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by gad rgyangs
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen shrines?
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Re: Dzogchen shrines?

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by gad rgyangs
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha
Replies: 108
Views: 6572

Re: Trump is a Russian Puppet hahahahaha

on the other hand, it may not just be stoned teenagers from /b/:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... ier-author
by gad rgyangs
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: tetralemma
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: tetralemma

heres a serendipity: as i was replying above, wallace stevens reading this poem of his came on the shuffle: Not Ideas About the Thing but the Thing Itself By Wallace Stevens At the earliest ending of winter, In March, a scrawny cry from outside Seemed like a sound in his mind. He knew that he heard ...
by gad rgyangs
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: tetralemma
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: tetralemma

"self" "no self" "both" "neither" are rejected as accurate depictions of reality, because reality transcends the four extremes. Even reality does not exist according to the four extremes. Nothing is beyond the four extremes. if you dont like the word "exists" then you can say reality is "thus".
by gad rgyangs
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: tetralemma
Replies: 4
Views: 323

tetralemma

"self" "no self" "both" "neither" are rejected as accurate depictions of reality, because reality transcends the four extremes. That is, they (and any possible linguistic designations) are all approximations, metaphors, poetry. So, the "no self" teaching of Buddhism is just as provisional, metaphori...
by gad rgyangs
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Padmakara's Mulamadhyamakakarika
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: Padmakara's Mulamadhyamakakarika

I'd go with Siderits's and Katsura's translation from the Sanskrit:

https://books.google.com/books?id=1Y8vd ... &q&f=false
by gad rgyangs
Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Books on Nagarjuna
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Books on Nagarjuna

Nagarjuna's Middle Way: Mulamadhyamakakarika (Classics of Indian Buddhism) Paperback – June 11, 2013
by Mark Siderits (Author), Shoryu Katsura (Author)
by gad rgyangs
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There's buddhadharma and then there the rest
Replies: 112
Views: 7304

Re: There's buddhadharma and then there the rest

Malcolm wrote:
gad rgyangs wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
I wish people would understand the context from which he says stuff like this.
umm... here's the context:
I wish people would understand the context from which he says stuff like this.
what he's saying is perfectly clear and understandable.
by gad rgyangs
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There's buddhadharma and then there the rest
Replies: 112
Views: 7304

Re: There's buddhadharma and then there the rest

even better, here's the whole chapter: EPILOGUE: ON THE NATURE OF SAMANTABHADRA A Conversation with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Question: Is it possible to conceive of a being that has never entered into dualism, into samsara? Answer: Reading certain tantras it would seem that originally, by the magic of ...
by gad rgyangs
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There's buddhadharma and then there the rest
Replies: 112
Views: 7304

Re: There's buddhadharma and then there the rest

As ChNN says in "On The Nature Of Samantabhadra - A Conversation with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu": I wish people would pay more attention when he says stuff like this. I wish people would understand the context from which he says stuff like this. umm... here's the context: “Reading certain tantras it wo...
by gad rgyangs
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There's buddhadharma and then there the rest
Replies: 112
Views: 7304

Re: There's buddhadharma and then there the rest

dzogchungpa wrote:As ChNN says in "On The Nature Of Samantabhadra - A Conversation with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu":
So what is called the primordial Buddha, or Adibuddha, is only a metaphor for our true condition.
I wish people would pay more attention when he says stuff like this.
by gad rgyangs
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Media
Topic: the best way to become enlightened
Replies: 3
Views: 493

the best way to become enlightened

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by gad rgyangs
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: `View` is a concept, right ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2299

Re: `View` is a concept, right ?

Buddhist philosophy basically ignored what Nagarjuna actually said while paying him lip service just like Western philosophy ignored Socrates.
by gad rgyangs
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: `View` is a concept, right ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2299

Re: `View` is a concept, right ?

Nagarjuna said that the Buddha taught the Dharma for giving up all views. Reality transcends views/concepts. Concepts can be interesting perspectives, but the nature of reality is deeper and more profound than any one concept, or even all concepts together. Each person is a unique "view"; each relig...
by gad rgyangs
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: reality is a vajra
Replies: 20
Views: 2182

reality is a vajra

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by gad rgyangs
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Adi-Buddha on Wikipedia
Replies: 35
Views: 3482

Re: Adi-Buddha on Wikipedia

smcj wrote: Per Malcolm:

The so called adibuddha has an origin.
what is his origin?
by gad rgyangs
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to believe in rebirth
Replies: 134
Views: 9977

Re: How to believe in rebirth

I've believed in rebirth longer than I've believed in Buddhism. Still, I feel that I could believe in rebirth more. Then I would have more samvega and bodhicitta. If you accept rebirth and you want to improve your motivation, contemplate the six realms and the drawbacks of samsara. I've been trying...
by gad rgyangs
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Illusion
Replies: 148
Views: 8412

Re: Illusion

awakening to it is always possible whether or not there is a buddha in the world, re: MMK. That reality is the Dharma, Buddhas realize it. so anyone who awakens to reality is a "Buddha", even if she is from a different tradition (Christianity, Vedanta) or no tradition (philosophy, science)? That re...
by gad rgyangs
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Illusion
Replies: 148
Views: 8412

Re: Illusion

Malcolm wrote:awakening to it is always possible whether or not there is a buddha in the world, re: MMK. That reality is the Dharma, Buddhas realize it.
so anyone who awakens to reality is a "Buddha", even if she is from a different tradition (Christianity, Vedanta) or no tradition (philosophy, science)?
by gad rgyangs
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Illusion
Replies: 148
Views: 8412

Re: Illusion

I said we have no choice in letting things go. We cannot hold onto anything, even if we want to. This is the nature of impermanence. It is not something we even need to make a choice about. So even without Buddhadharma we will let go of grasping self? Sure, you recall what Nāgārjuna states in the M...