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by stevie
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 72
Views: 3490

Re: Existence

Per Buddhism, what does "to exist" mean? Can this be answered (satisfactorily) without reference to the two truths? If so, please do. :namaste: Since there are different views in different buddhist traditions there are certainly different meanings of 'to exist'. E.g. some see causality being the ba...
by stevie
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Right/wrong thought
Replies: 30
Views: 1282

Re: Right/wrong thought

Is it Buddhistically accurate to say: Thought that emerges from a view that the self is real is wrong thought. Thought that emerges from a view that the self is an appearance is right thought. ? I'm not trying to get at whether the self exists or not, rather the distilled essence of what differenti...
by stevie
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Confronting Mortality
Replies: 15
Views: 519

Re: Confronting Mortality

What activities and practices should be undergone by someone confronting their mortality such as 1) a terminally sick person, 2) a soldier being sent to war, or 3) a prisoner awaiting execution? Asking here to get a wide range of responses from those of different lineages. Generally the assumption ...
by stevie
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Fundamental Ignorance
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Fundamental Ignorance

... so the question here, do you personally, have both distortion and clarity? if yes, do you see your path in buddhism/life as improving your self and cleaning it up so that you no longer have the distorted views? the reason i ask is that i am certain that there are people here who would say the o...
by stevie
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question
Replies: 42
Views: 1444

Re: Question

javier.espinoza.t wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:18 am
The basis once rediscovered seems perfect (whatever perfect mean) but ¿how can it be covered and then discovered over and over? ¿How is this play possible?l
Maybe this?
viewtopic.php?p=475743#p475743
by stevie
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen outside of Tantra
Replies: 37
Views: 1129

Re: Dzogchen outside of Tantra

There is so much wisdom in your debate / postings. But since you are necessarily applying conceptuality when posting I am wondering how much of madhyamaka is present when it comes to expressing oneself in the context of Dzogchen or Tantra.
by stevie
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is Dualism truly?
Replies: 19
Views: 653

Re: What is Dualism truly?

From my perspective dualism is based on conventional ordinary language and thus ordinary conceptuality. E.g. conventional ordinary language only knows 'is' vs 'isn't' or 'exists' vs 'does not exist' and ordinary conceptuality takes those dichotomies to be true although they are empty of truth. This ...
by stevie
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?
Replies: 35
Views: 2385

Re: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?

I think you need to share more of Hopkins’ context because, on the surface, what you are saying sounds correct. Perhaps he is making a different point. I wasn't able to attach a picture of the page but on pages 16 and 17 it lists out 32 positions that are refuted in the book. He prefaces the list b...

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