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by jiashengrox
Fri May 23, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: why is Vajrayana considered the fastest way to buddhahood?
Replies: 258
Views: 12737

Re: why is Vajrayana considered the fasted way to buddhahood

There is a whole thrust of literature that the Tibetans call ཐེག་ཆེན་ བཀའ་སྒྲུབས་ or "Proving Mahayana as the Buddha's Word". The philosophy is worth looking at for those interested in the basis and defense of Mahayana philosophy. I once had a list of works and passages of this genre but have now l...
by jiashengrox
Thu May 22, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sexual and physical abuse in religious institutions
Replies: 224
Views: 10633

Re: Sexual and physical abuse in religious institutions

I just think it is extremely arrogant and impolite to judge the spiritual attainments of others based on postings you read on an internet forum. I hope all of us can post opinions here without being subjected to such summary judgements. It is really only those with attainments who are qualified to ...
by jiashengrox
Wed May 21, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sexual and physical abuse in religious institutions
Replies: 224
Views: 10633

Re: Sexual and physical abuse in religious institutions

Personal contact with persons who practice those things, and observation of their stage, development and further aims. Not limited to persons without attainments. Actually, those with attainments tend to be worse in many cases. Which is definitely a sad thing. Which is personal and vague and lack s...
by jiashengrox
Wed May 21, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sexual and physical abuse in religious institutions
Replies: 224
Views: 10633

Re: Tibetan institutional religious violence

Btw, @Johnny, criticising the limitations of tantra can hardly be called criticising whole buddhism, and well, you may force people to believe other things, but limits in outcome are limits in outcome. So, yes, I can absolutely assure you that attaining rainbow body is a possible outcome of tantric...
by jiashengrox
Tue May 20, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: China expands new measures to directly control Tibetan monas
Replies: 215
Views: 8382

Re: China expands new measures to directly control Tibetan m

Indrajala wrote:
jiashengrox wrote:] I wonder what kind of "bodhisattva practice" is this.
Maintaining constant equanimity is the ideal.
Which is clearly not evident in your stand.

:namaste:
by jiashengrox
Tue May 20, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: China expands new measures to directly control Tibetan monas
Replies: 215
Views: 8382

Re: China expands new measures to directly control Tibetan m

I've studied the bodhisattva precepts in fine fine detail (wrote my MA thesis on the subject actually). A bodhisattva is neither obliged to adopt western liberal values nor support the popular cause of choice amongst western converts to Tibetan Buddhism. Having wrote an MA thesis on Bodhisattva pre...
by jiashengrox
Tue May 20, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sexual and physical abuse in religious institutions
Replies: 224
Views: 10633

Re: Sexual and physical abuse in religious institutions

In a previous post I stated that purification practices were the way abuse was dealt with in Tibetan monasteries. That had been my experience, but I was wrong to assume it was like this in other monasteries. I apologise for the generalization that I made. It is clear that within the Gelug tradition...
by jiashengrox
Mon May 12, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tibetan experiences in Tibet, China and India
Replies: 60
Views: 1891

Re: Tibetan institutional religious violence

It is the same logic that was behind the Berlin Wall. I'm not saying it is right. Nations generally behave in a way that is in their interests. It isn't about what is right and wrong, but what is in your interests. The US is no different than China. The US in the last decade alone killed hundreds o...
by jiashengrox
Mon May 12, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tibetan experiences in Tibet, China and India
Replies: 60
Views: 1891

Re: Tibetan institutional religious violence

I am actually really glad they did pull out. Not because I don't like East Asian Buddhism- I really think if I had met different teachers I could see myself practicing in a tradional Chinese Buddhist order like Master Hua's. The reason I'm glad they pulled out it that is enabled them to preserve th...
by jiashengrox
Mon May 12, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What Constitutes Misconduct?
Replies: 18
Views: 1598

Re: What Constitutes Misconduct?

Hmm, it depends on tradition, but in general the Tibetans follow the Mulasarvastivadin Vinaya. This would be elaborated extensively in any major Lam Rim texts, such as Je Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation, but it can be summarised in 4 main points: 1. Time of performing sexual misconduct 2. Pla...
by jiashengrox
Wed May 07, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Taktsang & Dharmakirti
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: Taktsang & Dharmakirti

Hmmm, i am not very sure about what you are asking about (as I am really not very acquainted with Taktsang and his interpretations), but as far as I gather, the view of irreducible particles as the ultimate phenomena, under the gelugpa systems of tenets, actually falls under the Sautantrika Follower...
by jiashengrox
Tue May 06, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 27134

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

It's clear he had a particular agenda by formulating the two truths the way he did, otherwise his critics wouldn't have rallied against his interpretations as a deviation from the source material. This agenda may have been multifaceted in its focus, but determining any prime motivations may prove e...
by jiashengrox
Fri May 02, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 27134

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

I would like to be convinced that later Tibetan Madhyamika does not do this. Can anyone here help me out? Hmmm, that is going to be obviously quite a task. Because majority of the fundamental understanding, especially within the gelug and sakya tradition, is done through the process of debate. This...
by jiashengrox
Fri May 02, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 27134

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

I'm increasingly convinced that Tibetan Madhyamika has a tendency to specify and spin out many more concepts than one might see in Indian or Chinese Madhyamika. Hmmm, i probably wont be so quick to jump into that conclusion, because I think Chinese Madhyamika is also quite developed in that sense. ...
by jiashengrox
Fri May 02, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 27134

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

I would alao believe that circumstances had attributed to the qualification of conventional existence. It was written in Je Rinpoche's Lam Rim Chen Mo: One indication of a failure to recognise these critical points in not distinguishing in the beginning between those who are well-trained in the sutr...
by jiashengrox
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism
Replies: 45
Views: 2427

Re: Indian roots of tibetan buddhism

Hmmm, whether is it a promotion or the propaganda doctrine of the Gelugpa, I cant be sure. But there is one thing that I would like to point out (which i think is the main purpose of this documentary) , that HHDL has emphasized in his teachings as well: the need to rely on root indian treatises rath...
by jiashengrox
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 27134

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

The intention here comes from symbolic initiation into bhikṣu pratimokṣa in the Anuyoga grand empowerment. Would it be possible to support this with evidence? Somehow or another i couldn't find the reason in the same text. :namaste: The reason is not explicitly given. Take the empowerment yourself ...
by jiashengrox
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 27134

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Malcolm wrote:
The intention here comes from symbolic initiation into bhikṣu pratimokṣa in the Anuyoga grand empowerment.
Would it be possible to support this with evidence? Somehow or another i couldn't find the reason in the same text.

:namaste:
by jiashengrox
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 27134

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Seriously???? Just providing quotes from Nagarjuna, Chandrakirti, Aryadeva, etc. ? These are supposed to show by themselves that Tsongkhapa's view is invalid? Or that you have mastery of Madhyamika? (What is "mastery of Madhyamika" anyway? Whose Madhyamika?) You came into the thread after the mods ...
by jiashengrox
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 27134

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

I am sitting here, on this most auspicious day, wasting my precious time deleting childish nonsense and sectarian blatherings, instead of doing my practice. :tantrum: Thread unlocked. Stay on topic people and please watch your language. Thanks a lot for cleaning up, really sorry for the mess :/ Anw...