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by Malcolm
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Patrul Rinpoche advice question
Replies: 2
Views: 69

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: 257

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: 7
Views: 198

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: 7
Views: 198

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: 347
Views: 12221

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: 347
Views: 12221

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: 196

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: 196

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: 347
Views: 12221

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: 154

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: 94
Views: 2878

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...
by Malcolm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Best book on the Bardo Thodöl or Death in general
Replies: 8
Views: 293

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

Tiago Simões wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:49 pm
What's the one you would recommend to gain more knowledge on death and dying?
The best description of the death process can be found in ChNN's Birth, Life, and Death. It is the clearest and most profound resource in English.
by Malcolm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Would advanced AI possess Buddha-nature?
Replies: 89
Views: 3782

Re: Would advanced AI possess Buddha-nature?

PeterC wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:10 pm
and if one day we should encounter a machine seeking the same, I’m sure we would not withhold transmission on the grounds that it was unqualified.
You've been watching too many episodes of Humans.
by Malcolm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 347
Views: 12221

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I am sure that a lot of people here are going to strongly disagree with this but what worked in Australia will not work here in the US...period. American culture is too deeply entrenched with heroes, guns and violence going all the way back to the founding of this country. "Shot heard around the wo...
by Malcolm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 7
Views: 139

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
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5144
Views: 438363

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

LolCat wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:13 pm
I remember reading that every meal should be a Ganapuja, that is what sparked my question.

You can accomplish that merely by reciting om ah hum over your food and then seeing it as the five meats and five nectars. No need to get meat or booze.
by Malcolm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 94
Views: 2878

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...
by Malcolm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 94
Views: 2878

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:11 am
Everything that arises is subject to dissolution.
All arguments depend upon the premises upon which they are based. When those change, the argument changes, as well as the rebuttal. I was questioning narratives to which you are married. I was not defending any narrative of my own.
by Malcolm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 3208

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Worldly life and mundane concerns are meaningless. I think that's all that is being said. What's meaningless today might be meaningfull tomorrow, it's relative, and not letting go of relative thinking too binds one to the wheel of life and death. To me meaningful and meaningless are fantasies the c...
by Malcolm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 3208

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

fuki wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:48 am
Glad to be a Zenny, we dont give birth to concepts and then discuss if they have meaning haha
Zen forums must be very silent then.