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by Grigoris
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 927

Re: Observation = Ego?

SN 22.59 PTS: S iii 66 CDB i 901 Anatta-lakkhana Sutta: The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic translated from the Pali by Ñanamoli Thera © 1993 Thus I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was living at Benares, in the Deer Park at Isipatana (the Resort of Seers). There he addressed the bhik...
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 927

Re: Observation = Ego?

I am going to say it one more time:

There is no ego.

There is an IDEA of an ego projected onto the five skhanda.

That is what we grasp at. The idea.

That is what we cherish: The idea.

That is what all the Buddhist teachers teach.
by Grigoris
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 927

Re: Observation = Ego?

I was meditating today and I observed a thought that arised it was "I see that" I'm making an identification here and it starts with "I" does this interject the ego (7th consciousness) because I use the identification of "I" or is it only the mind (6th consciousness) saying "this is observed" Does ...
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 266
Views: 17232

Re: Existence

This one has veered way off topic and nothing particularly valuable is being said so...
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 927

Re: Observation = Ego?

So, to sum up and answer the original question "Observation = Ego?". No, PERCEPTION =/= Ego. Perception (sanna/samja) is just one of the skandha that we project the idea of "self" onto. It is not self/ego, because there is no actual self/ego, just an idea projected onto some physical and mental proc...
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: what Torma tradition?
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: what Torma tradition?

conebeckham wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:12 am
Sometimes, there are offerings "missing"--say, Argham but no PAydam (Drinking water but not washing water)...
I have noticed that in some sadhana. Is it possible for you to explain why?

Thanks Cone!
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 927

Re: Observation = Ego?

PS Not a single one of the sources you linked to are primary (Sutta, Sutra, Tantra).

PPS Some of the sources you linked to argue against the idea of the existence of an ego. Yes, they mention the word, but...

PPPS Some of the sources you linked to are extremely dubious.
by Grigoris
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 927

Re: Observation = Ego?

I'm not going to provide anymore sources to you because you will just go ahead and ignorantly reject them like the last time I did. No. You are not going to provide any Sutta, Sutra or Tantra sources talking about the Ego, because there aren't any. That's why you are not going to provide them. Beca...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 927

Re: Observation = Ego?

Yes there is Ego in Buddhism.. Nonsense. It's about Getting rid of the Ego.. No it is not. Buddhism aims at erradicating ignorance. The Buddha acknowledges that people have an Ego and we need to deal with it. Source? Sutta, Sutra or Tantra? You comparing this to a soul is irrelevant. The Buddha tau...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: "Secret Wisdom"
Replies: 16
Views: 302

Re: "Secret Wisdom"

I know the value of lung. And as I said above, I can not even tell if I have the lung unless I can locate it in the larger body of literature. CC It was unclear to me what you meant by "context" in the opening statement. Generally, when people talk about context in terms of Tantra, my mind goes str...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question on the Amitabha mantra
Replies: 25
Views: 2523

Re: Question on the Amitabha mantra

If Amitabha is an emanated aspect of Dharmakaya, why cannot Guru Rinpoche also be a visible attribute of Amitabha? One is a nirmanakaya in relation to dharmakaya and Guru Rinpoche a lesser nirmanakaya of Amitabha nirmanakaya. If Chenrezi can be both the buddha of compassion and the bodhisattva of c...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: what Torma tradition?
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: what Torma tradition?

The teacher I follow says that wrathful offerings should be done in the opposite direction: You start with music and work towards the right to washing water.
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: "Secret Wisdom"
Replies: 16
Views: 302

Re: "Secret Wisdom"

This is why I don't participate more here. My question was clearly not about practice. I was clearly and explicitly asking about the context of these texts. Which is really a historical-literary question. They aren't in the standard lists of root tantras of semde, longde or upadesha. I don't know i...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies
Replies: 49
Views: 1420

Re: Animal Activist: Let Mosquitoes Bite You As They Are "Mothers" Trying To Feed Their Babies

A French television presenter is making international headlines for urging people to allow mosquitoes to bite them... "There is good reason to have a bad conscience if you kill a mosquito" Easy for him to say, mosquitos in France won’t give you malaria, dengue and Japanese encephalitis. Or perhaps ...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question on the Amitabha mantra
Replies: 25
Views: 2523

Re: Question on the Amitabha mantra

This is just speculation: since Tulku Thondup mentions (in glossary of Peaceful Death ) that Amitabha is the nirmanakaya aspect, Amitayus is the sambhogakaya aspect, perhaps Amideva refers to the dharmakaya root? Are you sure? From oral instructions I have received Amitabha is the Dharmakaya aspect...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question on the Amitabha mantra
Replies: 25
Views: 2523

Re: Question on the Amitabha mantra

Just a question on the Amitabha mantra. The most common one is Om Amideva Hrih. However I also read it by Tulku Thondup Rinpoche as Om Amitabha Hrih. This is just speculation: since Tulku Thondup mentions (in glossary of Peaceful Death ) that Amitabha is the nirmanakaya aspect, Amitayus is the samb...
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Brahma and Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Brahma and Tibetan Buddhism

And my last addition to this discussion:

http://max-tibetanbuddhism.blogspot.com ... ngspa.html


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So, yes there is Brahma in Tibetan Buddhism and he does matter.

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