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Dharmadata is a nonsectarian "Buddhist Text Library", aiming to become a library for buddhist text of all traditions and linage.
The main aim is to make Buddhist teachings and text easily accessible for both new and old students of buddhism and in so many languages as possible.
Also it's a wish to make it easy for schools and students of religion/ spiritual studies to be able to find interesting information about the wast amount of teachings starting from the teachings from Siddhartha Gautama Buddha up trough all the buddhist masters of all traditions to this age.
The idea is not to promote any traditions, but to present as much as possible of teachings and text of Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, Mahamudra and Dzogchen teachings available.
Dharmadata will as fare as possible give information about the origin and authors of the text with links for further studies and copyrights .
Dharmadata Buddhist Text Library also wish to serve as a "gateway" to the wast possibilities of studies and practice of buddhism and wish to in the future to be able to present these teachings in all languages that is technically possible.
As a start we try to do this in English, Norwegian and Spanish, but with the kind help of centers, students and masters from all over the world, we hope that they all help us to reach this goal.
Registered users can make their own page and write their own blogs about their dharma practices, chat and share text, photos and insights on Dharmabook and at the same time have full access to the library. We wish that this can become a nice and social way of learning and sharing Dharma.
Ven. Khempo Ringu Tulku Rinpoche says:
Dharmadata is an honest effort to create a treasure house of teachings of all the schools of Tibetan Buddhist masters of all lineages on the cyber space. To make this project a success we all need to help and put our efforts behind the lonely dedicated efforts of Norwegian Dharma brother lama Sherab Dorje. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has often encouraged us to study and receive teachings from all schools of Buddhism. This broadens our vision and deepens our understanding. Let us work together on this project. I whole heartedly support this project. Please send any authentic teachings, translations and informations and suggestions to the following address so that they can be made accessible to all.
"Even though that which is usually called "mind"
is widely esteemed and much discussed,
Still it is not understood or it is wrongly understood
or it is understood in a one-sided manner only.
Since it is not understood correctly, just as it is in itself,
There comes into existence inconceivable numbers
of philosophical ideas and assertions.
Furthermore, since ordinary individuals do not understand it,
They do not recognize their own nature,
And so they continue to wander among the six destinies of rebirth within the three worlds,
and thus experience suffering.
Therefore, not understanding your own mind is a very grievous fault.