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by prsvrnc
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1584

Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

I am reading the Milinda Panha , or, “The Debate of King Milinda”. Why do the below passages say that when a layman attains arhantship he must either enter the Order or pass away? How do liberated arhats living in this conventional world get by and survive (if not a trust fund)? #20 “The Compassion ...
by prsvrnc
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Replies: 35
Views: 3075

Re: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

I'm registered for the event and have been following along. Have they been streaming the afternoon sessions by Lama Tenzin Sangpo and Dr. Thomas? I never seem to catch them as a live stream but they're up there as teaching recordings at the end of the day. Curious if I'm somehow missing the stream o...
by prsvrnc
Mon May 14, 2018 6:28 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: 36
Views: 3437

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

This section from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy seems to touch on why this perspective (two ways of looking at one object) is regarded as incorrect in Gelug but is held to be correct by other Tibetan schools: While Gelug thus distances itself from the subjective division of the two truths...
by prsvrnc
Fri May 11, 2018 12:40 pm
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: 36
Views: 3437

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

Doing a quick web search, your quote seems to come from here: http://tushita.info/doc/The%20Four%20Tenet%20Schools%20(2014%20-%20to%20be%20edited).docx From the introduction to the Sautrantika tenets. Oops, no from the intro to the two lower tenet systems. You're right. I screwed this up by bringin...
by prsvrnc
Fri May 11, 2018 3:14 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: 36
Views: 3437

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

I found the below passage online (I can no longer locate the source) and it makes me wonder if what is false about the statement is that no, the two truths do not refer to two ways of viewing an object. Rather, it refers to the phenomena themselves, however what divides them is primarily the perspec...
by prsvrnc
Wed May 09, 2018 12:14 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: 36
Views: 3437

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

The table and the emptiness of the table are explained as two phenomena, not one phenomenon seen in two ways. But these two phenomena though not the same (one) are necessarily one entity. Oh yeah, that was another question. So the table and the emptiness of the table -- these are two different obje...
by prsvrnc
Wed May 09, 2018 12:08 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: 36
Views: 3437

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

I think you need to share more of Hopkins’ context because, on the surface, what you are saying sounds correct. Perhaps he is making a different point. I wasn't able to attach a picture of the page but on pages 16 and 17 it lists out 32 positions that are refuted in the book. He prefaces the list b...
by prsvrnc
Tue May 08, 2018 2:50 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: 36
Views: 3437

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

According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object? Jeffrey Hopkins in "Meditation on Emptiness" says that the assertion that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object is a false statement and a misunderstanding of the Prasa...
by prsvrnc
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Does Candrakirti and Tsongkhapa interpret the three natures theory differently?
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Does Candrakirti and Tsongkhapa interpret the three natures theory differently?

I'm curious whether or not there are differences in how Candrakirti and Tsongkhapa interpret the Yogacara three nature theory. I find some texts explicating the "Prasangika interpretation of the Three Natures" but I am unclear whether this includes Candrakirti or if he differed in some way from this...
by prsvrnc
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: 32 powers - what are these?
Replies: 0
Views: 359

32 powers - what are these?

I'm trying to answer a bunch of study questions and one such question reads, "Within the 32 powers, which powers are related to entering samsara and which are related to liberation from samsara, and why?" It's not clear what text this is referencing or where I'm supposed to find the information abou...
by prsvrnc
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: HHDL Webcast Aug 29-Sep 1 - Buddhapalita's MMK Commentary
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: HHDL Webcast Aug 29-Sep 1 - Buddhapalita's MMK Commentary

Anyone know of an English translation of the text? I found a PDF online of the first two chapters translated but not the rest.
by prsvrnc
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Defining conventional and ultimate refuge in terms of each of the three jewels
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Re: Defining conventional and ultimate refuge in terms of each of the three jewels

This was amazingly helpful, wow... Thank you so much! Maybe I'll post my own summarized answer in a few days. THANK YOU.
by prsvrnc
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Defining conventional and ultimate refuge in terms of each of the three jewels
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Defining conventional and ultimate refuge in terms of each of the three jewels

Hi, I am trying to define (for study purposes) conventional and ultimate refuge in terms of each of the three jewels. This has become more difficult than I was expecting. I think what I might be confusing is the fact that each object of refuge possesses both a conventional and ultimate ASPECT. << An...
by prsvrnc
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The practice of "Blessing the Speech"
Replies: 6
Views: 695

The practice of "Blessing the Speech"

Where can I find more information (either practice-based information or academic information) on the practice of Blessing the Speech? I have this great dissertation on mantra and dharanis that was recommended to me by someone on here, maybe if I keep looking I'll find something about it or something...
by prsvrnc
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How a Negative Karma is Accumulated
Replies: 18
Views: 1620

Re: How a Negative Karma is Accumulated

I have had the same question/concern. Mulling over a possible response.
by prsvrnc
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic retribution vs...
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Karmic retribution vs...

Err I feel dumb for my most recent post, I was feeling defensive but it wasn't necessary. All of the clarification was really good. And there is a bunch of posts here that made it very clear to me so thank you. That is what I like about this place! Yay.
by prsvrnc
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic retribution vs...
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Karmic retribution vs...

Wasn't necessary for me to post this but I am anyway. I was going to put karmic retribution in quotes. I thought maybe I could use it as a phrase or way of speaking even if it actually lends itself to or supports an incorrect idea. I mean, it was a simplistic way of talking about it because my post ...
by prsvrnc
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Karmic retribution vs...
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Karmic retribution vs...

Hi, I went to a Kagyu dharma center tonight and someone there shared the following teaching (something that this person shares a lot, although it was my first time hearing it): Someone had attended a talk with Kalu Rinpoche where another person asked the following question about karma: “If someone r...
by prsvrnc
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Discriminating Wisdom
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: Discriminating Wisdom

Hi madhusudan, I know what you mean about new-agey descriptions. I also hadn't heard much about the buddha families (in depth) until I came across descriptions in the writings of Chogyam Trungpa. I think his descriptions are excellent!!! And an excellent basis upon which to famliarize oneself with o...
by prsvrnc
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Won't even be able to find the outer guru anymore
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: Won't even be able to find the outer guru anymore

It makes me think of something Chogyam Trungpa said -- that as you are close to reaching enlightenment you regard your gurus as nothing special, as just a cow grazing on the side of the road, something like that. First, you fall in love with your guru, then as you get more advanced, the teacher pops...

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