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by haha
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?
Replies: 157
Views: 4046

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: 1867

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: 1024

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: 1403

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: 1583

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...
by haha
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Not anywhere, but there it goes?
Replies: 16
Views: 802

Re: Not anywhere, but there it goes?

Not finding could be the characteristic of mind. How can the enlightened mind be ejected? If someone says that one ejects enlightened mind, then he or she believes that enlightened mind has shape, size, location, destination, etc. Then, not finding theory does not apply. All pervading does not appl...
by haha
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: ChNN and Bön
Replies: 13
Views: 682

Re: sang without transmission

ChNNR said that Bon was the umbrella term in pre-buddhist Tibet. So, it covered various religious activities at that time. Tibetan Buddhist incorporated those activities in their ritual could be the point. People try to undermine his historical prospective due to their own unresolved issue with Bon....
by haha
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The two hard problems of consciousness
Replies: 29
Views: 986

Re: The two hard problems of consciousness

There are many stories, theories, and claims in religious circles. If the mind and body are separated and demonstrated, that could be a solution. But who will demonstrate it?
by haha
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can't remember the author or name of text
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Can't remember the author or name of text

It could be:

Geshe Tashi Tsering, The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 1 to 6

Or

Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma As Taught by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Volume 1 to 4
by haha
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind transcends death
Replies: 41
Views: 1583

Re: Mind transcends death

Sorry for not being informative on indriya pratyeska. It is the topic of epistemology. Buddhist reasoning accepts two kinds of valid cognition: perception and inference. For the case of perception, there are four kinds: indriya (sense), manas (mind), atmasmvedana (self-cognition), and yogic. It is D...
by haha
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?
Replies: 27
Views: 1169

Re: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?

what would lead a person to die because of hunger/thirst? One can say generally there are two factors that lead a person to die because of hunger/thirst. That could be outer condition or inner condition. Outer condition that is related with place, time, governance, rules, etc. Many people are still...
by haha
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Samantha Meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Samantha Meditation

Similarly, in the dialectical approach, calm abiding and profound insight are achieved through intense mental effort after a long period of time, not just months or years, so that one can then settle in meditative equipoise and so forth. In the path of mantra, the same results can be experienced wi...
by haha
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?
Replies: 27
Views: 1169

Re: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?

Sorry to using Lower vehicle text here. :anjali: Ghost: I was an evil monk and insulted others using bad words. I pretended to be a good monk. I did not control what I said to others. However, I did not do any evil actions with my body. Because of this, my body is beautiful but my mouth is full of w...
by haha
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?
Replies: 27
Views: 1169

Re: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?

If it is asked from what causes the sufferings of hungry ghosts arise, they arise from acting with miserliness and avarice due to their attachment to outer and inner property. Three Visions by Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub Many preliminary texts from different traditions have clarified this point. It c...
by haha
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?
Replies: 27
Views: 1169

Re: Is death throught hunger and thirst cause of preta rebirth?

If it is asked from what causes the sufferings of hungry ghosts arise, they arise from acting with miserliness and avarice due to their attachment to outer and inner property. Three Visions by Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub Many preliminary texts from different traditions have clarified this point. It c...
by haha
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind transcends death
Replies: 41
Views: 1583

Re: Mind transcends death

It is because what one defines is based on perception. And these perceptions are based on data which is received from sense field. Here perception does not create life but this perception is used to define how life is created. And all sorts of cosmological ideas. A corporeal sapient god(s) as the s...
by haha
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind transcends death
Replies: 41
Views: 1583

Re: Mind transcends death

Everything depends on human perception. These perceptions are all influenced by theories or ideologies or hypothesis. Scientific knowledge is based on indriya pratyeska. Microscopes, telescopes, particle accelerators etc., their scopes are mostly related with sense field and some degree to mind. The...
by haha
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Origination and dissolution phenomena in the body
Replies: 35
Views: 1364

Re: Origination and dissolution phenomena in the body

There is no esoteric teaching in Nikaya. People can make something esoteric. Anathapindikovada Sutta is not esoteric. There are many profound instructions which are given to lay followers. Some are even non-returners. There are several sutras (from nikaya) where Sakyamuni has clarified that he does ...
by haha
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind transcends death
Replies: 41
Views: 1583

Re: Mind transcends death

Yes, that makes sense ... though, again, there can be hunger for primordial awareness, like hunger for enlightenment. The hunger is bottomless pot. How much one puts, it cannot be full. Is this hunger is for body or this hunger is for mind? More you seek, more you read, more you meditate. Or whatev...
by haha
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Anyone Come Close to Enlightenment Yet?
Replies: 34
Views: 1703

Re: Anyone Come Close to Enlightenment Yet?

This point somehow talked above. However, it is noteworthy to separate Bodhi (enlightenment) and Anuttara samyak sambodhi. This enlightenment could be anything. People have all sorts of experience: boundless light, self, non-self, emptiness, clarity, divinity, teaching from divinities, impermanent, ...

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