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by haha
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: tibet dieteis are real or story
Replies: 14
Views: 606

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: 606

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: 494

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: 10299

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: 494

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: 1574

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: 376

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: 1162

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: 1182

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: 4744

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...
by haha
Sat May 30, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...
Replies: 104
Views: 3842

Re: After Recognition of Nature of Mind...

is there any further need for empowerments? Here is one opinion . If the empowerment from the same teacher, there is no problem; one can receive empowerment for the own sake or for the other sake as many as one wants. If one does not want other teachers to be own root guru or equal to the root guru...
by haha
Thu May 14, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All life is suffering
Replies: 49
Views: 1677

Re: All life is suffering

Lack of awareness/consciousness about suffering may mean that one would lack of urgency to practice (i.e. effort to be free from suffering). It is just like if one is pricked by a thorn and one is not conscious about the pain and thorn. What would happen if one is not conscious about the thorn and t...
by haha
Wed May 13, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All life is suffering
Replies: 49
Views: 1677

Re: All life is suffering

Whichever existence one chooses, or whatever existence one chooses, that will ultimately lead to suffering. There are the levels of experience of suffering: generally three types. First is so common. Second is that things change and we are bound to experience suffering; it is just the matter of time...
by haha
Sat May 09, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Plants Acquiring Sentience
Replies: 40
Views: 1601

Re: Plants Acquiring Sentience

Current scientific understanding has shown that plants do communication through their roots. They communicate about hostility and friendship. They do read the soil nature/information, etc. I am not sure where I read or heard that if rukkhadevata (tree-deity/spirit) leaves the tree, that tree would d...
by haha
Sat May 09, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What possible reason could there be to study or practice Buddhism if arising and ceasing do not occur?
Replies: 50
Views: 2019

Re: What possible reason could there be to study or practice Buddhism if arising and ceasing do not occur?

Oh man, this is really deprecated translation, It is very inaccurate and the translator has a real axe to grind. Better to cite the Sidrits' translation. Thanks for the suggestion. However, person’s choice would depend on availability, economy, timing, approachability, convenience, etc. So the main...
by haha
Thu May 07, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?
Replies: 23
Views: 975

Re: Can the mind only hold a single object at a time?

Generally, manasikara holds the object and consciousness is characterized by act of knowing. What will happen if one breaks the habit of manasikara? Sometimes one may have heard the analogy of a house with five windows and a monkey. However, there is different level of understanding of the conscious...
by haha
Wed May 06, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What possible reason could there be to study or practice Buddhism if arising and ceasing do not occur?
Replies: 50
Views: 2019

Re: What possible reason could there be to study or practice Buddhism if arising and ceasing do not occur?

For meaninglessness and flatly incorrectness, here are some remarks from MMK 24: 11a. A wrongly perceived emptiness ruins a person of meager intelligence. 13. Furthermore, if you were generate any obsession with regard to emptiness, the accompanying error is not ours. That [obsession] is not appropr...
by haha
Mon May 04, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What possible reason could there be to study or practice Buddhism if arising and ceasing do not occur?
Replies: 50
Views: 2019

Re: What possible reason could there be to study or practice Buddhism if arising and ceasing do not occur?

If no arising nor ceasing occur then the twelve links are meaningless, reduced to nonsense. Dependent origination must be flatly incorrect: it states arising and cessation do occur. Does the above statement follow its own rule? If it follows, then this statement itself is meaningless, reduced to no...
by haha
Sun May 03, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Enlightenment and compassion
Replies: 17
Views: 2295

Re: Enlightenment and compassion

Nothing felt indeed could be the enlightenment. Enlightened people feel compassion because of their past training in bodhicitta/compassion. Or it could be that there is no self and it happens spontaneously. Just like when one touches the fire, there is spontaneous reaction; no need to train. General...
by haha
Sun May 03, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there a pure classical Madhyamaka school in existence today?
Replies: 37
Views: 1475

Re: Is there a pure classical Madhyamaka school in existence today?

Here are some notes that could be considered for above argument. Traditionally it was understood that Sarvastivada, Sautrantika, and Yogacara were three distinct traditions, but this framework has been seriously questioned in recent years. Taken together, these points seem to suggest that the Yogaca...

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