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by krodha
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN's Lifespan?
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: ChNN's Lifespan?

To my knowledge all he has said about his lifespan is that he would have died long ago if it weren't for his daily Mandarava practice.
by krodha
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?
Replies: 26
Views: 719

Re: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?

dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:58 am
Temicco wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:34 am
... the rigid emicness in here is a bit hilarious.
:smile:
If you want eticness the search option is fully functional.
by krodha
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?
Replies: 26
Views: 719

Re: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?

Jayarava... tends to favour a naturalistic philosophy with I think is out of sync with the transcendent meaning of Dharma. True, and not only that, Jayarava often heaves the view of modern science onto the adepts of the past and pities them for their "primitive" world views that "failed" to properl...
by krodha
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?
Replies: 26
Views: 719

Re: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?

Whether Jayarava's ideas have merit, I don't know, but the rigid emicness in here is a bit hilarious. I don't get the impression he's out to get the dharma, so people can relax, and learning modern Tibetan theological perspectives on the Heart Sutra won't help him with historical criticism of the t...
by krodha
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?
Replies: 26
Views: 719

Re: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?

I would ignore anything Jayarava has to say, his so-called contributions to the world of Buddhist academia are essentially the ravings of an uneducated fool.
by krodha
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?
Replies: 26
Views: 719

Re: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?

Malcolm said it well: One might argue that Buddhology is just such a kind of surgery, but in general, in surgery, the surgeon has to be interested in saving the patient, and in the case of people like Jayarava, etc., I see no such interest at all. They merrily hack away at the body of Dharma, trying...
by krodha
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 1301

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

Since the matrix-of-the-one gone-thus is empty of the two selves, it is not similar to the self of the forders [tirthikas], and because uncompounded noumena transcends the momentary, it is permanent, stable, and everlasting. It is not that it, like space, is without any of the qualities, powers, an...
by krodha
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 1301

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

Do you mean you do agree the Buddha nature is similar to Brahman the universal soul? Thomas I think we'd all have to first agree on what 'Brahman the universal soul' actually means, then check if the Jonangpas teach that, or differentiate what they teach from such a description. It's a question to ...
by krodha
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 1301

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

The Jonangpas have an interesting take on it and quite a history to go with it. For the Jonangpas, the emptiness of ultimate reality should not be characterized in the same way as the emptiness of apparent phenomena because it is prabhāsvara-saṃtāna, or "clear light mental continuum," endowed with ...
by krodha
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4741
Views: 402098

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

dharmafootsteps wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:15 am
Is it appropriate to have images of the guardians and Guru Tragphur, Simhamukha on the shrine in my room, to assist with visualisation in thun practice?
Yes.
by krodha
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 1301

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

CT, there's quite a bit of discussion about something called 'self' or 'bdag nyid' in "The Marvelous Primordial State", which I think you would find interesting. Here is Elio Guarisco's explanation of the term, from his discussion of the second chapter in his introduction to the book: Either Esler ...
by krodha
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 1301

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

CT, there's quite a bit of discussion about something called 'self' or 'bdag nyid' in "The Marvelous Primordial State", which I think you would find interesting. Here is Elio Guarisco's explanation of the term, from his discussion of the second chapter in his introduction to the book: Thus, this wo...
by krodha
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 1301

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

Already like it, share more ;) Depending upon which system of Dzogpachenpo you are using there can be between seven and nine positions one can take in relation to the basis [gzhi]. Vairocana's view of choice was bdag nyid chen po, however that is only one facet of the basis and therefore grasping a...
by krodha
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 1301

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

If I remember correctly I saw a quote where Malcolm spoke about there most definitely being a "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism. Definitely not. The delusion of a self (and grasping to that delusion) is the root of samsara. You cannot be liberated if any delusion of self remains, no matter how subtle or g...
by krodha
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 65
Views: 2563

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

Any alleged Dzogchen or Vajrayāna practitioner who openly broadcasts their own practice, attainments etc., is someone who cannot be taken seriously, IMO.

Luckily people who talk about such things are few and far between. Seems most are with the program.
by krodha
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 2655

Re: Rabbit's Horns

There is as far as the Geluk presentation is concerned, as stated before there are four. If they were not existents they would not be objects of knowledge and could not appear to the mind. Unconditioned phenomena cannot be direct objects of knowledge (i.e., objects of mind), they do not appear to t...
by krodha
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 2655

Re: Rabbit's Horns

There is the selfless: divided into two, non-existents, and existents. What is "the selfless"? All phenomena are selfless because they lack an essential nature. There is no entity called "the selfless" that is capable of being divided or remaining undivided. A synonym of 'non-existent' is 'non-phen...
by krodha
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 2655

Re: Rabbit's Horns

But cessations are existent phenomena... A cessation is merely an absence of a cause, and absence of arising, etc., if cessations are existent then they are conditioned by definition. You just cited the two forms of cessation below as unconditioned dharmas, which they are, therefore they are not co...
by krodha
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 2655

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Yes it would be correct to say it [nirvana] does not exist. Not according to Madhyamaka. Overall, nirvāṇa is a cessation and cessations are not existent entities, so I would argue the fact that nirvāṇa lacks existence goes without saying. Then there is also the undeniable point that only conditione...
by krodha
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 2655

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:45 pm
krodha wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:44 am
Grigoris wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:15 am
It is not true for the unconditioned.
Do you mean to suggest there is an "unconditioned" that possesses some sort of existence?
Nirvana is unconditioned, right? Would it be correct to say that it does not exist?
Yes it would be correct to say it does not exist.