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by Aemilius
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mental Body in Divine Realms
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Mental Body in Divine Realms

The Gandharva/Gandhabba refers to the body in the intermediate state (antarabhava), in the sutras. Mental-Body (namakaya) refers to the form or body in the nidana of mental formations (samskara), see the Vishuddhimagga XIV.133 . There is a discussion about the skandhas in the deva-realms and other f...
by Aemilius
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Mahashri Sutra
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: The Mahashri Sutra

Goddess Shri is known in japanese buddhism as Kisshoten https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kissh%C5%8Dten
by Aemilius
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Mahashri Sutra
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: The Mahashri Sutra

I don't know the Mahashri sutra, but in the Sutra of Golden Light there is chapter devoted to the Goddess Shri, https://sutraofgoldenlight.net/2017/07/ ... ddess-sri/
by Aemilius
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which heavens correspond
Replies: 21
Views: 655

Re: Which heavens correspond

What I meant with the comparison of heavens to Africa is that a person might have been in Egypt for while, another could have spent 10 years in the harbor area of a coastal town of Morocco, third one could have visited the Ivory coast, the fourth person could haven been in Zimbabwe, and so on.. The ...
by Aemilius
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My explanation of emptiness
Replies: 71
Views: 1404

Re: My explanation of emptiness

(etc. Nagarjuna goes on to point out that positing an essence would mean that things are static, but this is self evidently impossible.) Turning to matter, Chapter Five of MMK is relevant: What he is saying is, if a thing is not perceived, it does not exist. Nagarjuna is not saying that, Nagarjuna ...
by Aemilius
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dutch invention for cleaning up the oceans
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Dutch invention for cleaning up the oceans

Even more important is that no one throws any kind of trash or plastic in the rivers to start with. How could that be achieved and accomplished?
by Aemilius
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My explanation of emptiness
Replies: 71
Views: 1404

Re: My explanation of emptiness

(etc. Nagarjuna goes on to point out that positing an essence would mean that things are static, but this is self evidently impossible.) Turning to matter, Chapter Five of MMK is relevant: Prior to a characteristic of space There is not the slightest space. If it arose prior to the characteristic T...
by Aemilius
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which heavens correspond
Replies: 21
Views: 655

Re: Which heavens correspond

I don't mean to say that you do not have the courage to live for 100 million or 200 million years, or more. 200 million years is the time it takes for a mountain to weather down to the ground level. If you can imagine living for 100 000 million years, that may be likened to a permanent achievement. ...
by Aemilius
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dutch invention for cleaning up the oceans
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Dutch invention for cleaning up the oceans

Hi! I looked at the picture search of Boyan Slat, there are lots. You can also see him in a three piece suit with a tie, this "semi-informal and relaxed" look is definitely better, I think anyway.
Does it not raise any other thoughts? About humanity or something?
by Aemilius
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which heavens correspond
Replies: 21
Views: 655

Re: Which heavens correspond

It would be a pure land, heaven is presided by god itself, is outside space and time, it can`t be any realm within samsara, God itself is omnipotent and in posession of the three bodies, the Dharmakaya being equal with the "Father", Sambhogakaya with the "holy spirit" and Nirmanakaya with "the son"...
by Aemilius
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My explanation of emptiness
Replies: 71
Views: 1404

Re: My explanation of emptiness

You cannot seriously doubt whether the atoms that make up the porridge you eat exist before your consumption of the porridge or not. It is not even "faith", it is considered to be a fact, normally. And still buddhist masters have declared matter or its particles to be without true existence. How do...
by Aemilius
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My explanation of emptiness
Replies: 71
Views: 1404

Re: My explanation of emptiness

You cannot seriously doubt whether the atoms that make up the porridge you eat exist before your consumption of the porridge or not. It is not even "faith", it is considered to be a fact, normally. And still buddhist masters have declared matter or its particles to be without true existence. How do...
by Aemilius
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which heavens correspond
Replies: 21
Views: 655

Re: Which heavens correspond

Christians talk about a heaven. If we were to map that onto buddhist cosmology, which heaven would that be? How about the christian hell? thank you It would be a pure land, heaven is presided by god itself, is outside space and time, it can`t be any realm within samsara, God itself is omnipotent an...
by Aemilius
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My explanation of emptiness
Replies: 71
Views: 1404

Re: My explanation of emptiness

I feel that people over intellectualize Sunyata . We take the translation of Lord Nagarjuna , without being there, live, with Him as a Teacher giving a lecture, and we run with it in a very fixed conventional way of looking at the world. The point is usually missed. The point of the teaching from L...
by Aemilius
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My explanation of emptiness
Replies: 71
Views: 1404

Re: My explanation of emptiness

Conventional reality is habitual to such an extent that it is never doubted. I would not say that. You cannot seriously doubt whether the atoms that make up the porridge you eat exist before your consumption of the porridge or not. I would not say that because I can seriously doubt that. It is not ...
by Aemilius
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My explanation of emptiness
Replies: 71
Views: 1404

Re: My explanation of emptiness

You cannot seriously doubt whether the atoms that make up the porridge you eat exist before your consumption of the porridge or not. Well, actually, I don't know that the porridge I eat is made up of atoms, at all. I don't know when I first learned about atoms, but I kind of recall studying this in...
by Aemilius
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My explanation of emptiness
Replies: 71
Views: 1404

Re: My explanation of emptiness

How do atoms, ions and molecules exist? An ion is a kind of atom or molecule that has a positive or negative charge. An atom is a primary, relatively stable, particle of matter which is in turn made up of protons, electrons and neutrons. Molecules are combinations of bonded atoms. Do they exist? Fr...
by Aemilius
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My explanation of emptiness
Replies: 71
Views: 1404

Re: My explanation of emptiness

take a bell. first the ore had to be mined and smelted ..then formed into a bell then tuned.. take any of these components out of the picture and it did not happen..it only happened due to a multitude of factors.. so the bell is empty of inherent existence..and yet it is here we can feel see and he...
by Aemilius
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Call for prayers for peace
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Call for prayers for peace

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance
(John Lennon)

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