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by Viach
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Satipathana in Mahayana
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Satipathana in Mahayana

After the split on Mahayana and Theravada, has the practice of satipatthana (supplemented by the practice of bodhichitta origination) remained unchanged and basic yogic practice in Mahayana? Suppose the vipassana technique had not changed in any way. Then the question arises: how the use of the sam...
by Viach
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How is it possible that Enlightened beings can have no siddhis but obscured beings can?
Replies: 34
Views: 949

Re: How is it possible that Enlightened beings can have no siddhis but obscured beings can?

Siddhis are just the ability to act within a karmic dream with many options. Such abilities are just a consequence of accumulated good karma. The enlightened ones do not accumulate both new bad and good karma, but the old bad karma continues operating until parinirvana. The unenlightened may have a ...
by Viach
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Satipathana in Mahayana
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Satipathana in Mahayana

After the split on Mahayana and Theravada, has the practice of satipatthana (supplemented by the practice of bodhichitta origination) remained unchanged and basic yogic practice in Mahayana?
by Viach
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is the argument out of date?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Is the argument out of date?

Correction: instead of "also not applicable to dharma particle" it will be correct "also not applicable to the Theravada "atom", consisting of dharma particles"
by Viach
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is the argument out of date?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Is the argument out of date?

You can often hear the argument of the Mahayanists that the Theravada concept of the atom is untenable: it has sides and therefore is not indivisible. In our time, the time of quantum physics, such an argument is absurd. Just as the laws of Newtonian physics are not applicable to elementary particle...
by Viach
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: the name of the sutra?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

the name of the sutra?

Could you tell me the name of the sutra, which explains "listening, thinking, meditating", please.
by Viach
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is the link between Karuna and Yeshe
Replies: 16
Views: 595

Re: What is the link between Karuna and Yeshe

Karuna is a powerful catalyst for reaching Yeshe, and, in particular, facilitates the entry of prana into the central channel.
by Viach
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism

Grigoris wrote: Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:24 am
Viach wrote: Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:30 amI just want to say that philosophy fulfills, and at the time of Nagarajuna, all the more, an exclusively social role.
You can say whatever you like, it doesn't mean it is true, especially if you are incapable of proving it.

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by Viach
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Notifications do not come to my еmail
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Notifications do not come to my еmail

Notifications do not come to my еmail, although everything is correctly configured. What to do?
by Viach
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism

Viach, I think you are conflating academic study with philosophical inquiry. This is a mistake IMO. Your view that practitioners such as Nagarjuna only wrote treatises because they needed to earn a wage, or because they felt a “social burden” negates that they taught because of their kindness and c...
by Viach
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism

1. I know about Rosenberg from the memoirs of Fyodor Shcherbatskoy. Here is another example of J. Tucci which I know from the words of Namkhai Norbu. 2. Nagarjuna promoted Mahayana to society (you don’t see “social burden” at point blank range?). In particular, he addressed the kings in his writing...
by Viach
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism

1.My beloved Buddhologist: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Rosenberg You are assuming that he did not practice. Where is the evidence for this assumption? 2. For example, Nagarjuna. You are assuming that he wrote just to make money. Where is the evidence for this assumption? 1. I know about Ro...
by Viach
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism

So now give me an example of a "Buddhist Philosopher" that was NOT a Buddhist practitioner. Now as many as you like. They are called "buddhologist". But, you avoided the topic of my last two comments (and the topic of the post). So you have no examples at all. Your argument is a straw man. a yogi c...
by Viach
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism

Define "Buddhist Philosophy". Otherwise this conversation is a waste of time. I already defined above: "The philosopher constructs his philosophy, relying on the axioms accepted a priori and logic." So now give me an example of a "Buddhist Philosopher" that was NOT a Buddhist practitioner. Now as m...
by Viach
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism

What specific Buddhist practice can I not do without knowledge of "Buddhist philosophy"? I don’t know that. Define "Buddhist Philosophy". Otherwise this conversation is a waste of time. I already defined above: "The philosopher constructs his philosophy, relying on the axioms accepted a priori and ...
by Viach
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism

What specific Buddhist practice can I not do without knowledge of "Buddhist philosophy"? I don’t know that.
by Viach
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism

The yogi(Buddha) practices yoga, and then describes (inventorizes) his experience with words. The philosopher constructs his philosophy, relying on the axioms accepted a priori and logic. Both the yogi and the philosopher use words, and there are logical connections between the words, namely, becau...
by Viach
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism

The yogi(Buddha) practices yoga, and then describes (inventorizes) his experience with words. The philosopher constructs his philosophy, relying on the axioms accepted a priori and logic. Both the yogi and the philosopher use words, and there are logical connections between the words, namely, becaus...
by Viach
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism

Bristollad wrote: Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:26 am And you know this because...

Because the Buddha said not to believe his words apriori. Do you suggest not to believe these words too?
by Viach
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism
Replies: 35
Views: 1277

Re: On the role of primary sources in Buddhism

Ehipassiko (Sanskrit: Ehipaśyika "which you can come and see" — from the phrase ehi, paśya "come, see!"). The Dhamma invites all beings to put it to the test and come see for themselves. It is said that Buddha started teaching once he became Buddha, the awakened one. However, he did not want people ...

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