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by WeiHan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Requirements for Vajrayogini
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Requirements for Vajrayogini

Konchog1 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:14 am
There is a Sakya Vajrayogini empowerment coming up. The requirements listed is any HYT empowerment.

Doesn't it have to be a Sakya mother tantra empowerment?
AfAIK, it has to be a major sakya wangchen, meaning two days empowerment. For Vajrayogini, the best will be Hevajra or Chakrasamvara.
by WeiHan
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 2617

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

Consider this case of Chanai Choomalaiwong: == Chanai is a boy from Thailand, who, when he was three years old, began saying that he had been a teacher named Bua Kai who had been shot and killed as he rode his bike to school. He pleaded and begged to be taken to Bua Kai’s parents, who he felt were h...
by WeiHan
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 2617

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

Please, Wayfarer, I know Ian Stevenson seems to confirm our beliefs as Buddhists but let's try not to oversell him. http://skepdic.com/stevenson.html In my opinion, the critics' views should be taken positively so that they can be used in advantage for improving the methodology. For example, the cr...
by WeiHan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 2617

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

Do you mean, a proof accessible to those who have not developed the five abhijñās, no. One can develop that capacity and ascertain it for oneself. Like the sciences, it requires training and education. Are there examples who have achieved this insight and available for public inquiry? Mind over mat...
by WeiHan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 2617

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

How many type of samadhis, i do not know. But there are many references in sutras of arahats and practitioners entering "deep samadhi" for which they can stayed in deep concentration without any food or moving around for prolonged period of time. Mahakashyapa is said to have entered such kind of dee...
by WeiHan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 2617

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

By the way, Malcolm mentioned samadhi. Some time ago, I have searched high and low for objective evidence for samadhi. A laboratory test of some unusual mental state is best qualified as evidence. Any meditators who have sitted still for 3 or more days, 7 days, best is one month, without leaving hi...
by WeiHan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 2617

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

By the way, Malcolm mentioned samadhi. Some time ago, I have searched high and low for objective evidence for samadhi. A laboratory test of some unusual mental state is best qualified as evidence. Any meditators who have sitted still for 3 or more days, 7 days, best is one month, without leaving his...
by WeiHan
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?
Replies: 31
Views: 1508

Re: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?

So I've been reading about nagarjuna and emptiness and see that he is always trying to negate the systems of his contemporaries whilst offering no system of his own. My question is: did nagarjuna ever categorically offer a positive means or ANYTHING at all about what enlightenment is or how to get ...
by WeiHan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Advantage and disadvantage of ego and egolessness
Replies: 31
Views: 835

Re: Advantage and disadvantage of ego and egolessness

The people that kept asking didn't give anything themselves! And it is very poorly run, unaccountable even bordering cheating, inefficient spending possibly based on ego. For example, telling you there is a project to place 6 Guru Rinpoches statues in six part of the world...and really, who should ...
by WeiHan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Advantage and disadvantage of ego and egolessness
Replies: 31
Views: 835

Re: Advantage and disadvantage of ego and egolessness

Be very careful when a group of people approach you in Dharma centres and kept pestering you to give up self-cherishing and to have bodhicitta etc... Almost definitely, they are trying to get you to donate money and alot later ... Generosity is the first Paramita. Of course it has to be combined wi...
by WeiHan
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Denial of Memory and Imagination
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Denial of Memory and Imagination

What is the point of us having these faculties if we are continually reminded in Buddhism that they are of negligible importance. These faculties are very useful in the mundane world. They only dwarfed in their relative importance and usefulness when compared to the full blown Omniscience that enli...
by WeiHan
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Advantage and disadvantage of ego and egolessness
Replies: 31
Views: 835

Re: Advantage and disadvantage of ego and egolessness

What do you think? Ego or egoless? I still personally choose ego Be very careful when a group of people approach you in Dharma centres and kept pestering you to give up self-cherishing and to have bodhicitta etc... Almost definitely, they are trying to get you to donate money and alot later ... Som...
by WeiHan
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 105
Views: 4840

Re: What is reborn after death?

The moment before can never give birth to the later moment because they can never "meet" (i.e meet meaning they appear together at the same time). At a moment ago, this moment has not existed yet, thus we can't talk about birth. Then, as explained above, the two moments can never have a chance to ap...
by WeiHan
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 105
Views: 4840

Re: What is reborn after death?

Madhyamika in essence held that all phenomena are mere appearance. Indeed, the word 'phenomena' actually means 'what appears'. I think you're heading in the right direction, but the difficulty is there are very many subtleties involved in the way the word 'exist' is used in this context. As you kno...
by WeiHan
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Crackdown on religion in China
Replies: 52
Views: 1981

Re: Crackdown on religion in China

A feature article on Chinese 're-education camps', in today's Sydney Morning Herald. (Apologies if it's geo-blocked but I don't think SMH articles usually are.) China is currently in the process of deleveraging and reforming its economy in preparation for the next phase of higher quality growth. Th...
by WeiHan
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 105
Views: 4840

Re: What is reborn after death?

Buddhism teaches us about Anatta. But what reborns then, if there is no Atta? Conciousness (vijñāna-skandha)? 1)There being something that is reborn is the mistaken perception held by all unenlightened beings. 2)There being no birth for any phenomena, objects including self is the view that can be ...
by WeiHan
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seeing in the Dark
Replies: 21
Views: 2201

Re: Seeing in the Dark

Thankyou.
by WeiHan
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Crackdown on religion in China
Replies: 52
Views: 1981

Re: Crackdown on religion in China

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:34 pm
WeiHan wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:49 am
Why Uighurs are not launching terrorism to China but only towards the west?
Uighyurs have launched terrorist attacks in the West??? :shrug:
I meant the Islamic extremists from the ME.
by WeiHan
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Crackdown on religion in China
Replies: 52
Views: 1981

Re: Crackdown on religion in China

For example, the AI technology developed by the world largest AI startup SenseTime is being deployed by the Chinese gov for mass surveillance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SenseTime Why Uighurs are not launching terrorism to China but only towards the west? I am not too sure. For once, the islamic ...
by WeiHan
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Crackdown on religion in China
Replies: 52
Views: 1981

Re: Crackdown on religion in China

While I do not sympathize organised religions in general, it is really a concern that China is becoming a big brother state with the help of advance technology. The last information I got is that AI is being used to identify everybody moving in public, while the good side of this technology is that ...

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