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by Malcolm
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 51
Views: 624

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

What needs to be taken into account in the Tiantai context particularly is that any particular dharma is understood to be the dharmadhatu, organized, so to speak around the particular. I think this is a uniquely Tiantai point - from the ordinary Mahayana perspective this meaning will not be apparen...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 51
Views: 624

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

The more one digs down into Ziporyn's writing, the more incoherent one finds the basic foundation of his thinking to be. Of course he is not a stupid person, in fact, his main fault is likely being too smart. His book Being and Ambiguity is highly entertaining if you have the right sensibility for ...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 51
Views: 624

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Note where that passage is quoted from. Its a Western oriented philosophy reference. What significance would dharmadhatu have to a Western philosopher? I can see the shortcomings in "absolute". What would be a simple way to translate dharmadhatu for non-Buddhist specialist? Literally the term means...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 69
Views: 3542

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

Hi Malcolm, I was wondering if you could recommend some good translations/books available of the Heart Sutra, translated from the Tibetan, preferably including Sri Simha's commentary, and Vimalamitra's commentary - along with other Indian commentaries, but also Tibetan commentaries (preferably by D...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 51
Views: 624

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

I'm no Chinese translator, but i'm not even sure how they get that translation from 法界對法界起法界 If I were to take a stab at it: the Dharma realm facing the Dharma realm awakens to the Dharma realm. Agree, it's selective quotation + poetic license = nonsense. But what really annoys me is that he doesn'...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 51
Views: 624

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Yeah, those guys don't get it. What I get from that is, Ziporyn should probably try and work with another word besides "identify". He goes and coins a few odd terms - local coherence, global incoherence, for instance. No, he should eliminate this statement: "The Absolute, the whole of reality, is o...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 51
Views: 624

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Note where that passage is quoted from. Its a Western oriented philosophy reference. What significance would dharmadhatu have to a Western philosopher? I can see the shortcomings in "absolute". What would be a simple way to translate dharmadhatu for non-Buddhist specialist? Literally the term means...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 69
Views: 3542

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

This is all very clear in every Tibetan translation, and has been since Vairocana translated Ṣ́̄ṛī Siṃha's commentary, the earliest Indian commentary we possess on the Heart Sūtra, on behalf of Trisong De'utsan. One thing you should be aware of is that Indian exegesis of this Sūtra begins with Indi...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tigle Gyachen and Yeshe Lama
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Tigle Gyachen and Yeshe Lama

Yes. One needs at least the lung. Originally, Thigle Gyachen had no empowerment, but one was composed for it by Khyentse Wangpo. Thanks, Malcolm. So if Tigle Gyachen originally had no empowerment, does that mean they originally relied on the rigpai tsal wang in Yeshe Lama for the empowerment? I am ...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Tigle Gyachen and Yeshe Lama
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Tigle Gyachen and Yeshe Lama

Thanks, Magnus, but here I’m wondering if one got the opportunity to receive Yeshe Lama before. Tigle Gyachen, does Tigle Gyachen in fact have its own empowerment separate from the rigpai teal wang in Yeshe Lama? In other words, if one receives Yeshe Lama and then wants to practice Tigle Gyachen as...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 51
Views: 624

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Back to the OP for a moment. 1) The Lotus Sutra, the Avatamsaka Sutra, and the Prajnaparamita Sutras share the same worldview: Mahayana Buddhism. They may cover different sub-topics, like different chapters in a very large textbook, but they do not present fundamentally different perspectives. 2) T...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 69
Views: 3542

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

So now instead of an unparsable mess, I had Avalokiteśvara examining the five skandhas and seeing that they lacked svabhāva. This is all very clear in every Tibetan translation, and has been since Vairocana translated Ṣ́̄ṛī Siṃha's commentary, the earliest Indian commentary we possess on the Heart ...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 69
Views: 3542

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

Which means your assertion above is unequivocally speculative. Deleted ad hom remark The main thing you fail to explain, in fact, is how all these highly skilled Indian Panditas were unable to detect that the text before them was spurious, great paṇḍitas such as Śṛī Siṃhaprabha, his disciple, Vimal...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 69
Views: 3542

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

Also it is now unequivocally true that the Sanskrit Heart Sutra is a translation from the Chinese. No, it is not unequivocally true at all. And I would personally welcome any of all of these. I'm not wedded to any particular outcome. I am simply trying to piece together all the evidence. Which mean...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 51
Views: 624

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Back to the OP for a moment. 1) The Lotus Sutra, the Avatamsaka Sutra, and the Prajnaparamita Sutras share the same worldview: Mahayana Buddhism. They may cover different sub-topics, like different chapters in a very large textbook, but they do not present fundamentally different perspectives. Inde...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 51
Views: 624

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

I'm no Chinese translator, but i'm not even sure how they get that translation from 法界對法界起法界 If I were to take a stab at it: the Dharma realm facing the Dharma realm awakens to the Dharma realm. Agree, it's selective quotation + poetic license = nonsense. But what really annoys me is that he doesn'...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 61
Views: 1231

Re: Another day in America

shaunc wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:52 am

About 6 months later, if memory serves me correctly, hurricane Katrina hit new Orleans and the people turned their guns on each other.

No, not exactly.
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 51
Views: 624

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

https://jaygarfield.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/garfield_reply_to_ziporyn.pdf Yeah, those guys don't get it. What I get from that is, Ziporyn should probably try and work with another word besides "identify". He goes and coins a few odd terms - local coherence, global incoherence, for instance. No,...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 51
Views: 624

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Here is a scholarly article on Tiantai for the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Brook Ziporyn, Professor of Chinese Religion at University of Chicago Divinity School, Traditional Buddhism gives a rather commonsensical account of sentient experience: every moment of sentient experience ...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 51
Views: 624

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

How am I supposed to understand a 2000 year old text, written in an ancient language, full of Buddhist cosmology I don't understand? Commentaries have been written on these sutra's that get to the heart of the matter in a much easier format to digest... Then read some reliable commentaries. Abhidha...

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