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Re: theos-talk Dzungarian "Mani Kumbum" -" Book of the 10,000 Precepts"

Jul 06, 2012 10:01 AM
by Augoeides-222

Moprten, John ,all, 

ÂVery interesting thread, and the Topic of Mani Kumbum. It seems to have revolved around the Monastery and Temple of Kumbum as the focal point of the origins, and is also directly indicated as a teaching of Samantabhadra. Â"Mani" can be interpreted as the "mental Consciousness" and the Kumbum as "The Hundred Thousand Buddhas" a s al ternate to "prece pts" ultimately it is the Buddhas who "hold" the precepts of the boundless S pace in which Life is ubiquitous and wherein we allÂfind our participation of s amsara called Leela Âor "The Play of Life ". The Buddhist Lineage HoldersÂare also the Precept "holders'Âas are all the V inaya of the lay and ordained monks who obse rv e the 348 P recepts of the sudden vehicle and "the three decisive doctrines of the Vinaya of the Buddha: the discipline of the mind called morality; samadhi which arises because of morality ; and wisdom which comes forth because of samadhi. These then are known as the three fold non-outflow study."(Ref. "A General Explanation of The Essentials of the Sramanera Vinaya And Rules of Deportment b y Tripitika Master Hau, BTTS, p.VII)Â5 is a cardinal num ber of the infrastructure in this id ea element. 

ÂÂ It seems logical to me that some one with appropiate credentials like Reigle maight find this important work in one of the several complete Tibetan Legacy Libraries that have been exported from Tibet to India ,America and elsw here. Also here is one book and Author who seems to have an insight : 


and another (please restrain your Blavatsky installed engrams , notice the foreword is dedicated by the Dalai Lama - my interest is attracted by the reference to the very ancint western Tibetan Culture of Zhang Zhung ) 

Wonders of the Natural Mind The Essence of Dzogchen in the Native Bon 


and here is a Google Search listing for "The Mani Kumbum Root Text" 



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Subject: Re: theos-talk Dzungarian "Mani Kumbum" -" Book of the 10,000 Precepts" 


I have had a careful search for possible downloads of the "Mani Kumbum", but there appear to be none. 
However, the search turned up the references to it in "The Secret Doctrine"; and also a number of small PDFs in which were recorded the teachings based on it given at a "Mani retreat" earlier this year, and which make reference to it. The links for the latter are on  and Â ,Âand include the following: - Illuminating The Path To Enlightenment - Becoming Your Own Therapist - Arhatic Yoga Retreat Â- ditto - Library Resources; or - ditto 
John W. 
--- On Fri, 6/7/12, MKR < > wrote: 
From: MKR < > 
Subject: Re: theos-talk Dzungarian "Mani Kumbum" -" Book of the 10,000 Precepts" 
Date: Friday, 6, July, 2012, 5:26 PM 


Here what I found googling: 


*From*: John C. Huntington < > 

*List Editor*: Dan Arnold < > 

*Editor's Subject*: Re: QUERY>Vessantara Jataka in Tibet and East Asia 


*Author's Subject*: Re: QUERY>Vessantara Jataka in Tibet and East Asia 


*Date Written*: October 14, 2010 7:42:17 PM CDT 

*Date Posted*: Fri, 14 Oct 2010 21:44:41 -0400 

To all with an interest in Trizin Tsering's published translation of the Mani 

Kumbum mentioned by Barstow, 

It is said to be available at: 

Evergreen Buddhist Culture Service pte ltd 

100, Eu Tong Sen Street #03-15, #03-17 

Pearls Center, singapore 059812 

Tele 65 62206360 



The price for the two volume set is not mentioned 

I have not seen the Mani Kumbum yet, but I do have a copy of Trizin Tsering's 

Dharmakaya Stupa and while it is some what problematic, it is still quite 



John C. Huntington, Professor 

(Buddhist Art and Methodologies) 

< > < > 

Department of the History of Art 

The Ohio State University 

Columbus, OH, U.S.A. 


On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 12:11 PM, M. Sufilight 

< >wrote: 

> ** 



> Dear friends 


> Is the book "Mani Kumbum," mentioned by Blavatsky available today? Where? 

> Only in Tibetan Budhiams Monasteries? 


> H. P. Blavatsky wrote: 

> As said in the Scriptures: "The Past time is the Present time, as also the 

> Future, which, though it has not come into existence, still is"; according 

> to a precept in the Prasanga Madhyamika teaching, whose dogmas have been 

> known ever since it broke away from the purely esoteric schools.* 

> * See Dzungarian "Mani Kumbum," the "Book of the 10,000 Precepts." Also 

> consult Wassilief's "Der Buddhismus," pp. 327 and 357, etc. 



> The book "Der Buddhismus" by Wasiljew is 



> M. Sufilight 

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