contain  multitudes  •  by  Padma  Dorje  •  established  in  2003
contain  multitudes


A list of Buddhist books I personally vouch for.tzal.org

Recommended Books on Buddhism

A list of Buddhist books I personally vouch for.
Some books that had an impact on my life.tzal.org

Books that deeply impressed me

Some books that had an impact on my life.
On of the tracks of Voice of Tibet, a CD by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, translated and transliterated for recitation. It is actually the beginning portion of the famous Karma Lingpa cycle's ngondro, which quaint orientalists used to call “Tibetan Book of the Dead”.tzal.org

Prayer upon awakening

On of the tracks of Voice of Tibet, a CD by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, translated and transliterated for recitation. It is actually the beginning portion of the famous Karma Lingpa cycle's ngondro, which quaint orientalists used to call “Tibetan Book of the Dead”.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on View Magazine, issue 8, 1997medium

Tea-Time Reflections

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on View Magazine, issue 8, 1997
This a recitation for the fourth and fifth chapters of The King of Samadhis Sutra.tzal.org

Recitation: The King of Samadhis Sutra 04-05

This a recitation for the fourth and fifth chapters of The King of Samadhis Sutra.
This a recitation for the first chapter of The King of Samadhis Sutra.tzal.org

Recitation: The King of Samadhis Sutra 01

This a recitation for the first chapter of The King of Samadhis Sutra.
All the videos on the Big Tendrel Chanel.tzal.org

Big Tendrel: Complete List of Videos

All the videos on the Big Tendrel Chanel.
There's supposedly a new form of Buddhism around: rupayana. But isn't it the same old colonialist appropriation of dharma in the name of tzal.org

Rupayana? Buddhism and the metaphysics of matter

There's supposedly a new form of Buddhism around: rupayana. But isn't it the same old colonialist appropriation of dharma in the name of "purifying it" from its embarrassing "primitive people's" beliefs, such as rebirth or magic? Isn't it the the same 2010s "Buddhism without beliefs", or even the same 19th century Buddhism+British Civility diluted and served down at colonies? Shouldn't we focus more on dissipating the reification of substance, or metaphysical notions such as physicalist monism, rather than trying whitewashing the dharma?
A list of ideas, institutions and companies I disapprove of and try my best to boycott.tzal.org

Activism: causes and principles I stand for

A list of ideas, institutions and companies I disapprove of and try my best to boycott.

A public mind map

This is the personal website and portfolio of Padma Dorje, Eduardo Pinheiro, a translator, developer, youtuber and musician who follows the footsteps of the Buddha and lives in Porto Alegre (a crazy weather city on the southernest state of Brazil), and who is interested in Buddhism1In particular, the madhyamaka (prasangika, svatantrica, yogachara-svatantrika), vajrayana (specially the connection between the peculiar uses of language, “twilight language”, sadhanas and “secret” hagiographies), dzogchen (and by extension the nyingma tradition, particularly the Longchen Nyingthig, Khyentse, Dudjom, Chokgyur, Longsal and Taksham lineages and termas, northern termas and the rime movement; also the relationship between sutra, tantra, dzogchen, Zen Buddhism and Taoism), polemics such as Gedun Chopel’s criticisms on realism, shentong-rangtong, the preposterous notion of a “non-engaged” Buddhism (that comes on the counterpart of the notion of “engaged Buddhism”), Buddhist meta-ethics, Buddhism and sexuality (Atisha’s supposed admonition on monastic tantra), Buddhism and gender, Buddhism and philosophy (nontology, antimetaphysics, antirrealism, nominalism), Buddhism and capitalism/consumerism, Buddhism and politics, Buddhism and colonialism, Buddhism and racism/othering, distortions in the adaptation of Dharma to modernity and post-apocalyptic late stage capitalism, Buddhism and translation, Buddhism and multiculturalism, etc., anglophile and yankee culture2Americana, science fiction (classic, surrealist, new wave, cyberpunk), counterculture, beat generation, ethnic tensions and art, blues, swinging London, Victorian England, satire, wit, William Blake, Finnegans Wake, Aldous Huxley, Vonnegut, K. Dick, Samuel R. Delany, J. G. Ballard, Asimov, Heinlein, Cory Doctorow, XKCD., Japanese aesthetic theory3Wabi-sabi, iki, shakuhashi., nuberu bagu4Hiroshi Teshigahara, Shohei Imamura, Masahiro Shinoda., theory of humor5Humor analysis, stand-up, the comedian’s life, “dark side of comedy”, faux pas, onto-epistemic theory of humor, anti-humor, non sequitur, nonsense, ritual clown, onomasti komodein, parrhesia and humor; Steven Wright, Garry Shandling, Richard Pryor, Noel Fielding, Matt Berry, David Mitchel, Bo Burnan, John Wilson, Ramy Youssef, Richard Lewis, Albert Brooks, Mel Brooks, Donald Glover, Dave Foley, Larry David, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Seth Meyers; Corporate, Dead Pixels, Dr. Katz, IT Crowd, Peep Show, Broad Ciy, Seinfeld, High Maintenance, Rick and Morty, Kids in the Hall, Monty Python., cults and fake gurus6Brainwashing, cult language, assymetry in relationships, spiritual narcisism, spiritual materialism, cults and “sacred” drugs, paranoia and violence, causes of systemic abuse, religion and cults, cult media and nostalgia, cults and business, capitalism and corporations, cults and uprooting., nuclear nostalgia, ethnomethodology and gonzo, attention economy7Time commodification, attention pollution, mind kipple, existential externalisms, ADHD culture, conscious consumption, heuristics and technological disabilities., usability, direct democracy, cultish absurdely rich people beliefs8Knowing how to earn money taken as a suposedly marker for superior morality or intelligence, accelerationism, long-termism, effective altruism, transhumanism, emergentism, social darwinism, eugenics, etc., property theory (specially intellectual property)9Pirate Party, immaterial goods, non-competing goods, assumed profits, micropatronage., post-apocalyptic late stage capitalism10Mass extinctions, climate change, pipikism, corporate personhood and accountability, corporations as algorithms, mass dehumanization, humanization of machines, propaganda, anthropomorphising AI for political gain, AI cults, religions and political movements, mass desinformation, useful idiot believers in ready-made algorithmically generated conspiracies, precarization/gig economy; Noam Chomsky, Naomi Watts, David Graber., crypto-anarchism11Cypherpunks, net neutrality, right to anonymity, right to repair, war of general computing devices., dystopias121984, Brave New World, Utopia, Candid, Brazil, Soylent Green etc., linguistics13Psycholinguistics, evidential markers, epistemic moods, mirative, auto-antonyms, cultural impact of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. and philosophies of mind14Self-deception, privileged access, artificial intelligence, zombies, arguments against functionalism, epiphenomenalism and emergentism., language15Private language arguments, division of linguistic labor, semantic contextualism, anti-essentialism, indirect language, irony. and of science16Anti-realism, causation vs. correlation, epistemology of statistics, downfalls of physicalism and reductionism., as well as “metaphilosophy”17philosophical racism, nature of philosophical problems, anti-philosophy (mostly as a “good” thing)..


Highlights

Unfortunately most of the contents of this website are still in Brazilian Portuguese only.

Saturday Afternoon, about the day I met a WWII veteran in the park.

Slavoj Žižek: Hipster Quackery, on obscurantism and distortions of Buddhism.

Understanding the Lion (the in-joke of psychoanalysis), on Wittgenstein's lectures on psychology.

Tarkovsky’s Stalker, on my favorite movie.

Software and services I endorse, all the tools I use and recommend.

All the website's English content can be found (categorized) at the sitemap.


Technology

This website was originally developed in PHP 5.4 in 2003. In 2023 a refactoring was started to better the code anc comply with PHP 8.2, something that is still going on (if you notice something weird somewhere, I needed to stop the work to do a 37 day Buddhist retreat, but you can warn me throu the e-mail if you want). Speed on the server side is guaranteed by a parsing that dynamically “compiles” and consolidates a good part of the content and structure (category/crumbs tree, tags/keywords) before uploading the files, rewriting almost everything in simple html or editable and legible dsv files (when you edit one, the others change accordingly), which eliminates the need for a database and exagerated logic when the pages are loading — and also makes editing very fast, since there is no complex CMS like Wordpress in the backend, just text files in a kind of markup. PHP runs directly on the text editor (Sublime Text) and automatically uploads the parts that change (edited text and changes in categories/keywords). On the server side the logic is sparse, and on the client side almost no Javascript.



Definition of “tzal”

Tzal (rtsal in wylie transliterated tibetan, sometimes written as tsal or tzal, sometimes even as tsel, skt. prabala) means external energy, skill, working, functioning, existential dynamics, power, potency, external projection, creativity, reflection, powers of manifestation, dexterity, adroitness, strength, feat, stunt, talent, act, prowess, capacity, potential, manifestative power of the ultimate mind. Capacity of energy to project itself externally just as a crystal illuminated by a ray of light has the capacity to project infinite rainbow colored rays around itself.18Source: rtsal, at Rigpa Wiki. This discussion is also interesting.



1. ^ In particular, the madhyamaka (prasangika, svatantrica, yogachara-svatantrika), vajrayana (specially the connection between the peculiar uses of language, “twilight language”, sadhanas and “secret” hagiographies), dzogchen (and by extension the nyingma tradition, particularly the Longchen Nyingthig, Khyentse, Dudjom, Chokgyur, Longsal and Taksham lineages and termas, northern termas and the rime movement; also the relationship between sutra, tantra, dzogchen, Zen Buddhism and Taoism), polemics such as Gedun Chopel’s criticisms on realism, shentong-rangtong, the preposterous notion of a “non-engaged” Buddhism (that comes on the counterpart of the notion of “engaged Buddhism”), Buddhist meta-ethics, Buddhism and sexuality (Atisha’s supposed admonition on monastic tantra), Buddhism and gender, Buddhism and philosophy (nontology, antimetaphysics, antirrealism, nominalism), Buddhism and capitalism/consumerism, Buddhism and politics, Buddhism and colonialism, Buddhism and racism/othering, distortions in the adaptation of Dharma to modernity and post-apocalyptic late stage capitalism, Buddhism and translation, Buddhism and multiculturalism, etc.

2. ^ Americana, science fiction (classic, surrealist, new wave, cyberpunk), counterculture, beat generation, ethnic tensions and art, blues, swinging London, Victorian England, satire, wit, William Blake, Finnegans Wake, Aldous Huxley, Vonnegut, K. Dick, Samuel R. Delany, J. G. Ballard, Asimov, Heinlein, Cory Doctorow, XKCD.

3. ^ Wabi-sabi, iki, shakuhashi.

4. ^ Hiroshi Teshigahara, Shohei Imamura, Masahiro Shinoda.

5. ^ Humor analysis, stand-up, the comedian’s life, “dark side of comedy”, faux pas, onto-epistemic theory of humor, anti-humor, non sequitur, nonsense, ritual clown, onomasti komodein, parrhesia and humor; Steven Wright, Garry Shandling, Richard Pryor, Noel Fielding, Matt Berry, David Mitchel, Bo Burnan, John Wilson, Ramy Youssef, Richard Lewis, Albert Brooks, Mel Brooks, Donald Glover, Dave Foley, Larry David, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Seth Meyers; Corporate, Dead Pixels, Dr. Katz, IT Crowd, Peep Show, Broad Ciy, Seinfeld, High Maintenance, Rick and Morty, Kids in the Hall, Monty Python.

6. ^ Brainwashing, cult language, assymetry in relationships, spiritual narcisism, spiritual materialism, cults and “sacred” drugs, paranoia and violence, causes of systemic abuse, religion and cults, cult media and nostalgia, cults and business, capitalism and corporations, cults and uprooting.

7. ^ Time commodification, attention pollution, mind kipple, existential externalisms, ADHD culture, conscious consumption, heuristics and technological disabilities.

8. ^ Knowing how to earn money taken as a suposedly marker for superior morality or intelligence, accelerationism, long-termism, effective altruism, transhumanism, emergentism, social darwinism, eugenics, etc.

9. ^ Pirate Party, immaterial goods, non-competing goods, assumed profits, micropatronage.

10. ^ Mass extinctions, climate change, pipikism, corporate personhood and accountability, corporations as algorithms, mass dehumanization, humanization of machines, propaganda, anthropomorphising AI for political gain, AI cults, religions and political movements, mass desinformation, useful idiot believers in ready-made algorithmically generated conspiracies, precarization/gig economy; Noam Chomsky, Naomi Watts, David Graber.

11. ^ Cypherpunks, net neutrality, right to anonymity, right to repair, war of general computing devices.

12. ^ 1984, Brave New World, Utopia, Candid, Brazil, Soylent Green etc.

13. ^ Psycholinguistics, evidential markers, epistemic moods, mirative, auto-antonyms, cultural impact of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.

14. ^ Self-deception, privileged access, artificial intelligence, zombies, arguments against functionalism, epiphenomenalism and emergentism.

15. ^ Private language arguments, division of linguistic labor, semantic contextualism, anti-essentialism, indirect language, irony.

16. ^ Anti-realism, causation vs. correlation, epistemology of statistics, downfalls of physicalism and reductionism.

17. ^ philosophical racism, nature of philosophical problems, anti-philosophy (mostly as a “good” thing).

18. ^ Source: rtsal, at Rigpa Wiki. This discussion is also interesting.



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