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by pueraeternus
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 476
Views: 14242

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Norwegian wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:38 am
Greg is talking about the other kind of cock, the penis kind.
gasp *clutches pearls*
by pueraeternus
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 32
Views: 882

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

Not quite - the Trikaya predated Maitreyanath as well. For example, in the Lankavatara, the Sambhogakaya is known as the Nisyandabuddha. What I said was, " the doctrine of three kāyas which was first systematized by Maitreyanatha." This systemization was his elaboration. There is no doubt sambhogak...
by pueraeternus
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 476
Views: 14242

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Depends if you could persuade the cops that it was a religious object. Dildo Khyentse ? Tell them you are going to a Maheshvara empowerment. LOTR had a large wooden cock, which belonged to Dudjom Rinpoche, it was handed to me to give blessings with during an empowerment. Like this one? https://4.im...
by pueraeternus
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 32
Views: 882

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

In reality, the most important contributions of the Yogacara school was not the doctrine of mind-only, but rather, the doctrine of three kāyas which was first systematized by Maitreyanatha. There are many other important contributions as well, such as the eight consciousness model, Buddhist epistem...
by pueraeternus
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 32
Views: 882

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

In reality, the most important contributions of the Yogacara school was not the doctrine of mind-only, but rather, the doctrine of three kāyas which was first systematized by Maitreyanatha. There are many other important contributions as well, such as the eight consciousness model, Buddhist epistem...
by pueraeternus
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Tiantai Meditation

For an introduction to the basics of Tiantai meditation, Ven Dharmamitra's 2 books "The Essentials of Buddhist Meditation" and "The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime" is a good place to start: http://www.kalavinka.org/.
by pueraeternus
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wiccan arts and the Mahayana
Replies: 65
Views: 884

Re: Officially being a Wiccan and pure lander

You may never have much spectacular success in Wicca. Frankly speaking, for all the effort put into it, what you get out of it is not worth a fraction of what you put into Dharma practice. Practicing Dharma guarantees a positive effect, but practicing Wicca does not. It can be, but chances are not t...
by pueraeternus
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wiccan arts and the Mahayana
Replies: 65
Views: 884

Re: Officially being a Wiccan and pure landek

You cannot achieve much mastery in Wicca as a hobby. If you do so, you can at most be not too bad at divination, but that's it. If you want to truly have some achievement in magick, you will have to do a lot of preliminary practice every day and learn all the basics. Then maybe some of your spells ...
by pueraeternus
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wiccan arts and the Mahayana
Replies: 65
Views: 884

Re: Officially being a Wiccan and pure lander

You cannot achieve much mastery in Wicca as a hobby. If you do so, you can at most be not too bad at divination, but that's it. If you want to truly have some achievement in magick, you will have to do a lot of preliminary practice every day and learn all the basics. Then maybe some of your spells w...
by pueraeternus
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wiccan arts and the Mahayana
Replies: 65
Views: 884

Re: Officially being a Wiccan and pure lander

What do you really want to achieve in Wicca? Do you want to be able to perform magick, or you like the idea of being in a coven and don't really need to achieve any mastery? If the first, then you can't really do it as a hobby or part time, since it takes a lot of study and effort to develop those a...
by pueraeternus
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 15410

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

(On the basis of the Buddha's teaching in the Lankavatara Sutra) Some schools equate the Tathagatagarbha with the Alayavijnana (which they claim is intrinsically pure) and thus the basis, or cause, of all wholesome actions. Some schools? Which schools? Can you name some for me? Not really, no. "Som...
by pueraeternus
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Indigenizing Dharma
Replies: 135
Views: 5699

Re: Indigenizing Dharma

Someone who is always knocking down "lesser" paths is a sign of low realization. The inability to discern a correct path from a wrong path and a higher path from a lower path is a form of ignorance. By your reasoning, it is also incorrect to state that nonBuddhist paths do not lead to any realizati...
by pueraeternus
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva questions
Replies: 45
Views: 3160

Re: Vajrasattva questions

Thanks, Malcolm. :reading: In East Asia, this tantra is titled the Vajrasekhara Sutra. You can find it translated in BDK's Two Esoteric Sutras: http://www.bdkamerica.org/book/two-esoteric-sutras No. the Vajrasekhara Tantra (Sūtra) is a different text. From the BDK link, the Sanskrit name matches th...
by pueraeternus
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrasattva questions
Replies: 45
Views: 3160

Re: Vajrasattva questions

Bumping this thread as i didn't want to start another topic. I'm looking for information about the root Tantra of Vajrasattva and the origin of the 100 syllable mantra and i'm strugling to find any original texts or detailed accounts other than the root tantra's name, Dorje Gyan, or Vajra Ornament....
by pueraeternus
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Movies you have watched a lot of times.
Replies: 56
Views: 4447

Re: Movies you have watched a lot of times.

Not a movie, but I watched Sci-fi's Dune series a few times.

Also, Jerome Bixby's "Last Man from Earth".
by pueraeternus
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chomsky on Lesser Evil Voting
Replies: 43
Views: 3076

Re: Chomsky on Lesser Evil Voting

I tried to read the article but have comprehension challenges with dense prose. Interesting thread in any case :emb: What he is saying is that in essence, there are real world consequences in elections. If one votes only as a form of self-expression, and totally ignore the real world consequences, ...
by pueraeternus
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chomsky on Lesser Evil Voting
Replies: 43
Views: 3076

Re: Chomsky on Lesser Evil Voting

I tried to read the article but have comprehension challenges with dense prose. Interesting thread in any case :emb: What he is saying is that in essence, there are real world consequences in elections. If one votes only as a form of self-expression, and totally ignore the real world consequences, ...
by pueraeternus
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chomsky on Lesser Evil Voting
Replies: 43
Views: 3076

Re: Chomsky on Lesser Evil Voting

Sadhu sadhu!

Thank goodness for Prof Chomsky talking some sense into the Bernie Bros.
by pueraeternus
Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dhyana in Zen
Replies: 49
Views: 5710

Re: Dhyana in Zen

Silent illumination is like a form of conjoined dhyana and vipashyana. I understand that Silent illumination and Shikantaza combine shamatha and vipashyana. What is the relationship between dhyana and shamatha? In most contexts dhyana and shamatha refer to the same goal - absorption or meditative s...
by pueraeternus
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dhyana in Zen
Replies: 49
Views: 5710

Re: Dhyana in Zen

The Ten Oxherding Pictures suggest a graduated approach in Zen. Is it possible that these have a correspondence with levels of Dhyana? The equivalent Nine Stages of Tranquility found in the in the Mahamudra tradition (depicting an elephant instead of an ox) definitely illustrate a graduation of med...