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by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 52
Views: 998

Re: The DJKR Topic

smcj wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:00 pm
The Buddha displayed awakening under the bodhitree, but in actuality, buddhahood is achieved in Akaniṣṭha Ghanavyuha according to Mahāyāna sūtra. And in the case of Śākyamuni, eons and eons ago.
So you're saying Sakyamuni was not human?

Correct, he was an emanation, not a human.
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 52
Views: 998

Re: The DJKR Topic

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:22 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:25 pm
No buddha is human. It is a contradiction in terms.
Not even up to the point of his Parinirvana?
The Buddha displayed awakening under the bodhitree, but in actuality, buddhahood is achieved in Akaniṣṭha Ghanavyuha according to Mahāyāna sūtra. And in the case of Śākyamuni, eons and eons ago.
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4464
Views: 377488

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

TaTa wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:27 pm
What are good dc practices to remove obstacles?
Ozer Chenma is the best for this purpose.
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?
Replies: 19
Views: 226

Re: Buddhism and Lust, is it ok, not ok, kind of ok?

rachmiel wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:58 pm

Dodrupchen Rinpoché states in Wonder Ocean that all treasure revealers
have consorts.
Most, not all. He mentions significant exceptions like Rigzin Jatson Nyingpo, etc.
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 52
Views: 998

Re: The DJKR Topic

Didn't Padmasambhava say that after he passed away that people could pray to him and he would be there? Padmasambhava never passed away. Also buddhas are not human. Why? Buddhas are not sentient beings and are not subject to afflictions which cause birth as humans. So you're saying that it is impos...
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 52
Views: 998

Re: The DJKR Topic

I think we should backtrack a bit and consider a hypothetical situation where the lama in question really is a Buddha. Maybe we should take Padmasambhava as an example. In that scenario is it wrong to deify a human? He seems pretty deified to me in the Nyingma tradition. Yes, it is wrong to deify a...
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 52
Views: 998

Re: The DJKR Topic

Maybe I can get people to bow to me too. That depends on how good your line of bullshit is. It also depends on how much you really wish to cope with the neurosis and projections of your putative disciples, not to mention that you will have no time at all to deal with your own crap since you will be...
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 52
Views: 998

Re: The DJKR Topic

Matt J wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:00 pm
I think the moral of the story is to choose your teacher very carefully.
nondualism.org seems to defunct.
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren and Tantra - Split from Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 55
Views: 515

Re: Nichiren and Tantra

- suchness is not a state, so is its realization. That's why i told you confuse buddha nature with view. I did not say a state of suchness, I said "a state of equipoise..." However, the term "state" is used for suchness in such sutras as the PP in 8000 lines and so on. Buddhanature is a view. Ordin...
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren and Tantra - Split from Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 55
Views: 515

Re: Nichiren and Tantra - Split from Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha

Buddhanature is a view. Ordinary people have to take it on faith since they cannot see the dharmakāya of the buddhas for themselves. Only buddhas can see the dharmakāya. Well i think the practice that Nichiren laid out is tantric in nature. It is certainly true that Mantrayāna certainly deeply infl...
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren and Tantra - Split from Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 55
Views: 515

Re: Nichiren and Tantra

- suchness is not a state, so is its realization. That's why i told you confuse buddha nature with view. I did not say a state of suchness, I said "a state of equipoise..." However, the term "state" is used for suchness in such sutras as the PP in 8000 lines and so on. Buddhanature is a view. Ordin...
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The DJKR Topic
Replies: 52
Views: 998

Re: The DJKR Topic

So should the teachers be seen as Buddhas or as fallible human beings? If you say "a bit of both" then you have to clearly outline exactly how much of each in order to avoid future misunderstanding. If you say "neither" then you need to come up with something new coz clearly the current situation i...
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren and Tantra - Split from Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 55
Views: 515

Re: Nichiren and Tantra

The true path is not really a "path" as it does not lead to anywhere in or out of the three spheres. ...like Tiantai is arbitrarily denied being? Well, he did not tell you that the sutra also teach - incalculable eons are but as long as a single thought. - trichiliocosm is but as large as a single ...
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Faults of the teacher - what does and what doesn't contaminate the transmission?
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Re: Faults of the teacher - what does and what doesn't contaminate the transmission?

passel wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:53 am
Huh. Then who modern day would represent the Nyima Drakpa folks? Anyone teaching the West?
I am not sure who transmits his termas, but his lineage of karling shitro is also widespread in Kathog and so on.
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?
Replies: 46
Views: 1141

Re: What would Buddha have thought of Mahayana?

PadmaVonSamba wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:23 pm

In referring to nagas, or ghosts or whatever, they cannot be determined by deduction.
Sure they can. Deductions always depend on what assumptions one holds.
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Faults of the teacher - what does and what doesn't contaminate the transmission?
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Re: Faults of the teacher - what does and what doesn't contaminate the transmission?

In which case both sides were following mad guides? No, Nyingmapas who have an opinion about this generally feel that Migyur Dorje was the problem. You can read about about this conflict in Brian Cuevas's book on Karling Shitro. Yes, well, I am sure the followers of Mingyur Dorje would have a diffe...
by Malcolm
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Faults of the teacher - what does and what doesn't contaminate the transmission?
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Re: Faults of the teacher - what does and what doesn't contaminate the transmission?

Dumb question but I’m assuming you guys mean the Palyul Mingyur Dorje who was the prodigy teacher/student to Karma Chagme? (And is there a connection to the current Mingyur Rinpoche, or is that just a coincidence of names?) No, Yonge Migyur Dorje, a Karma Kagyu terton with close ties to the tenth K...
by Malcolm
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Advice need - pondering whether to receive Yamantaka empowerment
Replies: 59
Views: 1520

Re: Advice need - pondering whether to receive Yamantaka empowerment

I respect everyone's choice in not taking initiations within a certain lineage. But there's no reason to imply that the entire Gelug school, by virtue of its core lineages being transmitted through a samaya breaker, is now broken and impotent. I have to agree. And it might be good intended, but wha...
by Malcolm
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Faults of the teacher - what does and what doesn't contaminate the transmission?
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Re: Faults of the teacher - what does and what doesn't contaminate the transmission?

For example, there was a conflict between the terton Nyima Drakpa and the Yonge Terton, Mingyur Dorje. To this day many Nyingmapas will not receive the transmission of any of Yonge Mingyur Dorje treasures. Likewise, many Kagyus avoid the transmission of Nyima Drakpa's transmission of the Karling Zh...
by Malcolm
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 192
Views: 3584

Re: Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha

This is called "dissembling." One day... when all of my child support obligations have been expiated, I might give up household life to pursue vigorous Buddhist study and argue with you in strenuously pedantic fine detail about seemingly abstruse vectors of Buddhist doctrine until, eventually, like...