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by Ikkyu
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Rinzai
Topic: Rinzai views on rebirth?
Replies: 16
Views: 4445

Re: Rinzai views on rebirth?

So this quote seems to imply that at least the old Rinazi masters had a fairly traditional Buddhist view of karma and rebirth. But I guess it still remains to be seen if lots of modern Rinzai teachers are going down the Brad Warner/Stephen Bachelor path of making lots of noise about not believing i...
by Ikkyu
Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Epistemology
Replies: 51
Views: 5493

Re: Buddhist Epistemology

gregkavarnos wrote:Feeling emotions would be another example of non-material perception. Though granted that some can also have bodily sensations associated with them.
:namaste:
Yes.
by Ikkyu
Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Epistemology
Replies: 51
Views: 5493

Re: Buddhist Epistemology

Split from here: http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=8856" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; @ Huseng and undefineable: I can't help but feel that I'm reliving the creationists' spouting off "transcendent truths" and how they go beyond science because "science is only concer...
by Ikkyu
Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Epistemology
Replies: 51
Views: 5493

Re: Buddhist Epistemology

I've often wondered if the Buddhist epistemic approach is similar to the Jain one... Similar, not the same: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catu%E1%B9%A3ko%E1%B9%ADi" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :namaste: I like this quite a lot. Reading more on this, I ventured to an excerpt from Da...
by Ikkyu
Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Epistemology
Replies: 51
Views: 5493

Re: Buddhist Epistemology

You can still be a compassionate and wise individual even if you're an ardent skeptic, no? Yes. Buddha was a more ardent skeptic than even the Jains. And you can still realize emptiness and non-self even if you don't believe in all those things mentioned above, no? Maybe, maybe not. Then what's the...
by Ikkyu
Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Epistemology
Replies: 51
Views: 5493

Re: Buddhist Epistemology

In the same vein, a quote from an interesting book I’m reading at the moment: MATERIALS FOR THE STUDY OF ĀRYADEVA, DHARMAPĀLA AND CANDRAKĪRTI Once one understands the Buddhist position as found in CS (Four Hundred Verses of Aryadeva) and the Epistemologists, it is difficult to resist the impression...
by Ikkyu
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Epistemology
Replies: 51
Views: 5493

Re: Buddhist Epistemology

Dear Ikkyu, Don't you get bored of saying the same thing over and over and geting the same answers every time? It's quite simple, if it don't sit right with you then just leave it. Continue practicing and it will all make complete sense for you when you finally realise it instead of trying to know ...
by Ikkyu
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Epistemology
Replies: 51
Views: 5493

Re: I thought Buddhism wasn't about threatening people with Hell

It is a mistake to say that because the extent of my ignorance is boundless, therefore, the chance that anything I can imagine as true is thus much more likely to be proven. . . . That wasn't what was said. What was said, in effect, was that it is quite obvious that even if nothing can really be tr...
by Ikkyu
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Epistemology
Replies: 51
Views: 5493

Re: Buddhist Epistemology

I've often wondered if the Buddhist epistemic approach is similar to the Jain one: From Wikipedia: "Although, historically, Jain authors have adopted different views on truth, the most prevalent is the system of anekantavada or "not-one-sidedness". This idea of truth is rooted in the notion that th...
by Ikkyu
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist temples destroyed in Bangladesh.
Replies: 172
Views: 18042

Re: Buddhist temples destroyed in Bangladesh.

I just don't think it is a culturalism that in most Muslim-majority countries blasphemy and apostasy are illegal, a person can be fined or jailed for them, and that in a number of Muslim countries a person can be killed for converting to another religion after being a Muslim. Apostasy, or riddah (رد...
by Ikkyu
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)
Replies: 19
Views: 4147

Re: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)

To me the whole concept behind preta-dana is about sacrificing oneself and one's ego for the good of all beings, and in this case those beings that suffer more than humans. I usually stop it at that -- it's a quaint notion. But to actually believe that you can summon ghosts and direct them to other...
by Ikkyu
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist temples destroyed in Bangladesh.
Replies: 172
Views: 18042

Re: Buddhist temples destroyed in Bangladesh.

I think there are many good Muslims in the world. I have a lot of respect for the various Sufi orders, particularly the Mevlevi and Chishti. I simply feel that, while Muslims and Sufis in particular may promote love and tolerance, they simply don't understand that this isn't what Muhammad would do. ...
by Ikkyu
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: The Tao of Zen?
Replies: 43
Views: 8323

Re: The Tao of Zen?

More things I've dug up recently: "Zen Buddhism... [is] a natural evolution of Buddhism under Taoist influences." -- D.T. Suzuki [From:] "Dr. Daisetz Suzuki (D.T. Suzuki), the equally eminent authority of Zen Buddhism, speaks of it (Zen Buddhism) as a natural evolution of Buddhism under Taoist condi...
by Ikkyu
Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist temples destroyed in Bangladesh.
Replies: 172
Views: 18042

Re: Buddhist temples destroyed in Bangladesh.

Ikkyu, things are not what they seem. For example, in the photograph of HHDL with Tibetan Muslim women a couple are wearing full face coverings. Why are they wearing the fashion of the old Ottoman Turkish court? In al-Quran it simply advises women to cover their hair and dress modestly, much like t...
by Ikkyu
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)
Replies: 19
Views: 4147

Re: Preta-dana (Buddhist practice of offering food to ghosts)

So because it was written in "holy texts" it must be true? Yet, as Bodhidharma famously said, there is nothing holy -- only emptiness. I think it's more about the spirit of the thing than the thing itself. Science cannot prove to us the existence of these beings so why bother believing in them? Is ...
by Ikkyu
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What do Buddhists believe as far as morality.
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: What do Buddhists believe as far as morality.

What do Buddhists believe as far as morality. More specifically what category do they fall under when talking about morality. Which one of these does Buddhism fall under. "Moral absolutism" or "Moral relativism" if moral relativism which one, Descriptive, Meta-ethical, Normative. Then there is "Mor...
by Ikkyu
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: The Tao of Zen?
Replies: 43
Views: 8323

Re: The Tao of Zen?

Bolding 'Tao' doesn't mean anything, except to highlight that the translators chose to imply something that isn't in the original text by not just translating it as 'way' or similar. 道 doesn't imply anything uniquely Taoist. And Shanhui Fuxi actually pre-dates the Chan movement, though he's sort of...
by Ikkyu
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Epistemology
Replies: 51
Views: 5493

Re: Buddhist Epistemology

I've often wondered if the Buddhist epistemic approach is similar to the Jain one: From Wikipedia: "Although, historically, Jain authors have adopted different views on truth, the most prevalent is the system of anekantavada or "not-one-sidedness". This idea of truth is rooted in the notion that the...
by Ikkyu
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: The Tao of Zen?
Replies: 43
Views: 8323

Re: The Tao of Zen?

[quote="/johnny\"]One question might be: how could Zen NOT have any Taoist influence? Taoism was largely practiced when Zen arrived. Many Zen adherents were originally Taoist. So the odds of it having zero influence and there being no trace of Taoism in Zen is extremely small. Do we see Bon influenc...
by Ikkyu
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Epistemology
Replies: 51
Views: 5493

Buddhist Epistemology

Split from here: http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=8856" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; @ Huseng and undefineable: I can't help but feel that I'm reliving the creationists' spouting off "transcendent truths" and how they go beyond science because "science is only concer...