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by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra main differences
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra main differences

I’m a little out of touch these days - sutra versus tantric versus essence styles - is that a discussion in dzogchen? No. Dzogchen is strictly part of secret mantra. Even in Semde. Ok. So out of curiosity in e.g. CNNR style, the tigle is considered to be - not a generic image? It is a symbol that c...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 162
Views: 2694

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

Bikkhu Bodi has a series on the Lotus Sutra on youtube, IIRC he concurs that the dragon king's daughter did not turn into a man before attaining enlightenment & views the "turn into a man" proposition as a cultural distortion not supported by the text. It is precisely supported by the text: sāgaran...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Preparation for Ordination in Nyingma
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Preparation for Ordination in Nyingma

I am making this thread more on behalf of an online group and its potential members who would be Nyingma Buddhists rather than myself. The questions is how to best prepare as a lay Buddhist in one’s practice prior to ordaining in the Nyingma school of Buddhism? I am aware that in Nyingma just like ...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra main differences
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra main differences

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:01 pm
I’m a little out of touch these days - sutra versus tantric versus essence styles - is that a discussion in dzogchen?
No. Dzogchen is strictly part of secret mantra.
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment
Replies: 17
Views: 352

Re: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment

the Yogācārabhūmi śāstra, the encyclopaedic and definitive text of the Yogacara school This is by Asanga and (probably other authors). the Mahāyānasūtrālamkārakārikā, which presents the Mahāyāna path from the Yogācāra perspective the Dharmadharmatāvibhāga, a short Yogācāra work discussing the disti...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment
Replies: 17
Views: 352

Re: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment

That's what I figured. It doesn't really seem to be a "school" in the sense of Yogācāra or Madhyamaka, or at least if it ever was, its distinctiveness is hard to find account of, other than the practice of naming Buddha-nature. I think there is evidence it was a school in India, one to which there ...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment
Replies: 17
Views: 352

Re: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment

Are there any examples of a work or thinker who is specifically and only/strictly "of the Tathāgatagarbha school " though? One who is not also a Madhyamaka or Yogācāra thinker? I only ask out of my own ignorance on the subject. There are the ten Tathāgatagarbha sūtras, and the Uttaratantra. Apart f...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China
Replies: 15
Views: 256

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

He has a 3 year timetable to bring the rule of law & freedom to China: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/billionaire-guo-wengui-wants-regime-change-beijing-034446185.html Guo said he has met ten times with Bannon, the one-time Goldman Sachs investment banker and head of influential ultraconservative outlet...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment
Replies: 17
Views: 352

Re: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment

I think her language is suggesting that Tathagatagarbha formed a separate tradition beside that of the Yogacara in China (A few people like Zongmi and Chengguan classified it as such) not that Buddha Nature arose in China. Tathāgatagarbha was a separate tradition from Madhyamaka and Yogacāra in Ind...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Western Myth of Zen
Replies: 147
Views: 9254

Re: Western Myth of Zen

No, the four foundations of mindfulness are found throughout all Buddhadharma. And the four noble truths are not? Also, do you know a Mahayana tradition that actually practises what is written in the Satipatthana Sutta? People studying Abhidharma in the Tibetan tradition practice them in the same m...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Western Myth of Zen
Replies: 147
Views: 9254

Re: Western Myth of Zen

There are far more sources for the four foundations of mindfulness than that sutta. Mahāyāna is very rich with them. The question still remains: who practises them? Also, what constitutes a "Mahayana smrtyupasthana" is not the same as in Theravada. Hence it is neither practised nor accepted because...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment
Replies: 17
Views: 352

Re: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment

I think her language is suggesting that Tathagatagarbha formed a separate tradition beside that of the Yogacara in China (A few people like Zongmi and Chengguan classified it as such) not that Buddha Nature arose in China. Tathāgatagarbha was a separate tradition from Madhyamaka and Yogacāra in Ind...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Western Myth of Zen
Replies: 147
Views: 9254

Re: Western Myth of Zen

No, the four foundations of mindfulness are found throughout all Buddhadharma. And the four noble truths are not? Also, do you know a Mahayana tradition that actually practises what is written in the Satipatthana Sutta? However, even if the four foundations of mindfulness are discussed, it is diffe...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?
Replies: 63
Views: 804

Re: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?

... it is pointless to discuss this issue with someone who holds a physicalist perspective ... A "physicalist perspective" is not the proper way to engage with the argument ... that matter cannot produce mind. Is that ... more or less correct? PS: Just to re-cap, I made the assertion that rebirth c...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Western Myth of Zen
Replies: 147
Views: 9254

Re: Western Myth of Zen

Astus wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:41 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:46 pm
By whom?
By those who say that the sravakayana is the four noble truths.
No, the four foundations of mindfulness are found throughout all Buddhadharma.
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?
Replies: 63
Views: 804

Re: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?

However, from where does the mind arise at the first moment of conception? If it is restricted to this life, your examples fail because at this point there are no senses and no sense organs. Why is that so? Consciousness was not switched on, like a light switch, it developed gradually as my body gr...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

conebeckham wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:39 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:18 pm
Dranyen wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:29 pm
Hi- Can anyone advise on what form of Yamantaka this is?

I have reached out to the hosting center to ask, but haven’t heard back.

Thanks!
Vajrabhairava,

13 deity? Solitary? Mal Luk?

I know Sakyas maintain many lineages of VajraBhairava......
It will either be Mal lug or Rwa Lug.
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?
Replies: 63
Views: 804

Re: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?

CedarTree wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:15 pm

We are talking about reality.
No, we are talking about conventional truth. In ultimate truth, there is no birth, no death, and so on.
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?
Replies: 63
Views: 804

Re: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?

... mind cannot arise from the four elements, since matter and mind are different kinds of substance (dravya), and just as material entities of different continua cannot arise from one another, i.e. corn cannot grow from wheat seeds, likewise, matter cannot produce mind nor can mind arise from matt...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?
Replies: 63
Views: 804

Re: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?

I think a lot of that is meta premised still in dualism. And dualism is a problem because? But I was just kind of getting at in general that that kind of proof in a university higher level philosophy of mind class would not be well accepted. That's before even going into Philosophy of language and ...