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by Aemilius
Thu May 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Akshobhya Pure Land end
Replies: 71
Views: 8528

Re: Akshobhya Pure Land end

Hi, I have not read all of the thread; but afaik one really does not need to fear of decline of Dharma in Abhirati: e.g. as I have read, Vajrasattva gives daily Ati-yoga teachings there. Among others, Milaräpa resides there and also Mipham . ¿Have you not perhaps equivacated (eastern land of Abhira...
by Aemilius
Wed May 22, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Insect karma
Replies: 40
Views: 1010

Re: Insect karma

I have been reading a book about Ants by Bert Hölldobler and E. O. Wilson . The authors say that ants and some other species of insects have evolved a higher level of social organisation that is called Eusociality . They are superior compared to the ordinary individualistic species of insects. Thus ...
by Aemilius
Tue May 21, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2582
Views: 222249

Re: Music time

by Aemilius
Sat May 18, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The new brahmin caste
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: The new brahmin caste

According to various sources a small proportion of humanity is far advanced beyond the rest of us who believe truth to be what the Great God of TV News tells us.
Here is a tiny piece from another level of reality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr-ahMY0MNo
by Aemilius
Fri May 17, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: denotation and designation in yogacara
Replies: 11
Views: 173

Re: denotation and designation in yogacara

Samjna is in Mahayana Abhidharma one of the five sarvatraga, the omnipresent mentalfactors that accompany every perceptual situation. Vasubandhu uses this standard meaning of samjna in his Trimshika karika or the Thirty verses. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_factors_(Buddhism)#Five_universal...
by Aemilius
Thu May 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2582
Views: 222249

Re: Music time

by Aemilius
Thu May 16, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karma Chakra board game
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Karma Chakra board game

another buddhist game http://www.buddhistgame.com/

wheel of life buddhist game https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/21805/buddhawheel

ascending the spiritual levels buddhist game https://www.academia.edu/2430819/Simula ... al_Levels_
by Aemilius
Mon May 13, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The new brahmin caste
Replies: 6
Views: 301

The new brahmin caste

The ufo phenomenon has created a new caste system in our modern "western" or "world" society. The real knowledge is kept secret, it is available only to those who have various degrees of the so called clearances, which correspond to initiations in the different traditional castes. Brahmins (i.e. the...
by Aemilius
Sat May 11, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Regarding Livelihood
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Regarding Livelihood

To the first question: It is impossible to make such general rules that you maybe have in mind. Each case and person has to be studied individually, the circumstances and persons vary greatly. This is a practical question, many people have faced it and have answered it by whatever they have decided ...
by Aemilius
Sat May 11, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Insect karma
Replies: 40
Views: 1010

Re: Insect karma

It is not "mostly about planting seeds". You don't need to speak on my behalf something that I have neither said nor intended.
by Aemilius
Wed May 08, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Insect karma
Replies: 40
Views: 1010

Re: Insect karma

Nevertheless, Tsele Natsok Randrol writes that even insects (and other kinds of animals) posses consciousness that experiences the mind of clear light at the moment of death, in their present forms or bodies as insects (and animals). The 8 F and 10 A presumes that only human language exists as a me...
by Aemilius
Tue May 07, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Insect karma
Replies: 40
Views: 1010

Re: Insect karma

Nevertheless, Tsele Natsok Randrol writes that even insects (and other kinds of animals) posses consciousness that experiences the mind of clear light at the moment of death, in their present forms or bodies as insects (and animals). The 8 F and 10 A presumes that only human language exists as a mea...
by Aemilius
Mon May 06, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Insect karma
Replies: 40
Views: 1010

Re: Insect karma

Sure. Which is why all beings are objects of our compassion, especially when they lack the freedoms and endowments to enter the path in their current bodies. That is a preconceived idea that may well turn out to be limited or wrong. Ants and other insects seem to have free time as much or as little...
by Aemilius
Sun May 05, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Insect karma
Replies: 40
Views: 1010

Re: Insect karma

"There is not even a very slight subtle difference between samsara and nirvana ", Nagarjuna in MulaMadhyamaka Karika. For realized beings and those further on the path, yes. [...]Ants' thoughts are often sophisticated and complex, the normal human expressions seem straightforward and crude, in comp...
by Aemilius
Sat May 04, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Insect karma
Replies: 40
Views: 1010

Re: Insect karma

"There is not even a very slight subtle difference between samsara and nirvana ", Nagarjuna in MulaMadhyamaka Karika. Do we have actual, first hand or second hand, knowledge concerning how ants and/or other insects perceive and experience the world? There are some shamans who have spoken about the w...
by Aemilius
Fri May 03, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Insect karma
Replies: 40
Views: 1010

Re: Insect karma

by Aemilius
Thu May 02, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: proof of nirvana?
Replies: 47
Views: 2481

Re: proof of nirvana?

On the contrary, self exists in the ordinary everyday meaning even for Nagarjuna and Shakyamuni, see Dhammapada chapter on Self, and MMK. Famous monks too have passports, they have the nominal, biological, genetic and legislative identity. True. On a conventional level. From the Anunatva-Apurnatva ...
by Aemilius
Thu May 02, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Insect karma
Replies: 40
Views: 1010

Re: Insect karma

Hello, I’ve heard that from a sutra, the Buddha pointed at an ant and said that it had taken rebirth continuously as an ant in the same place where the past 6 Buddhas had resided. That is infinitely long.... I’ve heard stories where animals obtained human or even heaven rebirth upon hearing the Bud...

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