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by Aemilius
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Buddhist prayer...
Replies: 25
Views: 4932

Re: Buddhist prayer...

Wishing prayer, dedication of merit, and aspiration are all forms of projecting a future state of affairs, projecting a future sequence of events. Thus all kinds of things in the present society are kinds of wishing prayer. They project a future, they also project a present image or state of affairs...
by Aemilius
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Helpful Devadatta?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Helpful Devadatta?

by Aemilius
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2022
Views: 167900

Re: Music time

by Aemilius
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Favorite Madhyamika Book
Replies: 15
Views: 647

Re: Favorite Madhyamika Book

Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way,

same with Candrakirti's commentary, Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path
by Aemilius
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ignorance of Ignorance
Replies: 22
Views: 671

Re: Ignorance of Ignorance

I'm not saying that Eastern teachings are not philosophical. It's just that strictly speaking the term 'philosophy' designates the tradition descending from the Greeks. Darśana and other Sanskrit terms might have an equivalent meaning to 'philosophy' but there are ideas or principles in Buddhist an...
by Aemilius
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ignorance of Ignorance
Replies: 22
Views: 671

Re: Ignorance of Ignorance

It is not true that philosophy is only a European tradition. At the time of Buddha and preceding him, there were the "heterodox" schools of thought and practice, that were called Shramanas, who can be called philosophers in the true sense, from the point of view of Brahmanism. There is a good book E...
by Aemilius
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2022
Views: 167900

Re: Music time

Indian bass player Mohini Dey



by Aemilius
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: On Buddhism and Nominalism
Replies: 57
Views: 5471

Re: On Buddhism and Nominalism

Where do you get that definition from? here . I think the explanation is wrong when it claims that the dependent nature does the projecting, which is an astonishing idea! Here is what the Bhagavan says in the Lankavatara sutra , in the translation of D.T. Suzuki. Here parikalpita is called false di...
by Aemilius
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: On Buddhism and Nominalism
Replies: 57
Views: 5471

Re: On Buddhism and Nominalism

Where do you get that definition from? It sounds like parinispanna & parikalpita combined, it is not what mere parikalpita is.
by Aemilius
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: On Buddhism and Nominalism
Replies: 57
Views: 5471

Re: On Buddhism and Nominalism

Mark Siderits writes that it is easy to see that the universal corresponds to the parikalpita of yogacara, and the particular corresponds to the paratantra.
I.e. they corresponds to imaginary nature and the dependent nature.

In Apoha: Buddhist Nominalism and the Human Condition, by Mark Siderits
by Aemilius
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sambhogakaya buddhafields
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Sambhogakaya buddhafields

Gandavyuha sutra is tells the story of the spiritual journey of the Youth Sudhana, who on his journey meets 54 enlightened teachers. The journey takes place in Jambudvipa, but it has many fantastic features, that we don't normally see nowadays in our world. The events on Sudhana's journey have been...
by Aemilius
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sarlo's Guru Rating Service
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: Sarlo's Guru Rating Service

Don't take it too seriously. There is a lot of work behind it, I am sure. The sheer number of the gurus is stunning. Hundreds of them, whom I have never heard of, or maybe even close to one thousand. There is a message in their number, and in the attitude and treatment of them. You could never do th...
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sambhogakaya buddhafields
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Sambhogakaya buddhafields

The male vs female distinction becomes gradually more refined and more subtle in the kamaloka heavens, there are four or six grades of this refinement. The teaching about the qualities of the kamaloka devas is found in the Abhidharmakosa of Vasubandhu, and in the Shurangama Sutra , it is also quite ...
by Aemilius
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sambhogakaya buddhafields
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Sambhogakaya buddhafields

The problem is solved by there being worldly dhyanas and transcendental dhyanas. The pure-realms (sudhavasa) exist also in the Sravakayana literature, they are inhabited by non-retuners and arahats . In the Sravakayana-abhidharma the pure-realms exist side by side with the realms of worldly dhyanas....
by Aemilius
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sambhogakaya buddhafields
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Sambhogakaya buddhafields

A common way to understand Sambhogakaya is to see it as a form-body that manifests in the dhyana realms, which are equal to the deva realms or the realms of form. There are also deva realms that are in the desire realm, but which are higher than the human realm. For example the realm of Buddha Maitr...
by Aemilius
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sambhogakaya buddhafields
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Sambhogakaya buddhafields

Planet Earth is vijñapti according to the yogacara/cittamatra, see for example the works of Vasubandhu.
The three realms are merely mind, says Lankavatara sutra.
by Aemilius
Wed May 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2022
Views: 167900

Re: Music time

by Aemilius
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 4324

Re: Collective karma

Coming back to the original question, Vasubandhu defines and describes collective karma in an old thread, see : https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=10766
by Aemilius
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: (Why) Did the Buddha grief his family?
Replies: 14
Views: 832

Re: (Why) Did the Buddha grief his family?

Hello, [...] So why did he go into the forest (to hide?) after the death of the Shakya clan and saying he felt empty after the deaths of Sariputra and Maugdalayana? The Buddha didn't say that he "felt empty". He said ( Ukkacela Sutta , emphasis mine): "Bhikkhus, this assembly appears to me empty no...

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