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by Druniel
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Soul vs Consciousness?
Replies: 35
Views: 3560

Re: Soul vs Consciousness?

My understanding is that each thought moment immediately gives rise to the next thought moment, like a row of dominoes, each toppling the next. The reason why we have an experience of a continuous self, rather than a strobe-light experience of rapidly occurring but separate thoughts, it’s like fram...
by Druniel
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma
Replies: 41
Views: 2515

Re: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma

We can can also say there is no sentient being, no creature, no person, no living being, etc. Tell ya what. If you can stick a needle through your hand without saying “ouch” you’ll have some credibility when you say that. Not 100% credibility, but some. But that just proves that sensation exists an...
by Druniel
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma
Replies: 41
Views: 2515

Re: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma

We can can also say there is no sentient being, no creature, no person, no living being, etc. Tell ya what. If you can stick a needle through your hand without saying “ouch” you’ll have some credibility when you say that. Not 100% credibility, but some. If I can put a needle through my hand, you ge...
by Druniel
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma
Replies: 41
Views: 2515

Re: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma

https://www.budsas.org/ebud/whatbudbeliev/115.htm The Soul Theory With regard to the soul theory, there are three kinds of teachers in the world: - The first teacher teaches the existence of an eternal ego-entity that outlasts death: He is the eternalist. - The second teacher teaches a temporary eg...
by Druniel
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma
Replies: 41
Views: 2515

Re: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma

Can we say it actually meant non-self; not no self. No self is largely interpreted as no soul while non-self is being selfless in nature without attachment. Some people argued that anatta mean no soul. This concept belied the other concept of samsara. And the Buddha encouraged us to be reborn in Su...
by Druniel
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma
Replies: 41
Views: 2515

Re: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma

Hi In my intuition and throu Pâli and Samskrit sûtra I rekon that Buddha never spoke of no-self. In the Pali suttas Buddha mentions all that is neither self nor belongs to a self and that is all that may be experienced. But he also teaches that self is like an illusion and that the conceit 'I am' i...
by Druniel
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma
Replies: 41
Views: 2515

Re: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma

...we easily know from the Sūtta, where Buddha say that all theories are not correct and that His Dharma is beyond logic and intellectual understanding. In which Sutta does he say this? HI, sorry for the delay. e.g. Digha Nykaya II 36 and other I don't remember all. These are studies I made decades...
by Druniel
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Soul vs Consciousness?
Replies: 35
Views: 3560

Re: Soul vs Consciousness?

The term 'soul' is not the equivalent of the Vedantic term 'ātman' which was rejected by the Buddha. The view of those who believe in the idea of a ‘permanent self’ is frequently expressed in terms such as this example from the Brahmajāla Sutta: The self and the world are eternal, barren, steadfast...
by Druniel
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma
Replies: 41
Views: 2515

About a nihilistic adrift of Buddhadharma

Hi In my intuition and throu Pâli and Samskrit sûtra I rekon that Buddha never spoke of no-self. I see that some scholars also see like that, a minority. I see Buddha teaching using a Via Negativa kind of way, (which He say was often misunderstood for a nichilistic one by peoples in His times) keepi...
by Druniel
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon daily practice
Replies: 21
Views: 9729

Re: Shingon daily practice

hi and thanks. Sorry for this delay.
What are the Kan that you mentioned about Rinzai Kesa?

Thks Dan
by Druniel
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon daily practice
Replies: 21
Views: 9729

Re: Shingon daily practice

I don't know if there's an "official nenbutsu practice" in Shingon, but the feeling that i gather from frequenting my teacher is that the Shingon worldview is compatible with many many forms of buddhists practices. Until the Edo period there wrerent intersectarian barriers. I've read here: http://d...
by Druniel
Sat May 11, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon fire ritual
Replies: 14
Views: 4009

Re: Shingon fire ritual

http://www.vajrabookshop.com/categories/religion/products/buddhist-fire-ritual-in-japan https://de.scribd.com/document/217287365/Buddhist-Fire-Ritual-in-Japan Goma ritual items https://global.rakuten.com/en/search/?k=goma&sid=e-butsudanya&l-id=gs_product_search Hi crazy-man, Thank you a lot! I just...
by Druniel
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon fire ritual
Replies: 14
Views: 4009

Re: Shingon fire ritual

There is a book from vajra publications called "Buddhist Fire Ritual in Japan" which is basically a manual on how to do it yourself. It includes photos step by step and all of the mantras and mudras. Then you can buy all the ritual utensils from rakuten and start out. https://global.rakuten.com/en/...
by Druniel
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Are there esoteric schools of Mahayana in Chinese tradition?
Replies: 17
Views: 4958

Re: Are there esoteric schools of Mahayana in Chinese tradition?

Robert Sharf, summing up his ideas outlined in "Coming to Terms with Chinese Buddhism" (p. 263-278), says in his essay "On Pure Land Buddhism and Ch'an/Pure Land Syncretism in Medieval China": "The historiography of Chinese Pure Land turns out to run parallel in many respects to the historiography ...
by Druniel
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Are there esoteric schools of Mahayana in Chinese tradition?
Replies: 17
Views: 4958

Re: Are there esoteric schools of Mahayana in Chinese tradition?

Astus wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:13 pm
plwk wrote:TangMi
That is a good example of Shingon imported back to China.
Thank you!
by Druniel
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Tilopa and Matangi
Replies: 15
Views: 2197

Re: Tilopa and Matangi

It occurs to me that not only could Matongha and Matangipa be different figures not to be conflated, but that the opposite may well be true. I think it's safe to say that even hagiographies of great masters have been subject to patriarchal bias, so perhaps Matangipa was really a dakini but those wh...
by Druniel
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Tilopa and Matangi
Replies: 15
Views: 2197

Re: Tilopa and Matangi

From the book, Karmapa;The Black Hat Lama of Tibet; Tilopa travelled throughout India, meeting many fine teachers from whom he received initiations into many esoteric practices. Sometimes he pounded sesameseed (Skt: Til) to earn a living and it is said that his name derived from this. His main teac...
by Druniel
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon resources?
Replies: 18
Views: 6362

Re: Shingon resources?

Hi Ylee, the links are legit, but not what you had originally asked for. Mudras, mandalas rituals and most Mantras in Shingon are only for the ordained. There are some mantras available for lay people but compared with Tibetan Buddhism, Shingon Vajrayana practices (mikkyo) is for ordained members o...
by Druniel
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: First mahayana sutras, when?
Replies: 29
Views: 6838

Re: First mahayana sutras, when?

This line of thinking presupposes that there were no arhats, no practicers of dhyana, no ascetis, no living bodhisattvas, no persons who had attained the psychic masteries, the supernormal powers, the five eyes etc... who possed oral instructions, who could see past, present and future like the pal...
by Druniel
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon daily practice
Replies: 21
Views: 9729

Re: Shingon daily practice

HI Jack,
please could you let me know how to get that Shingon Book?
or maybe you could send a copy to me?

Or in some other way?
thank you a lot

I can write my mail here if you guess.
best regards


Dan

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