastery, Trijang Rinpoche performed the self-initiation rituals, offerings and Ganacakra (tsog) before the famous statue of Vajrayogini. While the rituals were being performed, the statue “blazed with the splendorous light of blessings.” He also recorded that he made offerings to the resident monastic community and conferred the initiation into the sindhura mandala of Vajrayogini to a gathering of a hundred monks, nuns, and lay followers. During this period, he experienced a number of auspicious dreams.
17 Jan 21, 09:02 PM
Jacinta Goh: A8: the resident monks believe that the original Vajrayogini statue that was brought over from India has not been destroyed. They believe that the statue was saved by the Tenth Panchen Lama, Trinle Lhundrup Chokyi Gyaltsen (1938-1989) .
17 Jan 21, 09:02 PM
Callista: A7: His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and he experienced a number of auspicious dreams.
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