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by Son of Buddha
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Supporting veterans and war
Replies: 36
Views: 4897

Re: Supporting veterans and war

Is it right to support veterans? Is i thanking for making war. Is freedom worth of it? I am a War Veteran myself, I think it played a decent role in my choice to become a monastic. I joined because I wanted to help people. I ended up saving the lives of 3 people. A woman and child, and a few others...
by Son of Buddha
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren on Pure Land
Replies: 10
Views: 1791

Re: Nichiren on Pure Land

The jist I got from Nichirens argument was that Amitabhas 18th vow has a clause that states if you slander the correct dharma then you will be excluded from the Pureland and of course Nichiren viewed the correct Dharma as the Lotus sutra. So from Nichirens postion (from what I understand) HE stated ...
by Son of Buddha
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Steven Seagal
Replies: 38
Views: 8195

Re: Steven Seagal

http://www.palyul.org/docs/statement.html I know that Seagal has a reputation for lying about his history, abilities and influences and doing absolutely anything to increase his perceived status. According to Orville Schell he has "variously alluded to having been a member of the yakuza, a Zen adep...
by Son of Buddha
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

Just as there is no snake apart from the rope that we see, there also no snake in the rope that we see. So too it is with a self — there is no self apart from the persons and phenomena that we see, there is also no self in the persons and phenomena we perceive. Sure there us a self apart from perso...
by Son of Buddha
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

Also the OP asked for a list of Buddhist teachers that taught True Self teachings, he didn't ask for a list of names for people on DW that want to complain because he is using Sutras and commentaries of the Yogacara tradition....... Also the fact that you think its okay to harass people just becaus...
by Son of Buddha
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

This seems to lean to the extreme of eternalism. Nah, nobody's trying to claim that an impermanent personality/ego is eternal and unchanging, which the actual definition the Buddha gave on what eternalism was. This is a Tibetan Buddhism thread. And plenty of Tibetan Buddhist masters have been quote...
by Son of Buddha
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

Yes the problem is that you are using provisional sūtras and commentaries from Yogacara, which is a realist system lower than Madhyamaka. Yes the problem is that you are using provisional sūtras and commentaries from Madhyamaka which is a system that constantly requires interpretation due to it tee...
by Son of Buddha
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXB-5MbKBgs Then change the channel nobody forcing you to watch this programming. All the OP wanted was a list of Buddhist teachers who taught True Self teaching's (not hard to provide there are many), but you guys wanted to go off topic to argue and harass the poor ...
by Son of Buddha
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

DGA wrote:and here we are...
William Blake wrote:unable to do other than repeat the same dull round over again
http://www.bartleby.com/235/339.html

how many times have those chunks of that translation of chapter 6 of the Nirvana Sutra been posted to this board now?

Once.........
by Son of Buddha
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

Just as there is no snake apart from the rope that we see, there also no snake in the rope that we see. So too it is with a self — there is no self apart from the persons and phenomena that we see, there is also no self in the persons and phenomena we perceive. Sure there us a self apart from perso...
by Son of Buddha
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

[but I don't buy it — there are too many contradictions inherent in the term, which is why we cannot take these buddhist sutras that discuss and use the term "self" literally. They are provisional and requite interpretation. You were saying. Nirvana Sutra Chapter Six: On the Virtue of the Name V199...
by Son of Buddha
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

[ No, the illusion of a snake has never been the rope. If you really think that the illusion of snake is the rope you have just betrayed the basic flaw in your thinking. Yes the rope and the illusion of the snake are the same. Cause whether a person see a rope or a misperception of a snake it doesn...
by Son of Buddha
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

Son of Buddha, I have a question for you, and I'm not trying to be argumentative here, I just really need some help understanding what you are trying to say. What is your position about the Self and the Tathagatagarbha? According to you, what is the self/Tathagatagarbha? Is it an entity that is sep...
by Son of Buddha
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

Again, this is intentional language and is not to be taken literally. For example, in the comment on this passage {which is by Maitreya and not Vasubandhu], Sthiramati's Sūtrālaṃkāravṛttibhāṣya provides useful clarification here: Well of course only the quotes you provide should be taken literally,...
by Son of Buddha
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

more precisely, his teaching that all dhamma are anatta.....including nirvana As I said, you do not understand the meaning of what you read. And obsessively repeating the same quotation over and over again does not mean anything. The meaning of this sūtra is not explicit, it is indirect. The meanin...
by Son of Buddha
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

As Vasubandhu states in the Kośabhaṣyam: Further, if it is asked whether there is liberation apart from this [Dharma] or not, there is not. If it is asked why, because of clinging to the false view of self, [others] do not maintain the definition that the continuum of the aggregates alone is design...
by Son of Buddha
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

Malcolm wrote: Thanissaro is here quite mistaken.
Or you are mistaken
by Son of Buddha
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

more precisely, his teaching that all dhamma are anatta, ...including nirvana... What you are promoting is called the 4 perversions of the dharma, to think full enlightenment is not self is the 3rd perversion. Nirvana Sutra The Self’ signifies the Buddha; ‘the Eternal’ signifies the Dharmakaya; ‘Bl...
by Son of Buddha
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New, curious, a little lost.
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

Re: New, curious, a little lost.

Hello, everyone. I've grappled with spirituality for a long time, from An inherited Judaism (Jewish father), to agnostic to boarderline atheist to simply deist, dabbled with understanding Christianity (my mother is Protestant) ... But through all that, the teachings of Buddhism have always drawn me...
by Son of Buddha
Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?
Replies: 349
Views: 30767

Re: Buddhist teachers that teach a true self?

BTW, the next two paragraphs from the same text are kind of amusing as well: Ajaan Suwat, one of my teachers, also said that when you've experienced deathless happiness, you don't really care if there's something experiencing it or not. The experience is sufficient in and of itself. What we've been...

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