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by Coëmgenu
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Unconditioned Dharma
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Unconditioned Dharma

Is Nirvana framed as an unconditioned dharma / 無為法 / wúwéi fǎ / asaṃskṛtadharma, like in the sravaka teachings? Or is Nirvana framed as not being a dharma at all in some Maháyána discourses?
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 95
Views: 1965

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

Bury him in the excrement , [...] We're trying for a PG-13 standard going forward. Edited to conform to the applicable standards. Thank you for your understanding. Mod-QQ I prefer "anal discharge" when choosing a PG-13 substitute. It really preserves the intention of the original profanit...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 2366

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

I'm happy to be in the minority - it's normally a good thing. Again, this is rather surprising to me as there is no enlightenment without causes and a graduated path. Sadly, in this lifetime you will never understand the result that does not arise from cause, will never hear the intimate instructio...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Cool articles on Tibet etc
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Cool articles on Tibet etc

Fa Dao wrote: MSM propaganda...
like craigslist...? :spy: What does "MSM" mean in this context?
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 95
Views: 1965

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

Malcolm wrote:Read about it here.
I agree with what is written, but BuzzFeed is a terrible source. Luckily they have links to better material embedded in their article.
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: As ye sow so shall ye Streep
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: As ye sow so shall ye Streep

By the same token, couldn’t we say that Streep is an actor and it’s her job to act, and it’s not her job to critique political figures? People aren't defined solely by their workplace vocations, though. Streep is just as free to critique Trump on any platform available to her as I am free to critiq...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 2366

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

The Shurangama Sutra existed in China by around 730, if not earlier. Trisong Detsen, who invited Padmasambhava and Vimalamitra to Tibet, began his rule in 755. According to Sam van Schaik Dzogchen did not exist on its own until the 10th century, and Menngagde works date back only to the 11th centur...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Resources concerning the Nāga
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Resources concerning the Nāga

Does anyone have any good resources concerning traditional Buddhist narratives of exactly what a Nāga is supposed to be? I realize they are sort-of "divine snake-like beings", but I am wondering if anyone knows a good, in-depth, article, document, or informed discussion about traditional B...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Minobu's Muse: Lord Nagarjuna, The Lotus Sutra, The Gakki
Replies: 87
Views: 1145

Re: Minobu's Muse: Lord Nagarjuna, The Lotus Sutra, The Gakki

I am also quite moved by the notions that the Nāgas are not giant superintelligent snakes that live under the ocean, unfortunately, thats what they seem to be in many sources. That I am moved by attempts to look at the broader picture, and see what snakes "mean" from culture-to-culture, as...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Mahayana origins and provenance of Mayahana sutras
Replies: 40
Views: 2089

Re: Mahayana origins and provenance of Mayahana sutras

But the response to 'recite the Sutra' does have real precedents in the tradition itself. For instance, the pre-amble to the Diamond Sutra assures the reader/hearer that reciting and/or exposition of this sutra will give rise to immeasurable merit (more than all of the sands of the Ganges). Thanks,...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Julian Assange
Replies: 51
Views: 1205

Re: Julian Assange

Assange and wiki leaks has become a nemesis to those who he shows up on the world stage. because of him , we have all sorts of puppeteering to discredit wiki leaks.. which is absurd wiki leaks is not false news . but the public is now being bombarded with puppeteering from those the leaks reveal . ...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Engaged Buddhism comes in many political stripes
Replies: 46
Views: 651

Re: Engaged Buddhism comes in many political stripes

compassionate conservatism It might be useful to acknowledge that "Conservatives" are not monolithic. There are secular conservatives - I think DGA's description fits them - currently advocating capitalism? mercantilism? (that would make sense - pure economic conservatives and then the bu...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Mahayana origins and provenance of Mayahana sutras
Replies: 40
Views: 2089

Re: Mahayana origins and provenance of Mayahana sutras

@Coëmgenu - you should look into the Nag Hammadi codex. There's a lot of information available on it. The Gospel of Thomas is indeed a gnostic text, look up the book Beyond Belief by Elaine Pagels. She documents the early conflict between gnostic and 'johannine' readings of the bible. I am familiar...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Mahayana origins and provenance of Mayahana sutras
Replies: 40
Views: 2089

Re: Mahayana origins and provenance of Mayahana sutras

To which the Theravadin response would be: what 'beyond'? What are you talking about? Where is this 'beyond'? This is somewhat correct, but Gnostic influences and interpretations entered into Christianity from Persia between 200 and 300 AD, several years after the establishment of Pauline/"Pis...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 2366

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

a clear-sighted person looks up at a clear sky, where nothing but empty space is to be seen. Suppose that, for no particular reason, this person happens to stare, without moving his eyes, until they are stressed to the point that he sees in the empty air a disordered display of flowers, along with ...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Minobu's Muse: Lord Nagarjuna, The Lotus Sutra, The Gakki
Replies: 87
Views: 1145

Re: Minobu's Muse: Lord Nagarjuna, The Lotus Sutra, The Gakki

My sense is that Ziporyn very much appreciates this about Tiantai. I think his most robust exploration of this is his Being and Ambiguity. When he talks about Zhanran as a reinventor, I sense its an observation about how Zhanran readapted Tiantai in his circumstances. He makes similar observations ...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Minobu's Muse: Lord Nagarjuna, The Lotus Sutra, The Gakki
Replies: 87
Views: 1145

Re: Minobu's Muse: Lord Nagarjuna, The Lotus Sutra, The Gakki

The Dharmakāya is only Saṃsāra when it is misunderstood. The Buddha is only in hell when Buddhahood (and Hell?) is misunderstood. Buddha is never in hell. :) Even when responding to the hell dweller, he is always dwelling in tranquility. Buddha never misunderstands reality - he sees the triple worl...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Minobu's Muse: Lord Nagarjuna, The Lotus Sutra, The Gakki
Replies: 87
Views: 1145

Re: Minobu's Muse: Lord Nagarjuna, The Lotus Sutra, The Gakki

The Dharmakāya is only Saṃsāra when it is misunderstood. The Buddha is only in hell when Buddhahood (and Hell?) is misunderstood. Buddha is never in hell. :) Even when responding to the hell dweller, he is always dwelling in tranquility. Buddha never misunderstands reality - he sees the triple worl...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Minobu's Muse: Lord Nagarjuna, The Lotus Sutra, The Gakki
Replies: 87
Views: 1145

Re: Minobu's Muse: Lord Nagarjuna, The Lotus Sutra, The Gakki

First, I probably don't understand any of this, and I'm not as articulate as you, so please pardon me. I'm not couching my comments in hedging language, so... anyway... keep that in mind. Read as though its all hedged. I'll try to be more articulate this time 'round. Well I talk like a pretentious ...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Adultery and Being a Buddhist
Replies: 73
Views: 1619

Re: Adultery and Being a Buddhist

Now I know a lot of people will say you cannot love two people but I disagree. I disagree and I know for a fact that you can, because I do. I can love each woman because each woman give me different things I need and I love them because they are two different people. If you love them solely because...

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