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by Vajrasvapna
Mon May 28, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 18
Views: 1597

Re: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?

What is karma? Karma is a concept of pre-Buddhist origin, you don't have a single view about karma. In Mahayana, you have the casual Madhyamaka viewing and the phenomenological Yogacara viewing. That kind of Manichean viewing about karma is not truly part of any Indian Buddhist school, in one pali ...
by Vajrasvapna
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Karma explain everything.
Replies: 58
Views: 4878

Re: Does Karma explain everything.

HI Terrible things can happen to people in their lives so my question is: are these events always the result of past karma? Isn't it possible that some events simply happen of their own accord without having to refer to a transgression of some universal moral code? :thanks: The common way how peopl...
by Vajrasvapna
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gradual vs. Nongradual
Replies: 131
Views: 12459

Re: Gradual vs. Nongradual

That is still not a positive affirmation, and also, Della Santina has it a little wrong. The controversy is over how to negate non-Buddhists, which Bhavaviveka started by rejecting Buddhapalita's consequential argument when the latter rejected Samkhya origination from self. I was not talking about ...
by Vajrasvapna
Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gradual vs. Nongradual
Replies: 131
Views: 12459

Re: Gradual vs. Nongradual

PorkChop wrote: Thanks for clearing that up. I really appreciate the references, I'll make sure to check them out as soon as I can!
:D I also recommend the articles of Douglas Duckworth about Mipham Rinpoche.
by Vajrasvapna
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gradual vs. Nongradual
Replies: 131
Views: 12459

Re: Gradual vs. Nongradual

Sorry I am only interested in India. Tibetans, Chinese, and Japanese are secondary sources. Ok so. Four links with many text about Yogacara in Indian: 1 , 2 , 3 and 4 . You also may read the book "The continuity of madhyamaka and yogacara in Indian Mahayana" by Ian Charles Harris He asserts that wh...
by Vajrasvapna
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gradual vs. Nongradual
Replies: 131
Views: 12459

Re: Gradual vs. Nongradual

Sherlock wrote:Would it be far to say that by the 9th century Yogacara pretty much died out as a separate school?
In fact, it continued in China and Japan. You may read the book 'Living Yogacara by Tagawa shun’ei and Charles Muller'.
by Vajrasvapna
Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Four Noble Truth of Grumpiness
Replies: 1
Views: 644

The Four Noble Truth of Grumpiness

http://images3.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_3156044_9144919_1425381116.jpg The Grumpy cat Buddha said: "The Four Noble Truth of Grumpiness are: The truth of Grumpiness; The truth of the origin of Grumpiness; The truth of the cessation of Grumpiness; The truth of the path, the way to liberation ...
by Vajrasvapna
Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gradual vs. Nongradual
Replies: 131
Views: 12459

Re: Gradual vs. Nongradual

So, on the contrary, "Nāgārjuna" argues in this text that indeed buddhahood arises from causes. A quotations from another text attributed to Nagarjuna clarifies the topic: "By him who speaks only to help beings, It was said that all beings Have arisen from the conception of I And are enveloped with...
by Vajrasvapna
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Science of Paranormal Research
Replies: 1
Views: 490

The Science of Paranormal Research

I'm sharing a video about Paranormal Research, it is possible to find the other parts in Youtube.
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by Vajrasvapna
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China says Dalai Lama 'profanes' Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 1847

Re: China says Dalai Lama 'profanes' Buddhism

(Reuters) - Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader political and a... the Dalai Lama is profaning Buddhism by suggesting that he will not be reincarnated when he dies, the Chinese-appointed governor of Tibet said on Monday, in some of China's strongest comments to date on the subject. I thought he profane...
by Vajrasvapna
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Debunking the Myth of Human Selfishness
Replies: 0
Views: 580

Debunking the Myth of Human Selfishness

I'm share some articles about compassion from a evolutionary and mathematical point of view: Debunking the Myth of Human Selfishness #3: E.O. Wilson's Theory of Altruism: Shakes Up Understanding of Evolution Social scientists build case for 'survival of the kindest' https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg....
by Vajrasvapna
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Bought: The Truth Behind Vaccines, Big Pharma & Your Food
Replies: 33
Views: 4364

Re: Bought: The Truth Behind Vaccines, Big Pharma & Your Foo

If you compare these two risks at backfire (there are tons of statistics to draw from), then it is clear that the vaccination poses by far the smaller risk of the two (plus you interrupt a potential epidemic). It is not understandable how people can ignore this except by ignorance or misinformation...
by Vajrasvapna
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Bought: The Truth Behind Vaccines, Big Pharma & Your Food
Replies: 33
Views: 4364

Re: Bought: The Truth Behind Vaccines, Big Pharma & Your Foo

GMO and vaccines have nothing at all to with each other. Both affect people's health and cause permanent damage. And whatever trace elements of toxic material that vaccines contain are as nothing compared to the endotoxins and ectotoxins released by the smallpox or polio virus or the tuberculosis a...
by Vajrasvapna
Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Bought: The Truth Behind Vaccines, Big Pharma & Your Food
Replies: 33
Views: 4364

Re: Bought: The Truth Behind Vaccines, Big Pharma & Your Foo

Couldn't view the movie but vaccines have brought a lot of good to the world. Almost all medical procedures have some risk. The film and the course I shared are not really against vaccination, but explaining the associated risks and that some vaccines were not well researched and may contain toxic ...
by Vajrasvapna
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Bought: The Truth Behind Vaccines, Big Pharma & Your Food
Replies: 33
Views: 4364

Bought: The Truth Behind Vaccines, Big Pharma & Your Food

The link to a video about the risks of vaccination, which will continue free until March 6: https://www.boughtmovie.net/free-viewin ... AFFID=NONE

I recommend this course to anyone who wants information on vaccination: https://www.udemy.com/vaccines-demystif ... Ch9nH2v1rV
by Vajrasvapna
Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gradual vs. Nongradual
Replies: 131
Views: 12459

Re: Gradual vs. Nongradual

nd your point being…what? That somehow Dudjom Rinpoche's magnum opus is an epic fail because he declines to give lip service to other usages of the term? Really? REALLY? You should not have so much attachment to Dudjom Rinpoche and his teachings; but you should remember that the only goal of Buddhi...
by Vajrasvapna
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gradual vs. Nongradual
Replies: 131
Views: 12459

Re: Gradual vs. Nongradual

Simple Shentong view is that all apparent phenomena are self-empty and ultimate reality is other-empty. Virtually all Shentongpas say that (except maybe Jonangpas). Saying that ultimate reality is other-empty at all is holding the Shentong view. That idea is specifically rejected by Nagarjuna's tet...
by Vajrasvapna
Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gradual vs. Nongradual
Replies: 131
Views: 12459

Re: Gradual vs. Nongradual

I never said that anyone had to accept Dudjom R.'s opinion. What I have tried to say is that they should respect it as a valid perspective. There's always going to be opposing views. Okay, then. But I did not claim that he should not be respected. I noticed that I misunderstood something you said. ...
by Vajrasvapna
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gradual vs. Nongradual
Replies: 131
Views: 12459

Re: Gradual vs. Nongradual

If a Nyingmapa from Kham and a Nyingmapa from Mindrolling meet each other they can't say "Oh, my master says xxx" if the other Nyingmapa is not a student of that same master. They both have to refer to Rongzompa or Longchenpa. This is true, to the west the Dujdom Rinpoche's lineage is the Nyingma s...
by Vajrasvapna
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Gradual vs. Nongradual
Replies: 131
Views: 12459

Re: Gradual vs. Nongradual

The Nyingma tradition does not have a defined leadership hierarchy, this means that you can not really say what is the vision of the Nyingma school. Dujdom Rinpoche's arguments are not satisfactory to me. and You should read Duckworth's books and articles. Lol, you don't accept Dudjom R. as an auth...

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