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by krodha
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is the nature of mind?
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

Shunyata has nothing to do with nihilism. If you think ultimately sentient beings are nothing at all, you definitely do not understand what emptiness means. All phenomena, including sentient beings, are ultimately unfindable, this is the actual meaning of emptiness. The ultimate invalidity if senti...
by krodha
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is the nature of mind?
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

"Who" and "what" are these sentient beings in reality? Their ordinary, ever changing minds? This depends on what you mean by “reality.” If by “reality” you mean their actual nature, then these sentient beings are ultimately nothing at all. That absence of identity, essence, etc., is the ultimate tr...
by krodha
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is the nature of mind?
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

When krodha says the nature of the mind is "latent," he means it is not something which is obvious to everyone. For example, like a crocodile under the water. I understand what krodha means. This does not make it correct though. If I’m incorrect, then all sentient beings are aware of the nature of ...
by krodha
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 18
Views: 484

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

Not really. We aren't all part of a tathagatagarbha. I think your are being overly literal in the interpretation of the passage. The Tathagatagarbha is also referred to as the Dharmadhatu in some traditions, where the Dharmadhatu is the ground/space of all existence. If somebody views the passage a...
by krodha
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 18
Views: 484

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

I gave this excerpt just a brief skim and saw numerous points of departure that not even a replacement of terms would rectify. Would you care to furnish an example? These statements cannot be warped to fit the Buddhist view: (i) man becomes liberated by the knowledge that he himself is Brahman (115...
by krodha
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra
Replies: 18
Views: 484

Re: Interesting excerpt from the (Hindu) Mahanirvana Tantra

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:11 pm
If you fiddle with it just a tiny bit (replace some terms) you will find that it differs only very slightly from Buddhist Tantra.
I gave this excerpt just a brief skim and saw numerous points of departure that not even a replacement of terms would rectify.
by krodha
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB
Replies: 53
Views: 1827

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

You’re being a bit too liberal with your interpretation of Ramana Maharshi’s advice. He means “exclude all phenomena” in a literal sense, not simply as a temporary means to avoid distraction. Are you sure you are not being too literal? If only the purusa exists, then no, I’m not being too literal.
by krodha
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB
Replies: 53
Views: 1827

Re: Mind essence introduced in advaita and TB

I once read this meditation instruction for Advaita Vedanta, it was propagated by a very respectable student of Ramana Maharishi: Direct the awareness towards the totality of itself and exclude all phenomena. Now, if you have received Dzogchen instructions you will immediately understand that such ...
by krodha
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 44
Views: 762

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

ford_truckin wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:31 am
SonamTashi wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:39 am

It is all just opinions either way, but I think it is highly unlikely that the Democrats won't win.
What everyone thought in 2016 and then the complete opposite happened.
The opposite didn’t happen given that Trump lost the popular vote.
by krodha
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ways to Identify Naga Incense
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Ways to Identify Naga Incense

Interested in tips on identifying what is and is not incense appropriate for nāgā offering. I went to my local ling to buy some but they did not have any. Decided I would try a local Tibetan shop and they had a wide variety however even with ingredients listed the contents were still ambiguous due t...
by krodha
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...
Replies: 94
Views: 2195

Re: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...

What about two-fold emptiness? I thought this is asserted as being absent from Hinayana and Pratyekabuddhayana. True according to Gorampa: In the context of the Abhisamayālaṃkāra, since the unshared path of the Mahāyāna is primarily explained, having considered that the realization of freedom from ...
by krodha
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...
Replies: 94
Views: 2195

Re: Does Mahayana lose its entire validity...

This was discussed recently. This post and thread in general may be helpful:

viewtopic.php?f=66&t=28521&start=20#p447143
by krodha
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 538
Views: 47508

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Most who have practiced both paths in a serious manner state that in addition to being conceptually different, they are also experientially different. Of course they would. They are, in both instances, judging a non-conceptual experience via their currently existing karmic view, after all. No, I am...
by krodha
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 538
Views: 47508

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

For a quarter-century (!) I and one other person have periodically discussed these or similar questions with one of the world's leading Vedanta scholars, Ira Schepetin . At the end of the day, I can only concur with Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche and certain other Dzogchen masters before him, that what we c...
by krodha
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Essence = nature, but emptiness ≠ clarity
Replies: 16
Views: 666

Re: Essence = nature, but emptiness ≠ clarity

Why are the two different aspects of Basis (emptiness and clarity) called two synonyms: essence (emptiness) and nature (clarity)? “Essence” is how the Tibetan term ngo bo is glossed. “Nature” translates rang bzhin . The ngo bo aspect of the nature of mind is its emptiness. The rang bzhin aspect of ...
by krodha
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Visions thread
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Visions thread

Sherab Rigdrol wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:35 pm
What happened to it? I was on page 5 and now I get this you aren’t authorized to read this forum message!! It was a great thread. WTF?!!
Yeah weird.
by krodha
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche
Replies: 49
Views: 4873

Re: New Head of Nyingma: Kathok Getse Rinpoche

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:46 pm
It is quite clear he knew prior to his passing that he was going to pass soon.
What indication did he give?
by krodha
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do we know our practice is working?
Replies: 59
Views: 2416

Re: How do we know our practice is working?

That makes sense and does not sound contraversial at all to me. I get the not improving nor corrupting the view. Thank you for clarifying. Perhaps not controversial to you, but certainly to those involved with more common systems. Which is why it is best to avoid broadcasting openly. It can inadver...
by krodha
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: How do we know our practice is working?
Replies: 59
Views: 2416

Re: How do we know our practice is working?

It feels that there is something bordering on nihilism here in this conversation that is out of balance. I get that our experience and mind are dependent arising and that rigpa is beyond both but that does not seem to address the delicate balance of interacting with our experiences. With this prete...
by krodha
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Mahaparinirvana Sutra
Replies: 121
Views: 25269

Re: The Mahaparinirvana Sutra

A couple of observations: The term "true self" is nowhere used in any Indian or Tibetan Buddhist text, not even in gzhan stong texts. Even in the Uttaratantra, where we find the Tibetan term, dam pa'i bdag in the discussion of ātmapāramitā, the Sanskrit text simply gives the term as ātma. The "dam ...

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