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by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intellectualism and Dzogchen
Replies: 10
Views: 100

Re: Intellectualism and Dzogchen

I gave away over 1,000 books in the last year “All the philosophical theories that exist have been created by the mistaken dualistic minds of human beings. NNR is not about buddhist teaching. Sure he is, it is all he teaches. He generally begins with the 4NT, the five indriyas, etc. Please revise y...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Intellectualism and Dzogchen
Replies: 10
Views: 100

Re: Intellectualism and Dzogchen

Mantrik wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:18 pm

So, am I really missing out by refusing to engage with detailed analysis of Buddhism any longer?

The purpose of studying is to remove concepts that block one's practice.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 105
Views: 2038

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

The Lotus Sutra teaches that this IS the Eternal Pure land. The deluded like Malcolm see Samsara as a World of suffering. Like wise they think the Buddha has eradicated afflictions. The Buddha too gets hungry and eats. Likewise the Buddha has an urge to defecate and does. Would you mind elaborating...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Western Myth of Zen
Replies: 164
Views: 9891

Re: Western Myth of Zen

Asanga defines a mahayanika this way: "What is a person belonging to the Great Vehicle? It is a person who, having obtained or not the attainments, dwelling in the Dharma of the Bodhisattvas, having sharp faculties by nature, set on the liberation of all beings, having the intention of attaining un...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 105
Views: 2038

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

Grigoris wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:38 pm

I think you'll find he said the complete opposite: That a Buddha never has, or has had afflictions.
Umm no, read the thread again.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tiantai in East Asia
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Tiantai in East Asia

Hello everyone, I was wondering about the state of Tiantai practices and studies in East Asia, apart from Japanese Tendai. In Korea, Cheontae (http://www.cheontae.org/) seems to be quite active. They have their own university (though it is probably rather small) and they have several large temples ...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Bumpa
Replies: 16
Views: 415

Re: Bumpa

This is not for empowerment, just for my home shrine. My lama is not in town often and then very busy with lots of supplicants, so I feel awkward asking him about this--it seems rather superficial. Dzoki, does one obtain bumzey from one's lama, or is there a recipe? You don't need a Bumpa for your ...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is convincing to you?
Replies: 11
Views: 179

Re: What is convincing to you?

When I started out studying Buddhadharma many years ago, lacking any experience, I relied on śabdaprāmaṇā primarily, valid knowledge based on scripture. As I learned more, I increasingly began to rely more on anumāna, inference. These days, I primarily rely on pratyakṣa, direct perception. When one ...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Phowa at the time of death
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Phowa at the time of death

Do Dzogchen practitioners practice phowa as they are dying or is this practice not considered necessary for those who have genuinely discovered the nature of their minds? They practice dharmakāya phowa. What if they have slandered Dharma, abandoned Three Jewels and transgressed all samaya vows more...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 105
Views: 2038

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

The doctrine that the Buddha has afflictions is a little misleading. Taken literally, it is a ridiculous fallacy. The Buddha is discernible to us only as the enlightening function. The Buddha appears only in response to afflictions. The Buddha is the perfect liberation of afflictions and nothing mo...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 105
Views: 2038

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

That's why you hate the Lotus Sutra and its votaries...Because they overturn everything you believe and were taught for the last forty years. As the Infinite Meanings Sutra teaches, "In these last forty years, I have not yet revealed the truth "(Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo). With this clear statement, he ove...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: View in Mahayoga, Anuyoga and Atiyoga
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: View in Mahayoga, Anuyoga and Atiyoga

I think this is touched upon in the Supreme Source. There is a difference in how appearances are treated in sems sde, klong sde, and man ngag sde. See Treasury of Dharmadhātu. Good point. I somehow forgot about that text despite having gone through it more times than the Supreme Source .Longchenpa'...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 104
Views: 1367

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Frankly, no Capitalist country has ever come close to the bloodshed inflicted on the world by Communists and Fascists, not in your wildest dreams. A frankly ridiculous statement. The Belgian exploitation of the Congo alone is estimated to be between 1-15 M (with the 15M figure used quite a bit but ...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: View in Mahayoga, Anuyoga and Atiyoga
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: View in Mahayoga, Anuyoga and Atiyoga

Vasana wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:45 pm
I think this is touched upon in the Supreme Source.
There is a difference in how appearances are treated in sems sde, klong sde, and man ngag sde. See Treasury of Dharmadhātu.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 105
Views: 2038

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

Has the Ghanavyuha sutra been translated? I can't find much about it online. It's the Entering the Dharma Realm section of the Avatamsaka/Flower Adorement Sutra, there are translations by the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and Thomas Cleary. The CTTB one is on their website here: http://www.cttbusa.o...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 105
Views: 2038

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

Nor do I recall reading anywhere that Malcolm has claimed that the Buddha has eradicated all afflictions, as you claim he has. Urns Let's set the record straight then. The Buddha has eradicated all afflictions, it is axiomatic. Only those whose understanding of the Dharma is completely perverse den...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 105
Views: 2038

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

Nor do I recall reading anywhere that Malcolm has claimed that the Buddha has eradicated all afflictions, as you claim he has. Let's set the record straight then. The Buddha has eradicated all afflictions, it is axiomatic. Only those whose understanding of the Dharma is completely perverse deny this.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 105
Views: 2038

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

The Lotus Sutra teaches that this IS the Eternal Pure land. The deluded like Malcolm see Samsara as a World of suffering. Are you sufficiently insane that you think that this is not happening? http://www.dw.com/image/36676841_302.jpg If so, frankly, you are just a religious wingnut who is not worth...
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 104
Views: 1367

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:25 pm
Ricky wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:13 pm
Luckily the tax bill will preserve current incentives.
Actually the tax bill is gutting wind and solar incentives.
My bad, old news.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Phowa at the time of death
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Phowa at the time of death

csmorg96 wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:34 pm
When a dzogchen practitioner is practicing phowa for someone else are they practicing nirmanakaya phowa?
Generally, yes.