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by futerko
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."
Replies: 788
Views: 38087

Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

The Buddha made extensive use of the scientific method of examining empirical evidence, and also discredited claims of things that were not obsrvable (e.g., look for where your 'self' exists can you find it in your body? outside your body? etc.) and he also (purportedly) made claims that cannot be ...
by futerko
Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Kids & precepts
Replies: 22
Views: 2088

Re: Kids & precepts

Suppose there are two people and one vows not to kill and the other makes no such vow. If neither of them kill, who is the virtuous one? The teachings clearly say that a person who makes the vow is more virtuous because it creates a special intent in their mind. By "the teachings" in this case, I m...
by futerko
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Kids & precepts
Replies: 22
Views: 2088

Re: Kids & precepts

Suppose there are two people and one vows not to kill and the other makes no such vow. If neither of them kill, who is the virtuous one? Interesting question. Personally, I think that if someone arrives at a mode of action through their own insight, then that is superior to the one who is following...
by futerko
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."
Replies: 788
Views: 38087

Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

The Buddha made extensive use of the scientific method of examining empirical evidence, and also discredited claims of things that were not obsrvable (e.g., look for where your 'self' exists can you find it in your body? outside your body? etc.) and he also (purportedly) made claims that cannot be ...
by futerko
Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: FAQ: Dzogchen Community of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
Replies: 111
Views: 11202

Re: FAQ: Dzogchen Community of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

RikudouSennin wrote:are the sgo gsum sbyang ba the same as the secret rushan?
is there a difference between the purification of 6 lokas of Jigmed Lingpa and the Longsal version?
See here - http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.ph ... =0#p132212
by futerko
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Common Anatta Question
Replies: 123
Views: 5870

Re: Common Anatta Question

"form is emptiness emptiness is form" so why would you have a problem with atta having form to begin with anyways? I don't. If it has name and form, it is nāmarūpa. edit: and if it doesn't have form, then it seems that basically what you are calling "True Self" is identical to emptiness. Which view...
by futerko
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Common Anatta Question
Replies: 123
Views: 5870

Re: Common Anatta Question

Son of Buddha wrote:"form is emptiness emptiness is form" so why would you have a problem with atta having form to begin with anyways?
I don't. If it has name and form, it is nāmarūpa.

edit: and if it doesn't have form, then it seems that basically what you are calling "True Self" is identical to emptiness.
by futerko
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Common Anatta Question
Replies: 123
Views: 5870

Re: Common Anatta Question

But Son of Buddha, your understanding is refuted in the very sutra you quote: Form, O monks, is not-self; if form were self, then form would not lead to affliction and it should obtain regarding form: 'May my form be thus, may my form not be thus'; If form were self, you would have some degree of c...
by futerko
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."
Replies: 788
Views: 38087

Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

...you don't seem to be able to discern the seriously distorted picture you are painting and the reasons why Buddhism takes a different view. :smile: I take it you speak for "Buddhism" then? ...but that he preferred to keep his focus solely on that which would relieve the afflictions when it came t...
by futerko
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."
Replies: 788
Views: 38087

Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

oh dear. cleared for take off :alien: Hi Futerko, I am sure that you would be quite surprised to learn that you could be plucked off this globe and put down in thousands of other similar planets, and not even realize that you have left home, until you try to find your family and address (which will...
by futerko
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."
Replies: 788
Views: 38087

Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

oh dear. cleared for take off :alien:
by futerko
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1001
Views: 58772

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

the possibility of abuse for one, and also the incentives of those subjects to work for the benefit of others. Surely at some level, the subjects need to have some kind of investment in their own product? There is less incentive for abuse in my model than in the democratic one, where a fear of losi...
by futerko
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Common Anatta Question
Replies: 123
Views: 5870

Re: Common Anatta Question

do you believe that nirvana is somehow real, existing outside the mind? It's just pure appearance to a pure mind. It isn't a matter if nirvana "existing" anywhere, inside or outside the mind. Nirvana is awareness arising in perfect clarity. Mind is merely the experience of that clarity free of delu...
by futerko
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."
Replies: 788
Views: 38087

Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

Richard Dawkins - voted the World's Number One public intellectual in a magazine poll recently - is on the record as saying that human creative abilities such as art and culture - and really, science ought to be included in this - are really just the by-products of the fortuitous development of a l...
by futerko
Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1001
Views: 58772

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

It seems to me that if the subjects are not the shareholders, this raises a number of issues - the possibility of abuse for one, and also the incentives of those subjects to work for the benefit of others. Surely at some level, the subjects need to have some kind of investment in their own product?
by futerko
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1001
Views: 58772

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

Basically Zhen Li, it sounds what you are saying is that the people should be the shareholders, which is a kind of communist utopia. Which in theory works great, but how to implement such a model?
by futerko
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The arrogance of economists!
Replies: 25
Views: 2509

Re: The arrogance of economists!

:tongue:
by futerko
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The arrogance of economists!
Replies: 25
Views: 2509

Re: The arrogance of economists!

omg, the comparative information about the state of the economy, and what economists think is reality maybe scientific, insensitive, deluded, scientific fact, clueless, or lies depending on your POV. What is so... do you know what it is like not to have enough money to wash your clothes at the laun...
by futerko
Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Introductory Book on Tibetan Buddhism - especially Kagyu
Replies: 14
Views: 1831

Re: Introductory Book on Tibetan Buddhism - especially Kagyu

I found Gampopa's "Jewel Ornament of Liberation" to be a good introductory text for those wanting to acquaint themselves with the foundations of Kagyu practice without the introductory preamble. This one here. The bible of Kagyu practice. http://www.amnyitrulchung.org/teachings/materials/pdf/Gampop...
by futerko
Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."
Replies: 788
Views: 38087

Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

not only are all arguments about the nature of reality flawed, but so are all descriptions. what the lady said. It is not a description, it is intended as a proof that there can be a Real that is beyond all predicates. Simply put, if one can think of a real beyond all predicates, there is a real be...