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by haha
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra
Replies: 209
Views: 6294

Re: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra

Well, there is the fact that no sutra mentions this word, “mahamudra.” The position Astus produced is based on cherry picked citations that do not take into consideration the whole text being cited. 17. 86 “ ‘It is the seal of the nature of all phenomena. It is the transmission of a quintillion sūt...
by haha
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra
Replies: 209
Views: 6294

Re: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra

It may give light on some assertions. First, it is the basis of the primary approach to training in samadhi used at the major spiritual establishments of the Karma Kagyu lineage . There the main meditation is on the nature of Mahamudra. The pith instructions on Mahamudra are found in the Tantra of t...
by haha
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness is pure
Replies: 71
Views: 1909

Re: emptiness is pure

It is said that twin miracle (Yamaka Pratiharya) can be demonstrated only by Tathagata; he can use two elements simultaneously in meditative absorption. But other can use only one element. This was what I heard in my earlier phase while starting the Buddhism. Inner emptiness indeed does not contradi...
by haha
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness is pure
Replies: 71
Views: 1909

Re: emptiness is pure

On terms of these specific versions, T255 is translated by a Ven Fǎchéng during the early Tang and is apparently translated from a Tibetan version. If it is translated from Tibetan, that latter was based on a Sanskrit text, unless the translation is specifically identified as being based on a Chine...
by haha
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra
Replies: 209
Views: 6294

Re: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra

Here are some supports for above argument: It seems that Gampopa distinguished Sutra from Tantra Mahamudra, the latter requiring empowerment (abhiseka), the former not. He had accordingly a special method of teaching Sutra Mahamudra. The Blue Annals [BA 459] states (Roerich’s translation): Now the v...
by haha
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness is pure
Replies: 71
Views: 1909

Re: emptiness is pure

In your provided quote, it says, “all phenomena bear the mark of Emptiness” I hope you don't mind me stepping in , but this is a translation from Chinese likely. "Bear the marks of emptiness" is the Venerable's translation for 空相. "Bears" is an English word the Venerable has added to aid in the rea...
by haha
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness is pure
Replies: 71
Views: 1909

Re: emptiness is pure

Ok, but why is what is empty called pure? Surely it is beyond ideas of purity and impurity. The Heart Sutra : Listen Sariputra, all phenomena bear the mark of Emptiness; their true nature is the nature of no Birth no Death, no Being no Non-being, no Defilement no Purity, no Increasing no Decreasing...
by haha
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness is pure
Replies: 71
Views: 1909

Re: emptiness is pure

Ok, but why is what is empty called pure? Surely it is beyond ideas of purity and impurity. The Heart Sutra : Listen Sariputra, all phenomena bear the mark of Emptiness; their true nature is the nature of no Birth no Death, no Being no Non-being, no Defilement no Purity, no Increasing no Decreasing...
by haha
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 4531

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

The practice of Shamatha or Tranquility is how to calm down coarse thoughts and kleshas and the practice of Vipashyana or insight is how to see the nature of your mind just as it is and in that way eradicate defects and increase qualities. From above provided link: Bringing Obstacles to the Path Al...
by haha
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: is the Cessation of feeling (Vedana)desirable?
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: is the Cessation of feeling (Vedana)desirable?

also how do we have compassion for beings,if we feel nothing for them? The sutra/sutta you are talking about is in the context of Nirvana. Most people have only idea about bliss that is generated by rubbing some organs. However, there are various kinds of bliss. Here is an example. When someone fee...
by haha
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: tibet dieteis are real or story
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: tibet dieteis are real or story

Rob Preece, (2006), The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra This sounds wrong, and doesn't even sound like it's coming from a 'Tibetan' perspective at all. Sorry for misrepresenting him by quoting here. It is better to read whole book. "What here was quoted" is quoted for responding the original post (wi...
by haha
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: tibet dieteis are real or story
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: tibet dieteis are real or story

One needs to distinguish between deity for meditation (Yidam) and meditation on bodhisattvas. A prospective from sutta: "Mahanama, you should develop this recollection of the devas while you are walking, while you are standing, while you are sitting, while you are lying down, while you are busy at ...
by haha
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is the link between Karuna and Yeshe
Replies: 16
Views: 777

Re: What is the link between Karuna and Yeshe

It is said analambana because this type of compassion is generated by not taking sentient beings as object of meditation in the first place. (Just opinion) That sounds to me as if you create a duality in time: First moment: The enlightened being is meditating, non-dual state of mind. No subject, no...
by haha
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 14383

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

Samatha and Vipasyana do cover all vajrayana stuff. However, it depends on interpretation. It is just based on categorization in two headings. Sometimes it is characterized by uncommon vipasyana or secret vipasyana. The method for generating the bliss that is talked in vajrayana literatures might be...
by haha
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is the link between Karuna and Yeshe
Replies: 16
Views: 777

Re: What is the link between Karuna and Yeshe

First, there are several words which are translated as compassion (i.e. karuna, kripa, daya, anukampa). Those who do not have compassion are not even regarded as bodhisattva. So, it definitely has relation with bodhicitta. And compassion would start even before the path of seeing (as here is talking...
by haha
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: A Fundamental Practice?
Replies: 67
Views: 2393

Re: A Fundamental Practice?

One can do meditation on emptiness and compassion separately. However, inseparability of emptiness and compassion is indeed one of the fundamental practices of the Vajrayana Buddhism (i.e. not necessarily for earlier one); in other word, it is same as non-dual (advaya) of wisdom (pranja) and means (...
by haha
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does a Buddha experience insomnia?
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Does a Buddha experience insomnia?

We might have this type of question in our own way. Then we might have the solution in our own way, too. Indeed, the Buddha is in a constantly awakened state. However, this awakened state has nothing to do with common people waking state (jagrata) which has full function of worldly types of mind and...
by haha
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is this an accurate summation of tantra?
Replies: 32
Views: 1629

Re: Is this an accurate summation of tantra?

Both systems have different modality of practice, theory, cosmology, etc. It is better to study/define such thing within their own context. Some people saw the word tantra in Hinduism and Buddhism, then they just came to a conclusion (i.e. agenda based). Likewise, some are after non-duality. If we e...
by haha
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Apple tree
Replies: 51
Views: 1772

Re: Apple tree

If it changes appearance from day to day, year to year, sometimes subtly, sometimes dramatically, then what the thing is that one supposed always there. One may see its leaves are always there, and so does its trunk. Does they are same leave of previous year because one sees the leave are always the...
by haha
Sat May 30, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 165
Views: 6622

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

Is the ‘One Mind’ considered as The Absolute ? Oneness with the Buddha is Oneness with the Absolute? or is it that **Everything** is Emptiness of self-being ? If the reply applies to all Mahayana sects , kindly indicate One can regard the definition of the one mind from the following passage from H...

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