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by futerko
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 42
Views: 991

Re: Good Old Days

Again, you’re making things far too complex. This is a great example of what I am saying - twice now you have said I am over-complicating things - why do you care about my point of view so much? I am simply saying how I view this - yet you seem to be engaging with it on some kind of "communal" leve...
by futerko
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 42
Views: 991

Re: Good Old Days

PeterC wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:45 pm
Or perhaps you think that the actions in question are OK?
Well, I do have faith in the concept of karma, and on that basis I selfishly do not wish to risk my own karma by making judgements about other's karma.

You say it is more complex, but I see it as a lot more simple! lol
by futerko
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 42
Views: 991

Re: Good Old Days

You asked what I meant, so I answered - your analysis leads to blame aimed at the individual - your own designation of 'evil' is a thoroughly subject-object oriented judgement - in this sense it is merely another product of Aristotelian metaphysics. Not my analysis. The standard view of karma which...
by futerko
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 42
Views: 991

Re: Good Old Days

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:55 pm
whoa. Left field.
well, you know, it is a good distance from the right field (cough trump cough)

I think it's not too hard to see a clear pattern emerge with Nixon, the Bushes, Caligula....

them's the good ole days
by futerko
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 20
Views: 489

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

Pure Vision is seeing anger as wisdom, the transformation as such is a transformation of one's vision , not neccesarily of the perceived properties of an emotion. Beyond that, we are treading on iffy territory here, it really would be best to ask a teacher, close Vajra singling etc. The fact that i...
by futerko
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 42
Views: 991

Re: Good Old Days

What do you mean? Again - what do you mean? Well, I think there is a case to be made that in fact various U.S. presidents have actually been very good exemplars of the current conventional view that "we" espouse. "We" here being the (philosophical) descendants of the choice made by the ancient Gree...
by futerko
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 42
Views: 991

Re: Good Old Days

No. People are not necessarily evil. Sentient beings create and exhaust positive and negative karma. Their ignorance prevents them from escaping this cycle. But they are not compelled by this existence to create negative karma. That is their choice. We should feel compassion for the suffering that ...
by futerko
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 42
Views: 991

Re: Good Old Days

But these are evil men. ...or as we call them, "men". No. People are not necessarily evil. Sentient beings create and exhaust positive and negative karma. Their ignorance prevents them from escaping this cycle. But they are not compelled by this existence to create negative karma. That is their cho...
by futerko
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Dharmakaya bodhisattvas
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Dharmakaya bodhisattvas

...and that reminded me of probably the most well known example - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanyin
by futerko
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 42
Views: 991

Re: Good Old Days

PeterC wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:40 am
But these are evil men.
...or as we call them, "men".
by futerko
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Dharmakaya bodhisattvas
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Dharmakaya bodhisattvas

There you go - the answer to your question! edit: - so, a quick search for more info got me; The Concept of the Buddha: Its Evolution from Early Buddhism to the Trikāya Theory by Guang Xing, and also this link, which gives a lot of consideration to the impact of this idea in Japanese Shingon, https:...
by futerko
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Aliens are here. And they are Buddhist.
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Aliens are here. And they are Buddhist.

Clearly a ruse orchestrated by hungry crocodiles!
by futerko
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Discrimination is self
Replies: 70
Views: 2014

Re: Discrimination is self

Therefore I said above 'these categories [existence/non-existence] do not apply from the outset'. I'm going to refer you to Nagarjuna on this one - he does use those ideas and refutes them, but he does not provide any concrete alternative - for him this was enough to posit a middle way. Depends con...
by futerko
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Discrimination is self
Replies: 70
Views: 2014

Re: Discrimination is self

SteRo wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:05 pm
Therefore I said above 'these categories [existence/non-existence] do not apply from the outset'.
I'm going to refer you to Nagarjuna on this one - he does use those ideas and refutes them, but he does not provide any concrete alternative - for him this was enough to posit a middle way.
by futerko
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samantha Meditation
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Samantha Meditation

All lineages agree that one needs a certain level of stability in shamatha. However they all disagree on what exactly that level is. There is a long running debate in the theravedan world about what it really means to accomplish the jhanas and how important that is, and if you start comparing teach...
by futerko
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samantha Meditation
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Samantha Meditation

...I also think you have a wandering "h" - (maybe spellchecker?) - because I believe it is spelled "shamatha"

I'm sure Samantha won't mind too much
by futerko
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samantha Meditation
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Samantha Meditation

personally, I would say that it doesn't take long to discover that there is no real "thoughtless state"... (hehehe)

but on the other hand, it might take a bit longer to also see that there isn't any real movement there either.

(please excuse my mischief)
by futerko
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 20
Views: 489

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

homage to the little square bracket thingy (see how it spontaneously dematerialised?)


(edit: 999 posts! - boom)
by futerko
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 20
Views: 489

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

Just as scientists put real viruses under a microscope in order to study them thoroughly, so tantra practitioners use real (not imitation) anger at generation phase(kyerim). (Judging by the comments, this is a discovery for someones). presumably they also imagine they are directing that real anger ...
by futerko
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: About transformation (The tail wags the dog 2)
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: About transformation (The tail wags the dog 2)

excellent understanding...

but, if the words are the tail and the dog is meaning, then which one of those shelters in the doghouse when it rains?

by which I mean woof woof...

no, sorry, by which I mean - haven't you placed a lot of weight on the result at the expense of the supreme method?

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