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by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature
Replies: 31
Views: 1022

Re: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature

Malcolm wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:20 pm
Schrödinger’s Yidam wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:11 pm Buddha Nature and Dzogchen
There are some unforced errors in this presentation.
Consider contacting them and offering your opinion. I think you’ve got enough credentials for them to listen to what you have to say.

Unlike me.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature
Replies: 31
Views: 1022

Re: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature

Tsadra just sent me an ad for a new book on Dzogchen. I haven’t read it, but it’s from Dilgo Khyentse R’s teacher. Practicing the Great Perfection Instructions on the Crucial Points by Shechen Gyaltsap Gyurmé Pema Namgyal From Shambhala Publications: Shechen Gyaltsap is a renowned master of the Grea...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature
Replies: 31
Views: 1022

Re: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature

This page https://buddhanature.tsadra.org/index.php/Topics has links to the topics of: Buddha Nature and Mahamudra Buddha Nature and Dzogchen Buddha Nature and Tantra Also links to the topics of: Against Buddha Nature Buddha Nature as Emptiness Buddha Nature as Luminosity Buddha Nature as Self-Atman...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature
Replies: 31
Views: 1022

Re: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature

Ummm....I have been pointing this out for decades. Then let’s keep going! :cheers: ...it is a cataphatic doctrine (that is, it uses positive language to describe the nature of reality), which distinguishes it from the apophatic approach of Madhyamaka; That’s what I’ve been saying. I particularly li...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature
Replies: 31
Views: 1022

Re: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature

Abstract by Alex Gardrner: Tibetans received the teaching first in the eighth century with the translations of the sūtras, but it only began to have an impact in the eleventh century with the translation of the Ratnagotravibhāga. Conforming to neither Madhyamaka nor Yogācāra, buddha-nature has been ...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Video of kora around the Potala.
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Video of kora around the Potala.

Some interesting angles from low on the Potala.

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https://youtu.be/2xonjZ4K3HE
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wim Hof Method opinions wrt to Vajrayana, etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Wim Hof Method opinions wrt to Vajrayana, etc.

When H.H. Karmapa was at Google headquarters a few years ago, an employee asked him about tummo. HHK said that he didn’t do tummo because it was too advanced.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 857

Re: What is meant by no self?

...and, the leaf has no inherent “leafness” to it. I am an adult male human. Putting aside the specifics of my personal history and circumstances, at least that much can be said about me with certainty. However as impermanence teaches us, a caveat should be made. “I am an adult male human— for now ...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 857

Re: What is meant by no self?

No-Self was one of the most damaging topics it mentioned and threw into question everything I was doing in my life, my career path and schooling, my likes and dislikes, even relationships with others. My current take on No-Self is that I don’t have to resign myself to continually buying into my own...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature
Replies: 31
Views: 1022

Re: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature

That’s not how it is presented in the uttaratantra.YMMV. Yeah. Not the Uttaratantra. Non-public communications. Not asking anybody to buy the veracity of the idea, just throwing it out there. File it away like you would if someone was telling you about a UFO they had seen. Maybe yes, but... :alien:...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 857

Re: What is meant by no self?

Buddhism is certainly not there for sucking all joy out of us. The 1st Noble Truth is about showing us that buying into life the wrong way causes suffering. Therefore in the Shravakayana life is shown in an entirely negative light. Once we stop buying into the normal mistake, in the Mahayana we can...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature
Replies: 31
Views: 1022

Re: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature

Therefore, it is said to be an object of faith for people like us, but not something we can ascertain directly. We can only infer it through reasoning. I thought our good intentions and good sense were indicators of Buddha Nature’s presence in us. However it is on a greatly diminished scale and con...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature
Replies: 31
Views: 1022

Re: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature

. Since Buddha Nature cannot be an object of consciousness, it is not subject to the same deconstructions as other objects. Buddha nature is in fact an “object“ of a Buddha’s omniscience. It’s the dharmakaya “encased” in afflictions. This is why only Buddhas can perceive it, according to sutrayana....
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature
Replies: 31
Views: 1022

Re: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature

Here’s the video of the rollout.

H.H. Karmapa begins at 10:30.

https://youtu.be/p7AS1Iltnto

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by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature
Replies: 31
Views: 1022

Re: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature

Longchenpa had no problem reconciling Prasanga Madhyamaka, which he maintains is the definitive view, with tathāgatagarbha sūtras, which he maintains are the definitive sūtras. Interestingly Kongtrul retroactively classifies Longchenpa as a Shentongpa. Admittedly that’s a little, uh, something. Lik...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can Tantra bring destruction to outer world?
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Can Tantra bring destruction to outer world?

What kind of question is that anyway?
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature
Replies: 31
Views: 1022

Re: Tsadra Foundation website rollout on Buddha Nature

This link will bring to you to the home page https://buddhanature.tsadra.org/index.php/Main_Page Enjoy! Thanks. ***** Everybody that visits the website should relax their dependence on Nagarjuna’s philosophy a bit. Trying to squeeze many interpretations of Buddha Nature into Madhyamaka is like tryi...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Benefits of Unceasing Prayer
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Benefits of Unceasing Prayer

I think that’s the general idea for Mantrayana.
To make it more formal:
Refuge, bodhicitta, creation, recitation, completion, and dedication.
But a whole lot of mantras and prayers are worthwhile if you’re just being casual about it.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 857

Re: What is meant by no self?

A couple of years ago HH Karmapa said, “The problem isn’t‘ignorance’. The problem is the mind you have right now.” By “mind you have right now” I think he includes emotions, attitudes, perspectives, opinions, judgments, and identifying the psyche as one’s essence. But that’s a guess. It’s not like h...

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