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by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is convincing to you?
Replies: 8
Views: 93

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: 5
Views: 139

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: 99
Views: 1929

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: 99
Views: 1929

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: 5
Views: 76

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: 1316

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: 5
Views: 76

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: 99
Views: 1929

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: 99
Views: 1929

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: 99
Views: 1929

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: 99
Views: 1929

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: 1316

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: 5
Views: 139

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.
by Malcolm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 104
Views: 1316

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

No Malcolm, it really is not. Genuine social ownership and democratic control of the means of production in Venezuela? Look, the Maduro people claim they are socialists. They, like Chavez, claim that they are preserving surpluses from oil revenue for the people. This is completely consistent with M...
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Phowa at the time of death
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Phowa at the time of death

csmorg96 wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:17 pm
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.
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 104
Views: 1316

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

Perfect example of a failed, centralized economy. :thumbsup: Market economies are better at providing goods and services, however they are also completely incapable of pricing environmental and social risk without solid, well thought out environmental and social regulation. Right now, for example, ...
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 104
Views: 1316

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

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.
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 104
Views: 1316

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

treehuggingoctopus wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:10 pm

By the way: Venezuela is not, and has never been, a socialist state.
Sure it is.
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 104
Views: 1316

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

I would like to hear what you and others have to say about Venezuela. Perfect example of a failed, centralized economy. Market economies are better at providing goods and services, however they are also completely incapable of pricing environmental and social risk without solid, well thought out en...
by Malcolm
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I've been so wrong/pure lands
Replies: 99
Views: 1929

Re: I've been so wrong/pure lands

So, it seems to make more sense that instead of jumping to negative assumptions about others, we ought to give our fellows the benefit of the doubt. I think the Buddha said it the best, "Mañjuśrī, seeing afflictions is bodhi." My observation of sentient beings is that they are afflicted. Plain and ...