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by haha
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where is ‘Mind’?
Replies: 210
Views: 4970

Re: Where is ‘Mind’?

From Mahayana point of view, this is how nirvana is described.
3.
Unrelinquished, unattained,
Unannihilated, not permanent,
Unarisen, unceased:
This is how nirvana is described.

Garfield, Jay L. Nagarjuna. Mulamadhyamakakarika, Chapter XXV
by haha
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where is ‘Mind’?
Replies: 210
Views: 4970

Re: Where is ‘Mind’?

Tathagata could not wake up and teach his former teachers (who gave information about worldly samadhi), then how could he wake up those who have gone beyond Skandha, Dhatu, Ayatana by destroying fetters? They are supposed to be awaken up from which skandha? Let’s supposed they are awaken from that S...
by haha
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where is ‘Mind’?
Replies: 210
Views: 4970

Re: Where is ‘Mind’?

Additionally, the Theravāda school definitely held that after final cessation, neither mind nor matter ever arise again. This is clear within the commentarial tradition, although I don't have any quotes handy. They argued that this wasn't an extinction at all because there never really was a being ...
by haha
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 53
Views: 2264

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:33 pm
Now, it made sense why you said no. Thanks for that.
:anjali:
by haha
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 53
Views: 2264

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

The alaya is neither an object of cognition nor a cognizing consciousness. How then do you suppose it can be distinguished? If someone (for a yogi) has learned to enter into the trance state and does not have knowledge, he or she is more likely to enter into the alaya. For common people experience,...
by haha
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 53
Views: 2264

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

Your opinion is not shared by Vimalamitra. That is fine. The point is whether they are distinguishable or not. Yes, they are. The alaya is neither an object of cognition nor a cognizing consciousness. How then do you suppose it can be distinguished? If someone (for a yogi) has learned to enter into...
by haha
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where is ‘Mind’?
Replies: 210
Views: 4970

Re: Where is ‘Mind’?

You’ve got to keep your schools differentiated or you’ll be talking about apples and oranges. As per Malcolm’s post above, the Sautantrika view of an Arhat’s nirvana is extinction. The Mahayana view disagrees and sees Arhats as being ‘asleep’. The Bodhisattvas wake them with bless them so they can ...
by haha
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 53
Views: 2264

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

But how do you directly experience alayavijnana? How Can you percieve or dustinguish it experientially? How is lungmaten related with that? I have the opinion that experienced teacher can help you to distinguish them. It can be distinguished: one can know this is mind, this is mental factors, this ...
by haha
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 53
Views: 2264

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

But how do you directly experience alayavijnana? How Can you percieve or dustinguish it experientially? How is lungmaten related with that? I have the opinion that experienced teacher can help you to distinguish them. It can be distinguished: one can know this is mind, this is mental factors, this ...
by haha
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where is ‘Mind’?
Replies: 210
Views: 4970

Re: Where is ‘Mind’?

There is no such as this: first form disappears and then emptiness or lucidity or self or nihilism is dawned. Form is itself empty. Form does not need to cease to become empty; so as the skandha. If someone holds such assertion, then prajnaparamita or Najarjuna is nihilist for them. ‘Form is empty’ ...
by haha
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Explanation for Deleted Posts
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: Explanation for Deleted Posts

Most messages that are removed are archived. Are "self-deleted posts" archived? No. Deleted post cannot be restored. And we cannot read them after you deleted it .. The posts we want to keep for the record are not deleted. They are moved to a place called Bardo. Only mods and Admins have access. Th...
by haha
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Explanation for Deleted Posts
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: Explanation for Deleted Posts

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:05 pm

Most messages that are removed are archived.
Are "self-deleted posts" archived?
by haha
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where is ‘Mind’?
Replies: 210
Views: 4970

Re: Where is ‘Mind’?

Yes, many kinds of mind/mental events and consciousness' will cease with the cessation of causes and conditions. So, just like trees. And yet, in the cessation of ignorance, some unconditioned formless, colourless, shapeless x appears. Not like trees at all. I'm fine with calling that X 'mind' of s...
by haha
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where is ‘Mind’?
Replies: 210
Views: 4970

Re: Where is ‘Mind’?

It is because of mano consciousness (i.e. klistha/Deluded or I-consciousness) the concept of experiencer and experience would arise. I thought mano was the mental consciousness that senses ideas, etc. and Manas was the one that stitches this all together into a "self." Right? Here intended meaning ...
by haha
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where is ‘Mind’?
Replies: 210
Views: 4970

Re: Where is ‘Mind’?

The mind, which arises with causes and conditions, will cease with the cessation of causes and conditions. One cannot locate where the door consciousness is. Then, how one can locate the mind consciousness? I am wondering where and which location one is going to identify the door consciousness(s). :...
by haha
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?
Replies: 157
Views: 5531

Re: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?

This is from Lankavatara Sutra. It may give some insight on Tathagata-garbha. The Blessed One replied: No, Mahamati, my Tathagata-garbha is not the same as the ego taught by the philosophers; for what the Tathagatas teach is the Tathagata-garbha in the sense, Mahamati, that it is emptiness, reality-...
by haha
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What exactly is equanimity?
Replies: 60
Views: 2496

Re: What exactly is equanimity?

As it covers all important aspects, it could be useful here. The term equanimity has different meanings, both culturally and contextually. Even Buddhist scholars cite three different types of equanimity: equanimity of feeling equanimity of application immeasurable equanimity THE EQUANIMITY OF FEELIN...
by haha
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Calming the mind
Replies: 28
Views: 1337

Re: Calming the mind

In your experience, what actually helps calm the mind before a meditation session? Some chanting seems to help a lot, but some exercise or yoga could help too, I suppose. If you learn how to relax your whole body, it will naturally lead to calming the mind. Guided relaxation is useful. Besides, sel...
by haha
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Eightfold Path & Impernanence
Replies: 24
Views: 1724

Re: Eightfold Path & Impernanence

For the case of Impermanent: “All things are Impermanent” may have missed some intended meanings. It is more understandable if one says all conditioned phenomena (samskrit dharma) are impermanent. It does not mean all unconditioned phenomena (asamskrit dharma) are impermanent. It took me almost two...
by haha
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind transcends death
Replies: 41
Views: 2000

Re: Mind transcends death

Is it pratyaksa (perception)? The term pratyaksa is a compounded word formed by the combination of the particle prati and the word aksa. The particle prati here is equivalent to pratigata or dependent upon and the word aksa signifies the five (external) senses. Thus, the term pratyaksa would etymol...

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