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by PaulC
Sat May 30, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Extra-bodily States in Buddhism
Replies: 34
Views: 4221

Re: Extra-bodily States in Buddhism

Hi all Sticking to the essential ... i.e. Prajnaparamita/Madhyamaka/Dzogchen/Mahamudra ... and without wanting to appear condescending or pompous ... there are statements, such as the following, which I, for one, find more profound and scintillating than any any interest in siddhis, and such: The Bu...
by PaulC
Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What do you think of this quote ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1745

Re: What do you think of this quote ?

I'd go along with it.

It's a paradox, and a tragedy.
by PaulC
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Defilements and Obscurations
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: Defilements and Obscurations

Hi Drolma & Co

Thanks for that quote. It's apposite.

So in this respect Dzogchen and Mahamudra may be seen to differ somewhat from Madhyamaka (having taken on something of the later traditions).

Paul
by PaulC
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Defilements and Obscurations
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: Defilements and Obscurations

This is an interesting exchange between Geshe Doga (at the FPMT centre in Melbourne) and his students: Student: Do we, as sentient beings already have this Buddha mind and is it just a matter of purifying and negating wrong views and karma to expose that Buddha mind? Geshe-la: Do you mean Buddha min...
by PaulC
Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Defilements and Obscurations
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: Defilements and Obscurations

My understanding is that the Tathagathagarbha is a potential, a dependently arising "seed," and not something with an "inherently existing" designation, according to Madhyamaka.

(The Yogacara position on this is quite different ...)

Though I, too, may stand corrected.
by PaulC
Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Who are your Top 5 Mahayana masters of all time?
Replies: 62
Views: 7517

Re: Who are your Top 5 Mahayana masters of all time?

These lists are kind of fun:

1. Nagarjuna

2. Shantideva

3. Longchen Rabjam

4. Zhaozhou (Joshu)

5. Huangbo