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by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment
Replies: 13
Views: 254

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: 12
Views: 172

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: 13
Views: 254

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: 9211

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: 9211

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: 13
Views: 254

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: 9211

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: 731

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: 9211

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: 731

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: 414

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: 731

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: 731

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: 731

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 ...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?
Replies: 63
Views: 731

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 ...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

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,
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?
Replies: 63
Views: 731

Re: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?

Fine. Malcolm, you re-state Dharmakirti's argument as follows: All conditioned things have causes. Mind, being conditioned, has a cause. If mind has a material cause it must come from the body . If mind does not have a material cause it must have a nonmaterial cause. If the mind has a nonmaterial c...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?
Replies: 63
Views: 731

Re: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:42 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:39 pm
Please try.
No. But since I trust you, and I know you wuv me, I'll take it on faith for now.

:heart:
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by Malcolm
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?
Replies: 63
Views: 731

Re: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?

In other words, acceptance of rebirth by that practitioner is not the result of a reasoning process. The old Dharmakīrti heuristic All conditioned things have causes. Mind, being conditioned, has a cause. If mind has a material cause it must come from the body. If mind does not have a material caus...
by Malcolm
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?
Replies: 63
Views: 731

Re: Is there Buddhism without rebirth?

The only nonmaterial thing that can cause mind is mind. Shockingly, the old Dharmakirti heuristic appears to have the same issues as the old Descartes heuristic. I could poke as many holes in this as I could with Aquinas' "proofs" for the existence of God. Please try. You make a lot of assertions, ...