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by klqv
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: the meaning of causation
Replies: 1
Views: 318

the meaning of causation

hello,

when they say that in non mahayana schools dharmas exist substantially, does that mean that there are objects that have svabhava, or relations like that of causation?

thanks :)
by klqv
Thu May 09, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: hey - looking write a dedication at the end of an essay
Replies: 3
Views: 982

Re: hey - looking write a dedication at the end of an essay

thank you so much! atm i was using (Our Lord Maitreyanatha), knowing the (supreme) import (of the universal vehicle scriptures), creates an exhibition of that import with flawless language and expressions, in order to save beings from suffering; he being compassion incarnate from the universal disco...
by klqv
Sat May 04, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: hey - looking write a dedication at the end of an essay
Replies: 3
Views: 982

hey - looking write a dedication at the end of an essay

it's just in good fun, i guess, but i am looking for a dedication to maiterya, especially from a gelug perspective.

hope that makes sense :shrug: :smile:
by klqv
Sat May 26, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what is the relation between the dharmakaya and rupakaya...
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: what is the relation between the dharmakaya and rupakaya...

that's a pretty crazy question, actually.


oh well.
by klqv
Sat May 26, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what is the relation between the dharmakaya and rupakaya...
Replies: 3
Views: 638

what is the relation between the dharmakaya and rupakaya...

specifically, what relation is there that is not equaivlent to the relation between the dharmakaya and any/everything? i'm just trying to pose the question of whether the buddha exists once he's dead. i mean the dharmakaya is not annihilated when the rupakaya dies. does that mean a kind of eternal l...
by klqv
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: do you expect too much from other people?
Replies: 14
Views: 941

Re: do you expect too much from other people?

Maybe you expected a response to this question sooner. maybe you expected a better response. :shrug: i do not feel let down :thumbsup: i wouldn't say that i just expect "decency". it's more like i have rules of conduct that i know that i rarely break, and that's why they are my rules. not a deliber...
by klqv
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: do you expect too much from other people?
Replies: 14
Views: 941

Re: do you expect too much from other people?

Madeliaette wrote:no - only from myself!
i think i expect far too little from myself :shrug:
by klqv
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: what does dogen say about dukkha?
Replies: 2
Views: 723

what does dogen say about dukkha?

hi, any help?

thanks :shrug: :smile:
by klqv
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: difference between svantantrika and vijnanavadin?
Replies: 0
Views: 330

difference between svantantrika and vijnanavadin?

i'm not sure i can work it out. is it that svantantrika says that the mind dependent object is not really known?

i've read about how bhavya says that the ultimate nature can't exist ultimately, but i'm not sure what that really means.
by klqv
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: are nirmanakayas, "philosophical zombies"?
Replies: 44
Views: 5277

Re: are nirmanakayas, "philosophical zombies"?

i think we are sentient. though obviously quale is quite a novel term.
by klqv
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: are nirmanakayas, "philosophical zombies"?
Replies: 44
Views: 5277

Re: are nirmanakayas, "philosophical zombies"?

whichever of the form bodies are enlightened, is that body itself a philosophical zombie?

as the tathagata body is often described as an awareness, then presumably not??
by klqv
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: dharmas are not inexistent; what about the self?
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: dharmas are not inexistent; what about the self?

As sunyata pertains to the Dharma, it accordingly pertains to the phenomenological, and not to concerns of existence and non-existence. As I understand it, this is the thrust of Nagarjuna's work on sunyata. If you mean that literally [that nagarjuna does not mean to say anything about existence and...
by klqv
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: dharmas are not inexistent; what about the self?
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

Re: dharmas are not inexistent; what about the self?

"Voidness" should not be confused with "sunyata" which is usually translated as"emptiness"... If the literal meaning is. "there is no thing that can be called a self" then that is accurate.
ok got it thanks.
by klqv
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: dharmas are not inexistent; what about the self?
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

dharmas are not inexistent; what about the self?

i've just read dharmapala on the massive dangers of taking voidness literally - as an assertion that things do not exist. i just wanted to check that that's not the case with the selflessness of the person???

thanks!
by klqv
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: are nirmanakayas, "philosophical zombies"?
Replies: 44
Views: 5277

Re: are nirmanakayas, "philosophical zombies"?

Well if we become fully enlightened then we become Nirmanakayas where would our sambhogakaya be then? i thought the idea was that the bliss body is what is enlightened, while the manifestation is like its puppet in this world. I've never asked and I don't know. If I attain full enlightenment in the...
by klqv
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: hi, middle way as continuity and as no annihilation / eterna
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: hi, middle way as continuity and as no annihilation / eterna

i am asking about annihilationism. at one point it meant there is no rebirth, then later it meant the denial of continuity - i think. by annihilationism he meant the denial of an eternally existent self, together with the presumed consequence that the person goes out of existence after a relatively ...
by klqv
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: hi, middle way as continuity and as no annihilation / eterna
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: hi, middle way as continuity and as no annihilation / eterna

hi,
i have and have read that book! do you have any passages or parts in mind?
and do you indeed mean the middle way in the sravaka sutras as compared to the sravaka abhidharma??
by klqv
Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: hi, middle way as continuity and as no annihilation / eterna
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: hi, middle way as continuity and as no annihilation / eterna

hi, how were the two ideas - of the buddha and the abhidharma, related? i thought maybe there might possibly be something about the latter implying the former - that given the nature of the causal series, we cannot be annihilated at death.


if that's still not clear i'll have to look for a quote.
by klqv
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: hi, middle way as continuity and as no annihilation / eterna
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

hi, middle way as continuity and as no annihilation / eterna

hi, not sure this is academic enough. it may well not be, but it's sssoooo important to me that i wanted to get the very best responses possible :) i read that the middle way began aas the assertion against eternalism and annihilationism, and that with the abhidharma is began to mean the concept tha...
by klqv
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: are nirmanakayas, "philosophical zombies"?
Replies: 44
Views: 5277

Re: are nirmanakayas, "philosophical zombies"?

We could become nirmanakayas also. However nirmanakayas come in different forms some of which aren't sentient (anything needed for sentient beings like a bridge for example, or a Buddha statute or a sutra). But sentient nimanakaya do you have a source for that? Well if we become fully enlightened t...