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by xabir
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts
Replies: 339
Views: 29605

Re: Dzogchen & Vipashyana on thoughts

Here is Norbu Rinpoche's answer. Because he answered personally to me in the latter part of his message, I will only post the first part/sentence of it. "If Jackson is SMS Base teacher, you can follow about these teaching, bu not neccssary to you considering that are becoming a student of Jackson.....
by xabir
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhisms view on developmental disabilities
Replies: 166
Views: 12800

Re: Buddhisms view on developmental disabilities

Malcolm wrote:
  • ...giving what is beneficial [lit. medicinal]... Those ten factors result in many illnesses, this karma results in many illnesses.
Sorry I'm confused here. Why is giving what is beneficial a karma resulting in many illnesses?
by xabir
Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Buddhist and non-Buddhist Practices?
Replies: 144
Views: 8565

Re: Mixing Buddhist and non-Buddhist Practices?

... So the source of the energies in experience is not even consciousness, it's what's hidden behind the appearance of consciousness - which is nothing, no consciousness. Actually the very notion of a source, or foundation, behind appearance out of which everything comes out of is itself an erroneo...
by xabir
Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: Hsu Yun and Chan
Replies: 12
Views: 3043

Re: Hsu Yun and Chan

I also wrote a chapter in my e-journal on self-inquiry: some people have found it helpful. Especially if you're doing something akin to Master Hsu Yun style of hua tou as it is essentially the same. http://awakeningtoreality.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-e-booke-journal.html" onclick="window.open(this.hre...
by xabir
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Chan
Topic: Hsu Yun and Chan
Replies: 12
Views: 3043

Re: Hsu Yun and Chan

http://www.hsuyun.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Has all the resources -- books, articles, and living teachers from that lineage.
by xabir
Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Buddhist and non-Buddhist Practices?
Replies: 144
Views: 8565

Re: Mixing Buddhist and non-Buddhist Practices?

What we are talking about is whether realization is possible without having the specific conceptual frameworks of Buddhist dharma. I personally know of many people who have had prior experience working with the Vedanta path before coming to learn and contemplate and realize the Buddhadharma. They h...
by xabir
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Difference between consciousness and the mind
Replies: 499
Views: 35205

Re: Difference between consciousness and the mind

Then we get a map like so: hyperspace > intelligence > conciousness > mind > egotistical duality > illusory viewpoint > intelligence cognetic of the self-expression of manifestations occurring within hyperspace eg it's experiencing itself. This is a very dualistic map to me. I was reminded of some ...
by xabir
Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Difference between consciousness and the mind
Replies: 499
Views: 35205

Re: Difference between consciousness and the mind

That quote from HHDL doesn't really back up your statement. What HHDL is saying is that thought, thinker and thinking are essentially the same thing. While the statement, "there is no such duality of perceiver and perceived" is true in one sense, what that means is that there is no "self" perceivin...
by xabir
Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Difference between consciousness and the mind
Replies: 499
Views: 35205

Re: Difference between consciousness and the mind

Gwenn Dana you may think that 'Awareness' is something like pure sentient existence that is aware, in which arises the observing of inert physical and mental events (like Samkhya) arise, like a central sun illuminating objects etc. But there is no such duality of perceiver and perceived in Buddhism,...
by xabir
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who is the Greatest master you have ever seen?
Replies: 124
Views: 11576

Re: who is the Greatest master you have ever seen?

and anyway why would anyone believe buddha over anyone else? anyone can say anything, enlightenment isntsomething that can be taught in a day. you must be Beyond Stupid to follow someone who has nothing about them and claiming enlightenment christianity was spread because of miracles, it would be b...
by xabir
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who is the Greatest master you have ever seen?
Replies: 124
Views: 11576

Re: who is the Greatest master you have ever seen?

That is another occassion, not the teaching on the deer park. He gave countless teachings over his career. The ones in the deer park were his previous companions, and they recognised some change in the Buddha so got attracted to him. On other occassions, such as the incident I provided, the followe...
by xabir
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who is the Greatest master you have ever seen?
Replies: 124
Views: 11576

Re: who is the Greatest master you have ever seen?

That is another occassion, not the teaching on the deer park. He gave countless teachings over his career. The ones in the deer park were his previous companions, and they recognised some change in the Buddha so got attracted to him. On other occassions, such as the incident I provided, the follower...
by xabir
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: who is the Greatest master you have ever seen?
Replies: 124
Views: 11576

Re: who is the Greatest master you have ever seen?

you dont understand that noone would believe buddha about enlightenment unless he was "shining" or had presence, anyone can talk and say "i am enlightened". the ascetics he originally practiced with who had rejected him originally , were going to reject him again but as he drew closer they were att...
by xabir
Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Three Turnings.
Replies: 27
Views: 2427

Re: Three Turnings.

So I would be very interested to hear an explanation of what this phrase actually means in terms of modern or analytical philosophy. When it is declared that things are 'not arisen', this doesn't seem to account for the fact that things - creatures, trees, mountains, planets, and so on - actually d...
by xabir
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Death of the ego in this situation.
Replies: 205
Views: 7630

Re: Death of the ego in this situation.

I don't know what Tibetan Buddhism makes of it. Also you have to be more specific on what you mean by 'ego'. I distinguish the no-self of impersonality, no-self of non-dual and no-self of anatta and non-inherent existence. There are different degrees of self-sense deconstruction and release. As I wr...
by xabir
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Jhana and non-dualism - parallels?
Replies: 29
Views: 2912

Re: Jhana and non-dualism - parallels?

Are there parallels between how the Buddha describes his experience of Jhana, as the very vehicle of his enlightenment, and how that is understood within non-dual traditions such as Dzogchen or Advaita? Nope. First of all, Dzogchen and Advaita's non-dualisms are not the same. Secondly, jhanas are s...
by xabir
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Svabhava / Brahman
Replies: 66
Views: 4273

Re: Svabhava / Brahman

Thanks, everyone, for your takes on the meaning of Buddha-nature. :-) The reason I brought up Buddha-nature with respect to svabhava is because of this (Wikipedia): "... in the tathāgatagarbha sutras (notably the Nirvāṇa Sūtra), the Buddha states that the immortal and infinite Buddha-nature - or "t...
by xabir
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Svabhava / Brahman
Replies: 66
Views: 4273

Re: Svabhava / Brahman

rachmiel wrote:Is the Buddhist concept of svabhava essentially the same as the Advaitan concept of Brahman?
Buddhism generally rejects svabhava.
by xabir
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "the Self is real" according to T. Page
Replies: 403
Views: 23468

Re: "the Self is real" according to T. Page

So, is your awareness undifferentiated or is it individuated, i.e. a personal continuum? If the former, your view is no different than Advaita. If the latter, that is acceptable within Buddhism. As I read it, the Yogacara/Cittamatra is the latter, and Shentong is the former. However I must say that...
by xabir
Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "the Self is real" according to T. Page
Replies: 403
Views: 23468

Re: "the Self is real" according to T. Page

So, is your awareness undifferentiated or is it individuated, i.e. a personal continuum? If the former, your view is no different than Advaita. If the latter, that is acceptable within Buddhism. As I read it, the Yogacara/Cittamatra is the latter, and Shentong is the former. However I must say that...