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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: 3069

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: 1167

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
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: who wants to be a billionaire?
Replies: 20
Views: 2360

Re: who wants to be a billionaire?

3 winning tickets, one in Tennessee, one in Florida and one in California. The winning ticket in California was sold just about 15 miles from Hsi-Lai temple. If I'm not mistaken 39% of the money goes toward taxes, then there is taking the lump sum in full which they deduct money from doing that as ...
by Son of Buddha
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Steven Seagal
Replies: 38
Views: 5640

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
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Mass shooting in Oregon today
Replies: 14
Views: 1082

Re: Mass shooting in Oregon today

What's crazy is the shooter announced he was going to open fire at an undisclosed Northwest campus last night on the 4chan boards, and people there encouraged him to go through with it. These people are heartless, those people that encouraged him do this may eventually feel remorse for what they ha...
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: 17796

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: 17796

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: 17796

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: 17796

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: 17796

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: 17796

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: 17796

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: 17796

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: 17796

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: 17796

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: 17796

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: 17796

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: 17796

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: 17796

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: 17796

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...