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by Malcolm
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 856
Views: 12236

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

It is what remains after we have already examined phenomena with the analysis of whether or not they intrinsically exist. And this is precisely the problem with the view you gave adopted. Your analysis is incomplete and leaves you a realist with respect the relative, and an advocate of nonexistence...
by Malcolm
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 856
Views: 12236

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

It is what remains after we have already examined phenomena with the analysis of whether or not they intrinsically exist. And this is precisely the problem with the view you gave adopted. Your analysis is incomplete and leaves you a realist with respect the relative, and an advocate of nonexistence...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 856
Views: 12236

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

The problem is that Gorampa doesn't actually understand Nagarjuna's intention unmistakenly. Tsongkhapa's explanation is in accordance with Nagarjuna's intention so it's not surprising that Gorampa disagrees with it. I see, and you have actually read Gorampa to ascertain this? Talk about blind faith...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra and Theravada practices
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Mahamudra and Theravada practices

The Vipassana practice practiced by Theravadins is usually quite different... There are several different approaches to it, actually. Same for Therevada-Vipassana. Goenka meditation style is actually quite different to Mahasi Sayadaw meditation style. (For any reason beyond my understanding the who...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahamudra and Theravada practices
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Mahamudra and Theravada practices

fckw wrote:The Vipassana practice practiced by Theravadins is usually quite different...


There are several different approaches to it, actually.
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 856
Views: 12236

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

In order to make any such claim, you have to first demonstrate that you actually understand Lama Tsongkhapa's meaning. All that is necessary is to point out that Tsongkhapa departs in important ways from Nāgārjuna, for by example, by arguing that since the second pair in the fourfold negation are d...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: anything similar to Choying Dzo...
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: anything similar to Choying Dzo...

Fa Dao wrote:Was wondering if anyone can recommend a text, Tantra, teaching etc that is similar in content to Choying Dzo but not as long, more pithy, and more focused on practice?



Dorsem Namkhache...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 856
Views: 12236

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

All this disagreement is the result of your misunderstanding the terminology as it is used by Lama Tsongkhapa. No. All this disagreement is based on the fact that Tsongkhapa departs in important ways from the meaning intended by Nagārjuna, etc. In order to make any such claim, you have to first dem...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 285
Views: 6596

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

dreambow wrote:When activism takes over then you have special interest groups. Each group thinks their plight is more urgent, more worthy of respect then the other.


Not at all. They just understand they have a wound that needs to be addressed.
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 285
Views: 6596

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

I don't see any viable analysis of the politics of race to be made outside of it's interaction with class. The idea that people from completely different circumstances and backgrounds have something magical in common based on the notion of their racial characteristics being similar (at least to the...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is Ignorance (avidya)?
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: What is Ignorance (avidya)?

Is this the subtle ignorance that is removed on the attainment of Buddhahood? Yes. What is the "first cause"? Is it the knowledge obscuration ignorance? There are no first causes in dependent origination. This why in Mahāmudra and Great Perfection teaches we talk about connate ignorance r...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 856
Views: 12236

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Kenneth Chan wrote:All this disagreement is the result of your misunderstanding the terminology as it is used by Lama Tsongkhapa.


No. All this disagreement is based on the fact that Tsongkhapa departs in important ways from the meaning intended by Nagārjuna, etc.
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 285
Views: 6596

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Class typically effects that sort of thing more than racial identification...



Spoken like a true white person...

Bernie made the same mistake...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 856
Views: 12236

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

"Overcoming karmic appearances" is not achieved by negating what Lama Tsongkhapa calls the "mere existence" of conventional appearance and functionality, since negating this "mere existence" would also mean negating the fact that there is karma, cyclic existence, the F...
by Malcolm
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 856
Views: 12236

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

"Overcoming karmic appearances" is not achieved by negating what Lama Tsongkhapa calls the "mere existence" of conventional appearance and functionality, since negating this "mere existence" would also mean negating the fact that there is karma, cyclic existence, the F...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu retreats this summer
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu retreats this summer

lelopa wrote::smile:


For example, if you ask what I generally drink with dinner, I will say, "I always drink wine." But I certainly did not drink wine when I was two.
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take
Replies: 60
Views: 565

Re: Pure lands/Nichiren Shonin's take

Minobu wrote:
I pointed out this source in this post was a prayer in a tantric practice and that did not satisfy me... for it is a prayer...


No, actually it was a not a prayer. It was a prediction. I can provide you many such predictions from sūtra and tantra, but you won't accept them so there is no point.
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 856
Views: 12236

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Where this question arose was in respect of the reality, or absence thereof, of pots and other objects of normal perception. The argument was that 'upon analysis' none of these things can be 'established'. When Candrakīrti was distracted, in front of a student he bumped into a pillar. When he was n...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Tara/Saraswati
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Tara/Saraswati

Sorry, I didn't notice that we were in the Shingon forum. I can say that she is well represented in Japanese Buddhism generally. I learned her mantra from a Tendai master, for example. No worries, mate. Would that be a sutric mantra, or does Tendai have esoteric practices derived from tantra also? ...
by Malcolm
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Blue stripe on monastics robes
Replies: 27
Views: 581

Re: Blue stripe on monastics robes

that is one reason..... but many western physicians doubt that f.e. the helicobacter pylori comes from eating at evening.... I treat many people for digestive disorders, one in 10 has H. pylori. The rest have terrible eating habits. Malcolm, you said the following: "At midday our metabolic hea...

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