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by Viach
Wed May 13, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All life is suffering
Replies: 49
Views: 1214

Re: All life is suffering

Is the first noble truth, All life is suffering? Is that the same thing as saying life is Dukkha? (don't know the correct translation of Dukkha) Another example of a naive attempt to understand the Aryan yogic experience by the ordinary mind. Existence in the form of a stream of emerging and disapp...
by Viach
Thu May 07, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?
Replies: 33
Views: 1112

Re: A More Precise Teaching on Emptiness?

In which sutras or commentaries can a beginner find a more concise understand of śunyata and emptiness? The only sutras and advices I’ve managed to stumble upon so far are focused mostly on dharanis, the Bodhisattva path, and compassion. However, I would like to try to understand the other core top...
by Viach
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Re: Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?

According to Bonpos, from Tonpa Shenrab. Give a link to the source, please. I just gave you the title of a text from the Bon Canon, which, according to the Bonpos, was taught by Tonpa Shenrab. If you know Tibetan, you can find many references here: http://xxb.qiongbuwang.com/index/category/id/23.ht...
by Viach
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Re: Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?

The four truths are mentioned in many original Bonpo texts. There is not much point in supplying many names of texts, but for example, it is found in the Bonpo Vinaya text, The Volume of the Tantra of Pure Discipline (rnam dag 'dul ba rgyud kyi 'bum), and so on, just as the six perfections, bodhici...
by Viach
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Re: Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?

You did not understand. My post is about something else. Where does Bonpos have, for example, 4TN? :shrug: The four truths are mentioned in many original Bonpo texts. There is not much point in supplying many names of texts, but for example, it is found in the Bonpo Vinaya text, The Volume of the T...
by Viach
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Re: Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?

Both Bonpo and Chospa traditions have come up with answers to this question that are historically dubious but easily digestible by their followers. Long ago, David Snellgrove came up with a theory that seems to best fit the available data; the following is only a summary of his hypothesis, and, if ...
by Viach
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in non-democratic countries
Replies: 56
Views: 6705

Re: Buddhism in non-democratic countries

:good: The third refuge vow in the threefold version is to avoid association with negative people, enemies of the Dharma, which could include, for example, the military. In the modern world, this could also include corporations. My personal interpretation of this would be to include a kind of duty o...
by Viach
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Bön
Topic: Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Why Bon ≈ Buddhism?

How do bonpos explain for themselves the almost complete structural coincidence with Buddhism? ( I know how Buddhists explain it )
by Viach
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1879

Why?

Why did numerous stupas, prayer wheels, mantras and prayers, the protectors of the Dharma, etc. not help Tibet to avoid occupation by China?
by Viach
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in non-democratic countries
Replies: 56
Views: 6705

Re: Buddhism in non-democratic countries

You are actually asking whether non-engaged buddhism is legitimate. It is. But engaged buddhism is legitimate as well. No. I ask: is a legitimate and at the same time sincerely engaged Buddhism possible in non-democratic countries? Based on Buddhist principles (truthfulness, etc.), engaged buddhism...
by Viach
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in non-democratic countries
Replies: 56
Views: 6705

Re: Buddhism in non-democratic countries

You are actually asking whether non-engaged buddhism is legitimate. It is. But engaged buddhism is legitimate as well. No. I ask: is a legitimate and at the same time sincerely engaged Buddhism possible in non-democratic countries? Based on Buddhist principles (truthfulness, etc.), engaged buddhism...
by Viach
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in non-democratic countries
Replies: 56
Views: 6705

Re: Buddhism in non-democratic countries

Can members of Buddhist communities and / or Buddhist communities on behalf of all their members support authoritarian, totalitarian, non-democratic regimes while inside countries with such regimes? Indeed, on the one hand, all such regimes are based on lies, violence, corruption and theft, which f...
by Viach
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in non-democratic countries
Replies: 56
Views: 6705

Re: Buddhism in non-democratic countries

Russia, the devoutly Buddhist country where Dharma practitioners plays an important role in government. Russia is non-democratic country where corruption thrives, political repression, political killings and torture in prisons.Those who participate in such a government and call themselves Buddhists...
by Viach
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in non-democratic countries
Replies: 56
Views: 6705

Re: Buddhism in non-democratic countries

Now you’re just being silly Why? Russia, the devoutly Buddhist country where Dharma practitioners plays an important role in government. Russia is non-democratic country where corruption thrives, political repression, political killings and torture in prisons.Those who participate in such a governm...
by Viach
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in non-democratic countries
Replies: 56
Views: 6705

Re: Buddhism in non-democratic countries

PeterC wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:36 pm
Viach wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:26 am
PeterC wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:15 am


Bhutan, with its population of about 750,000? You're clearly starting with the world's most urgent issues here
Russia: Buddhism is one of the state religions here.
Now you’re just being silly

Why?
by Viach
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in non-democratic countries
Replies: 56
Views: 6705

Re: Buddhism in non-democratic countries

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:10 pm
Your response suggests to me that you have not grasped the point of the subforum. Which is about practising Buddhists engaged in Dharma activities through social and political action. It’s not an invitation to critique particular governments.
:jumping:
by Viach
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in non-democratic countries
Replies: 56
Views: 6705

Re: Buddhism in non-democratic countries

Simon E. wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:28 am
Why is this in the Engaged Buddhism forum? It does not meet the criterion for that forum at all.
:rolling:
by Viach
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in non-democratic countries
Replies: 56
Views: 6705

Re: Buddhism in non-democratic countries

PeterC wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:15 am
Viach wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:08 am
PeterC wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:02 am


Really? In which autocratic countries is Buddhism a state religion?

e.g. Bhutan
Bhutan, with its population of about 750,000? You're clearly starting with the world's most urgent issues here
Russia: Buddhism is one of the state religions here.
by Viach
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in non-democratic countries
Replies: 56
Views: 6705

Re: Buddhism in non-democratic countries

OK, I'll spell it out The Buddha lived in a profoundly undemocratic and, by today's standards, unjust society. He spent almost zero time worrying about these issues, because they do not lead to liberation The Dharma has, over the centuries, flourished in profoundly democratic and, by today's standa...
by Viach
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism in non-democratic countries
Replies: 56
Views: 6705

Re: Buddhism in non-democratic countries

I don't know, what did the Buddha do when he lived in a non-democratic society? Of course, since then nothing has changed, right? :jumping: OK, I'll spell it out The Buddha lived in a profoundly undemocratic and, by today's standards, unjust society. He spent almost zero time worrying about these i...

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