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by Malcolm
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 164
Views: 3991

Re: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)

I remember a great deal of displeasure and censure of things like a modern Zen understanding of "monk", You don't recall the context. So let me recall it for you. In a diverse forum with many different traditions, people were becoming quite confused as to what constituted a "monk." Many people were...
by Malcolm
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 27
Views: 648

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

Not quite - the Trikaya predated Maitreyanath as well. For example, in the Lankavatara, the Sambhogakaya is known as the Nisyandabuddha. What I said was, " the doctrine of three kāyas which was first systematized by Maitreyanatha." This systemization was his elaboration. There is no doubt sambhogak...
by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Zen Community Round Table
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 164
Views: 3991

Re: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)

I remember a great deal of displeasure and censure of things like a modern Zen understanding of "monk", You don't recall the context. So let me recall it for you. In a diverse forum with many different traditions, people were becoming quite confused as to what constituted a "monk." Many people were...
by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 27
Views: 648

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. There are many other important contributions as well, such as the eight consciousness model, Buddhist epistem...
by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox

so where should the notion of not-self (or self) come from, unless such notions where conditioned by reading a book about not self and thoughts become a string called thinking and one believes theres something called a "thinker" with any substantial past, present, or future. "I, me, and mine" are t...
by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 387
Views: 12940

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

There is really no reason at all for civilians to be carrying concealed weapons. There is little need for them to carry them openly either. However, frankly I would rather that people carry their pistols concealed. I really don't want to see their penis extensions. I meant that they should not be c...
by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 387
Views: 12940

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:50 pm
There is really no reason at all for civilians to be carrying concealed weapons.
There is little need for them to carry them openly either. However, frankly I would rather that people carry their pistols concealed. I really don't want to see their penis extensions.
by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox

To complicate things, there is no sutra exclusively on Karma as far as I can see: the info seems to be scattered through various texts and is never consolidated. I am starting to think it may be a key part of Buddhism, at least, a key part in forming my overall understanding of Buddhism. Oh, this i...
by Malcolm
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general
Replies: 20
Views: 703

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: 27
Views: 648

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: 387
Views: 12940

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: 20
Views: 703

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: 17
Views: 412

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: 20
Views: 703

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: 27
Views: 648

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: 387
Views: 12940

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: 387
Views: 12940

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: 117

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: 288

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: 27
Views: 648

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.