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by Sherab
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?
Replies: 93
Views: 1575

Re: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?

My questions are irrelevant because sunyata is not the same as dependent arising? Your questions are irrelevant because they do not address the distinction between a sentient being (sattva) and and insensible thing (acetana). The questions are relevant if sunyata is the same as dependent arising. W...
by Sherab
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?
Replies: 93
Views: 1575

Re: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?

By suchness, I mean emptiness, śūnyatā. The rest of your questions are irrelevant. My questions are irrelevant because sunyata is not the same as dependent arising? Your questions are irrelevant because they do not address the distinction between a sentient being (sattva) and and insensible thing (...
by Sherab
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?
Replies: 93
Views: 1575

Re: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?

No, they do not sidestep the issue at all. They make a well known distinction, also made by Indian Buddhists, between the suchness of inanimate things and sentient beings, the suchness is the same, but sentient beings are also permeated with consciousness. If by suchness, you meant dependent arisin...
by Sherab
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?
Replies: 93
Views: 1575

Re: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?

Nope, Chang is mistaken. It is very clear that Hua Yen rejects this idea. http://buddhism.org/kr/koan/Robert_Sharf-e.htm Not quite. The article suggests that the Hua-yen view sidesteps the issue in order to remain literally faithful to the Mahaparinirvana. No, they do not sidestep the issue at all....
by Sherab
Fri May 11, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is Tibetan Buddhism against panpsychism, or is Wikipedia wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Is Tibetan Buddhism against panpsychism, or is Wikipedia wrong?

Just my opinion:
In Buddhism, panpsychism would be considered a relative view of the world of phenomena but I don't think it would be considered an ultimate view.
by Sherab
Fri May 11, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?
Replies: 31
Views: 1437

Re: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?

Malcolm wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 8:14 pm
The two truths (satyas) are cognitions, actually.
Malcolm wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 2:32 am
.... "All entities have two natures, one false, the other true."
Did Chandrakirti use the words "truth", "cognition" and "nature" interchangeably?
by Sherab
Thu May 10, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness
Replies: 37
Views: 1533

Re: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness

When it is asserted that an ultimate truth is merely a conventional truth, it necessarily implies that there is only the conventional truth. And it all went down into a logical rabbit hole when combined with the definition that "An ultimate truth is the veridical perception of a given entity, a rel...
by Sherab
Thu May 10, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness
Replies: 37
Views: 1533

Re: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness

Note also that "...it does not arise, does not cease..." This implies that it simply is. I think it is better to understand the ultimate as above then to say it is non-inherent. This is because you have an Advaita Vedanta type view. Only because you could not really see what I am saying, so what el...
by Sherab
Tue May 08, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness
Replies: 37
Views: 1533

Re: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness

I especially like how it explains the non-inherence of ultimate truth as meaning that "ultimately things are neither inherently born, nor do they inherently end" .... Something that is inherently born is static. This is understood to refer to the idea of eternalism where no change of any sort is po...
by Sherab
Tue May 08, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness
Replies: 37
Views: 1533

Re: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness

And there are Buddhists who assert that there is no implicate order (ultimate) and that there is only the explicate order (relative). You will find on this board the voices with the most influence belong to the latter. I think they are wrong though. No one involved with this board asserts "the latt...
by Sherab
Mon May 07, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness
Replies: 37
Views: 1533

Re: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness

This sounds Advaita-ish to me. Are you a fan of Buddhism and Advaita? Re-read my first post and tell me if it sounds Advaita-ish to you. If yes, why? Btw, could it be that the fear of being accused of being a fan of Advaita is what made many rejects the idea of an ultimate and cling to the relative...
by Sherab
Mon May 07, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness
Replies: 37
Views: 1533

Re: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness

There are Buddhists who assert that there is an implicate order and an explicate order. And there are Buddhists who assert that there is no implicate order (ultimate) and that there is only the explicate order (relative). You will find on this board the voices with the most influence belong to the ...
by Sherab
Sun May 06, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness
Replies: 37
Views: 1533

Re: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness

My (slightly educated) guess would be that, since dialectic monism posits an underlying reality, it is incorrect to say that emptiness is a flavor of dialectic monism. Because no matter how you stretch it, emptiness doesn't allow for any final essence, implicate order, that kind of thing. Otoh the ...
by Sherab
Wed May 02, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kyab Rig
Replies: 63
Views: 3469

Re: Kyab Rig

If the Five Light arise from the basis, and all matter is ultimately the Five Lights, doesn't this mean that in fact, in some sense all matter is pervaded by awareness, just simply not "from it's own side"? No, the reason for this is that such appearances are a result of traces, i.e., all appearanc...
by Sherab
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 10594

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

That was wise of them. Perhaps, but I do hope that we can keep arguing about the oracle stuff. :popcorn: Predicted response: Sherab will argue that precedence is not sufficiently reasonable..... This is really uncalled for since I have already stated that it is both unskillful and unnecessary for a...
by Sherab
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 10594

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Buddhas have no intentions. So how does that makes it impossible for a Buddha to manifest specifically through a medium since having no intentions does not preclude the Buddha from manifesting as as anything anyway. Sure it does, a buddha cannot manifest as a mara, for example. All the activities o...
by Sherab
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 10594

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Aryjna wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:38 am
Fortyeightvows wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:55 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:10 am

Of course.
What does "fake" exactly mean?

viewtopic.php?f=39&t=28200
That they are lying and putting on a show of being mediums.
That is one possibility. Another possibility is that the mediums were channelling beings who posed as Buddhas or Bodhisattvas.
by Sherab
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 10594

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:22 am
Sherab wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:59 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:40 pm


Yes, they cannot.
Why?
Buddhas have no intentions.
So how does that makes it impossible for a Buddha to manifest specifically through a medium since having no intentions does not preclude the Buddha from manifesting as as anything anyway.
by Sherab
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 10594

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:40 pm
Sherab wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:10 pm


The post I was responding asserted that a Buddha CANNOT manifest through oracle.
Yes, they cannot.
Why?
by Sherab
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 10594

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Just to echo an older discussion on the topic of oracles, JKhedrup, who spent some time at Sera Je: There is a huge difference between manifesting THROUGH oracles and manifesting AS AN oracle. A Buddha can manifest as or emanate anything. Therefore, there is no reason why a Buddha cannot manifest o...

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