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by xtracorrupt
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Silent buddha
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

Re: Silent buddha

Does anybody know if a pratyekabuddha can become a samyaksambuddha?
by xtracorrupt
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Silent buddha
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

Re: Silent buddha

Jinzang wrote:Yes, the same way an arhat does. By being awakened from nirvana by a fully enlightened buddha and then completing the path.
but a pratykekabuddha is self-enlightened?
by xtracorrupt
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Silent buddha
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

Re: Silent buddha

Can a pratyekabuddha become a samyaksambuddha?
by xtracorrupt
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Silent buddha
Replies: 12
Views: 1668

Silent buddha

Does anybody know about the silent buddha, I couldn't find much information on the silent buddha online Why does one become a silent buddha instead of a buddha? Also, is there a direct way of differencing a buddha from an arhat? At what degree of self realization done by self does it take to be a bu...
by xtracorrupt
Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: ultimate state/being not "absolute" ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1663

Re: ultimate state/being not "absolute" ?

Some Mahayanist teachers say that there is nothing absolute in Buddhism, citing the law of dependent origination. My question is: Are states like Nirvana or Bodhi; are entities like Buddhas ... absolute? Or are they products of causal processes? Reason for asking: after having outlined the total ca...
by xtracorrupt
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why influence restrictive nature?
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: Why influence restrictive nature?

Is reality something other than our interpretation of it? :namaste: We can interpret reality as we desire, reality could be interpreted truthfully. Maybe, but interpretation normally requires discrimination and that is where all the problems begin. Unfortunately our discriminating minds operate bas...
by xtracorrupt
Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why influence restrictive nature?
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: Why influence restrictive nature?

gregkavarnos wrote:Is reality something other than our interpretation of it?
:namaste:
We can interpret reality as we desire, reality could be interpreted truthfully.
by xtracorrupt
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why influence restrictive nature?
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: Why influence restrictive nature?

why do we identify [with] things with restrictive qualities? Excellent question. Short answer: afflictions distort our perceptions of situations and our responses to situations, so we continue to screw up. Samsara. Perhaps because of desire for prevention? Maby we want to interpret things different...
by xtracorrupt
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why influence restrictive nature?
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Why influence restrictive nature?

We do not need to believe restriction is necessary, why do we identify things with restrictive qualities? Example: Imagine your mind desires a piece of soap to be interpreted as big, this can cause ignorance of possibilities of the soap not being big Situation observed from multiple perspectives: Ex...
by xtracorrupt
Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: stopping thought completely
Replies: 101
Views: 11909

Re: stopping thought completely

Yes, after one stops being ignorant of the possibility of one being satisfied , one can be satisfied and lose belief of needing

Try acknowledging the possibility of naturally being happy, naturally not needing a reason to be happy, consider being satisfied normality
by xtracorrupt
Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 6298

Re: Thinking

Does the thought enforce restriction, incapability?

Do not let one believe incapability is necessary, as we can do as we wish because we do not need to be restricted phenomenally
by xtracorrupt
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Luck?
Replies: 9
Views: 1282

Re: Luck?

If occurrence is unnecessary and occurrence occurs because of desire for occurrence then occurrence occurring without it's desire is impossible? It does not need to happen, therefore it must be desired? So, occurrence occurring from chance(luck) does not make sense if occurrence is dependent of desi...
by xtracorrupt
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Luck?
Replies: 9
Views: 1282

Luck?

I don't understand how luck is possible. Can somebody give me an example please?
by xtracorrupt
Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about sotapanna insight
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Question about sotapanna insight

lowlydog wrote:Nope.
Human beings have needs. :smile:
Ok, but a sotapanna doesn't need identity though, so he can't use identity as a justification for need.
by xtracorrupt
Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about sotapanna insight
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Question about sotapanna insight

When one becomes a ''sotapanna'' is it the realization that one does not actually need anything?

I was wondering this because I was wondering if one realized he had no needs and then his next desire was happiness, would he achieve only happiness?
by xtracorrupt
Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Defining sexual misconduct
Replies: 24
Views: 4798

Re: Defining sexual misconduct

Assumptions? I am a Buddhist. Buddhism says (based on the teachings of the Buddha) that samsara is a state of suffering and then splits suffering up into three categories: the suffering of suffering (dukha-dukha), the suffering of change (viparinama-dukha) and all pervasive suffering (sankhara-dukh...
by xtracorrupt
Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Defining sexual misconduct
Replies: 24
Views: 4798

Re: Defining sexual misconduct

That perspective would be dissatisfied but the sentient being causing the action would lose attachment to the dissatisfied perspective as he would be only bringing happiness therefore avoiding attachment to dissatisfaction. Want to rephrase this? It doesn't really make sense. I think a lot of what ...
by xtracorrupt
Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Defining sexual misconduct
Replies: 24
Views: 4798

Re: Defining sexual misconduct

It is true that all sexual activity is samsaric. But even in the field of samsara, some actions can be right and some wrong. Any action motivated by an intention to cause harm is wrong. Any action that can be reasonably expected to cause harm is at best unskillful, and is probably wrong. Any action...
by xtracorrupt
Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Defining sexual misconduct
Replies: 24
Views: 4798

Re: Defining sexual misconduct

If sexual misconduct is defined as sexual activity that leads to harm/suffering, then is there anything that can be considered proper sexual conduct? If certain chemicals which are released during physical intimacy create emotional attachment to the other party and, due impermanence , the other the...
by xtracorrupt
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: New & Improved treatment for various forms of cancer?
Replies: 9
Views: 3127

Re: New & Improved treatment for various forms of cancer?

There have been breakthroughs, but there media attention depends on multiple factors, including profitability. Alberta university recently discovered last year Dichloroacetic acid possible curing several forms of cancer, a pretty cheap cure. Cannabis and Cannabis Oil particularly are becoming more p...