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by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general

Too late for rainbow body? Sure. But not too late to be liberated into a Samboghakaya or Nirmanakaya buddhafield. You don't need Liberation through Hearing in the Bardo for that. :-) Don't get me wrong, it is an excellent text, as is Karling Zhitro in general. But sometimes, the essence gets lost i...
by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 21
Views: 471

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

In reality, the most important contributions of the Yogacara school was not the doctrine of mind-only, but rather, the doctrine of three kāyas which was first systematized by Maitreyanatha.
by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 366
Views: 12608

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

As I said earlier we as a nation need to make a conscious effort to change the narrative from one of the hero shooting his way out of overwhelming odds to one of the hero against all odds showing an unflinching reverence for all life. If at all possible this changing of the narrative needs to be do...
by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general

Birth, Life, and Death by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche is an incredible book generally speaking, but doesn't have as much material on death as the other two. Read it again more carefully. :-) I just skimmed through it again. It really depends on what OP is looking for. For a more generalized pithy overvi...
by Malcolm
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox

I read a short note on karma that states there is a 'non aggregate self ' or a self beyond the 5 aggegates to explain the concept of karmic rebirth. "The Buddha, however, postulates transcendent consciousness or Buddha consciousness beyond the aggregates. He does not limit the analysis to impermane...
by Malcolm
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:58 pm

Birth, Life, and Death by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche is an incredible book generally speaking, but doesn't have as much material on death as the other two.
Read it again more carefully. :-)
by Malcolm
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 21
Views: 471

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

The links Astus posted should be enough I reckon :smile: After Buddhism was brought to China from India, the initial focus on sutra translation gradually evolved into the eight Chinese schools of Mahayana Buddhism: the Three Treatise (Sanlun), Pure Land, Tian Tai, Consciousness-Only (also known as ...
by Malcolm
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 366
Views: 12608

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

rest easy tho, the supreme court has just upheld a ban on vegetable gardens in the front yard in Miami. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article199431784.html Well, It's Miami. Like taken out of a dystopian novel... I assure you this is quite normal for places in the US li...
by Malcolm
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 366
Views: 12608

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Lindama wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:00 am

rest easy tho, the supreme court has just upheld a ban on vegetable gardens in the front yard in Miami.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/c ... 31784.html
Well, It's Miami.
by Malcolm
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Patrul Rinpoche advice question
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Patrul Rinpoche advice question

Hello all, You see, in Patrul Rinpoche's "Nine Considerations and Criteria for Benefiting Beings" says in the 6th point "Consideration of the pros and cons of generosity" the next: 4. Consideration of the pros and cons of giving protection from fear If bodhisattvas possess the power to protect sent...
by Malcolm
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Tiantai Meditation

This single seamless meditation is called 'Endon Shikan' which means 'Perfect Sudden Shamatha/Vipashyana' (see Rory's post above for a description). The Endon Shikan can be described as the pinnacle of Tendai meditation. I have found the idea of Endon Shikan to be not too dissimilar to the idea of ...
by Malcolm
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 21
Views: 471

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

Matt J wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:25 pm
I don't know about that. The prime text of Chan used to be the Lankavatara.
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:44 pm
And the essence of Chan be further reduced to Prajñāpāramitā, the quintessence of the Buddha's teaching and its source.
I wasn't referring to a book.
by Malcolm
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 21
Views: 471

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

Hey! I wanted to get to know a bit more about the Yogacara do you guys suggest any works? I've read Living Yogacara, the Sandinirmocana, as well as the 20+30 verses with a short commentary and wanted to know a bit more. The links Astus posted should be enough I reckon :smile: After Buddhism was bro...
by Malcolm
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 366
Views: 12608

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

justsit wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:47 pm
The kids are going to march on Washington. Maybe someone will listen to them.

https://www.ravelry.com/forum-images/sy ... 47x-fr2kae

Pretty ironic - I just realized we have a shoot 'em up icon here. :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns:
Depicting AR-15 assault rifles, no less.
by Malcolm
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 366
Views: 12608

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I see on facebook that various individuals are starting to voluntarily hand in their assault rifles. People should be standing behind these personal initiatives. Yeah, I saw a guy saw his AR-!5 in half this morning on CNN. The Republican congress has been feckless so far, so maybe they will do the ...
by Malcolm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.

Thank you. I was unaware of the Nyingma commentary. Paltrul's is mostly a slightly edited down version of Tsongkhapa's, from what I recall. Yes, for the most part. Tsongkhapa's commentary is quite representative of the Sakya tradition coming from Yag ston, who was the pre-eminant commentator on thi...
by Malcolm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Prajñāpāramitā and it's most influential commentaries.

Hi, I'm interested in the most influential sutras and commentaries of the Prajñāpāramitā teachings. I am leaning towards studying the Abhisamayalamkara. https://www.amazon.com/Gone-Beyond-Prajnaparamita-Realization-Commentaries/dp/1559393564/ref=pd_sim_14_6?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1559393564&pd_rd_r...
by Malcolm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 366
Views: 12608

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Since people think it's a mental health issue, my idea is a required psychological evaluation and background check for anyone trying to purchase these guns. In addition to a criminal background check, access to your mental health history, academic record, employment, social media history...which al...
by Malcolm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How do we know if our predominant state of life is that of Buddhahood?
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: How do we know if our predominant state of life is that of Buddhahood?

Minobu wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:04 pm
everything is Buddha
Even Trump?
by Malcolm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 93
Views: 2918

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

There is another ekayāna narrative concerning the liberation of the Arhantaḥ, from the Venerable Nāgārjuna's Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra It is quite unlikely that the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra is a composition of Nāgārjuna. See Bronkhorst, Language and Reality: On an Episode in Indian Thought , from pa...