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by Grigoris
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: omniscient? infallible?
Replies: 45
Views: 386

Re: omniscient? infallible?

Anders wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:27 pm
Luckily, I wasn't referring to said being in a literal fashion, but simply the concept of omnipotence as understood within those traditions.
Sorry for not being clear: I was trying to imply that due to His samsaric status, His powers don't even hold a candle to those of a Buddha.
by Grigoris
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: omniscient? infallible?
Replies: 45
Views: 386

Re: omniscient? infallible?

Anders wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:25 pm
That would seem to require a Abrahamic god level of omnipotence to me.
The Abrahamic God is just a samsaric being.
by Grigoris
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: omniscient? infallible?
Replies: 45
Views: 386

Re: omniscient? infallible?

Curiousity as to the beliefs held by other Buddhists. Because I believe that even a Buddha of unsurpassed perfect enlightenment is a human being and I don’t believe that a human being is capable of omniscience or infallible. And your answers? My answer is that what I believe about the issue is comp...
by Grigoris
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings to the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: greetings to the forum

Welcome Lobsang!
by Grigoris
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: omniscient? infallible?
Replies: 45
Views: 386

Re: omniscient? infallible?

clyde wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:15 pm
And to answer my own questions: no and no.
My questions are "why?" and "why?" "no and no"?
by Grigoris
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 64
Views: 1329

Re: Another day in America

A 'well regulated militia' would have an armory, with all such weapons locked, with anyone needing access having to sign them out. That is what a 'well-regulated militia' would look like. Like the Swiss model and the Greek National Guard model in border territories (according to a treaty with Turke...
by Grigoris
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Non conceptual thought
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Non conceptual thought

:good:

And on that note, given the same discussion has occurred elsewhere too and the answers here are clear and concise...
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by Grigoris
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 72
Views: 3654

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

It's all about context. You wanted to know why I considered the four criteria to be religious. And I pointed out that you think they are too. Which does prove my point. I am really not interested in playing this childish game. In conclusion, then, the Heart Sutra is not what we were told it is, but...
by Grigoris
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Emanations in Indian Religions
Replies: 123
Views: 15463

Re: Buddhist Emanations in Indian Religions

Chinnamasta is the Hindu Goddess of transformation. She is one of the Mahavidyas, the wisdom Goddesses, and is probably the most terrifying of them. She is depicted holding her own head, which she has just cut off. Learn more about Chinnamasta here Chinnamasta Shivashakti Chinnamasta is a Buddhist ...
by Grigoris
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 72
Views: 3654

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

In one you deny that your truth-criteria are religious, and in the other you affirm that this is a religious forum in which religious people discuss religious ideas and in particular religious truth criteria. So you know I'm right about this, but you want to fight about it anyway... No. I am just p...
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 64
Views: 1329

Re: Another day in America

PeterC wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:13 pm
State law yes - there are various forms of ballot initiatives that basically do this - but federal law, no.
Then it needs to start happening at a state level. When there is enough impetus, this will force change at the federal level.
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Tummo
Replies: 14
Views: 2123

Re: Tummo

The Wim Hof technique is not Tummo and one CANNOT and SHOULD NOT try to learn tummo from internet idiots.

Tummo should only be learnt from one's guru and only after passing through all the preliminaries.

Topic locked.
by Grigoris
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Start a Thanksgiving Funerary Retreat?
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: How to Start a Thanksgiving Funerary Retreat?

Question answered. Topic locked.
by Grigoris
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Start a Thanksgiving Funerary Retreat?
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: How to Start a Thanksgiving Funerary Retreat?

If you have not received specific practices for the dead, then dedicating the merit from any practice you happen to do serves as a source of merit for them, helps them to achieve liberation.
by Grigoris
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 64
Views: 1329

Re: Another day in America

What is the deal with referendums to push for changes in law, in the US? Could that be a possible avenue for "bottom-up" change?
by Grigoris
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Pure land transcending the triple realm?
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Pure land transcending the triple realm?

If you compare the qualities of Sukhavati with the qualities of the six realms individually, I think it makes it clear that it lies outside the six realms. Non-retrogression and immeasurable lifespan are the first ones that come to mind. And the fact that not even the word "suffering" (let alone th...
by Grigoris
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 64
Views: 1329

Re: Another day in America

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:26 am
The country is saturated with guns...
My refrigerator is currently packed up with food. I am hungry. But I am not going to eat, because I can't possibly eat all the food that is in there, in one go.
by Grigoris
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 2728

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

If he was, it was for our sake. So basically you rationalise the conflicting views by considering that in some cases the Buddha was bullshitting us, rather than considering that you are bullshitting yourself? You essentially put your view above that of the Buddha? Nice method. I think I'll pass tho...
by Grigoris
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2357
Views: 189026

Re: Music time

by Grigoris
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 2728

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

tatpurusa wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:46 pm
If you mean figuratively, yes.
No, I mean samsara exists infitely.
Otherwise it would be the plain negation of Bodhi.
No, it is exactly why Bodhi is 100% necessary.

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